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YEAR OF NO LIGHT "Nord" 2xLP

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YEAR OF NO LIGHT are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year. On the occasion of new album ,Consolamentum', entire discography of previous 4 studio albums is reissued now! 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. "There's a thread running through all of our albums", says the band, collectively "an exploration of the sensitive world that obeys a certain telos, first fantasized ("Nord") and reverberated ("Ausserwelt"), then declaimed as a warning ("Tocsin"). The deeper we dig, the more the motifs we have to unveil appear to us. Yes, it's a bit gnostic. This album is invoked after the Tocsin, it's the epiphany of the Fall". With debut album Nord (2006) and sophomore release Ausserwelt (2010), the band made themselves a name in the European avant-metal scene. Extensive tours of Europe, North America and Russia in 2013 and 2014, including two appearances at Roadburn festival, Hellfest and a spectacular performance in a 17th Century fortress in the Carpathian mountains introduced them to a broader and quickly growing international audience. With their seminal 3rd album Tocsin, released in 2013, Year Of No Light reached the peak of their career thus far - a logical decision that Consolamentum was made with the same team again: recorded and mixed by Cyrille Gachet at Cryogene in Begles / Bordeaux, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side. "We wanted this album to sound as organic and analog as possible", comments the band. "All tracks were recorded live. The goal was to have the mostnatural, warm and clean takes possible, to give volume to the dynamics of the songs. We aimed to have a production with a singular personality." For fans of NEUROSIS, CULT OF LUNA, SWANS, ISIS, RUSSIAN CIRCLES, MY DYING BRIDE, ALTAR OF PLAGUES, DARKTHRONE, CHELSEA WOLFE, MY BLOODY VALENTINE

 

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