King Woman

Created in the Image of Suffering Created in the Image of Suffering

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San Francisco's KING WOMAN unveil their debut full-length Created In The Image of Suffering, a profoundly crafted opus of brooding, ethereal doom-rock. Led by the hypnotic and breathy vocal dramatics of Kristina Esfandiari, KING WOMAN harness the elastic textures and temporality of drone and metallic shoegaze alongside the transcendental, melancholic power of doom. Recorded with engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Wreck & Reference, Oathbreaker) at the Atomic Garden, Created In The Image of Suffering's seven compositions evoke rich, gloomy imagery with crumbling washes of blurred, billowing distortion densely layered atop hazy, psychedelic atmospheres that call to mind a surrealistic Black Sabbath fronted by Mazzy Star. Complete with deeply personal, introspective lyrics that serve as catharsis for years of religious and mental torment, KING WOMAN truly suffer to create their art.

Bio

Formed in 2009 by Kristina Esfandiari, the Bay Area’s KING WOMAN began as a solo project then later developed into a full band. Over the course of the last seven years, KING WOMAN have crafted a sound thoroughly their own – a sound that harnesses the elastic textures and temporality of drone and doom metal alongside the strength and evocative power of artists like Mazzy Star, Royal Thunder, Grouper, and many more. The band’s debut EP Doubt (released on leading SF avantgarde imprint The Flenser in 2014) paired weighty subject matter such as religious abuse (which allowed Esfandiari’s lyrical ingenuity to really shine) with cathartic, brooding, and hypnotic songwriting with a transcendental feel.

With Esfandiari’s lush and dramatic vocals, KING WOMAN go far beyond mere stoner metal. The band’s compositions call to mind rich, detailed imagery and powerful atmospheres that elevate their music beyond classification. KING WOMAN‘s mystical sound resonated strongly enough to catch the attention of Relapse Records, who signed KING WOMAN in 2016. KING WOMAN‘s debut full-length Created in the Image of Suffering, recorded at Jack Shirley’s Atomic Garden, will see an early 2017 release via Relapse.

KING WOMAN is: Kristina Esfandiari, Colin Gallagher, Joey Raygoza, Peter Arensdorf

Tracklist

Citios
Utopia
Deny
Shame
Hierophant
Worn
Manna
Hem

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San Francisco, California - USA

Album Details

Artist

King Woman

Album Title

Created in the Image of Suffering

Street Date

02/24/2017

Order Due Date

01/27/2017

Discount

3% (ends 03/02/2017)

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Relapse

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

781676736324

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

RLP7673632

Album Details

Artist

King Woman

Album Title

Created in the Image of Suffering

Street Date

02/24/2017

Order Due Date

01/27/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Relapse

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP19

UPC

781676736317

Box Lot

50

Catalog #

RLP7673631

Tour Dates

Bandsintown

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