The formidable Heavy Psych Sounds continues its impressive run of output in 2020 as they prepare to release the third album from the Los Angeles, via San Francisco, psych stoner doom trio Mountain Tamer. Titled Psychosis Ritual the seven track album will be unleashed on the 25th September and over its thirty three minute run time blends tripped out psych with heavy doses of doom and stoner riffage.
And now prior to the release, it’s our pleasure to bring you the stream of the fourth track Scorched Earth, so what you waiting for, click play below…
More on Mountain Tamer & ‘Psychosis Ritual’
Mountain Tamer takes the expansive vision of pure psychedelia and pares it down through the brooding and focused lens of doom and stoner rock. Guitarist/vocalist Andrew Hall, drummer Casey Garcia and bassist Dave Teget, formed their signature fusion of heavy psych rock in 2011 just outside of San Francisco. Now based in Los Angeles, Mountain Tamer‘s cult following is built on their DIY ethics, inimitable songwriting, and in your face live performances. After self-releasing several demos, the band released their Self Titled debut album in 2016 on Argonauta Records. The band toured heavily following the release, playing with notable acts along the way such as Fatso Jetson, Weedeater and Dead Meadow.
In 2018, Mountain Tamer teamed with Magnetic Eye and Nasoni Records to release their sophomore album, Godfortune // Dark Matters to critical acclaim for its unique approach and genre bending aesthetics. The band rode this success to a full US tour and appearances at SXSW in 2019. This Fall will see them to release their strongest and most heavy psych album to date, Psychosis Ritual.
Psychosis Ritual was recorded and mixed by Salem’s Bend guitarist Robert Parker, with mastering by Mike Tarsia at Sigma Sounds Studios. The album artwork by photographer Dillon Vaughn and tattoo artist Derek Pratt only adds to the singular vision of Psychosis Ritual by providing beautifully lysergic visuals that are inseparable from the music itself.
Psychosis Ritual Tracklist:
01. Psychosis Ritual
03. Turoc Maximus Antonis
04. Scortched Earth
05. Death In The Woods
07. Black Noise
Mountain Tamer are:
Andrew Hall – Guitar/Vocals
Casey Garcia – Drums
Dave Teget – Bass
Psychosis Ritual will be released via Heavy Psych Sounds on the 25th September. Pre-orders for various limited vinyl pressings and digipack CD are available from the labels webstore, while digital downloads can be grabbed from Bandcamp.