Watch: 7.5 Tonnes of Beard – The Fear


Comprised of expertly gruesome artwork by Rich Stuart and live footage of the band performing, Belfast-based sludge metal five-piece 7.5 Tonnes of Beard have unveiled the aptly-accompanying video for their pulverizing new single, ‘The Fear’.

Released ahead of a run of Irish dates with Hornets, the band – comprised of Johnny Adger and Rory Friers of And So I Watch You From Afar, Blane Doherty of Gacys Threads, Andrew Coles and Micky Higgins – comprehensively pummel over the track’s six-and-a-bit minutes, conjuring everyone from Eyehategod, Burning WitchDown and Converge in the process.

7.5 Tonnes of Beard play the following shows over the next week:

October 23: Belfast (Voodoo w/ Zlatanera)
October 24: Dublin (Fibber Magee’s w/ Raum Kingdom)
October 25: Cork (Community Print Workshop w/ Fivewilldie)
October 26: Limerick (Dolan’s)


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