this is my official press release. share, share, share the psychic doom:
Ominous Black, Self-titled 10”
For release: August 21, 2012
anthropic records is proud to release the limited, self-titled, 2-song 10” record from Philadelphia’s cosmic doom trio, Ominous Black.
Ominous Black began their journey in 2007, deploying lush, doomed, cosmic post-rock mixed with textural psychedelia. Ominous Black have polished their way through four releases, creating a sound and feel that sets them apart. For this fifth release, Ominous Black recruited Evan Pontell-Schaefer of Sadgiqacea to beast the gut-wrenching vocals and heart-pounding drums. This two song release is a testament to where they have been and where they are heading.
The self-titled release is available from anthropic records in white vinyl and black/white marble vinyl. The art was designed by Alyssa Maucere with hand pressed packaging by Reuben Little (Ocean). The music was recorded at Electrical Audio by the mighty Steve Albini and mastered by John Golden at Golden Mastering.
Ominous Black will tour US/Canada Fall 2012 and will set out for their 6th Full US tour in Spring/Summer 2013.
What has been said about Ominous Black:
“Equal parts delicate and crushing, they weave together strands of soaring post-rock with crashing cymbals, raw-throated roars, and monolithic riffs, beautifully staining the lot with brushstrokes of psychedelia”-Metal Sucks
“All the Sleep heritage mixed with Neurosis in a sapid and terrific mixture with something of Khanate in the vocal’s approach. There’s even something of the best math-rock (old Don Caballero, not the boring descendants). You see it’s not the usual “let’s doom as others did before us” style”-Forgotten Songs
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You, yes you, can now PRE-ORDER the new Ominous Black 10″!!! After a million people asked for it, here it is. I am so excited to release this onto the world. Pre-orders will start tonight and close August 19th. Official release date is Tuesday, August 21st. All pre-orders will go out on Monday, August 20th.
In case you haven’t been paying attention, the record is absolutely breath-taking. literally, it made me burst out in tears. Ominous Black have created a new sound scape. Each measure journeys into another creating new peaks and valleys you haven’t yet explored. Close your eyes, the songs take you on a psychic ride through yourself and by the end, delivers you home, anew. the album was recorded by steve albini, mastered by john golden, printed/pressed by reuben little (ocean) and features artwork by alyssa maucere. each piece is hand packaged with all our love and includes a free digi-download card.
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check out the tour section for new show dates from Ominous Black and Sadgiqacea!
thank you in advance for your support!
kittens, 3 updates because all evil comes in threes. or something.
1. sadgiqacea/hivelords tour blog is here! check out how they are making out on tour as they spread their doom throughout the usa! click on tour above. check out their fancy video too!
2. you can now purchase the sadgiqacea/grass split lp in a digital version on bandcamp. i am extremely stubborn about putting things out digitally so, be grateful. this is a huge step for me and will require a lot of therapy.
here it is: #PURCHASINGVINYLMAKESSHANNONHAPPY
3: I am honored to have been part of the Women in Metal issue of Decibel Magazine. Seriously, I am humbled. It means so much to me to have been given this opportunity. Pick up a copy when it hits stores or better yet, get a subscription here (this issue also includes an electric wizard flexi…ohhh damn): DECIBEL
More to come…lots more
hey kittens, pop over to the releases section and find some awesome prices on all your favorite stuff from anthropic records. gotta make room for some new stuff so buy up! thanks for your support.
hello friends. spring is here and we will soon enter the oppressive dank of philadelphia summer. i am pleased to announce the ominous black 10″ will be here by summer. the 10″ features brand-spanking new songs by these bearded spaced out wizards of cosmic doom. the album will be available in two colours, feature original artwork by Alyssa Maucere, packed with a free digi download and screen printed, assembled and packaged by hand and with love. there will be a limited quantity with some special features we will announce later. the album was recorded by the mighty steve albini and is being mastered by the prolific john golden. crazy, huh? i will post a release date soon enough!
in sadgiqacea news, evan and fred are busy working on their first full length album (fall release), getting ready for their north american tour with hivelords this spring/summer and are plotting some new merch for your purchasing pleasure. their tour schedule is listed on the tour page. if you see them stopping in your city, make sure you show them some support and say hello. sadgiqacea will be filming a short video and will have a tour blog available right here at this little website. all in support of their cross-country tour. keep checking back!
in grass news, they have two brand new tracks up on bandcamp. they are planning a tour this summer (will post with dates soon) and are working on new material. excited to see what grass will come up with next. also, if you haven’t already, check out their new logo. it’s pretty freaking badass.
the webstore will go through some changes in the next month. i will also feature some super inventory blow-out sales in the next week or two. hey, the more good music you purchase from me, the more good music i can release! take a gander and maybe make a little purchase or two. we all appreciate the support!
thank you for reading and stay tuned for more craziness from “the doom queen”.