Rising from the ashes of legendary Californian stoner metal legends SLEEP, Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius reemerged with what has become one of the most original and innovative bands of the modern psych, drone and doom metal genres, so much so they’ve spawned a sea of imitators that only echo the intensity and purity that OM have become accredited for.
OM was founded in 2003 after Cisneros’ returned to public music after a 7-year meditative hiatus. The duo went on to track their monumental debut album “Variations on a Theme” in 2004 for Holy Mountain Records. “Variations” shook the foundations of the American underground, which in turn resonated and melted minds internationally. It single handedly merged genres and broke down barriers between the indie kids, metal scene and everything in between.
After three studio albums, two split releases (with Current 93 and Six Organs of Admittance), and a live LP recorded in Jerusalem, drummer Chris Hakius departed OM in early 2008 and was replaced by Emil Amos of Grails and Holy Sons. Cisneros and Amos have since released a 7” for Sub Pop’s Single’s Club, a live vinyl-only LP “Conference Live” on Important Records, and their most recent studio album “God is Good” on their new label Drag City. The band is currently working on its 5th studio album to be released in 2011 on Drag City.
Heathen Skulls are proud to present for the first time in Australia, OM.
With special guests Lichens (NYC) and Blarke Bayer // Black Widow
In Australia on tour with Om (San Francisco), Lichens in the solo project of Rob Lowe, formally of 90 Day Men and now current member of OM. Supports come in the way of Holy Sons, solo project of Emil (Om / Grails) + special guests.
Sunday 11th: Geelong, Victoria w/ Agents of Abhorrence, Whitehorse, HWCT, and Dissolve & Resolve
Wednesday 14th: Melbourne, Toff – LICHENS headline show w/ HWCT Vs Breathing Shrine, Dave Brown Vs Kim Salmon + special guest
Thursday 15th: Adelaide, Fowlers Live w/ Spacebong
Friday 16th: Melbourne, Hi Fi Bar w/ Breathing Shrine
Saturday 17th: Sydney, Factory Theatre w/ Naked on the Vague
Sunday 18th: Brisbane, Hi Fi Bar w/