Dawn Ray'd - The Unlawful Assembly
Autumn 2017 sees Dawn Ray'd return with their first full length LP and second ever release, The Unlawful Assembly. Pitching a more spiteful and malevolent anger against a new found triumph of melody and blasts, Dawn Ray'd delve deeper into the world 'A Thorn, A Blight' revealed to us. The record is divided into two parts, The Wild Service and The Wild Magic; it is equal parts malice and spite, and ethereallity and exultation. From the clean singing of 'A Litany To Cowards' to the thrashing pace of 'Emptiness Beneath The Great Emptiness', The Unlawful Assembly is a multi-pronged attack, but with one consistent message, inaction is not an option.
This is a 10-song strong call to arms, these are battle hymns for the coming class war.
Press for The Unlawful Assembly:
“The Unlawful Assembly is one of 2017's finest extreme metal recordings." - Noisey
"With their unique, evocative take on the genre’s tropes and outspoken anti-fascist stance, Dawn Ray’d are arguably the most refreshing and important black metal band around today." - Terrorizer
"I have little hesitation in declaring The Unlawful Assembly to be one of the best Black Metal albums of the year." - No Clean Singing
“It’s the kind of record that renews my hope and faith in metal" - The Quietus
“The best black metal album I have ever heard. This album is truly wonderful." - Glacially Musical
"It has always been the role of working-class folk music to speak the truth to power and Dawn Ray’d have by turns incorporated that tradition into contemporary black metal, flipping a genre long associated with the far-right on its head, red hot, weaponised and ready to take on the oppressors." Astral Noize UK
10/10 - "With The Unlawful Assembly, Dawn Ray’d have created a truly memorable, modern, classic record.” - Noizze