Track Premiere: Acid Throne – “War Torn”

Norwich, UK doom metal group Acid Throne, comprised of Chris Kemp, Matt Stembrowicz, and Chris Farra, is set to usher in the next chapter of their short but storied existence so far with the release of their debut full-length, Kingdom’s Death.

Set to be self-released by the band on vinyl and digital in conjunction with Trepanation Records handling the CD and cassette variants on November 8, Kingdom’s Death marks Acid Throne as perniciously heavy masters of their craft.

Decibel proudly premieres their newest single “War-Torn.”

“‘War Torn” draws upon deeply personal struggles with depression and mental health,” says guitarist and vocalist Chris Kempt in a statement to Decibel

“We poured a massive amount of emotion into this song and while it offers no solutions to the pain of coping with feelings of isolation and despair, our intention is that it puts words to feelings that are often hard to articulate and serves as our hymn for the hopeless.”

Formed in 2021, Acid Throne has only gone from strength to strength, winning Metal to the Masses in the summer of 2022, before winning over a rapturous crowd at Bloodstock Open Air Festival. Discontent with taking their foot off the pedal, the trio has become a fixture of the UK underground doom live circuit in support of their inaugural release, The Demo (Spectral Hound Records), sharing the stage with the likes of Mondo Generator, Employed to Serve, Inhuman Nature, Burner, Necronautical, Witchsorrow and Wallowing in the process.

“Since day one, Acid Throne has drawn from a wide pool of influences & while our demo included a small handful of songs with a distinctly doom-oriented sound, we always wanted to push things further with our debut full-length,” the band shared in a joint statement on the record. 

“As a band with arguably misanthropic and anti-establishment views, we wanted to make a record that conveyed the often overwhelming feelings of anger and despair that result from living in the 21st century. In order to do this and pay homage to our roots in the underground punk & heavy metal scenes, we took elements of doom, black metal, death metal, and hardcore, and used them to create Kingdom’s Death, our soundtrack to the coming apocalypse.”