MOUNTAINEER: Cvlt Nation Hosts Track From New Outfit; First Tour Begins Today

Mountaineer band [photo by Stephanie Allen][photo by Stephanie Allen]

MOUNTAINEER, a newly-created West Coast band, will begin a short West Coast tour today, the outfit’s very first live shows. The succinct trek comes in conjunction with the release of their debut recordings, the two-song Coma Fever/Siren Song 7″ EP.

Aiding in the festivities this week, Cvlt Nation has issued “Siren Song,” the B-side track from the EP, noting, “Who is MOUNTAINEER? They are a Cali-based band that create soaring music with the power to take you out of your darkness and guide you towards your light! How many times have I listened to their track ‘Siren Song’? Maybe around fifteen or more, and each time I fall in love with it more! MOUNTAINEER is a band you should really watch out for…”

Stream MOUNTAINEER’s “Siren Song” at Cvlt Nation HERE.

MetalSucks previously premiered “Coma Fever” at THIS LOCATION.

MOUNTAINEER make its live debut this week, their four-city stomp across the West Coast beginning today in Sacramento, with shows in Seattle, Portland, and Oakland to follow through the weekend, supporting Come to Grief on the latter two shows.

The EP is pressed on a picture disc lathe cut, limited to 55 copies, created specifically for these shows. Any remaining copies post-tour will be released via mailorder next week. Additional live performances will be announced shortly.

8/04/2016 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
8/05/2016 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA
8/06/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR w/ Come To Grief
8/07/2016 The Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Come To Grief

MOUNTAINEER was formed in late 2015 by guitarist Clayton Bartholomew (ex-Secrets Of The Sky, ex-Lycus) and longtime friend, vocalist Miguel Meza. The two demoed out a full album and soon after recruited guitarist Mike McClatchey (Lament Cityscape), drummer Sean McCullough (Lament Cityscape), and bassist David Small (Cutworm) to round out the live band. While elements of the more doom-laden, low-end thunder of the creators’ prior works are present in this new act’s sound, MOUNTAINEER displays a dense but accessible, organic style of emotional rock, their output ranging from dense and epic movements to more stripped-down and accessible passages. In April, the band recorded a full LP at Nu-Tone Studios with engineer Ben Hirschfield; “Coma Fever” and “Siren Song” now see release through this special tour 7″, with the full album being set for release in the near future.

Mountaineer single