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Open Your Mind's Eye for this Premiere of MONDO DRAG's "Initiation"

Posted by on January 13, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Oakland's Mondo Drag play a heavy and proggy brand of psych music. The group relocated to Oakland by way of Iowa, and the move has seen to done a number on their music. Since the move, they have been heavily influenced by groups such as King Crimson, Goblin, Magma, and Yes. The cosmic quintet have ventured into the realm of expanding their sonic range and are looking to explore new areas they haven't before on their upcoming album, The Occultation of Light, which is due for release on February 26th through Riding Easy Records.

We are lucky enough to have for you a premiere of a new song from this impeding album. The album's first, and aptly titled, track, "Initiation". The song is five and a half minutes of soul warming psychedelic rock that serves as a tasty sample for what the rest of The Occultation of Light holds. "Initiation" is groovy and infectious in execution, highlighted by lengthy guitar riffs and spacey synths and organ. You can preorder a digital copy of the album through Mondo Drag's Bandcamp page and reserve your physical copy at Riding Easy Records' webstore.

The track listing and album artwork for The Occultation of Light is as follows:

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

The band is about to hit the road:

January 14 San Francisco, CA The Chapel (w/Mastodon)

January 20 Sacramento, CA Press Club

January 21 Santa Cruz, CA Crepe Place

January 26 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex

January 30 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

February 18 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s

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 29 Berlin, Germany Astra (Desertfest)

Mondo Drag - TOOL

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