HORDES OF THE BLACK CROSS​/​/​FUNERAL MOON SPLIT ALBUM

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    From death to death. From nil to naught. From chasm to the abyss. From exodus into darkness. Through the chambers of unlit to the twisted depths of flesh corruption, we urge all heathens and acts of heresy to come forth!

    Making a pact of formlessness and nothingness, HORDES OF THE BLACK CROSS (MELB) and FUNERAL MOON (ADEL) are now armed with a 10” split album due for official release on Wednesday March 1st 2017.

    From the shadows of the Australian black metal underground come these two primal forces of unbinding fire. Arising from the same grimy DIY culture that froths a nihilistic worldview and a universal art/life practice, Hordes Of The Black Cross and Funeral Moon recognized the other as kindred spirits united to devastate a scene intent on imitation and insincerity. Yet neither forget the old gods and masters of black metal, as they forge their own path of twisted destruction.

    Includes digital pre-order of HORDES OF THE BLACK CROSS//FUNERAL MOON SPLIT ALBUM. You get 6 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
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    Pre-order of HORDES OF THE BLACK CROSS//FUNERAL MOON SPLIT ALBUM. You get 6 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
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  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    Artwork for this release was produced by French dark artist, Maxime Taccardi, in collaboration with Hordes Of The Black Cross and Funeral Moon. www.facebook.com/MaximeTaccardiArtworks/

    Limited runs of archival quality prints has been done by custom printing press, Lepus Luna, based in the Dandenong Ranges (Victoria). www.lepusluna.com

    Includes digital pre-order of DAWN OF WAR, NIGHTS OF CHAOS. You get 6 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
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HORDES OF THE BLACK CROSS Melbourne, Australia

From the unending depths of the Southern Hemisphere, the caustic ascending death has been revealed.

To end the hunger and the crippling thirst, They consumed the chaos of flesh and drunk the elixir from the Goddess of War!

Thus, from the past, here and now is the procession into Chaos, Knowledge, The Self and Death via the black arts.
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Track Name: FORCE & MATTER//HORDES OF THE BLACK CROSS
Iron dagger in hand,

Temple in ruins,

The seer has spoken,

Of wars between Fire and Ice!



The Maw of the Void,

Nil and naught,

Empty and desolate,

Life’s end of all,

Churning heat,

Restless and raw,

The seer closes its eyes!



“I’ve seen forces that create,

I’ve seen forces that destroy!”



The scales in hand,

Dissonance or discordance,

The seer has spoken,

A plethora of death in chaos terrain!



A world of ice,

The antimatter,

The stillness and spirit,

Shattering all existence!



“I’ve seen forces that create,

I’ve seen forces that destroy!”


The antimatter!


Creation through destruction,

Destruction through creation,

Life through the Gap,

Death through the Void,

Of wars between Fire and Ice,

The seer has witnessed!



The rivers of fire,

In a world of ice,

Seething flames of life,

In a world of death!



Iron dagger in hand,

The chasm before me,

The faceless seer beside me,

A pact made of fire and ice!
Track Name: THE HUNTER'S OATH//HORDES OF THE BLACK CROSS
Seven suns fold the sign of death,

Blood sigil, blood red light!

Ruin hunter of morbid eyes,

Ruin hunter in blood red ice!



Charnel unknown on fields of fog,

The hunters curse on the victims heart!

Beyond the dark beyond the void,

Through fire and ice, the swords are drawn!



Seven suns revealed the seal,

The promise of glory from the Master’s hand!

Nil and void of this mortal life,

We took a life now open the gates!


Carve the portal on hollow ground,

Seven suns to bind all wisdom,

The gleam of life upon the blade,

Destruction and doom are our Master’s fate!



A malevolent path the hunters traverse,

Uttering madness a gift to the gods!

Formless meditations as formless supplications,

Bleeding the void with a slit of the dagger!



Carve the portal on hollow ground,

Seven suns to bind all wisdom,

Forge the sigil on cold ritual flesh,

Seven suns to drain blood fire!



The gleam of life upon the axe,

Our death as offering o Master you shall have!



The slither of light and shadows that lurked,

To seek the source a return to hunt,

What light o Master have you brought on forth?

What thunder and lightning do we tremble for?



The gleam of life upon the axe,

Our death as offering o Master you shall have!
Track Name: DARKEST PATH TO DEATH//HORDES OF THE BLACK CROSS
Sign of the old gods,

Caustic curse from the Master,

With flaming swords of rancour desire!



Lash of the tongue,

Copulation of death and divine,

Satiate the killing with morbid descent,

Through smokeless fire we’ve brought the seal!



“Come hither, o Brotherhood of War,

Restless are the old gods!

See the flaming arrow across the sky!”


Under the sign of Ganymede the frosty winds come howling,

Talons on ground, eyes on the flesh!



“Come hither, o Brotherhood of War,

Restless are the old gods!


Witness the curse of death to come!”


In a pact of night and flesh,

They hunt and prey, shrouded in darkness.



A night of lust, a night of death!



Born in darkness, death in twilight,

The hour is now to enter the gates.

Sign of the serpent, sign of the sigil,

Fire and wisdom, marauding chaos!



Men from the south armed to the teeth,

The time has come for death is calling.

Speak to the Master, blood to the gods,

Speak to the Master, sacrifice to the gods!
Track Name: REJECT/EXTINCT//FUNERAL MOON
Rejection of the forest path
Far along the broken way
Funereal procession
Dappled in light and shade

Adorned from head to toe
A full body mask of deceit
Drenched in the musk of ages
Disgust will not escape from this scene

Unholy rites enacted
With each waking breath
Voluntary extinction
Earth on fire

Drowning in a cesspool
Of things and greed
Nations are gripped
By imagined needs
Vile denunciators amass
Wild natures suppressed

Heathens within the burgeoning flock
Denounce hypocrisy
From the altars rise
Cry blasphemy
From the decadent heights
Raised fists when the times not right
Give credence to those that deny
Within the ranks our worst enemies arise
Revolution not fast enough for us to survive

Our gift is our curse
From birth we learn to abuse
Consume the final moment
Of doom

War against all
Rages on evermore
No forgiveness
No remorse

Power to create
Right to destroy
Elaborated ethics
Final thought

We give thanks for the lives we had
And mourn the coming of the end
The end
Track Name: CREATION/DESTRUCTION//FUNERAL MOON
Pathless creation
Pointless destruction

Universal nothingness reigns free
No value inherent in being
We are as one lost in all
Illusory self suffering eternal

Moral ideology of the damned
Mindfuck the only life we'll ever have
Uberthought ignorant of simplicity
Collapsed microcosm of obscurity
Active dissolution of evolution
All knowing abstract materialism

Mindless, deliberate, brutal, rationale
Mindful, contemplative, subtle, awaken

Rootless the Tree of Falsity
Replanted upon fertile ground
Ravenously colonise desolate earth
Stem by stem

Where there are now things
There’s also a graveyard
Nihilistic temple to modernity
Body upon body

Godless, soulless, lifeless
Into the endless night alone...

Ego relinquished
Primitive awakens
Cosmic pyre ablaze
Wildfires light the way

Free from the burden of humanity
Feel the dark heart of anxiety
Mundane existence of oppression
Pales when confronted by nothingness

Take me far away from this place
Track Name: HATE/SUFFER//FUNERAL MOON
Hate suffer
You and me
Born to...

Hate suffer
We shall all
Live to...

Hate suffer
Alone we all
Die to...

Hate suffer
Dharmachakra
Wheel of torture
Endless death
Bitter return
Fatal sadness
Written in our eyes
For all eternity

Crave lust beg crawl
Frigid cold of the human tomb
Hope love peace serene
Spirit wanders for final exile

What you want you shan't have
What you have you shan't want
What you are you shall be
What you despise you embody

Hate suffer for all

You me forever
Beyond life forever
Hate suffer for all
Born to...Live to...Die to...
Hate suffer