We here at Southern are ecstatic to have put the Latitudes session from A Storm Of Light up for pre-order today! Recorded here at our studio in October 2009, the band line-up for the session includes founders Josh Graham and Domenic Seita, Geoff Summers on drums, plus Will Lindsay (Wolves In The Throne Room) guesting on guitar, and new singer Zohra Atash. The four songs on the EP include two new ASOL tracks as well as covers of Joy Division’s “Day of the Lords” and Big Black’s “Kitty Empire”. This release comes in a limited run of 1000 CDs and LPs. The CD comes packaged in a foil-stamped cruciform, hand numbered and hand assembled. The LP is available in a limited run of 700 black LPs and 300 white LPs. For those of you not too familiar with our Latitudes series, more information can be found here.
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.