Sumac: Attis' Blade

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  • 4.8.18



Attis' Blade is the lead single off the upcoming fourth LP by post metal supergroup, Sumac, a 15-minute beast on many levels; a progressive heavy listen and something that requires the listener's full attention.

Following American Dollar Bill - Keep Facing Sideways, You're Too Hideous To Look At Face On which the band put out in collaboration with Japanese artist Keiji Haino, the new album, Love In Shadow comes out September 21st, 2018 on Thrill Jockey.

"While all Love In Shadow was written before our recording session with Haino, that experience further bolstered our confidence to travel further into territories free of preconceived structure and melody. Immediacy, intuition, and risk have become an increasingly important aspect of our music making," explains Aaron Turner, and continues:

"Before Sumac was even a fully-formed band there was a goal I had in mind for how to approach writing songs: marrying fully realized structures to freely improvised movements - and trying to find fluid passages between these worlds. Attis' Blade is a breakthrough for us in that it comes closer to meeting that goal than anything else we’ve written previously. It's a song I’m happy with in its own right, and more importantly as a key to the next step in our evolutional process. In this song I hear the three of us learning to trust one another more fully, and collectively embracing a more expansive dimension of our existence. Lyrically the song has to do with succumbing to base desires, the subsequent self-abuse/admonishment to atone for these perceived transgressions of moral code, and also the personal histories that can lead to this kind of behavioral dysfunction."

Sumac is comprised of Aaron Turner (ISIS, Old Man Gloom, Mamiffer), Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists, Erosion) and Brian Cook (Russian Circles).






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SUMAC tour dates:

Sep. 1 - Chicago, IL - Scorched Tundra X at Empty Bottle ^
Sep. 2 - Rock Island, IL - Rock Island Brewing Company #
Sep. 3 - Detroit, MI - El Club *
Sep. 4 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison *
Sep. 5 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B. *
Sep. 6 - Allston, MA - Great Scott *
Sep. 7 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus *
Sep. 8 - Brooklyn, NY - National Sawdust *
Sep. 9 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA *
Sep. 11 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *
Sep. 12 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter *
Sep. 14 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook *
Sep. 15 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
Sep. 16 - Nashville, TN - The End *

^ w/ Yakuza, In The Company of Serpents, Couch Slut
# w/ John Mueller, Infernal Coil
* w/ Dalek, Infernal Coil






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