Feb. 3, 2016, LOS ANGELES – Mondo Drag, the Bay Area transplants SF Weekly said of “where the forefathers of heavy psych and prog-metal left off in the mid ‘80s, Mondo Drag has picked up today,” share new song, “Rising Omen,” from the forthcoming album The Occultation of Light (Feb. 26, RidingEasy Records) via Prog (http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2016-02-03/mondo-drag-stream-rising-omen).
“’Rising Omen’ is about the cyclical form of time, the passage of light, the changes that happen within this cycle and how it all starts over again. The song begins and ends in the exact same way, mirroring the lyrics in their reflection of the daily oscillation between light and dark,” explained vocalist/keyboardist John Gamino.
Both U.S. and European dates are slated through the Spring, including both a U.S. and European trek with Pentagram as well as spots on Roadburn and Desertfest.
February 18 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
March 14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade (w/Pentagram)
March 15 Nashville, TN Exit/In (w/Pentagram)
March 17 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey (w/Pentagram)
March 18 Houston, TX Warehouse Live (w/Pentagram)
March 19 Austin, TX The Lost Well (w/Pentagram)
April 6 Lindau, Germany Club Vaudeville (w/Pentagram)
April 7 Munich, Germany Backstage Big Hall (w/Pentagram)
April 8 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachthof Wiesbaden Big Hall (w/Pentagram)
April 9 Durbuy, Belgium Durbuy Rock Festival
April 11 Bezirk Landstrasse, Austria Arena Big Hall (w/Pentagram)
April 12 Jena, Germany F-Haus (w/Pentagram)
April 14 Hamburg, Germany Klubsen (w/Pentagram)
April 15 Tilburg, Netherlands 013 (Roadburn Festival)
April 29 Berlin, Germany Astra (Desertfest)
Pre-orders for the eight-song album, which will be streaming via MetalSucks beginning Feb. 22, are available now via mondodrag.bandcamp.com and iTunes (http://apple.co/1Oz5jB2). Physical pre-orders are available via RidingEasy Records’ web store (www.ridingeasyrecords.com).
The Occultation of Light was produced by Phil Manley (Trans Am, Wooden Shjips), recorded live, tracked and mixed on analog tape at El Studio in San Francisco. Mondo Drag is John Gamino (vocals/keys), Nolan Girard (guitar/synth), Jake Sheley (guitar), Andrew O’Neil (bass) and Ventura Garcia (drums).