Today, Svart Records sets November 23rd as the international release date for New Light Choir’s highly anticipated second album, Torchlight, on CD, vinyl LP, and digital formats.
Never content to exist in an easily defined space, New Light Choir defy genres, preferring to weave diverse threads of sound into their own unique sonic tapestry. On their previous album Volume II (High Roller Records, 2015), the two-headed genre-hybrid group explored the 50-year history of dark, heavy guitar-based music and made what Invisible Oranges called “music made from missing links.”
New Light Choir’s new album, Torchlight, sees the duo step on the distortion pedal and travel deeper into the mystical, dusk-filled metallic territory hinted at on its predecessor. Torchlight is possessed with the same creative spirit and a sense of wonder as the early albums by genre forefathers Trouble and Manilla Road, yet New Light Choir are devoid of the trappings of retro worship and prefer to look into the future.
Currently working as a studio project, New Light Choir consists of guitarist/vocalist John Niffenegger and drummer Chris Dalton. In the meantime, hear the new track “Psalm 6” HERE: https://newlightchoir.bandcamp.com/ at the New Light Choir’s Bandcamp:
Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for New Light Choir’s Torchlight:
1. Grand Architect
2. Queen of Winter
6. Psalm 6
7. Golden Ring
8. Moondawn Mirage III
9. Last March
10. Stardust and Torchlight