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Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:40 pm
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Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:40 pm 

DYING OF THE LIGHT is the result of the musical partnership between Chris Rigby and Rangi Powick who met in school in the 1980s. Together they formed sludge/grind band CHAPEL OF GRISTLE in the southern metal stronghold of Christchurch and had several underground cassette releases in the mid-late 90s. After the demise of CHAPEL OF GRISTLE Chris and Rangi were at opposite ends of the country but by the mid 2000’s the duo found themselves once again in the same city and formed DYING OF THE LIGHT with crushingly heavy results.

DYING OF THE LIGHT list their influences as, but not exclusively to the following:

The superficial, self centred nature of modern life.
The growing gap between those who have money and power and those who do not.
The global warming scam and the lack of empathy we have for the natural world.
The agenda to centralise authority to one world government.
The lies we individually and collectively tell ourselves every day to be able to live in this world without going mad.

DYING OF THE LIGHT describe their sound as “Monolithic slabs of heavy as f#*k ass-kickery”

You can watch the video for 'Skyscraper Blues' here.

You can listen to most of our recorded music here and here

Of course here is our Metal Archives profile

DYING OF THE LIGHT will be releasing an EP titled 'MONOLITHIUM' in the next few months. You will be kept updated.

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Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:40 pm
Posts: 52
Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:55 am 

Industrial Powered Duo's New Video Depicts A Post-Apocalyptic Vision Of New Zealand.
"Monolithium" is the title track from a newly released 4 song EP by Auckland based group DYING OF THE LIGHT. The official video is a sci-fi inspired concept clip influenced by the band’s love of post-apocalypse movies such as The Road, the Mad Max trilogy, Book Of Eli, Hardware and New Zealand films The Quiet Earth and the awesome, rare, Battletruck.

The video for "Monolithium" was shot guerilla style over just 2 days. The epic look of the clip comes in large part from the awe-inspiring locations in and around New Zealand’s central plateau. In a brilliant stroke of luck, the band were granted access to film inside the Rangipo subterranean hydro-power station, the first footage from the installation in over 30 years!

The story depicts a band of two travelling through the desolate wasteland of tomorrow. Following faint signals that echo over black sands and amplify through derelict pylons, the journey eventually leads to salvation. In a forgotten bunker deep underground the two souls are transported away from the cursed earth and into an otherworldly realm of immaterial digital forever.

The video was shot and edited by Steve Hogg, DYING OF THE LIGHT's onstage lighting and video technician. Visual effects and grading were handled by Rangi Powick, DYING OF THE LIGHT's guitarist and production engineer.

DYING OF THE LIGHT's "Monolithium" EP contains 3 original tracks and a blistering dark cover version of "Factory" from one of New Zealand's vanguard heavy bands, SHIHAD. The "Monolithium" EP was mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, KHANATE, SCORN).

Chris Rigby > Bass and Vocals
Rangi Powick > Guitars, Production and Programming

Monolithic slabs of sound and fury. Gargantuan grind power riffs, rumbling volcano bass, concussion inducing beats and vocals that are the stuff of nightmares. The heavy sound of the modern heart.

Watch the "Monolithium" video here > http://vimeo.com/75681340
and here >
Youtube: show

Listen to the "Monolithium" EP here > http://dyingofthelight.bandcamp.com/

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