“At its core, CHRCH stands as a beacon representing the war between dark and light that exists within the world, ourselves, and any great tale-and the ultimate triumph of the light that awaits if one is patient. Take that as a metaphor, and you’ll find the optimism that good will eventually triumph over evil. Take it literally and you’ll face the fact that, no matter what, the earth will ultimately be destroyed by the sun as the hydrogen fuel in its core depletes, forcing it to expand into an unrelenting red giant…” — Noisey
Sacramento’s favorite doom practitioners CHRCH will kick off a short run of live dates next week. Set to commence on June 11th in Fullerton, California and run through June 21st in Reno, Nevada, the journey includes performances with Body Void, Trapped Within Burning Machinery, Ugly, Hist, Bird Violence, and The Ditch And The Delta on select shows, as well as a stop at Austin Terror Fest June 16th with Exhorder, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Come To Grief, Cough, and many more. CHRCH‘s latest journey follows a recent European jaunt with Fister. Additionally, the bandwill take on a week-long west coast trek supporting Yob and Acid King this September. See all confirmed dates below.
CHRCH will be touring in support of their monolithic Light Will Consume Us All full-length released last month via Neurot Recordings. Reaping critical acclaim from fans and media alike, Metal Hammer writes, “Light Will Consume Us All is driven by the fearless self-examination and move-any-mountain heft you’d expect from their hosts. But given the space to unfurl throughout its three, lengthy tracks, this is doom/sludge as psychic potholing, roving from claustrophobic crunch to dazed wonder, poking at deeply buried recesses of the heart and waking sleeping giants that lurk within…” Ghost Cult concurs calling Light Will Consume Us All, “…the type of recording that oozes sinister and gloom from its opening notes,” adding, “When its guitars click into gear, it’s the sound of creatures cloaked by the cover of night.”
CHRCH’s Light Will Consume Us All is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings. For physical order bundles visit THIS LOCATION. Desirers of the the digital edition can go HERE where the record is also streaming in full.
6/11/2018 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA w/ Body Void, Trapped Within Burning Machinery
6/12/2018 Garage Rock Bar – Tijuana, MX
6/13/2018 The Rogue – Phoenix, AZ w/ Body Void, Ugly
6/14/2018 Cans – Tucson, AZ w/ Body Void, Hist, Bird Violence
6/15/2018 Neon Rose – El Paso, TX w/ Body Void
6/16/2018 Austin Terror Fest – Austin, TX w/ Exhorder, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Come To Grief, Cough, more
6/17/2018 Reno’s – Dallas, TX w/ Body Void
6/18/2018 Hi Dive – Denver, CO w/ Body Void
6/19/2018 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT w/ The Ditch And The Delta
Across Light Will Consume Us All‘s forty-four-minute run time, CHRCH layers intricate melodies, thunderous rhythms, gargantuan riffs, and a powerful, supernatural vocal presence, performing with arresting purity and honesty. Their long-form songs build and deconstruct as the band reach sonic highs, and at times, beautiful plateaus. Indeed, Light Will Consume Us All carries with it the same quality of songwriting that caught the attention of fans worldwide on their 2015 debut, Unanswered Hymns. Building upon this foundation, the album continues CHRCH’s narrative, traversing life’s journey of loss, reclamation and, ultimately, finding hope within the darkness. Minimalist, indulgent, or straightforward, the music of CHRCH calls the listener to inhabit it, allowing enough room for its transmutation into anything one desires of it. Light Will Consume Us All was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Patrick Hills (King Woman, Bog Oak, VRTRA) at Earthtone Studios in Sacramento, California.
“Light Will Consume Us All is driven by the fearless self-examination and move-any-mountain heft you’d expect from their hosts. But given the space to unfurl throughout its three, lengthy tracks, this is doom/sludge as psychic potholing, roving from claustrophobic crunch to dazed wonder, poking at deeply buried recesses of the heart and waking sleeping giants that lurk within…” — Metal Hammer
“…the type of recording that oozes sinister and gloom from its opening notes. When its guitars click into gear, it’s the sound of creatures cloaked by the cover of night.” — Ghost Cult
“Their music has toed the line between this sludge-ridden doom and outright funeral doom in the past…Light Will Consume Us All, sees the quintet teeter even further into a realm of dirge and lament.” — Metal Injection
“…a carefully blended mix of atmosphere building doom and slow burning sludge…” — Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
“CHRCH rightfully cement their own place as forebearers of a new era of melodic doom.” — The Sludgelord
“If modern doom with a multifaceted and rich approach to providing huge, epic songs of crushingly emotive intensity is something you enjoy, (and why wouldn’t it be?), then Light Will Consume Us All is very definitely for you.” — Wonderbox Metal
“…CHRCH only seem to expand in their titanic beauty…These songs feel more fully realized and anthemic than anything the band has done before. It gives us something to sink our teeth into and stands as a fitting reminder that heavy metal can bring in so many weird and beautiful things. After all, the light will consume us all.” — Two Guys Metal Reviews
“If the band’s name merely alludes to connotations of religious rites then the music fully insinuates a world of clandestine ceremonies carried out in reverb-waking halls slung with red drapes and lit by the flicker of candlelight.” — Echoes And Dust