Jewel case with 8-page booklet containing lyrics and exclusive artwork by Godfrey Atlantis
Includes unlimited streaming of IX
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
The violent boil in a river of blood.
Blistered skin, disfigured faces;
Pulled from bone by the ruby tide.
Hooves on the banks;
Ten thousand beasts.
Bolts rain down
On the flailing wraiths.
Woe for the warlords.
Misery for murderers.
Unforgiving is the Blade of Justice.
The helicoid corridor loops on itself
Southward the current flows
A crimson ring encircling the dismal wood.
Winged banshees swoop and dive
Between the onyx leaves.
Rabid mongrels weave
Through noxious briars
And twisted trees.
Press your ear against the mangled skin
Hear the murmuring within
Suicides shed their bodies for eternity
Rip the bark from the limb
Sanguine resin seeps upon the soil;
Anchoring their serpentine roots.
Violence and hate.
The inward facing blade.
Here hang your noose upon the boughs.
On violence and hate.
The outward shining scorn.
Here hang your shell amongst the thorns.
And then beyond the fringe of the forest.
A chasm in the sky.
A torrent of flames upon the molten earth.
Spit upon the face of God.
"Like the rest, we shall fetch our empty skins
But we will never put them on again
We shall trail our bodies here
To be hung upon the trees of this most dismal wood
Each on the thorns of its tormented shade"
track released June 6, 2016
Music & Lyrics: Paul Blomfield
Vocals: Joshua Sagar
Music Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Paul Blomfield
Vocals Recorded by Lewis-Noke Edwards at SAE South Melbourne