Uneasy and uncompromising in sonic heaviness and force, Chicago’s Buried At Sea will visit European shores this spring, courtesy of My Proud Mountain. Lying dormant for a while, with their last release Ghost being released via Neurot Recordings nearly a decade ago, this quadratic behemoth has now reawakened and is ready to be unleashed on the unsuspecting European masses.
Suffocating and snarling distortion coupled with sinister psychedelic whirs, Buried At Sea will shake their presence known in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with their concluding appearance being at the home of all things low-end and powerful – Roadburn Festival on Sunday April 17th. Buried At Sea’s Sanford Parker will also be appearing as part of his new musical endeavour, Mirrors for Psychic Warfare, with Neurosis’ Scott Kelly, on this date too.
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Formed in Chicago in 2001, Buried at Sea quickly snared a viciously devoted cult following with honours, amongst the devotees, of being the loudest, the slowest, the doomiest, and the most crushing band on the planet. With only brief tours and the odd show, the band has made its impact predominantly amongst the tape traders and file sharing communities. The few that have actually experienced the band live testify wholeheartedly to those feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.
Expect your corporeality to be crushed into oblivion.
BURIED AT SEA EU TOUR
05/04/16 De Onderbroek - Nijmegen, NL
06/04/16 Le Klub – Paris, FR
07/04/16 Impetus Fest – Belfort, FR
08/04/16 Droneburg – Hamburg, DE
09/04/16 Droneburg – Berlin, DE
10/04/16 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
11/04/16 Arena – Vienna, AT (w/ Pentagram & Mondo Drag)
12/04/16 PMK – Innsbruck, AT
13/04/16 L’Usine – Geneva, CH
14/04/16 ISC – Bern, CH
15/04/16 Doom Over Leipzig – Leipzig, DE
16/04/16 Gleiss 22 – Münster, DE (w/ Blind Idiot God)
17/04/16 Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, NL
A brief history: Buried at Sea’s first recording project, a 2002 demo, has been passed around widely, containing the earliest material and foreshadowing the first proper release, which didn’t surface until late 2003. Migration, the band’s debut album released by Original Sound Recordings, was produced by bass player and vocalist Sanford Parker at his Volume Recordings in Chicago in June of 2003. The subsequent attention led to the tour and the follow up release, a one-sided 12 inch record titled She Lived for Others but Died for Us. The record, which was released by Seventh Rule Recordings in June of 2004, contained a guest vocal appearance from Brutal Truth’s Kevin Sharp and a B-side etching from Stephen O’Malley. Their offering Ghost, is a conceptual collection of recordings from 2005 and 2006 and served as a first offering for Neurot Recordings. Again produced by Parker at Volume, this next chapter takes the form of a thirty minute ponderous and encapsulating journey littered with all the trappings that have been made infamous by their sound.