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Hear House of Lightning, Triumphant Art-Metal From Members of Floor and Dove

House of Lightning / Photo by Kassi Kelley McKamey

South Florida is the reigning home of poptimist-metal royalty, and creeping up from behind those palm trees in Winter Haven comes House of Lightning. The band is the ecstasy-sludge project from guitarist/vocalist Henry Wilson (drummer for Steve Brooks’ pre-Torche hook-monsters Floor; and frontman for equally monstrous band Dove) alongside fellow Dovester John Ostberg. It’s got all the muck-pop celebration rock of vintage Floor or Torche, but with the fireworkin’ beach blanket bombast of Van Halen harmonies, Jesu feeback blurts, and the occasional double-kick flurry crashing the party. Their debut album Lightworker is due sometime this year, and they’ve got some tour dates with Big Business coming up. In the meantime, get acquainted with first taste, “More Lights More Trails.”


House of Lightning Tour Dates
September 30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio
October 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
October 2 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
October 3 – Washington DC @ DC9
October 4 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
October 5 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
October 6 – Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar
October 7 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks