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Kanada / Canada

Date of establishing :

Music genere:
ambient, ambient metal, dark ambient, drone


Band members:

Jim Field 
Dorian Williamson


From the ashes of Holoscene, Northumbria was formed in 2011 by Toronto based musicians: Jim Field and Dorian Williamson. Their intention was to create band in turn of craft sweeping, improvised drones which combine their personal influences and individual soundscapes in order to manifest an aural journey into a dystopian wasteland.

Utilising only guitar and bass and recording their work completely live, Northumbria released their debut in 2012 on Montreal’s TQA Records, which began their sonic expanse into the consciousness of the music appreciating public. Northumbria was recorded in the sanctuary of a 19th century church in Northumberland County and the resulting compositions are imbued with the ambience of the setting as well as a stately grace, something that permeates all their following work.

2013 saw Northumbria issue a remix project – "All Days Begin as Night" – on Altar of Waste Records, which featured new takes on original pieces.A split with North Atlantic Drift followed as well as a wonderfully received video for the track "Black Sea of Trees". Northumbria have also featured on a number of online mixtapes and have curated their own for CVLT Nation.