Beastmaker Release New Video For “Evil One”

Beastmaker’s new album Inside The Skull is set for release next Friday May 19th via Rise Above Records. Inside The Skull is not just a muscular hymn to the glory days of heavy metal’s genesis and early prosperity: this is a vital, virile and venomous slab of wildly creative but spiritually pure doom devastation, designed to rescue us from the drab harshness of present day reality and transport us somewhere cooler, somewhere better and, in the best way possible, somewhere much heavier. Recorded and produced by the band themselves, in their own self-built studio, it’s an album with great depths and a macabre heart.

The glittering technological future we were all promised has turned into a dystopian nightmare. If music must reflect the times, the hour has plainly come to reject the mainstream status quo and get down to the roots and rhythms of life’s elemental heaviness. And that’s where Beastmaker comes in. Purveyors of some of the most ecstatically thunderous and raw doom metal to emerge in decades, this three-man riffing machine from Fresno, California, are manifestly the real deal. Their sound is instantly recognizable and yet thrillingly otherworldly, like all your favorite riffs fed through some perverse malevolent prism and reborn in fresh, overdriven grotesquery.
But while they may superficially appear to servants of a strict Sabbathian code, there is plenty of room for maneuver within the band’s titanic sound. The result of this feverish desire to expand their sonic universe is new album Inside The Skull, a bruising tour-de-force of sinister riffs, skewed blues and looming horror, it is simply one of the heaviest and most mesmerizing albums you will hear in 2017, replete with a special cameo or two.
While they may be reveling in Hitchcockian disquiet, Beastmaker will not be lurking anonymously in the shadows for long. Once Inside The Skull is released, the band will be hitting the road in the US with Zakk Wylde’s Black Sabbath tribute act, Zakk Sabbath, before the band’s campaign to draw the world into this unique maelstrom of pitch-black riffs and morbid tales begins in earnest. Erupting from the underground, this beast is alive and ready to howl.

Pre-Order Inside The Skull on iTunes and Amazon.
BEASTMAKER W/ Zakk Sabbath:
5/17: Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St*
5/18: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
5/19: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
5/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Theatre*
5/21: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter*
5/22: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall*
5/23: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/24: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia Nola*
5/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
5/26: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
5/28: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/30: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/31: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/2: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
6/3: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing*
6/4: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6/6: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
6/7: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
6/8: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
6/10: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
6/17: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
 
*Denotes Headline Show

Beastmaker Announce North American Tour Dates

Beastmaker hail from the unlikely locale of Fresno, California. Sweating profusely in a parched no man’s land about three and a half hours northeast of Los Angeles, the city isn’t exactly a cultural mecca-and yet it’s the birthplace of Hollywood outsiders and weirdos like Sid Haig, Slim Pickens and director Sam Peckinpah. Still, it suffers from an unsurprising dearth of musicians interested in heavy rock.
As the band prepares for the release of their sophomore album Inside the Skull this summer they are ready to hit the road again in North America!  The first run of dates with Mothership and Slow Season begins March 10th in Costa Mesa, CA and runs through March 18th in Seattle, WA.
Following a quick break the band will return to the road supporting Zakk Sabbath (Zakk Wylde’s Black Sabbath Cover Band).  These dates begin May 19th in New York, NY and run through June 10th in San Francisco, CA.  A complete list of all dates can be found below.
Drummer Andrew Alejandro Saldate IV cannot wait to hit the road:
“We are pumped to go out a support our new record Inside The Skull with the rockin folk of Mothership & All star trio of Zakk Sabbath!! It’s gonna be a hell on wheels!!! Look out!!!”
Beastmaker released their debut Lusus Naturae earlier this year via Rise Above Records.  Lusus Naturae is available to order HERE.
Though front man Trevor Church had the concept for Beastmaker as far back as 2006, it wasn’t until he and drummer Andres Alejandro Saldate IV, a.k.a. Juan Bonham, hooked up with bassist John Tucker in 2014 that the band was fully realized.
Beastmaker’s lyrical landscape is awash in imagery from midnight movies and the dark arts, but that’s only part of the picture.
BEASTMAKER W/Mothership and Slowseason:
3/10: Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer
3/11: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
3/12: Santa Cruz, CA @ Blue Lagoon
3/13: Oakland, CA @ The Golden Bull
3/14: Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
3/15: Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub
3/16: Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s
3/17: Portland, OR @ World Famous Kenton Club
3/18: Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse
 
BEASTMAKER W/ Zakk Sabbath:
5/19: New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
5/23: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
5/26: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
5/28: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/30: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/31: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/2: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
6/4: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6/6: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
6/7: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
6/8: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
6/10: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

Beastmaker Announces North American Tour Supporting Monolord

BEASTMAKER hail from the unlikely locale of Fresno, California. Sweating profusely in a parched no man’s land about three and a half hours northeast of Los Angeles, the city isn’t exactly a cultural mecca-and yet it’s the birthplace of Hollywood outsiders and weirdos like Sid Haig, Slim Pickens and director Sam Peckinpah. Still, it suffers from an unsurprising dearth of musicians interested in heavy rock.
BEASTMAKER released their debut Lusus Naturae earlier this year via Rise Above Records.  Lusus Naturae is available to order HERE.  In support of their new album BEASTMAKER will be returning to the road in North America this summer.  The band will be providing direct support to Monolord and Sweat Lodge will open.   The tour begins August 5th in Seattle, WA and runs through September 10th in Vancouver, BC.  A complete list of dates can be found below.
Says front man Trevor Church regarding the upcoming with Monolord, “We are bringing sin to the lower 48 and Canada. Limited clear green vinyl and exclusive tour design t-shirts. Everyone will go home with the mask of Satan!”

Though Church had the concept for BEASTMAKER as far back as 2006, it wasn’t until he and drummer Andres Alejandro Saldate, a.k.a. Juan Bonham, hooked up with bassist John Tucker in 2014 that the band was fully realized. “I was really inspired by old bands and metal,” Church explains. “From the Zombies to Slayer, from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to Black Sabbath. I was really into NWOBHM and what bands like Witchcraft are doing now. After many failed attempts and at least five bands in between, we found John and finally had a solid lineup.”
BEASTMAKER‘s lyrical landscape is awash in imagery from midnight movies and the dark arts, but that’s only part of the picture. “I like to make up stories,” Church says simply. “I use horror movies and the occult as influences but rarely directly. For instance, ‘Mask of Satan’ is me paying homage to the great horror film Black Sunday very directly.  On the other hand, ‘You Must Sin’ is about a woman longing for love and finding it in the most bizarre place, but John will tell you it’s a political song. I like to think that people come up with their own interpretations of what the songs mean and let their minds run free.”
BEASTMAKER:
8/5: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
8/6: Seattle, WA @ The Shakedown
8/8: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
8/9: Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
8/11: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
8/12: Scottsdale, AZ @ The Rogue Bar
8/13: Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
8/15: Ft Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
8/16: Austin, TX @ Sidewinder (Outside)
8/17: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
8/18: San Antonio, TX @ Korova
8/19: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
8/20: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater
8/21: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Kreepy Tiki
8/22: Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
8/23: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
8/24: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
8/26: Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space
8/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
8/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
8/30: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
8/31: Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus
9/1: Toronto, ON @ Coalition
9/2: Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
9/3: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
9/4: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
9/5: Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
9/6: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
9/7: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
9/8: Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
9/9: Portland, OR @ Ash Street Station
9/10: Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria