Monday, July 25, 2016

shows this week!: Sacrament ov Impurity (Mount Vernon, WA)

July 28 Inquisition, UADA, Hissing, Sacrament ov Impurity, guests at Wild Buffalo, Bellingham, WA
July 29 Inquisition, UADA, Necrosomnium, Sacrament ov Impurity, Guests at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
As mentioned in the previous article on Inquisition, this week Sacrament ov Impurity has a show in Bellingham and one in Seattle. The Mount Vernon raw black metal duo’s latest recording is called All the Colors of the Dark, released in 2015. Said work is a continuation of the aesthetics that they have been building on for years: necro black metal for wretched souls. In an interview with this publication from months ago, the band said that they are working a new recording and it looks like it will be ready in the next couple of months because they are now in the process of mixing it: The Purest of Sins is the name of the new work.
Those that are new to the band will find the following official information useful. The information is not totally up to date, but it gives a good overview of the band:
OFFICIAL: Sacrament Ov Impurity came to be in the year 2007 by Samhain (drums) and The Butcher (guitar) after their former band, Ozzmotiarr came to an end. They were joined by XephilaX on bass and vocals and began writing and rehearsing their new material.
2008 – 2009. The first year as a band was spent perfecting their sound and playing many shows in Washington state, down to Portland, Oregon and getting their name known. People came to witness their live shows and did not leave disappointed. Their fan base grew... In the winter of 2009 they began work on their debut album, A World Beheld By Damnation.
2010 – 2011. With mixing and mastering of their album done, A World Beheld By Damnation was released in April of 2010 and was very well received by fans and critics alike. With their debut album released, they began writing new songs and playing bigger shows, sharing the stage with bands such as Mayhem, Hate and Impaler to name a few. In November of 2011 they began planning their first tour to take place early 2012, an eight day venture that would take them down the West coast to Los Angeles and back. All was falling into place, or so it seemed...
2012. As the tour dates neared, and everything seemed to be proceeding as planned, XephilaX informed the band that he would be quitting. So with two months to go before the tour was set to kick off, Samhain and The Butcher were left without a bassist or vocalist. They had a choice to make, cancel the tour, or make some major changes. They chose the latter... They scrapped all their old songs and within a few weeks had written a full set of new material to take on the road. They acquired the vocal talents of Naphula to fill in and they were ready to hit the road. The tour went better than they could have hoped, and in August of 2012 they played two shows with Hellgoat and Teratism in Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California and were very well received. Things had finally turned around and were heading in the right direction again, or so they thought... In late 2012 Naphula unexpectedly quit the band. At this point, Samhain and The Butcher decided to carry on as a two piece with The Butcher taking on full vocal duties, and in December of 2012 they began work on a new album, Anguishing In Obscurity...
2013. With the new lineup solidified and Anguishing In Obscurity finally finished, they began planning a two week August tour in support of the album...
Live Sacrifice live album 2008
Umbilical Parricide / Sacrament ov Impurity split 2010
A World Beheld by Damnation full-length 2010
Blood Mass in Ballard video 2011
Live Demo 2012 demo 2012
Anguishing in Obscurity full-length 2013
All the Colors of the Dark full-length 2015

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