ZAUM Announce Canadian & European Tour In Support Of Debut Album

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Canadian doom band Zaum will release their debut full length Oracles on I Hate Records June 13th. In support of the release, the band has announced a lengthy tour that will take them across Canada and Europe starting later in the month. Zaum’s emphasis is on doom that explores elements of the old middle-east, and you can stream the fourteen minute track “Omen” below via Bandcamp. It’s an absolutely stunning track that draws you in with spacier melodies and utilizes every second of its longer run time. Hopefully U.S. dates are in the works for sometime next year, but if you’re in Canada or Europe check out the full list of dates below.

(Moncton, NB) – ZAUM have announced the dates for a summer/fall Canadian and European tour in support of their new album ‘Oracles’ due out June 13, 2014 on veteran Swedish label I Hate.

The band will join forces with Halifax atmospheric post-rock band Kuato for a dual album release tour throughout Eastern & Atlantic Canada this August, and later this fall will trek to Europe for an extensive 31 date tour throughout September-October. The album’s single ‘Omen’ can be streamed here.

“The heart of ZAUM lies in the old middle-east while the message via the mind (mantra) is translated into a droned doom space.” commented frontman Kyle McDonald, “We’re very much on our own trip and not trying to fit in with any pre-ventured path or formula of any kind. We hope to induce a deeper state of thought.”

The 4-song, 50 minute full length debut album ‘Oracles’ by the Moncton, New Brunswick based “Middle-Eastern Mantra Doom” 2-piece band can be ordered here – available on LP/CD/Cassette.


Canadian tour dates:
June 13 – Pictou, NS @ Trenton Youth Center
June 14 – Sydney, NS @ Fox Den
June 20 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Fishbones ^
June 21 – Saint John, NB @ Pub Down Under ^
July 5 – Halifax, NS @ Bus Stop Theatre
Aug 2 – Quebec City, QC @ Salle Unisson *
Aug 4 – Kingston, ON @ The Artel *
Aug 5 – Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge *
Aug 6 – Kitchener, ON @ The Outpost *
Aug 7 – Toronto, ON @ The Boat *
Aug 8 – Ottawa, ON @ House of TARG *
Aug 9 – Montreal, QC @ Drones *
Aug 15 – Moncton, NB @ Esquire Tavern *
Aug 16 – Charlottetown, PEI @ TBA
Aug 22 – Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse *
Aug 23 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex *
* indicates with Kuato
^ indicates dates with Bison B.C.

European tour dates:
Sept 17 – Liège, BE @ La Zone
Sept 18 – Brussels, BE @ DNA
Sept 19 – Mönchengladbach, DE @ Wetschewell
Sept 20 – Cologne, DE @ Limes
Sept 21 – Tilburg, NL @ Incubate Festival
Sept 22 – Amsterdam, NL @ TBA
Sept 23 – Roskilde, DK @ TBA
Sept 24 – Copenhagen, DK @ Stengade
Sept 25 – Linköping, SE @ L’Orient **
Sept 26 – Stockholm, SE @ Pussy-A-Go-Go **
Sept 27 – Jönköping, SE @ Insikten **
Sept 28 – Oslo, NO @ Vulcan Arena
Sept 30 – Dresden, DE @ Chemiefabrik
Oct 1 – Berlin, DE @ The Jägerklause
Oct 2 – Rostock, DE @ Jaz
Oct 3 – Brno, CZ @ Boro
Oct 4 – Bardejov, SL @ BAŠTA – Culture Centrum
Oct 5 – Budapest, HU @ TBA
Oct 6 – Timosaora, RO @ Atelier DIY
Oct 7 – Bucharest, RO @ Club Underworld
Oct 8 – Szeged, HU @ Live Music Club
Oct 9 – Sarajevo, Bosnia @ FisKultura
Oct 10 – Beltinci, SI @ Ambasada ŠKM
Oct 11 – Linz, AT @ Kapu
Oct 12 – Bistrica ob Sotli, SI @ Klub Metulj
Oct 13 – Maribor, SI @ Gustaf Hall – Pekarna
Oct 14 – Pilsen, CZ @ Divadlo pod Lampou
Oct 15 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
Oct 16 – Mutisov, CZ @ Workshop
Oct 17 – Leipzig, DE @ TBA
Oct 18 – Hamburg, DE @ TBA
** indicates with Ocean Chief


“Compared to Om, it’s heavier, more intricate and perhaps even better!”
– Metantoine’s Magickal Realm 8.7/10

“Each track subtly pulls the listener further out of what they consider to be reality and ushers them into worlds long since forgotten.”
– The Midland Rocks 8/10

“Zaum create a unique, otherworldy sound that takes us on a journey through time to the blood-soaked sands of an ancient Middle East. ”
– Doom Metal Heaven 7/10


About ZAUM

ZAUM formed in 2013 when Shevil frontman Kyle Alexander McDonald and Iron Giant frontman Christopher Lewis forged a musical path toward the dark realizations of the ancient middle east; in the form of a monolithic doomy mantra based psychedelic experience featuring bass and drums integrated with sitar and synth textures.

The bands live presence is very true to its recorded form, featuring McDonald’s both melodic and dark vocal styles combined with elements of sectional Mongolian throat singing. Observers experience a calming process of reality whereby the astral and physical planes can co-exist and be understood from a natural perspective.

Both members of ZAUM have played shows across North American for two decades in their previous endeavors, now with one sole focused goal of spreading its creations beyond North America and throughout the world.

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