Ethereal sound exhibitionists EIGHT BELLS will begin Springtime sprawl of live rituals next week. Set to commence on April 18th at Ash Street Saloon in Portland, the eclectic trio will spiral their way through Seattle, Vancouver, Spokane, Boise, Salt Lake City, Oakland and San Francisco before bringing the voyage to a ceremonial close in Eureka, California on April 27th. The band will be joined by Salt Lake City sludge collective SubRosa on select dates.
Comments Melynda Jackson of the upcoming journey: “There is nothing more satisfying than getting to do what you really want to do every day for really any amount of time. We are excited and looking forward to getting in the van, and seeing our buddies. ” For more info, point your browser HERE.
EIGHT BELLS The Captain’s Daughter Spring Tour 2013:
4/18/2013 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR w/ SubRosa, Hail, Ephemeros
4/19/2013 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Bell Witch, SubRosa, Space Bag
4/20/2013 Astoria – Vancouver, BC w/ SubRosa, Astrakhan, Dungeons
4/21/2013 Carr’s Corner – Spokane, WA w/ SubRosa
4/22/2013 Red Room – Boise, ID w/Wolvserpent, SubRosa
4/23/2013 Shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT w/ SubRosa, Oxcross
4/25/2013 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA w/ Hollow Mirrors, Abstracter
4/26/2013 Thee Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA w/ Amber Asylum, Dead Man
4/27/2013 The Works Records – Eureka, CA w/ White Manna
EIGHT BELLS will be touring in support of their The Captain’s Daughter debut, released via Seventh Rule Recordings in February. Engineered by renowned sound sorcerer Billy Anderson, The Captain’s Daughter offers up four penetrating, oft oceanic dreamscapes that are as tranquil as they are traumatic. Crowned Album Of The Day by Roadburn.com, the enigmatic debut continues to reap critical accolades from fans and critics alike. Sentire Magazine commends the band’s “black metal and drone tinged journey through psychedelic doom,” Metal Psalter calls The Captain’s Daughter, “a journey into the far reaches of one’s mind through sound that acts as its own wordsmith,” and Exclaim! opines, “Almost Victorian in its elegance and graceful complication, EIGHT BELLS have created a masterpiece that is part clockwork, part cameo and a little bit mad.” Willamette Weekly notes, “…everything locks in and works towards the simple goal of warping the fragile mind of whoever is listening,” while This Is Note A Scene adds: “EIGHT BELLS layer emotional sound upon experimental anguish, and come through the other side somewhat intact… in the physical sense at least. Join them for this tumultuous journey on the desperate waves of life.”
EIGHT BELLS features within its ranks SubArachnoid Space alumni Melynda Jackson and Christopher Van Huffel. Jackson’s EIGHT BELLS continues in SAS’ tradition of heavy guitar exploration, adding a blackened dissonance and minimalist vocals to the mix. Jackson is accompanied by classically trained six-string bassist Haley Westeiner who created the centerpiece vocals on “Fate and Technology” and also provides harmonic counterpoint to Jackson’s newly discovered vocalizations. Van Huffel resumes the throne he occupied for ten years, bringing his thunderous, nuanced double kick playing with him. With this power trio, Jackson has found a group that brings focus and support to her unapologetically expressionistic experimental metal music.
The Captain’s Daughter is available now through Seventh Rule Recordings. Order your copy HERE.
“The Captain’s Daughter is a record you’ll listen to a good five times over and still be taken for a spin by that-one-part-you-forgot about.” – Invisible Oranges
“…a masterpiece… the music is so complex, and there’s so much going on in terms of song structures and the interplay of the musicians that it not only holds up to repeated listens, it demands them.” — Ironhops
“It took forty seconds for this album to drop my jaw…” – Echoes And Dust
“Perhaps the most tremendous achievement of The Captain’s Daughter is its ability to evoke atmospheric qualities of a multitude of genres without succumbing to the confines of any of them.…” — SteelForBrains