Dragged Into Sunlight And Gnaw Their Tongues N.V. on Limited Edition LP + Download
Dragged Into Sunlight first encountered Mories from Gnaw Their Tongues (also of De Magia Veterum, Cloak of Altering and others) back in April 2010 when they were about to begin a tour of Europe with Weedeater, Black Cobra and Saviours. Discussions of a collaboration began later that year, with both parties eager to see if it would be possible to make a record equally weighted in contributions despite their geographical distance.
During the following years, ideas were bounced across the channel repeatedly and rigorously until they formed a cohesive formula, one that took heavy inspiration from the intact legacy of Godflesh's Streetcleaner, pushing the collective sound in to a dark industrial space that both bands' previous material had only touched upon. Progress was made incrementally, with long periods of contemplation interspersed with rapid bursts of productivity, and eventually amassing a wealth of embryonic material totaling over three hours.
Whittled down to a claustrophobic 30 minutes, N.V. was reaching its final stages, and to complete the circle of influence, Godflesh's Justin Broadrick was invited to produce the record along with Tom Dring (who has worked on many crucial underground UK releases, including Corrupt Moral Altar and the previous works of the band). Their combined work allowed a bleak vision to be realized, and an attempt at independently producing an alternative take cemented their belief in the relentless and considered Broadrick/Dring result.
Seldon Hunt was the natural choice when it came to choosing an artist to adorn N.V., his cold, ruthless style of illustration paralleling the horror of the record, as his previous work for bands like Khanate had also done. Truly then, this is a record made up of the work of a great number of talented and respected individuals, who have come together to magnify their efforts in to a blinding singularity.