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Hear the Grieving Blackened Sludge of CHASSM “Dolores 2.0”

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Chassm vocalist/guitarist Elijah Lee describes their music as sounds to make us “feel hopeless, depressed, and a great deal of grief.” He’s not referring to the track that we’re excited to share with you today, “Dolores 2.0,” but his words are fitting for the blend of sludge, post-rock, and blackened grunge I hear in it. It reminds me of what I lost when live music shut down—an emotional outlet. Live music is therapeutic for me, allowing me to release whatever feelings I’ve trapped in the trauma zone of my soul. As I listen to Chassm’s new release, Falling Forever—coming via Art As Catharsis on June 24th (pre-order it here)—I can tell that this is exactly the kind of music created for opening that emotional portal. Right now, I’m turning to Chassm because I have nowhere else to go. I hope that “Dolores 2.0” lets you tap into the shadowy places of your inner world, too.

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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