ABSTRACT THE LIGHT are releasing a full length album very soon. I spoke with BEN SHEEHAN all about it and a whole lot more. Check it all out below. It's in 2 parts. There a press release and links to videos as well.
If you'd prefer to read the interview, click here.
ATL Bio MMXX
... Emerging and first taking form in 2015 ABSTRACT THE LIGHT is a musical entity and vision created by Ben Sheehan & Matt Brown and founded with the goal and intent purpose to create eclectic and eccentric Avant-Garde Black Metal... Birthed and inspired by all or nothing that has come before or will be again.
Formed in South Australia ABSTRACT THE LIGHT hosted many local live shows and also supported International acts as diverse as Primordial, Arcturus, Mortiis, Bolzer & Eluvietie.
Signing with Austria’s Talheim Records who released the debut EP “FROM OUT OF THE VOID” in 2018, Talheim Records will also be releasing the follow up full length album “MAGNA SAPIENTIA QUAERERE – to the depths of thy soul…” sometime in 2020, with film clips for album tracks “Waters Of Fire” & “H.U.N.T.E.R” being released thus far…
Sonically ABSTRACT THE LIGHT seamlessly merge the sounds of black metal, progressive, folk, doom and the avant-garde to create their own unique blend of dark metal…
ABSTRACT THE LIGHT MMXX
B.T.Sheehan - Matt Brown - Simon Joel Henderson - Alan Catman
ATL Full album news/post info
ABSTRACT THE LIGHT are proud to unveil the details of our upcoming full length album “MAGNA SAPIENTIA QUAERERE : to the depths of thy soul...” to be proudly released on Talheim Records.
This 2nd release and first full length long player from ABSTRACT THE LIGHT, sees a continuation and further development of the sounds and feelings first heard on the debut release “From Out Of The Void” yet steps further into the dark and mystical folk sounds and bleak and emotive black metal touched on in passages of yore...
Further drawing influence from a life of experience, trials and tribulations, loss and sadness this album delves further into the psyche of man...
“MAGNA SAPIENTIA QUAERERE : to the depths of thy soul...” was again recorded, mixed and mastered by Jarred Nettle at the House of Sap, and this time features some excellent vocal contributions from our friends Rowan London (Virgin Black), Greg Pikl, Sandra Mortis, as well as guest lead guitar performance by Jason Vanden Driesen, and Cello played by Hannah Yates.
Originally slated for a May 2020 release, the eventual physical release will be now at the mercy of the current Covid:19 pandemic, but in the meantime we are also thrilled to announce we have a new lyric video for our track H.U.N.T.E.R ready to go for you all. H.U.N.T.E.R is the opening track on the album and perfectly showcases the overall feeling of our album, and this clip is a further side step from previous clips.
filmed by Laurin King and skilfully edited by Vin Price its dark, grimy, raw and honest....
“MAGNA SAPIENTIA QUAERERE : to the depths of thy soul...”
2; Spinning Plates In The Tapestry Of Existence
3; Waters Of Fire
4; Broken Shards, Of Inner Self
5; Primeval Essence Of Nothingness
6; Smouldering Black, Thy Heart
7; Carousels Of Eternity
Abstract The Light recorded & live
Ben T. Sheehan - vocals & guitar
Matthew Brown - guitar & backing vocals
Simon Joel Henderson - bass
Alan Catman - drums
Brody Green - drums
Check the bandcamp page for merch - CDs, t-shirts, patches.
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