CHRCH shares the striking new song “Portals” from their forthcoming second full-length album, Light Will Consume Us All, now scheduled for release on the May 11th via Neurot Recordings. Of the track, the band comments, “‘Portals’ is a great bridge between our albums. It demonstrates the foundation of our ‘sound’ whilst also showing some of the ways in which our music has evolved. To our mind, it is also a good example of the various emotions and ideas we are exploring with Light Will Consume Us All.”
Standing at a crossroads of light and dark, 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, “Portals” is indeed a fine example of this.
Upon their premiere of “Portals,” Metal Hammer writes, “CHRCH‘s second album, 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…”
Hear “Portals” below.
Light Will Consume Us All will be available on CD and vinyl formats. For preorder bundles go to THIS LOCATION.
Light Will Consume Us All carries with it the same quality of songwriting that caught the attention of fans worldwide on their debut, Unanswered Hymns (Battleground Records, 2015). Building upon this foundation, the album continues CHRCH‘s narrative, traversing life’s journey of loss, reclamation and, ultimately, finding hope within the darkness.
Surrounding the release, CHRCH will bring their sonic alchemy to the stage with a bout of West Coast shows including an appearance at Days Of The Loud before heading to Europe this May with St. Louis doom cult, Fister. The band’s European trek includes performances at Northern Discomfort in Copenhagen and Desert Fest in London and is followed by additional US dates in June which include a stop at Austin Terror Fest in Austin, Texas.
3/24/2018 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
3/30/2018 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA w/ Usnea, Un, Occlith
3/31/2018 Days Of The Loud @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor – Reno, NV
5/02/2018 Bar Loose – Helsinki, FI
5/03/2018 SubScene – Oslo, NO
5/04/2018 Northern Discomfort – Copenhagen, DK
5/06/2018 Desert Fest – London, UK
5/07/2018 Fuel – Cardiff, 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
5/15/2018 L’Usine – Geneva, CH
5/16/2018 JuHa West – Stuttgart, DE
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