Magna Carta Holy Grails.
Portland-based four-piece Grails have been wowing listeners with their very particular brand of Morricone-inspired post rock for some time now, and have just announced the second collection of Black Tar Prophecies releases. The first compilation emerged in 2006 and collected up Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the series, and the new release is set to finish things off for now at least by gathering parts 4 and 5, and adding the as yet unreleased part 6.
Volume 4 originally appeared back in 2010 on the Important imprint, while Volume 5 was a split with Finnish rockers Pharaoh Overlord, so it’s a blessing to have all the material in one place finally. The new material however is what’s getting us really excited, having been described by the band as running the gamut from “found-sound collage to moody, piano-driven soundtracks to obscure erotic horror films that never existed (but should have).” Certainly if you take a look at the album trailer below, it seems to back up this claim.
The band are also set to tour North America in September, bringing their shadowy sounds to a host of U.S. and Canada venues.
9/10 Nashville, TN – The End
9/11 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
9/12 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
9/13 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
9/14 Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
9/15 New York, NY – St Vitus
9/16 Boston, MA – Great Scott
9/17 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
9/18 Toronto, ON – The Drake
9/19 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
9/20 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
9/21 Lexington, KY – Boomslang Festival
The Black Tar Prophecies Vols 4, 5 & 6 is due for release October 1 via Temporary Residence Ltd. [via Exclaim]