The metal outfit Heart Of The Coward have come a long way since their inception in 2009! Racking up admirable praise from press and fans alike, not forgetting the countless touring miles under their belts. Defined by their sheer power and tenacity, Heart Of A Coward are celebrated stalwarts of the British metal scene, known for their dynamic live shows and masterful performances. Their focus has always been on producing crushing, yet discerning heavy music. Their sound defined by its combination of pure force and expertise, complimented by more subtle, emotional moments and personal narratives. With the addition of new front-man Kaan Tasan in early 2018 the band are excited to herald in a new era, alongside the myriad of possibilities that new creative blood holds. The track Collapse,
Heart Of A Coward was formed in Milton Keynes ten years ago and have released three albums to date, Hope And Hindrance (2012), Severance (2013) and Deliverance (2015). Hope And Hindrance was self-released, together with their debut video for Shade it laid down the foundations for their sound, garnering the band a reaction they’d never previously anticipated. The positive feedback spurred them on and seeded the realization of what could be possible if they knuckled down and continued honing their craft. The track Drown In Ruin,
With Severance and singles Deadweigh and Distance they achieved just that and some more, mixed by Will Putney, the record saw Heart Of A Coward bulldozed their way through the mob, making the metal world stand up and take notice. It packed a heavier punch alongside more traditional song structures. Pop Matter quoted «Such purpose, poise, power, and panache are not attributes you would often associate with a band at such early stages of their development, but Heart of a Coward firmly hold all of these traits within their grasp, on Severance».
In June Heart Of A Coward will release The Disconnect their fourth full length album and the first to feature frontman Kaan Tasan. Once again sound engineers Justin Hill who recorded and Will Putney who mixed and mastered the album were involved to make this a success again. The writing process for The Disconnect has been long and gradual, with initial work beginning in 2017. Forming the album started with rough instrumental ideas being pieced together. Steve Haycock, guitarist, recalled: «The Disconnect was not an easy processes to begin with after such an extended hiatus, but once the wheels started rolling it was business as usual. Kaan was really involved with the writing process throughout which gave us a new element to focus on when writing».
Discussing the more conceptual aspects of the record, Chris Mansbridge, drummer, comments: «The Disconnect refers to the feeling of a complete lack of control over your surroundings and the powers that control your life. It’s the feeling of hopelessness, anger and an inability to relate to the world you live in. Its a record we are all extremely proud of and this marks the next chapter of Heart Of A Coward».