Wednesday, January 3, 2018

King Woman - Manna


KING WOMAN is a band who haunts you. Their stunning debut full-length, "Created in the Image of Suffering", is a crushing yet bleak listen and “Deny” is perhaps the most powerful piece of the album, check it out here!.

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 was released in February 2017.

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

Today’s tune ”Manna” is taken from the new album "Created in the Image of Suffering”. A soft calling vocal haunt and creeping guitar lead the set, Kristina Esfandiari’s powerful multilayered vocals never let the listener feel completely comfortable.



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