Photo by Kyle Cassidy
"Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay."
-- Job 13:12
Founded in 1997, Unto Ashes are among the foremost purveyors of "blood-lit" music, by which they seek to explore the beautiful and terrible currents that weave themselves through our lives.
Their highly original music is informed by Medieval dirges, Apocalyptic Folk, Black Metal, Spining and Harvest chants, and German Romantic sensibilities. Epic and exalted; claustrophobic and suffocating; vital and menacing; glorious and impenetrable: Unto Ashes is all - and none - of these.
Unto Ashes utilize a unique combination of Appalachian dulcimers, Persian and African percussion, hurdy-gurdy, cello, French horn, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, tamboura, drones, and bombastic drums. Their signature vocals and vocal harmonies are simply exquisite, and have been ranked alongside the best "Heavenly Voices" ensembles. Their recordings and live performances are highly compelling; often hypnotic, always powerful.
Discover Unto Ashes "blood-lit" music on Projekt Records and on innumerable international compilation appearances.
Unto Ashes live in New York City.
graveconcerns December 2003 Interview
deliriummag.com October 2003 Interview
newWitch Magazine June 2003 Interview
Live Video Clip at the Convergence 6 Website.
StarVox.net Interview with Unto Ashes
Hive Interview with Unto Ashes
Interview from France's Majestia webzine
Ten Questions with Michael Laird
"Vampires: Painting the Town Red" | a New York Times article (November 24, 2000). The section on the band is on page 4. You need to be subscribed to NY Times.com to read this, unfortunately
When as Man's life, the light of human lust
In socket of his early lanthorne burnes,
That all this glory unto ashes must,
And generation to corruption turnes;
----------Then fond desires that onely feare their end,
----------Doe vainely wish for life, but to amend...
---------- -- Sonnet 87, Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke (1554-1628)