Nightshift Promotions presents…
SUMA (SE) and Telepathy
plus: Who Saw The Light
Price: £10.00 adv.
Doors: 7pm — 11pm
Hailing from Malmö, Sweden and formed in 2001: SUMA has been spreading the plague of their sonic weight, noise-ridden hallucinatory doom metal on the world for the past decade and a half. Through these years they've lured hordes of humans into the lair with their devastatingly heavy, one way trip into the vortex live performances and crushing delivery on their recorded matters.
With a strong DIY mind, SUMA has been releasing most of it's music through their own label and hitting the roads across Europe over the years through their own booking and the help of kindred spirits across the plains.
In 2010 SUMA was invited by Tom G. Warrior to take part in his «Only Death Is Real» curated day at ROADBURN and saw their first appearance on U.S. soil — an east-coast tour with Unearthly Trance. As well as distribution and marketing help for ASHES through now defunct swedish death/black metal label REGAIN RECORDS.
After the changes to the entity that is SUMA in the winter of 2011/12 there was no hesitation in figuring out how to move forward. Now regenerated to enable unexplored structures of their sphere… there is a vast darkness on the horizon.
“12 Areas then is a unique beast in the instrumental landscape of 2014: it serves as a whole, a complete journey that takes the listener through various shades of blue. It tackles the challenges of instrumental music, to be interesting and unique but not scattered, with an original approach” Heavy Blog is Heavy
“The blend of progressive and sludgy post-metal imprints itself on the ears, and when executed with this level of intensity leaves more than a few mouths hanging open. Easily one of the highlight sets of the night, Telepathy can walk off stage with smug grins plastered on their faces.” Live – Echoes & Dust
UK Progressive Post-Metal/Sludge troupe Telepathy are one of the undergrounds brightest hopes of recent times.
With their 2014 debut album 12 Areas (Devouter Records – LP/ CD, Tartarus Records – CS) receiving universally rave reviews across blogs and print magazines throughout Europe (Visions Magazine, Ox Fanzine, Fuze, Rock-a-Rolla, Terrorizer, Sludgelord, etc), the band are continuing a momentum that has seen them grow grow from strength to strength. The new album has been heralded by fans of post-metal, hardcore, sludge and progressive music alike, speaking volumes for the bands inventive, nuanced and emotionally punishing take on instrumental metal.
Live, the bands furious performances have turned heads and gained fans throughout the UK and on three European tours, including a stop at the prestigious Incubate Festival in Tilburg in 2014. Intent on putting as much emotion into their shows as possible, the band separates itself from the shoe-gazing masses with the infectious and cathartic energy they exude on stage. From performances alongside more established names such as Downfall of Gaia, Year of No Light, Oathbreaker & Coilguns to sets at Incubate Festival, Music is the Weapon Fest and beyond, the immediate impact of Telepathy’s live shows has been felt across the continent.