The Blinding Light
Last Known Status: Regrouped
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Below is our complete The Blinding 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.
Threadbare will be reuniting for one show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Threadbare was active from 1993 to 1996, and released a 7" on Watermark Records and two EPs on Doghouse Records. Members of Threabare have gone on to perform and record with Snapcase, 108 and The Blinding Light, among others. This will be their first show together since 1996. The show will be a benefit to raise money for a memorial scholarship in honor of Stephanie Perry (sister of bassist Dustin Perry), who lost her brave fight with cancer in 2006. The show will be Friday, July 18 at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, MN with Story Of The Sea and other acts to be announced.
The Blinding Light is now back in action following a two-year hiatus. The South Dakota group last released material with Deathwish Inc. in 2004 and their line-up features Brian Lovro (ex-Threadbare) in addition to members of Nodes Of Ranvier and The Last Tyrant, among others. The Blinding Light is currently working on a new as-of-yet untitled release. The effort will feature twelve tracks and is expected to surface in mid-2008.
Nodes Of Ranvier has set the record straight regarding their line-up changes, issuing the following statement:
"As you have probably noticed, we have had some lineup changes over the past year and a half. Ryan Knutson stepped down from his drumming position last summer to spend more time with his wife and his new contracting business. Ryan is currently writing songs on his own so you may hear from him again sometime in the future. Nick Murphy also decided to call it quits for reasons beyond our comprehension and we believe it was best for all parties for this change to take place. We wish both Nick and Ryan the best and hope that they are happy in the endeavors they are now a part of.
Josh Ferrie has taken over on drums and if you caught a show on the recent tour we did with Mans you got a taste of his abilities and what the new album will sound like. You may have seen Josh in the past perform with the likes of Suffer, Fall, and The Blinding Light. We are confident that you will enjoy the direction that Josh's percussive style has brought to the band without loosing the sound this band has become akin to.
Our vocal change brought in Omaha, NE native Kyle Benecke. You may have met Kyle when he filled in with Saved by Grace or his long term vocal showcase with System Failure. Kyle has brought a vocal range that this band has never seen in a frontman and that was what solidified our decision to go with him. Kyle holds a level of forceful screams meshed with discernable annunciation that makes the importance of what he has written on this album stand out."
Meanwhile, Nodes Of Ranvier is preparing to release its Victory Records debut, "Defined By Struggle." The effort features eleven new songs and will hit stores on July 24th.
After releasing "The Ascension Attempt," The Blinding Light have been writing and recording new material for their upcoming Two CD release on Deathwish. They have released a demo recording of the song "Things Could Get Better".