AS LIGHT DECAYS: To Release New Album System Of Division on November 13th
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As Light Decays are a four-piece metal band from Perth, Western Australia. With influences ranging from Sepultura to Sylosis, ALD delivers a unique blend of thrash and groove metal, laden with strong lyrical content, brutal themes, and driving riffs.
Along with releasing three singles and two music videos since inception in late 2017, As Light Decays have made a permanent and indelible mark on the strong Perth metal scene, having played over 35 shows since 2019 alongside internationally renowned bands.
On November 13th, 2021 As Light Decays release their debut album System Of Division. Eight tracks of relentless and thought-provoking Australian thrash, designed to play through from beginning to end.
Vocalist Jamie Gaitskell on the album:
System Of Division is a traditional album that was inspired by the heavy metal greats of the ’80s and ’90s. Melding together our varied influences and styles, As Light Decays aim to deliver a thought-provoking experience to the listener, which will be enhanced with every consecutive examination. ALD’s debut full-length record is both a damning snapshot of humanity’s plight and a resounding and galvanizing call to arms.
Drummer Beau Unwin adds:
Thank you to the family, friends and fans who helped make this album possible. Its been a good learning experience, I hope that you enjoy what we have created, I strongly believe the best is yet to come, so stay tuned!
Guitarist Brett Dunsire says:
The intent of this album was to hopefully offer something that people can connect to.
I believe that the link to music is critical to our humanity. Sometimes simply for the joy in listening to a favorite track or album in a moment where we might need it, or more importantly by introducing us to a unique viewpoint or understanding which may lead us to introspection on our actions and ultimate place in this world. I hope this album might be a similar catalyst for people. Enjoy and play it loud!
Jamie Gaitskell - Vocals
Brett Dunsire - Guitar
Gregory (Googz) Hall - Bass
Beau Unwin - Drums
In the summer of 2017 Brett Dunsire and Beau Unwin would meet up regularly to match their musical minds. A creative project that harnessed their passion for heavy metal, inspired by a variety of genres.
As the momentum of the project built, a lifelong friend of Brett’s and former teenage band mate Jamie Gaitskell was invited to jam and put some lyrics to the riffs. The Sunday session was born.
A back catalogue was built and through trial and error the trio found a recipe that would be raw and irresistible. After a plethora of practice sessions, there was still one final link to fill. A bassist was needed to bring the band to life. One single audition was all that was required. Everyone knew that Googz was the man.
As Light Decays was complete and after 16 months of toil and dedication, the band was ready to hit the stage.
In March 2019, ALD performed on stage for the first time, surrounded by friends and family at a battle of the bands event at a suburban Perth hotel. The passion for live performance continued to grow exponentially, as did the song writing ability.
By the end of 2019 the band had hit the stage 14 times, having performed at renowned venues and small pubs alike, culminating with a show with Perth juggernauts All This Filth and Bayview Suspect.
2020 was a year that brought the world to a halt but it did not stop As Light Decays. 14 shows at 11 different venues including a sold out show at Perth’s famous Badlands Bar. An insane blend of heavy metal, pyro effects, cabaret and sex art at the Rechabite Hall in the heart of Perth City. Sharing the Rosemount Hotel stage with international touring artists and being invited to take part in their first multi stage festival. As the band continued to hone their live show, they kept the ALD Army keen with drip release singles released via streaming platforms, along with music video releases for songs Chaos In Order and Dissent From Above released via their content heavy YouTube channel.
Momentum continued into 2021 unabated and As Light Decays, along with maintaining their ongoing live onslaught managed to lock down the time to record their first full length album ‘System Of Division’. With Simon Mitchell (Chaos Divine) behind the mixing board, this is the band in fine form. With relentless, pounding drums and riffs and similarly powerful lyrical themes, this is an album that deserves multiple listens.
1. Mordrake 2. Mercy Kill 3. The Blame Game 4. Chaos In Order 5. The Torrents Fall 6. Dissent from Above 7. Rasstrelny 8. Revolutions