Depicted by the UK’s Guardian Newspaper as “a violent collision between two giant, squirming slabs of fleshy nihilism,” “N.V.” consists of 30 claustrophobic minutes of blackened noise five years in the making from the mysterious masterminds behind extreme metal outfits DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT and Gnaw Their Tongues. Both entities rigorously designed a distinct collective sound heavily inspired by Godflesh’s “Streetcleaner” while reaching toward dark industrial spaces that both bands’ previous material had only briefly touched upon. To complete the circle of influence, Godflesh’s Justin Broadrick was on board to produce the record along with Tom Dring (whom previously has worked on several DIS releases, including 2012’s “Widowmaker”).
Having gained notoriety for their exclusive, vicious and ritualistic live performances, DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT has established a presence throughout Europe, Japan and the U.S. touring with heavy hitters such as Eyehategod, Weedeater, Black Cobra, Rwake, Today Is The Day, Mayhem and Soilent Green. Starting in the new year, both factions will join for a series of dates across Europe for what promises to be a most haunting and unnerving experience. DIS will then make a special appearance in the U.S. at Baltimore’s lauded Maryland Deathfest in May, immediately followed by a return to Bristol, UK’s annual Temples Festival. Full dates can be found below or via www.draggedintosunlight.co.uk.
# with Gnaw Their Tongues
1/15 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club #
1/16 Helsinki, FI – Kuudes Linja #
1/17 Oslo, NO – Vulkan Arena #
2/12 London, UK – Borderline
2/13 Antwerp, BE – Het Bos #
2/14 Haarlem, NL – Patronaat #
5/28 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest 2016
6/4 Bristol, UK – Temples Festival