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Dragged Into Sunlight

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The elusive Dragged Into Sunlight are a UK extreme metal act, with a collective of members, of whom some have maintained their involvement with profiled acts throughout the preceding decade.

The band have carved a unique sound established in 2006 and an underground following akin to a vast spread of bands active in the late 90s extreme, doom, death, black metal and harsh noise genres. Dragged Into Sunlight cite no specific influence other than the depression, isolation, abuse and calculated violence abundant in contemporary society. Read more on Last.fm

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Sunday Slaylist: DesertFest 2014

March 23rd, 2014

DesertFest 2014 Thrash Hits

In just few shirt weeks, the UK’s premier celebration of all things stoner, space, doom and – of course desert rock will be taking place here in London – in case you’re too stoned to have noticed the logo above, we’re talking about DesertFest 2014.

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Sunday Slaylist: Temples Festival 2014

March 9th, 2014

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This week, the magnificent Temples Festival sold out of weekend tickets. For a new festival to do this in their opening year is pretty damn impressive, and speaks volumes for just how strong Temples Festival’s line-up curation has been. It also makes for a goddamn murderously good Sunday Slaylist.

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Albums of the Year 2012: Hugh Platt

December 12th, 2012

Thrash Hits Albums of 2012

Yesterday we published part 1 and part 2 of our contributors’ Albums of the Year lists, but today we’re moving on to our editorial team. First up is our #NoFunClub Deputy Editor, mischief-maker, and all-round bitter old fraud: Hugh Platt.

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Album: Dragged Into Sunlight – Widowmaker

November 5th, 2012

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Dragged Into Sunlight
Widowmaker
Prosthetic Records
05 November 2012

by Hugh Platt

Despite the secrecy surrounding the specific identities of Dragged Into Sunlight‘s membership, their anonymity at least focusses attention on the one aspect of the band it is easy to get a grasp of – their music. And my, Widowmaker is a pretty substantial thing for anyone to grasp. Widowmaker is just one song, or rather, it’s just one single, complex piece of music. Using the word “song” in this context feels wrong not only for the extended format that Dragged Into Sunlight have chosen to deploy their music, but also because it feels like its selling the ambition of Widowmaker short.

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Interview: Dragged Into Sunlight – “I can’t take a British band wearing corpse paint seriously”

November 24th, 2011

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Dragged Into Sunlight do not do black metal the way you think black metal should be done. They don’t do pantomime costumes or cake their faces in corpse paint. They eschew personal identities altogether – not only do they refuse to acknowledge the names of any of their four members, but the entire band face away from their audience when performing live, leaving an immense wall of fog and an even larger wall of sound to speak for them.

We caught up with The Bassist from the band just before their set at Damnation Festival earlier this month, to find out just what the future holds for Dragged Into Sunlight. We probably should’ve asked him about that time we saw them play in Camden and the smoke from their onstage incense caused our writer’s face to swell up like he had dry-leprosy, but in all honesty, we forgot.

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