"Light Will Consume Us All," the impending second full-length from Sacramento, California-based doom bringers Chrch, is set for release this April 27th via Neurot Recordings. Pre-order information will be available shortly.
Standing at a crossroads of light and dark, Chrch wields epic, lengthy songs, massive low end, and an occult vocal presence in a perfect blend of height and depth. Chrch has been hard at work crafting a particular sound since late 2013. There is no image or campy gimmick to uphold, only the humble glorification of fundamental musical elements.
This purity and honesty comes across in a striking manner on the band's 2015 debut "Unanswered Hymns," a sprawling roller coaster of an album. Long form songs build and heedlessly dismantle as the band reaches sonic heights and beautiful plateaus. Severe, sometimes unrelenting, vocals contrast melodic singing; massive fuzz gives way to clean guitar parts; its warm, organic tone draws the listener in with a sound influenced by traditional doom, psych rock, drone, and ambience.
"Light Will Consume Us All" carries with it the same quality of songwriting that caught the attention of fans worldwide on their debut. Building upon this unyielding foundation, Light Will Consume Us All continues CHRCH's narrative, traversing life's epic 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.
The track listing and artwork for "Light Will Consume Us All" is here:
1. Infinite Return
Surrounding the release, Chrch will bring sonic alchemy to the stage with a handful of west coast shows including an appearance at Days Of The Loud before heading to Europe this May with St. Louis doom cult Fister. With shows still to be announced, the band's European trek includes performances at Northern Discomfort in Copenhagen and Desert Fest in London. Confirmed dates are:
3/08/2018 Cooper's Ale Works - Nevada City, CA w/ Khemmis,
3/11/2018 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA w/ Wolves In The Throne Room, Abyssal
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
6/15/2018 Austin Terror Fest - Austin, TX w/ Exhorder, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Come to Grief, Buzzov*en, more