Canadian post-black metal outfit NUMENOREAN have released their highly anticipated debut full-length album ‘Home’ today, worldwide. The album, hailed as “A bone-crushing yet surprisingly graceful debut” (CoS) is streaming now at Consequence of Sound.
Regarding the album unveiling, the band comments, “‘HOME’ is a tumultuous voyage where waves of hope and solace carry you over oceans of despair. It is an experience that forces you to choose either to drown in the collective misery or fight to keep your head above the great nothingness that threatens to pull you into it’s existential abyss.”
‘Home’ has been regarded as “fluidity, power, and grace, moving with furious speed to gorgeous melodic climaxes that somehow feel both unexpected as a car crash and inevitable as a sunrise.” by Stereogum, and is available across multiple formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
The track list for ‘Home’ can be found below (please be advised that the art is NSFW due to violent themes, and therefore appears as clickable link here instead. An alternative, SFW slip-case cover art can be found above.)
5. Laid Down
NUMENOREAN recently announced an Eastern US tour. The tour, their first-ever US dates begins on Sept 8 in Chicago with GHOST BATH. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
NUMENOREAN was founded by Brandon and Byron Lemley in Canada’s most northern major city, Calgary. The brothers released a two song demo under the title ‘Demo 2014’, and created waves among the northern underground scene. Following a strong reception for the demo release, NUMENOREAN finalized a live lineup and has performed at Canada’s Sled Island Festival in 2015, where the band shared the stage with DRIVE LIKE JEHU, GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, and SUMAC. The band recently returned for a performance at Sled Island, alongside DEAFHEAVEN.
NUMENOREAN Canadian tour dates:
Aug. 6 Calgary, AB @ Dickens w/ALTARS OF GRIEF
NUMENOREAN US tour dates:
Sept. 8 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Sept. 9 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
Sept. 10 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Sept. 11 Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
Sept. 13 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Sept. 15 White Hall, MD @ Shadow Woods Fest
Sept. 18 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Sept. 19 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Sept. 20 Nashville, TN @ The End
Sept. 21 St Louis, MO @ Fubar