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Below is our complete Lycus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Lycus Kicking Off U.S. Tour

The Oakland-based funeral doomsmiths in Lycus begin their first East Coast-bound tour in just two days, as the Tempest U.S. Tour Part II gets on the move.

This Friday, June 20th the Tempest U.S. Tour Part II begins in Los Angeles, from there arcing through the Southern end of the country and up to the Northeast to invade Brooklyn and perform on the last evening of the five-day Martyrdoom 2014 Festival. The days after Martyrdoom will see the band trekking across the Midwest and back to California, the entire continent being traversed and back again in the seventeen-city run.

Lycus will be delivering material from colossal debut LP, "Tempest," released in 2013 by 20 Buck Spin, which was recorded and mixed at hometown Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Samothrace, High On Fire). More...

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Lycus Locks Down New U.S. Tour

Oakland funeral doom legion Lycus is in the final stages of locking down the second U.S. tour in support of the mammoth 2013-released debut LP, "Tempest."

Following the release, Lycus toured the West Coast last Summer, and now the band is prepared to cross the continent to infiltrate the opposite coast and back on the way to take part in the five-day Brooklyn-based extreme metal event, Martyrdoom.

The final venues on this long-haul for the band are being confirmed now, with a solid three-week venture planned surrounding the band's performance at the final day of Martyrdoom 2014 on July 1st.

"Tempest" was recorded and mixed at hometown Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Samothrace, High On Fire). Catch the band performing live supporting the album on these dates: More...

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Lycus Heading Out On Tour

Out now on 20 Buck Spin is the mammoth "Tempest," the debut full-length from funeral doom unit Lycus. The band will now begin taking the album to the public directly, as the first phase of stateside touring in support of the release begins next week.

The first show of Lycus’ ten-city Tempest US Tour Part I is set for this Wednesday, July 17th, in Los Angeles. From there the group invades Los Angeles, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Portland before closing out the tour with a record release show in Lycus' hometown of Oakland.

You can stream "Tempest" at this location, or see the band live on these dates: More...

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Lycus Streaming Full New Album

Oakland-based harbingers Lycus will unleash the ominous curse of their debut LP "Tempest" next week on July 9th via 20 Buck Spin. The full album is now available for streaming at CVLT Nation here or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"With a honed, masterful approach to their songwriting and delivery, Lycus seemingly adds new vitality to the funeral doom genre with Tempest, the album’s three expansive tracks consuming nearly forty-two minutes of your soul with each listen.

"Recorded and mixed at hometown Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Samothrace, High On Fire), the album is literally drowning in an ocean-sized pool of incredibly descriptive accolades from media outlets.

"While references to Mournful Congregation, Ahab, Thergothon, Noothgrush and My Dying Bride are inevitable, Lycus deliver both caustic and clean riffs and interject multiple vocal styles and additional instrumentation which elevate the material on Tempest to their own place among the scene’s veterans and forerunners." More...

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Lycus Streaming New Single

As "Tempest," the debut LP from Bay Area funeral doom unit Lycus nears release this July 9th via Washington-based 20 Buck Spin, today the first single from the release is available. Check out "Coma Burn" via Pitchfork.com here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Having existed since 2008 in some form or another, Lyrucsentered hometown Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Asunder, Pallbearer, Vastum, Samothrace, High On Fire), who captured and mixed the band’s immense Tempest LP. A mature, diverse and utterly monumental album, the three massive hymns on Tempest range between nine-and-a-half minutes to over twenty.

"The canvas of this masterwork is classic funeral doom in the territory of Mournful Congregation, Asunder and My Dying Bride, yet the template is varied as Lycus' palette includes shades of hysteric black metal, old-school death doom pummeling, and even a bit of pull from noise/drone realms. Featuring an incredible oil painting by the Italian madman Paolo Girardi as cover art and a regal layout by Kevin Gan Yuen of Sutekh Hexen (who also contributes musically to the album’s closing moments), Tempest is the most promising debut of 2013 in the doom genre.

"Lycus is planning U.S. Summer tour actions across the West Coast with dates to be announced shortly, and will traverse the continent to wash away the East Coast in the Autumn months."

The "Tempest" track listing is:

1. Coma Burn
2. Engravings
3. Tempest

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Lycus Reveals "Tempest" Details

20 Buck Spin this week verifies the pending release of the debut album from Bay Area doom crew Lycus on July 9th, 2013. The "Tempest" track listing is:

1. Coma Burn
2. Engravings
3. Tempest

The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Having existed since 2008 in some form or another, Lycus relocated to Oakland from Sacramento and recorded/released their Demo MMXI two years ago. The brooding, quality material of the demo not only saw eventual cassette release by Graceless Recordings (run by Mike Meacham of LOSS) and a vinyl release on San Francisco-based Flenser Records, but it immediately caught the attention of Olympia-based 20 Buck Spin -- the label having originated in the East Bay Area and continually having a soft spot for bands of the region -- who brought them onto the label’s roster for the release of their debut album.

"Late in 2012, Lycus entered hometown Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Asunder, Pallbearer, Vastum, Samothrace, High On Fire), who captured and mixed the band’s immense Tempest LP. An incredibly mature, diverse and utterly monumental album, the three massive hymns on Tempest range between nine-and-a-half minutes to over twenty. The canvas of this masterwork is classic funeral doom in the territory of Mournful Congregation, Asunder and My Dying Bride, yet the template is varied as LYCUS' palette includes shades of hysteric black metal, old-school death doom pummeling, and even a bit of pull from noise/drone realms. More...

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