Olde One Ascending

by Vokonis

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1.
Olde One 08:06
He will rise, you will fall Olde One rising, stand your ground Desert dweller, evil actions Olde One rising, Rise for them Olde One Dead Sun Olde One In our Astral mind In this Cave, ashes rise Bound by blood, foul taint Carve the heart, poisoned well Olde One rising, Rise for them Olde One In the sky, lies and rage, in the sky fire in face. In this cave, blood is falling In this cave, blood is calling With our chanting, we are calling With our chanting, calling for you Olde One follows, into this cave, Olde One follows into this grave (Solo) Olde One follows, into this cave, Olde One follows into this grave
2.
Helpless, constellations Serpents, infesting your mind Reapers, flaying the masses Preachers, Preying on the pure The Serpent's Alive We will never die The Serpent's Alive We will never die Searching, for the answer Anxious, We are failing Summon, Serpent’s presence Falling, in a shrouded mist The Serpent's Alive Valley, of death and pest Sirens, charming nest Restless, bloody ritual Vortex, vortex of the flesh The Serpent's Alive, We will never die, The Serpent's Alive, ALIVE
3.
Acid Pilgrim 06:54
Kneel for him, the Olde one's arriving Pray for him, the Olde one's ascending Prepare the feast, tell his story Acid Pilgrim, fight for glory Acid Pilgrim, Ride for Orion Acid Pilgrim, Fight into Oblivion Acid Pilgrim, Stalk the Horizons Acid Pilgrim, Come Home Raise your fists, desert nomad Hear our chanter, provide for the ascension Kill your enemy, give us redemption Acid Pilgrim, fight for glory Acid Pilgrim, Ride for Orion Acid Pilgrim, Fight into Oblivion Acid Pilgrim, Stalk the Horizons Acid Pilgrim, Come Home (Solo) Acid Pilgrim, Come Home
4.
Shroomblade 08:33
Come together, for the ritual Acid sky, find the blade Shroomblade From the grave Shroomblade From the grave Our people, forged in darkness Swallows fire, darkest void Shroomblade From the grave Shroomblade From the grave (Solo) This red forest, found by menace Holy grove, Spores galore. Shroomblade From the grave Shroomblade From the grave
5.
Fall for your king Fear his searing wrath Feel him gazing Piercing fazing Die for your king Holy knight arriving Desecration of your mind Standing on Holy ground King Vokonis Plague King Vokonis Plague King Vokonis Plague King Vokonis Plague Clad in iron Blackened bed of darkened prey Passing on, through the gate Standing on holy ground. King Vokonis Plague King Vokonis Plague King Vokonis Plague King Vokonis Plague From the Grave Back again Haunting you In your tomb Plaguerat, Everlasting Plaguerat Rising from Darkest pit Grasping your Broken mind (SOLO) Plaguerat, Everlasting Plaguerat
6.
Ashen Rider, Sharpen your spear Fire Warrior, Fight your fear Oblivion, an evolution Cry out, for revolution Hazmat, The Ashen Rider Hazmat, The World Collider Hazmat, Drain the blood for new ascensions Hazmat, End the world Fight with fire, drain the blood Absolution, resist the test Wasteland fighter, scale the cliff Ashen rider, bound by blood Hazmat, The Ashen Rider Hazmat, The World Collider Hazmat, Drain the blood for new ascensions Hazmat, End the world (Bridge) Tainted spectre, Risen orb Flashing lights, Claws in eyes Wings of darkness, in the sky, Ashen rider, Your task is done. Hazmat, The Ashen Rider Hazmat, The World Collider Hazmat, Drain the blood for new ascensions Hazmat, End the world
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about

Awards

Ranked 6 out of 20 at The Obelisk for Top 20 Debuts of 2016
theobelisk.net/obelisk/2016/12/15/2016-top-20-debuts/

Ranked 26 out of 30 at Doomed & Stoned 30 albums of 2016
doomedandstoned.com/post/155251355593/30albums

Best of Doom releases 2016 at No Clean Singing
www.nocleansinging.com/2016/12/29/listmania-2016-a-list-of-favorite-doom-releases-from-grant-skelton/

Doom Charts

Best of 2016, 10th out of 50: doomcharts.com/2016/12/31/best-of-2016/

June, 6th place out of 25: doomcharts.com/2016/06/10/the-doom-charts-for-june-2016/

July, 3rd place out of 25: doomcharts.com/2016/07/11/the-doomcharts-for-july-2016/

August, 12th place out of 25: doomcharts.com/2016/08/10/doom-charts-for-august-2016/

REVIEWS.

Doomed & Stoned review, written by Billy Goate.

"If you do find yourself investing 50 minutes in this one, you just might agree that what we have on our hands is a new classic for our time. Even if you don’t get as excited as I did on the initial run through, I’m positive you will be rewarded by repeated listens."

Full review: doomedandstoned.com/post/145349073168/vokonis

The Obelisk review, written by JJ Koczan

"Through all of this, Vokonis reinforces their argument of what “heavy,” as a sonic concept, is all about, and they bring a sense of freshness and purity of intent to back them up that makes it difficult to find a counterpoint. Maybe it is time everybody just riffed out."

Full review:
theobelisk.net/obelisk/2016/05/18/vokonis-olde-one-ascending-review/

Close-Up Magazine review, written by Alex Risberg.

8/10

Outlaws Of The Sun review, written by Niels Fuzz

"I’m floored, and it’s hard to stay objective when listening to someone honing the greats in such a cool and comprehensive way. Vokonis excel in what they do and could prove to be the torch-bearers confirming that worshipping the riff and paying homage to past masters never grow old or out of relevance. It is with peace of mind that I can greet King Vokonis and welcome him as the new heir to the stoner doom throne, where he surely will sit alongside the other greats in the metal realm on judgement day at the dusk of 2016. Stellar job guys!"

Full review: outlawsofthesun.blogspot.se/2016/05/vokonis-olde-one-ascending-album-review.html

More Fuzz review, written by Mrs. Dopey

"Man, this album is great and it gets better and better every time you listen to it."

Full review: morefuzz.net/reviews/vokonis-olde-one-ascending/

Stoner Hive review, written by JK

"A power trio in every sense of that word. Powerful. Heavy. Doom. Stoner. Metal. All of it applies to a maximum and all of them fall short in telling the real story of Vokonis. For that you will have to experience the full force of the six amazing tracks on their debut effort called Olde One Ascending. They dipped deep into the pool of Iommi and drank heavily of everything Sabbath and Sleep while clashing their cups which are filled to the brim with majestic riffs and exalted repetition with fellow countrymen Monolord. 4/5"

Full review: stonerhive.blogspot.se/2016/05/vokonis-olde-one-ascending.html

Heavy Planet review, by Pete

"The six songs on offer here fly by in an instant, but the whole record leaves you with your fists clenched, and a feeling that what you’ve just listened to was just about as heavy as it gets (and just in case you didn’t realise the name of this blog, that’s how we like things around here!). Olde One Ascending is an excellent heavy record and if your speakers can take it, get a hold of a copy now!"

Full review: www.heavyplanet.net/2016/06/lp-review-olde-one-ascending-by-vokonis.html

Slavestate Magazine review, written by Magnus Tannergren

"Helt klart en platta som kvalificerar sig in på årets topp tio."

4/5

Full review: www.slavestate.se?e=3230

Doomspeakers review, written by Will

"Olde One Ascending makes great use of macabre Lovecraftian imagery to create ritual and mystery. Lovecraft has become a bit of a go-to for doom metal these days, and what sets the band apart is their willingness to occasionally break this deadly-serious atmosphere and just play some bad-ass stoner jams. Their marriage of doom and space/stoner make their music broadly appealing, and the band has a dark, doomy future ahead of them."

Full review: www.doomspeakers.com/review-vokonis/

Desert Psychlist review, written by FDJ

"There is no hiding from the fact that Vokonis owe a huge debt to the monolithic grooves of both Sabbath and Sleep, taking the dark riff heavy desert/doom of the former and mixing it with the more traditional hard rock/metal of the latter, but they twist and weave these elements into a sonic tapestry that is completely and wholly their own."

Full review: stonerking1.blogspot.se/2016/05/vokonis-olde-one-ascending-review.html?m=1

Getmetal.com review, written by Graneklev

"Det är klart att andra band tidigare har försökt sig på att ge sig på grunderna med ett eget tänk men det är långt ifrån alla som lyckas. Vill man rota bland rötterna i metal eller hårdrock så når man i slutändan till ovannämnda Black Sabbath, så det är inget enkelt man ger sig in på. Men i min mening gör man det mer bravur och detta är ett band som jag tänker följa noggrant framöver."

4/5

Full review: www.getmetal.com?p=18408

Daredevil Records review, written by JB

"VOKONIS entstand aus der Asche von dem im Stoner Rock Bereich relativ gut bekannten Creedsmen Arise. Nun also der Neustart mit viel Wucht und musikalischer Klasse. Das Debüt Album glänzt gleichmal mit einem unglaublich gutem Artwork. Sehr detailverliebt das Ganze! Die Musik hat mehr alte Black Sabbath, Sleep und langsame Mastodon Einflüsse als viele andere aktuelle Stoner Rock Bands und besitzt unheimlich viel Energie und Kraft.

Musik: 8/10 Sound: 8/10"

Full review: www.daredevilrecords.de/Reviews

credits

released May 25, 2016

ALBUM INFO

Simon Ohlsson - Guitar, Vocals
Emil Larsson - Drums
Jonte Johansson - Bass, Backing Vocals

Recorded at Bastard Sounds Studios in February 2016.
Mixed and mastered by Fredrik Jordanius.

2018 version

Artwork and logo by Kyrre Bjurling.
Released by Ripple Music.

2016 version

Artwork by Tessa Najjar.
Vokonis logo by Dominic Sohor.

Released by Ozium Records, Oziumrecords.com

Thanks to all of our friends and family.

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