Portland, OR doom / sludge titans NORSKA (featuring members of YOB) are currently streaming their debut self-titled release via Decibel Magazine at this location. The album sees its official release on 12” vinyl today via Brutal Panda Records and is available for purchase here. The 5 song, 40 minute debut was recorded by Adam Bradley Pike (BLACK ELK, RED FANG) at Toadhouse Studios in the band’s hometown of Portland, OR and has been called “Sludge metal with style" by About.com and “like being beaten, slowly, with sledgehammers, wielded by a crew that’s staggering relentlessly toward the brink of insanity” by No Clean Singing. Mixing heavy, meditative riffs and a thundering rhythm section with psychedelic flourishes, NORSKA’s debut proves they are true masters of their craft.
The band is currently on tour with the mighty YOB, who also share bassist Aaron Rieseberg. A complete listing of dates is listed below.
NORSKA TOUR DATES:
*All dates below with YOB*
09/18 Phoenix/Tempe, AZ – Rogue (feat. Cormorant)
09/19 San Diego, CA – Casbah (feat. Cormorant)
09/20 Los Angeles, CA – Down & Out (feat. Cormorant)
09/21 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar (feat. Acid King)
09/22 Arcata, CA – Alibi
09/23 Eugene, OR – Oak St Speakeasy