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Light Bearer

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London, United Kingdom (2010 – present)

Formed in 2010 in London, United Kingdom, Light Bearer is an all encompassing DIY art, music and narrative project, based around a story written by their vocalist, who drew influence from the writings of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and the Book of Genesis. Despite the subject matter, their lyrical content is aggressively anti theist, pro feminist and anti speciesist. It is an allegorical tale which directly deconstructs and derails monotheistic mythology, attacking religious ideology which has created oppressive cultural norms around gender, sexuality, race, species and progressive thought.

The band play a mixture of , , and atmospheric . The songs are structured specifically to follow the narrative and therefore peak and trough in equal measure, mixing screamed desperate vocals with sung passages.

The story is split into four main parts, collectively known as the “Æsahættr Tetralogy”, the first is Lapsus, and subsequently Silvertongue, Magisterium and finally Lattermost Sword. The narrative begins with the casting out of the protagonist Lucifer, an angel so loyal and in love with god that he could not submit when asked to bow before humanity, personified as Adam. For this act he is banished from heaven. Here he questions the Allfather - an entity who claimed the universe as his own. In doing so he realises his master has lied, and vows to reach out from his desolation and become his namesake, amongst the other fallen angels - to pass on the torch of free will to all life in the multiple universes.

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  • teiws

    http://www.lastfm.ru/music/on+planet:+off chek and download: https://soundcloud.com/nemo31nn1/on-planet-off

    18 Mar 4:47pm Reply
  • brain-murder

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    11 Mar 7:18pm Reply
  • Siesta-00

    Something like that.

    8 Mar 3:25pm Reply
  • senile_bael

    this band sounds like melted butterfly skin kissed the razor of my soft ghost fingertips. so horrendously beautiful there is no air air left in the room. it's the universe is taking a glimpse back at you <3

    21 Feb 7:54pm Reply
  • liquidUtopia

    Silver Tongue <3 [2]

    11 Feb 6:16am Reply
  • Xfay023

    Silver Tongue <3

    8 Jan 3:37pm Reply
  • icegate

    Some extensive touring wouldn't hurt them....

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Ivomitfull

    And that amazing artwork make Light Bearer's vynil/cd a pearl of anyone collection! Hope you guys will come to Russia one day/

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Considerables

    This is excellent music. Keep up the good work, please.

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • fazmuffin

    Yeah noticed a few sound issues but it seriously wasn't anything major. You guys dealt with it all very well! Hope to see you one day in Australia!

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • alex-CF

    very glad you enjoyed the show! we had some awful sound problems (apparently the sound guy got his soundscapes and guitar levels the wrong way round, and turned off my mic!) but we recovered after jamies strung mishap..this tour was full of technical problems, but still, we had a lovely time!

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • fazmuffin

    Hey alex-CF, my girlfriend and I were in Hamburg when you had your gig, visiting from Australia and decided to go to your show. So glad that we did, you guys were incredible and otherwise I may never have seen you guys. Now a fan for life! Incredible music, don't ever stop!

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • alex-CF

    Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support the Monachus /Light bearer /Orhorho tour, we all had the most amazing time, played some intense shows and met some incredible people (and ate WAY too much amazing food!) and to the person below, if attacking a bunch of friends who create music as part of DIY for the sheer enjoyment and fulfillment of time spent creating with the people you love and care about, with no desire for fame or financial gain is not authentic, then we read from a different book! The exact same passion exists in my previous band that exists in Light bearer, and all of the people in both bands love and care about the same music and the same beliefs and influences.

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MichaelSnoxall

    I feel I already explained that.

    18 Sep 2013 Reply
  • In_consequence

    So beautiful music! An awesome liveband, too!

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Verderber

    So what exactly is fake and not authentic about them?

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MichaelSnoxall

    Not really authentic. the band is run-of-the-mill post-metal with no authenticity. Now Fall of Efrafa, that was an authentic band.

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Siesta-00

    They are mindblowing. They are authentic. Light Bearer...

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Neverminddddd

    Nice

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • irishtim

    Although, not as great as Lapsus, Silver Tongue sure is an incredible album. They create so many musical moods and emotions.

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
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