Saturday 26 September 2015

Shooting Guns / ZAUM - Himalaya To Mesopotamia (Vinyl Details)

Sunmask Records, Pre-Rock Records and Superbob Records are proud to tri-release the forthcoming split from Canada’s Shooting Guns and ZAUM titled Himalaya To Mesopotamia on November 6, 2015.

Hailing from Saskatoon, SK, in the heart of the Canadian prairies, JUNO and Polaris Prize award nominees Shooting Guns are hard at work fortifying the heavy end of the psychedelic spectrum, haunting the foggy moor between Sabbath-styled doom riffery and heavy pulse-riding kraut-rock. Shooting Guns recently created the score for the movie WolfCop and won the 2015 Western Canadian Music Award for Metal/Hard Music Recording of the Year with the WolfCop Soundtrack, which was released in 2014 through One Way Static Records, RidingEasy Records and Cinecoup. Their sophomore LP, Brotherhood of the Ram released in 2013 via Riding Easy Records, was nominated for the 2015 JUNO Metal/Hard Album of the Year as well as the Polaris Music Prize. Their debut LP, Born To Deal in Magic: 1952-1976 was also nominated for the Polaris Music Prize in 2012.

ZAUM is a passage toward the dark realizations of the ancient middle east; in the form of a monolithic doomy mantra based meditative experience forged by bass and drums interwoven with sitar and synth textures. Based in New Brunswick – their live presence is very true to its recorded form both melodic and dark vocal styles met with elements of sectional Mongolian throat singing. Observers experience a calming process of reality whereby the astral and physical planes can co-exist and be understood from a natural perspective. Their debut album Oracles released in June 2014 was nominated for an ECMA Award for Best Loud Recording and reviewed nearly 100 times - subject to much critical acclaim primarily throughout Europe. In their 1.5 years as an active touring band ZAUM have amassed over 125 shows (mainly international) under their belts including support stints for Voivod – also Pentagram and Graveyard this November 2015.

Himalaya To Mesopotamia
Shooting Guns/ZAUM Split LP/Cassette

Release date: November 6, 2015
A1 - Shooting Guns – Super Himalaya
A2 - Shooting Guns – Dirty Needle
A3 - Shooting Guns – Ultimate Nullifier
B1 - ZAUM – The Serpentshrine

Pre-Order via Superbob at     
US Distribution -  Cobraside
EU Distribution – Kozmik Artifactz
UK Distribution – Cardinal Fuzz

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