Rise Of The Dawncrusher

by Slabdragger

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Hospice These mafucklers absolutely destroy. Insanely creative and 100% brain-melting riffage combined with dual vocals that will brutalize your soul. Consume this fucking beast of an album. Favorite track: Dawncrusher Rising.
Clayton Buchanan
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Clayton Buchanan Best sludge record I've heard in a long time and probably my favorite album title ever. A must own record for anyone who loves the heavy! Favorite track: Mercenary Blues.
Colin M.
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Colin M. Never before have the words crushing or massive been so completely applicable. This album lives up to its name, providing a titanic offering of the heaviest, sludgiest awesome you are likely to have bludgeon your eardrums this year. Favorite track: Mercenary Blues.
Mortimer Potts
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Mortimer Potts We don’t have to dwell any longer in the memory of 2011 debut, "Regress". Now we have four new long, splendid & massive tracks of heavy doom, plus one short aggression, and they are stuffed with riffs, beautiful first class riffs. (((http://wp.me/pZoqc-K4))) Favorite track: Dawncrusher Rising.
William Crispin
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William Crispin Regress is a classic. This is more diverse and heavier. Love it. Stop reading, Get it now. Favorite track: Shrine of Debauchery.
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Riders of the cosmic slums Sweeping through the infinite Stoned destroyers of suns Scheming through the intricate Bounty hunters all around On the run, the chips are down… Alien hooch inebriation Extra terrestrial nation Nomad planets align To the contradiction of time We have squashed black holes! Witnessed planets turn to ash Scoured wastelands of lost souls Disintegrate asteroids for cash… Asteroids for cash… Drink the days and nights away Looking for some hell to pay… Wanted by all, for hire or death wanted by all… Wanted by all, for hire or death wanted by all… "Spiralling galaxy vomits wisdom and life cascading possibility of existence Purified by destruction and creation as we travel the universe…" Wanted by all, for hire or death Wanted by all…
Evacuate! 04:35
Neptune smiles in our wake Making our escape Rival mercenaries From the corps of Mercury They want us for our blood! Fuel for their vampiric ship Birthing vengeance for the flood Made by our mighty grip Lightyears pass Barrage comes fast Mercurian fist Gaining quick… Nova bombs on our six Taking toll with each hit Fear that we cannot defend Is this where we meet our end? Evacuate!!! Escape pod into the void We see our ship destroyed Our only pilot now is fate As we escape Mercurian hate… Drifting alone, lightyears from home… Evacuate!!
Welcome to decadence! Gaze into a world of infinite desire Twisted dreams come alive Feast your eyes, dark fantasy hive We walk this hall of filth and look around Disturbed by inhuman sight and sound Visions beyond disgust that cannot be unseen Mutated humanoids performing acts unclean Creatures high on intravenous faeces Locked jaws and sex acts in all creases Torture and execution entertain the crowd Blood flows into drains consumed underground… Severed head effigies parade through the shrine Hallucinated mutants cacophonous cries Excessive ultra-violent world lead by a self made god Sitting at the throne, he wears the mark within his black heart I am Lord Tyraas! I rule all! Bow to your lord, your saviour… You are my pawns of death! You shall obey! Or you shall pay with your lives… You shall descend into The core of the Earth Drain it dry, bleed it dry…. I give you Dawncrusher! Break through the Earth in the name of the Mark… Dawncrusher…
Rise… Dawncrusher rise Dawncrusher rise Rise… Dawncrusher rise Dawncrusher rise Five thousand miles wide Rise, roar of the titan of the skies Indomitable drinker of life Molecular corrosion, ascend on high… Forced to destroy our world We're against the wall Penetrate Tectonic plate We must escape Tyraas is too strong We must pull the trigger Greatest weapon of all Surrounded by the fleet No chance to escape Earth we shall delete Tyraas must have the same fate We will martyr the Earth Or he grows stronger each day When he falls, we will unite the universe tonight… Engaging the thrusters as the deadly voyage begins "They'll never know what hit them!", says Tyraas with an arrogant grin Retracting the nosecone to reveal gargantuan drill Diminish the population, Lifesblood of the Earth shall spill… Impaling Ploughing Violate the crust Grinding Hurtling Into the Earth… Pull the plug, on the world! Planetary projectile Aimed towards the fleet Angering the tyrant He will not accept defeat… "Unleash the Amplicore! Send them where the dead dwell, Release the fucking roar of ten million decibels!!" "What is this this before us? Signals are all jammed… What is this before us? Low-frequency battering ram!" Wattage overload, terrifying sound Time and space explodes A vacuum surrounds… Rise, Dawncrusher rise…
Seeds of accretion Take hold of existence Gaseous grip Radiant trip Gradient flip Eternal persistence Beautiful decay, ethereal display Splitting through the sky, blinding every eye Stars will fuel the hole, drinking all our souls Glorious demise, silencing all cries Implosion, time and space Swallowing the sun Growing at rapid pace Wiping out the human race Destroying all without a trace As we all become one… Mankind is no more, no chance to fight a ware failure to defend, an unexpected end A thousand lightyear wide, eradication tide Oblivion descend, farewell my old friend… I can feel my body melting relentlessly peeling my flesh I can see my life is ending, now… Planetary collision Sacrifice the Earth To render Tyraas to dust… Swallowing the sun, as we all become one… Swallowing the sun, as we all become one…


Three years in the making and almost five years on from their debut album ‘Regress’, Slabdragger are finally back with ‘Rise of the Dawncrusher’. Between drummer changes, recording difficulties, collapsed lungs and other personal problems, this is a record that has (slowly) come kicking and screaming into existence.

Has it been worth the wait? Well – when have Slabdragger ever let you down? Containing four sprawling, epic tracks of ever-innovative, cosmic doom/stoner/sludge, as well as the urgent, frantic 4-minute ‘Evacuate!’ - this record clocks in at over an hour and truly feels like the journey it portrays. Rise of the Dawncrusher is a sci-fi adventure set in the distant future and you should expect more than a few elaborate twists and turns that will leave Regress behind with space debris in its wake.

Recorded and mixed at The Cro's Nest Studio by their very own six string strangler and gravelly growler Sam Thredder, mastered by the total dude that is Steve Austin of Today Is The Day, the album will be wrapped in some incredibly epic cover art by comic artist and writer Jimmy Pearson. This combination makes for a total immersive experience in fantastical heaviosity.


released February 26, 2016


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