yoga

The latest offering from the BYO)))ME, Earth Portals

the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble - Earth Portals

Pre-orders available now for the latest offering from the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble, EARTH PORTALS.
Release Date: 9/15/17

“We recorded (Earth Portals) about 2 years ago, doing yoga on a farm in West Virginia for a few days, but then we let it sit to work on other projects, or just whenever we’d get sick of working on it. There were a lot of challenges. Earth Portals has a totally different vibe than any of the other material we’ve ever done, and it’s WAY different than the Asanas Ritual 2 album we’re currently wrapping up, but I like it a lot. Hopefully some of you will, too.” – Scott Massie

A limited D.I.Y. pressing of 100 copies, hand assembled and numbered by Innervenus, come with a free screen printed patch and download codes for Earth Portals and “Asteya” (the first track released from the Asanas Ritual, Vol. 2 sessions), can currently only be acquired at the BLACK YO)))GA webstore or on Bandcamp.

Album Credits:

Earth Portals by the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble

Side A:
1. Mountain, Fire, Lake, and Sky
2. Paracelsus Drifts
3. Altar Space / Sacred Tongues

Side B:
4. Escaping Shadows
5. The Most Beautiful Part of Letting Go
6. Completely

Written & Performed by:
Erika May – Vocals (3), Piano (6), Bass (2), Violin (4), Bass Drum (1)
Chad Hammitt – Guitar (1-6), Gong (2), Samples (2)
Nick DeMaio – Guitar (2-6), Bass Drum (1)
Nick Noir – Bass (4-6), Piano (3), Bass Drum (2)
Thomas Watkiss – Bass (2)
Danielle Commisso – Keyboard (2,3,5), Violin (6), Bells (1), Hand Drums (4)
Mark Palmieri – Cello (2,3,5,6), Guitar (4)
Scott Massie – Singing Bowl (1,2), Gong (1), Bass Drum (3,4)

Produced by Scott Massie & Mark Palmieri
Recorded Live by Mark Palmieri at Healthberry Farm
Additional Recording & Overdubs by Mark Palmieri at
Crust Mountain Studios
Edited, Mixed & Arranged by Mark Palmieri & Scott Massie
Mastered by Garrett Haines at Treelady Studios

Photos by Nick Noir
Layout & Design by Scott & Kimee Massie

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

IV:034 © 2017 Innervenus (ASCAP). All rights reserved
BLACK YO)))GA® is a U.S. Federal Trademark Registration

black-yoga.com

Filming for Asanas Ritual, Vol. 2

BLACK YO)))GA - Asanas Ritual, Vol. 2 filming

We filmed the footage for Asanas Ritual, Vol. 2 a couple weeks ago at a gutted warehouse in the South Side of Pittsburgh, re-uniting once again with Joe Stammerjohn of Eyes to the Sky Films (eyestotheskyfilms.com) and the amazing crew that he put together for this one. SOOOO excited to see how it comes out. Right now, we’re looking at an early 2018 release date, FYI. In the meantime, thought you might like to see a photo of the set.

New Downtown Pittsburgh Class

BYO_NewDowntownClass3

What:
New BLACK YO)))GA class

When:
Every Tuesday (starting September 13, 2016)
7:15-8:15pm

Where:
Exhale Pittsburgh
222 Boulevard of the Allies – 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

www.exhalepittsburgh.com | www.facebook.com/Exhalepgh

exhale

Subscribe to our newsletter: http://us12.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a71e3b27f7785b52adcbb853c&id=b264261200

“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…

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.

http://black-yoga.com/
http://facebook.com/blackyoga1
http://twitter.com/blackyoga1
http://pinterest.com/blackyoga1
http://mixcloud.com/blackyoga
http://blackyoga.bandcamp.com/

http://screamingcrow.com/
http://eyestotheskyfilms.com/
http://innervenus.org/

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 😉

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.”

Introducing: the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble

Doom Camp 2015

For immediate release…

BLACK YO)))GA has signed a worldwide deal with Screaming Crow Records to release it’s very first DVD/CD in September 2015!

BLACK YO)))GA, created by 200-hour RYT certified instructor, Kimee Massie, is vinyasa style yoga set to drone, noise, stoner metal, ambient, industrial, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. It incorporates basic poses in a relaxed environment, while focusing on safe body mechanics. A traditional yoga class in practice, however darker than what you may typically associate with the practice in the Western world.

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 doom lords, headed up by Kimee’s husband, Scott Massie. The 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. People who may not feel they fit into the typical yoga classes. 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 1-hour yoga class, stylized and set to their original score. The second release will be a CD version of the soundtrack on it’s own. Both releases contain plenty of bonus features and will be available in stores and online by the first of October via Screaming Crow Records.

Namaste, Bitches.

BY)))ME Patch

the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble:
Chad Hammitt (Agnes Wired For Sound) – Guitar, Keyboard, Drums, Vocals
Nick DeMaio (Moonstation Burning) – Guitar, Drums, Vocals
Adam Weston (Storm King, Vulture) – Guitar
Gene Fikhman (Vulture, Grisly Amputation) – Guitar
Nick Noir (Exile, Filth On Demand) – Bass, Vocals
Mark Bogacki (Complete Failure, Storm King, Enemy Mind) – Bass, Drums, Vocals
Justin Bach (Vulture) – Bass
Kelly Gabany (Vulture) – Drums
Tom D’Andrea (Storm King) – Drums, Percussion
David Johnson (DeathCrawl) – Drums
Mark Palmieri (Torrential Bleeding, Reflections) – Cello, Guitar
Danielle Commisso – Keyboard, Piano, Violin
Rob Schubert (hEADaCHE) – Synthesizer, Samples
Mike Tamburo (Crown of Eternity) – Gongs
Erika May (Emay) – Vocals, Piano
Allie Oxenblood – Vocals
Produced and Orchestrated by Scott & Kimee Massie (Innervenus)

www.screamingcrow.com
www.facebook.com/screamingcrowrecords
www.facebook.com/ScreamingCrowPublicRelations
https://twitter.com/ScreamingCrowRx

Share Source: