A Crypt in the Stars

by Lowen

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released July 6, 2018

Recorded by James le Huray, October 2017
Mastered by Magnus Lindberg
Cover art, detail of l'Initiation by Herve Scott Flament
Logo by Alan Forbes

Vocals and lyrics: Nina Saeidi
Guitars: Shem Lucas
Drums: Louis Suckling

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Crushing progressive doom steeped in the history of the ancient middle-east and the empty vistas of space.

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Track Name: Ashurbanipal's Request
Ashurbanipal’s Request

Rise, Rise from your slumber
The Lord of the Ziggurat calls

Rise, rise to the sun
Light knocks on your door and calls you to the dunes

Serve your Lord
Gather up the spices
Offer unto princes

Revere the mother watching over you

Translation:
Here swords tremble like trees

The stars weep onto the throne of the King

God looks up to the warring skies

And in the dirt reads of the world’s demise


Come!
Give gold, give blood, give bone

So that the threads of existence do not fall away from the sky
Track Name: Krenko's Command
The battlefield is my realm
Here I roam and conjure fire
Green skinned and evil, my people
They bear my standard high

Throw your fire, conjure higher
Driven forward by the mana in my hand
I command and they obey

In the shadow of the mountain
As we forge our evil path
All will die underneath our swords
They say “we are the horde”

We are the horde
We serve the Lord
Our bodies rotting on your blades

We are the horde
We serve the Lord
Your bodies rotting on our blades

The battlefield is my realm
Here I roam and conjure fire
Green skinned and evil, my people
They bear my standard high

We are the horde

We are the horde

We are the horde
Track Name: The Fortress of Blood
Lord of the Ziggurat, hear my call
War is coming from the stars
Gather up your men
Raise your spears to the sky

War is coming from a land lost in time
They are crawling through the heart of mine
Protect your god and your city will be veiled
From their evil magic and lust for flesh

Lord of the Ziggurat, I call out to you
Darkness gathers for the fall of heaven
This place must be protected from their fire
So call your men and build me a pyre

Their ships are coming through the clouds in the west
Prepare a sacrifice of blood for your fortress
All your men are shields to the stars

Lord of the Ziggurat, your name echoes in dust
Ascending your throne with a spears final thrust
War is over with one drop of blood
Track Name: A Crypt in the Stars
Wanderer, lost in the void
In your ship, broken and destroyed
You are the last Dysir
All these stars watch you as you disappear

You sailed your ship to the nearest base
Abandoned by an ancient race
All I see is empty
All your men have fallen here

Gravity pulling you towards the void
Where you will cease to be
Where you will cease to be
There you lie in your ship as it falls apart

Will you find a rock?
Will you find something to cling to?

This is your tomb in the sky
Where the last of your race will die

There you stand in your crypt in the stars
There you plan the funeral of your kind
As I command this ship of death

You are the last one
You are the last one

There you stand and gaze at death
You bear the curse to be the last of your race
There is no hope here
I am your end
Track Name: In Perpetual Bloom
I follow you
On your great journey through the dunes
I follow you through the night

I want you to stumble

Yet I hold your hand all the while

My eyes are the eyes of gods
My hands are the hands of the divine
I have dined on ashes
From the sacrifice of millions in the temples
Now ruined
And dust is all that remains

So I follow you, my last believer
So I follow you, my remaining worshipper
I will redeem you
I will consume you
You will build me a shrine
The first to meet the divine

I will ascend to my throne in the stars
On the ashes of your sacrifice

Burn the temple
Build the temple
Burn the temple
Build the temple

Rise, rise from your slumber
Rise to the sun
The Lord of the Ziggurat calls
Rise to the sun

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