by Wyatt Marshall

Boston's Fórn just released a new track from their forthcoming EP The Departure of Consciousness titled "Dweller on the Threshold," and it's a sludge-caked doom monster. Punishingly heavy, here's what we had to say about it over at Invisible Oranges:

"Dweller on the Threshold," the opening track (not counting an ambient intro) of Fórn's forthcoming EP The Departure of Consciousness, is a bit of a knock-down, drag-it-out bruiser. The sparse, punishing drums; the fuzzed-out big-riff brutality; the throaty, palpably disgusted, up-in-front vocals; the menacing anticipatory build; the insanity of the deathed-out blast release: these give "Dweller on the Threshold" a threatening, gruff quality. It's a killer opening track statement. While "Dweller of the Threshold" drags you through viscous sludge out back to the alley, though, note the rich, at times absorbing melancholic atmosphere...

...The push and pull and knowing when to hit the jets makes for a really well conceived and, despite the pulsating gruffness of the track, polished song. Special mention has to go to the killer vocals--the throaty belch is mile-deep, and the hysterical shriek that comes in when shit hits the fan is gold.

Look for the album on Vendetta Records later this summer -- it's going to be a goodie.

Fórn is playing some West Coast dates which you can check out below, but, sadly, don't have much on the East Coast outside the New England region. They play Providence, RI with Sin of Angels and Lycus on June 29, and are also playing with the Thou & The Body in Worcester, MA on July 7 with Rozamov.

The Thou/The Body tour, though, does hit NYC on July 5 with a matinee at ABC No Rio. Then that night they'll play Bushwick's Palisades with Ghastly City Sleep, and Pygmy Lush. Tickets for the previously unannounced Palisades show are on sale now.

All Forn and Thou/The Body tour dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...


Fórn - 2014 tour dates
June 29 - Providence, RI @ Dusk w/ Sin of Angels (reunion, ex-Grief), Lycus (Oakland), Extinction Machine (members of Dropdead)
July 7 - Worcester, MA @ Firehouse, Worcester, MA w/ Thou (Baton Rouge), The Body (Portland), Rozamov
August 9th - LA @ The Complex (no Usnea) w/ Bloodmoon
August 10th - SF @ The Sutro Baths Cave (no Usnea) w/ Akatharsia, Bädr Vogu
August 11th - Eugene, OR @ Tiny's Tavern (no Usnea)
August 12th - Seattle @ The Highline w/ Usnea
August 13th - Portland @ Slabtown w/ Usnea
August 14th - Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda w/ Usnea, Funerary & Amarok
August 15th & 16th - Oakland Deadfest @ The Metro (both Fórn and Usnea play Saturday the 16th)
August 17th - Santa Cruz @ The Witch House w/ Usnea, Augurs, Abstractor

Thou & The Body -- 2014 Tour
06.30.14 - Baton Rouge
07.01.14 - Birmingham at The Forge (5505 1st Avenue) at seven pm with Lume
07.02.14 - Greensboro at Legitimate Business
07.03.14 - Richmond (matinee) at Empire the Bar at two pm
07.03.14 - DC at The Pinch (3548 14th Street NW) at seven pm with Vilkacis, Pygmy Lush, and Jail Solidarity
07.04.14 - Baltimore (matinee) at Sidebar (218 E. Lexington Street) at noon with Curse
07.04.14 - Philadelphia with Hirs, Pissgrave, and Backslider
07.05.14 - Jersey City (matinee) at WFMU (43 Montgomery Street)
07.05.14 - New York (matinee) at ABC No Rio with Vilkacis and Ghede
07.05.14 - New York with Ghastly City Sleep, Pygmy Lush
07.06.14 - New London (matinee) at The Orphanage (300 State Street) at one pm with Empty Vessels and Snow Orphan
07.06.14 - Worcestor at The Firehouse at eight pm with Rozamov and Fórn
07.07.14 - Boston with Curmudgeon
07.08.14 - Providence at Machines with Magnets
07.12.14 - Syracuse at Westcott Community Center (826 Euclid Avenue) at seven pm with Bleak and Blood Sun Circle
07.13.14 - Pittsburgh at The Shop
07.14.14 - Detroit at Trumbullplex (4230 Common Wealth) at seven pm
07.15.14 - Grand Rapids
07.16.14 - Michigan City at Carbon Room (9833 W 300 N) at eight pm with Angry Gods
07.17.14 - Chicago at Club Rectum (early all ages show, doing solo sets)
07.17.14 - Chicago at Empty Bottle (late show, collabo set) with Ash Borer and Hell
07.18.14 - Oshkosh (collaboration sets) at Masonic Center (204 Washington) at five pm with Ash Borer, Hell, Inter Arma, Protestant, and Oozing Wound // Gilead Fest
07.19.14 - Oshkosh (Body solo) at Masonic Center (204 Washington) two pm with Bastard Sapling, Mutilation Rites, Kowloon Walled City, Geryon, False, Sea of Bones, Owlfood, Hexer // Gilead Fest
07.20.14 - Oshkosh (Thou solo) Masonic Center (204 Washington) at one pm with Barghest, Loss, Uzala, Lychgate, Seidr, Generation of Vipers, Alraune, and Northless // Gilead Fest

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