A Cunning Man began life as a one-man metal project created by composer and vocalist Ged Cartwright. Guitarist Theo Le Derf joined the project in early 2017 and brought with him a unique style and contrasting influences.
Whilst the song writing remains firmly rooted in Extreme and Melodic Metal, elements such as Modern Classical, Post-Rock and Jazz differentiate the sound from others within the genre.
This is also true of the distinctively Scottish approach to the lyrics, instrumentation and storytelling.
The duos ultimate ambition is to immerse the listener in the concept of ‘A Cunning Man.’
“To Heal a Broken Body” is A Cunning Man’s second EP and was entirely self-funded, recorded and produced. The EP was released independently on 23/02/2018 via Bandcamp.
Further digital distribution and streaming was available on 27/02/2018.
A Cunning Man – To Heal a Broken Body Track Listing:
1. Lemegeton & The Leaden Saviour (5:42)
2. Picatrix & The Calcine Alchemist (4:16)
3. Abramelin & The Silver Hand (4:26)
Ged Cartwright – Vocals, composition, instrumentation and programming
Theo Le Derf – Guitars, additional composition
Gemma McCabe – Additional vocals and spoken word
Meghan Bradford – Alto and soprano saxophone
Recorded, produced and mixed by Ged Cartwright
Mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording NC
Cover art by Gordon Crawford
A Cunning Man logo by Luciferium War Graphics
Photography and promotional material by Stuart Campbell
Read our review here.