Wednesday, 11 February 2015


Listen Now via / Pre-order from Profound Lore & SIGE

Sumac came to fruition when Aaron Turner had the urge to once again create colossal-sounding music, bringing back the heaviness that he incorporated in Isis as well as what he’s currently creating with Old Man Gloom into a wholly new and different direction.  A goal for the band to strive for was to write some of the heaviest music Turner had ever written, and he found the ideal partner with Baptists drummer Nick Yacyshyn.  One of the best drummers in heavy music today, Yacyshyn showcases and expands his drumming talents even further with Sumac.  

The duo recorded six new tracks in Seattle in late summer of 2014 which would become The Deal with Mell Dettmer (Wolves In The Throne Room, Sunn O))), etc.).  There, they were joined by Russian Circles/Botch/These Arms Are Snakes bassist Brian Cook who laid the pulse down for the album.  The album was then mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge) at Godcity Studios and mastered by Mikka Jusslla at Finvoxx Studios in Finland and the end result is an absolutely crushing album.  The Deal will bring some familiarity with Turner’s repertoire and will rekindle that classic Hydra Head Records forward-thinking sound and feel.  Look for The Deal to be available via Profound Lore Records on CD and Digital formats and via SIGE on vinyl  on February 17th and listen to the album in full here. You can red our review by hitting the SUMAC tag below in blue. 

SUMAC - Tour Dates
March 11  Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret 
March 12  Victoria, BC @ Logan’s Pub
March 13  Portland, OR @ White Owl Social Club
March 14  Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
March 15  Seattle, WA @ Highline

The Deal - Available February 3rd, 2015
Track Listing:
1.  Spectral Gold
2.  Thorn In The Lion’s Paw
3.  Hollow King
4.  Blight’s End Angel
5.  The Deal
6.  The Radiance of Being

Source: Stephanie Marlow PR