LIGHT THIS CITY offers another video update from the studio – guitar and bass recording


San Francisco’s melodic death metallers LIGHT THIS CITY have issued the second of four in-studio video updates while the band is recording its fourth record, tentatively scheduled for a fall 2008 release via Prosthetic Records. The clip, featuring guitar and bass recording snippets, is available at the band’s YouTube page (http://youtube.com/watch?v=N_p7-EyaTyk), while the first clip is also still available here (http://youtube.com/watch?v=S6hOuyshv3c&feature=related).

 

“We have been in the studio in Oakland, CA with engineer Zack Ohren tracking the follow up to Facing the Thousand, which should see a release date in September,” said drummer Ben Murray. “We couldn’t be more excited on how these new songs have turned out, and we are SURE that you guys will love them. Stay tuned for more info on the album as well as more video journals as the recording progresses.”

 
LIGHT THIS CITY was also recently added to the In Thrash We Trust tour alongside Death Angel, God Forbid, and Soilent Green, along with two shows alongside Testament, which will start May 1 in Michigan and conclude June 11 in New York City, criss-crossing the United States and parts of Canada along the way.

 

LIGHT THIS CITY on tour

 

(In Thrash We Trust Tour with Death Angel God Forbid, Soilent Green)

5/01 Flint, MI The – Machine Shop (with Testament)

5/02 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s (with Testament)

5/03 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock

5/04 Long Island, NY – Crazy Donkey

5/06 Albany, NY – Northern Lights

5/07 Baltimore, MD – Sonar

5/08 Springfield, VA – Jaxx

5/09 Raleigh, NC – Volume 11

5/10 Virginia Beach, VA – Stepping Out

5/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

5/14 Seminole, FL – Boomerz

5/16 Houston, TX – TBA

5/17 Ft. Worth, TX – Ridglea Theatre

5/18 San Antonio, TX – Rock Bottom

5/19 El Paso, TX – Chic’s

5/21 Farmington, NM – Gator’s

5/23 Las Vegas, NV – Jillian’s

5/24 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues

5/25 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

5/26 Bakersfield, CA – The Dome

5/27 Modesto, CA – Fat Cats

5/28 Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk

5/30 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

5/31 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

6/02 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre

6/04 St. Louis, MO – Pop’s

6/05 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa

6/06 Mokena, IL – The Pearl Room

6/07 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s

6/08 Toronto, ON – Opera House

6/09 Montreal, QBC – Foufounes

6/10 Quebec City, QBC – L’anti

6/11 New York, NY – BB Kings

 

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“The Bay Area was the heart of the 80s-based thrash scene that still reverberates worldwide some two decades later, whilst Gothenburg is a city that inspired a whole legion to re-appreciate the art of leads and solos. Light This City is part of that legion but, as 2005’s excellent Remains of the Gods, and latest raging thrashfest Facing The Thousand can attest, Light This City stands above its contemporaries, bringing a new dimension to both the fabled Gothenburg sound as well as Bay Area thrash.” – Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles magazine

 

        “Now, with the days of homeroom and required reading assignments finally behind them, Light This City have released Facing The Thousand, a mature third disc that combines the band’s penchant for Gothenburg thrash with zigzagging guitar solos and an occasional dash of post-hardcore melodicism.” – Revolver magazine

 

“When Laura Nichol uncorks her lungs, it’s hard to believe she’s not a tattooed Swedish man with a flea-ridden beard, but an 18-year-old from California. “Cradle For A King” actually twists and turns ubiquitous At the Gates and Carcass influences into something interesting, while the guitar harmonies on both “The Unwelcome Savior” and “Exile” – not to mention the warp-speed Bolt Thrower feel of the latter – buble over with molten excitement and energy.” – Decibel magazine

 

        “…blessed with scores of killer riffs and thrash expertise that raises them far above the hordes of identikit Killswitch Engage imitators, youthful Bay Area mob may have geography on their side, but with windmill-tastic tunes like ‘Maddening Swarm’ they could be from Bognor and still be a killer thrash attack.” – Kerrang magazine

 

“Such a delicious combination is sure to set our pulses racing, and ‘Facing The Thousand’ does not disappoint…LTC possess chops that At The Gates would’ve been proud of.” – Metal Hammer magazine

 

        “…Facing The Thousand is a stellar album, one steeped in metallic tradition yet thoroughly modern in every sense of the word.” – Chord magazine

 

 

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