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Below is our complete Cormorant 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.
The fourth installment of the "...And Justice For Art" series was posted at Pure Grain Audio, which you can access by going here. In this edition, writer Ramon Martos Garcia looks at the artwork of the Californian black metal quartet Cormorant, and the symbolism from its "Dwellings" release, collaborating with Alice Duke and all of its previous endeavors.
Cormorant has issued the following announcement about offering the "Dwellings" album for streaming or pay-what-you-want download:
"For a limited time, you guys can download our latest album, Dwellings, straight from our Bandcamp page for the low, low price of $WhateverYouGot. Get it while the gettin' is good."
The album can be heard below, and the track listing is:
1. The First Man
3. Confusion of Tongues
5. The Purest Land
6. A Howling Dust
7. Unearthly Dreamings More...
Besides the previously revealed short run of U.S. shows alongside Primordial in September, Cormorant has also announced a September tour with Norska and Yob. Details on the shows are available in the tour poster available below. More...
Irish blackened folk metal band Primordial announced that the band will headline a mini-U.S. tour around, and culminating with, the appearance at this year's ProgPower USA XIII performance in Atlanta this September.
The nine date tour begins in September 6, 2012 at the Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh, PA and ends with the September 14, 2012 performance at ProgPower USA XII at Center Stage in Atlanta. Support for all shows but ProgPower USA XII will come from Virginia power/progressive act While Heaven Wept and California progressive folk metal band Cormorant.
Confirmed dates for the tour are:
09/06/2012: The Similing Moose, Pittsburgh, PA* (* w/While Heaven Wept Only)
09/07/2012: Reggies, Chicago, IL
09/08/2012: Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
09/09/2012: Water Street Music Hall, Rochester, NY
09/10/2012: St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn, NY
09/11/2012: Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
09/12/2012: Empire, West Springfield, VA
09/13/2012: Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC
09/14/2012: Center Stage, Atlanta, GA (ProgPower XIII**) (** Primordial Only) More...
Cormorant has announced the band's new album "Dwellings" is due out December 6th, 2011. Pre-orders for the album are now available online at this location. The artwork for the release is also available below. More...
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am spreading the word from the San Francisco Bay Area metal scene.
The Bay Area's metal legacy began with the '80s thrash scene, which gave birth to Metallica, Exodus, Testament, and Death Angel. Neurosis entered the scene with their experimental metal, and Primus and Faith No More turned heads in what could only be referred to as alternative metal. Starting in the '90s, Machine Head evolved the thrash sound into groove metal. Currently, Ludicra, whose black metal has been in the scene since the late '90s, is generating a lot of excitement about their soon to release album, "The Tenant." Today, the Bay Area houses up and coming metal bands who not only reflect the heritage of the region, but filter in influences from a variety of genres. More...
California's Cormorant has issued the following brief update about streaming their entire new album "Metazoa" online through Metalsucks.net:
"Listen to our ENTIRE album for FREE right here. Thanks to Vince and Axl at Metalsucks for the opportunity."
San Francisco Bay Area progressive extreme metallers CORMORANT have unveiled a new song off their upcoming full-length, "Metazoa." The album was recorded with and produced by Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, MELVINS, SLEEP, PRIMORDIAL), mixed by Anderson, and mastered by Justin Weis (HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE, LUDICRA, SLOUGH FEG) and is slated for a September 22, 2009 release by Saturnine Media. The new song, entitled “Uneasy Lies the Head,” is now streaming on the band’s Myspace. The band have also announced a CD release show on September 24th at Thee Parkside in San Francisco, CA with Velnias, Elm and Fell Voices. More...
San Francisco Bay Area progressive extreme metallers, CORMORANT, have just unveiled the artwork for their upcoming full-length album, "Metazoa," which is due out on September 22, 2009. The album will initially be released as a six panel Digipack by Saturnine Media, while a vinyl version will be made available in the coming months. More...
San Francisco Bay Area progressive extreme metallers, CORMORANT, have unveiled a new song off their upcoming full-length album. The album, "Metazoa," was recorded with and produced by Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, MELVINS, SLEEP, PRIMORDIAL), mixed by Anderson, and mastered by Justin Weis (HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE, LUDICRA, SLOUGH FEG). The new song, entitled “Blood on the Cornfields,” is now streaming on the band’s MySpace page. More...
San Francisco Bay area progressive extreme metallers, CORMORANT, have unveiled a new song off their upcoming full-length, "Metazoa," which was recorded and produced by Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, MELVINS, SLEEP, PRIMORDIAL). The song, entitled "Salt of the Earth," will be debuted on the band’s MySpace page. According to bassist/vocalist Arthur von Nagel, the band chose to use "Salt of the Earth" as the first single because, "The song succinctly brings our doom, folk, black metal, prog rock and death metal elements together."
San Francisco, California-based progressive black metal band, CORMORANT, has announced the track listing for their upcoming full-length album, "Metazoa." The album was recorded and produced by Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, MELVINS, SLEEP, PRIMORDIAL) at Sharkbite Studios and mixed by Justin Weis (HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE, LUDICRA, SLOUGH FEG) at Traxworx Studios.
The tracklisting for "Metazoa" is as follows:
01. Scavengers Feast
02. Uneasy Lies the Head
03. Salt of the Earth
04. Blood on the Cornfields
05. Hanging Gardens
06. The Crossing
07. Hole in the Sea
08. The Emigrant's Wake
09. Sky Burial
10. Voices of the Mountain
San Francisco based progressive black metal band Cormorant has issued the following recording update:
"We're recording at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California,and tonight while we were tracking there were riots going on about 20 blocks away. I'm sure it's all over the news, even in the East coast. Absolutely awful police shooting. It was crazy leaving the studio and seeing a half-dozen helicopters circling the city. The studio itself is actually in a pretty nice part of town though, right around Jack London Square. We couldn't be happier with it. Everything is pro:great equipment, helpful staff, comfortable vibe. They've recorded everyone from Cathedral to High on Fire to Cattle Decapitation. We're scheduled to record from January 2nd to the 14th.
The songs are coming together beautifully. As of January 7th, all the drum, bass and primary guitar tracks are done. The basic tracks were recorded live almost exclusively, and then we began overdubbing vocals, solos and extra guitars. We've finished about 75-80% of the vocals so far. Guitar doubling is essentially complete, with just some acoustics and tertiary ornaments to add. We're ahead of schedule and excited about how the material is shaping up. We're proud of our last album, but in terms of fresh ideas, we're going for broke on this one. Improvisational songs, jazz breaks, ultra-layering, 4-part vocal harmonies, insane guitar effects, mandolin, acoustic guitar, hand drums, nature sounds, fretless/fan-fret bass, black metal, sludge,post-rock, death metal, prog, doom, folk, NWOBHM...
I know it sounds like a clusterfuck but we have a singular vision for it all and we're making it work cohesively. In terms of instrumentation, there is cello courtesy of Lewis Patzer from the band Judgement Day. We also have piano/keyboards/organ courtesy of Matt's brother Andrew Solis. Guest vocals are courtesy of Brennan's sister Deborah Spake from the band Kung Fu Vampire, and of course Aaron Gregory from Giant Squid. More...