Liverpool-based black metal trio, DAWN RAY’D, have announced a limited edition version of their latest album, Behold Sedition Plainsong to benefit Refugee Rescue charity. The red and black variant is limited to 100 copies and will be made available via Bandcamp only, this Friday, June 5; on that day, Bandcamp will waive their fees for all artists, meaning the maximum amount of money can be donated to Refugee Rescue.
The band commented:
“While Covid-19 has presented plenty of new challenges, there are ongoing struggles that are also exacerbated by the pandemic, one of which is helping people cross borders to safety. We will also be donating all proceeds from merch sales on Friday to support bail funds in the U.S. Support Refugee Rescue, support Black Lives, no human is illegal!”
Further explanation is provided in the video below.
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤 𝑢𝑝 𝑡𝑜 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑈𝑛𝑙𝑎𝑤𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝐴𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑙𝑦, 𝐵𝑒ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑑 𝑆𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑃𝑙𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑟𝑚𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 𝑝𝑜𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑦𝑠𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒.
Opening the album with evocative album intro, Raise The Flails, its rallying cry – ‘It’s time for new tales of resistance’ – sets the tone of the rest of the album. Behold Sedition Plainsong comprises of 11 tracks of what will surely become their trademark sound: pure black metal, shot through with sonic flecks of traditional folk. Each song is an emotional response to a political struggle, with a clear focus on ecological destruction and anti-capitalism.
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