U.K.-based black metal band Dawn Ray'd have signed to Prosthetic Records. The politically-charged three-piece from Liverpool will release their first full length album, The Unlawful Assembly, on digipack compact disc on Nov. 24, with the digital release hitting all platforms on Oct. 27. Pre-order the CD at smarturl.it/DawnRayd. The LP will be out on Oct. 2 via Feast of Tentacles in the UK and EU and Halo of Flies in North America.
Recorded by Tom Dring at Vagrant Studios, The Unlawful Assembly is divided into two parts: The Wild Service and The Wild Magic; it is equal parts malice and spite; ethereality and exultation.
The band are using the platform to express their political views and beliefs, which simply stated, are rooted in anarchism. The album as a whole can be dissected and examined on many levels however with the lyrical themes being as complex as the music.
The band have already made their presence known in the US through a recent summer tour with Michgan-based atmospheric black metal group Dakhma. They've done countless DIY shows throughout Europe and have played the Paranoya Fest in Germany, No Sanctuary in Croatia and Fluff Fest in Czech Republic.
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