KING HEAVY To Release ‘Guardian Demons’ Album In June: ‘This Is Doom Metal In Its Essence’

Belgian/Chilean up-and-coming doomsters KING HEAVY will release their second album, “Guardian Demons”, on June 22 via Cruz Del Sur Music. Featuring six songs of crushing, epic and mid-paced doom, “Guardian Demons” was recorded at DM6 Studios in Santiago and features artwork by Alec Zalogin, a close friend of the band.

Comments bassist Daniel Perez Saa: “The cover painting represents the demonic menace and guardian’s serenity —  a figure that has two appearances depending on the point of view, but always with a sense of impending doom looming at the back. The layout and art vary for every format of the album.”

The follow-up to the band’s 2015 self-titled album marks a first for KING HEAVY: Vocalist Luce Veldmark joined the band in the studio instead of recording in his home country of Belgium.

“This truly has been an incredible process,” notes Saa. “The sound is a lot more consistent because we had Luce in the studio with us. Plus, it sounds better. Being involved in Luce’s vocal recordings where we all could take part made us feel more in control over the entire process. Definitely and without a shadow of a doubt, this is the best KING HEAVY album to date, from the compositions to the arrangements, details and the sound. The vocal lines are our most epic yet, too. Hard to believe, but it is true! This is one hell of a performance from Luce. I highly value the work he did on his own in Europe, but undeniably, that level of enthusiasm and artistry came through the simple fact of being together — a unique situation for us.”

Looking to strike the perfect stylistic balance between their 2014 “Horror absoluto” EP and self-titled album, Saa says the organic sound found on “Guardian Demons” benefits KING HEAVY’s oftentimes complex and flowing arrangements, a trademark of the band. “The sound on ‘Guardian Demons’ leans a little bit more toward ‘Horror Absoluto’, probably because the songs are a little more detailed this time. We wanted to create an authentic sound somewhere between pure heavy metal and classic doom.”

KING HEAVY is already prepping live activity in support of “Guardian Demons”, with dates planned in Chile and Europe for October and November, as well as an appearance at Austrian’s Doom Over Vienna festival, which takes place on November 9-10.

“This is doom metal in its essence: No masks, no ornaments, no vestments,” states Saa. “We are looking forward to playing the new material live and demonstrating what we achieved from years of hard work. It’s really exciting to take part in the album’s launch and tour cycle. We hope everyone will not only enjoy the sound of the album, but the artwork as well — Alec really captured who we are as a band and what KING HEAVY stands for.”

Formed in 2012 after a chance meeting between Veldmark and Saa at the Doom Shall Rise festival in Germany, KING HEAVY signed to Cruz Del Sur Music in 2015. The band also issued the “Live In Malta” live effort, which was released last year via Hand Dealt Records.

KING HEAVY’s European tour starts today!


After six successful shows in their homeland, Chile, the band featuring Luce Vee of Hooded Priest’s fame on vocals and former Procession bass-player Daniel Perez Saa will start tonight the second leg of their tour in Leipzig touching later two of the most important doom-related festival in Europe, Malta Doom Fest and Dutch Doom Days.

Tour schedule includes:

16 OCT – Leipzig, DE
17 OCT – Vienna, AT w/ Boozehounds Of Hell – Avem
23 OCT – Malta Doom Fest, MT
24 OCT – Barcelona, ES
25 OCT – Madrid, ES w/ Predicador
28 OCT – Birmingham, UK w/ Iron Void
29 OCT – London, UK w/ Iron Void – Brule
30 OCT – Lille, FR w/ The Losts – Bloody Hours
31 OCT – Vosselaar, BE
01 NOV – Rotterdam, Dutch Doom Days, NL

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KING HEAVY stream “Thirteen Chosen Ones” from forthcoming album!

As release-date approaches, it’s time for  Chilean / Belgian epic doom metallers KING HEAVY to stream a new song from upcoming self-titled release.

Check “Thirteen Chosen Ones” from our Soundcloud player:

“King Heavy” will be released on Compact Disc, Limited Vinyl and Digital. Confirmed release-date for Compact Disc and Digital is Sept 4 (Europe) and Sept 19 (USA & Rest of the World). Vinyl-release has unfortunately been postponed to Oct 2.

We are already taking pre-orders for the CD version with immediate shipping!
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The band’s debut is heavy and epic Doom Metal led by the multifaceted vocals of Luce Vee (Hooded Priest / Witchsmeller Pursuivant), melting into twisted and obscure melodies in the vein of Celtic Frost’s masterpiece Into the Pandemonium.

Recommended for fans of Black Sabbath‘s “Born Again”era, Celtic Frost‘s “Into The Pandemonium”, Candlemass, early Danzig.


“Dramatic Doom Metal – huge riffs and great emotions!” – Deaf Forever (GER), 7,5/10

“‘King Heavy’ is one of the best Doom albums of the year for sure!” – Metal Invaders (GR), 4,5/6

“Doom Metal with heavy riffs and brilliant moments!” – Queens Of Steel (E)

“Recommended for you next Doom trip!” – Kalle-Rock (GER)

“Doom Metal with an epic angle! A fine debut!” – White Room Reviews (NL)