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Today Oakland-based dark punk band, ALARIC, releases its long-anticipated End Of Mirrors full-length. The record was captured and mixed by Skot Brown at Kempton House Studios and provides an emotional and deeply physical journey through inky, blackened sonic murk, devoid of all hope.
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In case you missed it, Revolver is streaming the entire album in all of its unsettling, gloomy-ridden glory at THIS LOCATION.
"If you are looking for something that is dark, aggressive, and more left-of-center than your typical metal band these days, then this is worth your time ... Aggression is a key component of their sound; even in the album’s more passive moments, it’s still bubbling under the surface like a serial killer staring at himself in the mirror.” — No Clean Singing
“End Of Mirrors is a study in all that is great about nearly three decades of largely British driven rock. The darkness, despair and questioning of existence aside, the music is damn catchy and hummable. Simply put, End Of Mirrors is 2016's version of Gold’s No Image — an album that doesn’t fit squarely within the metal genre yet will factor largely in the community’s conversation for years to come.” — Nine Circle
“…A deathrock opera that brilliantly sews together the dusky emotivity of Bauhaus and Christian Death, the punishing and bleak atmospheres of Killing Joke and of the heaviest punk bands, and the desolate and hopeless atmospheres of the most crippling doom.” — Cvlt Nation
“A dark, almost apocalyptic sweep of sound.” —Aural Aggravation
“Though definitely doomed in their own unique way, ALARIC is a post-punk band at their core, but End Of Mirrors is no Mesh & Lace goth club party anthem ... ALARIC is night music for aging punks – the sound of the last call at an emptied, dimly lit bar slowly purging its last denizens.” — Invisible Oranges
ALARIC, who recently opened for Neurosis on one of their three special thirtieth anniversary shows in San Francisco in March, will bring their unsettling odes to the stage next month on a near-three-week stretch of live dates still in their plotting stages.
ALARIC TOUR DATES:
6/15/2016 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA w/ Ides Of Gemini
6/16/2016 TBA - Long Beach, CA
6/17/2016 Womb Room - Las Vegas, NV
6/18/2016 The Quarry – Bisbee, AZ
6/19/2016 Meow Wolf - Santa Fe, NM
6/20/2016 TBA – Austin, TX
6/21/2016 TBA – Houston, TX
6/22/2016 Three Links - Dallas TX w/ Pinkish Black
6/23/2016 TBA - Oklahoma City, OK
6/24/2016 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
6/25/2016 Order Of The Eagle - Ogden, UT
6/26/2016 TBA – Boise, ID
6/27/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
6/28/2016 Obsidiak – Olympia, WA
6/29/2016 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
6/30/2016 Starline – Sacramento, CA
7/01/2016 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA