Ethereal sound voyagers, EIGHT BELLS, are pleased to join underground web giants Cvlt Nation for their first-ever Vancouver showcase! Set to take place on Friday, July 19 at the Rickshaw Theatre, EIGHT BELLS will be joined by headliners Witch Mountain with additional support from O.S.S., Life Against Death and Hopeleus. The trio will take their psychotomimetic audio rituals to Seattle the following evening and recently added a hometown show to their itinerary in August with additional invasions to be announced soon. In the meantime, check out a recent in-depth interview with Melynda Jackson courtesy of Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION.
7/19/2013 Cvlt Nation Showcase @ Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ O.S.S., Life Against Death, Hopeleus [info]
7/20/2013 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Witch Mountain, Eye of Nix, Gladiators Eat Fire [info]
8/3/2013 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR w/ Slough Feg, Grayceon, Lesbian, Krystos [info]
EIGHT BELLS released their debut full-length, The Captain’s Daughter, earlier this year via Seventh Rule Recordings. Offering up four oceanic dreamscapes that douse listeners with equal shots of ethereal darkness and jam-laden panic, The Captain’s Daughter‘s medicinal mantras continues to captivate listeners globally.
EIGHT BELLS features within its ranks SubArachnoid Space alumni Melynda Jackson and Christopher Van Huffel. Jackson’s EIGHT BELLS continues in SAS’ tradition of heavy guitar exploration, adding a blackened dissonance and minimalist vocals to the mix. Jackson is accompanied by classically trained six-string bassist Haley Westeiner who created the centerpiece vocals on “Fate and Technology” and also provides harmonic counterpoint to Jackson’s newly discovered vocalizations. Van Huffel resumes the throne he occupied for ten years, bringing his thunderous, nuanced double kick playing with him. With this power trio, Jackson has found a group that brings focus and support to her unapologetically expressionistic experimental metal music.
The Captain’s Daughter is available now through Seventh Rule Recordings. Order your copy HERE.
“Almost Victorian in its elegance and graceful complication, EIGHT BELLS have created a masterpiece that is part clockwork, part cameo and a little bit mad.” – Exclaim!
“…everything locks in and works towards the simple goal of warping the fragile mind of whoever is listening,” — Willamette Weekly
“Psychedelic metal with an angry streak, The Captain’s Daughter is never short on exhilarating music. Minimal vocals pave the way for floaty riffs and spastic beats, spread across four tracks that range from a digestible four minutes to a gargantuan 12 minutes.” – About.com
“The Captain’s Daughter is a record you’ll listen to a good five times over and still be taken for a spin by that-one-part-you-forgot about.” – Invisible Oranges
“…a masterpiece… the music is so complex, and there’s so much going on in terms of song structures and the interplay of the musicians that it not only holds up to repeated listens, it demands them.” – Ironhops
“Perhaps the most tremendous achievement of The Captain’s Daughter is its ability to evoke atmospheric qualities of a multitude of genres without succumbing to the confines of any of them.…” – SteelForBrains
“…a journey into the far reaches of one’s mind through sound that acts as its own wordsmith,” – Metal Psalter
“EIGHT BELLS layer emotional sound upon experimental anguish, and come through the other side somewhat intact… in the physical sense at least. Join them for this tumultuous journey on the desperate waves of life.” – This Is Not A Scene