It’s been a while since we’ve announced new class music uploads on the website, but they’ve been going up on Mixcloud semi-non-regularly. Here’s a few…
Featuring Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer), Marc Kate, The Babadook Bootleg Score, Tribes of Neurot, Drone, True Widow, Chelsea Wolfe, MoonStation Burning, O Heiðrún, Mike Patton, Sunn O))), LYCIA, and sp3ct3rs.
Featuring NASA sounds, KYRØS, The Pseudomancer, the BLACK YOGA Meditation Ensemble, Mortiis, Mustard Gas and Roses, Ulver, and Thomas Watkiss of WHOTE.
Featuring Skadi, Today Is The Day, Sigur Rós, Yob, Chelsea Wolfe, High aura’d and Mike Shiflet, The Owls Are Not What They Seem, Gojira, and Old God.
Featuring oVdk/Bunk Data, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Year of No light, Ulver, Wolves In The Throne Room, Sisyphus, Lard, OM, Lab Report, and Raison d’être.
Featuring Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Diamana Galas, Atrium Carceri, Deafheaven, Dead Can Dance, Windhand, Tool, Om, Catacombs of Doom, Worship, Year of No Light, Angelo Badalemente, Raison D’etre, and Tarentel.
Featuring Ulver, Blood of the Black Owl, Pig Destroyer, Esoteric, Year of No light, Grails, and Atrium Carceri.
Class mixes curated by Scott Massie & Chad Hammitt, for use during BLACK YO)))GA classes led by Kimee Massie in Pittsburgh, PA. They have been made available for practitioners personal use and listening enjoyment.
THE GUARDIAN, June 2015
Downward facing doom: when yoga meets heavy metal
By Kim Kelly
“Any workout playlist can be improved with a dash of heavy metal. Whether you’re lifting weights to Pantera, doing crunches to Destroyer 666, or trying and probably failing to time your cardio to Reign in Blood, hearing that raw power come screaming out of your headphones is a surefire way to kickstart a serious adrenaline rush. It makes sense on a deeper level, too: at its black heart, metal is all about catharsis, and pushing your body to its sweaty limit is right up there among the most cathartic things you can do without getting arrested.”
Read More: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/22/downward-facing-doom-yoga-meets-metal
Thursday, October 29, 2015
@ Union Project
801 N Negley Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
Join us as we celebrate the release of “Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1”, our very first instructional yo)))ga DVD and soundtrack CD.
At this event, we will have a brief introduction of BLACK YO)))GA, a one-hour class that we will do TO the actual DVD itself, followed by a reception in the lobby, where we will provide some snacks and non-alcoholic drinks (feel free to BYOB).
Don’t feel like doing yoga? That’s cool too. Just come and watch. There will be plenty of room.
This is a FREE EVENT (donations appreciated) hosted by Screaming Crow Records.
Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 is the forthcoming new full-length composed and performed by the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble, an eclectic group of metallic hippies and doomlords, headed up by BLACK YO)))GA founders, 200-hour RYT-certified instructor, Kimee Massie and her husband Scott Massie.
BLACK YO)))GA — vinyasa style yoga set to drone, noise, stoner metal, ambient, industrial, space doom, and other traditional meditation music — incorporates basic poses in a relaxed environment, while focusing on safe body mechanics. It’s a traditional yoga class in practice, however darker than what you may typically associate with the practice in the Western world. Since its 2012 inception, the music for classes has been a series of mix tapes… until now.
The BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble features members of Storm King, Veniculture, Agnes Wired For Sound, Moonstation Burning, Vulture, Deathcrawl, Complete Failure, Hero Destroyed, Filth On Demand, Secant Prime, Emay, Crown Of Eternity, Torrential Bleeding, and more. Together, the collective has produced original soundscapes tailored to create a heavy meditative space in order to spread the benefits of yoga to people within their own art and music communities: people who may battle depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug addiction, trauma/PTSD, phobias, dark passengers, etc.; those who may not feel they fit into typical yoga classes.
Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 will be released via Screaming Crow Records next month paired with an instructional BLACK YO)))GA DVD. Directed by Joseph Stammerjohn of Eyes To The Sky Films, the DVD contains a full one-hour yoga class, stylized and set to their original score.
In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is pleased to deliver the first helping of the audio edition of Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 with the official premiere of grim fifth movement, “Negative Confession.”
Elaborates Massie, “‘Negative Confession’ is the fifth track on Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1, and introduces live drums into what was a more ambient record up until that point. It was written by Adam Weston, guitarist for Vulture and Storm King and was presented as an offering of things to come. The song first appeared in its original demo state on BLACK YO)))GA Mix No. 13 — though it was called ‘Becoming’ at that time, and as the Meditation Ensemble started coming together, the song became the transformational piece to the Ritual.”
Breathe deep to the resonance of “Negative Confession,” courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, check out the Asanas Ritual Vol 1 video teaser at THIS LOCATION.
The Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 CD/DVD package will see release via Screaming Crow Records on October 30th, 2015 with the DVD alone to be unleashed in January.