If you want to invoke the apocalypse, it helps to read the runes first. NYC’s A Storm Of Light, like Killing Joke, Anaal Nathrakh and Ministry, always sound as if they’re accelerating towards some all-encompassing moment of reckoning, but their fuel is an endless tank of genuine disgust, frustration and a keen eye on the belligerent shitshow unfolding all around us – a perspective that becomes a vividly psychedelic experience.
Back five years and one new presidential term after their last album, Nations To Flames, A Storm Of Light have a whole new reservoir of volatile bile to burn and a new sonic scope to torch. The result is the charged, and stunning new album, Anthroscene, due to crash into your consciousness on October 5 via Consouling Sounds in Europe and Translation Loss in the US.
We’re about to light the fuse with a new track, Slow Motion Apocalypse, complete with visuals from frontman, and former Neurosis visuals wizard Josh Graham. Starting on a doomy yet tense footing, the friction-burn that kicks in is a carrier signal for a Josh’s taut vocals that are both a surveying of Bedlam and vision of carnage yet to come.
Josh Graham, former visual artist for Neurosis and A Storm of Light leader, also has a solo project called IIVII (pronounced “ivy”). He’s releasing a new album, Invasion, on June 23 via Consouling Records (pre-order), and we’re premiering the lead single, “Painless.” Though he’s got a metal pedigree, IIVII has him diving into dark-ambient and film score territory, and “Painless” is as good an example of this as any. Check out a visual for the song below.
IIVII also has a Brooklyn show on June 29 at Saint Vitus with Bardspec (members of Enslaved and Today is the Day) (tickets). Those are his only upcoming shows at the moment.
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PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM – Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM (PDT)
So much of our lives are spent around objects that distract us from our inner peace and also interfere with our imagination. Josh Graham’s new solo project entitled IIVII will give your imagination the space it needs to breathe. CVLT Nation is so stoked to be premiering his new video for the song “On the Shores of Markarian 335″ below. This outstanding project will be released by our comrades Consouling Sounds in September so stay tuned for more info…SPACE IS THE PLACE!