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PRE-ORDERS: Feral Light - Life Vapor

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, May 1, 2020 Under: Feral Light
We have launched pre-orders for the release of Feral Light's third full-length album "Life Vapor" which will be officially released on May 22, 2020!

Already there are two songs streaming from the album, "Assuage" and "Walking Tomb" which premiered on No Clean Singing and Toilet Ov Hell respectively

Alongside the album release on digipack CD format, are a new Feral Light shirt - featuring a front and upper back print, an embroidered patch of Feral Light's "Shield" emblem, as well as an all-weather sticker of the emblem. We will publish photos of the merch as it arrives, beginning with the patch which is here already!

The digital version of the album is available on the HDR Bandcamp page for $5 during pre-orders. It will of course be available as a name-your-price download upon the release date. Other streaming options such as Youtube, Spotify, iTunes, etc will be available once the album is released as well. 

More details on the bundles:

"Life Vapor" Bundle
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-Feral Light - "Demon / Shield" Shirt [Available in sizes S - XXL; Artwork by Unexpected Specter; Printed on Gildan Heavy Cotton by Cursed Earth Apparel]
-Feral Light "Life Vapor" CD [2020; 4 Panel Digipack w. 8 Page Booklet]
-Feral Light Patch [Embroidered patch, Shield emblem, 13cm x 8cm (5" x 3")]
-Feral Light Sticker [11cm x 7cm (4.25" x 2.75") All-weather sticker, shield emblem]

"Demon / Shield" Shirt
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The official shirt for the "Life Vapor" album with original art from Unexpected Specter. "Demon" print on front, and Feral Light's "Shield" Emblem printed on the upper back.
Printed on Gildan Heavy Cotton by Cursed Earth Apparel. 
Available in sizes Small to XXL.

"Life Vapor" CD [4 Panel Digipack]
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Released in a 4 panel digipack with an 8 page booklet. 
Artwork from Unexpected Specter

Album notes:
2020 marks the first release of Feral Light under the Hypnotic Dirge Records roster. The name is not new to the scene, being led by guitarist Andy Schoengrund (ex. Empires, ex. Wolvhammer), who formed Feral Light in 2015 with drummer Andrew Reesen, and shortly thereafter released a demo, an EP, and two full-lengths - 2017’s Void/Sanctity and 2019’s excellent Fear Rides a Shadow.

Firmly anchored in Blackened Post-Metal, Life Vapor - their third album -, not only builds up on the foundations of its predecessor, but it also cranks it up on all fronts. It instantly pulls you in with its killer mix of melodic and dissonant riffing, combining and incorporating various styles including elements of post-metal, black n roll, doom, and second-wave black metal. This album is loaded with catchy riffs and memorable hooks exhibiting momentous black n roll sections that transform into triumphant post-metal, somber doom metal, and everywhere in between. Life Vapor is an album that manages to explore a wide berth of what the blackened sub-genres can manifest while remaining rooted by strong and purposeful songwriting and a balanced mix that highlights the instrumentation.

Life Vapor will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records on May 22, 2020 on Digipack CD format. A Feral Light bundle including the CD, Shirt, Patch, and Sticker will also be available.

Digipack and Cover Artwork by: Unexpected Specter

1 - Blood in Sand (7:32)
2 - Assuage (6:36)
3 - Walking Tomb (7:18)
4 - Last Gasp Invocation (7:26)
5 - Hex of Inverses (5:30)
6 - In Summation (5:03)
Total: 39:27

Recorded and mixed by Kyle Kaliszewski 
Mastered by James Plotkin 
Artwork and layout by Unexpected Specter, Logo by Heath Rave 

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Tags: "feral light" "feral light life vapor" "life vapor" "wolvhammer" "fear rides a shadow" "blackened post metal" 

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