Artist Profile


Moncton, New Brunswick

ZAUM formed in 2013 when Shevil frontman Kyle Alexander McDonald and Iron Giant frontman Christopher Lewis forged a musical path toward the dark realizations of the ancient middle east; in the form of a monolithic doomy mantra based psychedelic experience featuring bass and drums merged with sitar and synth textures.

Based in New Brunswick – their live presence is very true to its recorded form featuring McDonald's both melodic and dark vocal styles met with elements of sectional Mongolian throat singing. Observers experience a calming process of reality whereby the astral and physical planes can co-exist and be understood from a natural perspective.

Their debut album Oracles released in June 2014 was reviewed nearly 100 times - subject to much critical acclaim primarily throughout Europe. In their 1.5 years as an active touring band ZAUM have amassed over 125 shows (mainly international) including support stints for Voivod in August and Pentagram in November 2015. The band also headlined the mainstage the final day of Sudbury Metal Fest 7.

Released October 24th 2016, the band released a very well received album called "Eidelon" which features 2 tracks at 21 minutes each. The album has been getting solid reviews and solidifies the band as a Canadian ambient doom powerhouse!

Lustmord, Peter Gabriel and Melvins
Kyle McDonald : Vocals, Basses, Sitar, Synth.
Christopher Lewis : Drums, Lights
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