Michigan Blackened Grinders SUNLIGHT'S BANE is streaming in its entirety, courtesy of Invisible Oranges. Stream the album and read an in-depth interview with Nick Holland at this location.
SUNLIGHT'S BANE will release debut album The Blackest Volume: Like All the Earth Was Buried on February 17 via Innerstrength Records. Pre-order it at this location.
The SUNLIGHT'S BANE Record Release Party will take place at The Sanctuary in Detroit, MI on February 17. Go here for details.
"Apocalyptic blackened grindcore madness!"
- Metal Injection
"If someone were to stick their hand in your mouth and dislocate your jaw with one good tug before pushing you into a vat of stomach acid, I imagine it would feel something like the music of Sunlight's Bane."
"An unrelenting powerhouse of feral ferocity and carnage and also an interesting exercise in sub-genre hybridization."
- No Clean Singing
"Sunlight's Bane melds political grindcore and hardcore with traditionalist black metal and noise. A harrowing listen."
- Invisible Oranges
"Miserable and violent and brimming with energy."
- Heavy Blog is Heavy
"This record is flat-out fucking caustic. If you invite it into your home, it will hold you down and strip the enamel from your teeth."
- Indy Metal Vault
"11 heavy and abrasive tracks, combining elements of black metal, grind, hardcore and crust into a diverse sound that exudes furious anguish and utter despondency."
"This is nasty, raw and nihilistic music that wants nothing more than to terrify, scar and demoralise the listener."
- Wonderbox Metal
"If that album title isn't a mouthful then this record isn't one of the goddamn heaviest and unapologetically bleak slabs of extreme music that 2017 has on offer."
- The Monolith
"You get sucked into the maelstrom of emotions and the musical sledgehammer hits you over and over again."
- Lords of Metal
"Loud, fun and heavy enough to loosen the fillings in your teeth."
- Angry Metal Guy
"Sunlight's Bane have created something that encompassed two very distinct genres and combined them into an excellent musical listen for fans of both genres."
"Chock full of pummeling riffs that are a sonic assault on the senses."
SUNLIGHT'S BANE was started original under the name TRAITOR in 2011 by several friends whose bands had been playing together for years. All members wanted to start a band that would simply strip themselves of the clean and organized approach to aggressive music that had become commonplace and focus on writing truly alarming, frightening and aggressive music. The idea was to combat the complacent attitude of contemporary music, through sound, presentation, and themes in their music, which is what led to the combining genres of abrasive and political hardcore of the 90s with the bleak and nihilistic sound and atmosphere of European black metal.
After touring for numerous years around the country, the band slowly began to craft and focus their sound and approach following years of varying influences and visions of what the project should and should not be. Eventually the band in 2015 decided before recording its debut record to essentially reboot the system by changing its name . The band decided that the best way to abridge the old material and band into the new would be to pick an older song title for the new name, setting on the song title "Sunlight's Bane" from their debut EP Shadowheart, which they describe as being a description of something so inherently dark and repulsive that even sunlight would withdraw and run from it. It's he feeling they hope their upcoming album The Blackest Volume: Like All the Earth Was Buried on Innerstrength Records conveys in listeners.