UNLIGHT has existed in various forms under different names since 1990.
band was named ENRAPTURED. This incarnation of the band went through
changes and played quite a few shows in the Memphis area before its
demise in 1993.
then formed from former ENRAPTURED members Tino LoSicco and Jason
with Danny Murphy and Justin Jones. A demo was released in November of
entitled "As The Image Slowly Fades." with a last minute change in
bass players (John Henderson replaced Murphy).
line-up change and a major shift in writing, Jason and Tino officially
the band EPOCH OF UNLIGHT in 1994. Randy Robertson was added as a
guitarist for departing member Justin Jones. Three months later,
Henderson was replaced with Pierce Totty. Pierce had played in the
ENRAPTURED days until he parted ways to play with Incineration.
was later this year that their first demo, “Beyond the
was released as a 4
In 1995 they recorded their second demo, 'Within The
a 4-song MCD, and in May of 1997 they returned to the studio to record
new tracks. The new songs have been released as a promo CD entitled
& Crimson Glory”. This promo captured the attention
labels and in
the winter of 1998, EPOCH OF UNLIGHT signed with THE END RECORDS.
thereafter the band entered the studio to record their debut
Will Be Has Been",
the album was described as a mix of melodic death/black metal.
following the recording, both Randy and Pierce left the band to focus on
their families. Joseph Totty (Pierce's twin brother) immediately filled
supported the release with countless live shows including a five week
tour with Dimmu Borgir
The tour consisted
of over 30
shows in the major metal cities all across the USA as well as Canada
In The Unlight!”, was
recorded in December of 2000 with Keith Falgout (Soilent Green, Crisis,
and Cephalic Carnage, among others). The result was a sonic assault of
aggressive tracks that were more intense, technical, and melodic than
attributing to an album that is memorable and varied at the same time.
the release of the new CD in the Summer of 2001, Josh Braddock filled
vacant second guitarist position in the band. Josh was a long-time
the bands that had played with numerous local bands including
live shows through the country including a two week national tour with Enslaved
and an appearance at the first annual Northern Lights Festival in Toronto, Canada.
was a year
of major restructuring for the band with the departure of both
February Josh moved out of out of town for a year, and in April, Jason,
founding member of the band, also quit while the band was preparing for
tour with Lacuna Coil and Moonspell. Brian Anderson (vocals) and Alan
immediately joined the band. Both had been part of the Memphis scene
several years playing in various bands accross the city. The band
finished out 2002
as a 4-piece playing numerous shows across southern region.
the return of Josh Braddock to the second guitarist position, and the
a cover of Kreator's
'Betrayer' and At the
‘Raped by the
Light of Christ’ for a split 7" single with GOATWHORE
Bloated Goat Records.
2004, EPOCH OF UNLIGHT drummer Tino LoSicco flew to New
for a week to act as temporary
replacement for New
when regular drummer Josh Florian was forced out the day before a
from a burst appendix.
entered Big Blue Meenie studio in New Jersey during October 27th
through November 4th to record their
third release for
Records, entitled ”The
album was engineered and co-produced by Erin Farley (All
Out War, Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All, Madball, M.O.D., Overkill,
others) The resulting 53+ minute album includes 11 new songs of
intense, melodic metal and features the debut of new singer B.J. Cook
Lord Hellspawn) from Arkansas' Fallen Empire.