|Formed in 2008 by guitarists Ryan Robin and Shea Bearden, drummer Thomas Colley and bass player Tara Miller, White Light Cemetery is the newest recruit to Ripple Music’s Southern Metal division.
Hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana, listeners should instantly recognize the hard-edged hunger of the young quartet’s furious catch-hell blues. Their sound comes appropriately soaked in the influence of classic rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, Lynrd Sknyrd and Deep Purple along with the molten fury of fellow southerners Pantera and Crowbar, who White Light Cemetery toured with as main support on their Crushing The South Tour in 2013.
While the band quickly gained a sizable following and reputation across the south based entirely on their live shows, it wasn’t until 2011 that they released their first EP, Crow Sessions, featuring fan favorites such as ‘2001 Maniacs’, ‘Farewell Letter’ and ‘Dead And Bleeding’. Following a busy 2013 opening for national acts such as Down, Goatwhore and the Kyle Turley Band, they entered the studio again to record their impressive self-titled/self-released debut.
“We first saw White Light Cemetery at the last Metroplex Heavyfest and it’s safe to say they completely blew us away,” explained Ripple Music’s Todd Severin. “They gave one of the most fierce performances we’ve ever seen, incredible energy and musicianship and a singer with a voice right out of the archives of the best of classic rock.”
Their latest album Careful What You Wish For will be their first for Ripple Music and in turn the first record off the presses for the California-based label, in what promises to be another stellar year. Officially released on 13th January 2017, stream and share new song ‘Quit Work, Make Music’ here – https://soundcloud.com/ripple-music/white-light-cemetery-quit-work-make-music