The Crawling formed winter 2014, against the bleak concrete backdrop of Lisburn city, Northern Ireland. Influenced by Paradise Lost, Katatonia and Bolt Thrower, The Crawling use a guttural vocal to combine melancholy with weight, churning out a heavy, doom/death ensemble.
January 2015 saw the debut single “Choking On Concrete,” which put the band on the scene, followed in October 2015 by the critically acclaimed “In Light of Dark Days” 3 track EP.
2016 was a massive year for the band; most notably performing at Inferno Metal Festival in Norway, and Bloodstock Open Air in England, UK. The festival appearances have been reinforced by successful headline shows at home, which culminated in a Main Stage slot at the highly respected Siege of Limerick festival in Southern Ireland.
With the release of the bands debut album “Anatomy Of Loss,” seven tracks expressing desperation and defeat, The Crawling strive to spread their brand of misery across the European festival scene, alongside UK and Ireland shows.
“There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.”
Bass / Vocals: Stuart Rainey
Guitar / Vocals: Andy Clarke
Drums: Gary Beattie