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Following tours with Mortals, Black Cobra, 1349 and more throughout 2015 in support of the Profound Lore-released "Clawing Into Black Sun" LP, Wolvhammer's upcoming trek will see the band uniting with Atriarch for a week-and-a-half of dates next month.
Beginning December 10th in Vancouver, British Columbia, the two bands will crush through Bellingham, Seattle, Olympia, Boise, Reno, San Francisco, Ventura, Los Angeles, Sacramento and close down in Portland on December 20th.
Wolvhammer vows to not only inundate attendees with the intoxicating works of their latest album, but will also dig into their vaults and perform material which has never infiltrated their live sets previously.
Early 2016 will see additional tour dates from Wolvhammer, followed later in the year by new recorded material. More...
Brooks Blackhawk from Atriarch has issued the following statement online about the band dropping off upcoming U.S. tour dates due to personal tragedy in the life of vocalist Lenny Smith:
"To all of our friends and fans of Atriarch: It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Lenny Smith's mother has passed into the next realm after a battle with cancer.
"Due to the timing of this tragedy Atriarch will not be able to accompany the Atlas Moth on their U.S. tour next month.
"This comes as a shock to us all as it is sudden and unexpected. We are sending our love and positive energy to Lenny, his sisters and the rest of their family." More...
Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 and cult death metal pioneers Necrophagia have announced special guests for different regions of the upcoming North American "Chaos Raids" tour.
The trek kicks off on May 30th and includes Vattnet Viskar. Added to the tour now are Black Anvil for performances in Baltimore and Brooklyn, Atriarch in Seattle and Portland, and Early Graves will be performing in Oakland and San Diego. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
1349 is touring in support of "Massive Cauldron of Chaos," while Necrophagia is support latest full-length "WhiteWorm Cathedral." More...
Today the Pacific Northwest atmospheric death/doom alchemists from Atriarch are pleased to unleash the video accompaniment to the suffering sounds of "Bereavement."
The crushing psalm comes by way of the band's "An Unending Pathway" full-length released last Fall via Relapse Records. Check it out below.
In related news, Atriarch will bring a sonic rumble to four California cities beginning tomorrow in Sacramento. The trek will include a special performance at Psycho California this Friday. Details are as follows:
5/13/2015 Starlite - Sacramento, CA w/ Samothrace
5/14/2015 Complex - Los Angeles, CA w/ Black Mare
5/15/2015 Psycho California - Santa Ana, CA w/ Cult Of Luna, Eyehategod, Russian Circles
5/16/2015 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA w/ Lycus More...
With the release of "An Unending Pathway," the haunting new long player from Pacific Northwest atmospheric death/doom alchemists Atriarch, now less than a week away, today Pitchfork is streaming the record in its entirety. Listen in via Pitchfork.com's Advance series here.
Tracked at Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon, produced by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Melvins et al) and the band, engineered and mixed by Anderson at Everything Hz, also in Portland, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege, "An Unending Pathway" boasts seven cataclysmic soundscapes made of cryptic atmospheres and droning floods of ritualistic sludge.
You can also see the band live on these dates: More...
"An Unending Pathway" is the forthcoming new full-length from Pacific Northwest death/doom conjurors Atriarch.
Together the mesmerizing collective summon forth haunting atmospheres and droning avalanches of ritualistic sludge, offering catharsis through sonic ritual. In celebration of the album's imminent unveiling, today the gate keepers at Vice Magazine's music portal Noisey offer up fourth movement "Bereavement" for public consumption. Give it a listen below.
The new album was tracked at Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon, produced by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Melvins et al) and the band, engineered and mixed by Anderson at Everything Hz, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege.
You can also see Atriarch live across the U.S. West Coast on these upcoming dates:
11/07/2014 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
11/08/2014 Obsidian - Olympia, WA
11/10/2014 Slabtown Records - Portland, OR Release Show w/ Usnea, Muscle, Marrow
11/12/2014 Wandering Goat- Eugene, OR
11/13/2014 Cafe Colonial - Sacramento, CA
11/14/2014 First Church Of The Buzzard - Oakland, CA w/ Dispirit
11/15/2014 Black Castle - Los Angeles, CA w/ Cough, Invdrs, Sorxe
11/16/2014 Tower - San Diego, CA w/ Crowhurst
11/17/2014 Sweet Springs - Santa Barbara, CA w/ Crowhurst
11/18/2014 The Knockout - San Francisco, CA
11/19/2014 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Plague Widow
11/20/2014 Club 66 - Ashland, OR
11/21/2014 Wisp House - Salem, OR More...
Ceremonial death/doom ensemble Atriarch today unveils the slow brooding audio treachery of "Allfather."
The towering new hymn comes by way of the band's third full-length and first under the Relapse Record banner, "An Unending Pathway," which was recorded at Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon. The album is due out on October 28th, 2014.
In related Atriarch news, the band will bring new ceremonials to the stage this November on a West Coast run of live dates. Scheduled to kick off November 7th in Seattle, the band will traumatize thirteen cities through November 21st. See confirmed shows below. More...
Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Atriarch is a mesmerizing death/doom metal force encompassing haunting atmospheres and droning avalanches of ritualistic sludge.
After two records on Seventh Rule and Profound Lore, Atriarch make the band's Relapse debut with "An Unending Pathway." Relapse Records comments:
"Fusing death rock, doom, black metal, punk and psychedelic drone/noise, Atriarch immediately establish themselves as one of the most creative and compelling heavy music bands of the twenty-first century. Imagine Bauhaus as covered by Eyehategod, or Sisters of Mercy filtered through Neurosis, and you begin to get the picture of what Atriarch has achieved.
"Recorded at Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon, produced by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Melvins et al) and the band, engine-eared and mixed by Anderson at Everything Hz, also in Portland, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege, An Unending Pathway offers up seven cataclysmic soundscapes to your deepest darkest nightmares.
"Once every few years a band comes along that takes the familiar and creates something wholly new. Atriarch has done just that with An Unending Pathway." More...
Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Portland, OR blackened death/doom quartet Atriarch.
Formed in 2009, Atriarch has released two full lengths including "Forever the End" in 2011 via Seventh Rule and "Ritual of Passing" in 2012 via Profound Lore, plus a split with Alaric on 20 Buck Spin.
The band will enter the studio this June with producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Agalloch) to record a third full-length and Relapse debut. The group commented on the upcoming material:
"We are constantly evolving as artists and we want to do something new with each release. Having said that it will always be dark and heavy and honestly reflect how we feel. Atriarch is a manifestation of our catharsis."
The band also states: "It is an honor to be joining the ranks of Relapse Records. We are truly privileged to be able to stand along side so many great acts as peers."
Atriarch has checked in with the following announcement about bassist Joe Wickstrom needing fan support with medical bills:
"Joe Wickstrom is one of the pillars of the rock and heavy metal music community in Portland, OR. In 2011, he was diagnosed with Peripheral Arterial Disease. Even with insurance, he needs our help."
Portland, Oregon’s Atriarch released the 2011 "Forever The End" full-length via Seventh Rule Recordings, and the group further developed its sound on the recent split LP with comrades Alaric, released last May via 20 Buck Spin.
Now Atriarch's sophomore full-length "Ritual Of Passing," initially released via Profound Lore, will see a vinyl edition. Available in either black or “Rozz Williams” red wax configurations, the colored vinyl is strictly limited to 100 copies with both versions including an 18" x 18" poster.
Seventh Rule Records has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming 2013 releases from Batillus, Atriarch, and more:
"Well hello, 2013. The primary plan is now in effect and it will be another amazing year for Seventh Rule!
"We are starting quickly with our first two releases dropping in Feb being a vinyl reissue of Thergothon's funeral doom classic 'Stream From the Heavens' and the debut album from Portland's Eight Bells.
"March will bring us a new crushing release from Batillus, April brings us the psychedelic noise trance from Megaton Leviathan and May will bring a new sonic masterpiece from Author & Punisher. We will also be handling the vinyl version of Atriach's 'Ritual Of Passing' which will hit the shelves in the early part of the year.
"There are some surprises still to come for the last 1/2 of the year including reissues of out of print Srule vinyl in the form of Coffinworm and Indian gems! Thanks as always for your support and make sure your ears are ready for the sonic attack."
Atriarch has teamed up with Invisible Oranges to stream the band's new album "Ritual of Passing" online, which is due for release on October 30th, 2012. Check out the full release through Invisible Oranges here.
The album's track listing is:
7. Outro (Lucifer speaks with Death) More...
Pacific Northwest deathrock cult Atriarch will be embarking on a U.S. tour this fall in cohesion with the Oct 30th release of new album “Ritual Of Passing.” You can check out a song from the album, titled "Altars," at this location.
This will be the band’s first jaunt outside of the West Coast and dates are as follows:
11/09 – Idaho Falls, ID @ Waxhouse
11/10 – Denver, CO @ Aqualungs
11/11 – Kansas City, MO @ House Show
11/12 – Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge
11/13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Piss Haus
11/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Roboto
11/15 – Providence, RI @ Empire Theater
11/16 – Boston, MA @ TBA
11/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
11/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Millcreek Tavern
11/19 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Bone Yard
11/20 – Baltimore, MD @ Side Bar
11/21 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
11/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Garden
11/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
11/24 – Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Saloon
11/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Syncro
11/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
11/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Boom Tomb Room More...
Portland, Oregon Atrirach has completed work on a new full-length album titled “Ritual Of Passing," which is set for release on October 30th, 2012. Profound Lore Records comments:
"Following up the acclaimed 'Forever The End' debut from last year, Atriarch would slowly develop a strong distinct identity through an amalgamation of deathrock, classic ‘80s goth, doom and black metal respectively. An intriguing mix which would mirror the powerful aesthetic and vibe brought forth from such bands as Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Cure, Christian Death, The Gault, and Asunder.
"Through several years of trial, as the band would gradually develop and define their sound, 'Ritual Of Passing' (which also features a guest appearance by Jessica Way of Worm Ouroboros on the closing track) is the becoming result of this chaos-embracing culmination, the masterpiece the band have been threatening to create since their inception in 2009.
"A harrowing, religious sonic offering drenched and drowning in wall-of-sound-like atmosphere commanded by the sermon-like vocals of Lenny Smith. Bleak, haunting, oppressive, and violent 'Ritual Of Passing' will serve as one of the most intriguing and commanding albums of the year."
The album's track listing is:
7. Outro (Lucifer speaks with Death) More...
As the split LP with Oakland's Alaric and Portland's Atriarch is just two weeks from official release via 20 Buck Spin, today BrooklynVegan is streaming the whole thing to gloomify your week right here.
Set for worldwide release on May 15th, the split LP offers three new Alaric tracks on the A-side and two from Atriarch on the B-side, making for nearly a half-hour of brand new material as both bands are diligently crafting their next full-length releases for later this year. The two acts recently completed a short pre-release tour, showcasing new material from the LP to audiences up and down the West Coast. Orders for the split LP are being taken now via 20 Buck Spin.
The track listing is as follows:
Side A (ALARIC):
1. Memory Assault
2. So Far Down
Side B (ATRIARCH):
In support of the previously announced forthcoming split LP between Oakland's anarcho death rock outfit Alaric and Portland's blackened death/doom unit Atriarch, both bands will kick off a pre-release tour tonight in Seattle. Following tonight's kickoff performance the two acts will then traverse south down the West Coast performing together over the next five days.
4/10/2012 Highline - Seattle, WA w/ Bell Witch, Countdown to Armageddon
4/11/2012 Branx - Portland, OR
4/12/2012 Wondering Goat - Eugene, OR
4/13/2012 Submission - San Francisco, CA w/ Negative Standards, Swamp Witch
4/14/2012 First Church Of The Buzzard - Oakland, CA w/ Altar de Fey, Crimson Scarlet
4/15/2012 Blank Club - San Jose, CA w/ Swamp Witch
Set for worldwide release on May 15th (not 4/17 as initially announced) the split LP offers three new Alaric tracks on the A-side and two from Atriarch on the B-side, making for nearly a half-hour of brand new material as both bands are diligently crafting their next full-length releases for later this year.
Alaric released a self-titled debut LP via 20 Buck Spin in October 2011 and Portland's Atriarch released the debut LP "Forever The End" in 2011 via Seventh Rule.
This week the riffmongers at Washington-based 20 Buck Spin have confirmed the release of a split LP between Oakland’s anarcho death rock outfit Alaric and Portland’s blackened death/doom unit Atriarch this Spring. Set for worldwide release on April 17th, the split offers three new Alaric tracks on the A-side and two from Atriarch on the B-side, making for nearly a half hour of brand new material as both bands are diligently crafting their next full-length releases for later this year. The following press release was issued about the bands:
"Alaric released the band's self-titled debut LP via 20 Buck Spin in October 2011 to incredible critical acclaim worldwide, the band’s infectious execution of coalescing classic dark anarcho punk, new wave and Goth influences into their own unique entity, both haunting and instantly memorable. Some called it the album Amebix should have made. Zero Tolerance Magazine proclaimed without hyperbole, 'Morbid, threatening and obsidian… Album of the Year by a long shot.'
"Portland’s Atriarch released their debut LP Forever The End in 2011 via Seventh Rule. A harrowing amalgam of death rock, black metal and doom, the band were quickly considered one to watch. Featuring past members of 20 Buck Spin alumni Graves At Sea and Trees, the band is currently in the studio recording their second LP and first for Profound Lore."
The split's artwork is available here and the track listing is as follows:
Side A (ALARIC):
1. Memory Assault
2. So Far Down
Side B (ATRIARCH):
5. Offerings More...
Cascadian deathrock ensemble Atriarch signed a deal with Seventh Rule Recordings earlier this year. Now, thanks to the fine people at Decibel Magazine, you can stream Atriarch's debut release "Forever the End" in its entirety.
Navigate your browser over to Decibel Magazine's website at this location to check out the "Forever the End" track.
The track listing is as follows:
Seventh Rule Records has issued the following announcement about signing Atriarch:
"Seventh Rule welcomes Cascadian deathrock ensemble Atriarch to its stormy roster. Hailing from Portland, OR, vocalist Lenny Smith describes Atriarch as 'a living entity comprised of four parts, offering catharsis through sonic ritual where there is no god, there is no devil; there is an all encompassing force that connects all living things.'
"Comprised of members from Graves At Sea, Trees, Final Conflict, and Get Hustle, Seventh Rule will release 'Forever the End,' the first full length by Atriarch, in the coming summer months. 'Forever the End' was tracked in Portland with the help of William Holloway then mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson (Ludicra, Asunder, Saviors) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, CA. In the meantime you can hear a track from 'Forever the End' at the Seventh Rule Facebook Page."
Atriarch's current tour dates are as follows:
3/24 San Francisco, CA @ El Rio w/ Dispirit + Alaric
3/25 Oakland,CA @ First Church of the Buzzard w/ Embers + Headless Lizzy HIP + Vastum
3/26 San Jose, CA @ Born Dead House
3/27 Eureka, CA @ Facement
4/2 Seattle, WA @ Highline
4/8 Portland, OR @ Blackwater