The patron saints of altered states known as JOHN FRUM welcome in the golden age of musical enlightenment with the debut album A Stirring In The Noos.
Nearly six years in the making, JOHN FRUM‘s unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, acting as a medium for malefic mushing, the backdrop of a bad trip.
“The band John Frum borrows its alias from the Cargo Cults of the South Pacific. Similar to American soldiers receiving air-dropped supplies during WWII, these Cargo Cults believed certain behaviors and rituals would bring riches and “cargo” down from the heavens. Some believed the elaborate flag rituals of the troops working the airfields would bring the arrival of more planes, when in fact the soldiers were just helping the pilots land. Essentially, we are all Cargo Cults, misunderstanding cause and effect, creating narratives and outcomes to support our clung-to beliefs about our strange traditions, all in a futile attempt to make some sense of things that simply don’t. Amongst other things, our music is a reaction to “Cargo Cult Science” in modern times. A Stirring in the Noos is our humble greeting, the first transmissions from the mind of John Frum.” – John Frum
May 12th, 2017 will see the worldwide release of A Stirring In The Noos via Relapse Records on CD/LP/Digital. Physical pre-orders and bundles are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp AT THIS LOCATION.
JOHN FRUM borrows its name from a relatively isolated group of natives in the South Pacific islands, known as a Cargo Cult, whose encounter with the outside world led to an awakening of new beliefs and lifestyles. The mysterious JOHN FRUM is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects. Like a planchette moved by the presence of subtle energies, John Frum functions as a medium for malefic musings. Existing at the intersections of perception, superstition, intoxication, ritual, rhetoric, metaphysics and mystical experience, John Frum welcome in the golden age of musical enlightenment with their first manifesto, A Stirring in the Noos, a dismal distillation of oneiric transmissions, an aural reliquary of mis-shapen manifestations, and a totem to modern primitivism in heavy music.
A Stirring In The Noos, Tracklist:
- Presage of Emptiness
- Pining Light
- Memory Palace
- Through Sand and Spirit
- Lacustrine Divination
- He Come
- Assumption of Form
- Wasting Subtle Body
JOHN FRUM will perform a handful of intimate club shows leading up to the release of A Stirring In The Noos. Dates are listed below.
JOHN FRUM Tour Dates:
April 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Shred Shed w/ Night Raids + Special Guest TBA
April 15 – New York, NY – St. Vitus w/ Imperial Triumphant + Special Guest TBA
April 16 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery w/ Surgeon + Special Guest TBA