Sacramento doom conjurors CHRCH will bring their psalms to stages again this February on a five-date West Coast tour with Seattle’s Un. The journey runs from February 17th through February 21st and follows the band’s recent trek with Yob and Acid King. Additionally, the band will appear on the first annual Psycho Smokeout fittingly set to take place on Saturday, April 20th at the bi-level Catch One nightclub. CHRCH will appear alongside the likes of Elder, Monolord, Belzebong, and many others. See all confirmed dates below.
CHRCH w/ Un:
2/17/2019 Substation – Seattle, WA
2/18/2019 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
2/19/2019 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR
2/20/2019 Siren’s Song Tavern – Eureka, CA
2/21/2019 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
4/20/2019 Psycho Smokeout @ Catch One – Los Angeles, CA
CHRCH released their towering Light Will Consume Us All full-length earlier this year via Neurot Recordings. Across the record’s forty-four-minute run time, CHRCH layers intricate melodies, thunderous rhythms, monolithic riffs, and a commanding, supernatural vocal presence, performing with arresting purity and honesty. Their long-form songs build and deconstruct as the band reach sonic highs, and at times, beautiful plateaus. Traversing life’s journey of loss, reclamation and, ultimately, finding hope within the darkness, the music of CHRCH calls the listener to inhabit it, allowing enough room for its transmutation into anything one desires of it. Light Will Consume Us All was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Patrick Hills (King Woman, Bog Oak, VRTRA) at Earthtone Studios in Sacramento, California.
CHRCH’s Light Will Consume Us All is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings. For physical order bundles visit THIS LOCATION. The digital edition can be purchased HERE where the record is also streaming in full.
“…a monolithic three track collection that spans forty-five minutes of grim and ambitious noise that will doubtless pound many listeners into submission, in the best possible way.” — Distorted Sound
“CHRCH stands as a beacon representing the war between dark and light that exists within the world, ourselves, and any great tale—and the ultimate triumph of the light that awaits if one is patient. Take that as a metaphor, and you’ll find the optimism that good will eventually triumph over evil. Take it literally and you’ll face the fact that, no matter what, the earth will ultimately be destroyed by the sun as the hydrogen fuel in its core depletes, forcing it to expand into an unrelenting red giant…” — Noisey
“Light Will Consume Us All is driven by the fearless self-examination and move-any-mountain heft you’d expect from their hosts. But given the space to unfurl throughout its three, lengthy tracks, this is doom/sludge as psychic potholing, roving from claustrophobic crunch to dazed wonder, poking at deeply buried recesses of the heart and waking sleeping giants that lurk within…” — Metal Hammer
“Their music has toed the line between this sludge-ridden doom and outright funeral doom in the past…Light Will Consume Us All, sees the quintet teeter even further into a realm of dirge and lament.” — Metal Injection