Éohum – Revelations, Aurora of An Epoch (2015)
Release Date: April 7, 2015
LABEL: Mycelium Networks
Contacts: PR Rep – Jon Asher – ashermedia[@]gmail.com
Radio Promotions – radiotrackingashermedia[@]gmail.com
Management / Booking = Jeremy Perkins – myceliumnetworks[@]gmail.com
RIYL = Emperor, Immortal, Therion, Dimmu Borgir, Deicide, Neurosis, Behemoth
“…the album has this great, organic feel to it that persists the whole length of the album with a raw but organized sound to it that was just done extremely well. “Revelations, Aurora of An Epoch” is no doubt just the surface of the surface of the talent that Éohum has up their sleeves for future music because music like does not simply get spent on one album, and will not nine times out of ten.” – Metal Addicts
“The debut album from Canadian metallers Éohum is a fascinating proposition which manages to startle and surprise whilst simultaneously ticking every box on a personal want list from any weave of music. It is as if they instinctively knew what turned us on and explored those elements with relish. It is fair to say that Revelations, Aurora of An Epoch will not find the same level of reaction from everyone but it is hard to imagine many not breeding some kind of appetite for it and the band’s creative adventure.” – Ring Master Review
“A truly groundbreaking band, the first thing that comes to mind when I heard this disc. Have you seen or heard a French horn in a black metal band?” – Made In Metal
“a very extreme taste for the unusual” – Lords of Metal
“It’s definitely something new in the metal world… adventerous and new in a world where a lot of music sounds the same. It smashes the expectations of predictable…The whole album is new and unique and absolutely genius. I love the way the intensity and the sound slowly build up and then you’re full on into this great blackened doom metal album.” – Metal Head Blog
“their sound has a mildly addictive streak to it.” – Bucketlist Music Reviews
“Wikipedia in all of its might defines the French Horn as, “a brass instrument made of tubing more than 20 feet (6.1 m) long, wrapped into a coil with a flared bell.” I got the pleasure of marking something rather interesting off of my list of shit I’ve seen: a french horn in a Black Metal band. Thank you Eohum! (I think.) If you’re on the hunt for something that will make you go a wee bit cross-eyed, look no further than Eohum.” – Bucketlist Music Reviews
” Sheer talent is evident in this progressive blackened doom band. When they start playing a riff where they just click, it’s impressive, even uplifting. It’s no easy task to do that with the components of the bands: a blast beating drummer, tons of speedy, grim guitars, a thunderous vocalist who both screams and sings, samples, and…a fucking horn section? The…fuck…?…I have a feeling, though, that Éohum are onto something. Especially with their album art, which is the coolest I’ve seen in a long time.” – Gun Shy Assassin
Track Listing – Revelations, Aurora of An Epoch
1. Leaving Harbour 02:50
2. Rooted Deep Within 04:36
3. Equatorial Rains 05:08
4. Defined Sacredness 04:36
5. Revelations, Aurora of an Epoch 06:39
6. Wiser Every Sunrise 06:05
7. Thus Spewed Thy Infectious Reign 05:07
8. Give Us O’ Rain 01:43
Album Length: 36:48
• All songs written by: J.R. Perkins
• Produced by: J.R. Perkins
• Mixed by: Richie Vincent (Red Rhino)
• Mastered by: Ryan Morey
Album Band Line Up:
J.R. Perkins – Guitars, Bass
Nick Wybo – Drums
Annie Perrault – French horn, Trumpet
Sylvain Dumont- Guitars
Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy) – Vocals
Phillip Rieder – Vocals on track 6. Wiser Every Sunrise
Lana Edwards – Vocals on Intro – Outro
Live Band Line Up:
Annie Perreault – French Horn/Trumpet
J.R. Perkins – Guitars
Sylvain Dumont – Guitars
James Heymans – Bass
Simon Bambic-Mackay (The Agonist) – Drums (Live)
Barrie Butler – Vocals (Live)
Luca Belviso: Drums – Barrie Butler: Vocals – James Heymans: Bass – Annie Perreault: Horns – Jeremy Perkins: Guitar – Sylvain Dumont: Guitar – (Photo Credit – Jeremy Perkins)
Formed in 2010, Éohum (pronounced ee-o-um) is a traditionalist and spirit oriented band produced from the mind of guitarist Jeremy Perkins to create a relentless, anthemic groove -doom- tinged black metal to emphasize a message of the current humane state on earth and its lost voice.
Their debut release “Revelations, Aurora Of An Epoch” due out April 7th, 2015 features a collective of musicians that includes guest vocals from Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy) (Tracks 3-4-5-7), Lana Edwards (Intro & Outro), Phillippe Rieder (Track 6), Nick Wybo (ex-Vinyl Hero) on drums, Annie Perreault on French Horn/Trumpet, Sylvain Dumont on guitar, James Heymans on bass and Perkins himself on guitar plus a live line up that features drummer Simon Mackay (The Agonist) and vocalist Barrie Butler (ex : Tard).
“I like to have guests and friends from the scene on the album it gives a great touch and makes our stuff evolve and progress tremendously. The album should be received as fresh meat on the slab, especially with a French horn with groove doom low ends that makes the Éohum sound stand out.” says Perkins.
With so much talent from various backgrounds, Éohum blend the most gruesome with the cleanest of black and doom metal to create hypnotic riffs with seducing horns ready to be injected into the veins of metal fans.
“Musically ‘Revelations, Aurora Of An Epoch’ gives a great opportunity to taste a different aspect where you can chill out to a doom song and get up and swing your 4 foot long hair to our blackest riffs a second later in this relentless progression. Expect a groove and good sounding black metal without the new age tech-metal touches, we stick to the root, but with a better sound than black metal is usually attributed too and some doom to make your day.”
Lyrically the album is inspired by poems written by Perkins on the current state of humanity.
“Humanities undeniably greed-filled eco genocide and our culture led astray thousands of yrs ago, is what drives my writing. I’d like to remember our lost ancestors voices and awaken the enthusiasm to be active with community and reach out to others on a basic level, start again from within and replenish a vision our culture had, thus the reason for the band name speaks so loudly of us. We are on a dark path and we feed it with everything we consume and we are so far away from our hearts, we must not forget!”
Éohum is recommended for fans of Emperor, Immortal, Therion, Dimmu Borgir, Deicide, Neurosis, Behemoth.
Fun Fact About Band Name: Éohum means many Yew trees in old English, Yew tree is the Tree of Life for the English tribes of our past pre dating most of the Celt languages which blended Latin to their own afterward.
The E without the accent would mean many war horses, so that’s why there is an accent, not because it’s a French word.
Shared stage w/:
Crosstitution, Killitoris, Crimson Shadows, Sanguine Glacialis, Bookakee, Nothingness Theory