Colorado-based itchy-O is taking their high-voltage-pyro-percussive mystic performance to celebrants across the Southwest and up the Westcoast as part of BRUMALIA 2019.

Named for the Roman winter festival celebrating Saturn/Cronus, Opis, Ceres, and Bacchus, other dates for this regional tour to be announced soon!

BRUMALIA 2019 is coming fresh off the group’s two-night Hallowmass performance and offertory, and the release of their phantasmagoric new music video, “Saptaloka.” 

Brumalia (Latin: Brumalia, [bruːˈmaːlɪ.a], “winter festivals”) was an ancient Romanwinter solstice festival honouring Saturn/Cronus and Ceres/Demeter, and Bacchus in some cases. By the Byzantine era, celebrations commenced on 24 November and lasted for a month, until Saturnalia and the “Waxing of the Light”. The festival included night-time feasting, drinking, and merriment. During this time, prophetic indications were taken as prospects for the remainder of the winter. Despite the 6th century emperor Justinian‘s official repression of paganism,[1][2][3] the holiday was celebrated at least until the 11th century in the Byzantine capital of Constantinople, as recorded by Christopher of Mytilene.[4] No references exist after the 1204 sacking of the capital by the Fourth Crusade.

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