Liverpool-based black metal trio, DAWN RAY’D, have announced details of their new album, titled Behold Sedition Plainsong, as well as confirming a run of UK shows in support of the release. Behold Sedition Plainsong will be released on October 25 via Prosthetic Records; preorders are available now.
The follow up to 2017’s The Unlawful Assembly, Behold Sedition Plainsong is a call to arms and a potential catalyst for positive radical change. The first audio from the album can be heard HERE in the form of evocative album intro, Raise The Flails, with its rallying cry -‘It’s time for new tales of resistance’. Behold Sedition Plainsong comprises of 11 tracks of what will surely become their trademark sound: pure black metal, shot through with sonic flecks of traditional folk. Each song is an emotional response to a political struggle, with a clear focus on ecological destruction and anti-capitalism.
The collection of songs was written over the twelve months leading up to May 2019, when they decamped to Orgone Studios to record with renowned producer, Jaime Gomez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Altar of Plagues, Myrkur). Many of the identifying features of The Unlawful Assembly are present on Behold Sedition Plainsong, but what unfurls is a harsher, more furious version of DAWN RAY’D. Despite a slick production, their abrasive edges are elevated and celebrated rather than smoothed away. The result is an anthology of incandescence, manifesting in an unrelenting 45 minutes, aerated only by the comparatively gentle interludes courtesy of poignant violin-led passages.
In addition to the already-announced European tour dates with False, DAWN RAY’D have confirmed a run of UK shows around the release of the album. Full tour dates can be found below with further live outings due to be confirmed in the near future.
Behold Sedition Plainsong will be available in physical (LP, CD) and digital formats. The vinyl will be available in Black (500 copies), Silver (200 copies, mail-order only), Dark Green (200 copies, mail-order only); both CD and LP versions are available as part of a T-shirt bundle. Click HERE for all purchase options.
1. Raise The Flails
2. The Smell Of Ancient Dust
3. Like Smoke Into Fog
4. To All, To All, To All!
5. A Time For Courage At The Borderlands
6. Songs In The Key Of Compromise
7. Until The Forge Goes Cold
8. A Stone’s Throw
9. Soon Will Be The Age of Lessons Learnt
10. Salvation Rite
11. The Curse, The Dappled Light
Upcoming DAWN RAY’D shows:
13 September – Fell Foot Woods – Ulverston
23 October – The Black Heart – London
24 October – Venue TBC – Sheffield
25 October – Stuck On A Name – Nottingham
26 October – Rough Trade – Nottingham *Free In Store*
27 October – The Pipeline – Brighton
31 October – Mother’s Ruin – Bristol
01 November – Henry’s Cellar Bar – Edinburgh
2 November – Damnation Festival – Leeds
Dates with False:
7 November – Alte Meierei, Kiel, DE
8 November – Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen, DE
9 November – Mörtelwerk, Leipzig, DE
10 November – TBA, Prague, CZ
11 November – Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Berlin, DE
12 November – Music City, Antwerp, BE
13 November – De Onderbroek, Nijmegen, NL
14 November – PMK, Innsbruck, AT
15 November – Venster 99, Vienna, AT
16 November – Aurora, Budapest, HU
17 November – AKC Attack, Zagreb, CR
18 November – Sub, Graz, AT
19 November – Kochareal, Zurich, CH
20 November – TBA, Clermond Ferrand, FR
21 November – Espace B, Paris, FR
22 November – Jugend Kultur Cafe, Troisdorf, DE