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CHRISTIAN MISTRESS PROMO 7-1-15Listen to “Open Road”, the first single to surface from ’s forthcoming album , now via Soundcloud & YouTube.  Coming September 18th, this new album is an 8-song excursion in pure American . Marked by the powerful vocals of Christine Davis and the rich harmonies of guitar duo Oscar Sparbel and Tim Diedrich, Christian Mistress is simultaneously relevant and anachronistic.  The band serves the song, the art, and the listener with ignoring the line drawn between past, present and future.

 Few artists of recent memory have proven their originality and devotion to American like .  Formed in Olympia, Washington in 2008, the band quickly distinguished themselves through their tasteful treatment of the grit and style pioneered by early 80’s NWOBHM as well as through the unique, raspy vocal presence of Christine Davis. After releasing a demo and a single in 2009 on Nasjonal US, the band embarked on a string of West Coast tours and regional shows. 2010 saw partner with Olympia label 20 Buck Spin to release their debut full-length Agony & Opium, a release that led Spin to claim that “ might rule the world.” A national tour with Thrones followed.
Agony & Opium eventually caught the attention of Relapse Records, who signed Christian Mistress in 2011. Shortly thereafter, the band entered Louder Studios in Grass Valley, California to record their second full length Possession, a 41-minute slab of traditional  mixed with classic rock sensibilities. Released in February 2012, Possession netted the band widespread recognition, and was covered by publications as disparate as Cvlt Nation, MSN, and the New York Times. Time Out NY called Possession  “a record that reinjects the mystery and majesty into a tired style,” and the New York Times praised the album’s subtlety and depth, stating that “at first you think you know exactly what the record is giving you; on the third listen you’re still discovering it.” In the wake of Possession, the band embarked on a European trek through the UK, Italy, Germany, and several other countries that included a performance at Roadburn in the Netherlands.
By now, it’s clear that Christian Mistress are deeply passionate about what they do, and aren’t simply following the latest trends – Terrorizer stated, “seriously; fuck a bandwagon, Christian Mistress feel like a one-band revival machine.”  After having relocated to Portland, OR, the band has returned with , which will be available on CD, LP and Digital formats September 18th from Relapse.  More track premieres and info on To Your Death coming soon from Christian Mistress.  Until then, see the band on tour along the west coast in July, across America in September, and Europe/UK in October.
Christian Mistress is:

Oscar Sparbel – Guitar

Jonny Wulf – Bass

Christine Davis – Vocals

Reuben Storey – Drums

Tim Diedrich – Guitar

To Your Death track listing:

1. Neon

2. Stronger Than Blood

3. No Place

4. Walkin’ Around

5. Open Road

6. Ultimate Freedom

7. Lone Wild

8. Ill

Christian Mistress on tour:CHRISTIAN MISTRESS CD ART 7-1-15

July 10  San FranciscoCA @ Elbo Room *

July 11  Sacramento, CA @ Starlight Lounge *

July 12  Garberville, CA @ Garberville Theater *

July 13  Salem, OR @ The Wisp House *

July 14  Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s Pub *

July 15  Seattle, WA @ The Highline *

July 16  Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown *

July 17  Olympia, WA @ Obsidian *

July 18  Portland, OR @ Rotture *

August 15  Seattle, WA @ Linda’s

September 2  Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

September 3  Chicago, IL @ Red Line Tap

September 4  Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus

September 5  Louisville, KY @ New Vintage ^

September 6  Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^

September 7  Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter ^

September 8  Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose ^

September 9  Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus ^

September 10  Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s ^

September 11  Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

September 12  Montreal, QC @ Wings of Metal Festival

September 13  Toronto, ON @ Coalition ^

September 14  Hamtramck, MI @ Smalls’ ^

September 15  St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

September 16  Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

September 17  Boise, ID @ Crazyhorse

September 18  Portland, OR @ The Know

October 2  Tilburg %

October 3  Belgium TBA %

October 4  France TBA %

October 5  France TBA %

October 6  Innsbruck %

October 7  Berlin %

October 8  Erfurt %

October 9  Olten %

October 10  Milan %

October 11  Bologna %

October 12  Vienna %

October 13  Germany TBA %

October 14  Hamburg %

October 15  Copenhagen %

October 16  Goteborg %

October 17  Oslo %

October 18  Denmark TBA %

October 20  Cologne %

October 21  London %

October 22  Birmingham %

October 23  Oxford %

October 24  Leeuwarden %

* w/ Sabbath Assembly

^ w/ High Spirits and Savage Master

% w/ Magister Templi

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