We're proud and honored to announce the release of A Sound of Moving Shields - the debut EP release by three-piece black metal/crust mercenaries Feral Light. Hailing from Minnesota, Feral Light feature ex-members of Wolvhammer, Empires, Manetheren, and Finger of Scorn and play grim and sorrowful black metal entwined with savage and unyielding crust punk.
After leaving his permanent mark with Wolvhammer's glorious Profound Lore Records debut album The Obsidian Fields, guitarist Andy Schoengrund left the band and retreated to the shadows, a place where he soon began to focus on his next musical endeavor, eventually crafting dark, inconsolable and wretched punk-influenced black metal with collaborator-friends Andrew Reesen (drums), and Jeff Scheuermann (vocals/lyrics). Over the last few years the trio has been hard at work to bring into life their own vision of the sonic bleakness, filth, and misery that was once the essence of Wolvhammer, but with a more urgent, raw, and deconstructed approach, eventually slowly but steadily molding what would become the backbone of Feral Light.
With the competition of A Sound of Moving Shields - Feral Light's wretched craft has now fully come to life, materializing as a downcast howl of war-torn vocals funneled through lyrical content dealing with warfare and militarism, and shaped by the unholy bond between the savage grimness of ancient Scandinavian-styled black metal, the filth and abjection of British crust and post-punk, and the unmistakeable punch in the guts that comes only from the rawest rock and roll.
A Sound of Moving Shields
2. Hell By Compass
3. Baptized In Shellfire
4. In Glorious Battle Slain
5. Ultima Ratio Regum
A Sound of Moving Shields is a raw and embittered black metal/crust opera influenced by the likes of Darkthrone, Carpathian Forest, His Hero Is Gone etc. where ravaging black metal riffs and rabid and filthy crust punk are thrown against a backdrop of harrowing lyrical and conceptual imagery dealing with human annihilation through the horrors of war, for a final result of absolute and triumphant sonic savagery that will delight the ears of fans of Wolvhammer (of course), Krieg, Nachtmystium, Dead To A Dying World, Cara Neir, Gallhammer, The Howling Wind, Castevet, Caïna, etc.
CVLT Nation is now streaming the track Baptized in Shellfire - and have labeled Feral Light's scathing music as "music of unequaled bitterness and of unparalleled filth".
A Sound of Moving Shields will be released as limited edition cassette tape and as a digital product through Sentient Ruin on August 19 2016. You can now pre-order tapes through our shop, and over at our Bandcamp page along with digital product preorders.