Sanatana Dharma

by The Slayerking

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    Six (6) panel digipack edition with original art by Costin Chioreanu. It also includes booklet with lyrics and credits.

    The entire package is paint in accordance with the aesthetic of the music and words in the album and forms an integral part of Sanatana Dharma.

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    Front side depicts The Slayerking persona sitting in his throne with logo in red placed underneath him.

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Sanatana Dharma was recorded without LOUDNESS WAR in order to serve the true dynamics of music.

You have to turn the volume up according to the requirements of the place you are.

The more it levels up the wider the sound becomes while at the same time it maintains its heaviness to the maximum without any distortion.

It's alive!

The album was recorded at Soundflakes studios, Athens, mixed & edited at Upright Mammal Musicworks, Atlanta, GA, with final mix and
mastering to be made by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, Los Angeles, CA.

Maor has worked with great acts like Yes, Rob Halford, Therion,
Sepultura, Malmsteen, Angra, Cynic, Dokken, Mayhem, with his most
recent work to be that of Faith No More’s Sol Invictus with its
outstanding sound production.

The Magnificent Artwork is made by Costin Chioreanu who is also the man behind some great visual works with his most recent to be those of At the Gates and Arcturus.

The style has references from the Art Nouveau era with a strong twist from Costin’s artistic arsenal.

The title Sanatana Dharma is a phrase in Sanskrit literature and
refers to the cosmic order, the unstoppable rotation, the eternal.


released January 18, 2016

All words by Efthimis Karadimas
All music by Efthimis Karadimas/Kostas Kyriakopoulos
Recorded at Soundflakes studios, Athens
Engineered by Nikos Papadopoulos
Drums by Thanassis Archaniotis
Mixed & edited by Kaelin Tauxe at Upright Mammal Musicworks, Atlanta
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, Los Angeles
Produced by Efthimis Karadimas
All arrangements by The Slayerking
Efthimis Karadimas: bass/vocals
Kostas Kyriakopoulos: guitars/guitar effects/backing vocals
Photography by Ester Segarra & Petros Poulopoulos
Artwork by Costin Chioreanu



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The Slayerking

The Slayerking founded in late 2013 in a rehearsal room. They avoided any publicity until they officially set foot in the scene with their 2016 debut Sanatana Dharma.

Music is doom metal with progressive elements.

Sound is heavy but not compressed.

The Slayerking is a troll that thinks of itself as a King but it's only a Slayer who unremorselessly slays any hope morals have about salvation.
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Track Name: She is My Lazarus
She is My Lazarus

You belong to me
You belong to me

All your flesh and soul
All your soul and flesh

Rise! Rise! Rise!

"Oh mother, oh lord, oh holy spirit and Jesus you the one been crucified for the sins of others and I, I am calling your name now to save me and make me believe, me the unbeliever, the sinner, the rider of the silver horse with the seven heads and the razor tail, the man who wants to conquer the world and the hearts and the gold of others, all others, of sisters and brothers, of mothers and fathers, grandfathers and masters, grandmasters, notorious kings, horny queens, slaves and servants and lonesome queers, for I am the monster haunting your dreams."

Rise! Rise! Rise!
Track Name: Black Mother of the Lord of Light
Black Mother of the Lord of Light

Mother of
My father’s world
Voracious soul
Spiritual whore
Empress life
Through black you shine
You never, never die

I’ll push you back
And kill you God
For I am the Dark
The sneaky shark
Sniffing blood
Your hopes and love
Black matador

Never told you, but wanna do it; I wanna feel like ancient druid
Mesmerized by your fluids, my stars shout me Do it

Wrap me up, you demon god, from pain to love, and love to lust
Wrap me up, the greatest art comes from mud, the man

We are the people
Behind the sun
Black mother of the lord of light
Track Name: Sargon of Akkad
Sargon of Akkad

There was a city named Akkad
Where now is debris, pain and blood
People unite under one’s command
That was the man loved by Ishtar

Fate, castaway, of Akkad’s king Sargon

Time is beast, it is not divine
What man creates, it does despise
Buildings so great like mountains high
Perished, destroyed in command of Time

People, ourselves, like bees return - trying harder
To claim the knowledge previously earned - trying harder
But Time, that beast with heart so cold - trying harder
Swallows our dreams and whips the bold - trying harder
Track Name: Magnificent Desolation
Magnificent Desolation

Day after day
You kept me praying for my soul

Tear after tear
We built that fear of big black hole

The space, that sea of grace
Mysterious ways, Gods’ lagoon

Alone, I feel alone
On my own, sky’s the road

The mind, control the mind
Soul is blind like God I hide inside
Track Name: We Are the End
We Are the End

Days and dreams walking down our path
Melodies echo, naked we dance

Sun blinds, my eyes shut tight
Smell the wine, oh I feel so nice

Shadows collide, moon on the rise
Brasses scream, stallions arrive

Empress life lies in all fours
Knights of fire burn down her soul

We are the end

The end reveals its tranquil face
Wonder if wrong things we learn to embrace

Tear apart what once stayed together
You want revenge but we don’t live forever

We are the end
Track Name: My Lai
My Lai

Forever and a day
It takes to come to me
And I keep tell my self
You are my destiny

My Lai

I wonder if I am wrong
A Pyrrhic victory
But all that hope sustains
The man I’ve always been

My Lai
Track Name: The Man that Never Was
The Man that Never Was

Water grave for soul to rest
the move is made in that game of chess

Twisted minds unroll their plans
a game of thrones with dying fans

All the dreams that shake the world
End tonight in a moody tone
Fade away in underworld, I feel no pain
Going down to meet my lord, I feel no pain

Moments of my life
Never been alive
The man that never was
Made up for a cause

Mother of mankind
Pray for me tonight
The man that never was
A puppet in their wars
Track Name: Southern Gate of the Sun
Southern Gate of the Sun

Riders on flamboyant horses march
Golden horizon rises from dust
The best of servants play the kings
Descending epoch melts the rings

I know you come to see the light, I know you come; you arrived
The rays of light wash your way, towards the temple of fallen fame

Fire, I don’t believe a word they pray
Fire, I don’t believe a word they say

Thrown into lake of madness fraud
Trying to breathe and play the role
Servants wanted more and more
Stage full with bodies that fail to perform