Dungeon Crawler

by Rhinoceros Beetle

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1.
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
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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
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Predators II 03:44
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
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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. 01100100 01101111 01101111 01101101 00001101 00001010 01100100 01101111 01101111 01101101 00001101 00001010 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. 01100100 01101111 01101111 01101101 00001101 00001010 Behold! The Doppelgänger Music & Lyrics ©Rhinoceros Beetle
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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
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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
7.
Defiler 02:54
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
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Soundtrack Through the Creep Music & Lyrics ©Rhinoceros Beetle
9.
Fine Gnosis 04:45
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

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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 October 20, 2012

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