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Canadian post-black metal outfit NUMENOREAN have announced new tour dates for June and July in support of their latest release 'Home'. Their trip will kick off in Vancouver, Canada and sees the band traveling throughout the US.
26 Jun 17 Vancouver (BC) Cobalt
27 Jun 17 Grant's Pass (OR) The Sound Lounge
28 Jun 17 Boise (ID) The Shredder
29 Jun 17 Salt Lake City (UT) Metro Music Hall
30 Jun 17 Denver (CO) Streets of London
01 Jul 17 Albuquerque (NM) Burt's Tiki Lounge
02 Jul 17 Phoenix/Tuscan (AZ) Yucca Taproom
03 Jul 17 San Diego (CA) Brick by Brick
04 Jul 17 Los Angeles (CA) Complex
05 Jul 17 Las Vegas (NV) The Beauty Bar
06 Jul 17 Oakland (CA) Golden Bull
07 Jul 17 Santa Cruz (CA) Blue Lagoon
08 Jul 17 San Francisco (CA) The Parkside
09 Jul 17 Sacramento (CA) Starlite
10 Jul 17 Portland (OR) High Water Mark
11 Jul 17 Seattle (WA) Funhouse
Track list and cover artwork for 'Home' can be found below.
'Home' can still be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.
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Never judge a book by its cover – this adage might also be applied to album artwork and in particular the debut full-length of NUMENOREAN. The Canadian post-black metal act has crafted a musical masterpiece that embraces beauty, harshness, brutality, and melancholy in equal measure and transforms those ingredients into breathtaking melodies and riffs.
Yet the cover art will come as a shock (an alternative slipcase cover is provided in case you deem it unsuitable for publication) to many, which is surprisingly not the intention. The best explanation for this particular choice of cover art and the meaning behind this record are provided by NUMENOREAN: "Our album revolves around the idea of 'loss' and a longing for something that we as humans will never achieve. We are all empty and broken in some form or another, so we look for fulfilment through things like money, sex, relationships, drugs, religion, and a variety of other things but, in the end, we ultimately remain void of any true happiness. Perhaps what we are really searching for is the innocence that we once had as a child. However, since we are incapable of ever getting that back, the only place we can perhaps find this comfort once more is in death. The little girl on the cover represents this final resting place for us – beyond our existence in this world. The title of the album sums it up once you realize that she does not have to go through all the pain and sorrow of becoming an adult. 'Home' evokes this melancholic blissful state within the listener and as you spend more time becoming familiar with her picture, you begin to see the music reflecting in her face seemingly close to smiling. Collectively we thought it was important to choose an image that established the language of the album as well as something that would allow the listener to begin their experience before even hearing the first song. It is not vague, it is sincere and dangerously straight to the point. The album is meant to be listened to as an entire journey that transforms you from start to finish and although the lyrics vary on different aspects of loss, all five song titles represent the succession of one's life. 'Home': Born into the world with complete innocence. 'Thirst': Searching for answers in questions that life has given you. 'Shoreless': Feelings of hopelessness. 'Devour': Willingly letting life destroy you. 'Laid Down': Making peace with what you have become and surrendering yourself to the great nothingness."
NUMENOREAN have achieved far more with their debut than just following a musical path pioneered by DEAFHEAVEN, ALCEST, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, and DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT. This album challenges to delve deeper, to get lost in feverish dreams, while its haunting beauty beckons to again and again come... 'Home'.
NUMENOREAN were founded by Brandon and Byron Lemley in Canada's most northern major city, Calgary as a sole expression for the discontentment of existence in 2012. The brothers released a two song demo under the title 'Demo 2014' to strong critical acclaim. New members were recruited, who shared a closeness to sorrow, nature, and grief. Once their line-up was completed, each member contributed to the making of the forthcoming full-length, 'Home'.
|Byron Lemley||Guitar, vocals|
|Roger Leblanc||Guitar, vocals|
|Rhys Friesen||Bass, vocals|
|David Horrocks||Drums, vocals|
Releases Season of Mist
|Mon, Jun 26 2017||CA||Vancouver, BC||Cobalt|
|Tue, Jun 27 2017||US||Grant's Pass, OR||The Sound Lounge|
|Wed, Jun 28 2017||US||Boise, ID||The Shredder|
|Thu, Jun 29 2017||US||Salt Lake City, UT||Metro Music Hall|
|Fri, Jun 30 2017||US||Denver, CO||Streets of London|
|Sat, Jul 01 2017||US||Albuquerque, NM||Burt's Tiki Lounge|
|Sun, Jul 02 2017||US||Phoenix/Tuscan, AZ||Yucca Taproom|
|Mon, Jul 03 2017||US||San Diego, CA||Brick by Brick|
|Tue, Jul 04 2017||US||Los Angeles, CA||Complex|
|Wed, Jul 05 2017||US||Las Vegas, NV||The Beauty Bar|
|Thu, Jul 06 2017||US||Oakland, CA||Golden Bull|
|Fri, Jul 07 2017||US||Santa Cruz, CA||Blue Lagoon|
|Sat, Jul 08 2017||US||San Francisco, CA||The Parkside|
|Sun, Jul 09 2017||US||Sacramento, CA||Starlite|
|Mon, Jul 10 2017||US||Portland, OR||High Water Mark|
|Tue, Jul 11 2017||US||Seattle, WA||Funhouse|