Dreamer in the Deep EP

by Hesper Payne

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The first 'proper' release by us under the Hesper Payne name. The band was no longer just me on my own after recruiting Ian from my other band Minethorn and finding Richard in a tavern somewhere. A number of songs where written but only four where deemed good enough to be recorded, the one that didnt make the cut was called 'Children of Mordiggian'. A slow groovy number, it had a cocky swagger to the main riff that some how disturbed the flow of the other three. It was online for a bit a few years ago and may surface again at sometime in another odds and ends collection.

There is also another version of 'Litany of the Drowners' that was played live at our first show in 2007, the main riffs were given more variation and the clean section was left out. A demo of this was recorded with Dan from MDB on drums in his kitchen whilst rehearsing for the gig.

Dreamer was released as a CDR with home printed art in a run of 50, most of which were traded with and sold by Psychodoomelic records. It was reissued in 2007 with a bonus demo track called 'The Sleeper under Roseberry' which was a proto version of 'Horcums Slumber' from the Titans EP

This version was remixed and mastered by me in April 2016. I am generally against remix/mastering and re-recordings but as it's been ten years, why not apply a decades worth of mixing experience. I also had to bring the tracks up to 'modern standards' to get them on streaming services.


released August 1, 2006

Richard Pickman - Drums and percussion
Ian Fenwick - Bass
Brooke Johnson - Guitar, Vocals and Keys

Thee Alan Gaunt speaks the truth on "Maker..."

written, recorded, mixed and mastered at Alchemelia Hospital (w13) by Hesper Payne 2005/6.
Additional music and lyric credit to Thee Mike Blenkarn

Spoken word on "Maker..." taken from "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft, his stuff is awesome, go read it.

art by Brooke




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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