Friday, January 13, 2017

New (Waning) album February 17 - Northern CA shows

Sacramento, CA post-metal mainstays (WANING) proudly announce the release of their newest full-length, Still Hours on February 17, 2017. The record was recorded at Sacramento institution Earth Tone Studios by Patrick Hills (CHRCH, King Woman, So Stressed). This release marks a new evolution in the band's sound, exploring heavier tones, complex song structures and a strong melodic core.

We're streaming the first track from Still Hours, "Binary" on bandcamp right now. You can also preorder the album here:

We're kicking the year off with three shows in Northern CA:

February 17, 2017 (album release show)
Starlite Lounge - 1517 21st st - Sacramento, CA - 8pm - 21+ - $7
SQUALUS – (members of GIANT SQUID)
With ambient noise interludes provided by noisepsalm

February 18, 2017
Dynamite Vinyl - 1476 N Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA - 8 PM – all ages - $5
(edit - waning is no longer playing this show)

February 19, 2017
The Golden Bull - 412 14th St, Oakland, CA - 8PM – 21+

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Summer Plans 2016

Sorry for the sporadic posting here. With all the social media jockying, sometimes informational posts fall by the wayside. We've got some interesting stuff coming up in the next couple of months. Interesting, even for people who live outside of Sacramento (where we play 95% of our shows). In August, we will be heading to the studio to record our newest album. Those who have seen us live in the last couple years have heard these songs take shape in our live set. We'll be recording at Earth Tone Studios, which has become something of a staple of the Sacramento heavy music scene. Many of the best bands around the city have recorded there - CHRCH, Peace Killers, Astral Cult, Crimson Eye, King Woman (well, they're from SF) - and if you've heard any of those records, you know what to expect. With any luck, you'll hear the new music later this year. We still haven't locked down a label to release tapes or vinyl yet. Any interested parties can be sent our way.

On the live show front, the only thing we are doing this summer is The Sacramento Lady Fest, an "annual, non-profit events organized mainly by womyn; featuring bands (musical and political groups) lecturers, spoken word...etc."
 The  festival is happening on July 15 and 16 at Cafe Colonial in Sacramento. We're playing the second day. Profits go to Wind Youth Services, an organization benefiting homeless youth. You can get tickets here.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Shows in Chico, Sacramento, working on new material.

Waning has been taking a few months off from playing live to work on new material. We have 5 new songs written for a new full length. We're currently putting the finishing touches on a song that takes elements from a very, very old song (like from when the band was just a duo) and presents them in a new way. We're pretty happy with the whole endeavor. As you may know, we're not shy about playing songs that we haven't recorded yet, and some of these have been in our set rotation starting pretty much right after we finished The Funeral Mountains. We plan to record over the summer and would love to have the record out by the end of the year.

We also have a pair of shows coming up in Northern California in March. If you come out, you'll probably hear us debut one or two songs. Here's the show details below:

MARCH 11 - 8PM

Starlite Lounge - 1517 21st St Sacramento, CA - 21+ $7

pysch/metal from Sacramento -

black metal (ex-Ludicra) -

negative sludge from Chico -


stoner/doom from Sacramento -

MARCH 12 - 8PM

1078 Gallery - 805 Broadway Chico, CA - All ages, $7

TVSK- Oakland Stoner metal -

(WANING) - Sacramento pysch/metal -

REDSKY - Chico Sludge -

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

September 20th with DEATHKINGS

A quick update here. Our next show is on September in Sacramento at the Starlite Lounge with Deathkings from Southern California. Come out and witness:

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer Update

It's been a while since we offered an update. We are currently writing our new record. No real solid concept this time, but most of the songs seem to be revolving around nighttime themes and incorporate a lot of dream imagery. Mostly nightmares, honestly - it's amazing how much some of us dream about apocalyptic scenarios. In any case, with four songs written and a fifth in the oven, you'll probably hear this thing sooner rather than later. We do have some new-ish tunes out there. We did a cover of Portishead's "Wandering Star" for our friend's bachelor party compilation. Most of the instrumental portion was recorded during the sessions for The Funeral Mountains, and we put the finishing touched on it this spring. The song is located here: The whole comp is available on bandcamp - name your price. We also have some physical copies to give away at shows. As usual, we've been playing a lot of the new songs live this year. Our next show is no exception. We have the honor of playing alongside Sabbath Assembly, Christian Mistress, and Church in what might be our lone summer show this year. Details below:
 July 11, 2015
 Starlite Lounge
1517 21st st Sacramento, CA
8pm 21+ $10adv
 Hope to see you there!