Spirit Adrift – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – May 24th, 2019

Spirit Adrift

Convention-spurning, uninhibited psychedelic metal from Phoenix with new LP, 'Divided By Darkness'

Spirit Adrift

Atriarch, Eight Bells

Fri, May 24, 2019

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

$12 ADV / $14 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seating

Spirit Adrift
Spirit Adrift
While Spirit Adrift made many take notice with their debut album “Chained To Oblivion”, it is on “Curse Of Conception” their stellar second album, and first with new label 20 Buck Spin, that the band has taken a giant leap forward in songwriting prowess, production and confidence. From the Metallica / Priest like opening moments of ‘Earthbound’ to the epic closing of “Onward, Inward”, Spirit Adrift are aiming sky high with burning focus and peak vigor.

The aforementioned ‘Earthbound’ is a standard bearer for album-opening songcraft, leading into the colossal title track, a grungy and twisting radio-ready crawler. ‘To Fly On Broken Wings’ & ‘Graveside Invocation’ continue to show that any of the eight tracks on ‘Curse Of Conception’ could stand as featured singles. Throughout the duration brick heavy riff assembly, somber southern atmospherics and grand melodies entwine flawlessly into perfect metallic majesty, exemplified succinctly and totally in the instrumental ‘Wakien’ for example.

With a host of fantastic albums released by their contemporaries lately, Spirit Adrift has taken their craft to an ascendent new level on ‘Curse Of Conception’ earning their rightful place among the top tier of modern metal bands clawing their way above and beyond the underground scene. Now more than at any time metal has become the lifeblood of rock music and Spirit Adrift offer ‘Curse Of Conception’ as an embodiment of that perseverant vitality.
American punk-rooted blackened death and doom metal outfit from Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2009.
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.