Barbarian Hermit


Sludge/doom/stoner/metal from Manchester, UK.

“Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad.” - Diogenes of Sinope

Madness is often the outcome of losing oneself in a search for the soul, yet Manchester's Barbarian Hermit stride into the breech armed to the teeth with a huge array of sonic weaponry at their disposal. Their first strike was heard on the 2016 EP, One, which received glowing praise from the underground music press, but it's their 2018 debut album Solitude and Savagery that deliver the crushing blow. Recorded by doom metal royalty Chris Fielding at the legendary Skyhammer Studios (Conan, Boss Keloid) and released on APF Records (Mastiff, Desert Storm, Under) it displays a disorientating shift in gears as the band stamp the pedal to the floor but keep the tempo slow, for the most part.


Ed Campbell - Lead vox
Adam Robertshaw - Guitar
Mike Regan - guitar
Rob Sutcliffe - Bass
Gareth Manning - Drums


  • One (EP) 2016

  • Solitude and Savagery (LP) 2018