Choke The River

by Death Valley Driver

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Choke The River was release April 5, 2011 on Diminished Fifth records. It spent an impressive 18 weeks on the Earshot Loud charts, peaking at #3.

PRESS AND HIGHLIGHTS:
Named one of the 'Top 10 Opening Acts In Canada This Summer' by Crave Online!

"everything here is built upon a foundation of pure, heavy grooves"
-Exclaim! Magazine

"If you dig southern influenced Metal with a nice dose of Rock, or if you miss Pantera or if you are a member of a Black Label Society chapter, than this band might be right up your alley"
-Cosmic Lava

"The grooves are just as heavy and infectious as any band you could name, while the sound is so grimy it would make Matt Pike want to go take a shower."
-MetalStorm

"Bringing together sludge metal with aspects of thrash and more heaviness"
-MusicNerd.ca

"If we could bottle Death Valley Driver’s swamp water/metal than we would have a generation of horn throwing, head banging, swamp water drinking, metal fans that understand good music is not about genre identification. It’s about giving bands the freedom to explore their sound and supporting them with raw energy and enthusiasm."
-WeLoveMetal.com

ABOUT:
Like it's namesake, Death Valley Driver will leave you with a sore neck and a few bruises. Since forming in 2008, they have become one of the hardest gigging metal bands on the Island. In that time, they have played all over the Maritimes. The five-piece has shared the stage with Metallica, Coheed & Cambria, Seether, Protest The Hero, Matt Mays, Misery Index, Obscura and many others.

They recently released their debut album "Choke The River" on Diminished Fifth Records. The album, engineered by Haywire's David Rashed, has gotten rave reviews and had charted nationally on several Loud charts on university radio, peaking so far at number 3.

Their song "Sleeping All December" is being used as the entrance music for Ring of Honor tag team The Briscoes and most recently Death Valley Driver was named by Craveonline as one of the top 10 Opening Acts in Canada This Summer for their opening performance for Metallica on Rock the Hill 2011.

Dan Hodgson - Vocals
Ryan P. Gallant - Drums
Ray Blacquiere - Guitar
Nick Doucette - Guitar
Ric Rumbolt - Bass

QUICK FACTS:

-Winner of the Clash of the Bands to open for METALLICA, COHEED & CAMBRIA, SEETHER, PROTEST THE HERO on the Hill in Halifax (2011)
-Winner of the Regional Q104 Battle of the bands to open for rock legend’s KISS (2008 PEI)
-Vocalist Dan Hodgson is also in the east coast metal band Gallactus
-The cover art was done by John Dohe and layout by John Sudbury
-The Guitar on the album was recorded by Trevor Richards and Ray Blacquiere
-The Album was recorded & engineered by David Rashed (Haywire)

For Fans of: Down, The Sword, Devildriver, Lamb of God

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DeathValleyDriverPEI
REVERBNATION: www.reverbnation.com/deathvalleydriver
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released April 5, 2011

Engineered, mixed and mastered by David Rashed

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Death Valley Driver Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Since forming in 2008, DVD have become one of the hardest gigging metal bands on the Island.
The five-piece has shared the stage with Metallica, Coheed & Cambria, Seether, Protest The Hero, Matt Mays, Misery Index, Obscura and many others.
They recently released their debut album "Choke The River" on Diminished Fifth Records.
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Track Name: Choke The River With Your Dead
Choke the River With Your Dead

We cleave this skull with fire
Worship the wolves with razors
Control the gods, none higher
When floods come cleanse, we’re reborn

(chorus)
Bound by chains of insects
Crippled by the ghosts
Choke the river with your dead
Until the tides come close
Shape the clay of your god
Frozen by his eyes
Choke the river with your dead
Flesh bone sacrifice

You taste the kiss of insects
The sweet embrace of failure
When liquid hooks dig deeper
The sting of Hell burns sweetly

(repeat chorus)

No one bleeds on their casket clothes
Or cries at the jester’s funeral
When birds of prey stop the feast
We bleed into the ocean
Sheep dreams of insect’s life
And crack a crooked smile
No one bleeds on their casket clothes
Or cries at the jester’s funeral
Track Name: Mothsblood
Mothsblood

Let’s burn this one more time on the assembly line
Dining on smoke and fever dreams for all my life
The pink smell and slave riot
Happiness drives you crazy
Breath in time, spit out words
The cold scalds your silver tongue

(chorus)
Strands of honey skin burning me whole
I’m burning with the streetlight prophet
Wings of the hunting crow crave me knives
I’m burning with the streetlight prophet

There were some days I thought I’d never pray for failure
The webs that stains my eyes see the thorns inside you
Can’t hear me, behold me, the dust shines so clear
Can’t hear me, behold me, the dust shines so clear

(repeat chorus)

Soon you will burn
Mothsblood, bullet’s path, cut the lines.
Track Name: Straight To Hell
Straight to Hell

When the chains that keep you grounded get linked by the hands of ghosts
Then you’ll learn that the God you’ve been serving is the one you hate the most

Chorus:
In here I turn the tide
Only time will tell
In here I serve my time
Straight to Hell

These changes are coming and the ballots have been cast
When I hear those boots stomping, then I’ll know my times has passed.

(repeat chorus)

Will I sink or am I swimming
All that certain is the loss
Bones and regrets line the highway
Clouds from nightmares blind my eyes
Track Name: Insect Dirge
Insect Dirge

Bleed earth on a shallow tomb
The blue sky burns by casket light
Bleeding backs build the palace walls
The crop grows fuel for insect dirge
Hogtied by the raven’s curls
I drag the rocks to insect’s crown
If I burn in these four walls
I’ll bury the ash with memories

(chorus)
Lost in the dust pile
A grain is replaced
Stabbed by the hours
Open the gate and nail me to the sky

Cursed to the nightmare
Living skin is turning pale
Crack the code of the tyrant’s rules from servant’s backs
I pull the switch to drop the blade
The colors blind me
The hallowed eyes trip the wires
And burn the slaves
Track Name: Heavy Lies The Crown
Heavy Lies the Crown

Hang from this rope so tightly
Drag my regrets to the mountain
The hangman’s hand holds steady
The birds of prey will stave

Sheep beg to dream
I pray to wake
Clouds of the nightmare
Choking my neck

Crushed by the wheel of karma
My eyes will burn with fire
These eyes will bury the regrets
The raven’s curls choke softly
Track Name: Sleeping All December
Sleeping All December

You burn the iron idol
I bathe in gasoline
We’ll hang these martyrs one by one
Inside the emerald master
I whip the traitor dogs
When death is served it’s all the same

Been sleeping all December
Storm winds bring frozen days
Can’t see this light before
Drown in a coloured haze

This flesh is not for keeping
Just a coat until I’m gone
I’ll die with it inside my cage
Baptized in blood servants
Drink up and fade away
Just another ghost in the machine

Sleeping December
Storm clouds have frozen my eyes
Can’t see black for the blind man
Can’t see the light in the sky
Track Name: Lambs In The Wolfskin
Lambs in the Wolfskin

You burn the path that keeps the trail on the searchlight
The serpents fall right into place
Inside the womb you call the name of a million mothers
The answers always turn out wrong

Lambs in the wolfskin
The kingdom is dead
Lambs in the wolfskin
The snake has no head

The blood that stains your lips always tastes like failure
But still the hunger burns your mind
I never said the wolf would take your skin so easy
I’ll leave this lambskin for my host
Track Name: Armour Divides
Armour Divides

Forged by the ghost hands
The wires unwinding
Cursed to the flesh cage, it leaves me behind
Teeth of the serpent, the eyes of the deadman
Guiding the crusade till Aries is fed

March in the emerald
The amour divides me
Man or a martyr?
No one knows

Sleeping with corpses that still keep on dreaming
Sword in my hand always staking my claim
Burn all the bridges I’m no longer crossing
Flesh of the master still drives me insane

Born without feeling, still reeling
while feasting on the spoils of war
skin of your master burns faster
Bleeding out salvation’s hand