North Streaming New Song "Hiraeth"
Following the recent announcement of "Metanoia," the forthcoming 12" EP from dusty post-sludge metal collective North, Cvlt Nation today hosts a stream of the track "Hiraeth." Give it a listen below.
Describes drummer Zachary Hansen of the forlorn number: "'Hiraeth' is the second song we wrote for this particular release. It came about last Spring. We began writing it as a five-piece, first played it live as a four-piece, and recorded it as a three-piece. This song is the last piece of the transition from The Great Silence era North. It's such a heavy, emotional song for us. It was dubbed 'Nunu' during the writing process, being the second new song we had written in the time frame.
"Song titles are the last step of the process for us. 'Hiraeth' is a Welsh word that has no direct translation in English. It has a general meaning of homesickness, or of a longing for a place that no longer really exists. How apt it feels for this band, a group that has had such highs and lows throughout its history. To look back in regret over wasted time and squandered youth. Melancholic, dark, adventuresome. We occasionally miss our past and the people in it, and yet always look forward to the future."
"Metanoia" will be released independently on March 11th, 2014, just one day before a nearly two-week bout of live takeovers throughout the Western portion of the US. See confirmed dates below.
3/12/2014 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ w/ Womb Tomb, Sleep Like Trees, Destroy Her
3/14/2014 Whiskey Funeral Co - Las Vegas, NV w/ Sinful Serpent
3/15/2014 Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor - Reno, NV w/ Countress, Weight of the Tides
3/16/2014 Tiny Tavern - Eugene, OR
3/17/2014 The Know - Portland, OR w/ Towers, Die Like Gentlemen
3/18/2014 Deux Yeux Manor - Tacoma, WA w/ 'Lo There Do I See My Brother, X-Suns (Early show)
3/18/2014 Black Lodge - Seattle, WA w/ He Whose Ox Is Gored, Bréag Naofa, Witch Ripper
3/19/2014 Shredder - Boise, ID w/ Mariana
3/20/2014 Shred Shed - Salt Lake City, UT
3/21/2014 Babe Haus - Laramie, WY w/ Fatalistic Witch Hunt (matinee)
3/21/2014 Bar Bar - Denver, CO w/ Turbokrieg, Secret Prostitutes, Ghosts Of Glaciers, Khemmis
3/22/2014 Moonlight Lounge - Albuquerque, NM w/ Bathhouse
3/23/2014 TBA - El Paso, TX
3/28/2014 191 Tool - Tucson, AZ w/ Deafheaven, Destruction Unit, Sex Prisoner
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