by Rob Sperry-Fromm

He Whose Ox is Gored

Seattle prog-doom crew He Whose Ox is Gored are streaming their new album The Camel, The Lion, The Child over at Invisible Oranges. The record is a very satisfying blend of early-Mastodon style riffing with a strong emphasis on melody and songcraft (IO's Joseph Schaefer compared them to early Alice in Chains, which is weirdly spot on). Throw in some psychedelia courtesy of the ever-present keyboards and can hit a bunch of disparate pleasure-centers. You can stream it below.

HWOIG are heading out on tour later this month. They will come through Chicago for a show at Reggies on October 24, where they'll be joined by Starless and Bubbles Erotica. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Be sure to check our IO-sponsored show calendar for more Chicago-area metal shows.

All upcoming dates for He Whose Ox is Gored, along with a stream of The Camel, the Lion, The Child, below...

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He Whose Ox is Gored -- 2015 Tour Dates
10/20 Missoula MT @ Zootown Arts
10/21 Billings, MT @ Aesthetic Agony Tattoo
10/22 Fargo, ND @ New Direction
10/23 Minneapolis @ The Riverboat
10/24 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Live
10/25 Louisville, KY @ Magnolia Bar
10/26 Atlanta, GA @ TBA
10/27 New Orleans, LA @ Sisters in Christ
10/28 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10/29 Houston TX @ The Alley Kat
10/30 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
11/1 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
11/3 Glendale, CA @ Complex
11/4 Santa Cruz, CA @ Blue Lagoon
11/5 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
11/6 Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial
11/7 Portland, OR @ The Know
11/8 Grandview, WA @ Le Voyeur Cafe and Lounge