Rites Of Fire

by KHANUS

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Hailing from Oulu, Finland, KHANUS perform Shamanic Metal of Death by exploring the boundaries of matter, spirit, consciousness and the universe. The hypnotic, tribal quality of their riffs, the mystic melodies and the circular structure of the songs cut through the walls of perception like a dagger of enlightenment that tears the grey veil of reality, while chanting-like choirs and soprano vocals – combined with intense growls – accentuate the ritualistic feel and the spiritual vertigo the music provokes.
Apparently simple and primitive, KHANUS' style is totally unique, dense and richly textured, constantly oscillating between the sheer brutality and furiousness of black-tinged death metal and a meditative state of trance that borders on psychedelia.
Mixed and mastered by Cam Sinclair (Bölzer, Diocletian, Witchrist) and graced by a fascinating cover art drawn by Romanian artist Luciana Nedelea, the “Rites Of Fire” EP is an act of creative Magick, the first statement of a band boldly leaning towards the Infinite.

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released May 6, 2016

KHANUS on the "Rites Of Fire" EP:

Sovereign - Guitars, bass, vocals
Meltiis - Soprano and Choir
KHAA-man - Shaman drum and Chanting
Timo Anttonen - Drums (session)

Drums recorded with the help of Kimmo Jankkari
Mixed and mastered by Cam Sinclair at Temple of Sol

Khanus logo and cover art by Luciana Nedelea

Cassette version available from Khanus' Bandcamp page:
khanus.bandcamp.com/releases

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Track Name: Womb of the Larger Self
I am darkness
That is the light
And the stillness
That is the dancing

The paradoxical energy
The place of darkness
From which all light emanates

The no-form abyss
That contains all the possibility
In finding you can access

Any expression of the light
The energy of blue night
Simply be still
Allow that expression

To take shape from darkness
From the darkness emerges
The essence self

Sit in stillness
Embrace the journey
Of insight and integration

The color is black
The womb of the larger self
Track Name: Orgone
At the very roots of existence
Blockades of the free flow of this energy
Orgone

A vessel with character
Armoring - Inhibition
Spontaneous - Expression
Of joy - And pleasure
In life - In life

The nature of this cosmic energy
Orgone - Orgone

A life furthering reproductive force
Or in the absence of such condition
A killer of life - Orgone

Enthropy - Principles
Of - The Universe
A creative - Substratum
In all of nature - The odic force
A massless - Omnipresent
Substance - Luminiferous
Aether - Inert
Matter - Orgastic
Potency - Orgone

A life furthering reproductive force
Or in the absence of such condition
A killer of life
Track Name: The Daughters of Fire
The flame of the divine goddess
And the lighting blew up the stratosphere

Piercing deep under the earth
The fire from the goddess

KHAA - The daughters of fire
KHAA - The daughters of fire
KHAA - The daughters of fire

Creation, do enter the pits of the living
You will all carry the flame
The daughters of fire

The daughters of fire
Brought down with the lightning
From the vortex/void

KHAA - The daughters of fire
KHAA - The daughters of fire

Khanus - Khanus - Khanus - Khanus

Sex magick and creation
The forbidden fruit of life
The slithering, the serpent

Come my child
Rise and fill the lands
And become the elite
Track Name: The Rites of Sacred Ecstasy
As above, so below
The fire within
The ways of Magick and Sorcery
Leave and connect with the other world

More - More psychic
More - More fire
More - More ecstasy
More rites of fire

More - More deeper
More - More deeper
More - More ecstasy
More rites of fire

All that is
Embrace this
Dwell deeper
Into the other world

More - More deeper
More - More deeper
More - More ecstasy
More rites of fire