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A Light Within


A Light Within

a light within

Residing in Kansas City, MO, “A Light Within” have been creating heavy music for five years that moves in new directions but is anchored in familiar sounds. They jump genre boundaries but don’t make the listener labor over what bands influence the work. They have returned with a third body of material that’s harder and more dynamic than ever before.

Debuting the three track EP “Preface” in 2013 that fused raw, aggressive sounds with progressive post-metal cues, the band carved a unique space for themselves in the Midwest heavy music scene. They enhanced the formula further by creating five tracks of material with more texture and depth in their follow up album “Body Matter” in 2015. The release incorporated moods of doom metal, hard post-rock and even 80s darkwave, creating a national sensation in major media outlets including Metal Injection, Decibel Magazine, Metal Insider, and Zero Tolerance Magazine. For the next year, the band was able to build events with domestic and international heavy hitters including Pain of Salvation, Spotlights, If These Trees Could Talk, InAeona, City of Ships, Black Tusk and North.

A Light Within is set to release “Epilogue”, the final conceptual installment in a three-part series containing transcribed diary entries written from the perspective of a reflective mind. Throughout the pages be prepared to hit an emotional remembrance of life experiences, love scenarios, and a metaphorical loss of it all. It was recorded and mixed in Kansas City by revered indie rock sound engineer Paul Malinowski (Season to Risk, Shiner, The Life & Times) at Massive Sound and mastered by Acle Kahney (TesseracT) at 4D Sounds. The EP will be released in both digital and limited release physical formats.

 
Tracklisting:
 
1. Page #9 (Shells)
2. Page #54 (Chemical Drive)
3. Page #27 (Surrounded by Astronauts)
4. Page #35 (An Educated Gentleman)
A Light Within is:
 
Jeff Irvine: Guitar
Josh Bennet: Guitar
Nick Sloan: Drums
Kyle Brandt: Vox, Keys
Andy Schiller: Bass

A Light Within – Page 22 No Charge – Live Vox

A Light Within – Page 51 Between Shores

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Band location – Kansas City Missori 

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