This is an archive of the band profile for Black Moth.

Six months ago, a Leeds 60s garage punk band (The Bacchae) were experiencing seismic shifts in their tastes and mentality with a dark rumbling beneath the surface and their heavier influences began to flood their veins. They emerged, as a new band, translucent-skinned and bleary-eyed from their cocoon as Black Moth.

Taking a powerful chunk of influence from proto-punk acts such as Iggy and the Stooges, Motorhead and early Alice Cooper as well as a sliver of 90s grunge and stoner rock, Black Moth draw out the darker elements and combine them with the heaving riffs of heavy metal giants, Pentagram and Black Sabbath, with "hooks so sharp you could hang a corpse on them". They also look to more current acts such as the Melvins, Sleep and Electric Wizard for inspiration, though singer, Harriet Hyde, still maintains a vocal style that evokes the haunting psychedelia of Grace Slick and psych-Satanist, Jinx Dawson from Coven: the woman responsible for the "sign of the horns" in rock'n'roll..