On November 3rd, Dawnwalker released their breakthrough album ‘Human Ruins’ in an expanded and remastered edition.
Described by the band as belonging to the genre of ‘green metal,’ the album is comprised of emotive post-rock, serene acoustic passages and bursts of cathartic black metal. Expertly remixed by Joe Clayton of No Studio and remastered by Brad Boatright, the re-release has been lovingly retooled to maximise on the original‘s promise.
‘Human Ruins’ charts a journey across an ancient landscape over the course of a calendar year. It’s an epic journey through the seasons, guided by myth and magic, and the phases of the moon. “I wanted to capture the turning of the seasons, the cycles of night and day, flora and fauna,” says Mark Norgate. “To recreate these moments of serene calm
and starry-eyed wonder giving way to a mortal fear of unseen evils lurking in the dark.”
Musically the album draws from a rich colour palette, inspired as much by the eccentric British prog and indie of Comus and King Crimson as it is by US atmospheric black metal and european doom. “It was an attempt to celebrate the landscape and beauty of the British Isles, rich in colour and diversity.” Written throughout the 2010’s when the political
landscape was “particularly bleak, grey and isolating – there’s no doubt that it was something of a reaction against that.”
In celebration of the release, Dawnwalker will head out on their first tour of the UK in a co-headliner with Edinburgh-based heavy shoegaze outfit HEALTHYLIVING and hand-picked supports from across the UK’s rich metal underground.
Dec 7th – The Pit, Newport (+ GOAT MAJOR)
Dec 8th – Retro, Manchester (+ DEATHBLOOM)
Dec 9th – Flying Duck, Glasgow (+ CWFEN)
Dec 10th – Black Heart, London (+ CODEX SERAFINI)
Tickets and info: https://linktr.ee/dawnwalkeruk
Mark Norgate – Vocals, Guitars
Dane Cross – Bass, Vocals
Alastair Mitchell – Drums
Siân Alexandra Fawcett – Vocals
Elaine Round – Flute
Matteo Bianciotto – Additional Guitar
Bella Band – Additional Flute