Vodun announce September UK tour + new album ASCEND out Sep 7th via New Heavy Sounds

July 31, 2018

Marcus Way




“Like Aretha fronting Royal Blood after imbibing ayahuasca” Mojo

“Sounds like Slayer doing Black Box’s Ride on Time and their shows are more like acid raves than metal gigs.” Guardian Guide

Today, London mystical-power trio Vodun have announced details of a UK tour, scheduled for this coming September. In the wake of the release of ASCEND, the highly-anticipated follow up to 2016’s revered ‘Possession’ album, Vodun will be taking their ground-flattening, groove-inflected rock power across the country to bring ASCEND alive and aloud.

Released September 7th through New Heavy Sounds, ASCEND is unabashedly revolution music, its ten tracks a hurricane of mystic heaviness, spiritual soul and furious positivity, its colossal riffage & rhythms allied to inspirational lyrics and powerful melodies to deliver food for the soul and fire to inflame uprisings. At heart, it’s an album of musical celebration, and heavy playfulness – lyrically of resistance, and of solidarity.

Driven by the afro-inspired dervish drums of Zel Kaute (interpreting the spirits of Ogoun), the roaring, fierce chromium guitars of Linz Hamilton (The Marassa), and fronted by the fire-breathing howl of frontwoman Chantal Brown (Oya), delivering you the truth of generations with a drive and focus that can’t be matched.

ASCEND builds upon the foundations laid down by the London-based group’s 2016 debut, Possession – the music is more sophisticated, the canvas broader, the details more vivid and varied. Their palette now embraces a healthy does of extra percussion, saxophone, and vocal arrangements that pair Chantal’s behemoth holler with harmonies, chants and howls, a full-spectrum of sound that suits their polymorphous attack.

Go and see Vodun come to life at the following dates in September 2018:

Thu 13 Sep         London               Oslo
Sat 15 Sep          Newcastle          Trillians
Tue 18 Sep         Manchester       Rebellion
Wed 19 Sep       Huddersfield      The Parish
Thu 20 Sep         Norwich              The Brickmakers
Fri 21 Sep           Birmingham       Asylum 2
Sat 22 Sep          Newport             Le Pub
Sun 23 Sep         Leeds                  Brudenell Social
Tue 25 Sep         Bristol                 The Crofters Rights
Fri  28 Sep          Brighton             Sticky Mikes

Tickets available from:

Tickets for London Oslo from here:

Tickets for Manchester Rebellion here:

‘ASCEND’ pre-order link, which downloads the ‘SPIRITS PAST’ single immediately:


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