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Ashes of the Traitor's Cross

by Malum Mortuus

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K. Hungus Lives This is masterful. Favorite track: Ashes of the Traitor's Cross.
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thrashdeath madman An epic album that invokes images of these contrarian warriors riding their hell hounds underneath a starlit moon whilst pillaging the god fearing! 10 out of 10 Favorite track: Mark of Usurpation.
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1.
Embark upon the seas, grasping at fate Years of unmarked graves, lost to history His fury festering, immutable hate With righteous sword in hand, seize the victory Heed the siren's call, o deceiver's cry O'er the waves be cast, led to his divine path By the blade he lives, and by it shall die Spill their blood to sea, spare us Ægir's wrath Spill their blood to sea, spare us Ægir's wrath Draw thy hungry steel from its leather prison In this tempest gale, names in time forgot Under Raven's banner, no mercy given Blood for Odin's court, no lives spared Over the waves, sail, sail Upon the winds, ride, ride Draw thy hungry steel from its leather prison In this tempest gale, names in time forgot Under Raven's banner, no mercy given Blood for Odin's court, no lives spared Over the waves, sail, sail Upon the winds, ride, ride
2.
Shattered the last pagan idols Burned are the altars of yore Standing atop of the wreckage A testament to the great lie Sell out your friends to the pious Stain with the blood holy frocks Skewer the heads of thy neighbors Erecting this treacherous eye Sorrow, all consuming sorrow For the bodies on ice left to rot Vengeance, oath sworn in blood In the ashes of the traitor's cross See how the flames burn the hotter Fueled by the scrolls of the whores Devour the flesh of the traitors Whose ashes are borne to the sky Sold out your friends to the pious Stained with the blood holy frocks Skewered the heads of thy neighbors Now for your crimes may you die! Sorrow, all consuming sorrow For the bodies on ice left to rot Vengeance, oath sworn in blood In the ashes of the traitor's cross This is the last ultimatum Handed down by the crowned king To reject the church's false comfort And raise up your swords in defense Or watch as their horses come riding Aloft, spears and torches they bring To bargain with pieces of silver Or slaughter thy kin like the rest
3.
The skies marred by a structure that burns my eyes Disguising the crown of worms For I despise the holy man's mirth His lies can't hide its unholy birth Incised, baptised for a false deity Denied, to die as a coward deserves Now cry, confide in your deaf lord Defied and slain by the might of the horde This is the mark of usurpation Rot and mistrust that plagues the nations In berserk state to commence obliteration An infernal domination Crumbling into eternity Marred by a structure that burns Disguising the crown of worms
4.
Heralding the cavalry of God, we sound the seven horns Approach the baptismal font ye unholy pagan hordes To purify thy spirits and make your peace with Christ Hold his head beneath the waters till the devil take his soul O, Deceiver God, spare me thy silver words Your crusaders come from your foreign lands O, Deceiver God, meet me sword upon sword These usurpers will die by our pagan hands Strung him up in cruciform, nailed to the sacred tree As the village hof was vandalized and he was forced to watch Tying up an effigy in the bastard's image I will cast your soulless corpse to the bottom of the sea O, Deceiver God, spare me thy silver words Your crusaders come from your foreign lands O, Deceiver God, meet me sword upon sword These usurpers will die by our pagan hands Heralding the horse of Odin, counting eight his mighty hooves None will come bringing succor, nor to break the slaver's chains If you hear upon the waters the sound of seven horns Steel yourselves and sharpen your blades for the coming war O, Deceiver God, spare me thy silver words Your crusaders come from your foreign lands O, Deceiver God, meet me sword upon sword These usurpers will die by our pagan hands
5.
Casting his gaze above, praying he be wrong The smoke betrays the truth, burning through his home Voices now silenced, no more to join in song Tyrants under Yahweh shall sit upon the throne He screams for the gods but none heed the call The altar lies in ruin, usurped by holy lies Blood and tears of kin butchered one and all No joy beneath the heavens for even gods must die Fall now by the sword, driven by pagan pride Riding his last steed, blinded by his wrath Go now, flee this land, fear the barbarian Burning at his feet, all that lies in his path Emissaries of Christ, tremble before his rage Lord of lies and libel, impotent thy will Behold the book of judgement, burnt across each page Your souls are made forfeit by every man that you've killed

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Recorded at Shelob's Lair, Aurora, CO, from December through January '21/'22. Engineered and produced by The Black Ram.

The first release recorded with JP Roth on bass duties. The bulk of tracking was recorded live with overdubs only done for vocals and secondary guitar parts. This EP was made possible by Darconigan, Sfarzo guitar strings, and MG Bass.

In the glare of the burning altars we dedicate our hatred for the Christian church and the pieces of shit on the force of Jefferson County PD. This EP is dedicated to the memory of Fredrik Johansson, and to our fans the world over. To hell with the rest!

"Save us, oh Lord, from the wrath of the Norsemen!"

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released February 25, 2022

The Black Ram: broadsword and war cries
The Spectral Visage: hammer and clatter of hooves
JP Roth: thunder and heaving of earth

Artwork by Diko Nursyahra, photography by The Black Ram

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As cold and solitary as the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, a monument to what was, is, and ever shall be. Forever independent, forever underground.

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