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, due out on Svart Records on November 23rd, 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. The Album Torchlight will be available on November 23rd on LP, CD and digital formats worldwide.