Effective period / Period of releases: 2003 - 2018American melodic death metal band from the Bay Area of San Francisco, that has been active from 2002.
Light This City's first album, The Hero Cycle, was released through Reflections on Ruin Records in 2003. Tyler Gamlen (guitars) and Ben Murray (drums) were the co-founders of Reflections of Ruin Records, and the album was also the label's first official release.
The band's next three albums, Remains of the Gods (2005), Facing the Thousand (2006), and Stormchaser (2008) were released through Prosthetic Records.
In 2008, Light This City decided to disband for a period. After disbanding, Laura Nichol (vocalist), and Ben Murray (drummer) formed a punk rock band called "Heartsounds". Ryan Hansen (Guitarist) and Jon Frost (Bassist) formed the metal band "The Urchin Barren".
In 2010, Light This City began to become active again, after completing four reunion shows from April 8, 2010 to April 11, 2010. Light This City played another reunion show on November 8, 2015 on the San Francisco date of Darkest Hour's 20th anniversary tour. In September, 2017, following a 10 year hiatus, Light This City announced that they had reformed and were working on completing a new album through Creator-Destructor Records. Subsequently, the album Terminal Bloom, is set for an official release on 25 May 2018. Drummer Ben Murray said he and guitarist Ryan Hansen treated writing Terminal Bloom like a full-time job for about six months to get songs ready.
Light This City's albums have featured collaborations with renowned musicians such as Chuck Billy of Testament ("Firehaven" off Stormchaser), and Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder ("Fear of Heights" off Facing the Thousand).