Two years of hard work, several months of build up since the initial album announcement, one very successful Kickstarter campaign and two very successful singles have led Chasing Dragons to this point – their debut album Faction has finally been released! With an excellent reception from fans, their peers and the rock and metal press alike, Faction is an album set to take Chasing Dragons to the next level.
Buoyed by the aforementioned success of the album’s two singles, Parasite and Like Gravity, Faction is an alt-metal meets hard rock roller-coaster that takes you along for the ride and doesn’t release it’s grip until the final notes have faded away.
If you’ve not yet had the pleasure of either Parasite or Like Gravity, both can be checked out below:
Faction includes nine brand new songs (including the hit single Like Gravity) along with re-recorded versions of the three tracks from the Faction: Prologue EP (Whitehorse, Devil In Her Eyes and Bareknuckle Lover). The artwork for Faction was created by none other than the band’s own frontwoman Tank, putting her skills as an accomplished tattoo artist to good use in a brand new way.
Both the tracklist and the artwork can be seen below:
2. How The World Went Black
4. Like Gravity
5. Bareknuckle Lover
6. For Kingdom For Glory
7. This Time Is Ours
8. Devil In Her Eyes
9. The Connection
10. I’m No Devil (I’m Just A Girl)
12. We Are The Wall
Chasing Dragons will soon hit the road on a substantial run of shows in support of their new album. Kicking off on the 2nd of November in Manchester, the Faction tour will see Chasing Dragons play seven dates across the length of England, including an appearance at the Croydon Rocks festival on the 3rd and concluding with a show at Mama Liz’s in Stamford on the 9th. Unfortunately the previously planned tour closing show in Wakefield on the 10th has been cancelled due to the venue closing down. A replacement Yorkshire date will be announced as soon as possible.
Liverpool natives Novacrow will join Chasing Dragons as main support on four of the dates, while a selection of other bands including Ward XVI, Alter The Sky and Soul Desire can be found on other shows. The full rundown of the tour is as follows:
Chasing Dragons November 2018 Faction Headline Tour:
2nd – Manchester – Satan’s Hollow – support Ward XVI, Soul Desire, Fear Me December
3rd – Croydon – Croydon Rocks Fest
4th – Southampton – Joiners – support Novacrow + Reawaken + Ariandelle
6th – Norwich – Brickmakers – support The Killing Culture + TBC
7th – Birmingham – Hammer & Anvil – support Novacrow + Parson City + Surrge
8th – Nuneaton – Queens Hall – support Novacrow + Simai + Fleer + Youth Stereo
9th – Stamford – Mama Liz’s – support Alter The Sky + Synthetic + Black Hawk Down
Ticket information for all the shows can be found via the Chasing Dragons Facebook page.
Since the release of their previous EP, Chasing Dragons have been heavily active in the UK live music scene, playing shows and tours with the likes of Stone Broken, The Qemists, Skid Row, SikTh, InMe, Diamond Head, Aaron Buchanan and The Cult Classics, Courage My Love, Skarlett Riot, Theia and lots more.
They’ve also hit the stage at a number of festivals including Bloodstock, Hard Rock Hell and several of their spinoff festivals like HRH Sleaze and HRH AOR, SOS, Rockmantic and most recently Amplified Festival. The world of Chasing Dragons is going to be an enormously exciting place to be in the next few months, and this is one band you will not want to take your eyes and ears off. Big things are coming, just watch this space.
Chasing Dragons are:
Tank – Vocals
Murf – Bass / Vocals
Adam – Guitar / Vocals
Katie – Drums