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Danava Readies New Album, "Hemisphere of Shadows," Announces Tour Dates

One of the early signings that helped put Kemado Records on the map, psych/stoner/space rock band Danava now return with the long-awaited "Hemisphere of Shadows," their first new album in three years. "Hemisphere of Shadows" is scheduled for an October 4 release on Kemado.

BrooklynVegan is now streaming "Shoot Straight with a Crooked Gun," the lead track off "Hemisphere of Shadows" here.

Here's a psychedelic trailer for the album:

From their initial appearance on Kemado’s famed Invaders comp in 2006, alongside The Sword, Saviours, and Dungen, Portland, Oregon’s Danava turned heads with a bombastic 70‘s sound that melded blazing psych-metal with glam-rock flair. Danava has toured with the likes of Witchcraft, Voivod, The Melvins, Acid Mothers Temple, and Down (who have invited the band out three times now.)

"Hemisphere of Shadows" was produced and mixed by Danava vocalist/guitarist/synth man Gregory Meleney with Morgan Mitchell at Orange Room in the band’s home of Portland, Oregon. The cover art shows a detail from The Coronation Of the Virgin by medieval French painter Enguerrand Quarton.

The album sees the debut of second guitarist Andrew Forgash and new drummer Matt Oliver. Gregory Meleney describes "Hemisphere of Shadows" as a guitar-driven beast that captures the real vibe of the band better than ever before: "This album is less Michael Moorcock and more Michael Schenker. Adding Andrew Forgash as a second guitarist has shifted our focus toward the guitars. This album is more so a live record. We translate best live and Hemisphere of Shadows is closer than we've ever been to capturing it."

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Shoot Straight with a Crooked Gun
2. White Nights of Murder
3. The Last Goodbye
4. I Am the Skull
5. Riding Hood
6. The Illusion Crawls
7. Hemisphere of Shadows
8. Dying into Light

Danava brings "Hemisphere of Shadows" on the road in August for a European tour with Lecherous Gaze, followed by a North American tour in the fall with Thrones. Here are the latest Danava tour dates:

DANAVA European Tour w/ Lecherous Gaze
Aug 23 - Den Haag, Netherlands @ Dystopia
Aug 24 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Aug 25 - Berlin, Germany @ White Trash Fast Food
Aug 26 - Leipzig, Germany @ Plaque
Aug 27 - Muelheim Am Ruhr, Germany @ AZ
Aug 28 - Kortrijk, Belgium @ The Pits
Aug 30 - Leeds, UK @ The Duck & Drake
Sep 2 - Liverpool, UK @ Mello Mello
Sep 3 - London, UK @ The Unicorn
Sep 4 - Paris, France @ Le Combustibles
Sep 5 - Soudan, France @ La Rouillardière
Sep 7 - Winterthur, Switzerland @ Kulturzentrum Gaswerk
Sep 9 - Rome, Italy @ Sinister Noise
Sep 10 - Padova, Italy @ Tacu Tacu
Sep 11 - Salsomaggiore, Italy @ Devil's Den
Sep 13 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena Dreiraum
Sep 14 - Prague, Czech @ 007
Sep 16 - Wuerzburg, Germany @ Immerhin
Sep 17 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Raumstation
Sep 18 - Tilburg, Netherlands @ Incubate Fest
Sep 21 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Truckstop Alaska
Sep 22 - Hassleholm, Sweden @ Perrong 23
Sep 24 - Venlo, Netherlands @ Perron 55 "R&R Fest VI"

DANAVA US Tour w/ Thrones
Oct 12 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Oct 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
Oct 14 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Oct 15 - Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
Oct 18 - San Antonio, TX @ The 1011
Oct 19 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Oct 20 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Oct 22 - Nashville @ The End
Oct 23 - Atlanta @ 529
Oct 25 - Baltimore, MD @ Golden West Cafe
Oct 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Oct 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
Oct 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Oct 29 - Somerville, MA @ PA's Lounge
Oct 30 - Providence, RI @ Machines with Magnets
Oct 31 - Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
Nov 1 - Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi
Nov 2 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Nov 3 - Detroit, MI @ Lager House
Nov 4 - Indianapolis, IN @ Vollrath
Nov 5 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Nov 7 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Nov 8 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Nov 9 - Denver, CO @ The Hi Dive
Nov 12 - Seattle, WA @ Comet Tavern

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