UMBRA

by DreamLongDead

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Boy, How did you get here, do you know who I am? Eternal undertaker, the harvester of man Phasmatic wraith, morbid saint Deflagration none be saved I’m reaping all the living, devouring their souls I pillage your existence, on an on From beyond, horror born Non-dimensional predator A sanctuary of morbid dreams, there is no place like morgue The open caskets are the chains to bind you to my world The dead shall rise, suffer (un-)life Horridcultured afterlife An alien miracle of death The portal where dimensions bend Welcome to your funeral... Dig ‘em - Here comes the tall man Dig ‘em up - Come on my little ones Dig ‘em - A passage to the void No grave deep enough Little and brown and low to the ground, my army of ghouls will hunt you down Into the hearse, I’m shrinking your flesh, for I am your master now Noctabulant, ghoulish hunt Hearse no haven for the damned A silver sphere to your head A brain-dead slave ‘till the end Your funeral has begun… Dig ‘em - Here comes the tall man Dig ‘em up - Come on my little ones Dig ‘em - A passage to the void No grave deep enough Dig ‘em - In absence of all light Dig ‘em up - A scenery for fainted eyes Dig ‘em - I’m on a killing spree No grave deep enough Bowed down to devastation, broken down by annihilation This nightmare is for real Reign in agony, reign in fear Bowed down to devastation, broken down by annihilation Succumb to all your fears Reign in agony, reign in fear I am the child of night Surrender to my might Human prey is all I crave for Vulgar despot for aeons to come
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“Umbra” was recorded, mixed and mastered in Entasis Studios in Athens, Greece, from February to June 2018. The excellent co-operation between the band and producer Nikos Papakostas resulted in an alcohol-fueled, “ditch the metronome and keep it loud” approach to DreamLongDead’s sound. Standard elements, such as the double vocal attack, the crushing guitars, the pounding rhythm section and the storytelling mood of the lyrics, are still present;however a few innovations are being introduced this time.The songs are shorter, denser and faster at certain points, there’s also a grind music shot plus a melodic instrumental track that adds up to the overall cinematic horror feeling of this record.

The album features a haunting cover by the Polish surrealist artist Zdzisław Beksiński. Kamil Śliwiński (administrator of the official Facebook page of Zdzisław Beksiński) says: “This painting of Beksiński was made in the 1970’s in Sanok, Poland. Then the artwork was sold to a German collector, who unfortunately destroyed the original by cutting it into several pieces. To this day, we don't know how it looked in color”.

Guest musicians on “Umbra”:
Nikos Papakostas: Additional lead guitar on “No Grave Deep Enough” & harmony guitar on “El Ritmode la Tierra”.
Makis Petratos: Synthesizers on “You gotta be fuckin' kidding”.

credits

released December 14, 2018

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by DreamLongDead & Nikos Papakostas
@ Entasis Studio, Athens - Gr., February - June 2018

Engineered, Recorded & Edited by Nikos Papakostas

DreamLongDead:
John: Vocals
Tassos: Vocals, Rhythm & Lead Guitars
Panos: Rhythm & Lead Guitars
Leo: Bass
Tolis: Drums

Synthesizers on “You gotta be fuckin' kidding” by Makis Petratos
Additional lead guitar on “No Grave Deep Enough” & harmony guitar on “El Ritmo le la Tierra” by Nikos Papakostas
Additional vocals on “El Ritmo le la Tierra” by Panos

All “Music”, “Lyrics” & “Arrangements” by DreamLongDead

Dialogue excerpts from:
“Phantasm” (1979, New Breed Productions Inc.)
“The Thing” (1982, Universal Pictures, Turman-Foster Company)
“In the Mouth of Madness” (1994, New Line Cinema)

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DreamLongDead Αθήνα, Greece

DreamLongDead is a band from Athens, Greece, that plays death metal the way it should be; raw, ultra heavy, featuring double lead brutal vocals, lots of doom elements, of monstrous proportions yet song-oriented. And this is being delivered with an organic, straightforward approach.

DreamLongDead is:
John-Vocals
Tassos-Vocals, rhythm&lead guitars
Panos-Rhythm&lead guitars
Leo-Bass
Tolis-Drums
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