Spear of Destiny

Hard to believe we know but it is true, Kirk Brandon has now been leading SPEAR OF DESTINY for 35 years.

SPEAR OF DESTINY were formed in 1983 after the demise of Kirk Brandon’s post punk iconic rockers THEATRE OF HATE. (Brandon had also, before TOH, been the main man in every punk rockers favourite band of that era The Pack)

The current line up of Spear is the longest serving to date and features Adrian Portas (New Model Army / Sex Gang Children), Craig Adams (Sisters of Mercy / The Cult / The Mission) and Phil Martini (Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind) on drums. Long time Brandon cohort Steve Allan-Jones will be covering the keyboards.

On April 6th 2018 SPEAR OF DESTINY will release their 14th studio album “Tontine” The album has been fully funded from a private fan pre-sale of “Tontine”. The album will be officially released for Brandon’s own Eastersnow Recording Company label imprint and will be available on CD, Vinyl and Download.

The current live show pulls on songs from all 35+ years of SOD. The classic’s Liberator, Mickey, Rainmaker, The Wheel, Never Take Me Alive etc… are all found sitting closely alongside newer fan favourites such as Sputnik, Suicide God, Judas, Lucky Man & Berlin! Berlin!’.
As 2018 is the 35 anniversary of the band’s Iconic debut long player “Grapes of Wrath” live shows throughout the year will most certainly feature a good smattering of GOW tracks for good measure.

Comments on Kirk Brandon and Spear of Destiny:
The BBC’s Jeremy Vine says, “@kirkbrandon is one of our greatest musical geniuses”

John Robb’s Louder Than War “Spear of Destiny are criminally underrated and are one of Britain’s best, Boys Own, punch the air, grandiose Rock’nRoll bands.

Mojo wrote: “Kirk Brandon is on of the UK’s best kept secrets”.

On SOD’s previous studio album ‘31’(Thirty-One).
BBC Radio’s Jools Holland: “possibly [Spear of Destiny’s] best album in 20 years”

Louder Than War: 9/10 Brandon puts his all into every song with epic bombast, coming across as a tragic rock n roll anti-hero. He is the Wagner of rock n roll. And the haircut’s still pretty cool.

Aberdeen Voice: Thirty one years together makes for flawless instrumentals, a unique sound, and some remarkable riffs and harmonies.

http://www.kirkbrandon.com
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  • Rainy Day
    Iona
    Prison Planet
    Magic Eye
    Mile In My Shoes
    X
    Female Hero (7 Letters)
    Slayride
    Total Kontrol
    Some Kind Of Normal
    Nothing Under The Sun
    Silver Forest
    Volunteers
    Paranoia
    Judas
    Never Take Me Alive
    Uphill Backwards
    Penny Black
    Iceman
    End Of Days
    Lucky Man
    Mayday
    Half Life
    This Wonderful Life
    Better Man
    White Rose
    She
    Belongings
    Mermaid
    Warleigh Road
    Crowley
    Parade For The Living
    Ressurection
    Cogs
    Red Dust Rocketeers
    Pskotik
    The Devils Game
    The Last Man Standing
    Age Of Unreason
    In Transit
    Philadelphia
    Requiem For The Presidents
    Palestine
    Transmission
    Santa Clause
    Berlin Berlin
    Lock & Key
    ’79
    Donkey Ride
    Death In The Mountains
    Bizarre Personality
    Wake Of A Ship
    Thoughts Of An Imperial Prototype
    Tupelo Prince
    Treachery
    Bold Grenadier
    Undertow
    Suicide God
    Bloody Bill Anderson
    They Do As Locusts Do
    Model Number One
    Kalashnikov
    Hubris
    People Who Live On The Moon
    Windscale
    Guinness, Ghosts And Rum
    Titanium Man
    Fascinations
    The Failure
    Sputnik
    Speed Of Life
    Cry Baby Cemetary
    Australian Love Song
    Here Comes The Sun
    Falling Down
    Love On The Rhine
    Hurry Home
    Cursed
    Hurry Home (Church Mix)
    Brighton
    MK Ultra
    Medievalists
    Second Life
    No Other
    Afrikan Proverb
    Enigma
    Monuments In The Sand
    Mr Livingston I Presume
    Medievalists (& The Innocent)
    Nothing
    Second Life (Black Mirror)
    Enigma (D Notice)
    Peace You Will Never Have