YEAR OF NO LIGHT have revealed their latest single, ‘Alètheia’, described by the band as, ‘a double movement of light and darkness before burning our memories on the altar of the void’. The track is taken from their new album “Consolamentum” set for release via Pelagic Records on 2nd July.
Listen to Alètheia now – https://youtu.be/dEtpY_ZL5l4
Pelagic Records are releasing not only their new album “Consolamentum” but also a wooden box set, to celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary, containing their entire discography of 5 studio albums, several split EPs, and the collaboration with Belgian composer Dirk Serries from the ‘Live At Roadburn’ recordings, on 12 vinyl records.
YEAR OF NO LIGHT’s lengthy, sprawling compositions of towering walls of guitars and sombre synths irradiate a sense of dire solemnity and spiritual gravity, and couldn’t be a more fitting soundtrack for such grim medieval scenarios. But there is also the element of absolution, regeneration, elevation, transcendence in the face of death. ‘Consolamentum’ is dense, rich and lush and yet somehow feels starved and deprived.
For the adept listener, Consolamentum seems to be venturing deeper into the dark and claustrophobic spheres explored on Tocsin – but the band doesn’t conceive of the evolution of their music in a linear way, as it would be apparent from looking at their discography. “It’s more a matter of sonic devotion. Music against modern times. Year Of No Light” is above all a praxis. We wanted intensity, trance, climax and threat, all of them embedded in a bipolar and mournful ethos”.
Pre-order ‘Consolamentum’ now – https://smarturl.it/yearofnolightDGTL
Year of No Light are also set to perform at Damnation Festival in Leeds on 6th November.
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