Ages

by Dawnwalker

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Ben Perry
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Ben Perry As I suspect was the same for many, the 9:20 mark on The Wheel made me rush to purchase this as soon as possible...righteous stuff Favorite track: The Wheel.
beneathsand
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beneathsand What an amazing album. I can't put into words how I feel listening to this. Perfection from start to finish. Favorite track: The Wheel.
Alice M.
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Alice M. I’d call that “a post-ish cousin of Somali Yacht Club, with touches of harsher vocals here and there”, but there are probably better descriptions out there. Heck, the beginning of “Ancient Sands” is even basically atmo bm… Anyway, for some reason I feel that this was the kind of stuff I needed at the moment, so here I go. Favorite track: The Wheel.
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1.
Melekh 02:35
His name was spoken
2.
The Wheel 10:57
When I awoke all lay silent Formed from the void, a wind came arising Fell to the sky, the waves began their turning Came to the tide in the half-light Breathing life in the air Blown from the north Voices sending skywards A song that’s bound in time And the world was changed thereafter Breathing life into the air Fell from the sky and gave us to life We all crawled from the tide in the half-light Formed from the void, a stone came to life We all crawled from the tide in the half-light I fell... Light. Rain. Fire. Laughter. Joy. Pain. Birth. Violence. It takes time. The earth is young Green and fertile When lines are drawn Bounds are broken So, we fail When we take it apart from the root Oh! Breaking apart Torn to pieces Scattered by the wind We are turned from the garden We are thrown from the wheel e’er turning We fell when we pulled up the root Divide and part We fell when we pulled up the root Doomed from the start Fell from the sky and gave us to life We all crawled from the tide in the half-light Formed from the void, a stone came to life We all crawled from the tide in the half-light We fell when we pulled up the root From unspoken dreams I hear a wind rising in the leaves The wind will rise and the earth will shake I heard the movement of the earth’s tectonic plates The wind will howl and the bough will break I heard the screaming of the earth’s tectonic plates The wind kicks up The ground beneath shakes beneath your feet Eä dreaming The wind kicks up The ground beneath falls beneath your feet Eä waking Oh! Breaking apart Torn to pieces Scattered by the wind We are turned from the garden We are thrown from the wheel e’er turning
3.
Hymn 01:00
4.
Small men will cower In caves they stole Entrenched in fear Their worlds so small Be gone from my sight! Here be monsters! The whole world could still be open But now a fear grows The garden could still be growing But now a horde grows Serpent! Go back! To where you crawled from! Fear grows The wind blows Once crystal waters Ran clear from the mountain to the sea Glistening clearly Beckoning to come and drink And be made anew Be away Gone from my sight Retreat or Turn with fire Hold the tide With your bones so frail Lost to time Their walls will fail You’ll be devoured In the sands of time Strongholds returned To the muck and mire Be gone from my sight! Here be monsters! The quiet was still unbroken But now a horn blows Crawl on your belly! Back to your pit! Or else come, suffer! Promises are broken Faces familiar turn Fear keeps you frozen While all your houses burn Promises are broken Faces familiar turn Fear keeps you frozen While all your children burn Let the bodies pile Throw them on the fire Watch the smoke arise Drifting t’wards the light The dead ascend skywards With fire and fury In murderous rapture Dance around the fire Of burning flesh Driving out the heathens Arms aloft in glee For painted gods Stained in blood Blood Serpent! Go back! To where you crawled from! Flesh rips from bone In burning homes Deeds unforgiven Now we part Divided lands Lines are drawn In ancient sands Hold the tide With your bones so frail Lost to time Their walls will fail We all live for a moment Under the same sky But we remain on different sides
5.
Numi 01:25
6.
Light those fires March to the beating drum Pillaging the natural With purpose Smoke climbs higher Billowing ochre Frightening the animals From their homes Find a light in the dark Before the world you know turns to dust Blood runs colder Watching the woeful burn Falling off the edge of the earth With no hope Find a light in the dark Before the world you know turns to dust Temper the hurt Before we all fall down into the dirt The dry, cracked earth Through the smoke The forest falls A cold wind blows For us all Ancient rains from the world awoke Protects herself, a fire was smote Piercing shrieks from beasts unknown None left alive, perished in their droves Forged in the fires Monuments to our glories arise Broke on the backs of the many Abhorrent deeds enshrined Behold! Lurid spires will blacken the sky In the eye of night Halls of great men conspire To deprive of life Become worm’s meat We will hasten your journey Retreat from the light We are many, legion Black mage seated high above The burning world Fields of dead Erased in their thousands None are left Strewn across these arid lands
7.
Above all, feed the young Heed your mother’s call Feather your own And you will yet prevail Where the others have already failed Down below, when worms won’t grow We’ll pick over the bones of our own Can’t breathe underwater Falling in the fire High upon the mountain A colony retires A cold wind blows on Full of fear For us all Can you hear... Prey on the weaklings Those feeble ones are your chance to eat So please, have no mercy on those beneath Their worlds will never keep No Stay on the ground Like the worms you are Keep on the ground Leave the birds to work When this world goes You will know to curse The dead world below Weak light Vague cries The seas rise The bough is dry Behold the ailing sun Pray for all those yet to come Prepare for all to come undone Greet all of those who have come to mourn Fall to the earth Bled dry Curse this dead and dying clump of dirt Left to die Black sky Bless these noble men and all they’ve done Fall to earth Bled dry The blind leading the blind into the dark Left to die Black sky Look upon the weak and dying sun Walk on black sand Mourn this dead land Behold!
8.
Only when the sun is gone Will the folly of man be certain Only when the sun is gone Will the presence of man be undone When we first crawled from the ocean To the land we called our own A future always seemed so certain Now the seeds of doubt are sewn Try to turn the tide but the damage is done Into the fear of the unknown And now we sit in wait for a cataclysm In the place we call our home Only when the sun is gone Will the folly of man be certain Only when the sun is gone Will the presence of man be undone Now the sleeping giants are stirring Saw the swelling of the seas Billows from the forests as they’re burning Heard the felling of the trees Hidden in the darkness was lurking What we thought could never be And now we only line our coffins What was sewn must now be reaped I hear a wind rise in the night Hear it blowing I heard the song fade with a sigh Recedes to nothing The rest is silence Let it echo across these islands Look into the sun Stare into the face sending skywards Hear the wind, here it comes Hear the wind, it is done

about

Dawnwalker return with the true follow-up to 2018's Human Ruins with 'Ages' - a portrait of a mythical world in decline. The seas swell and the forests burn. A cold wind blows for us all.

There are no two Dawnwalker records which sound the same, but each creates its own world. 'Ages' sees the band move deeper into longform, experimental metal compositions which may appeal to fans of Opeth, Wolves In The Throne Room, Kayo Dot and Tool, mixed with a prog/folk sensibility that stems form a love of King Crimson, the Moody Blues and Led Zeppelin, and pays homage to concept albums from the 1970s to the present day.

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released December 4, 2020

Mark Norgate - Vocals, Guitars, Synths
Dane Cross - Bass, Vocals
Matteo Bianciotto - Guitars
Hugo Terva - Drums
Robin Melinda Koob - Vocals
Caitlin Laing - Flute

All songs written by Mark Norgate.

Ages was recorded and mixed by Joe Clayton at No Studio in Manchester, England during February and March 2020.
Additional overdubs and vocals were added at home.

Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon in May 2020.

Cover painting by Ted Nasmith
Band portrait by Matt Stronge
Illustrations and logo by J. Maizlish Mole
Layout by Stuart Gardham

Special thanks: Katy Crider, Emma Jane Falconer, Emma Gibney, Elizabeth Kolbert, Alastair Mitchell, Steve Mosbie, Matt Rodgers and Sophie Wozmirska.

“…the sound of hope against hopelessness; togetherness and isolation; and a dawning sense that something is wrong. There is a cataclysm on the horizon."
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"An extended kaleidoscope of clashing crescendos suspended in a constant state of flux."
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“…it's just so, so perfect and moving and human and lovely that you can't really resist. No point in trying.”
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Dawnwalker are a Post / Prog Metal band based in London, England, blending modern heavy music with melodic, folk and progressive influences.

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