Featuring members of 1939 Ensemble and engineer extraordinaire, Fester (Rabbits, Honduran, Usnea, Stoneburner), Humours strips Crimsonesque prog to its stark elements and fuses it with the energy and abandon of Jawbox, Fugazi and Drive Like Jehu, flitting through complex movements with a mastery of dynamics and accented by strong, melodic vocals. The fascinating compulsion manifested is a technical, visceral, future look at rock for new and old-schoolers alike. Recorded and produced by Fester and the band at his Haywire Studios and with appropriately deployed cover art by Matt Stikker, the angle on The Onanist is Drive Like King Crimson; Humours deploying post-hardcore prog, yet less mathy math rock, wherein the songs are still songs not wackoff seshes. The band’s ultra-tight delivery mangles composed, serene wanderings with dementia-enshrouded rampages in seemingly equal doses, seamlessly dragging together influences in from dynamic ’70s progressive acts and blown-out ’90s post-hardcore.
Portland death doom collective Ephemeros will be release a vinyl version of All Hail Corrosion.
Initially unleashed on CD via Seventh Rule Recordings in 2013, All Hail Corrosion was tracked and mixed by Fester (Atriarch, Stoneburner) at Haywire Studios, mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering and bestows its listeners with forty traumatic minutes of measured depressive harmonies, soul-crushing growls and haunting chants centered around the imminent decay of humanity.
All Hail Corrosion is now available to bring you down on limited edition vinyl, courtesy of Parasitic Records. Contained to 500 copies, the record comes on standard black wax with chipboard jacket a double sided insert and is sure to rumble the infrastructure of your home upon first listen.
Portland, OR sludge/doom rockers Usnea has been confirmed as the sole support act for Ufomammut’s first ever North American tour this Spring. They are touring in support of their Relapse Records debut Random Cosmic Violence, out now.
Recorded and mixed by Jared “Fester” See at Haywire Studios (Nux Vomica, Stoneburner, Rabbits) who supplies additional guitars to the title track, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Yob, High On Fire, Integrity), through their overwhelming black/occult metal-influenced funeral doom, Usnea has created a classic of the new millennium with Random Cosmic Violence.
USNEA Tour Dates: Mar 07: Obsidian – Olympia, WA (w/ Eusapia, A God Or An Other, Eye of Nix) Mar 26: Blackwater Bar – Portland, OR (w/ Deathgrave, Augurs, Shroud of the Heretic) May 08: High Water Mark – Portland, OR (* tour kick-off w/ Eye of Nix, Hiding, Shine of the Serpent) May 09: Crazy Horse – Boise, ID May 10: Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Odium Totus) May 11: Lost Lake – Denver, CO (w/ Inter Arma, Yautja, Prison Death) May 12: TBA – Lawrence, KS USNEA North America Spring 2015 w/ Ufomammut: May 13: Reggie’s – Chicago, IL May 14: Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH May 15: Bug Jar – Rochester, NY May 16: Mod Club – Toronto, ON May 17: Le Ritz – Montreal, QC May 18/2015 Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA [no Ufomammut] May 19: Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY May 20: Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA May 21: Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD [no Usnea] May 22: King’s – Raleigh, NC May 23: Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA May 24: HiTone Café – Memphis, TN [no Ufomammut] May 25: Siberia – New Orleans, LA May 26: Walter’s – Houston, TX May 27: Red 7 – Austin, TX May 29: Sister – Albuquerque, NM May 30: Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ May 31: Complex – Los Angeles, CA Jun 01: TBA – Los Osos, CA [no Ufomammut] Jun 02: Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA Jun 03: Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA Jun 04: Press Club – Sacramento, CA Jun 05: WOW Hall – Eugene, OR [no Usnea] Jun 06: Rotture – Portland, OR Jun 07: Chop Suey – Seattle, WA Jun 08: Neurolux – Boise, ID Jun 09: Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT Jun 10: Hi-Dive – Denver, CO Jun 11: TBA – Lincoln, NE [no Ufomammut] Jun 12: Turf Club – St Paul, MN Jun 13: Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI