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A Storm Of Light
A Storm Of Light

It's been less than 18 months since their first one, and A Storm of Light (mems. Neurosis, ex-Tombs) are already venturing toward album two with Forgive Us Our Trespasses, out Tuesday (9/22) via Neurot Recordings. The album features contributions from Jarboe, Lydia Lunch and many others. The band is currently streaming "Midnight" at their MySpace but hasn't let any other tracks slip out... until now! BrooklynVegan is proud to present the US premiere of the video for "Tempest", available exclusively below!

So far A Storm of Light has only one US date on their calendar, a FREE album release show at Ace of Clubs on 10/12 joined by Biclops and Naked Heroes! After that, Josh & the boys hop on a plane to tear a hole in the space-time continuum at the Damnation Festival before embarking on a European tour with the mighty Minsk.

In related news, Graham's critically acclaimed project Battle of Mice has, not surprisingly, called it quits. The band, which included Julie Christmas of Made Out of Babies as well as members of Dub Trio released the statement is below:

A Storm of Light - "Tempest"

Oct 12 2009 Ace of Clubs FREE RECORD RELEASE SHOW New York City, New York^
Oct 24 2009 Damnation Festival at Leeds University Leeds
Oct 25 2009 Ivory Blacks Glasgow, Scotland*
Oct 26 2009 Trillians - FREE SHOW New Castle*
Oct 27 2009 Corporation Sheffield*
Oct 28 2009 Bar Academy London*
Oct 29 2009 Freebutt Brighton*
Oct 30 2009 Simplon Groningen*
Oct 31 2009 Cafe Nova Essen*
Nov 1 2009 Baroeg Rotterdam*
Nov 3 2009 Ikra Club Moscow*
Nov 4 2009 Cassiopeia Berlin*
Nov 5 2009 Usine Geneva*
Nov 6 2009 Ebullition Bulle*
Nov 7 2009 W2 Den Bosch*
Nov 8 2009 Schlachthof WIESBADEN*
Nov 9 2009 Hafenklang Hamburg*
Nov 11 2009 Init Club Rome*
Nov 13 2009 Ritmo Y Compas Madrid*
Nov 14 2009 TBA Braga*
Nov 15 2009 Revolver Bar Lisbon**
* w/Minsk
** w/Minsk, Black Sun


Battle of Mice
Battle of Mice

Battle of Mice is dead.

After two critically acclaimed releases, Battle of Mice has been officially and amicably dissolved. Never before has the story of a violent, interpersonal flameout been so aurally documented. It was intense while it lasted, but we should all be thankful that the band has ended; not with a bang, but with a whimper.

What the future holds:

The full length vinyl may still make an appearance sometime next year. We are waiting for the final word on that one.

Julie Christmas is currently working on a solo record, be on the lookout. The record features almost an entirely different lineup on each song, featuring many special guests.

Josh Graham's new band, A Storm of Light, has a new release coming out September 2009. The record is called Forgive Us Our Trespasses, and features Jarboe, Nerissa Campbell, Lydia Lunch, and more.

Joel Hamilton and Tony Maimone are both working on the next Book of Knots record.
Both are recording madmen as well. Joel recorded and plays on A Storm of Light's record, and just finished recording the new Black Keys album.

Joe Tomino has been on tour with his band Dub Trio, as well as playing with many others including Mike Patton.

That is about it.

Be Well. Sleep and Dream.
Battle of Mice 2005 - 2009"

We recently discussed the current status of Made Out of Babies.

Josh Graham sat down for an interview with us early last year. We interviewed Scott Kelly of a band Josh does visuals for, Neurosis, earlier this year. Scott Kelly's other band Shrinebuilder plays NYC on 11/15.


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