GUILTLESS: Everything Is Noise Premieres “In Radiant Glow” From New Band With A Storm Of Light, Intronaut, Generation Of Vipers Members; Thorns Debut Nears Release On Neurot Recordings

“…a heavy culmination of every grim headline and earth-shattering policy transmuted by skillful doom alchemists.” – Everything Is Noise

“In Radiant Glow” is the new single from GUILTLESS, the new band formed by members of A Storm Of Light, Intronaut, Generation Of Vipers, Battle Of Mice, and more. The song makes its debut through a premiere hosted by Everything Is Noise as the band’s debut EP, Thorns, nears release through Neurot Recordings this month.

GUILTLESS creates apocalyptic soundscapes in their imaginings of the surreal return to proto-human society, as well as what life might be like for the survivors of the next mass extinction event on Thorns. The opening track, “Devour-Collide,” is a song which addresses the decline of civilization, leaving time and space for the earth to heal, the band shouting, “Embrace the ruin, devour – collide, when the beasts dissolve, the meek revive.” There’s the bleak gut-reactional “All We Destroy,” the barren landscape conjured in “Dead-Eye,” and the EP ends with “In Radiant Glow,” a description of the unfolding of a hostile new world, post-extinction event. The conclusion of this narrative comes with the purgation of burning everything down to the ground and starting again.

Thorns was individually recorded by the band members, mixed by Josh Graham who also handled the art/visuals, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Yob, Author & Punisher, Great Falls).

With new song, Josh Graham reveals, “‘In Radiant Glow’ was the last song to fully come together on the EP.  It has some more variation and complexity in the arrangement than ‘All We Destroy,’ but still carries that same kind of heft – for me – there are some Godflesh moments, some Jesus Lizard, and even a brief Slayer breakdown. Lyrically, it’s a sarcastic, surreal, post-WWIII worst-case-scenario story, and now that I think of it, subliminally influenced by both Kira Jane Buxton’s Hollow Kingdom and Jeff Vandermeer’s Borne.”

Everything Is Noise writes within their detailed examination of the new song, “‘In Radiant Glow’ starts with synth noise rattling into slow paced guitars and doom-metal drums, and low, pristine bass. We are greeted with guttural bellows narrating the flames and smog of destruction, giving birth to a new age of survivalism amidst very human terrors. As the track builds, the guitars get gnarlier and the drum fills more pronounced like a mash-up of Bossk, Melvins, and Godflesh before an outro that is reminiscent of South Of Heaven era Slayer‘s slower parts as the synth noise returns to send us off into the wicked night. ‘In Radiant Glow’ is a heavy culmination of every grim headline and earth-shattering policy transmuted by skillful doom alchemists.”

Stream GUILTLESS’ “In Radiant Glow” first at Everything Is Noise RIGHT HERE.

Thorns will be released on CD, MC, and digital formats through Neurot Recordings on February 23rd with the limited 12” vinyl arriving in June. All physical formats are spray-painted, hand-stamped, hand-numbered, with special paper elements; each copy is unique. Find preorders for all formats and merch and stream the EP’s first single “All We Destroy” HERE.

A new voice steps forward to put our concerns and frustrations into words; that voice is GUILTLESS. Picking up where A Storm Of Light left off, GUILTLESS was born from a love of experimental rock, noise rock, early industrial, sludge, and doom. The band is embodied by Billy Graves (Generation Of Vipers, A Storm Of Light) on drums, Dan Hawkins (A Storm Of Light) on guitar and noise, Sacha Dunable (Intronaut) on bass, and Josh Graham (A Storm Of Light, Battle Of Mice, Neurosis’ former visual artist) on guitar, vocals, and noise. Together they present a stripped down, visceral reaction to modern life; angular yet straight to the point, self-aware, surreal, and occasionally sarcastic.

Human singularity, a third world war, scorching deserts, rising seas – it’s all coming for us. The slow grind is already in motion, pushing concrete, bodies, Teslas, skyscrapers, shacks, banks, and Bitcoin into a collective abyss. Piles of discarded trash will inherit the earth. It’s anyone’s guess as to what happens next. Is this the end of the world? Who knows. Who cares? Stand by with the rest of us and watch it burn. We’re all guiltless. We’re all blameless.

Through this cycle of destruction and rebirth, GUILTLESS believes that art and music can give us solace or help us exercise our demons. GUILTLESS can be that cathartic release.

Expect more news from GUILTLESS soon as the band plots sporadic live actions and constructs their debut LP.