AMAROK – BrooklynVegan Hosts Exclusive Stream/Track-By-Track Of Resilience LP Featuring Guests From Neurosis And Mizmor

photos by Michelle Camy

“…it’s a towering offering of slow-paced, heavy/beautiful post-metal.” – BrooklynVegan

BrooklynVegan is hosting an exclusive stream and track-by-track breakdown of Resilience, the second LP from Chico, California-based doom/sludge metal quartet AMAROK, ahead of its release this Friday through Vulture Print/Vendetta Records.

AMAROK’s Resilience was recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (High On Fire, Necrot, Vastum), mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Sunn O))), Isis), and completed with cover art hand painted by Adam Burke, and photography by Michelle Camy and the band members. The album features guest vocals on “Charred (X)” by Dave Edwardson (Neurosis) and on “Penance (XII)” by A.L.N. (Mizmor), and cello on “Ascension (XI)” played by Jaed and recorded by Chris Keene at Cutters Cathedral.

Within their write-up accompanying the advance album stream, BrooklynVegan calls Resilience, “a towering offering of slow-paced, heavy/beautiful post-metal.”

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Immerse yourself in the meditative decimation of AMAROK’s Resilience first at BrooklynVegan RIGHT HERE.

Resilience will be released this Friday, June 28th, digitally and on 180-gram 2xLP – 200 on Citrus (EU), 200 on Jade (US), and 300 Black – via AMAROK’s own Vulture Print in the US and Vendetta Records in Europe. Find US preorders HERE and HERE and EU preorders HERE.

The week after Resilience is released, AMAROK will celebrate the album with a hometown release show in Chico on Saturday, July 6th. Three days later, AMAROK will meet up with their allies in Mizmor for an extensive North American tour. AMAROK joins several days into the tour, starting in Los Angeles on July 9th, with three weeks of shows on the trek, the tour ending July 31st in Oakland.

AMAROK Tour Dates:

7/06/2024 Naked Lounge – Chico, CA *Resilience release show

North American Tour w/ Mizmor:

7/09/2024 Knucklehead – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]

7/10/2024 Nile Underground – Phoenix, AZ [tickets]

7/11/2024 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM [tickets]

7/12/2024 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX [tickets]

7/13/2024 Lost Well – Austin, TX [tickets]

7/14/2024 Cheapsteaks – Dallas, TX [tickets]

7/15/2024 Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN (no Mizmor)

7/16/2024 Drkmttr – Nashville, TN [tickets]

7/17/2024 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN [tickets]

7/18/2024 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI [tickets]

7/19/2024 Garrison – Toronto, ON [tickets]

7/20/2024 Piranha (Upstairs) – Montreal, QC [tickets]

7/21/2024 Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA [tickets]

7/23/2024 TV Eye – Queens, NY [tickets]

7/24/2024 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA [tickets]

7/25/2024 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA [tickets]

7/26/2024 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL [tickets]

7/27/2024 Cosmic Eye – Lincoln, NE

7/28/2024 The Crypt – Denver, CO [tickets]

7/29/2024 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT [tickets]

7/30/2024 Holland Project – Reno, NV (no Mizmor)

7/31/2024 Thee Stork Club – Oakland, CA [tickets]

AMAROK unites bassist/vocalist Brandon Squyres, guitarist/vocalist Kenny Ruggles–Alaniz, guitarist Nathan Collins, and drummer Colby Byrn. The band combines the sustained drones and driving rhythms of doom/funeral doom metal with the intricate melodic passages, layered guitar harmonies, and blasting percussion of black metal. The band takes their name from the giant wolf cryptid of Inuit mythology; a creature capable of ripping a person’s soul from their body, symbolizing their powerful wall-of-sound aesthetic, and signaling the band’s connection to the primal forces of nature.

Their eponymous debut EP, a monumental work of funeral doom, was released in 2012. In the following years, AMAROK collaborated with friends in the extreme metal community on a series of split releases, issuing split albums with Enth and Pyramido in 2012, and a split with Hell in 2013. In 2018, the band released their massive Devoured 2xLP on Translation Loss Records, cementing their position in the West Coast metal scene and reaching a massive spectrum of listeners with their unique sound.

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