A Dark In The Light

A Dark In The Light

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A Dark In The Light brings the melodic elements of southern blues together with grunge and brutal metal in one cohesive sound. With influences ranging from Pantera, to Alice in Chains, to The Allman Brothers, the band will not be limited by the constraints of modern heavy music.

Biography

A Dark In The Light is a band based out of Boston, Massachusetts that brings the melodic elements of southern blues together with grunge and brutal metal as one cohesive sound. The band was formed in Gainesville, Florida by Mike McCarthy (guitar/vocals) and Seth Roberts (drums/vocals), before re-locating to Boston and finding new inspiration via the addition of talented bassist Robert MacLeod.

Through influences ranging from Pantera, to Alice in Chains, to The Allman Brothers, A Dark In The Light refuses to conform to any one sound and will not be limited by the constraints of modern heavy music. The band has recently recorded their debut E.P. entitled "The Nature of What's To Come" at the Moontower Studios in Cambridge, MA.

The band has played to near sold out crowds at the Freebird live Café in Jacksonville, Florida, Harpers Ferry in Allston, Massachusetts and the Middle East Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Through its dynamic live performance in which the band’s passion and talent takes center-stage, A Dark In The Light will stop at nothing to bring good times rock n’ roll back to the heavy music community.

Lyrics

Disassembly Line

Written By: Seth Roberts

We’ve got something here
Can’t put my finger on [it]
And your finger’s on the killswitch, yea
It is easier to break down than build upon it
This feeling that cannot be quantified

There’s a breach!
Patch the bow!
There’s a breach!
Where’s the hole?
Now we sink
In the secrets
Of a stubborn soul
A girl not whole
(2x)

This is the age of mass reduction
The foundation has been smashed with a stone face
Quick, quick! Throw down your arms!
Wave the white flag
Deflate ballooning hopes--an inherent risk

There’s a breach!
Patch the bow!
There’s a breach!
Where’s the hole?
Now we sink
In the secrets
Of a stubborn soul
A girl not whole
(2x)

This is the age of mass reduction
The foundation has been smashed with a stone face
Quick, quick! Throw down your arms! Wave the white flag
Deflate ballooning hopes--an inherent risk

We are stunted by the fear that imprisons us
We are daunted by the fact you can’t envision us
Grinding teeth, counting sheep—whatever it takes to sleep
Pop some pills, pay those bills, these are your cheap thrills
The industrial de-evolution is set to commence
Throw some sense in the gears to halt the disassembly line

Rinse, Repeat

Written By: Seth Roberts

Stuck
In a rut
Just can’t
Get out!
Stagnant
Words don’t explain
This place
That I’m in

I live in a house of cards
This life, relegated to…

Working, sleeping
Waking, repeating
Feeding, breathing
So my heart keeps beating
Singing, screaming
To keep my mind from fleeing
Living, loving, seething, drinking
To drown these feelings

I sleep in a bed of swords
When will they dull and become worn?

This life, relegated to…

Working, sleeping
Waking, repeating
Feeding, breathing
So my heart keeps beating
Singing, screaming
To keep my mind from fleeing
Living, loving, seething, drinking
To drown these feelings

Fragment
Buried, in cement

What is it that I should do?
Find the mental fountain of youth!
To rid me of the weight of things
That stalk my very essence of being

Each day, it’s rinse, repeat!

Scabs

Written By: Seth Roberts

GO! It’s a Friday night,
So much on my plate,
So I eat it up,
This, is the best time to binge,
So I feast on this,
“The prime of your life”
Why does that thought make me cringe?
Fuck, it ain’t that bad
Play the game
Give in to the fad

Freedom of me
Drink, shots, smoke, pot
Get it right
This time bro, GO!

Suck it up and ride it out,
Cause you have arrived
But where the fuck were you going?
Listen to those folks, so miserably half-happy
You see through them and their void

Freedom of me
Drink, shots, smoke, pot
Get it right
This is the big show!

Ain’t no reason to give up,
Yet always a reason to go out
And if you’re one of those scabs,
Don’t give into that fad
Peel off that dead skin and live again…

There’s more to life than that nine to five
If you live for work than you’re just working towards the end
Love what you do, love the people around you
This is my advice, the only way I can live my life

I won’t be a scab
I won’t be a scab
I won’t be a scab

Like a scab at a band-aid factory
A slave to monotony
A slave to monotony
They will not be free

A Dark In The Light

Written By: Mike McCarthy


Take what you want life is a ride
Between the Darkness and the light
If you’re always waiting for the morning
Then you’ll always fear the night
I take me out and I wander ‘round
Wonder what’s outside the door
The air is clean and cold tonight and I can’t see anything

I can’t fight the shadows that I cast
Forever running from the light
I gaze directly at the sun
Burning my blue eyes
EYES! EYES!

I dream of world’s beyond
Of world’s that don’t exist
My dreams are filled with purpose
Nocturnal visions in my head
IN MY HEAD
(2x)

There is a place where we can go
Between the Darkness and the light
Take my hand and I’ll walk you through the veil of nightIt’s alright
Beyond monuments of memories
And paintings of the past
Beyond the grove of Cyprus trees
Where I can still hear your laugh

I dream of world’s beyond
Of world’s that don’t exist
My dreams are filled with purpose
Nocturnal visions in my head
IN MY HEAD
(2x)

Discography

A Dark In The Light recorded six demo tracks with freelance engineer Rob McGreggor in Gainesville, Florida during 2007. Since that time, the band has used the tracks as a jumping off point to help book gigs and spread the word about their music.

Beginning in October 2008 the band entered the Moontower Studios in Cambridge, MA to record their debut E.P. entitled "The Nature of What's To Come." The album features six tracks that reflect the band's immense growth and maturity since its inception:

1. Disassembly Line
2. Rinse, Repeat
3. Interlude
4. Scabs
5. Nocturnal Visions
6. A Dark In The Light

Set List

Disassembly Line
Rinse, Repeat
Doppelgangers
Atrophy of Me
Devolving
Waking Up
Scabs
A Dark In The Light