CHRCH: Sacramento Doom Faction To Kick Off European Tour With Fister Next Week As Light Will Consume Us All Release Day Nears

photo by Hannah Stone

Sacramento doom faction CHRCH will bring their psalms of dark and light to European stages next week alongside St. Louis doom cult, Fister. Slated to commence on May 2nd and make its way through fifteen cities upon its conclusion on May 16th, the band’s latest run includes performances at Northern Discomfort in Copenhagen and Desert Fest in London and is followed by additional US dates in June. See all confirmed dates below.

View the tour teaser, created by Chariot Of Black Moth, below

CHRCH‘s European journey comes in advance of the release of their forthcoming second full-length album, Light Will Consume Us All, scheduled for release on the May 11th via Neurot Recordings.

Across Light Will Consume Us All‘s three consuming tracks, CHRCH layers intricate melodies, thunderous rhythms, gargantuan riffs, and a powerful, 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. Indeed, Light Will Consume Us All carries with it the same quality of songwriting that caught the attention of fans worldwide on their 2015 debut, Unanswered Hymns. Building upon this foundation, the album continues CHRCH‘s narrative, traversing life’s journey of loss, reclamation and, ultimately, finding hope within the darkness. Minimalist, indulgent, or straightforward; 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.

If you missed it, sample “Portals” below

Light Will Consume Us All will be available on CD and vinyl formats. For preorder bundles go to THIS LOCATION.

CHRCH w/ Fister:
5/02/2018 Bar Loose – Helsinki, FI
5/03/2018 SubScene – Oslo, NO
5/04/2018 Northern Discomfort – Copenhagen, DK
5/05/2018 Vera – Groningen, NL
5/06/2018 Desert Fest – Banury, UK
5/07/2018 The Wheatsheaf – Banbury, UK
5/08/2018 Nice N Sleazy – Glasgow, UK
5/09/2018 Head Of Steam – Newcastle, UK
5/10/2018 Temple Of Boom – Leeds, UK
5/11/2018 Magasin4 – Brussels, BE
5/12/2018 Halle Am Rhein – Cologne, DE
5/13/2018 Kafe Kult – Munich, DE
5/14/2018 Freakout Club – Bologna, IT
5/15/2018 L’Usine – Geneva, CH
5/16/2018 JuHa West – Stuttgart, DE
End Tour
6/11/2018 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA w/ Body Void
6/12/2018 Garage Rock Bar – Tijuana, MX
6/13/2018 The Rogue – Phoenix, AZ w/ Body Void
6/14/2018 Fly Catcher – Tucson, AZ w/ Body Void
6/15/2018 Neon Rose – El Paso, TX w/ Body Void
6/16/2018 Austin Terror Fest – Austin, TX w/ Exhorder, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Come to Grief, Buzzov*en, more
6/17/2018 Reno’s – Dallas, TX w/ Body Void
6/18/2018 Hi Dive – Denver, CO w/ Body Void
6/19/2018 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/21/2018 Holland Project – Reno, NV

“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

If the band’s name merely alludes to connotations of religious rites then the music fully insinuates a world of clandestine ceremonies carried out in reverb-waking halls slung with red drapes and lit by the flicker of candlelight.” — Echoes And Dust