Portland doom bringers, STONEBURNER, will kick off a short run of West Coast live rituals beginning today on their home turf at Mississippi Studios. From there the band will trample through five more cities in California and Oregon alongside progressive metalists, Burials. Additionally, team STONEBURNER will make an appearance at Festicide next month. The three-day event takes places in venues throughout the Portland area in an effort to celebrate P-Town’s deep-rooted DIY culture with an emphasis on punk, metal, and extreme music. Festicide shows are five bucks or totally free!
7/15/2014 Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR w/ Burials [info]
7/17/2014 Johnny B’s – Medford, OR w/ Burials [info]
7/18/2014 Haus of Rice – Concord, CA w/ Burials [info]
7/19/2014 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA w/ Burials [info]
7/20/2014 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA w/ Burials [info]
7/21/2014 Goodfella’s – Springfield, OR w/ Burials [info]
8/15/2014 The Know as part of Festicide – Portland, OR [info]
STONEBURNER will be touring in support of the diseased fruit of their Life Drawing full-length, released earlier this year via Neurot Recordings. Featuring a host of talented guest vocalists including Krysta Martinez (Transient, Landmine Marathon), Benjamin Caragol (Burials, Hang the Old Year) and Joshua Greene (Bastard Feast, Ephemeros), Life Drawing basks in the sounds of its own emotional collapse. A sonic tidal wave of sickness, paranoia and soul-consuming dread, its nine distortion-laden hymns are at once loud, ugly and physically and psychologically crippling. The Portland Mercury crowned the record, “…a bottom-heavy, cracked, ground-crawling rager dipped in mire and slime,” Exclaim called it, “an exquisitely painful response to the struggle against desire and the impulse to satisfy one’s most base needs,” while Target Audience Magazine agreed: “This album is bold and complex, fearless and freaking heavy. This is thinking man’s metal.”
Get dismal with the sounds of Life Drawing still streaming at Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
STONEBURNER’s musical ancestry winds through Buried At Sea, Buried Blood, Heathen Shrine and others. Named after a subterranean weapon from the novel Dune, the band delivers a wholly organic orchestration of captivating, crustified doom metal, their torrid hymns bathed in internal agony, anguish and despair. To define STONEBURNER, one need only look to the list of bands with whom they’ve shared the stage: Yob, Sleep, Eyehategod, Neurosis, Buzzov-en, Weedeater, Saint Vitus, Watain, Tragedy, Noothgrush, Graves At Sea, Lord Dying, Drop Dead, Whitehorse, Windhand, Bastard Noise…
Purchase your copy of Life Drawing via Neurot Recordings at THIS LOCATION.