Shane Embury’s Dark Sky Burial ambient/instrumental project arrived in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic has mostly abated—for the vaccinated anyway—Embury has announced the debut live performance of Dark Sky Burial on September 12 at The Underworld in London’s Camden area. The show will be both an in-person live and streaming event (ticket info below).
Obviously, Decibel readers are intimately familiar with our man’s bass and guitar work in Napalm Death, Lock Up, Venomous Concept and a billion other bands, but his first DSB show promises to be a much different affair, complete with visual projections from previously released DSB videos as well as notable guest musicians who will contribute to the performance.
“Carl Stokes—drummer with Cancer but also one-time member of Current 93—will be playing out rhythms and warping some sounds in addition to the epic reworked versions of tracks from the De Omnibus Dubitandum Est debut,” Embury tells Decibel. “John Cooke of Corrupt Moral Altar and live guitarist with Napalm will be providing sone sonic guitar ambience alongside—I say this, but we still have to iron out some ideas.”
Embury has played thousands of shows at this point in his storied career, but never one without the considerable shield of a bass or guitar. That’s not to say he isn’t already mentally preparing himself for a more vulnerable experience.
“I have reworked and added lots of different moods to the tracks from the first album and already they sound quite different,” the multi-instrumentalist says. “I believe I will add some familiar bass tones to a couple tracks, but I am still getting my head around it! A little nervous but this is very exciting—we are hoping to make it visually interesting.”
Interesting for collector nerds as well, as Embury will have a limited edition 50 copies of DSB’s De Omnibus Dubitandum Est debut in lathe cut pressing on180-gm black, which comes with a personalized numbered certificate.