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The Blinding Light


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The Blinding Light are a uniquely creative tech/metal/hardcore/doom hybrid fronted by awe inspiring vocalist, Brian Lovro (ex-Threadbare). Sonically infectious as they are violently intense, The Blinding Light burn brighter than their contemporaries, rushing forth with a break neck force rarely found within the metallic hardcore community.

The Blinding Light began when Brian Lovro moved back to the wastelands of South Dakota sometime after the demise of Threadbare. Uninspired by most aggressive music of the day, he chose to lay dormant from music. After a short creative slumber, he was approached by members of the area metal outfit, Caligari, to contribute his talents to a new project. After a few rehearsals, the direction of this monster took shape, and The Blinding Light was born.

In 2002, the band paired up with Deathwish to release their “Glass Bullet” CD and Init Records to forge the vinyl. The release was well received by fans and press alike as a rare jewel of the Midwest metallic hardcore scene.

After playing area shows in support of their debut, The Blinding Light took refuge in their home studio to write and record their first proper album “The Ascension Attempt”. Released in 2004, “The Ascension Attempt” hovered as an independent and triumphant crossover of metal and hardcore. Fusing a thrash metal viciousness (think Slayer, Ripping Corpse, Dark Angel, etc) with an unrelenting hardcore ferocity.

In mid 2004, the band took to the road playing midwest leg of the Converge “You Fail Me” tour.

The band is currently working on their follow up to “The Ascension Attempt”.


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  • miretucielo

    These guys are overlooked/underrated/underappreciated.[2]

    24 Jan 2012 Reply
  • pepsi-pim456

    These guys are overlooked/underrated/underappreciated.

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • zeravla134

    hijo de tres mil putas!

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • found_dead

    the more i listen to them, the more i'm digging in

    13 Jan 2011 Reply
  • wm07

    so good.

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • LeeGallows

    Awesome band. only just got round to listening to Junebug and it's fucking nuts!

    10 Apr 2010 Reply

    and about the piracy thing. . . . evolve or die

    12 Feb 2010 Reply

    i have no idea why i didn't even hear about junebug coming out until last month. better late than ever though.

    12 Feb 2010 Reply
  • silentEviL_

    Знакомый вокал

    25 Nov 2009 Reply
  • chickrocksteady

    HEAVY \M/>_____<\M/

    24 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Smirnon

    god Junebug is totally relentless. one of the best releases of 2009 for me for sure

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Smirnon

    i know myself

    7 Sep 2009 Reply
  • businesstycoon

    This topic has been debated extensively and a trend I'm seeing is articles saying that pirates buy more media then people who don't. I see this to be true in my friends too, for example one guy I know has around 80 gigs of pirated music and owns 500 cds. How many people do you know who own 500 cds? I don't know many. Reference:

    3 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Smirnon

    í feel both sides' arguments. my motto is try before you buy. and the internet is excellent for both parts. i ended up purchasing both albums because they're just fucking killer. peace

    3 Sep 2009 Reply
  • derangered

    Im with ekmeister, theres this same argument on every 'underground' band's page. Like you're the reason why bands break up because you didn't buy their cd's. I got Junebug in the mail today because the rip sucked so much balls that I wanted to hear the real deal. I paid too much money for it though. The album and their first both kick a lot of ass mind you!

    27 Aug 2009 Reply
  • elephant_ear

    8 dollars are cheap @ekmeister lol, you can hear the full album on last fm ^^

    23 Aug 2009 Reply
  • businesstycoon

    Yeah, I hear that ekmeister. I would've never bought The Accession Attempt and The Glass Bullet EP if I hadn't pirated it before hand. Now pony that shit up!

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • ekmeister

    No it doesn't matter one bit if I download it or don't buy it. Because I won't buy it. If I download it, I will listen to it, and might like it alot. I might go to a show some time or buy some merch or whatever. The difference lies where the music reaches out to more people. That's how I would see it if I made music. Maybe I'm just being silly but that's my opinion. Sure I buy some CDs, but they have to mean a whole lot to me before I do so. And yes I'm sure you've bought a CD of all those 2400 artists in your library. Fuck I just asked politely if someone felt like sharing it.

    15 Aug 2009 Reply
  • AndyChrz

    Because this band needs press and some exposure to have money to afford to travel and go to shows, and if only 500 people buy their album, they won't have the buzz to make that happen. Fine, you're only one person, but i promise you that 10 times as many people steal this album than purchase it. So, it matters.

    1 Aug 2009 Reply
  • ekmeister

    Dude I'm 18, unemployed, broke, and if I had 8 dollars to spare I still wouldn't spend them on a CD. I want to support them but no one gets hurt from me digging the music for free amirite? I mean if I made music, I would be happy as a cookie as long as people listened to it, free or not. What's the difference between me downloading it and me not buying it?

    1 Aug 2009 Reply
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