The Italian MESSA plays an evoking doom metal with a dark jazz twist. Deliciously haunting female vocals, rhodes piano and 70’s fuzz guitars combine to conjure a sound that is all of their own. It's like a mix between a doomy JEX THOTH with BOHREN UND DER CLUB OF GORE atmosphere, topped with URFAUST and John Coltrane, interesting, hell yeah.
The band has moved from the droning occult doom of their first LP "Belfry" to a new, darker and more atmospheric approach clearly showcased in their new record "Feast for Water", a concept album centered on the introspective, symbolic and ritual features of the liquid element.
The Italian 4-piece band MESSA emerged on the first day of 2014. The extreme diversity of their musical background immediately proved to be essential in the construction of the band’s sound: Prog, Black Metal, Punk, Dark Ambient, jazz, Blues and Doom. all those influences have been channeled into a sonic cauldron that the band defines “Scarlet Doom”
“a belfry obscuring your mind, calling you to come by...
MARCO MESSA bass/guitars (the sade, sultan bathery)
SARA voice (restos humanos)
ALBERTO lead guitar (glincolti, douge)
MISTYR drums (nox interitus,Sterbenzeit)
MESSA is out touring with SABBATH ASSEMBLY, I will do my best to check them out when they come to Stockhom, to bad that MESSA ain't following them here, see the dates for MESSA tour below.
Today's tune "Leah", the third track from "Feast for Water" album, released April 2018 on Aural Music, Video by Laura Sans, Written and shot by Laura Sans and Marco Messa, enjoy!
“Blood and Water Tour 2019”
DE – 02/05 Mannheim, 7er Club
DE – 03/05 Dudefest Karlsruhe
FR – 04/05 Paris, Glazart
UK – 05/05 Desertfest London
BE – 06/05 TBA
DE – 07/05 Leipzig, Ilses Erika
AT – 08/05 Linz, Kapu
PL – 09/05 Krakow, Alchemia
PL – 10/05 Warsaw, Hydrozagadka
PL – 11/05 Into the Abyss Festival, Wroclaw
DE – 12/05 Berlin, Berghain Kantine
More info @
Official Messa Bandcamp
Listen to ”Messa - Leah" on Spotify!
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