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Jewelcase CD, 8-page booklet complete with lyrics. Cover painting by Alex Shadrin / Nether Temple Design

Two US one-man bands, two different approaches... and yet an incredibly cohesive example of underground metal fueled by darkness and madness. Ohio's THE WAKEDEAD GATHERING have proved to be one of today's most interesting death metal bands. Perfected through 3 full-length albums ranging from cosmic horror to tales of witchery, their style syringes heavy doses of black metal into the old Immolation/Incantation death metal formulas. THE WAKEDEAD GATHERING's new track, “The Blind Abyss”, makes no exception, and it's probably the band's most epic composition to date thanks to a morphing structure open to all kind of dark and gloom sonic surprises. Dedicated to H.P. Lovecraft, it evokes none other than the unholy Azathoth, the blind fool god that sits in the middle of the eternal nothingness, whistling its horrific tune of cosmic death.

The other side of split sees the return of the Indiana based ECFERUS, here offering 3 brand new songs. Compared to their latest full-length release – “Pangaea”, 2016 – characterized by long tracks and a progressive black metal approach, ECFERUS' new material is concise, definitely more violent and brutal, and perfectly tuned with a concept dealing with madness and apocalyptic omens. It's as if the Lovecraftian deity invoked by THE WAKEDEAD GATHERING has finally brought its music to Earth, corrupting minds and inspiring cruelty, murders and moral decadence. ECFERUS' songwriting is nervous and epic at the same time. The songs twist and turn, shaken by cataclysmic guitar solos, each riff more venomous and evil than the previous one. It's an escalation of violence that culminates with the last track, “Cerebral Inferno”, an unrelenting black metal number that seals this split album on an epic note.


released November 3, 2017

Drew Lampe - all instruments and vocals

Alp - all instruments and vocals

Cover art by Alex Shadrin / Nether Temple Design
Layout by Francesco Gemelli

Cat. Nr. IVR084


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Track Name: THE WAKEDEAD GATHERING - The Blind Abyss
Suffocated by tedium
Bloodless dystopian construct
Majesty, wonder, wit
Licked clean by vampiric cultivation

In solitude
Left to shift the senses
Blur of time
Blur of colour

Flooding the gaze
In secret, the devils toil

Spindle and loom

White Abyss
Lost in the savage tundra

Nuclear chaos

Shadow of the Moors
Overlord of Kadath
The blind fool deity
Ancient Azathoth

No eyes to see
Terrible treble temple titan
Far-reaching psychosis
Diasporic daemon sultan

Axis of cosmos conceived
Bathed in vile awards
Dire anthems of the rapt
Rhythms in riotous accord

Draw down the Dholes

[Into illimitable fragments of the nameless arm
Bygone vistas from the Austral spire
Indifferent, the lurid maelstrom swirls
Bleeding terrors through the ivory gates of high

Malformed familiar shapes fall out of sight
Blighted creatures of the nether realm
UNHOLY AZATHOTH! He, who's name we dare not speak!
Tears at the consciousness in the vast beyond]

Dream – Unending

Bending to complect the threads
Turning at the pismire
Ghost fires animate a dark court
Throne of naught
Lord of none
Track Name: ECFERUS - Unto Chaos Unraveling
The misanthropic crux of the sky is fall down
Decomposing bodies are the fruit of her wrath
Drooling mother Earth has murderous intent
Mass extinction is the final chapter writ
Planting seeds in the brains of madmen
Calling phantoms from the depths of Abaddon
Scourge the remaining in savage delight
Take them to the edge of the planet
Dangling abyss, bleeding from the wrist
Inconsequential lives succumb to eclipse
Arduous journey to the netherworlds
To the netherworlds
Rotting centers in the molten gut
Digest the masses in a chasm of rot
Larvatic emesis spewing forth skies
Raining fire on the final day
Melted to barren fascia soup
Ravaged in the bile of river corpses float
Tipping towards the side of underworld
In the distance a semblance of humanity
Track Name: ECFERUS - Author Of Destruction
I am the author of destruction myths
Serpents sing my eradication hiss
Controller of shadows; director from another side
Do my bidding as a soldier of cataclysm
Assault the only reaction
Killing the only hero
Under the spell of a sadistic shaman
I do thy bidding with blood tipped scythes
The smell of rigor fouls my senses endlessly
Corpses dancing as puppets
Sinew strings and removed spines
Torment is the method of reprise
Vengeance through culminating dark energy
All matter destroyed at my hands
Track Name: ECFERUS - Cerebral Inferno (Madness Reigns)
Maggots in the marrow
I'm in clutches of the dead
Dried from all the bleeding
Veins now collapsing and tangled
Cerebral inferno; madness reigns
Fangs of the ancient drips of sapiens flesh
Drink this and shut up
Go to sleep you're fucking trapped
Organismacide wretched blood bath
Alchemical warfare handshakes all around
Submerged in ether dried in fire
Clutching to ass crumbs of illusory kings
Teeth rotting from poison cum
Abscess on mother Earth's labia
Infested with disease and sucking shit
Die by your own pathetic hands

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