Are you looking to make plans to celebrate Halloween? Then Perhaps, North East based rockers Crowley have the answer you are looking for?

Crowley are a hard rock band based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Comprised of vocalist Lidya Balaban, guitarists Eliza Lee and Ruth Cranston, bassist Kimberly Waugh, and drummer Matthew Graham. The band's main goal is to reinvigorate the sounds of retro rock.

On Friday, October 27th, Crowley released their eagerly anticipated third single, Pyre. The single coincides with the band’s Halloween headline show at The Cluny in Newcastle on Tuesday, October 31st. The single was produced, mixed, and mastered by Nick Jennison from North-East-based rock/metal legends Blitzkrieg.

Speaking about the song, lead guitarist Eliza Lee said: "Pyre was a bit of a dark horse of a track, writing the riff, initially I didn't feel it was going to be particularly strong - and then it began to just build and grow into this track we all love. It's just totally unapologetic hard rock fun - it's very informed by Rainbow, Dio and Zeppelin. Playing the duelling solos with Ruth live is one of my highlights of the set. Of course, Nick Jennison’s production also did wonders for shaping the final sound.”

Ruth adds: “Pyre is my absolute favourite song to play live. It's got a great groove, and we lovingly refer to it as "goth Freebird" - it gets faster and faster and gets a bit self-indulgent, but we absolutely love it, and our audiences seem to as well.”

Even though Crowley’s new single has only been available for a few days, Pyre has already received strong radio support from some of the UK's premier radio stations, including Planet Rock and BBC Introducing.

But what was the inspiration behind the song? “Lyrically, this is a song that was very cathartic to write; in a world where you're told to "forgive and forget" it's always therapeutic to write about vengeance. It's a track for anyone who's ever had someone mess up their life to a point where you physically cannot forget or forgive,” explains lead singer Lidya Balaban.

Bass player Kimberley Waugh adds: “Pyre for me, is about a witch’s revenge, written with that heavy 70's rock sound packed with a mellow groove that just ends up going crazy.”

Throughout 2023, Crowley have continued to gain traction within the UK rock scene. The band topped a fan vote to perform at Primordial Radio's General

Mayhem at KK's Steel Mill in Wolverhampton, where they beat a strong field. The band's second single, Something Wicked This Way Comes, also topped Primordial Radio's listener's chart clinging on to the Number 1 spot for several weeks. Subsequently, Crowley were recently endorsed by the prestigious brand GHS Guitar Strings, alongside names such as Architects and David Gilmour.

Recently Crowley has played shows alongside the likes of Those Damn Crows, Green Lung, Kira Mac, and Fury, as well as playing at events across the UK rock festival circuit throughout the summer, such as SOS Festival in Manchester.

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Following the release of their new single, Crowley will close out 2023 with a run of dates across the UK, including shows with the likes of Fury and Loz Campbell. Next year will start strong for Crowley with a high-profile booking at Planet Rock’s Winter’s End in Trecco Bay in February.

Crowley will celebrate Halloween by performing at The Cluny in Newcastle on Tuesday, 31st of October. Special guests at the show will be Tanith featuring North East rock legend Russ Tippins. Tickets for the show are available now at

Pyre, the new single from Crowley, is available now via all streaming platforms. For further information on the band's new single and upcoming dates, please visit