“Angels Of Darkness” is a long-discussed follow-up to Earth’s 2008 LP “The Bees Made Honey In The Lion Skull”. The album is scheduled for February 1st, 2011 release and in addition to the band’s founder Dylan Carlson and percussionist Adrienne Davis, the band’s current line-up also includes cellist Lori Goldston (Nirvana) and Karl Blau (Microphones).
Joining founding guitarist and band frontman Dylan Carlson and percussionist Adrienne Davies, the album lineup this time around also includes cellist Lori Goldston (Nirvana, David Byrne, Black Cat Orchestra, Laura Veirs) and Karl Blau (K Records, Laura Veirs, Microphones) on electric bass.Returning to Seattle’s Avast Studios in April and July of 2010 to again work with producer Stuart Hallerman (Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Built To Spill, and Earth2), EARTH’s newest masterpiece shows the band continuing to expand on the Americana themes represented on The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull, and even their incredible 2005 album Hex (Or Printing The Infernal Method), taking their sound into broad new directions.
Citing inspiration from British folk-rock bands the Pentangle and Fairport Convention, as well as North African Tuareg band Tinariwen this time around, while still maintaining the thunderous, organic heaviness of previous EARTH releases, the material on Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1 is more fluid and melodically oriented in nature, relying on more textured patterns and a greater emphasis on improvisational songwriting tactics. – Mind Over Metal
1. Old Black
2. Father Midnight
3. Descent To The Zenith
4. Hell’s Winter
5. Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1
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- Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II – Reviews + Interviews + Album Stream
- Band Profile – Earth
- Stream + Download – Earth – Old Black + Father Midnight (NPR)
- A Look Back At 2011 – Earth’s Tour Diary + Overview of “Angels I”
- Download/Stream – Earth – Father Midnight