The Drowning Season

The Drowning Season

 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
BandRockGothic

The Drowning Season returns gothic rock to its purest form. Deep male vocals tell stories of religion, drugs and sex, while the guitars dance and explode on top of swirling synths, driving bass lines and drum machine dance beats. Sonic napalm on the dance floor dropped on children under clouds.

Biography

Formed in early 2000, The Drowning Season is a Baltimore, Maryland (US), gothic rock band consisting of Matt Slowikowski (vocals, programming), Michael “Chewka” Marchewka (guitars), James Bahleda (bass), and multi-instrumentalist Sideshow (taking on drum and synth duties). Major influences include The Sisters of Mercy, The Mission (UK) and Fields of the Nephilim.

To date, the band has released three full-length albums and three EPS. Our music has received many positive reviews in online and print dark music magazines, club play around the world, and airplay on many of the world’s gothic music radio stations.

For fans of old school, guitar oriented gothic rock, there is only one American band that continues to drop sonic napalm on the dance floor: The Drowning Season.

Lyrics

Angel of the Odd

Written By: The Drowning Season

In this moment nothing matters
Neither time nor place, not anything
Only you who stands before me
Vision of my love
Death’s embrace your beauty can’t erase

Can I wait until tomorrow
A thousand yesterdays run inside my mind
I could wait for you forever
This vision fades too fast, it needs to last
My angel of the odd

And I can’t live without you
Not tomorrow, not today

No I can’t live without you
My angel, gone away

No I can’t live without you
Not tomorrow, not today

No I can’t live without you
My angel is here to stay

Hollow

Written By: The Drowning Season

Peering through the condensation
Sifting through the rust
We’ve arrived where we’ve departed
Circles made in dust

Take me where the signs are clearer
Through these shades of gray
Immolation of my senses
Burn it all away

I see another hollow morning
I see another hollow day

Telling tales with smoke and mirrors
Half-truths still add up to lies
Violent beauty draws me nearer
Take away my eyes

Descending with the dawn
Falling on and on
Those who seek a new tomorrow
Find tomorrow’s gone

Curse

Written By: The Drowning Season

In this dying time
When all the world is quiet
I see it dawning in your eyes

In the words unspoken
Live a thousand dreams
That leave me drowning in your lies

Curse my eyes for having ever seen you
Curse my mouth for the promises I swore
Curse my heart for having ever loved you
Curse my soul forevermore

Another day is fading
With the darkness closing fast
And soon the nightmares will begin

Prayers go unanswered
So much to answer for
I hear the demons marching in

Perfect (Dream)

Written By: The Drowning Season

When all the angels go away
And chaos rears its head again
I find it hard not to smile
At the illusion of it all

And I know it’s so hard to see
This perfect light, this perfect dream
I’ve dreamed a thousand times before
A thousand times, maybe more or less
The price I pay to dream this perfect dream

It seems the devil’s here to stay
Reflect in me my only friend
The shadows breathe and start to fade
As heaven courses through my veins

Tooth and Nail

Written By: The Drowning Season

I see your eyes
I see through your dark disguise
The feelings in my bones don’t lie

This love once burned
Twice now but I haven’t learned
To walk away because of foolish pride

I don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow
But it won’t be here with you

Nailed to the cross
I feel so crucified
But I will not back down
Tooth and nail

I’ll take the loss
And I’ll be justified
Just to take you down
Tooth and nail

My fears once met
Now gone in their place regret
Another perfect dream that’s died

I open my arms to forever
And welcome the things to come

Discography

SIX HOLLOW PERFECT THINGS - EP
2000 Morphenic Release
1) Six Feet Under
2) Hollow
3) Perfect (Dream)
4) Common Things

HOLLOW - CD
2002 Morphenic Release
1) Hollow
2) Violet Sky
3) Perfect (Dream)
4) Six Feet Under
5) Ashes
6) Godspeed
7) White Sand, Red Sand
8) Gun
9) Common Things
10) Grace

NEW DISEASE - EP
2004 Morphenic Release
1) New Disease
2) Believe
3) Vicious

CURSE - CD
2009 Morphenic Release
1) Curse
2) The Dying Time
3) Angel of the Odd
4) Tooth and Nail
5) Shake the Blame
6) New Disease
7) (I Can't) Breathe
8) Heaven Falls Hard
9) Everlasting
10) Believe
11) Vicious

DRUM MACHINES AND AMPHETAMINES - CD
2011 Morphenic Release
1) Resurrection
2) The Visitor
3) Rage of Angels
4) Isolation
5) Dust Till Dawn
6) Hair Bender
7) Absolution
8) Shade
9) Another World
10) Crossroad

TOMORROW'S GONE - EP
2013 Morphenic Release
1) Tomorrow's Gone
2) Turn to Grey
3) Drum Machines and Amphetamines

Set List

SIX FEET UNDER
RESURRECTION
VIGIL
HOLLOW
ASHES
TOMORROW'S GONE
VIOLET SKY
TOOTH AND NAIL
CROSSROADS
STRANGE
DRUM MACHINES AND AMPHETAMINES