Photo by: Hannah Stone
Official press release:
Light Will Consume Us All, the impending second full-length from Sacramento, California-based doom bringers CHRCH, is set for release this April via Neurot Recordings.
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 their particular sound since late 2013. There is no image or campy gimmick to uphold, only the humble glorification of their 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.
CHRCH’s Light Will Consume Us All will see release on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings April 27th with pre-orders to be announced shortly.
Light Will Consume Us All track listing:
1. “Infinite Return”
Surrounding the release, CHRCH will bring their 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.
3/08 – Nevada City, CA | Cooper’s Ale Works w/ Khemmis,
3/11 – San Diego, CA | Brick By Brick w/ Wolves In The Throne Room, Abyssal
3/24 – Oakland, CA | The Golden Bull
3/30 – Sacramento, CA | Blue Lamp w/ Usnea, Un, Occlith
3/31 – Reno, NV | Jub Jub’s @ Days Of The Loud
5/02 – Helsinki, FI | Bar Loose *
5/03 – Oslo, NO | SubScene *
5/04 – Copenhagen, DK | Northern Discomfort *
5/06 – London, UK | Desert Fest *
5/07 – Cardiff, UK | Fuel *
5/08 – Glasgow, UK | Nice N Sleazy *
5/09 – Newcastle, UK | Head Of Steam *
5/10 – Leeds, UK | Temple Of Boom *
5/11 – Brussels, BE | Magasin4 *
6/15 – Austin, TX | Austin Terror Fest *
* = w/ Fister
Eva Rose – vocals
Chris Lemos – guitar, vocals
Ben Cathcart – bass
Adam Jennings – drums
Karl Cordtz – guitar, vocals