Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal/Post-Rock
Origin: United Kingdom
Fen is a British black metal/post-rock band formed in 2006 from the Fens of East Anglia signed to the label Code666. Their Myspace page reports that they "draw the listener into a windswept and desolate landscape, bereft of hope". In 2006 they recorded the Ancient Sorrow EP (released on both CD and vinyl) and January 2009 saw the release of the first full length album The Malediction Fields under the CODE666 record label. In 2011 they released the second studio album Epoch (also CODE666 records), gaining positive reviews in leading magazines Metal Hammer (8/10) and Terrorizer magazine (7.5/10). The album was launched at the Bull & Gate venue in London with support from the old Corpse Road on 11 February 2011.
Fen have played at many festivals and with many other acts, including at the Infernal Damnation Festival, the Damnation Festival 2010 (alongside acts such as Sabbat and Lawnmower Deth) the Aurora Infernalis Festival in 2012 (alongside Primordial) and tours (including international dates) with Negura Bunget, Wodensthrone and Agalloch.
Epoch was released in a standard jewel CD case and as a strictly limited artbook edition (limited to 799 copies) with 40 pages of photography from the landscapes that have inspired the music and two bonus tracks ("The Wind Whispers of Loss" & "...From the Mists"). A Waning Solace from Epoch featured in Terrorizer magazine's 10 essential anthems (Issue 208). For this album the lineup featured original members The Watcher, Grungyn and Theutus with Æðelwalh previously of Wodensthrone on synths. Prior to Æðelwalh (in 2007) Draugluin had played synths with the band.
In 2012 Fen announced that their third album Dustwalker would be released on 21 January 2013 via Code 666 records, a launch show would follow in Camden on 15 February. The lineup for this record would be a three piece featuring the Watcher, Grungyn and new drummer Derwydd. To support the new album Fen announced a 28 date European tour alongside Agalloch.
- The Malediction Fields (2009)
- Epoch (2011)
- Dustwalker (2013)
- Carrion Skies (2014)
- Winter (2017)
- Onset of Winter (2008)
- Ancient Sorrow (2007)
- Towards the Shores of the End (2011)
- Call of Ashes II / Stone and Sea (2016)
Grungyn - Bass, Vocals (2006-present)
The Watcher - Guitars, Vocals (2006-present)
Havenless - Drums (2016-present)
Theutus - Drums (2006-2011)
Draugluin - Keyboards (2006-2010)
Æðelwalh - Keyboards (2010-2011)
Derwydd - Drums (2011-2016)