Black Dawn

by Amattr

supported by
subscribers:
/
  • Immediate download of 8-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more). Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

     name your price

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
05:25
5.
6.
7.
8.

about

Forged from wood and sound as the leaves were turning, Amattr is the brainchild of the guitarist known simply as Vidarr the Terrible. He made a New Years Resolution to make an album by the end of the year. After failing at writing more material for a Hard Rock or Power Metal album, Vidarr turned to his new favorite genre: Stoner Metal.

Drawing on his grassroots influences of Led Zeppelin and Early Black Sabbath and new influences from The Sword, Fu Manchu, and other various Stoner and Doom bands, Vidarr is creating a fusion of blues rock and metal as seen in the emerging Stoner Metal genre.

Black Dawn will be the first example of this. Vidarr is a heavy believer in telling a story through music, and will draw you in to the Post-Apocalyptic world of Black Dawn following Amattr as he tries to make it to the only sliver of civilization left west of the Rocky Mountains.

credits

released 20 April 2012

Musical Credits All tracks written and recorded by Amattr, Winter 2011/2012

Vidarr the Terrible- Guitars, vocals, bass
Bikkja- Vocals
Jonathan Wade- guest vocals (tracks 2, 5, 6, 8), guest guitar solo (track 5), drum programming, orchestra
Jesse Walters- guest guitar solo (track 7)

Produced, Mixed, and Mastered at Pestilent Path productions by Jonathan Wade.

tags

license

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Amattr Portland, Oregon

Forged from wood and sound as the leaves were turning, Amattr is the brainchild of the guitarist known simply as Vidarr the Terrible. He made a New Years Resolution to make an album by the end of the year. After failing at writing more material for a Hard Rock or Power Metal album, Vidarr turned to his new favorite genre: Stoner Metal. ... more

contact / help

Contact Amattr

Download help

Redeem download codes

Track Name: Fire in the Sky
They rise from the graves
And they hunt for the weak
The old and the dumb
Are the first that they seek
But the wise form communities
And fight for their lives
The rest are gonna die

Fire in the sky
Are we gonna die
No reason why
Justifiable Suicide

Suicide is for the weak
And we've lost our chance
To run to the hills
Travel south past the Oregon creeks.
To escape the risen dead

The armies of the world
Are no match for the dead
If you get one bite
You get shot in the head
Cause the undead turning happens with haste
And the people of the world are laid to waste

Fire in the sky
The dead are gonna die
No reason why
Justifiable suicide

Suicide is for the weak
And we've lost our chance to run to the hills
We must ride south past the Oregon creeks.
To escape the risen dead


A few men have taken a solemn vow
An impossible quest, these men have been endowed
There is no safety or chance of rescue
But theyll be given a dangerous view!
Track Name: Kingdom on the Run
We're what you call pirates of the end time
To punish humans for their crime
Our god was meant to kill you all
So to this world we've been installed

We'll destroy all of society
Burn every refuge of humanity
So when you see our black flag on the edge of your view
Just lay down and die there's nothing better for you to do

The virus came from up on high
Humanity ignored the warning signs
Your greed and lust were mortal sins
And now Earth burns as Ryleth grins

We'll destroy all of society
Burn every refuge of humanity
So when you see our black flag on the edge of your view
Just lay down and die there's nothing better for you to do

your friends are weak they cannot fight
unlike the saying right makes might
your scouts not warriors so give up now
but keep walking south there's nothing to be found

Listen! I am the king of this convoy
A vagabond society on the run from the law
Sent by our god to fufill his plan
You cannot stop this caravan

Portland will soon be no more
So give up your foolish pursuit
The city you've heard in the surivors lore
Was all just to pacify you

Amattr...you are the chosen one
Go down past the plains and through the shelly creek canyon
There you will fight them for your final kill
This is your life though it seems unreal
Track Name: Oregon Steppes
I ride, northern wind fill my sails
There's a place I've only heard in tales
A forest land of women, wine, and war
A land worthy to have me fighting for

And as I press on feeling alone
Tired hungry what does it show

My legs grow weak, my stomach is only dust
Shelter I seek from this storm of rock and rust
I'm on my own now, can't tell which way is north
But through my sheer power of will I will drive forth

And as I press on feeling alone
Tired hungry what does it show
Death chases me to the grave
But I shout back "not today"
Track Name: Drengrheim
Four young men with nothing left to live for
To defending this land they are forsworn
Lost everything they ever knew on Z-day
Surrendered themselves to the warriors way

Join us Amattr and let go
Of all your worries and fears
To adventure high and low
And discover new frontiers

Training to ride the plains and for eventual combat
We make our way for the Radiers' flat
Off the beaten path in Cottage Grove is where it lie
My new home and brotherhood in Drengrheim

Join us Amattr and let go
Of all your worries and fears
To adventure high and low
And discover new frontiers
Track Name: Raider's Revenge
Don't be mistaken we can't be defeated
Your ego and ignorance will be your fall
Burning down Portland and Salem and Drengrheim
Won't stop till we've ended it all

We are the pirates of Ryleth's command
And we will be the kings of this land
And then we'll end all of your species
Just like the prophets have planned

I am Amattr the last son of Portland of old
Survived your most vicious attack and yet here I still stand

You have our respect you've learned our ways fast
But you will not win the battle
The Drengr are dead and you're all alone
But why are you still so hostile

I am Amattr the last son of Portland of old
Survived your most vicious attack and yet here I still stand

Maybe we'll take you for one of our own
And make you a zombified slave
Spending your days burning Redwood Republics
And eating the flesh of your race

Don't be mistaken we can't be defeated
Your ego and ignorance will be your fall
Burning down Portland and Salem and Drengrheim
Won't stop till we've ended it all

There is yet still a hope of a city that lies to the south
But blood fills my eyes and I will not survive this
Track Name: Valkyries Ride
My dark eyes see through the heavenly sunlight
A horde of Odin's ravens in flight
Sent to carry on the souls of the damned
While some angels take good to the lands

Angels of Asgaard
Carry me home
To die by the sword
With blood on my hands

Valkyries Ride, take me to Asgaard
To join the sacred warriors of Thor
But I continue my southward ride
I'll put my dreams of dying aside

Hope is not lost
you have almost reached your goal
You must walk
Through the valleys of rock and rust
Son of Portland of old, you are conquerer
Amattr we will win brother of the gods.


Valkyries Ride, take me when I die
It's in your arms I do confide
The battle is over, from the fight I've run
No honor in being the last horseman
Track Name: Shelly Creek Ridge
This land is my prison, I cannot escape
Wandering these mountains should not be my fate
Death awaits me in my sleep
But a fight awaits me at the end of this heat

And as I press on feeling alone
Tired hungry what does it show?
Death chases me to the grave
but I shout back not today

I await the next crest with hope in my eyes
This mountain highway is what I despise
A dusty broken road is my only direction
my journey closes as my vision blackens

A warrior's death, not one to regret
But I want to make them pay their debt
And as I fall and say my last farewell
I'll lead the pirates to the gates of hell

Blood pools around my feet
Death, the smell fills the air
Victory is in my grasp
The king takes his last breath
Track Name: Redwood Republic
The dead rose and killed most of humanity
The war was short, but ended in mutual defeat
This lost society, rebuilt in total safety
Rose from the ashes and northwestern refugees

In this forest lies my destiny
This post apocalyptic society
I will defend her until death
Forest landscape fill my eyes
Great Redwood Republic Rise
Until then I will not rest

Rise, douglas flag and rise Cascadia
Unite our lands of the apocalyptic era
From the Alaskan South to Californian seas
From the pacific to the rockies in the east!