Mondo Drag, the Oakland band Metal Injection described as creating “soul warming psychedelic rock,” stream their new album, The Occultation of Light (Feb. 26, RidingEasy Records) via Metal Sucks (http://www.metalsucks.net/2016/02/22/exclusive-premiere-mondo-drag-the-occultation-of-light/).
“Each of our albums has directional changes in songwriting and this third chapter is no exception,” says vocalist/keyboardist John Gamino. “Since moving to Oakland, we've been privy to the large amount of music that flows through a major cultural center. We've seen legendary acts like Magma, King Crimson, Goblin, and Yes. We are always trying to expand our sonic range and we definitely explore some new areas on the new album that we've not been to before.”
Mondo Drag launch a brief U.S. tour on March 11 in Denver, joining Pentagram for a series of both U.S. and European tour dates before teaming for a European outing with Elder as well as performances at Roadburn and Desertfest.
April 6 Lindau, Germany Club Vaudeville (w/Pentagram)
April 7 Munich, Germany Backstage Big Hall (w/Pentagram)
April 8 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachthof Wiesbaden Big Hall (w/Pentagram)
April 9 Durbuy, Belgium Durbuy Rock Festival
April 11 Bezirk Landstrasse, Austria Arena Big Hall (w/Pentagram)
April 12 Jena, Germany F-Haus (w/Pentagram)
April 14 Hamburg, Germany Klubsen (w/Pentagram)
April 15 Tilburg, Netherlands 013 (Roadburn Festival)
April 16 Karlsruhe, Germany (w/Elder)
April 19 Aalborg, Denmark 1000 Fryd
April 20 Stavanger,Norway Folkden (w/Elder)
April 21 Bergen, Norway Hulen (w/Elder)
April 22 Oslo, Norway Bla (w/Elder)
April 23 Gothenburg, Sweden Truckstop Alaska (w/Elder)
April 25 Kobenhavn K, Denmark Loppen (w/Elder)
April 26 Kiel, Germany Schaubude
April 27 Muenster, Germany Sputnikhalle (w/Elder)
April 28 Chemnitz, Germany AJZ Talschock (w/Elder)
April 29 Berlin, Germany Astra (Desertfest)
Pre-orders for the eight-song album are available now via www.mondodrag.bandcamp.com and iTunes (http://apple.co/1Oz5jB2). Physical pre-orders are available via RidingEasy Records’ web store (www.ridingeasyrecords.com).
The Occultation of Light track list:
2. Out of Sight
3. Rising Omen
4. Incendiary Procession
5. The Eye
6. In Your Head (Parts I & II)
7. Dying Light
8. Ride The Sky (Bonus Track)
The Occultation of Light was produced by Phil Manley (Trans Am, Wooden Shjips), recorded live, tracked and mixed on analog tape at El Studio in San Francisco. Mondo Drag is John Gamino (vocals/keys), Nolan Girard (guitar/synth), Jake Sheley (guitar), Andrew O'Neil (bass) and Ventura Garcia (drums).