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KING WOMAN Share ‘Created In The Image Of Suffering’ Full Album Stream via Noisey

Photo Credit: Rob Williamson
“One of the young year’s most powerful rock records to date.” – Pitchfork

Over the course of the last seven years, Bay Area’s KING WOMAN have crafted a sound thoroughly their own – a sound that harnesses the elastic textures and temporality of drone and metallic shoegaze alongside the transcendental, melancholic power of doom. Their forthcoming full-length Created in the Image of Suffering (due out February 24th via Relapse Records), picks where their debut EP (Doubt; 2014, Flenser) left off while expanding on their sonic palette with a profoundly crafted opus of dirgey, ethereal doom-rock. Listen to Created in the Image of Suffering in its entirety today on Noisey at this location.

Created in the Image of Suffering was recorded with engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Wreck & Reference, Oathbreaker) at the Atomic Garden in Palo Alto, CA. Each song evokes 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 a catharsis for years of religious and mental torment, KING WOMAN truly suffer to create their art.

Check out KING WOMAN’s previously released, extremely emotional and powerful music video for “Deny” below.

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KING WOMAN will tour throughout 2017 in support of Created in the Image of Suffering; they’ll kick off the run with a string of west coast headline dates and have been tapped as support for part of the Oathbreaker U.S. tour in March. Additionally, KING WOMAN will tour Europe with True Widow and select dates with Chelsea Wolfe. Check out the full tour routing below.

King Woman Tour Dates

KING WOMAN is:
Kristina Esfandiari – Vocals
Colin Gallagher – Guitar
Joey Raygoza – Drums
Peter Arensdorf – Bass

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