BLACK YO)))GA: New Psalm + Teaser Video From Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 Playing At Revolver; Preorders Available

BlackYoga_2015©PaulWerkmeister-1[photo by Paul Werkmeister]

Carmentis Carmenta (Roman) – Birth Goddess. Goddess of Healing. Goddess of the Future. She is the one of the Camenae (prophetic nymphs linked with the Muses). Carmentis, a fountain nymph, is possibly the mother and Hermes the father of Evander (he introduced the Greek alphabet, the flute, lyre and triangular harp into Italy). There are writers who say that Carmentis adapted the Greek alphabet to the Latin language.

“Carmentis” is the third movement off Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1, the forthcoming new long player composed and performed by the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble.

A diverse assembly of metallic hippies and doomlords, headed up by BLACK YO)))GA founders, 200-hour RYT-certified instructor, Kimee Massie and her husband Scott Massie, the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble features members of Storm King, Veniculture, Agnes Wired For Sound, Moonstation Burning, Vulture, Deathcrawl, Complete Failure, Hero Destroyed, Filth On Demand, Secant Prime, Emay, Crown Of Eternity, Torrential Bleeding, and many more. Together, the collective has produced original soundscapes tailored to create a heavy meditative space in order to spread the benefits of yoga to people within their own art and music communities: people who may battle depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug addiction, trauma/PTSD, phobias, dark passengers, etc.; those who may not feel they fit into typical yoga classes.

“Carmentis” is deep, dark and soothing… winds howl, a delicate voice chants in the distance, strings echo… Breathe out…

Hear the hypnotic sounds of “Carmentis,” paired with a new video teaser, now playing at Revolver at THIS LOCATION.

You can also hear “Negative Confession,” still streaming at Decibel Magazine, HERE as well as the Asanas Ritual Vol 1 video teaser HERE.

BLACK YO)))GA is vinyasa style yoga set to drone, noise, stoner metal, ambient, industrial, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. It incorporates basic poses in a relaxed environment, while focusing on safe body mechanics. It’s a traditional class in practice, though darker than what you may typically associate with yoga. Since its 2012 inception, the music for classes has been a series of mix tapes… until now.

Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 will be released via Screaming Crow Records next month paired with an instructional BLACK YO)))GA DVD. Directed by Joseph Stammerjohn of Eyes To The Sky Films, the DVD contains a full one-hour yoga class, stylized and set to their original score.

The Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 CD/DVD package will see release via Screaming Crow Records on October 30th, 2015 with the DVD stand alone to be unleashed in January 2016. Preorders are available at THIS LOCATION.