UK black metal trio Dawn Ray'd announced their anticipated third album To Know The Light back in November, and today they've shared its first single, "Ancient Light." The five-and-a-half minute song starts out as classic-style black metal, and its Joe Guppy-directed video starts out as a straight-up performance clip, but both take a turn. About halfway through, "Ancient Light" evolves into tender post-rock instrumentals and harmonic chants, and the video turns into an instruction video that shows you how to turn a t-shirt into a protest mask. From there, both sides of the song combine into one, as the video comes to a fiery end. The whole thing is intense, and you can check it out below.

Dawn Ray'd -- 2023 Tour Dates
January 14 - Temple of Boom - Leeds
February 2 - Record Junkee - Sheffield
March 3 - Ivory Blacks - Glasgow
March 17 - Crofters - Bristol
March 18 - Captains Bar - Stoke
March 23 - The White Hotel - Manchester
March 24 - Lexington - London
March 25 - Scruffy Murphys - Birmingham
March 26 - Bar Social - Derby

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