For fans of Om, Sleep, Lustmord, Pallbearer
Publicist – Jon Asher – ashermedia(@)gmail.com
ZAUM: Canadian Tour w/ FIREBREATHER
08/24/18 – Saint John, NB @ Secondspin *
09/13/18 – Ottawa, ON @ Orange Art Gallery **
09/14/18 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo **
09/15/18 – Sudbury, ON @ Townehouse
09/16/18 – Hamilton, ON @ Doors
09/17/18 – Barrie, ON @ Foxx Lounge
09/18/18 – Kitchener, ON @ Open Sesame
09/20/18 – Windsor, ON @ Windsor Beer Exchange
09/21/18 – Toronto, ON @ Coalition T.O.
09/22/18 – Quebec City, QC @ Scanner
“ZAUM blends several moods into a really attractive, cohesive work that not only pays off, but also distances them from Om, creating for themselves a sphere of their own.” -Sputnik Music
“a new level of headphone-ready, open-consciousness expanse. Nothing matters. Give up your expectations. Quit your job and move to the forest. Build a temple by a river and spend your days naming the gods who live in the trees around you.” -The Obelisk
“Their sound encompasses the enormity of the likes of Sleep and Om, yet works in a mysticism that’s haunting and ethereal. The 40 minute span of this release is a sitar driven daydream that carries the gravitational force of tectonic plates shifting.” -Iron Fist
“Hold onto your bong, ponder those scraps of eastern philosophy you’ve picked up watching Kung Fu films from the 1970s, and prepare to escape from Samsara.” -Ave Noctum
“Consists of dread and a haunting sensation to glimmers of hope, but mostly dreadful darkness. ZAUM cast their own dark shadow, one I don’t mind being consumed by.” – Bucketlist Music Review (10/10)
“Few bands can touch the New Brunswick doom duo in terms of sheer hypnotic atmosphere. Eidolon sees them go further down their singular path into the heavy unknown. Prepare to be transported to a higher realm.” -The Sludgelord
“Simply put, ZAUM is an 11/10. To my fellow people: go home and lay down.”- Don L’Orange, -Weird Canada
Photo Credit – Matteo Bassoli
L-R – Kyle Alexander McDonald (Bass/Vocals/Synth/Textures), Christopher Lewis (Drums/Percussion)
ZAUM is a passage toward the dark realizations of the old world; a monolithic doomy mantra based meditative experience forged by bass and drums interwoven with sitar, woodwind, string and synth textures. Based in New Brunswick, Canada – observers experience a tranquil resonance whereby the astral and physical planes can co-exist and be understood from a natural perspective.
Their debut album “Oracles” released in June 2014 was nominated for an ECMA Award for Best Loud Recording and reviewed 100+ times – subject to much critical acclaim primarily throughout Europe. In their 1.5 years as an active touring band ZAUM have amassed 100+ shows (mainly international) under their belts including support stints for Voivod, Pentagram, and Cauldron. ZAUM’s second and latest full length musical chapter “Eidolon” was released October 24, 2016 via I HATE worldwide.
ECMA 2016 Award – (Kyle McDonald) Sound Engineer Of The Year (includes the Mixing/Mastering of Eidolon)
GRID CITY MAGAZINE – 100 Essential NB Releases Of 2016 (#6)
MORE FUZZ – Top 25 Albums Of 2016 (#10)
DOOM CHARTS FOR NOVEMBER 2016 (#19)
107-3 SAINT JOHN’S TOP 100 MOST PLAYED ALBUMS OF 2016
TEETH OF THE DIVINE STAFF PICKS BEST ALBUMS OF 2016
SPUTNIK MUSIC BEST DOOM ALBUM OF 2016
ECMA 2015 Loud Artist Of The Year (Nominee)
Debut full length album “Oracles” was released via “I HATE” (Swedish based) on June 13, 2014 worldwide with distribution via Soulfood/Sony Music throughout Europe, and Century Media in North America. Album available on CD, Cassette Tape, 12” Vinyl and Digitally via Bandcamp & iTunes.
Split 12” LP/Cassette “Himalaya To Mesopotamia” with 2x Polaris Listed Saskatoon based stoner-psych band Shooting Guns – released via Sunmask Records on November 6, 2015.
Sophomore full length album “Eidolon” was released via I HATE on October 24, 2016, with distribution via Plastic Head/Sony Music throughout Europe, and Century Media in North America. Album available on CD, Cassette Tape, 12” Vinyl and Digitally via Bandcamp & iTunes.
Album Title : Eidolon
Release Date: 10/24/16
Label: I HATE (Sweden)
Distribution: Soulfood (EU), Plastic Head (UK/Ireland), Hells Headbangers (North America)
1. Influence Of The Magi (21:00)
2. The Enlightenment (21:00)
Album Length: 42:00
• All songs performed by: ZAUM
• All songs written by: Kyle Alexander McDonald
• Produced by: Kyle Alexander McDonald
• Mixed by: Kyle Alexander McDonald
• Mastered by: Kyle Alexander McDonald
• Album Artwork by: Carter Doody
• Member of SOCAN or ASCAP .
• Canadian Content (MAPL) .
• Album Band Line Up:
– Kyle Alexander McDonald (bass/vocal/synth/textures)
– Christopher Lewis (drums/percussion)
2016 – Eidolon (I HATE)
2015 – Himalaya To Mesopotamia (split LP with Shooting Guns via Sunmask Records)
2014 – Oracles (I HATE)
Voivod, Bison, Pentagram, Cauldron, Harsh Toke, Mokomokai, Telepathy, Galvano, Hymn, Red Apollo, Earthship, Kuato, Flying Fortress, Snailking, Wilt.
2017 – Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, Netherlands
2016 – Haywire Festival – Timisoara, Romania
2015 – Mud City Meltdown – Moncton, NB
2014 – Incubate Festival – Tilburg, Netherlands