Friday, May 8, 2015

Sludge trio NORTH: Reissues of 2006 debut 'Siberia,' 2014 EP 'Metanoia' due June 2

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During their prolific first decade, the Tucson-based gloom metal trio NORTH released four acclaimed EPs and two well-received full-lengths in addition to playing nearly 300 shows across America with the likes of Deafheaven, Red Fang, Neurosis, Pelican and Intronaut. In 2015, the band's profile will continue to rise via reissues of their debut release "Siberia" (2006) and their most recent EP "Metanoia" (2014), which will both be made available on June 2 via Prosthetic Records.
"Siberia," which has been out of print for years, showcases the group's compelling origins as a post-metal instrumental outfit, while "Metanoia" -- which was self-released in limited quantities last year -- displays the sludgy brand of doom that Decibel hails as "a wall of crushing, psychedelia-tinged post-Neur-Isis mania." In addition to separate limited-edition, hand-screened and hand-numbered colored vinyl releases (white for "Metanoia," clear for "Siberia"), the two recordings have been combined onto a single 12-track CD release featuring unique reversible artwork as seen above. Pre-orders are available now at http://store.prostheticrecords.com/bands/north

"Siberia" Track Listing
1. Path Of The Abandoned
2. Hope In The Form Of Light
3. Depleted and Ill-Willed
4. A Plague of Silhouettes
5. Echoes of Embers
6. Alone In A White Ocean
7. Gripped And Numb
8. Body Abandoned
"Metanoia" Track Listing
1. Atrabilious
2. Nefelibata
3. Hiraeth
4. Master

NORTH will spread the word about the reissues as they head out on a brief tour across the West Coast in mid-June with support on select dates from Secrets of the Sky and Cold Blue Mountain. Their itinerary is as follows: 
6/10 Phoenix, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
6/11 Redlands, CA – Katz Alley
6/12 Glendale, CA – Complex *
6/13 San Jose, CA – The Caravan ^
6/14 Chico, CA – 1078 ^
6/15 Eugene, OR – The Wandering Goat ^
6/16 Portland, OR – Rotture ^
6/17 Seattle, WA – Black Lodge *
6/18 Spokane, WA – The Pin *
6/19 Billings, MT – The Railyard *
6/20 Fort Collins, CO – Foot Foot Fest *
6/21 Denver, CO – 7th Circle Collective *
6/22 Albuquerque, NM – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
8/10 Tucson, AZ – Flycatcher (w/ Primitive Man, Northless)
* with Secrets of the Sky
^ with Secrets of the Sky & Cold Blue Mountain

NORTH is currently working on new material, some of which is expected to surface this summer. A brief teaser was recently posted at this locationStay tuned in the coming weeks for further details!

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