ritus

by BESTIALIS

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Breaking through walls of time Past, present and future unite Reborn in the sign, inflamed in new light Breaking the chains of life Self and surrounding world reunite Reborn in the sign we arise In deepest darkness, aeons ago A blaze in the sky and below ground Venerated symbol of life and of hope The very beginning of the cult unbroken Crooked horns, solid body, head-high Strong hooves, tail, a glint in the eyes Giver of life, yoke bearer of the stars Finally unchained, hunted becomes hunter Hear us, we call, invocate, we await you Animate your eager vessels, control our fate In the early days lust for life was born With the powerful appearance of the horned one Soon the beast became part of veneration Cult, symbol, sign – primeval revelation Shortly afterwards man alienate From the beast tamed in terms of false morality Fought and forced him and themselves under the yoke Blood on the altar of “civility” in vogue Regenerate the primeval cult, symbol, reborn in the sign We renovate life, desires and drives, spirits revive Crooked horns, solid body, head-high Strong hooves, tail, a glint in the eyes Giver of life, yoke bearer of the stars Finally unchained, hunted becomes hunter Breaking through walls of time Past, present and future unite Reborn in the sign, inflamed in new light Breaking the chains of life Self and surrounding world reunite Reborn in the sign we arise
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Urus – giver of life Urus – hear us Urus – give us success Urus – bless us Firelights and shadows dance Under night starlit sky Strange screams, mesmerising drums fill the air The clan prepares, venerates the hunter Soul to soul Metempsychosis Blood to blood Life juice absorption Limb to limb Mergence of bodies Strength to strength Potentisation The spell is cast May it last Strange rituals, cult of veneration Divinity of basic human animal needs Satisfying hunger, carnal pleasures to be pleased Forever we stay hunters Strange veneration, visualisation In the sign and in praise of taurus – urus Becoming one with yourself and the world Bliss in transcendence in merging Soul to soul Blood to blood Limb to limb Strength to strength Psychosis Absorption Mergence Potentisoul- Ment to soul Blood to blood Limb to limb Strength to strength Psychosis Absorption Mergence Potentisation Strange – rituals Strange – cult of veneration
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“Father Anu, give me the bull of heaven So I can kill the lord, can kill the lord” He was frightened by Ishtar And replied, “I shall give her…” Forced by mankind into myth A pawn in the hands of man-made gods They forced you and themselves Under the yoke of the earth and of the stars Ishtar brought the domesticated bull To the town loosened its chains Savagery under the people of Uruk Led into perdition by Gilgamesh Yoke bearer of the past Many times betrayed Enslaved and slaughtered In sumerian clay This is your regeneration Existence free from constraint As from now your raging free On your way to hell Then they came Threatened and fought you No running away A battle with the wrong Butted, horned Gored to death Gilgamesh, Enkidu Man and gods Man-made gods Ishtar, Anu, Shamash Down on earth there lived the bull of heaven For he had killed his lords, had killed his lords No longer frightened by no one ’Cause he shook off the yoke Yoke bearer of the past Many times betrayed Enslaved and slaughtered In sumerian clay This is your regeneration Existence free from constraint As from now your raging free On your way to hell

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BESTIALIS "ritus" 12"
vendetta records #205

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released November 13, 2020

Bestialis is the expression of a long-term artistic and spiritual conspiracy between Lastaurus (vocals) and Absorber (guitars). Both have been making music for 20 years and both are part of North-Western Germany’s Culthe Collectiv/Culthe Fest (Münster).
Musically rooted in traditional black metal, however with a sympathetic ear for new, progressive, and strange tunes, Bestialis unveils a distinct and refreshing approach. Extraordinary arrangements and melodies that are inspired by the rich heritage of the genre as well as different cultural origins
(e.g. traditional Middle Eastern music), put into contemporary black metal, are accompanied by percussions and acoustic guitars with a wide range of vocals on top, encompassing screams, growls, clean and throat singing.
The result is multifaceted black metal that is rich in tune, rhythm, and detail, full of twists and turns between heavy and more atmospheric parts. All of this comes in a modern and properly produced, yet organic sound.

Lyrically, Bestialis stands out due to a specific concept whose basic premise is to understand humans as – primarily and in the most positive way – animal beings, and thus, at its essence, to explore, proclaim and worship the bestia or beast in man.
Ritus offers an introduction to this concept and puts into narrative bull cults in prehistoric times and Persian mythology (Epic of Gilgamesh in a reinterpretation). The debut full length (WIP) will continue this subject matter, drawing inspiration from Greek, Egyptian, Roman and Indian mythology, literature (e.g. Dürrenmatt) and ancient history. In analysis and deconstruction of old wisdom, with the purpose of creating a strong individualistic and someway animalistic world view beyond genre cliches,
old texts and embodied philosophical ideas are reflected and reworked for the present and the future.
Bestiae sumus.
And the hunted become hunters.

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