Canadian mantra doom ZAUM are kicking off their 2019 Northern Trails European tour with Dopelord.
The tour is in support of their latest album “Divination” released earlier this year via Listenable Records.
Joined by Polish doom band Dopelord, the tour begins in Copenhagen on October 31st for 10 show dates across Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Germany.
2019 Northern Trails Tour – Dopelord + ZAUM
31.10.2019 – Copenhagen (DK) @ BETA
01.11.2019 – Oslo (NO) @ Blitz
02.11.2019 – Bergen (NO) @ Hulen
03.11.2019 – Stavanger (NO) @ Folken
05.11.2019 – Malmö (SE) @ Plan B
06.11.2019 – Stockholm (SE) @ Hus 7
07.11.2019 – Gothenburg (SE) @ Hängmatten
08.11.2019 – Aalborg (DK) @ Metal Fest
09.11.2019 – Hamburg (DE) @ Hafenklang
10.11.2019 – Berlin (DE) @ HEADZ UP FEST
1. Relic 18:26
2. Pantheon 08:47
3. Procession 13:57
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 New Brunswick – Canada, observers experience a tranquil resonance whereby the astral and physical planes can coexist and be understood from a natural perspective.
ZAUM’s new album ‘Divination’ is a direct continuance of the ever-evolving lore and world in which ZAUM has exposed. Conceptually, the album unpacks transmundane darkness from ancient Burma – touching on conflict, theism, and some esoteric events which play a key role in the developing canon of ZAUM based on their previous releases to date.
Audibly, the album portrays a dense and vivid dream state; supplanting the listener into an overseer’s perspective of these aforementioned esoteric depths, re-experienced with celestial clarity. The soundscapes within encapsulating an unveiled mysticism harnessed to unpack the fluidity of consciousness at the crux of the human condition.
While ZAUM’s meditative “Mantra Doom” sound stays quite true to what people have experienced to date, their sound and presentation certainly has progressed further into new territory on DIVINATION with the inclusion of recorded instrumentation such as Jaw Harp, Didgeridoo, Singing Saw, Dilruba, Saz, Brass Bells, Brass Bowl, and Finger Cymbals. In addition, their live experience now features a monumental change with the recruitment of Egyptian-Canadian evil queen Nawal Doucette to ZAUM, performing her mesmerizing dark dance rituals entrancing those who observe.
ZAUM is :
Kyle Alexander McDonald – vocals, bass, textures
Christopher Lewis – drums, percussion
Nawal Doucette – visual performance art, ambiance
For more info: Zaum.ca