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Dethonator

by Dethonator

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    Our eponymous release contains Dethonator classics such as 'Harbinger', 'Shadows' and our live show set-closer, 'In The Place Of The Skull'. Many of these songs feature in our live set and remain Dethonator staples. Melodic, heavy and progressive.
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    CD includes 12 page booklet.

    Self Released LP 2010, Re-Issued by Killer Metal Records 2017

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1.
Wreckers 03:26
Starless skies and windswept nights On the cliffs we stand false lights Scour the sea with wicked eyes Heads will roll with the tide (chorus) Haunting the shores of England Wreckers, charging through the breakers Wreckers, the dawn's light will take us Under sand the bodies lie Drowned and stripped and left to die Shadows creep on Bodmin Moor Wreckage left on the shore (chorus) (chorus) Haunting the shores of England
2.
Harbinger 04:45
(chorus) Roads can lead anywhere but still here we must remain Though our history is all but dead what will be is the same There is no meant to be but we’ve made our own destiny And for all of the blood we’ll shed there’s no meaning Everything will have its time Everything has to pass on Even the things that you love All of this can’t last for long I once believed in magic, in destiny and fate Now all that I am left is hate (hate, hate, hate) I once believed in freedom, the right to draw a breath Now all that I am left is death (death, death, death) Searching for reason to live Striving to find a release Trying to fight your way out Stand in the face of defeat When reason meets religion, when free will meets with fate All that is left for us is hate (hate, hate, hate) Now eyes despise the future, the skyline’s turning red The golden days are done now, dead (dead, dead, dead) (chorus) (chorus) And our future looks the same.
3.
Riding the skies, fire in my eyes Onward through the rain clouds I drive Blazing a sign for all mankind It’s time for the hammer to rise Titans, giants, fearing my name Beating them down, back underground With strength, with the power I dive Battles below, to battle I go The Stormbringer turning the tide Dying warriors whisper my name I am Thunder God (x2) Sky turning black, storms on the way Slaying my foes and riding away Sky turning black, storms on the way Slaying my foes and riding away I am Thunder God (x2) All alone I ride to war (x3) All alone I ride I am Thunder God (x2) All hail Thunder God My battle has been won, the war has just begun (x4)
4.
We’ve grown up following a way We're standing on our final day The last day of the final wars The last charge, martyrs to the cause   All is black and white, No more shades of grey Victory or death Shine or burn away All are gathered here (sound the charge) Now there’s no more time (sound the charge) Bravery and fear (sound the charge) Running side by side (sound the charge)   (chorus) On this day many have fallen And we honour the dead as we fight through the pain On this day many have fallen We’ll continue to fall till the last one is slain   We’ve grown up following a way We’ve all dreamed of this final day The last day and the final hours We're certain that this time is ours.   Standing rank and file Banners all in hand Staring at the mile Of this twisted land As the fires bloom (sound the charge) As the forests burn (sound the charge) Down the slopes of doom (sound the charge) Never to return (sound the motherfucking charge)   (chorus)   (chorus)   Oh, how many have fallen, God, how many have fallen
5.
Shadows 05:35
Seven years ago you took my life And as I died you walked away Seven bullets fired into my back Broken, beaten and betrayed   Now you're witness to a nightmare sight The tombstone missing from your grave The coffin open and the body's gone Now you swallow down your scream again   (chorus) The hand on your windowpane The figure in the pouring rain The shadow in your room As you sleep I’ll be watching you   Life is cruel until the day you die And now the past is back to bite Look behind you for the stalking ghost Feel the terror under cold moonlight   (chorus)   Did you ever think that I would leave? (x2) Will I come tonight? (x2) (chorus)   I'll be watching you (x4)
6.
Standing in your bedroom Mirror on the wall Fingers sore and aching Chase that higher score Again, Again. Playing with your eyes closed Feet are far apart Denim, chains and leather Plastic toy guitar Again, Again. (chorus) DETHONATOR! Fucking unstoppable DETHONATOR! Never stop headbanging DETHONATOR! (x2) Hours slip by unnoticed Parents' calls unheard Feeling like a legend But just a fucking nerd Pretend, Again. Now you've hit the jackpot, Aren’t you wanting more? Why not go for real, And fuck that higher score? Again, Again (chorus) The strings will hurt your fingers Banging hurts your neck But how sweet now the debut gig Playing to your friends Just your friends, your fucking friends Shred your squealing solos Dream of going far Fight them on the beaches With your cheap guitar Bang your head, this place is dead (chorus x2)
7.
Morbid Skies 04:25
The pages are turning The writing will bring us down (down) The cities are burning But whose god is looking down? (down) Do we go to meet our maker? Will we walk into the light? Are we born into the conflict? Are we all condemned to fight? (chorus) All shall end under morbid skies On Judgement Day when the burning shall rise Four Horsemen, False Prophet The Great Beast and Satan's hand (hand) A tired old story We pray now to understand (stand) East and West, eternal hatred Conflict from the dawn of time Do we know the will of Allah? Can we know the mind of Christ? (chorus) All shall end under morbid skies On Judgement Day when the burning shall rise Towers fall, the oceans rise The words of man are dividing the sides (chorus)
8.
Demons! Eyes ever watching you Lies, you will play the fool Life's made to be consumed Demons feeding Seek, evil you will find Bow to the blackest mind Now till the end of time, Mankind bleeding When you kneel and pray You will hear them say Welcome to the end of the world (x4) Demons! Take power that they sell Wake in eternal hell Shake in your twisted shell Demons breathing Die, bodies pile up higher Cry as the sky bleeds fire Why do they never tire Of our grieving? Burning at the stake We hear the people say Welcome to the end of the world (x4) Demons! Hear the demons coming, immortal beasts Tearing at the continents to make their feasts Armies eaten, cities burning down Bodies of your loved ones scattered on the ground World in battle, cry of war Triumph of the demon skull nailed through the door Choke on the violence, in bodies you will drown Your death with go unnoticed as they hunt your children down As we fade away We hear the demon say Welcome to the end of the world (x4)
9.
The lessons have been taught but truth remains unknown Within this garden now I find myself alone My mind recoiling from the way that lies ahead A fearful sacrifice when tears and blood are shed Spare me this pain The darkest hours of night are just before the dawn For them to know the truth they first will have to mourn Spare me this pain (x2) The traitor comes to greet me, betrayal with a kiss He will know guilt before the end The guardsmen come to take me, in armoured ranks they come To drag me to the councilmen Messiah, holy man Judea, holy land Yeshua will be condemned This is my cross to bear No other way, this is my cross to bear The sword of Simon Peter cuts through both flesh and steel Before the day breaks he’ll deny me (deny me) The elders are divided, corruption wins the hour Before the night they’ll crucify me (crucify me) Messiah, holy man Judea, holy land Yeshua will be condemned This is my cross to bear No other way, this is my cross to bear (x3) What would you all have me do? What (crucify!) would you (crucify!) all have (crucify!) me do? (crucify!) What (crucify!) would you (crucify!) all have (crucify!) me do? (crucify!) Purify your sins with scourging Liar king, now wear your crown Through the streets you drag your burden On, to The Place Of The Skull In The Place Of The Skull (x2) It is finished, they know not what they do It is accomplished, they know not what they do Here, in The Place Of The Skull, he was crucified for blasphemy and treason alongside common thieves and murderers The sky itself turned black and the temple curtains tore in two There, from The Place Of The Skull, they took the broken and mutilated bodies down for burial And, on the third day of rest, the stone rolls back…

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"Nothing short of amazing...Dethonator's debut firmly plants them on the map for the metal world to take notice." 9/10
Metal Observer

"A fresh and dynamic take on thrash, putting melodies and vocal ideas first, which again, is a defining element of thrash from this territory. With a proper new album coming in 2017, Dethonator may end up being the last U.K. thrash band standing." 8/10
Dead Rhetoric

CD includes 12 page booklet.
Issued by Killer Metal Records 2017

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released February 24, 2017

Tris Lineker - Vocals and Guitars
Henry Brooks - Guitars, violin
Adz Lineker - Bass Guitar, Dethvox and Cello
Drums - Tommy Castleman


Mixed and Mastered by Chris Brookes
Recorded and produced by T. Lineker & J. Burton
Cover Artwork by King Zog
Skull Plunger Logo by Chris Jennings
Design and Layout by Marek Ptys Jastrzebski
Released by Killer Metal Records (DE)

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Dethonator London, UK

Melodic, Proggy, Thrashy, Epic Heavy Metal band based in London, UK.

Est. 2009

Sounds like Rob Halford flying a Spitfire made of Maiden t-shirts to a Metallica concert.

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