Monday, April 26, 2010

Year Of No Light - Ausserwelt

Yet one more band started after too many Belgian beers under the sun of the ending summer of 2001, Year of No Light slightly but undoubtly started to slide down to gloomier atmospheres as the inherent chaos of Bordeaux’s caves and harshness of winter made their common work.

As the line-up solidified around the 5 actual members escaped from acts such as Metronome Charisma, Deja Mort and Nexus Sun, the band clarified their intentions and started to build the basis of what would be their first demo recorded in 2004. More and more shows were played with bands such as Isis, Cult of Luna, High on Fire or Unsane.

The rather general critical acclaim of the demo quoting them as being “The Cure playing sludge” combined with live reviews becoming more and more encouraging compelled the band into the writing of new tracks that finally ended up being recorded at Playrec studio under the direction of Serge Morratel in the fall of 2005. The debut “Nord” has been released in 2006.

(Taken from

Damn I've been waiting for this one, how the fuck have I been waiting for this and now it's here, the new Year of No Light! Enjoy it!

[ Conspiracy Records / 2010 / Sludge / VBR ]

1. Perséphone I 11:53
2. Perséphone II 09:34
3. Hiérophante 13:13
4. Abbesse 13:08


Notice: For everyone that has problems with track number one. It's playing fine in Winamp and Foobar. It plays in Windows Media Player, too after your accepting the error on the mp3 stream. If you want to fix this use the foobar function rebuild mp3 strea. If you don't have foobar or you don't know how to do it but you want the track with the fixed timeline just download it from here as I fixed it for you guys :)


  1. thanks for the new YONL record.

    The first song is breakdown, isn´t it?

    tanx again

  2. It's not. Plays fine with winamp and foobar for 11:53. Just the timeline is messed, not the song dude (:

  3. Track 1 won't work :(

  4. yay, thanks a lot guys:) this blog seriously kicks ass;)

  5. @jon what's your problem with it?

  6. the first track won't work unless you use Foobar

  7. @ lek that's not right as I've been listenning to it using winamp ;) As I wrote above, it's just displaying 00:00 in the timeline but plays for 11:56. It even plays on the Windows Media Player ;)

  8. oh nice, thanks for the reply! i think there's a corrected version out there for those interested

  9. Looking for "Ossuaire" from the LP version, please ...