In support of their recently released debut album The Deal, Sumac have announced their most extensive touring on the album yet. Starting August 1st, Sumac will head out to the midwest and east coast for a few weeks, starting with a string of headline dates before they meet up with the legendary Neurosis for 7 highly-anticipated shows.
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. The Deal is available now via Profound Lore Records on CD and Digital formats and via SIGE on vinyl.
SUMAC – ON TOUR
08/01 – Providence, RI @ Machine With Magnets
08/02 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
08/03 – Toronto, ON @ The Smiling Buddha
08/04 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café
08/05 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
08/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
08/07 – Syracuse, NY @ Gorham Brothers Music
08/08 – Boston, MA @ Paradise (w/ Neurosis/Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth/The Body)
08/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (w/ Neurosis/Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth)
08/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (w/ Neurosis/Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth)
08/12 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry (w/ Neurosis/Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth)
08/13 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (w/ Neurosis/Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth)
08/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (w/ Neurosis/Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth)
08/15 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel