Hear an advance stream of Daxma
‘s ‘Ruins Upon Ruins
‘ in full at CVLT NATION
and learn more about the EP from the band themselves. Listen here:
“…you need to hear this stunning composition… Right now, find a quiet space in your mind and hear the lovely darkness that is Ruins Upon Ruins.” – CVLT Nation
Arriving on July 26th from Blues Funeral Recordings, ‘RUINS UPON RUINS‘ is the third release from DAXMA. The EP brings nearly twenty-five minutes of neural captivation engulfing the emotional borders of past and present, conjoining the personal and inspirational sides within DAXMA to highlight the art of critical thought. Bleak, beautiful, and breathtakingly poignant.
DAXMA (pronounced [dahk-muh]) is an Oakland, CA based post-rock/doom metal band that began in Santa Cruz, CA in 2014. A collaborative project made up of members – Jessica (vocals, guitar, violin), Kelly (vocals, bass), Isaac (vocals, guitar), Forrest (guitar), and Thomas (drums) – sharing a varied musical background, including black metal, psych, and classical. They unite nuance and fragility within a framework of devastating crush.
The band explains a bit about the new release:
“Ruins Upon Ruins is thematically a response to the Hegelian outlook of our last album, ‘The Head Which Becomes the Skull’, which adopted a dialectical method to its movement. The title is taken from a line in an essay called ‘On the Concept of History’ by Walter Benjamin, who, disputing Hegel’s notion of history as the story of progress, writes about an angel of history looking backwards towards the past.”