VENUS PRINCIPLE were formed in autumn 2019 after several of its members decided to part ways with CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX. Still fully in love with dark, melodic art rock and psychedelic music, this group of close-knit friends was not content to just sit at home.
Stand in Your Light is their debut album and it is a work of love. Passion drips out of every note from the bitter-sweet honeycomb of solemn melodies that VENUS PRINCIPLE have created. Although this is the first record from the British-Swedish collective, these hymns for the burdened and broken come audibly with the profound maturity of hard earned experience from all the veteran musicians involved. Although classic rock lies at the heart of Stand in Your Light, VENUS PRINCIPLE add many ingredients of their own to the canonical elements.
Foremost pain and darkness permeate each track, spawning a terrible beauty ruling in triumphant glory. Yet shadow cannot exist without light, which the British-Swedish musicians provide in delicate moments of hope, tenderness, and warmth. In these aspects of Stand in Your Light, the metal spirit of some of the protagonists on the album reveals itself and provides balm for the wound that the split has caused.
Daniel Änghede – vocals, guitars
Daisy Chapman – vocals, piano
Mark Furnevall – keyboards, guitars, backing vocals
Ben Wilsker – drums
Pontus Blom – bass
VENUS PRINCIPLE will perform on Saturday, 15 July 2023 at the Night Of The Prog Festival!
Tickets for the Night Of The Prog Festival 2023 are available in the WiV Ticket Shop!
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