Chad Hammitt

“Cycle of Suffering” : Official Press Release

the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble @ Treelady Studios

Yoga is often used as a means of joining the body with the spirit to attain freedom and serenity. It is a way of drawing into oneself to unburden stress and pain as well as achieve focus and strength. Commonly, ambient sounds are used to assist in blanketing the noise of life and the world around us: to go deeper and achieve more when practicing yoga. While many may use the peaceful and soothing sounds of nature (rain, waves, birds chirping) some are drawn to darker forms of sound to drown out all distraction.

Lucky for us, the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble have endeavored to meet those needs by banding a collective of like-minded musicians together to craft the perfect complementary accompanyment to the Vinyasa style of yoga that is practiced and taught by Kimee Massie of BLACK YO)))GA. These artists and musicians worked together for months to perfect the musical soundtrack that gave birth to the Asanas Ritual, Vol 1. From that ongoing collaboration, the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble have brought forth four additional tracks entitled “Cycle of Suffering” that will be released digitally and on limited Compact Disc on September 30th. The Ensemble have created something new while pulling from doom, noise, traditional, ambient, and drone musical stylings.

While these tracks did not make the initial cut for Asanas Ritual, Vol 1, do not make the mistake of categorizing them as “afterthoughts” or “bookends”. These four tracks stand on their own. Let “Cycle of Suffering” envelop you in a sonic cocoon whether you are practicing yoga, meditating, or doing anything else.

The album is available for pre-order now as a digital download or as a limited to 300 compact disc here:

http://blackyoga.bandcamp.com/album/cycle-of-suffering-outtakes-from-asanas-ritual-vol-1

the BLACK YO)))GA Meditaton Ensemble - Cycle of Suffering

Produced by Scott Massie and Mark Palmieri
Executive Producer: Kimee Massie

Performed by:
Chad Hammitt – Guitar (1,3), Keyboard (2), Drums (4)
Nick DeMaio – Guitar (1,2,3,4)
Adam Weston – Guitar (3,4)
Gene Fikhman – Guitar (3,4)
Nick Noir – Bass (2,3,4)
Justin Bach – Bass (3,4)
Mark Bogacki – Bass (2,4), Drums (3)
Kelly Gabany – Drums (3,4)
Tom D’Andrea – Drums (2,3,4)
David Johnson – Drums (1)
Danielle Commisso – Keyboard (3,4), Violin (2)
Mark Palmieri – Cello (1,2,4)
Scott Massie – Singing Bowl (1,2,3)

Track 1 Recorded in Mark’s Old Basement
Engineered by Mark Palmieri
Drums Recorded by David Johnson at Bad Back Studios

Tracks 2,3,4 Recorded at Treelady Studios
Engineered by Dave Cerminara
Assistant Engineers: Liz Klehm and Josh Hirshar

Additional Recording and Overdubs by Mark Palmieri at Crust Mountain

All Tracks Mixed and Edited by Mark Palmieri
Assisted by Scott Massie

Mastered by Garrett Haines at Treelady Studios

Cover Art by Chad Hammitt and Nick Noir
Layout & Design by Kimee Massie, Fresh Coffee Creative, LLC

Released by:
the Innervenus Music Collective
P.O. Box 81213, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 USA
innervenus.org

IV:032 © 2016 Innervenus (ASCAP). All rights reserved
BLACK YO)))GA® is a U.S. Federal Trademark Registration

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Josh Thieler
Cursed Breath PR
cursedbreathpr@gmail.com

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BLACK YO)))GA Class Mixes

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.

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