Beneath the Alum Shale

by Hesper Payne

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Originally released in 2012 as a limited edition split cd with Sabazius through loathsome records. Each band wrote 30 minutes of music that combined into a single song telling a single story. The Hesper track has been split into its two parts to allow for digital restrictions.


released August 1, 2012

Alexandra Durning - Aetheric Mesmerism
Ian Finley - Ritual Percusions
Ian Fenwick - Bass Intentions
Brooke Johnson - Pompous Oratory and Stringed Misgivings

Choir of the Dimmed: Steve P, Nev, Saulius, Markrawl, Ian Fi, Ian Fe, Mike B, Ruth W, Alex D, Steve W.

Recorded, mixed and mastered 2012 by the poor souls of the Hesper Payne. This version remixed and remastered by Brooke, July 2016.

Art by Brooke
Music and lyrics by Brooke and Alex



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Hesper Payne Oxford, UK

Doomed Heavy Metal from the cursed North East of England. Currently exiled to the four corners of the blighted British Isles. Formed in 2004 and not dead yet.

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