Sacramento, California's fresh-faced psychedelic outfit CHRCH crushed their way onto the scene with their stunning debut cassette Unanswered Hymns to overwhelmingly positive response back in April, enchanting even metal's toughest critics and bringing crowds to their knees all over the west coast. CVLT Nation immediately named the Transylvanian Tapes-released cassette "Doom Release Of The Month" and the group signed to Battleground Records to release the vinyl version of the debut on September 18. We are proud to announce that for the first time, the LP is available for preorder. Better grab it quick--this one's not going to last long.
Preorder Unanswered Hymns on vinyl right here:
The old and oft quoted adage about “the music speaking for itself” is not a callous or casual statement when applied to the Sacramento, California based doom quintet CHRCH, who have been hard at work crafting their particular brew of sound since late 2013. There is no image or campy gimmick to uphold, only the humble continuation and glorification of those fundamental musical elements that first built and then sustained the genre and it’s offshoots over the course of decades.
This purity and honesty comes across in a striking manner on the band’s debut Unanswered Hymns, a sprawling roller coaster of an album that plumbs the heights and depths of emotion, whether be it sorrow, loss, or redemption. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Patrick Hills at Earthtone Studios in Rocklin, CA, the recording exudes a warm, organic tone that draws the listener in to music heavily influenced by traditional doom, psych rock, drone, and ambience. CHRCH cannily wields dynamic songwriting, musicianship, and raw power to spin a spellbinding tale of occult darkness that clashes with illuminating melodies and riffs drenched in grimy reverb. Minimalistic, indulgent, or straightforward, the music of CHRCH is simply whatever the listener wants it to be.
August 29th - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium w/ Pentagram
October 3rd - Record Release show: Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge w/ Special guests
November 13th - Long Beach, CA @ The Breakers (Midnite Communion III)
Eva - Vocals
Matt - Drums
Shann - Guitar
Ben - Bass
Chris - Guitar, backing vocals