Emerging from the sludge / doom / psychedelic / post-metal underground, Chicago’s The Atlas Moth has earned a reputation as one of the most prominent young heavy music bands in America today. They have toured widely in their brief existence, playing with Helmet, Eyehategod, Saint Vitus, Coalesce, Harvey Milk, Kylesa, Nachtmystium and more, and it was through their perseverance on the live circuit that The Atlas Moth first rose to prominence. Their A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky debut on Candlelight Records also grabbed quite a bit of acclaim (most notably from Stereogum and Decibel magazine), with the band compared to the likes of Isis, Neurosis and Black Sabbath. Yet The Atlas Moth has always carved their own unique niche with a pummeling three-guitar metal assault.An Ache for the Distance delivers nine solid, hard-hitting songs that are more straightforward, structured and catchier than the spacey, drawn-out material on previous releases. With stronger and more focused songwriting, The Atlas Moth is poised to raise their profile to even higher levels.