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Mondo Drag Stream New Album The Occultation of Light via Metal Sucks


Mondo Drag, the Oakland band Metal Injection described as creating “soul warming psychedelic rock,” stream their new album, The Occultation of Light (Feb. 26, RidingEasy Records) via Metal Sucks (http://www.metalsucks.net/2016/02/22/exclusive-premiere-mondo-drag-the-occultation-of-light/).

“Each of our albums has directional changes in songwriting and this third chapter is no exception,” says vocalist/keyboardist John Gamino. “Since moving to Oakland, we’ve been privy to the large amount of music that flows through a major cultural center.  We’ve seen legendary acts like Magma, King Crimson, Goblin, and Yes. We are always trying to expand our sonic range and we definitely explore some new areas on the new album that we’ve not been to before.”

Mondo Drag launch a brief U.S. tour on March 11 in Denver, joining Pentagram for a series of both U.S. and European tour dates before teaming for a European outing with Elder as well as performances at Roadburn and Desertfest.

March 11  Denver, CO  Hi-Dive
March 12  Columbia, MO  Café Berlin
March 14  Atlanta, GA  Masquerade (w/Pentagram)
March 15  Nashville, TN  Exit/In (w/Pentagram)
March 17  Dallas, TX  Gas Monkey (w/Pentagram)
March 18  Houston, TX  Warehouse Live (w/Pentagram)
March 19  Austin, TX  The Lost Well (w/Pentagram)
April 6  Lindau, Germany  Club Vaudeville (w/Pentagram)
April 7  Munich, Germany  Backstage Big Hall (w/Pentagram)
April 8  Wiesbaden, Germany  Schlachthof Wiesbaden Big Hall (w/Pentagram)
April 9  Durbuy, Belgium  Durbuy Rock Festival
April 11  Bezirk Landstrasse, Austria  Arena Big Hall (w/Pentagram)
April 12  Jena, Germany  F-Haus (w/Pentagram)
April 14  Hamburg, Germany  Klubsen (w/Pentagram)
April 15  Tilburg, Netherlands  013 (Roadburn Festival)
April 16  Karlsruhe, Germany  (w/Elder)
April 19  Aalborg, Denmark  1000 Fryd
April 20  Stavanger,Norway  Folkden (w/Elder)
April 21  Bergen, Norway  Hulen (w/Elder)
April 22  Oslo, Norway  Bla (w/Elder)
April 23  Gothenburg, Sweden  Truckstop Alaska (w/Elder)
April 25  Kobenhavn K, Denmark  Loppen (w/Elder)
April 26  Kiel, Germany  Schaubude
April 27  Muenster, Germany  Sputnikhalle (w/Elder)
April 28  Chemnitz, Germany  AJZ Talschock (w/Elder)
April 29  Berlin, Germany  Astra (Desertfest)

Pre-orders for the eight-song album are available now via www.mondodrag.bandcamp.com and iTunes (http://apple.co/1Oz5jB2). Physical pre-orders are available via RidingEasy Records’ web store (www.ridingeasyrecords.com).

The Occultation of Light track list:

1. Initiation
2. Out of Sight
3. Rising Omen
4. Incendiary Procession
5. The Eye
6. In Your Head (Parts I & II)
7. Dying Light
8. Ride The Sky (Bonus Track)

The Occultation of Light was produced by Phil Manley (Trans Am, Wooden Shjips), recorded live, tracked and mixed on analog tape at El Studio in San Francisco. Mondo Drag is John Gamino (vocals/keys), Nolan Girard (guitar/synth), Jake Sheley (guitar), Andrew O’Neil (bass) and Ventura Garcia (drums).

Justen Bieber