Oakland, California black metal cult VOID OMNIA today begins their West Coast tour in support of their recently issued Dying Light debut LP. However, the band has adjusted the first date of the tour to take part in a benefit show for the victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire catastrophe which took place in their hometown in recent days.
Issues VOID OMNIA on the horrifying situation, “Now, more than ever, is an important time to support the DIY community. The underground is in the spotlight. Our outlets and the avenues we travel with them, are about to be assaulted harder than ever. It’s up to all of us to protect each other and what we hold sacrosanct in the aftermath of this devastating tragedy.”
The benefit show takes place tonight, Wednesday, December 7th, with VOID OMNIA joining fellow acts, undō, Akatharsia, and Yarrow at The Golden Bull in Oakland. More info can be found HERE.
VOID OMNIA’s tour then continues through December 22nd, with shows in Ventura, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tijuana, Phoenix, Prescott, Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Salt Lake City, Boise, Spokane, Seattle, Olympia, Portland, and Eureka.
Formed by current members of Ulthar and Tragic Death, and former members of Apocryphon, Mutilation Rites, Ruine, Tombs, and others, VOID OMNIA has spawned a cosmic, explosive black metal album with the power of a supernova on their Dying Light debut. Presenting a torrent of decimating black metal with searing melodies set ablaze by explosive rhythms and writing with a destructive multifaceted vocal delivery, Dying Light writhes with prime songwriting executed with relentless intensity, delivering a supremely incinerating experience with the blackened arts. The album was recorded at Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Necrot, Vastum, Graves At Sea), mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording, and fitted with artwork by Glenn Schonn.
VOID OMNIA 2016 West Coast Tour:
12/07/2016 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA *Ghost Ship benefit w/ undō, Akatharsia, Yarrow [info]
12/08/2016 The Garage – Ventura, CA
12/09/2016 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA
12/10/2016 Tower Bar – San Diego, CA
12/11/2016 Mods – Tijuana, BJ
12/12/2016 The Rogue – Phoenix, AZ
12/13/2016 Gurley Street Coffee – Prescott, AZ
12/14/2016 The Jam Spot – Albuquerque, NM
12/15/2016 Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO
12/16/2016 3 Kings Tavern – Denver, CO
12/17/2016 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
12/18/2016 Android House – Boise, ID
12/19/2016 The Observatory – Spokane, WA
12/20/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
12/21/2016 Obsidian – Olympia, WA
12/22/2016 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR
12/23/2016 Siren’s Song Tavern – Eureka, CA
Of Dying Light, Invisible Oranges proclaimed, “VOID OMNIA’s astral black metal builds their specific, classic sort of atmosphere with large melodies and blistering speed. This isn’t your ‘usual’ atmospheric black metal from the ‘West side of the Pond,’ there is a nice sort of mid-’90s Germanic vibe to this…” Cvlt Nation’s intense review includes, “the unrelenting and almost hysterical vastness of their songs that build and swell like an otherworldly storm, seemingly aimed at the vaults of heaven in an almost vertical climb toward complete sonic disintegration.” Last Rites published, “VOID OMNIA is channeling old Dissection with a fast assault of semi-melodic black metal from yesteryear. Lots of tremolo picking, blastbeats that periodically down shift to a mid-paced tempo, screeched vocals, and moments of melody complete the package.” A 4/5 review at Metal Music Archives issued, “Dying Light is the kind of black metal album that on the surface seems to be a one trick pony, but delving deeper will reveal some subtle hidden depths that adds identity to the band’s tracks,” and Metal Trenches proclaimed, “prepare yourself to be berated with furious layering of tremolo guitar that is simultaneously filled with sorrow and blazing to the touch… And the vocals? Tyrannous. The shrieks and howls on display in Dying Light are acerbic blasts that melt the ear canal to the bone.”