The new video ‘Doped Up Salvations’ from the Belgian post-metal band STAKE (formerly known as: Stake Number Eight), off of the new full-length ‘Critical Method’ that will be released on November 1st 2019, is now online (see below).
Over a decade ago 4 pubeless brats started to make music in a small rehearsal space in Flanders’ Fields. That the loud noise they made back then under the name Steak Number Eight would get that far, they never could’ve dreamed. From selling out the biggest venues in Belgium; being part of the biggest metal festivals in Europe; to touring with bands like Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Alice Cooper and Deftones: they did it all.
Clearly, no one expected when the band called it quits in 2018. The band name started to feel past its date and made them think of the deceased brother of frontman Brent a bit too often. There were 2 sold out farewell shows at the Vooruit in Gent (Belgium), but those apparently weren’t a real farewell after all… the four band members stayed together and continued under the new band name STAKE.
Red Bull made an impressive docu about the band.
In the mean time, STAKE signed a contract with the renominated British Hassle Records. On May 2nd, the band released the first single ‘Catatonic Dreams’, followed by a 12″ vinyl EP. Now there is the second single/video ‘Doped Up Salvations’ (see earlier).
The new album ‘Critical Method’ is being released on November 1st, 2019. Expect an even tighter sound (hyper atmospheric grunge core x post-metal-oriented melodic sludge) with more references to the nineties but with a disproportionate bigger dose of energy.
Benelux shows 2019
06 – Villa Pace, Sint-Niklaas (BE)
14 – Schippersweekend Hoeve Delaeren, Menen (BE)
15 – Breda Barst, Breda (NL)
28 – Duvel Niet Bang, Apeldoorn (NL)
14- Hall Of Fame, Tilburg (NL)
28 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels (BE)
04 – Paradiso, Amsterdam