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Destroyer of Light

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Below is our complete Destroyer of Light news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Full Godhunter/Destroyer Of Light Split Streaming

After a trickle of song releases from the upcoming "Endsville" split, Godhunter and Destroyer of Light are now unleashing the full platter for aural consumption. Stream both sides of the split below.

"Godhunter vs Destroyer of Light: Endsville" delivers twenty minutes of new material and a cover from each band. The two bands will also soon hit the road together supporting the split on these dates:

7/29/2015 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
7/30/2015 Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
7/31/2015 The Sandlot - El Paso, TX
8/01/2015 The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
8/02/2015 Seventh Circle - Denver, CO
8/03/2015 The Reverb Lounge - Omaha, NE
8/04/2015 Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN w/ Ambassador Gun
8/05/2015 LiveWire Lounge - Chicago, IL
8/06/2015 Shakespere's Pub - Kalamazoo, MI @ Fat Guy Fest
8/07/2015 Fifth Quarter Lounge - Indianapolis, IN
8/08/2015 Magnolia Bar - Louisville, KY
8/09/2015 Pour House - Raleigh, NC
8/10/2015 The Empty Glass - Charleston, WV
8/11/2015 Gooski's - Pittsburgh, PA
8/12/2015 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
8/13/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Immortal Bird
8/14/2015 KoTo - Salem, MA
8/15/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom - Hamden, CT @ Death To False Metal Fest
8/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
8/17/2015 The Depot - Baltimore, MD
8/18/2015 Thomas Creek Brewery - Greenville, SC
8/19/2015 The Basement - Atlanta, GA
8/20/2015 Vino's Pizza Pub Brewery - Little Rock, AR
8/21/2015 Saturn Bar - New Orleans, LA
8/22/2015 Holy Mountain - Austin, TX More...

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Godhunter/Destroyer Of Light Post New Tracks

With the impending release of Godhunter Vs. Destroyer Of Light: "Endsville" closing in, new tracks hailing from both sides of the split are now online.

One of the most psychedelic bottom-dredgers of Godhunter's platter from "Endsville," the track "Dull Knives, Weak Handshakes" is a fuzz-laden, tectonic crusher which sees the band's more stoner/doom metal influences taking over.

While Destroyer Of Light bears more of the same stoner/doom influences in the group's overall body of work, the LP-closing "Valley Of The Dead" surges with a morose and eventually scathing vibe than much of the rest of the release.

Combined, the two tracks offer vast insight into what the mighty "Endsville" release encapsulates. Listen in below. More...

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Destroyer Of Light Streaming New Split Track

The first full single from "Endsville" - the split 2xLP release from Godhunter and Destroyer Of Light - has been released through a lyric video for Destroyer Of Light's "Electric Shadows." Check it out below.

"Endsville" sees a joint release through Godhunter co-owned Battleground Records and Destroyer Of Light's Heavy Friends Records on July 28th. You can also catch the two bands live supporting the release on these dates:

7/29/2015 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
7/30/2015 Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
7/31/2015 The Sandlot - El Paso, TX
8/01/2015 The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
8/02/2015 Seventh Circle - Denver, CO
8/03/2015 TBA - Omaha, NE
8/04/2015 Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2015 Liveweire - Chicago, IL
8/06/2015 Fat Guy Fest - Kalamazoo, MI
8/07/2015 Fifth Quarter - Indianapolis, IN
8/08/2015 Magnolia Bar - Louisville, KY
8/09/2015 Pour House - Raleigh, NC
8/10/2015 The Empty Glass - Charleston, WV
8/11/2015 Gooski's - Pittsburgh, PA
8/12/2015 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
8/13/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
8/14/2015 KoTo - Salem, MA
8/15/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom - Hamden, CT @ Death To False Metal Fest
8/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
8/17/2015 The Depot - Baltimore, MD
8/18/2015 Thomas Creek Brewery - Greenville, SC
8/19/2015 The Basement - Atlanta, GA
8/20/2015 Vino's - Little Rock, AR
8/21/2015 Saturn Bar - New Orleans, LA
8/22/2015 Holy Mountain - Austin, TX More...

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Godhunter Releasing Split With Destroyer Of Light

"Godhunter vs. Destroyer of Light: Endsville," a collection of brand new end-time material from both acts, is being finalized for co-release between the two acts this Summer.

Additionally, the bands will collaborate on a major widespread tour together, which will see them both raiding the East Coast US for the first time.

This collaboration bears twenty minutes of new material and a cover track from each band. "Endsville" will see a collaborative release through Godhunter co-owned Battleground Records and Destroyer Of Light's Heavy Friends Records on July 28th.

A video trailer, the artwork, track listing and singles from the album will be released over the coming weeks. See the two bands touring together on these dates: More...

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Destroyer Of Light Announces U.S. Shows

The Austin-based doom heavyweights from Destroyer Of Light have announced a West Coast tour surrounding their performance at the mammoth festival Psycho California alongside Sleep, Pentagram, Cult of Luna and many, many others.

The tour will span from Texas, up to the Pacific Northwest and back through the plains. See the band live on these dates:

May 11th - Austin, TX - The Grand
May 12th - Midland, TX - Kamposi
May 13th - El Paso, TX - Sandbox
May 14th - Tempe, AZ - Rips
May 15th - May 17th - Psycho California
May 18th - Los Osos, CA - Sweet Springs Saloon
May 19th - San Jose, CA - San Jose Rock Shop
May 20th - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
May 21st - Eugene, OR - Black Forest
May 22nd - Richland, WA - Ray’s Golden Lion
May 23rd - Seattle, WA - Victory Lounge
May 24th - Portland, OR - High Water Mark
May 25th - Boise, ID - Crazy Horse
May 26th - Salt Lake City - TBA
May 27th - Las Vegas, NV - House Show
May 29th - Colorado Springs, CO - Triple Nickel
May 30th - Haysville, KS - KC’s Too
May 31st - Texarkana, TX - The Crazy Horse Saloon More...

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Death To False Metal Festival Announced

This August, the maiden installment of a brand new metal fest will take over Hamden, Connecticut, dubbed the Death To False Metal Festival.

Born out of a desire to bring together some of the best touring acts in the world with quality local and regional metal acts, DTFM festival hopes to create one of the premiere metal festivals in the U/S.

Sponsored by Metal Insider and Earsplit PR, the first edition gathering is set to take place on Friday, August 14th and Saturday the 15th at The Outer Space & Ballroom in Hamden, just outside of New Haven, Connecticut.

Friday night's lineup will feature thrash legends Whiplash, Valkyrie (Relapse Records), Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Vengeance, and Bedroom Rehab Corporation.

Saturday night will feature USBM stalwarts Krieg (Candlelight Records), Secrets Of The Sky (Metal Blade Records), Immortal Bird, Destroyer Of Light, Godhunter (The Compound Recs/Battleground Records), Secret Cutter, Tomb & Thirst, Grizzlor, and Archaic Decapitator. More...

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SXSW 2015 Metal Showcases Revealed

Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...

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Destroyer Of Light Issues Road Report

Destroyer of Light is more than midway through the "Howlin' Across America" 2014 tour in support of the "Bizarre Tales Vol. 2" album.

The Austin doom metal group has played shows throughout much of the United States including the South, Southwest, Midwest, and Northeast. The band shared three dates with Seattle's Serial Hawk and played Southwest Terror Fest in Arizona. Guitarist/vocalist Steve Colca today checks in from the tour with this road report:

"Hey, it's Steve Colca here from Destroyer of Light, just checking in from the road. We are on Day 24 of the Howlin' Across America tour. As of right now, I am sitting at The Acoustic Coffeehouse here in Johnson City, TN before we head to The Hideaway to shred another night away. So far, this has been a hell of a trip and met some fantastic people along the away.

"Southwest Terror Fest was great, as we got to see some of our favorite bands play like Goatsnake, Neurosis, Sunn O))), Author & Punisher, and more! On our night, we got to share the stage with Spiritual Shepard, Take Over & Destroy, and The Atlas Moth. The camaraderie from the whole fest to the bands to the staff to the fans was fantastic. Super killer night. More...

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Destroyer Of Light Headed Out On Tour

Following a Summer run on the West Coast, the doom metal alchemists from Destroyer of Light are set to undertake another tour in support of the "Bizarre Tales Vol. 2" EP.

Dubbed the Howlin' Across America Tour '14, the band will spend a month on the road and visit 32 cities. On October 17th, Destroyer of Light travels to The District Tavern in Tucson, Arizona to play the Southwest Terror Fest. Goatsnake, Sunn 0))), Neurosis, Pelican and Author & Punisher are a few of the bands billed to play the four-day festival.

The band comments: "We are super excited about this tour and hitting some new cities that we haven't played before. Also, this is the biggest tour that we have done; so, it is a very exciting feeling to go out and accomplish this." More...

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Destroyer Of Light Announces U.S. Tour

Austin-based doom band Destroyer Of Light has announced a U.S. tour spanning from Texas to the West Coast in June.

Destroyer of Light formed in the beginning of 2012, and each member coming from different bands wanted to create slow, heavy, riff-induced music and wield it toward the masses. Gathering influences from a variety of different styles, each member brings their flavor to the table, and the music speaks for itself.

Destroyer of Light is a 4-piece band consisting of Steve Colca on guitars/vocals, Keegan Kjeldsen on lead guitar, Jeff Klein on bass, and Kelly "Penny" Turner on drums. The band's second EP, "Bizarre Tales Vol. 2" has been released both digitally and on vinyl through Heavy Friends Records. May the power of the riff compel you!

June 13th - Austin, Tx @ Holy Mountain
June 14th - Midland, TX @ VFW Hall
June 15th - Las Cruces, NM @ The Trainyard
June 16th - Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
June 17th - Tuscon, AZ @ The Rock
June 18th - Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
June 19th - Spring Valley, CA @ The Bancroft
June 20th - LA @ TBA
June 21st - San Bernadino, CA - Black Flame Collective
June 22nd - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
June 23rd - Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Mile High Club
June 24th - Fresno, CA @ TBA
June 25th - Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyanne Saloon
June 26th - SLC @ The Shred Shed
June 27th - Colorado Springs, CO @ TBA
June 28th - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
June 29th - Haysville, KS @ KC’s Too
June 30th - Texarkana, TX @ Silver Dollar
July 1st - Dallas, TX/Fort Worth, TX @ TBA

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Destroyer Of Light Releases New Music Video

Austin, Texas purveyors of diabolic doom metal, Destroyer Of Light, have released a new music video, "Forbidden Zombi Ritual." The track was taken from the group's upcoming EP "Bizarre Tales: Vol. 2." Created by Erik Bredthauer, "Forbidden Zombi Ritual" contains lyrics that narrate a slide show of the macabre.

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Destroyer Of Light Reveals New EP Cover

Austin, Texas based band Destroyer of Light has revealed the cover artwork for upcoming EP "Bizarre Tales: Vol 2." Check it out below. To hear the band's music, you can also stream the entire debut, self-titled album from Destroyer of Light at this location.

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Destroyer Of Light Posts Tour Footage

Destroyer of Light has posted a video recap of the Little Stops of Horror Tour the band embarked on from Austin to Michigan during Oct 16th - 22nd. Check out the clip below, and the band also commented:

"Here's video footage from October tour that I put together and edited for everyone's viewing pleasure. You can get a little taste of how we are when we aren't playing. We like to swear a lot, and family members...don't take what we say seriously, it's all meant to be fun and games!! Hope you enjoy!"

You can also stream the band's full self-titled album over at this location.

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Destroyer Of Light Streaming Self-Titled Album

Austin, Texas act Destroyer of Light has posted the band's entire self-titled album online for streaming. Check out the release via bandcamp or in the player available below. "Destroyer of Light" was recorded at Yellow Dog Studios and engineered by Matt Meli. Mastering was handled by Nick Landis at Terra Nova Digital Audio, Inc.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Greet Death
2. The Virgin
3. So Divided
4. Coffin Hunter
5. The Swamp
6. Asteroid More...

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