American one-man blackened doom metal band Mizmor premiere a brand new album »Prosaic« in its entirety!
»Prosaic« will be released this Friday, July 21st, 2023 via Profound Lore Records.
01. Only An Expanse
02. No Place To Arrive
03. Anything But
Mizmor mastermind A.L.N. comments: “»Prosaic« drops this Friday! All formats have landed and are being shipped out to pre-orderers around the world as we speak. I’m really pleased with how all the formats came out, especially these lovely tip-on gatefold jackets. I’m so excited for y’all to hear the full album Friday! Don’t forget to snag a copy of the 2LP, CD, tape, or digital album as well as the album cover short and long sleeve t-shirts. You can find these through either Profound Lore Records Evil Greed or myself. Links to all things »Prosaic«: linktr.ee/mizmorprosaic. I will have all the items available on our upcoming tour.”
Courtesy of All Noir PR:
Portland, Oregon based one-man blackened doom metal act Mizmor has announced its new album »Prosaic«, slated to be released on July 21st via Profound Lore Records.
Mizmor on the new album: “The idea behind »Prosaic« was to make an intentionally less conceptual, more slice-of-life record. I wanted to make an album that was less precious and obsessed-over, more honest and real; less grandiose and more human.”
Photo by M. Garcia
He continues: “I found it an interesting challenge to find the line between ‘you can do better’ and ‘you’re beating a dead horse.’ I tried to make my process more efficient and even fun at times. I simply wanted to share, but if that meant exacting all-out perfectionism, I wasn’t going to make a record. Right now I’m interested in making less self-indulgent music. The themes are the absurdity/futility/purpose/meaning of work, mindfulness/consciousness/living in the present moment/shedding illusions, depression/acceptance/contentment. This is the first Mizmor album without any content relating to god/atheism. You also won’t hear any shrieks.”
Founded in 2012, the content behind Mizmor is that of the existential – primal and innate musings about cause, purpose, self, and god. It is the search for light and truth, or the fact that there is none. It comes from an embittered, burned, confused, and broken heart. It is the fight for survival when reason and foundation has turned to nothingness. It is the crashing down of towers of falsehood and the freedom that comes through a certain kind of grief. Ultimately, Mizmor is the manifestation of a long-felt depression whose end is not in sight and with four brand new tracks spanning over 46 minutes, another intimate chapter of Mizmor is about to be revealed.
»Prosaic« was written, performed, produced, and recorded by A.L.N. at Albilith Studio in 2022. Mix by Sonny DiPerri at Octopus Beak and master by Adam Goncalves at Telegraph Mastering. Stunning artwork by Bryan Proteau.
»Prosaic« is now available for pre-order at THIS LOCATION!
Mizmor summer 2023 tour dates:
07/27 – Seattle, WA – Substation *
07/28 – Portland, OR – Star Theater *
07/29 – Oakland, CA – Eli’s Mile High Club *
07/30 – Los Angeles, CA – Knitting Factory *
07/31 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick *
08/01 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Underground
08/02 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
08/04 – Austin, TX – Valhalla
08/05 – Houston, TX – Black Magic
08/06 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia w/ THOU
08/08 – Orlando, FL – Conduit †
08/09 – Atlanta, GA – Boggs Social (w/Dreadnought) †
08/10 – Nashville, TN – Drkmttr †
08/11 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern †
08/12 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery †
08/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus †
08/15 – Boston, MA – Middle East (Upstairs) †
08/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie †
08/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground †
08/18 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary †
08/19 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Music Joint †
08/20 – Oshkosh, WI – Eroding Winds †
08/21 – Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade †
08/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar †
08/24 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive †
08/25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Crucial Fest
† w/ Unreqvited