SubRosa – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – November 16th, 2016


Mississippi Studios and Xray FM Present the experimental sludge doom band from SLC


Eight Bells, Jamais Jamais

Wed, November 16, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

SubRosa is an experimental sludge-doom band from Salt Lake City, a city plagued by the tension of opposites, bleeding with churning counterculture, and a fertile breeding ground for modern pioneers.
Eight Bells
EIGHT BELLS was formed in 2010 by Melynda Jackson and is a songwriting collaboration with bassist Haley Westeiner and drummer Chris VanHuffel. Based in Portland, Oregon, Eight Bells explores dark sonic realms with a blackened dissonance combining anguished screams with ethereal, haunting female vocals. Debut album, The Captain’s Daughter, was recorded by Billy Anderson and released in 2013 by Seventh Rule and on vinyl by The Flenser. In support of the album’s release, Eight Bells toured in support of Agalloch and SubRosa, appeared on the Fall Into Darkness festival and also performed at Project Pabst and Crucial Fest.

Press for The Captain’s Daughter:

Iron Hops “A+. ... a complex and genre-bending masterpiece.”

Echoes and Dust "...head-bang inducing, ethereal and gloriously unpredictable.”

Steel for Brains “a damn near perfect concoction of black metal atmosphere with the spiraling aesthetic of progressive rock at its most unpredictable... an exercise in the experimental as each track moves forward with atomic precision.”

EIGHT BELLS’ sophomore album, Landless, is to be released in February 2016. This effort sees Eight Bells experience a change in personnel with drummer Rae Amitay, but once again join forces with legendary producer/engineer Billy Anderson. The material offers a definitive evolution of their sound, and will be released on vinyl/digital formats via Battleground Records and on tape via Tartarus Records. Eight Bells has also been chosen as direct support for Voivod and Vektor this February, where they will tour the Northeastern United States.
Jamais Jamais
Jamais Jamais had their humble beginnings when Melynda flew in for a visit to Portland, OR from Portland, ME to visit sister, Erin. This time together in late 2010 included a week long recording session that resulted in two unreleased demo songs, Nothing and Winter Skies. They decided to call them selves Jamais Jamais (Jhah-may Jhah-may), meaning Never Never in French. To them their name chosen was a funny play on words. Its a double negative which equals a positive, like happy in a sad way and sad in a happy way, not unlike their music.

Melynda made a big move to Portland, OR a year later to see where the music with Erin could take them. After having a couple musician friends, Dave Smits and Alex Roy, play with them live and writing many songs, they joined forces with NW classically trained musicians Donna Potts and Camelia Nine. Two sisters from New England and two friends from the Pacific NW became Jamais Jamais as it is today. Their combined influences of folk, classical, soul, pop, doom and rock have played an integral part in the musical identity and unification of Jamais Jamais.