“Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1” OUT NOW!!!

black yoga - asanas ritual, vol. 1

BLACK YO)))GA “Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1” Audio CD and Instructional DVD package, OUT NOW!!!

Amazon – http://amzn.to/1PqulQh
Bandcamp – http://blackyoga.bandcamp.com/
iTunes (album only) – https://goo.gl/v5LpVx
Screaming Crow Records – http://goo.gl/LtjWmo
BLACK YO)))GA – http://blackyoga.storenvy.com/

What people are saying…

BLACK YO)))GA turns relaxation into metal ritual
By Scott Mervis
“The DVD is something like a soothing nightmare, with the ominous look of the ritual scene in ‘Eyes Wide Shut.’”
Read More: http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2015/10/29/Music-preview-BLACK-YO-GA-turns-relaxation-into-metal-ritual/stories/201510290004

Heavy Balance
By Margaret Welsh (Halloween issue cover story, Photos by Heather Mull)
“…The result is a soundscape of brooding, spaced-out doom, driven by cello and guitars, and accented with gongs, singing bowls and ethereal voices. ‘The music itself became very similar to the flowing, natural process that you might experience in a yoga class’”
Read More: http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/black-yoga-founders-kimee-and-scott-massie-release-a-duel-cd-dvd-asanas-ritual-vol-1/Content?oid=1864477

LOUDER THAN WAR, October 2015
dark ambient space drone yoga freaks
By johnrobb
”Convincingly dark drone stoner rock classical space rock weirdness for doing yoga to. Instead of fluffy yoga this is the post Sunn O))) drone rock version that is far more meditative and effective for deep yoga practice but also stands up on its own as great music.” – Louderthanwar
Read More: http://louderthanwar.com/new-artist-of-the-day-black-yoga-dark-ambient-space-drone-yoga-freaks

Yoga of Doom
By Brian Krasman
“One of the best concepts of all time.”
Read More: https://goo.gl/o0YGh2

NEW NOISE MAGAZINE, September 2015
Yoga Punks
By Scott Murray
“This will resonate with punk rockers, who are often drawn to the music’s unique energy and ideals outside of the status quo.”
Read More: http://newnoisemagazine.com/yoga-punks-meditation-spiritual-practice-in-the-scene/

Black Yo)))ga Premiere New Track, “Carmentis”, and Trailer
Read More: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/black-yoga-premiere-new-track-carmentis-and-trailer.html

DECIBEL MAGAZINE, September 2015
Stretch Out to the BLACK YO)))GA DVD’s “Negative Confession”
Read More: http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2015/9/3/stretch-out-to-the-black-yoga-dvds-negative-confession

BLACK YO)))GA Is The Ambient Drone Yoga Music You Need In Your Life
By Greg Kennelty
“Kimee Massie is my new favorite yoga instructor.”
Read More: http://www.metalinjection.net/av/black-yoga-is-the-ambient-drone-yoga-music-you-need-in-your-life

CVLT NATION, August 2015
The BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble Preview Video!
By Sean Reveron
“Imagine moving your body into meditative positions to doom or drone, and how your mind would wander off in the process.”
Read More: http://www.cvltnation.com/the-black-yoga-meditation-ensemble-preview-video/

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

For review links and interview requests contact liz@earsplitcompound.com




BLACK YO)))GA – Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 (Teaser Trailer 2)

Asanas Ritual Release Party (PGH)

Thursday, October 29, 2015
@ Union Project
801 N Negley Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
(see map)

BLACK YO)))GA DVD Release Party
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.

Thank you!

Decibel Magazine premiers new track, “Negative Confession”

BLACK YO)))GA - Negative Confession

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.

*The above text originated at this post from Earsplit Compound: http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2015/09/03/black-yoga-decibel-magazine-premieres-new-hymn-from-forthcoming-the-asanas-ritual-vol-1-full-length/

Updated Cover Art

black yoga - asanas ritual, vol. 1

The Total BLACK YO)))GA Package…
Instructional DVD w/ soundtrack CD comes out Oct 30, 2015 via Screaming Crow Records.

Cover Art by Chris Smith, Grey Aria Design Studio
Layout & Design by Kimee Massie, Fresh Coffee Creative, LLC

the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble preview video:

“Kimee Massie is my new favorite yoga instructor.” – Greg Kennelty, Metal Injection

Thanks, Greg. You’re alright, too 😉

Official Trailer Posted At Cvlt Nation

Black Yoga YouTube Trailer


The BLACK YO)))GA CD and DVD package, Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1, will be released on October 30, 2015 in a nice two disc digipak with an fold-out booklet to help you line up the poses with the songs, as they are crafted to flow. The stand alone amaray DVD only digipak will follow in January 2016.


Thank you.

Twitter: @blackyoga1

Twitter: @screamingcrowrx

Twitter: @ETSFilms

Twitter: @innervenusmusic

Shadow Woods Metal Fest


BLACK YO)))GA will be hosting a workshop at the inaugural Shadow Woods Metal Fest in White Hall, MD this September.

From the website

“Shadow Woods Metal Fest is a music and camping festival dedicated to bringing underground black metal, doom, death metal, acid folk and psychedelic rock together for three days of musical celebration and respect for nature. We seek to expose audiences to new, unusual and up-and-coming talent that you will not see at the major music festivals held across the US.

Shadow Woods Metal Fest was inspired by the European open air festivals in form and the American fest Stella Natura. There will be onsite tent and cabin camping. We will have workshops and other activities to elevate your mind and body.  Our fest is the result of the hard work of many individuals with diverse backgrounds and musical preferences from across the mid-Atlantic region.

The inaugural Shadow Woods Metal Fest will take place September 25-27, 2015.  The location is in White Hall, MD, which is about 30 minutes north of Baltimore. We have  36 underground bands from a variety of extreme metal genres as well as artists performing off-the-beaten path metal, folk, noise and experimental music.”

For ticket information, please visit: http://shadowwoodsmetalfest2015.whindo.com/