Through Doors of Moonlight

by AT THE ALTAR OF THE HORNED GOD

supported by
bcb723
bcb723 thumbnail
bcb723 Really enjoying the ritualistic, doomy vibe on this album. Unique amalgam of ambient black metal with 4ad and gothic/primal influences. Totally ordered the transparent violet vinyl from the Metal Odyssey site. "Arising from sleep I thank thee, O Horned One." You're goddamn right... Favorite track: Prayer II (Oh Glorious Pan).
nanashinoprofile
nanashinoprofile thumbnail
nanashinoprofile An excellent album with a thumping tribal beat. Feels like the kind of soundtrack expected by demonic priests as they prance about the wild flames of a fire at midnight. Favorite track: Before the Flames of Undefiled Knowledge.
Ippocalyptica
Ippocalyptica thumbnail
Ippocalyptica Like nearly every release from I, Voidhanger, At the Altar of the Horned God’s debut is operating at higher levels of creativity and experimentation than is the norm for most metal bands, but Through Doors of Moonlight pushes the limits of how much variety you would expect to find on a non-compilation album. The blend of ambient and black metal, expressed through songs with multiple tempos, stylistic shifts, and vocal styles, takes you deep into a sonic ritual of communion with unseen gods. Favorite track: Prayer I.
more...
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €7 EUR  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Through Doors of Moonlight via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €15 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes 8-page Booklet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Through Doors of Moonlight via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €19 EUR or more 

     

1.
A Ka Dua 04:19
2.
Regulus Formalhaut Aldebaran Antares Regulus Formalhaut Aldebaran Antares Before me the Stars of the Heavens Before me the Will of the Horned One Before me the Undefiled Knowledge Before me the Thunders of Mystical Ecstasy Open your Mysteries Be to the Earth! Make us partakers of the Highest Knowledge Regulus Formalhaut Aldebaran Antares Regulus Formalhaut Aldebaran Antares
3.
Prayer I 05:24
Arising from sleep I thank thee, O Horned One, Because of the abundance of thy goodness and long-suffering thou wast not wroth with me, neither hast thou destroyed me in my transgressions: but in thy compassion raised me up, as I lay in despair; that at dawn I might sing the glories of thy Majesty. Do thou now enlighten the eyes of my understanding, open my mouth to receive thy words, teach me thy commandments, help me to do thy will, confessing thee from my heart, singing and praising thine All-unholy Name now and ever, now and ever, and unto ages of ages
4.
Pan... Pan... Pan... Silvanus... Silvanus... Silvanus... Arising from sleep I thank thee, O Horned One, Because of the abundance of thy goodness and long-suffering thou wast not wroth with me, neither hast thou destroyed me in my transgressions: but in thy compassion raised me up, as I lay in despair; that at dawn I might sing the glories of thy Majesty. Do thou now enlighten the eyes of my understanding, open my mouth to receive thy words, teach me thy commandments, help me to do thy will, confessing thee from my heart, singing and praising thine All-unholy Name now and ever, now and ever, and unto ages of ages
5.
Qui te di advenientem peregre perdant (May all the gods visit you with perdition) Male vive et vale. Male vive et vale (Live and prosper ill. Live and prosper ill) We entered the house of realization We witnessed the body We ate the forbidden fruit As the snake slithered within The whirling skies, the many-layered earth, the seventy-thousand veils, we found in the body The river of oneness has surged, quenching the thirst of the deserts and wastelands Erasing the one Were it not for the excess of your talking and the turmoil in your hearts, you would see what I see and hear what I hear! He comes, He comes, the Cloven One Listen to the rustling of leaves Watch the shadow of the moon reflected on His horns The whirling skies, the many-layered earth, the seventy-thousand veils, we found in the body The river of oneness has surged, quenching the thirst of the deserts and wastelands Erasing the one With a whisper, the trees come alive With a touch, life becomes death Pour the blood, drink the wine For tonight He's come
6.
Malediction 05:56
In the shadow of the Horned One I shall feel no fear His embrace is all I need to feel When the end is near Don't speak of your suffering He is speaking Don't look for Him everywhere He's looking for you. I am the vacant wind The cold anvil The dying star in the firmament A shadow of a man Ask those who know, what's this soul within the flesh? Reality's own power What blood fills these veins? I'm the one Who dares to ask Souless flesh Amongst the living
7.
With the rustle of leaves And the whisper of a gentle breeze Hoofed legs over soft moss The One with Horns arrives Hold hands, chant the words of wisdom Embrace the knowledge of a begotten past Twisted branches, crowning trees A speech of dew and thorns Wings of night and moon and stars Eyes of fire and rolling thunder With a last song of moonlight The circle is complete So says the Lord Of Light The Fool, the King, the High Priest Before long the sun will take us Where sunlight gives light to a dark heart With a final whisper of darkness He comes from the shadows Pushing through doors of moonlight Leaves swaying, shadows stirring Cutting flesh like autumn leaves A clear warning in a choir of winds You are here for life or death Mocking his wounds with a sad smile

about

=== BUY NOW! ===

metalodyssey.8merch.com

12"LP VINYL
(incl. Bandcamp Digital Download and Streaming)
• Ltd 200: 100 Transparent Violet, 100 Black
• 140gr. vinyl
• 350gr. sleeve, 3mm spine
• 8-page booklet with Lyrics
• Black inner sleeve
• Outer plastic sleeve

A5-DIGIPACK CD
(incl. Bandcamp Digital Download and Streaming)
• Limited to 200 copies
• Deluxe A5-Digipack CD
• 8-page booklet with lyrics
_________________________

Conceived by sole member Heolstor (MYSTAGOS) as an ode to Nature, Spain's AT THE ALTAR OF THE HORNED GOD bring together the black metal primitivism of ARCKANUM, the ritualistic atmospheres of URFAUST and the fascinating elegance of DEAD CAN DANCE. "Through Doors of Moonlight" is the project's first emission: a collection of dark hymns, nocturnal chants and pagan prayers addressed to Pan, Cernunnos, Bacchus and other ancient divinities that guided humanity in times before time. “The album is a summoning ritual to the Cloven One, the One With Horns,” Heolstor explains; “a supplication for him to take us and lead us in an ecstatic journey down the River of Oneness, across the Many-Layered Earth.”

Although the music of AT THE ALTAR OF THE HORNED GOD is mostly slow and meditative, there are bursts of violence and unbridled fury, as a storm crossing a peaceful meadow. Organically mixing elements of black metal, ambient, pagan folk, gothic rock and religious music, Heolstor induces the listener into a permanent state of dark trance, a sublime vertigo. The songs burn like sacred incenses altering the senses, while the curtains of our miserable reality crumble under psychedelic blows revealing the world of magic that surrounds us. And with it, our true scope: to pursue freedom and the fullness of being, in harmony with Nature.

As exemplified in the enchanting cover painting by Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule, artist-extraordinaire and renowned scholar of all things esoteric, AT THE ALTAR OF THE HORNED GOD's “Through Doors of Moonlight” is a multi-faceted, multi-tiered aural fountain of madness and adoration sprouting from the soul, quenching the thirst for a coveted spiritual return to the primeval forest of existence.

credits

released April 17, 2020

Heolstor - Electric and acoustic guitars, drums, djembe, synths, vocals

Guest female vocals by Maya

Recorded during Winter 2019/2020 at Athame studio
Mixed and mastered at The Empty Hall Studios by Simón Alvar

Cover painting: "Time and Fate" by Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule
Art direction and layout by Francesco Gemelli

______________
Cat. Nr. IVR127

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

I, Voidhanger Records Italy

Obscure, unique, and uncompromising visions from the Metal Underground.

contact / help

Contact I, Voidhanger Records

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Through Doors of Moonlight, you may also like: