A Knife In The Dark are a new North Carolina straightedge hardcore band with members of The Burning Wind, Dwell, Magnitude, and Jail Socks, and their debut EP Somewhere Between the Pew and Fire comes out this Friday (10/1) via Bitter Melody Records (pre-order). Across three songs, the band show off a sound that's heavy and metallic and has more of a blunt, straightforward attack than the tech-ier music the members made in their previous band The Burning Wind.
"I guess writing and performing complicated music is impressive but it’s also extremely unfulfilling," Jeremy White tells us. "I’m more interested in playing music that goes off live and I figure the only way to do that is to have hard riffs and a message that folks can connect with. Bands like Foundation and Discourse essentially made a roadmap for this band in terms of lyrical content, whereas faster bands like Advent and Cult Leader are heavy influences musically."