Conceived and recorded only a short time after their mother’s death from cancer, Demise of a Body cosists of a single movement , with their unrivalled blending of styles – hardcore, sludge, post-rock and spoken word – encompassing multiple pieces throughout the 26 –minutes. Recorded in a single take, Demise of a Body comes both as powerful document to a loved one, and a cathartic outpouring of grief.
In conjunction with the release of “Demise of a Body,” Shahman will be playing a release show, October 16 in Toronto.
We’ve been talking about doing a split between these two bands for over a year, and it’s always been tucked in the back - but at some point things align, and you manage to bring it out.
Two of Alberta’s gruffest roots-rockers together, Calgary’s Cold Water come with two ghostly, steel-laden numbers; “Kevin Wrestles the Angel” is a trem-heavy prayer for a much needed blessing, while the more straight-ahead “Blue Furnace Flame” speaks a freezing evocation of a prairie drive. Edmonton’s Eamon McGrath (yeah, he may live elsewhere at the moment, but he’ll always be Edmontonian to us) extends a self-recorded haunter with “Chlorine,” lost love(?), breaking into pools, all the bitter shit that loafs in the memory.
NEWS: Cold Water / Eamon McGrath split 7” coming soon!
Got some hot news. Super psyched to announce the upcoming release of a split between Calgary’s Cold Water and Edmonton’s (he’ll always be an Edmontonian to us) Eamon McGrath - two of Canada’s true purveyors of heavy roots-rock. Folk should never be an excuse to be light-weight and sentimental, but rather a chance to reflect the world at large, get gruff and hoarse and air out feelings from the gut.
We’ve been talking about doing this split for over a year, and now that the tests have been OK’ed, it’s finally happening. Should be out within the month, keep your eyes and ears peeled!
Be sure to catch Cold Water at Sled Island, be sure to catch Eamon everywhere else.