New Brunswick’s ECMA and Music NB award winning mantra doom duo ZAUM announce they will be embarking on Canadian dates in Ontario and Quebec (dates listed below) with support from Sweden’s FIREBREATHER whom the band toured Europe with last year (watch their music video “Release The Lava” here.)
ZAUM‘s Kyle Alexander McDonald comments:
“We’re floored to have FIREBREATHER join us for this Canadian tour, much of which was a makeup for the cities we missed last summer. We toured three weeks across Europe with the 3-piece Swedish stoner doom band and are very close with them both personally and also intertwined with them lore wise within ZAUM. Their lead vocalist Mattias sang a part on our last album and will be performing that live with us here in Canada for the first time. Our intentions are to head directly into the studio afterwards and finish album #3 with a 2019 release in mind.”
ZAUM’s second and latest full length musical chapter “Eidolon” was released October 24, 2016 via I HATE Records with distribution via Plastic Head/Sony Music throughout Europe and Century Media in North America to follow their 2014 debut album “Oracles”. In their three years as an active touring band ZAUM have amassed 200+ shows (mainly international) under their belts including support stints for Voivod, Pentagram, and Cauldron.
ZAUM is a passage toward the dark realizations of the old world; a monolithic doomy mantra based meditative experience forged by bass and drums interwoven with sitar, woodwind, string and synth textures. Based in Moncton, NB – observers experience a tranquil resonance whereby the astral and physical planes can co-exist and be understood from a natural perspective.
Song Stream – The Enlightenment – https://youtu.be/POe486_oUs4
Album Stream – Eidolon – https://zaum.bandcamp.com/
1. Influence Of The Magi (21:00)
2. The Enlightenment (21:00)
Album Length: 42:00
Kyle Alexander McDonald (bass/vocal/synth/textures)
Christopher Lewis (drums/percussion)
For more info, please visit www.Zaum.ca.
“ZAUM recognizes the support of Music/Musique NB and the Government of New Brunswick.”
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“ZAUM blends several moods into a really attractive, cohesive work that not only pays off, but also distances them from Om, creating for themselves a sphere of their own.” – Sputnik Music
“a new level of headphone-ready, open-consciousness expanse. Nothing matters. Give up your expectations. Quit your job and move to the forest. Build a temple by a river and spend your days naming the gods who live in the trees around you.” – The Obelisk
“Their sound encompasses the enormity of the likes of Sleep and Om, yet works in a mysticism that’s haunting and ethereal. The 40 minute span of this release is a sitar driven daydream that carries the gravitational force of tectonic plates shifting.” – Iron Fist
“Hold onto your bong, ponder those scraps of eastern philosophy you’ve picked up watching Kung Fu films from the 1970s, and prepare to escape from Samsara.” – Ave Noctum
“Consists of dread and a haunting sensation to glimmers of hope, but mostly dreadful darkness. ZAUM cast their own dark shadow, one I don’t mind being consumed by.” – Bucketlist Music Review (10/10)
“Few bands can touch the New Brunswick doom duo in terms of sheer hypnotic atmosphere. Eidolon sees them go further down their singular path into the heavy unknown. Prepare to be transported to a higher realm.” – The Sludgelord
“Simply put, ZAUM is an 11/10. To my