Dragged Into Sunlight set to release 'Widowmaker'…

Dragged Into Sunlight set to release ‘Widowmaker’…

 

Dragged Into Sunlight, the mysterious Liverpudlian masters of extreme metal have announced their imminent return with their new opus ”ËœWidowmaker‘ ”“ a viciously haunting voyage into the macabre from the forefront of British extreme metal…an eerie masterpiece that pieces together a colossal atmosphere belonging as much to the Swans or Neurosis as it does to Autopsy and Burning Witch

2012 has been a busy year for Dragged Into Sunlight, developing on the underground acclaim of their “Hatred For Mankind” debut, originally released on Mordgrimm Records (Anaal Nathrakh) and re-released worldwide by Prosthetic in 2010. Thet captivated audiences with devastating shows at this year’s Roadburn Festival and the Maryland Death Fest, before heading out on a debut tour across the USA.

”ËœWidowmaker’ is best described as a merciless foray into more experimental territory, leached with mournful strings and restrained introspection between the crushing funeral dirge. The album will consist of just three mammoth tracks spread over forty minutes presented with suitably artwork and packaged in special gatefold digi-wallet and limited die-hard vinyl edition.

The band are also completing a video project as a companion piece to the album, directed by Dwid Hellion of Integrity and audio mastering by Billy Anderson (Neurosis / High On Fire).

Dragged Into Sunlight described the album as “a concept album from beginning to end. It’s different yet still leaves the listener thinking whether jumping out of a 4th floor window might actually be the best idea they’ve ever had.”

Teasingly, a release date is still to be confirmed.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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