Dawn Ray’d return this spring with a ground breaking new album; drawing together black metal, punk, soaring rock melody, tender moments of folk music and harmonized singing.
Their stunning new record, To Know The Light, is a high water mark for extreme metal, whilst also following in the lineage of anarchist bands like Crass, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Propaghandi and Chumbawamba.
Lyrically, To Know The Light traces the bands own journey through anarcho-nihilism; from anger, to despair, to a radical acceptance of the darkness all around us, settling on a new understanding of liberation and joy. (They encourage the listener down the same path, with a reading list of books on the cover.)
Impossible to define, beautifully imaginative and uncompromising brutal, this is both heavy metal and protest music entirely reimagined.