Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hull's Beyond The Lightless Sky LP 
Streaming On AOL Music

Announce North American Tour Dates With The F*cking Wrath
Sophomore LP Out Next Week On The End Records

"Beyond The Lightless Sky, doesn't stay in one place for too long; instead, it veers between motorcycle-revving D-beat, bog-trawling doom, sinister black metal, Neurosis drum-offs and hypnotic passages that gnash like a venom-dripping cousin to the final Isis album." -- Village Voice

"While drawing from the thunder of Isis and early Mastodon, the band also creeps in soaring melodies that border on Torche territory." -- Brooklyn Vegan

"Headbanging, growling, deliciously downtuned stoner metal. Hull s three guitar attack achieves maximum sludgery, bashing your skull into the wall with a sledgehammer and smearing your brains across the floor." -- Metalsucks

"Hull are well-educated in the school of metal, proving themselves to be as equally adept at Melvins-derived abstract, skull-crushing sludge as they are at proggy-guitar workouts or spiralling thrash-cum-punk riffs..." -- The Skinny

"Brooklyn-based quintet Hull have been raising eyebrows in the underground metal scene with their engrossing blend of Neurosis-esque post-metal ambience, Mastodon-like downtuned southern groove, intricate progressive structures and psychedelic doom rumblings." -- One Metal


Hailing from the streets of Brooklyn, HULL has yet again emerged with a creation to outlive the ages. Hard at work since the release of their debut album, Sole Lord, in 2009, ideas were envisioned and the mighty wind of creativity brought upon this Earth the latest saga, Beyond The Lightless Sky.

Digging further into the past, the Mayan epic takes the listener through a division of two brothers and the struggles that they are faced with. One finds salvation amongst the stars and the wisdom of a stranger, while the other is mesmerized with the bloodthirsty belief of sacrifice and self mutilation. In silence lies a realm that exists outside the plane of fear.

Taking the new songs on the road, HULL embarked on a successful mission to Austin for the SXSW festival to then triumphantly return and join forces with longtime friend and talented engineer/percussionist, Brett Romnes (IATA). Within an enormous, darkened club, many nights fell into morning as the immense sound was captured for the album, then finally putting the recording into the hands of a mixing madman, Billy Anderson. With such experience as The Melvins, Neurosis and Eyehategod, the journey was brutally finished.

Known to behold vast sound expanses, HULL maximizes harmony and tone within one monstrous palate. Upon your brow, focus, as a furious whip of intermingling guitars propel you through the atmosphere as a low pulse resonates through your entire being while the pounding drums blanket all chasms of reality. Find yourself immersed in a musical tide as it is played out before your ears beyond the lightless sky.

Hull is A. Mack, C. Laietta V, S.B. Dunn, J. Stieber, and N. Palmirotto. Also on Beyond The Lightless Sky, Jarboe (vocals), Fade Kainer of Batillus, Jarboe, Inswarm (keys/ambiance), and Joe Merolla (cello). Artwork by Tamara Waite-Santibanez.


North American Tour Dates

10/23 - Golden West Cafe - Baltimore, MD *
10/24 - Strange Matter - Richmond, VA *^
10/25 - Milestone - Charlotte, NC *
10/26 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA *
10/27 - Wormhole - Savannah, GA *
10/28 - The Snooze - West Palm Beach, FL *
10/29 - TFW on FEST - Gainesville, FL *
11/01 - Siberia - New Orleans, LA *
11/02 - Brian Street Tavern - Dallas, TX *
11/03 - Red 7 FFF Kickoff Party - Austin, TX *
11/04 - Bash Riprocks - Lubbock, TX *
11/05 - The Open Source Project - Phoenix, AZ *
11/06 - Que Sara - Long Beach, CA *
11/07 - Vacation Vinyl (early show) - Los Angeles, CA
11/07 - Mountain Bar (late show) - Los Angeles, CA
11/08 - Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA
11/14 - Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT
11/15 - Old Curtis Street - Denver, CO
11/17 - Downtown - Little Rock, AR
11/19 - Nightlight - Chapel Hill, NC
11/20 - Johhny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA
# w/ Rwake
* w/ The F*cking Wrath
^ w/ Thrones