Ninth Moon Black Release Party, Cetacean, Broken Dead, Mike Scheidt of YOB

June 2, 2018 - 9:00pm

           On Saturday, June 2, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome Ninth Moon Black back to the WOW Hall for an Album Release Party along with special guests Cetacean, Broken Dead and a solo set from Mike Scheidt of YOB.

Ninth Moon Black is an instrumental band from the Pacific Northwest, conjuring musical influences from the realms of psychedelic, ambient and post-metal.  The band is known for its intricate melodic passages, emotionally driven progressions and unique yet cohesive song structures.

Since the release of 2012's Chronophage, Ninth Moon Black has seen a lot of changes.  With two new members, the band has spent the interim six years writing and producing their newest, most forward looking album Amaranthine.  Set for release on June 1, 2018, Amaranthine features seven interwoven tracks of highly atmospheric and textured progressive metal. 

NMB's melodic, guitar driven sound is still well intact, and this new release pushes the limits of what their unique songwriting structure is capable of bringing into creation. Again produced at Eugene's Gung Ho Studios, Ninth Moon Black paid extra attention to production with Amaranthine. From the lightest of ambience to the heaviest, trudging progressions, this new record's engulfing themes of solitude and loss are portrayed emotionally and with true instrumental power.

Cetacean is on a 7-date west coast tour (May 28-June 2) in support of their latest EP, Dichotomy -- a seething maelstrom that expands from their first release, Breach | Submerge.  Featuring members of Horse, Ancestors, ex-Black Sheep Wall, and Exhausted Prayer, their crushing three-guitar foundation is heightened by surreal lyrical and vocal landscapes and eclectic instrumentation (saxophone, percussion). 

With a force and theatricality that crash and mend into a unique blend of prog-doom metal, Cetacean is sultry, mesmerizing, and undeniably heavy. 

With a genre description of “dark melodic hardcore/crust/punk/thrash”, Eugene’s Broken Dead is Manda (guitar and vocals, Austin (guitar and vocals), Karen (bass) and Jake (drums).

Mike Scheidt of YOB will be on hand for a rare solo set.  YOB sold out the WOW Hall in February.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.


Door Time: 
June 2, 2018 - 8:00pm
$10 Advance, $12 Day of Show