Dust Monument

by Sonora Ritual

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An Awe Inspiring Mountain Of An Album With A Saga Told In
Soul-Soaring Riffs
And Sublime Rhyme.
See You In The Valleys Beyond My Friend...

Favorite track: Gates of Oblivion.
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Stephanie Cline I bought Worship The Sun first and was so blown away I had to get this one too. It is just as amazing..from start to finish..every song has this incredible haunting, melodic and Rocking sound I have never heard before..the vocals are some of the best I have ever heard. I am addicted to this band Favorite track: Gates of Oblivion.
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"Dust Monument" tells the story of the vast kingdom that has fallen into a dark age, immersed in entire blackness, threatened by evil powers and disease. There is only one tiny bit of hope left.

The hermit is being chosen as the one to manifest the legend of an ancient sacred massif assumed to hold preternatural powers within. Leaving his colony behind he makes his way through the endless realm to prevent this world to decay. Being distracted on his journey by numerous difficulties such as rough terrain, enemies, mind bending voices during sandstorms and illusive visions his quest seems to be cursed with disbelief and failure.

There is a point of no return forcing him to question the elder's words and giving up the myth, himself and the empire. Suddenly the ground begins to tear...


Music, lyrics, recording and mixing by Sonora Ritual.
Cover artwork by Evergloom Arts | facebook.com/evergloomarts

special thanks to: our friends and families / all the inspiring artists out there / YOU for listening to this record.

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released September 3, 2016


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Sonora Ritual is a band with different influences and styles of heavy music. No grandiose adjectives that describe the sound of these guys. It's up to you, to make your own opinion.

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Track Name: Departure
as the last ray's descended
the stars affect the time
while dawn hides the leaving
the doubt's about to die

to pass over the threshold
to leap into dark
guided by the wind's call
toward a mountain tall


disbelief has been torn
yearning for the vertex spell
returning now is forlorn
no more time left to dwell
Track Name: Barchan
innominate sounds
tight above the ground
aeolian words
from shapes foreign on earth
inscrutable need
to discover the origin
of this cryptic roar
so perfect and pure

the void begins to fade
where once suspense reigned
the haze is pervaded
forget the lost decades


forget the lost decades
the void begins to fade
forget the lost decades
reaching the sacred gates
Track Name: Gates of Oblivion
adrift into
this dusty land
provided by our mother
born of dry sand

floating on
colored fields
evoked from
the essence of my being

try to divine
the inmost call
sacrifice my soul
to the highest power of all

I'll be the world
I'll be the sun
when I've passed
the gates of oblivion


neither thoughts nor memories
from the past that's been known
losing sight of what has been
to oblivion inwardly grown

Track Name: Formation
veiled in an asperatus cloak
soared from the earth's undetected soul
shaped from an deafening crush
it came with the wind forever settled in the dust

detritus swallows the gleam
storms of creation set in
chthonic heritage revealed
from legend to eternity
Track Name: Dust Monument
a deceptive calm
as forces of nature call
my name from afar

the temple has soared
melted with the orbs
foretold by sanity choirs
this world's remains are yours

this aura dissolves my bones
while debris has formed a throne
monument of dust has grown
my spirit has come home

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