Article By: Leanne Ridgeway
SORCIA hails from the Snoqualmie Valley in the Eastern outskirts of Seattle, Washington. After solidifying their lineup in 2018, SORCIA hit the ground running, releasing a two-song demo in January 2019.
Combining blues-laden groovy riffs into the raw heaviness of doom metal with the added dynamic of dual vocals, they deliver their own method of Pacific Northwest heavy stoner sludge metal.
SORCIA entered Witch Ape Studio with Tad Doyle (Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, TAD) in June of 2019, to begin recording their debut full-length album; and completing the album with Jack Endino (High On Fire, Windhand, Nirvana) at the mastering helm.
So says SORCIA regarding their new album:
“Tad Doyle was an absolute pleasure to work with and did an incredible job capturing the essence of our sound. He gave us confidence and had a true understanding of our vision that was key in the bringing that vision to life. and it exceeded all our expectations. Having the legendary Jack Endino at the mastering helm was a complete honor and he did a fantastic job putting on the final touch. The creation of this album has been a long time coming and we are very proud and excited to finally share it. It is our tribute to the genre that inspired us and it embodies the sound we love.”
The debut full-length album ‘Sorcia‘ will be available on March 13th. With stunning cover art from Mike Hawkins of Human For Now Studio, the new album will be released on CD, digital download, and streaming on most major outlets. Pre-order available now…
Witch Ape Studio / Incineration Ceremony Recordings founder Tad Doyle had this to say:
“Sorcia is focused and has a vision of what they want to convey in their music which comes across with depth and power.”
01. In The Head
02. Nowhere But Up
03. Coffin Nails
05. Stars Collide
06. Stoned Believer
SORCIA has been performing live shows nearly non-stop around the PNW, with an increased abundance as we fully dive into 2020. Over the next few months, the band will be heading out again for regional shows in the Pacific Northwest in support of their debut album, including a couple of advance album release shows in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA, where attendees can grab an early copy of the new CD! All confirmed dates are listed below.
Mar. 06 – Portland, OR @ High Water Mark (Adv. Album Release) [info]
Mar. 07 – Seattle, WA @ Slims Last Chance Saloon (Adv. Album Release) [info]
Mar. 13 – Carnation, WA @ Pete’s Club [info]
Apr. 02 – Tacoma, WA @ The Plaid Pig [info]
Apr. 03 – Duvall, WA @ Twin Dragon [info]
Apr. 04 – Portland, OR @ Bunk [info]
Apr. 14 – Seattle, WA @ Substation [info]
May 20 – Seattle, WA @ Screwdriver Bar [info]
Jun. 12 – Olympia, WA @ Cryptatropa [info]
Jun. 13 – Portland, OR @ High Water Mark [info]
Neal De Atley – Guitar, Vocals
Jessica Brasch – Bass, Vocals
Bryson Marcey – Drums