Sovereign Nocturnal

by VELNIAS

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i stand before you humble oh majesty of oak, but a broken shell lit by the torch-light of my forest-heart too long have i wandered in search of this haven too long have i sailed the lives of scorn now i grace these wooden pillars unworthy i stand, yet i make my plea beneath the crimson of the burning sky here i shall make my offering upon thine elder roots through scarlet streams i return to your arms to rest again, one with her shroud me beneath snowfall, mend these gaping wounds breathe unto me the strength to rise anew
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the ages scorn those of ebon slumber beneath scattered mounds across the moors shattered legacies of the fallen - voices silent, yet not unheard hanging still in the evening mist their whispers linger resounding echoes of the past poised to awaken the spirits of the true with the chilling gaze through panes of black grasping for any sense of being a rapture of maddening clarity - the ancestral seed begins to bloom soil churns - awakening - rising through the decay eyes open to behold the silhouettes upon the moor clutch firm the spear passed unto us, with their wisdom we march to war the noose is tied and waiting for long due sacrifice let it be known despite the turmoil that never shall we be one... robbed of essence are those to hang from our father's oaken arms in assurance that all once died for is never left to the worms...
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hope resigned but a whisper - the flicker of a dying flame struggling against the wind anon the embers surrender to the lengthening of shadows upon a pallid steed she rides, sovereign nocturnal crept the frost to claim the earth, relentless her reign of lunar radiance her embrace of gray shall tear asunder she dances upon the ashes - a spectre amidst the trees wreathed in stars - ethereal beauty the harvester of the life flame my life entrusted to these embers fallen cold is forfeit in your shadow, yours to take away...

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Hailing from Colorado, USA, Velnias came into being in late 2006 and established themself by force of steady and captivating live performances throughout the years, be it single concerts and rituals or tours with the likes of Agalloch, Mournful Congregation or the recent EU appearances with Kampfar.

Originally issued in 2008 and published under several different pressings since then, this reworked and public re-edition of the bands debut „Sovereign Nocturnal“ comes with deluxe packaging and new stunning artwork.

With three songs and a total running time of over 40 minutes, „Sovereign Nocturnal“ is widely described as a harmonic combination of sorrowful black metal with a sprawling doom atmosphere, combined with elements of folk & moody acoustic passages. Their musical foundation, with intertwined tracks of long brooding atmospheric monuments and feral yet fragile riffs with healthy traces of folk, manage to invoke the sense of a moonlit forest and the spirits within, nature's majesty and humanities irrevocable demise.

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released April 21, 2014

Eisen082
Gatefold CD | Gatefold LP | Digital | T-Shirt
Packaged using special rough, grey recycling stock

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VELNIAS Boulder, Colorado

Velnias exists as a an entity in opposition to this misguided and failing modern world. The music is a reflection of man's falling and the grandeur of that which he has forsaken.

The whispers of the woods, the rumble of the cold mountains, the roaring of the frigid sea; despair, for you stand as but nothing in their midst.
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