California doom collective CHRCH has announced a short run of Pacific Northwest shows this June. The trek runs from June 20th through June 23rd and includes an appearance at Litha Cascadia, a summer solstice gathering featuring performances by Don Anderson, Isenordal, Aerial Ruin, JWW, To End It All, Sataray, and many others. The journey follows the band’s show in Berkeley, California next month supporting labelmates Amenra, and their appearance on the first annual Psycho Smokeout at the historic Catch One nightclub in Los Angeles where CHRCH will appear alongside the likes of Elder, Monolord, Belzebong, and many others. See all confirmed dates below.
4/19/2019 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA w/ Amenra, Year Of The Cobra, Yarrow
4/20/2019 Psycho Smokeout @ Catch One – Los Angeles, CA [info]
6/20/2019 Litha Cascadia Pre Party @ Substation – Seattle, WA w/ Isenordal, Arkheron Thodol, Eye Of Nix
6/21/2019 Litha Cascadia @ Red Hawk Avalon – Pe Ell, WA [info]
6/22/2019 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Hell, Usnea, Taarna
6/23/2019 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
CHRCH released their towering Light Will Consume Us All full-length last 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