Entries tagged with: Dragged into Sunlight
by Laina Dawes
Matt Pike's High on Fire
Writer/photographer Laina Dawes has just released her new book, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal. The book recounts her journey as a black woman in heavy metal and examines these genres with respect to racial and gender issues. Its a fascinating read, and available now via Bazillion Points. Reccommended.
Laina has seen her fair share of shows this year and as such, we asked her to chime in on her favorites of 2012. Her thoughts and photos are below.
Witch Mountain, who play Scion Rock Fest this weekend, are on the road with Lord Dying later this week and will swing by Saint Vitus on June 8th. Tickets are still available. WM, who released their South of Salem LP via Profound Lore, quickly sold out of the first pressing of their disc and the second pressing is now available via their own Monastic imprint.
'The show will also double as a Bezoar record release party for Wyt Death, the band's new LP which is streaming below, along with tracks from Lord Dying and Witch Mountainbelow. Did I mention that Rhode Island's Pilgrim is also on board?
Wolvhammer has dropped off of all dates with Dragged into Sunlight, including Saint Vitus on June 14th. The band has been replaced by North Carolinians Make, who toil in psychedelic doom. Check out a stream of their LP Trephine below, and get your tickets while their still available.
This month's Show No Mercy has dropped at Pitchfork, featuring interviews with Atriarch and Nachtmystium and a new track from the latter.
All suggested shows, listed Lord Dying tour dates, streams and live video from MDF is below. What did I miss?
Trey Azagthoth of Morbid Angel
May 26th was a day of firsts for me at the tenth annual Maryland Deathfest. It was the first time I saw Confessor, Deviated Instinct and Haemorrhage. The first time I heard "new" material from death-doom godsWinter. The first time I saw Noothgrush with new live vocalist Dino Sommese (Ghoul, Dystopia, etc). And maybe most memorably, the first time I witnessed a man whip out his junk out on stage, piss in his cupped hand and wipe his face with it.
The latter first came care of Horna, who's lead singer Spellgoth performed the "urine baptism" at center stage (pictures below, NSFW?) and was one of several notable black metal-influenced performances (Archgoat, Tsjuder, Black Witchery) on that brutally hot Saturday. The moment wasn't noticed by many, but the foul stench of old blood and human fluids left a trail throughout the indoor stage.
My mid-afternoon arrival at Sonar meant that I sadly missed sets by Infernal Stronghold, Bloody Phoenix, and Looking for an Answer, and not-so-sadly missed October 31 (members Deceased) and Anvil (the former being eons better than the latter). The remainder of the sweltering hot day was largely a string of successes with stellar sets from crusty thrashers Hellbastard, UK's Dragged into Sunlight, deliciously obnoxious goregrind from Haemorrhage, death-doom pioneers Winter (who played unearthed songs at MDF), thrash from Morbid Saint and an impressive set from the reunited technical-doom crew Confessor.
Reunited crust-death metal crew Deviated Instinct wins for my favorite of the daytime performances (they played at close to the same time as The Devil's Blood), and though bassist David Vincent gave me a bit of a Nikki Sixx douche-chill during Morbid Angel's headlining set, the band's performance of the early classics absolutely murdered. Brujeria, the supercrew made up of members of Napalm Death, Carcass and more, were great headliners for the opposing outdoor stage but I opted for Noothgrush.
Mike Scheidt solo at Empty Bottle in Chicago (more by Carmelo Espanola)
Mike Scheidt (of YOB) just may surprise you with "In Your Light" from his previously discussed solo debut Stay Awake due on May 15th via Thrill Jockey. Look for the Yob frontman to celebrate the tunes in NYC when he joins Richmond doomers Cough as support for his own band at The Bell House on May 23rd. Tickets are still available.
Cough will embark on a string of dates with Dragged into Sunlight following their appearance at Maryland Deathfest 2012. After those dates come to a close, look for DiS to hook up with Wolvhammer for a string of shows including Saint Vitus on 6/14 with The Year is One (tickets).
All tour dates and that stream is below.
Wolvhammer and Dragged into Sunlight will team up for a string of dates that will include an NYC stop for a BV-BBG presented event at Saint Vitus on June 14th. Tickets are on sale. The show is the final stop on DiS's tour that kicks off at Maryland Deathfest and extends across the Eastern US including a stop at Chaos in Tejas. All dates are listed below.
Dragged into Sunlight's new LP, Widowmaker, is due later this year via Prosthetic Records. The band's last work, Hatred for Minkind, was re-released on US soil in 2011.
All Dragged into Sunlight tour dates, most of which are with Cough, with some video and the latest Chaos in Tejas lineup update, below...
Andy Nelson with Paint it Black at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Mamiffer, Tombs, Locrian, Thou, Fuck The Facts, The Atlas Moth and many more contribute to the second part of our continuing series where we asked some of our favorite artists about their 2011 highlights. Part One HERE. Part Two below...
DOWNLOAD: Dragged Into Sunlight - "Boiled Angel" (MP3)
I was a bit shocked when the news that the UK's Dragged Into Sunlight had signed to Prosthetic Records. Not that the label toils in bands that I despise - just the opposite, but that anyone outside of the true underground realm would sign such a foul and loathsome band.
Trust me, I mean that as a complement. Dragged Into Sunlight is ambient doom blackened through and through. You can hear their demonic touch on their Prosthetic reissued LP Hatred For Mankind due on January 18th, 2011 for the first time on US soil. Produced by the great Billy Anderson and featuring atwork from Justin Bartlett, Hatred For Mankind features seven tracks of pure vitriol like "Boiled Angel", which is available for download above and streaming below.
Dragged Into Sunlight have announced April European dates with Rwake, but are currently plotting a North American invasion. Stay tuned. Announced dates, the song stream and some video is below.