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“Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1” OUT NOW!!!

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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…

PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE, October, 2015
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

PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER, October 2015
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

OUTBURN MAGAZINE, October 2015
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/

REVOLVER MAGAZINE, September 2015
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

METAL INJECTION, August 2015
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/

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

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

Gratitude.

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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:
http://www.metalinjection.net/av/black-yoga-is-the-ambient-drone-yoga-music-you-need-in-your-life

“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.

AS A PRECURSOR TO IT’S RELEASE, CVLT NATION IS PLEASED TO DEBUT AN ASANAS RITUAL VOL 1 VIDEO TEASER AT THIS LOCATION.

Thank you.

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Music for Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 CD cover

Music for Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1

the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble – Music for Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1

1. A Wandering Through
2. The Dark Places in Our Lives
3. Carmentis
4. Hungry Ghosts
5. Negative Confession
6. Lament
7. Nest of Thorns
8. Loopholes in the Universe

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

From the official press release
(http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2015/06/08/black-yoga-joins-the-screaming-crow-records-roster/)

“…Since 2012, the music for classes has been a series of mix-tapes. This particular recording, however, was performed and created by the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble, an eclectic group of metallic hippies and doomlords, headed up by Kimee’s husband, Scott Massie. This ensemble has created a soundscape tailored to form a heavy meditative space and spread the benefits of yoga to people in 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 the typical yoga classes, the people who, in all rights, may need the balance and release of yoga the most to lead rich and fulfilling lives.

This project consists of two releases. The first will be the BLACK YO)))GA DVD/instructional video, Asanas Ritual Vol 1, directed by Joseph Stammerjohn of Eyes To The Sky Films, containing a full one-hour yoga class, stylized and set to their original score. The second release will be a CD version of the soundtrack on its own. Both releases contain plenty of bonus features and will be available in stores and online October 2015 via Screaming Crow Records.”