Four tracks, 23 minutes. Limited run of 1000 CDs beautifully packaged in hand-numbered, foil-stamped cruciforms. 1000 LPs available, 700 black, 300 white. Recorded in one day at Southern Studios, includes a cover version of Joy Division’s « Day of the Lords » and Big Black’s « Kitty Empire » plus two new ASOL originals.
Apocalyptic landscapes. Fire raining down from the sky. People running for shelter from impending doom. This is the world that A Storm Of Light inhabit, a world where they soundtrack a very bleak future with expansive, panoramic and crushingly heavy music.
Southern have had a long-running relationship with Josh Graham, via his work in Neurosis, Red Sparowes, and in his previous Latitudes session in the shape of The Fallen Black Deer (GMT0:15). Up until this point, a musician had never appeared on more than one session, but when we heard that A Storm Of Light were going to be passing through our neck of the woods in October 2009, we couldn’t let them leave without Josh and crew gracing Southern Studios with their presence.
What is contained within these four tracks is a snapshot of a unique line-up of ASOL, the usual ASOL line-up being bolstered by the presence of Wolves In The Throne Room’s Will Lindsay and singer Zohra Atash. The result is a volcanic display of doom-laden metal, complete with a chilling appearance from the legendary Lydia Lunch. This is end-time music for people who welcome darkness with open arms.