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14 Dec 2021 @ 18:00

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Balothizer are a power trio who describe their renditions of Greek island Crete’s traditional music as “post-Cretan”. With their fusion of Cretan music and poetry traditions, the unique sound of an amplified Cretan Lute combined with heavy bass lines and thunderous drumming, Balothizer will play an exclusive south London show at New Cross Inn.

"Characteristic melancholy vocals — songs are sung in Greek — overlay the island's ancient tonalities, syrtoi in particular, contributing to a rapturous sound signature where the traditional frenzy merges symbiotically with metal’s sound ideology. [...] Miss not." - The Morning Star

"[Cretan Smash] is such a gem that it deserves everyone's attention." - PopMatters

“Cretan warriors with a taste of metal” - The Arts Desk

"Balothizer’s new record takes listeners on a journey, and if you’re looking to expand your horizons, this is what you need." - New Noise Magazine

"You want grim? The third number, Aleppo – a bitter exile’s tale – gets reinvented as sort of Greek Motörhead, but with more of a hypnotically propulsive drive" - New York Music Daily

"Balothizer play something unspeakable" - World of Metal's Top 20 Folk Metal Albums of 2020

“[Balothizer] offered us such a fiery dose of energy, volume and heat that had an intense aftertaste, gained the audience’s attention and held it undimmed throughout. The musical skills of all three of them nonnegotiable, their stage presence impeccable and catalytic for the end result, and the way they made everyone participate and interact with them was nothing less than unique.” - Aegis Magazine

14th December 2021
Doors 6pm
Tickets £3 ADV

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