DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT INTERVIEW
Elusive UK extremists, Dragged Into Sunlight will descend on Australia for three uncompromising shows this June.
The band will make their debut appearance at the legendary Dark Mofo event in Tasmania as well as exclusive shows in Brisbane and Sydney.
Known only by their initials, Dragged Into Sunlight play their hate filled extreme metal with their backs to the audience. Since releasing their 2011 debut, Hatred For Mankind, these musical anarchists have set the benchmark for what’s possible within the genre.
Channelling their rage into unholy sonics that see every note lobotomised, every scream exorcised and every beat pummelled into submission, Dragged Into Sunlight are pure aural madness.
We got to speak to T from Dragged Into Sunlight about his upcoming tour and more.
TM - What can fans expect from your Australian tour?
T - Fans can expect what they expected previously, it is a different type of show. It is not like 10 other bands that you have already seen. We are doing something different. It is a live show and a different experience. A lot of people have not seen this type of show before.
We do things like bring our entire back line over from England, instead of renting one. There are nine guys on stage, which are pretty interesting. There are a lot of different personalities, which makes an interesting three-day tour. It will feel like three months because we thrive on excess and that's basically what we do. I hope we leave a lasting impression on people.
TM - How did you come up with your setlist?
T - We have a record called Hatred for Mankind which came out in 2010, we normally play a lot of that. Over the next year or so we have to more album releases that we have spent about 5 years working on. We are pretty meticulous on what we choose, so we went through and thought and choose carefully. These are the heaviest songs and we hope it will leave a good impression on Australia.
TM - Is there a specific reason you are bringing over your own back line?
T - Matamp back us. They back our band and one other band. We met the owner of the company and he invited us to the factory to have a jam and he said he would like to build us an entire back line and drop it off at our show. He dropped it off at a show and he has been with us since the beginning.
Wherever we go the backline goes. The tone is so unique from the amplifiers that you won't get it from any other amp. You can hear every single mistake, so a lot of people do not like playing them. It is a very clean and crushing sound so it's a part of our show. We also show respect to Jeff as he supported us from the beginning.
TM - If you could have any bands play one of your songs which band would it be, which song would it be and would it be in your style or their Style?
T - Godflesh doing a remix of it
TM - What is your favorite memory playing a show?
T - Maryland DeathFest, we stayed up all night and didn't get any sleep. We went on stage and we crushed the place. It was amazing to see the expressions on people's face. People appreciated how loud it was and how it was something completely different. When we turned the amps on, you knew it was going to be something completely different because you could feel every bone in your body rattling.
TM - Is there anything else you want to say to your fans?
T - Thank You for having us in Australia and reaching out. We are not a band who plans to go somewhere. We are glad that our music has had an impression on Australia. Thank You for the promoters that are so passionate about bringing us over and flying over 9 individuals and the guy who personally wants to see us.
TM - Thank You for this interview and we cannot wait to see you in Australia.