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Damn The Light

by Possessor

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shedoverheels
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shedoverheels This is a masterpiece of modern British metal... it's presence in my collection is making all the other records slightly scared of what it might do the minute my back is turned... FFO: Kyuss, Cathedral, early-period Sepultura, and Jim Martin/FNM
Mighty Matt
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Mighty Matt Like Cathedral filtered through a filthy dungeon then abandoned in Chislehurst Caves where it mates with Ingrid Pitt before unleashing a mighty handsome hairy beast upon an unsuspecting world. Favorite track: Coffin Fit.
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kapman I can't believe I just discovered Possessor. And I've just spent all day practically listening to their whole discog. Possessor is brilliant, and this album is an absolute testament to that. It riffs hard. And just when you think it can't possibly riff harder, it tears your face off. Favorite track: The Strangeness.
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jellobiafra This shit is crazy! I love it!
slayer23
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slayer23 My favorite release of 2020. Highly Anticipated and exceeded all expectations. This album will rip you apart. Buy it! @rvametaldad on instagram. Keep Music Alive.
Favorite track: Bloodsuckers.
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1.
Bloodsuckers 04:47
A weathered hand, a plume of smoke, a lash from a crone, I’m caught between the heavy realms of all paths leading down With morbid tones the undead dethroned Bloodsuckers under the blood red moon Bloodsuckers immortal and black winged Dreams shake the trees, I’m wide awake in the grip of fear, howling rhymes when she’s gone she’s gone from here in needless fright, you will leave here as you came, glassy eyed…prepare the full moon death patrol Tearing at the flesh Bloodsucker A weathered hand, a plume of smoke, a lash from a crone, I’m caught between the heavy realms of all paths leading down
2.
Coffin Fit 04:54
A royal grimness a call to arms, call off the dogs they’ll take you DoWn Do people still live this? As the moon hangs low, cover your tracks and place your bets.…Crawling master, salacious moan, three weeks after she came home... A royal grimness a call to arms. Just say your prayers as they take you down… And you still dream of this poison veil, drink it down deep and place your bets Crawling master, salacious moan, three weeks after she came home... Calling all spirits heading this way, is nothing sacred and what did they say? Keep them at arm’s length and they stay away, is nothing sacred and what did they say? What happens in hell stays in hell, feed them your flesh or hand them your soul, deny the night and carve a new day, is nothing sacred and what did they say? Hang from your feet like a bat in a cave, go home dead and wake in the day Lacking in iron your blood is like clay, nothing sacred and what did they say?
3.
Venomous, soul reaper in the ground Master of torment with grave desecrated, evil flies free Forward into ink black night Misguided by voices that destroy Desecrate the grave of the Beast Drunk on bloodlust, driven by the cries no longer at rest on blood he will feast He's on…he’s on your tracks, There’s no escape when awake He will visit, in the night He will never stops, until he takes your life Drunk on bloodlust, driven by the cries No longer at rest on blood he will feast One by one, suffer visitations Each in turn, pay for desecration. One - hanging by a rope Two - up in smoke Three - lethal overdose Four - annihilation
4.
Doomed smiles of blood drenched mayhem spread across your broken lips Die just this once and they will dig you a grave In the desert, the sky or the hills above You are the night I hear The Strangeness, I hear them cry. I hear The Strangeness, they came from the sky. No room for them who show no mercy on this night Diabolical ones who will lock you in their stare In the desert, the sky or the hills above You are in sight High speed and unknown by man they circle once then land Claws in the fog and the strongest smell of blood In the desert, the sky or the hills above You are the night I hear The Strangeness, I hear them cry. I hear The Strangeness, they came from the sky. Don’t walk through the hills alone and avoid the night A flash of a light and your mind is theirs You are the deadliest of prey And you are in sight You are the night I hear The Strangeness, I hear them cry
5.
Razorback 04:50
His head is like his throne, trudging on to the dawn His head is like his throne and he is where he belongs Razorback Experiments with a gun, can’t take him down. Conjures up his shadow lurks in their tracks Razorback In his eyes they will die in no time, the beast he waits and he claws to the top RazorbacK
6.
I feel at home in the dark, an inferno of light burns my eyes, I’m not of this world and not of this time Fangs come out and you will Damn tHe light I need your blood to survive Damn the earth and damn the night I need your blood to survive Fangs come out and you will Damn the light I need to swoop down in the night, Red eyes burning, a monstrous sight. I’m not of this world and not of this time Fangs come out, you will damn the Light
7.
Fresh Hell 04:12
The wave of grief is rising high, I’ve unleashed unearthly power This is the age of the dead, but I am fire, a Demonic pyre What is this fresh hell? Is there any way home? what is this fresh hell? If I had the time to cast, a spell to let us all live on and roam the afterlife in search of the night We’d live in the shadows but then we’d start to rise What is this fresh hell? Is there any way home? What is this fresh hell?
8.
Confession 01:34
9.
Scalpel 05:07
My dreams keep you awake, compel me to kill thee Blindsided by the blood, my Vengeance is my…Pickaxe, my Nail gun my Chainsaw and my Scalpel Skies break and shake the ground like a mystic menace, as if mirrored by the sea, the meanest spirit of all descends upon your soul, capsized and outspoken blindsided by the blood, my Vengeance is my…Pickaxe, my Nail gun my Chainsaw and my Scalpel...
10.
Open the door to him, and he'll shatter all your bones, they say he lives at night by rivers close to home. Rises from the dust and puts evil thoughts inside your mind, but where will he take you when it's your turn to die? They go to Slaughter high. He built a fortress out of sawdust and bones. Then knocked it down to prove his spirit would live on. The place that leads to where the spirits and the souls run free, there is no GOD, NO DEVIL, only what you see. They go to Slaughter high. And he is coming. They go to Slaughter high. RETurn To SLAUGHTER High, and he is coming.

about

Hopped up on horror and forged in the fires of hell comes the raging new LP from the 3-headed proto-metal beast that is Possessor: DAMN THE LIGHT.

With ripping amps about to blow, a barrage of overdriven bass attack and pile-driver drums from beyond the grave, this mausoleum of riffs and madness will take your soul and wake the dead. 44 minutes of horror drenched metal, nine tales of mayhem and one vulgar ritualistic interlude await those brave enough to enter this twisted realm between life and death. Will you survive or will you succumb to The Strangeness?

Following shows with the likes of Conan, Black Moth and The Shrine, 2019’s album Gravelands cemented the London band’s reputation as a heavier-than-hell primitive force to be reckoned with. High praise printed in both Kerrang! and Zero Tolerance along with a swarm of worship online and the inclusion of the band on this year’s Desertfest lineup, Possessor returned to Bear Bites Horse Studio in 2020 to shake the foundations to the ground once more.

Written entirely from the band’s homes during the Covid-19 lockdown shituation and only rehearsed via phone videos and voice messages, this chapter of the band’s career could easily have backfired but the forces of evil were on their side, providing a savage, malevolent power. More concise, complex and epic than previous albums, DAMN THE LIGHT is doused in a refreshed and refined energy, thanks in no small part to the introduction of new drummer extraordinaire Nathan Perrier (11Paranoias, Satan’s Wrath, Capricorns) into the witch’s cauldron.

An almost psychic bond was formed immediately and the creation of the band’s most powerful album yet happened in a matter of months. What awaits you is a bad-ass, trail-blazing, corpse embracing powerhouse of true metal that will kill your ears and remind you that some bands just cannot be categorized.

Housed in a mind blowing piece of original art from Quebec legend Alexander Goulet and released once again through the illustrious APF Records, this Halloween they prepare to set pulses racing once again with their new full length slice of terror: DAMN THE LIGHT!

credits

released October 30, 2020

Written and deranged by Possessor.
(Except intro to Bloodsuckers written by John Cacavas, RIP.)
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse Studio, summer 2020.
Guest appearances from LB, CB, NM and SS.
Artwork and layout by Alexandre Goulet.
Possessor logo by Sofia Hericson.

Thanks to friends and family.
Extra special thanks to Andrew Field and APF Records.

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Possessor London, UK

Graham Bywater

Ollie Isaac

Nathan Perrier

APF Records


"The London trio turn Hammer House of Horror into a rockin' fraternity; A thrash boogie for the macabre".
(Metal Feed Machine)

"It's a sonic smog of seventies and current classic metal".
(Ringmaster review)

"Possessor kick expectations down a ravine. Oozing sweat, sex and handshakes with Satan".
(Heavy Planet album of 2014)
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