News and Updates

  • TOUR IS HERE!

    HELL / MIZMOR FALL TOUR MMXIX

    Tickets and more info here

    Highline - Seattle, WA; September 23, 2019

    Dante's - Portland, OR; September 24, 2019

    Old Nick's - Eugene, OR; September 25, 2019

    Elbo Room Jack London - Oakland, CA; September 26, 2019

    The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA; September 27, 2019

    Middle East - Boston, MA; September 29, 2019

    Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY; September 30, 2019

    Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA; October 1, 2019

    Atlas Brew Works - Washington DC; October 2, 2019

    Soulcrusher Fest - Nijmegen, NL; October 5, 2019

  • Mizmor Newsletter: Summer 2019

    Greetings all,
     
    It's been three years since the release of "Yodh" and I couldn't be more ready to share "Cairn," the brand-new Mizmor full-length, with you. "Cairn" clocks in at just under one hour of new original music. I recorded the album over the course of three months in my home studio. I took the long way, sparing no expense or detail in my recording. I sought to take the project to a new territory tonally, starting with my education. I won't get into too much detail lest I bore the majority of you, so I will leave it simple: this is the highest resolution recording of the most thoroughly written and rehearsed Mizmor material there's ever been. I was purposefully the pickiest I've ever been with myself at all stages of this album's production and coming through the other side, I'm extremely happy with the result. I'm incredibly honored and thrilled to again have worked with Sonny DiPerri (mixing) and Adam Gonsalves (mastering). Together, the three of us crafted the sound of "Yodh" and have now taken "Cairn" well beyond the prior's sonic limits. I am also floored by the final product of the extremely personal commissioned painting by Mariusz Lewandowski. Continuing in the vein of the polish surrealist master, Beksinski (whose work was used on "Yodh), Lewandowski has beautifully interpreted the themes of "Cairn" into his painting "Time Immemorial," which sprawls to grace both covers of the album. Front
    cover pictured below

    The album is an emotional exploration of the absurdity of life - man's constant search for meaning in a chaotic universe devoid of an ultimate purpose. This absurd premise prompts the individual to choose between a leap of faith into an ultimate purpose, suicide, or acceptance of reality. "Cairn" asserts that there is but one viable option, acceptance, and that one must build monuments to the other two as guide posts forbidding return. It declares that one must revolt and live in the present face of this absurdity and create in enjoyment the meaning necessary for life.

    "Cairn" is now available for pre-order (ships on/around September 6th). 2LP/CD/Long-sleeve/T-shirt formats for sale from Gilead Media. Cassette format for sale directly from Mizmor. Digital album available on Gilead's Bandcamp. I know many of you like to support me directly via Mizmor's BigCartel - I will be selling the 2LP/CD/Dig/Long-sleeve/T-shirts closer to official release date; for now purchase from Gilead.

    In honor of "Cairn" I am opening up my vault of rarities. I am selling a handful of vinyl test pressings and test cassettes on the Mizmor store. You'll find a mix of Mizmor and Urzeit releases for sale; only one copy of each item is available so act fast. I've restocked popular sizes of certain shirt designs too, so take a look. Most uniquely I am selling what I am calling the "A.L.N. - Iyov: Prototype," a collection of the original artwork, lyrics, and test cassette from the "Iyov" tape (2016; GreySun Records/A.L.N.). 7 pieces of original artwork, handwritten and previously unreleased lyrics, personal stories behind each one, my copy of the test tape (the only other belongs to GreySun Records), and a signed letter of authentication with wax seal housed in a custom embossed leather portfolio book. This item is completely unique; 1/1 to the Nth degree. It will be for sale via auction on Instagram. The auction will begin on Wednesday July 3rd at 11 am PST and continue for 48 hours. Bids will be done anonymously via direct message; minimum bid is $275. Find the post on Instagram on the 3rd to participate - @whollydoomedblackmetal

    Along with "Cairn" comes the other exciting news that Mizmor will finally embark on our first tour this fall. Over the last seven years, I've progressed Mizmor slowly, only moving forward into new territory as it becomes of demand, necessary, and natural. I've gotten enough consistent feedback about the need for a tour and I have listened. We are hitting the road with Hell; come watch M.S.W. and I play two sets and almost die. Click here for more info and tickets.

    Hell/Mizmor Fall Tour MMXIX

    9/23 - Seattle, WA - Highline
    9/24 - Portland, OR - Dante's
    9/25 - Eugene, OR - Old Nick's
    9/26 - Oakland, CA - Elbo Room Jack London
    9/27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite
    9/29 - Boston, MA - Middle East
    9/30 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
    10/1 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
    10/2 - Wash. DC - Atlas Brew Works
    10/5 - Nijmegen, NL - Soulcrusher Fest

    Hope to see you out there,

    A.L.N.

    "The vulnerable universe strikes a human chord. Resound, relate, create."
  • HELL / MIZMOR FALL TOUR MMXIX

    HELL / MIZMOR FALL TOUR MMXIX

    Tickets and more info here

    Highline - Seattle, WA; September 23, 2019

    Dante's - Portland, OR; September 24, 2019

    Old Nick's - Eugene, OR; September 25, 2019

    Elbo Room Jack London - Oakland, CA; September 26, 2019

    The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA; September 27, 2019

    Middle East - Boston, MA; September 29, 2019

    Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY; September 30, 2019 :: w/ Evoken

    Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA; October 1, 2019

    Atlas Brew Works - Washington DC; October 2, 2019

    Soulcrusher Fest - Nijmegen, NL; October 5, 2019

  • Eternal Warfare and Merch

    Eternal Warfare Fest was an absolute blast. I will be posting more pictures to the gallery soon. All left over merch, including a big shirt restock of old and new t's, longsleeves, and hoodies is now available at mizmor.bigcartel.com

    Thank you all for coming out and to Nate for throwing such an incredible weekend.

    ALN

    Photo by Allie Mageen

  • Quick One

    "Yodh: Live at Roadburn 2018" is officially released today across all streaming services. Streaming also available at mizmor.bandcamp.com :: digital album download at roadburn.bandcamp.com

    All pre-orders from my web store are caught up except those containing t-shirts (will ship those ASAP). Clear vinyl is totally sold out. I am sold out of shirts but you can still find some at roadburn.bandcamp.com and burningworldrecords.com :: black vinyl and CDs still available at mizmor.bigcartel.com

    Embroidered patches are back - grey on black this time. Check out the store.

  • Spring 2019 Newsletter

    Greetings all,

    The release of "Yodh: Live at Roadburn 2019" from Roadburn Records is upon us. Released across 2LP/CD/Dig formats with a special commemorative t-shirt as well. Vinyl edition of 1000 copies (800 black, 200 clear); CDs edition of 1000 copies; t-shirts limited to 100. You can purchase all these items from me directly at https://mizmor.bigcartel.com. If you live outside of North America I will gladly fulfill your oder, but if you want to save money on shipping, consider ordering from https://www.burningworldrecords.com in Netherlands. My stock of clear vinyl and t-shirts is incredibly limited, so even some Americans may end up needing to check in with them. Right now digital albums are exclusively available at https://roadburn.bandcamp.com; The album's official release day is April 26th, at which time you will be able to stream it across all major streaming services as well as on https://mizmor.bandcamp.com.

    Our next live performance is at this year's Eternal Warfare Fest in Portland, OR. The festival takes place May 16-18 at the Tonic Lounge. Weekend passes and Saturday (the day Mizmor plays) are already sold out, but you can still grab tickets for the first two days at https://www.eternalwarfare.org. We are honored to play this edition of the fest alongside such amazing bands as Evoken, Shape of Despair, Spectral Voice, Fauna, Yellow Eyes, Crawl, and many more. There aren't any other Mizmor shows currently on the docket... that I can speak of.

    Finally, a quick update on the new album. As many of you now know, Mizmor is working on a new full-length album called "Cairn" which will be released by Gilead Media later this year. I can't share much here but I will say that recording is complete and mixing is wrapping up. I am extremely pleased with how it's turning out and cannot wait to share this hour long journey of sonic devastation and absurdity with you all. More on that soon.

    Mizmor just turned seven years old the other day. Thank you all so much for the support over the years. I can't believe it's made it this far.

    "One must imagine Sisyphus happy." - A.C.

    Sincerely,
    A.L.N.

  • "Yodh - Live at Roadburn 2018" 2LP/CD/DIG/SHIRT

    I am absolutely thrilled to finally make this release public. Roadburn Records is releasing our live set from last year's Roadburn fest! Visit Roadburn Records to pre-order. Available on vinyl, CD, and digital formats. T-shirt also available with stunning artwork from Mariusz Lewandowski. The first song is streaming now on Bandcamp.

    I will have copies of all these items for sell on my site when the album releases in April.