Bornless Fire is a new project from Kristof Bathory, who is better known as the driving force behind
industrial black metal outfit Dawn Of Ashes. Featuring the early industrial and dark electro sounds
that characterised the earlier years of DOA, Bathory returns to that style a battle-hardened veteran
of the scene with an expanded vision and renewed fire within him.
Having shifted DOA into extreme metal territory, a subsequent tour by the band saw Bathory begin
to listen again to acts that he used to love and then ponder the idea of doing something new by
bringing back a previous, buried era of that music and modernise it with his current skills.
“I feel that this project is where I left off after ‘The Crypt Injection’ [DOA album from 2007]. It just
sounds more like dirty industrial and less EBM. So basically it has that early era of DOA’s sound
mixed with late 80’s, mid 90’s and early 00’s Industrial that I have really been inspired by.”
Bathory utilises wisdom gleaned from practising Magick (specifically the Left-Hand Path) and a
perceived crisis within the downfall of humanity as twin themes in his new project, while explaining
that “the name is derived from the ‘Bornless Ritual’ that is from Greek/Egyptian origins. The term
‘Bornless’ actually means without a beginning. I then tied it in with the ‘Black Flame’ to represent
the divine spark that is within the evolution of human beings.”