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We are GHAZM. We make soundtracks for stories that may someday become myth. You are the hero we're rooting for. 

Our patreon portal grants you access to the engine room that is GHAZM. Here you will see the gears of a strange machine. 

GHAZM is grateful for your patronage and wishes that our gift serve as your tool for your transformation.
 

GHAZM debut album launch show Nov 23, 2017
GHAZM goes to church

A cinematic, musical evening for individuals of fine taste”
With: Vancouver trio, GHAZM.

Event held at St Paul’s Anglican Church (1130 Jervis Street) on November 23, 2017. Doors at 6:00pm. Music at 7:00pm.

Taking place in a 120 year old historic building this musical event incorporates throat singing, Nintendo DS, pipe organ and electronic dance music. You can buy your ticket here.

Why hold a cinematic rock/electronic dance music concert in a church?
GHAZM is excited to incorporate the two-storey pipe organ in a venue with great acoustics.

The band’s music already suggests solemnity, trance and ascension of consciousness. The merging of this sound with a building architecturally dedicated to the pursuit of mystery strikes them as appropriate.

GHAZM has no religious affiliation. On November 23, they intend to create an immersive sensory framework for the individuals present to use as a tool for personal transcendence.

About the musicians:

Tony Kastelic (Salt Thief, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra) commands multiple exotic vocal styles - notably throat and overtone singing.

Paul Patko (Opus Arise, Salt Thief) pilots his twin Nintendo DS configuration with Korg software.

25 year music veteran Ulysses Jason Newcomb plays acoustic guitar through an effects and amplification system.

David Spidel (Bif Naked, The Living, Plastic Acid Orchestra) will join the trio on pipe organ and floor drum.

See Facebook event page here. 

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GHAZM’s debut album, “Dethrone the DJs” is available for download on iTunes or for streaming on googleplay and spotify as well as at all other major digital music outlets.

GHAZM on CITR

Ulysses Jason Newcomb will act as GHAZM's ambassador to the world. He will be interviewed by Jeff Bryant for his CITR show, "Now We're Talking" on October 15th from 6pm-7pm PST. Ulysses and Jeff will discuss GHAZM, "Dethrone the DJs" and other things that exist.

You can tune in to listen live here: http://www.citr.ca/ (just click on the "listen now" button at the top".

Or you can listen to the subsequent re-podcast here.

You can also search "Now We're Talking" on your favorite podcast app (I use pocketcast) and listen to the show anytime that's convenient for you.
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Update: the podcast is now up: http://www.citr.ca/radio/now-were-talking/episode/20171015/

A Peek Into GHAZM's Creative Process

In this video you will see our 3rd play through of an idea that emerged from a jam.

Paul had started making beautiful sounds from the Nintendo DS and Ulysses started strumming a pattern that was at odds with the beat pattern. We enjoyed it and decided to keep working on this.

You can see Tony develop a lyrical palette in real time. Also, Ulysses plays lead guitar for the first time in GHAZM.

As Tony would say, this "germinal" process is becoming typical of GHAZM.

If you enjoy this sort of video, let us know.

To buy our debut album click here or search any major digital music (itunes, amazon, spotify, googleplay) outlet and search GHAZM.

Full track off Dethrone the DJs released for free!

This is the first track from GHAZM's debut album which is for sale at our store. "Dethrone the DJs" was described as "fresh and innovative, highly meditative" by Droning Earth blog and a "hypnotic sound bath" by ethnomusicologist Dr Sheryl Lynch. 

We wish you'll be curious enough to try just a little taste. Click here to purchase Dethrone the DJs. You can also find it on itunes, amazon music, google play, spotify, deezer and just about every other digital outlet.