Oakland-based sextet, SECRETS OF THE SKY, will begin their next West Coast trek in just one week, followed by another tour of the coast just several weeks later.
First up, SECRETS OF THE SKY will head out on a headlining voyage next Friday, March 28th, with a week-and-a-half of shows confirmed throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and across their native California through the second week of April.
SECRETS OF THE SKY‘s upcoming West Coast tour with Godhunter was also announced earlier this week. On June 6th and 7th the two acts will rendezvous at the annual Doom In June Fest in Las Vegas, both set to perform amidst the lineup including Novembers Doom, Christian Mistress, Acid Witch, Ides of Gemini, Demon Lung and more. From there they’ll co-headline a course through Oakland, San Luis Obispo, Glendale, Palm Desert, Tucson and Phoenix. A special collaborative release from both bands is presently being finalized to be sold on this tour, with full details to be announced in the coming days.
The six-member crew of SECRETS OF THE SKY has also been busy raking in new endorsements over recent weeks in efforts to continually re-maximize their massive auditory delivery, and recent sponsorships from Spector Basses, Dean Markley Strings, Eventide effect pedals and Pigtronix effect pedals have all been sanctioned.
Italian label, Kolony Records, released To Sail Black Waters worldwide in October, exposing the planet to SECRETS OF THE SKY‘s expansive, powerhouse style of fusing progressive elements into their crushing doom metal foundation. Three of the band’s six members each contribute with multiple instruments, layering synth/keys, violins and an array of vocal styles atop the crushing rhythm section and massive triple guitar attack, resulting in a dense and stunning forty-one minute opus. Bulldozing over doom, death, black, prog and post-metal genre boundaries, the expansive power of To Sail Black Waters was recorded over an eight month period of recording sessions at Trident Studios with engineer/producer Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, Cattle Decapitation), and appeared on over a dozen best of 2013 lists including Decibel, MetalSucks, Metal Injection, Metal Insider and more.
Watch SECRETS OF THE SKY’s “Decline” video, which was filmed with Andrew Nethery (Melvins, Kyuss Lives, Dead Meadow) at THIS LOCATION, and explore To Sail Black Waters in its entirety HERE.
SECRETS OF THE SKY Spring 2014 Tour:
3/28/2014 Back Bar – San Jose, CA
3/29/2014 Black March at Dudes Garage – Livermore, CA
3/30/2014 Tiny Tavern – Eugene, OR w/ Ninth Moon Black
3/31/2014 Dante’s – Portland, OR
4/01/2014 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA w/ Eye Of Nix
4/02/2014 Boise Shredder – Boise, ID
4/03/2014 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
4/04/2014 Triple Nickle Bar – Colorado Springs, CO
4/05/2014 7th Circle – Boulder, CO
4/12/2014 Sky Lounge – Modesto, CA
SECRETS OF THE SKY June Tour w/ Godhunter:
6/06/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV @ Doom In June [info]
6/07/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV @ Doom In June [info]
6/08/2014 Stork Club – Oakland, CA
6/09/2014 Frankie Teardrops – San Luis Obispo, CA
6/10/2014 Billy O’s – Ventura, CA
6/11/2014 The Complex – Glendale, CA
6/12/2014 29 Palms – Palm Desert, CA
6/13/2014 The District Tavern – Tucson, AZ
6/14/2014 Tempe Tavern – Phoenix, AZ
“…overflows with that rare quality of sounding familiar while remaining wholly unique… TSBW is the universal cure for a dull day, smarmy suburban consumerism, and all varieties of weak-willed hack music. Do not miss this.9/10” – Decibel
“Imagine if you tossed Neurosis, more recent Immortal, and Porcupine Tree into a blender. Sounds like a fucked up mix, right? It’s an awesome fucked up mix though.” – Metal Injection
“…equal parts Insomnium, The Ocean, Agalloch, Type O Negative, Opeth and something all their own. It’s dark, dark stuff with a tinge of progginess that crosses multiple sub-genres and it sounds fantastic.” – MetalSucks
“…a strong and superb debut release… I was especially impressed with the way the band mixes doom with post metal and something that could be described as progressive rock… If anything, this band is expanding the sonic possibilities of doom metal without sacrificing its essential dark nature. 4.5/5” – Sea Of Tranquility
“Secrets Of The Sky though are quickly becoming masters of taking so many different elements and styles and weaving them into this unique tapestry of sounds and aural experiences.” – Metal Insider