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SUMAC Announce New Album “The Healer”, Stream “Yellow Dawn”


Sludgy post-metal supergroup SUMAC will be putting out their new album “The Healer” on June 21st. The trio, who include guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner (ex-Isis, etc.), bassist Brian Cook (Botch, etc.), and drummer Nick Yacyshyn (ex-Baptists), tracked that outing with Scott Evans (Thrice, Kowloon Walled City).

A press release spelled out the theme behind the record:

‘This musical methodology reflects the thematic nature of the record – narratives of experiential wounding as gateways to empowerment and evolution, both individual and collective. The group’s interpolation of melody, drone, improvisation, and complex riffing becomes a transmogrifying act embodying the depth of human experience. In its highest aspiration it mirrors our ability to endure mortal and spiritual challenges, through which we may emerge with an increased capacity for understanding, empathy, love of self and others. Dismal though the subterranean pits of The Healer may at first appear, from them can be felt the unwavering determination to embrace life, acknowledge interdependence, and honour the gift of existence.’

The song “Yellow Dawn” has been lined up as the lead single and is available below. It features guest organ performed by Turner‘s significant other, Faith Coloccia.

The Healer” track listing:

01 – “World Of Light
02 – “Yellow Dawn
03 – “New Rites
04 – “The Stone’s Turn

Pre-orders are available through

06/21 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club (Vancouver International Jazz Fest) (feat. Moor Mother)
06/22 Seattle, WA – Clock-Out Lounge (feat. White Boy Scream & Grave Infestation)
06/23 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios (feat. White Boy Scream & Grave Infestation)
06/25 Chico, CA – Naked Lounge Coffee (feat. White Boy Scream & Grave Infestation)
06/26 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill (feat. White Boy Scream & Grave Infestation)
06/27 Oxnard, CA – Mrs. Olson’s (feat. White Boy Scream & Grave Infestation)
06/28 Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon (feat. White Boy Scream & Grave Infestation)
06/29 Los Angeles, CA – 2220 Arts + Archives
06/30 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards
07/01 Reno, NV – Holland Project

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