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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Zoroaster: "Matador" Full Album Stream, US Tour & "Odyssey" Video

Atlanta Sludge/Doom trio Zoroaster will be releasing their new album "Matador" on July 13th. I enjoyed their first full length "Dog Magic" but was disappointed with their follow-up "Voice of Saturn." I have to admit, so far this new release has surprised me greatly. I normally don't like "clean" vocals in Sludge/Doom but it looks like Zoroaster finally made a way for it to work that's to my liking. The haunting, chant-like vocals on their upcoming LP is a perfect complement to their psychedelic stoner sludge and is even accompanied by the occasional growls (check the Black Metal tinged track "Black Hole.") This may be the most unexpected surprise for me this year, and apparently I missed them playing next door at the Bottle tonight. Fucking hell. They are currently on tour with Black Tusk and Dark Castle in tow. The tour is dubbed the “SUMMER SOUTHERN BURN” Tour and is presented by Brooklyn Vegan and Roxwel. Check back on the 13th at thinkindie.com to cop the MP3 album for a special $6.66 price tag that will last through the end of the month. "Matador" can be found streaming below after the press release excerpt & tour dates:

"ZOROASTER (zohr-oh-as-ter) features guitarist / vocalist Will Fiore, bassist / vocalist Brent Anderson and drummer Dan Scanlan. The trio’s live show has been described as "an obliteration of the senses", earning it the distinction of “Atlanta’s loudest band". The group will headline a special Matador CD release show on July 17 at The Earl for its hometown fans. ZOROASTER’s heady mix of mammoth metal and psychotropic shoegaze has seen the trio hailed as "one of the U.S.'s most promising metal bands" and it has receiving shining praise for its explosive power, intriguing mysticism and unique take on heavy music."

Remaining Tour Dates:

July 6 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
July 7 Newport, KY Southgate House
July 8 Pittsburgh, PA 31st St. Pub
July 9 New York, NY The Studio at Webster Hall
July 10 Philadelphia, PA The Khyber
July 11 Harrisonburg, VA The Blue Nile
July 17 Atlanta, GA The Earl (* ZOROASTER Matador CD release show!)
July 30 Asheville, NC Stella Blue (* w/ Corrosion of Conformity)

Here is the direct link in case the above player doesn't work: Zoroaster - Matador

Zoroaster Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/thezoroaster

Buy the album on the 13th here for $6.66: http://digital.thinkindie.com/

(*Editor Update: Since I liked what I heard so far I ran to the Empty Bottle to see if I could at least pick up some merch. I arrived just in time. I love living so close to an awesome venue. Win. Oh yeah, support music/musicians you like.)

And here's their video for "Odyssey" and a painful reminder of what I missed:

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