Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE will kick off a West Coast mini-tour this evening. The journey will run from April 17th through April 25th and includes a performance at Stumpfest in Portland, Oregon. See all confirmed dates below.
4/17/2018 Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA w/ Glaare
4/18/2018 DNA – San Francisco, CA
4/19/2018 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
4/20/2018 Stumpfest – Portland, OR
4/23/2018 Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
4/25/2018 Trichromatic Gallery – Modesto, CA
BLACK MARE released their Death Magick Mother full-length last fall. Mixed by Andrew Clinco of Drab Majesty and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering, the record’s seven haunting tracks capture driving force, Sera Timms, amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trace-like escapism, the critically-adored Death Magick Mother is Timms stepping right in front of the lens for a closeup.
Dark Operative will release Death Magick Mother on limited-edition purple vinyl April 20th. For orders, visit THIS LOCATION.
The release of Death Magick Mother on vinyl follows the band’s recent split seven-inch with Russia’s Offret. Titled Alone Among Mirrors, BLACK MARE‘s “Woman The Throne” occupies side A. Bleak, cold opening riffs chip against the previous silence like hammered chisel into centuries-old slabs of ice before opening up just before the two-minute mark, eventually revealing the cavernous domain of sonic textures beneath the dense exoskeleton. This track was conceived, written, and recorded around the sessions that produced Death Magick Mother. “Woman The Throne” was written and recorded by Sera Timms and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound.
To purchase Alone Among Mirrors visit the Dark Operative Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.
“…a mode of solemn fortitude, showing great restraint with the more forceful aspects present in her other bands.” — Heavy Music HQ
“…a moving, shadowy record that not only sounds amazing but should have like-minded people rising up and fighting alongside her.” — Pick Of The Week, Meat Mead Metal
“BLACK MARE immerses the listener into a mythical world; an aurally lush, yet glacially-paced cruise through Timms’ frozen world wherein she encourages the mind’s eye to notice relics like the feathers of fallen angels scattered about the snow.” — Taste Nation
“…an endless funeral procession stopping traffic, breaking up the monotony of a rainy Thursday in February…” — Toilet Ov Hell
“…a musical project dedicated to the quiet, the atmospheric, and the powerful…” — Sea Of Tranquility
“…the vocals soar over the instrumentals, with Sera’s voice a force of nature amidst bold arrangements that are propelled by crisp production quality. The harmonies feel both fragile and powerful, almost spectral in places, densely layered against ringing guitar chords and slow, steady, funereal percussion. The dynamics of this record feel very carefully considered, and give the impression that creating this album was an extremely cathartic process. It gives the illusion of something much larger than itself.” — Ave Noctum
“Death Magick Mother embodies the power of music to create, effect, and destroy, and is a stunning sophomore release…a must have in your record collection…” — Cvlt Nation
“It is wild, delicate, feminine, and oddly brutal. It is stark and lonely. It is every wave crashing inside my heart, every wild impulse.” — Drunk In A Graveyard
“…a sonic form of ethereal darkness with pained expressions of minor-key somberness, all brought together by guitars and melodies that seamlessly traverse clean and shimmering tones with moments of distorted anger.” — Echoing Magazine