the crucible (2008)

Track Listing
1. Almadel  7:10
2. Shapeshifting  3:20
3. Maleficia  8:14
4. 9 x 9  5:37
5. Hobgoblin  2:54
6. Incubi  7:44
7. Witchfinder  3:48
8. Initiate  5:42

Joey Baron: Drums  
Trevor Dunn: Bass  
Mike Patton: Voice  
Marc Ribot: Guitar  
John Zorn: Alto Sax


Produced By John Zorn
Associate Producer – Kazunori Sugiyama
Recorded and Mixed July and September 2008 by Marc Urselli at East Side Sound, NYC
Mastered by Scott Hull
Original Photos By Scott Irvine
Design By Heung-Heung Chin
Incantations From The Necronomicon


The legendary Moonchild trio returns for another intense journey into the worlds of magic, alchemy and witchcraft. Following one of Zorn’s true masterpieces Six Litanies for Heliogabalus, this fourth volume streamlines and simplifies the music with new melodic elements bringing Zorn’s sax and the lyricism of Masada into the power and structural complexity of the patented Moonchild sound. With Patton using his prodigious voice to sing melodies in addition to his preverbal screams and howls, The Crucible is another bold step from mad alchemist John Zorn. Including special guest guitarist Marc Ribot on one Led Zeppelin influenced track, this is a rocking new installment to the Moonchild-Astronome-Heliogabalus legacy.

Series:  Archival Series
Catalogue Number: TZ7372 
Release Date:  December 2008