Dungeon Crawler

by Rhinoceros Beetle

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Rhinoceros Beetle is back with their first full length album Dungeon Crawler. Once again, the duo makes MIDI magick, pulling influence from dance, metal, and noise rock, as well as their love of video games and science fiction.

Dungeon Crawler moves you through an electronic soundscape, which is every bit intense as it is danceable. Lost in a fantasy world of brash beats and epic battles, you'll find yourself being dragged to an alternate universe where unimaginable creatures and people exist. Tales of maniacal robots, evil dragons, and monstrous man-eating kings are accompanied by a flurry of beats and a non-stop onslaught of synth wizardry.

Dungeon Crawler is dark. Dungeon Crawler is dancy. Dungeon Crawler will keep you spellbound from start to finish.

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released 20 October 2012

2012©Rhinoceros Beetle

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Track Name: Horrible Horrors [Explicit]
The storm has shift
we're set adrift.
Our minds are left to play
and I said hey hey hey
whats blown our way,
I am the captain of this vessel.
Our raft it wrestles with the tide.
Our lives the rest and we confide
and realize with saddened eyes
we'll never see the land again.

Beating to windward.
Trudged on in irons.
Our centre of effort.
Capsized, forgotten.

A black night, a sea dragon
with scales like sapphire
and eyes of gold.
I knew better, but god dammit.
I'd rather die then go home empty handed.

My dear friends I apologized
while looking for the serpent
I have seemed to bring us
to our watery doom.
He loomed with a brackish soul,
he cracked the hull,
I need to know under whose control
is this sentinel under.
My greed has sunk the ship,
the mast has snapped,
the jigs have slipped,
the sails have ripped,
the rum we sipped
we're at the bottom of the barrel.
And in these perils
with my salted eyes
where the oceans meet the endless sky.
Call me crazy,
but I think I've seen a castle.

Horrible Horrors Music & Lyrics ©Rhinoceros Beetle
Track Name: Death Come Daggerfall
Tell us that you want it
tell us that you need it.
Synthesizers are so sexy
tell us that you feel it,
that you feel it
tell us that you feel it,
that you feel it
tell us.
Tell us that you want it
tell us that you need it.
Synthesizers are so sexy
tell us that you feel it,
that you feel it
tell us that you feel it,
that you feel it
tell us.

Stop there, move nothing.
I can see where you are,
but I can't see you coming.
So listen to me tremble,
curse the air curse the ground
where you stand and assemble.
A killer for more or less,
with the crimson sword of murder
and a vile filled with death.
A lunge for your body,
a plunge with my dagger
and your lungs will fill with blood
while the room fills with laughter.

And your lungs will fill with blood
while the room fills with laughter.
And your lungs will fill with blood
while the room fills with laughter.
And your lungs will fill with blood
while the room fills with laughter.
And your lungs will fill with blood.

Tell us that you want it
tell us that you need it.
Synthesizers are so sexy
tell us that you feel it,
that you feel it
tell us that you feel it,
that you feel it
tell us.
Tell us that you want it
tell us that you need it.
Synthesizers are so sexy
tell us that you feel it,
that you feel it
tell us that you feel it,
that you feel it
tell us.

I tiptoe,
you gaze into my eyes.
I sneak slow,
but you came with no surprise.
Your body's weak
mine shows no sign of breaking.
My grip is firm
it shows no sign of shaking.
This endless waltz
we've been dancing here all night.
My feet are sore
I think you're waiting for a fight.
Behind your back
I hold my trusty dagger.
No looking back
behold the final chapter.

Death Come Daggerfall Music & Lyrics ©Rhinoceros Beetle
Track Name: Predators II
A pointless future and a broken past
It grabs attention and it gets it fast
No subtle mystery or slight of tongue
The thought of death it has begun
They wage a war, inside our heads
A torn up thought, left for dead
We heed no warning instead we go
Bring your guns and bring your soul

In stagnant water, a blackened pool
Made of blood, of naive fools
They test their meddle yet not a chance
They set for battle let's not romance
A crimson mist tore through the sky
With primal rage and battle cry
Lacerations and lopped off heads
Should have listened to the mage he said
Should have listened to the mage he said

Your're hollow with your reasoning
You've come to find our demon king
The one with guilded bat-like wings
The one with poison blades that sting
They locked him in a crypt for years
To settle all the mortal fears
The seer to your darker side
The blackened one you choose to hide
Master of reality and materialized duality
You seek the septer from his hand
That hand will crush the spawn of man
So flee the land you come to see
You've yet to meet his hellish queen
One kiss from her hemlock lips
You'll never see the sun again
You'll never see the sun again
You'll never see the sun again

Predators II Music & Lyrics ©Rhinoceros Beetle
Track Name: Behold! The Doppelgänger
Because I'm actually you,
but you've yet to notice
the way that I sneak
and creep through the forest.
And know this you must,
never put trust in
old sages who place
power in numbers.

Don't listen to the numbers.

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We are
the oldest of oldest.
Forest ancients
who dwell on the hillsides.
We are
best friends with the soil.
Our god Cephei,
god of the sun.
Our armour bark
hardened like leather.
Our swords they're sharp
light as a feather.
My eyes are good,
my hearing is better.
Our foes they come
like a bull through the heather.

These twisted words they thrash
about my head I want to scream,
but my dual nature seems to
sing to me its all a dream.
My splintered spine it breaks
this time the weighted world it shakes up.
I've never seen this scene.
It seems to me its all a dream.

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Behold! The Doppelgänger Music & Lyrics ©Rhinoceros Beetle
Track Name: Mechanical Magicks
Mardock the mechanical magistrate
Made the morning moon
Set still in the southern sky…and slowly
Did he dominate…daringly
Yet three of the sisters are still alive

Artis the sister of sand and time
Beloved of her father, the next in line
To rule the sapphire throne, an icon to her home
Her task was laid in stone, she did not go alone

Talim the falconess of sea and sky
She wears a silver bores tooth and a beaver hide
Devoured devoutly by the demon dog Denoban
Alive in his belly she’ll wait so long

Lumus, a daughter of space and light
She dons a diamond dress when she plays with time
The crown of constellations upon her head
My past lays undone she often said

I called out for a friend
And the council they sent
Aid from the trees
All the help I need

A forest world begins
All their agents move in
Laying roots down underneath
Planting every single seed

Mardock burned with rage
He unlocked the dragon’s cage
And set upon the world, a hate that unfurled
Ablaze the fire storm, where Ragnarok was born

With the sentinels displaced
His summon leveled the place
But a bowman from afar
Pierced the dragon’s heart
The forest world rejoiced
For Mardock had no voice

Mechanical Magicks Music & Lyrics ©Rhinoceros Beetle
Track Name: Dinner Guests Taste the Best
We marched on through and through,
we trudged on though the jungle it grew.

Five days in the cavernous
crawling castle of King Cavendish.
He met our men not with sword,
but with wine and promised all
a magickal time.
We told them tales of serpents at sea,
of sultry sirens who sung songs so slowly.
Seven sisters with father in need.
Robotic men hellbent with greed.
They raised cups filled up with mead
and passed pipes filled with
magickal weeds.

Their men raised up,
their eyes emitting a terrible light.
The king bellowed.
He grew fangs what a terrible sight.
They attacked us,
those monstrous men hungry for flesh.
A few escaped though.
I bet those animals have eaten the rest.

Dinner Guests Taste the Best Music & Lyrics ©Rhinoceros Beetle
Track Name: Defiler
My spawning pool is here at last,
begin the search for vespene gas.
A parasite, my queen relax
I've done this many times before.
The life of duty conquer all.
My plans unfolding watch them crawl.

I creep through the dark
my eyes barely need to see 'em.
I dart, they shot, I killed the lot.
Damn I'm gonna eat 'em.
My scales are plate armoured mail,
my teeth are swords so fear them.

Defiler Music & Lyrics ©Rhinoceros Beetle
Track Name: Through the Creep
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Through the Creep Music & Lyrics ©Rhinoceros Beetle
Track Name: Fine Gnosis
Bring forth the gold
Our seven sisters have separated
Fate left us cold
Fate left us blind with hatred
Mourning our loss
Send sentinels of frost
Dawn will decree if our eyes
Face damnation

Gather your garb
Armour if you have it
Sword and your shield
Conjour up, prepare your magick
Our singing blades
Thousands we've slayed
Terror and hell is what
We will hand them

I've seen the waves, the moon
Tides are shifting
Wizards destress they're through
Magick slipping
End of the day
We've kept them at bay
our plan followed suit, but now
They've sent the dragon

Fine Gnosis Music & Lyrics ©Rhinoceros Beetle