Occultation are a metal band that nearly defy comparison. Baroque, otherworldly guitar and bass dance melodically over shifting time signatures, underpinning dissonant, eerie, male and female vocals; the overall effect evoking a haunted fortress, one hidden somewhere just above the clouds. With one foot in the post-psychedelic 70s, try to imagine Mortuary Drape in a collision with The Art Bears, if you will—if you can!
The band were invited to My Castle of Quiet on the strength of a video shot by Beware of The Blog contributor (((unARTig))), as well as their 3-song CDr demo, Somber Dawn, which received heavy airplay on the show.
Occultation now bring us their live set, in-person and in real time, on MCoQ.
Their debut album, Three & Seven, is out now.
You may want to read this article.
I arise, in an unfamiliar place, with two small, red bite marks on my neck, and begin playing records, @ midnight.
Occultation @ 12:30 a.m. approx.
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