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Chosen

by Back To R'lyeh

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diestbarr Epic, dense, layered, this album is definitely quite a ride. Awsome sounding too! It gets better with every listen, as if you were exposed to the details of a Lovecratian trauma by reliving it over and over again Favorite track: Offering at Sea.
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Alberto Morillas A huge album, full sophistication but also consistently brutal riffage. Here's hoping their next release doesn't take another 7 years! Favorite track: Chosen.
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1.
Witness the might of Tsathoggua Enter its realm Voormithadreth Grotesque crown of decay and perdition Ageless stones sharpened by suffering Formless beings, blackened abomination Guarding the abyss Bottomless pit concealed in the depths of primeval formations Darkness protruding through glacial spires Hideous summit of gold Towering monolith daring eternity Enter its realm! Voormithadreth Enter its realm! Voormithadreth Eclipsing the sun rises a cyclopean mass Primordial vileness dawn of quiescent creations Death from above abhorrent beasts beating wings of damnation Howling rotten breath stench in the air Feral roar echoes the void Deafening squawking performing forgotten rites Enter its realm! Voormithadreth Enter its realm! Voormithadreth Torn Bleak wicked peak of overwhelming Dread Fear Ancient throne of blasphemous radiance Oh, Golden Summit Oh, Golden Summit Oh, Golden Summit Oh, Golden Summit
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Chosen 07:18
McMurdo: Born as a bastard son of leeches turned to slave Rose took my chains off Self made hustler fed from greed You have it all So what's wrong with taking anything I please? I sneak in the shadows and fade into crowds when You realize something is gone from your pocket Don't turn your back on me Or I'll make all your money vanish without notice Simply gone! Kadisthu brotherhood: Chosen, chosen by the power of Kadisthu Chosen so he will be reborn We will find him and persuade him A member of the Brotherhood: Dear Mister, our Brotherhood needs you We think you have all the skills required To be one of our kind and to be the leader In a well paid expedition McMurdo: I can not trust this man Everything sounds like a scam But what I have is nothing Compared to what they’re offering And if I have to run It won't be my first time To disappear and move on With my life elsewhere Dear comrade I accept your terms A member of the Brotherhood: Dear comrade we accept you Come with us
3.
THE KADISHTU BROTHERHOOD The night – falling – over - the rooftops – in the dark and old town... My shoes – (are) leaving - footprints - on the ground - While the rain is pouring down... I walk through narrow alleyways... Cobbled paths meander through the old streets, Echoes of unknown words inside my head - My life’s hanging by a thread... It seems - I sold - my soul – to those - who worship the unmanifested But I - lie I - cheat I - just look - for my own interests I come and knock on a door painted in black, suddenly, sinister eyes looking through a check glass, Secret greetings, I see the glyphs of society signs Horror chants at the altar of sacrifice But now I - have a - chance to - escape – from my - damned fate... The debts – chase me – I run away - Tired of roaming around I See all those faces covered with black hoods- In wooden stands... The stench of madness, sweat, vomit and incense Holding the knife in my hand, ready to defend myself Horrendous murder, I must look away, Two girls were chained... Like moths in a spider web Chaos – Hypnosis – Demonstration of strength, Sterling Silver Pendant The poisoned smoke of enslavement Since - My – First – Vi - Sit – I – Live – in -terror In - Night – Mares - Where - I – Crawl – through - Deep Fro – Zen - Tu-nnels – ne - ver – seen – before While - E- vil – eyes – watch – my – martyr - dome A cult built on terror, based in blood, A tangle of words – resounding in my head Cht´flugoh - Ghatanothoa Khe-ly Yaddith - Go Tsathoggua Voormithadreth Yha-Jal Gha-bal. Trespassing the threshold, through the door, Punisher will come... Waits in the underworld, The sleeper of N´kai – in all his glory... Come! Since - My – First – Vi - Sit – I – Live – in -terror In - Night – Mares - Where - I – Crawl – through - Deep Fro – Zen - Tu-nnels – ne - ver – seen – before While - E- vil – eyes – watch – my – martyr – dome No remorse in their hands No remorse in my heart No remorse... But I lie and I cheat, just looking for me No remorse... I sold my soul
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THE MCMURDO STATEMENT An Incident at the Royal Geographic Society Discretion must be my primary aim... “The truth still sleeps in the infinite depths” My lie is reflected just in an unexpected... face, “My privileged mind will give birth to the golden door...” Still... Closed Request – Rejected - The plan’s still in a larval stage, Unknown floods flowing through time and space, But I need desperately, a reallocation of these funds, Or I’ll face the rage of the Kadishtu brotherhood... “Hell, they are just men... distinguished members of this society” Listen ... To MyTo m Command We would do better not to pronounce certain words, It’s not convenient, to speak about extortion and threats. But if we can’t obtain these funds I will be compelled to, Mention shameful secrets you know are true. (Gentlemen) I only see a group of weak and plucked fowls, Playing with their new toys; guided by old fashioned rules. You bunch of affected people don’t you dare reply to me, The way you lead this institution it’s a shame (disgracefully)” Do not oblige me - to punish you - frail minded fool - Because behind me - there are powers you can’t understand - Interests - that come from - places you - can’t imagine I only see a group of weak and plucked fowls, Playing with their new toys; guided by old fashioned rules. You bunch of affected people don’t you dare reply to me, The way you lead this institution it’s a shame (disgracefully)” I can assure you - cretin - I will end - You and your family With this warm environment... My life past before my eyes... A child fighting against the world, Stoically and without giving up In this jungle I always fought alone... The countless hardships caused by the hunger The cruel repression of the authorities... Stoically... I always fought alone I was walking along without help from anyone It’s my time It’s my chance I won’t let it go By joining this brotherhood I will starve no more
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Kadishtu: All servants choked to death Impaled maids at dawn Buried alive firstborns and wives Beheaded and torn apart heretics shall pay for The sacrilege of rebellion McMurdo: It is time to protect myself from the brotherhood's wrath I must seek out a bodyguard willing to die for me If I die today It will all be in vain All this suffering worthless Whitfield: I long to come back home, but not this way I must seek fortune on my own McMurdo: Let this Whitfield join my charade As he bears my fate Just a pawn in this wicked game Bound to be sacrificed Whitfield: At last I found a job... Kadishtu: McMurdo must be transformed… Whitfield: ...a noble’s bodyguard Kadishtu: …he can’t be trusted no more Whitfield: McMurdo seems to be the chance to start again a brand new life A kindred spirit to share my own world view with I have to find the way to meet the expectations of this role A lasting friendship might depend on my success This journey he can’t stop talking about might be the kind of adventure That I’ve been looking for to quench my thirst for fame I see the both of us facing the challenge and standing triumphant Succeeding where all the pretenders simply failed
6.
McMurdo: Sailing through dark seas Dawn, sunset and dawn Willing to succeed And come back home Kadisthu: McMurdo has to be prepared To receive the arrival of our lord McMurdo: Sailing through dark whispers Nightmares come at night The Brotherhood is planning something I can't trust their lies Kadisthu: He will have to drink The water With the unholy blood He will have to hear the secrets We will read from the Book Chorus McMurdo: In my cabin - at midnight They kidnap me Take me to somewhere - hidden Hands and feet tied Chorus Kadisthu: Drink this water Hear our chants Black metal : Swallowing and crying Concoction of demise Some ancient rites A formula made with blood Heaving and coughing Transformation, death reprise Rejoice you’re now OLD BLOOD Whitfield: As we were about to land McMurdo got sick He became delusional in bed for a week All Dark lord Hear our calling Take this offering
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Whitfield: Step by step our path leads to death Slope by slope climbing this mountain, this hell Day by day Higher and higher One by one falling into despair Chorus: Something strange is going on He is not himself There’s something weird about his eyes And his tone of voice Says it’s all a lie Like he is hiding something He used to be my friend But now he barely speaks to me And he is always followed by the creepy fellows of the brotherhood As we climb we feel cold and tired Rain and wind punish our faces and tents Now the crew is starting to talk About how McMurdo has suddenly changed Chorus: Something strange is going on He is not himself There’s something weird about his eyes And his tone of voice Says it’s all a lie Like he is hiding something He used to be my friend But now he barely speaks to me And he is always followed by the creepy fellows of the brotherhood McMurdo: He can not find out our plan We should use everything we've got Every creature against this man Invoked by the chants of my otherworldly kind Whitfield: On and on Storm of green lightnings shine at night, hell Thunder rumbling loudly We are all dead Raining rocks Falling from high above we see beasts Standing up there screaming Above our heads Despite the wind and the cold Despite the beasts and the storm We reach the mountain’s top But McMurdo is gone
9.
Whitfield: Madness - On the top We find a shrine made of ancient stones There is silence near the shrine As we walk by we hear a hideous sound Louder, ohmmm, ohmmm, ohmmm, ohmmm It is made of noise and rhymes I can feel evil within it The danger is near, is here Finally face to face Madness - At the shrine We find the Brotherhood taking hands They are standing in a circle At its center there's McMurdo He sees us, ohmmm, ohmmm, ohmmm, ohmmm Ha ha ha ha ha McMurdo: We are here to invoke The Unknown from out of space And we'll see what wrath is What reality is And we'll learn the truth Of human kind Almost ready Almost done Ohmmm, ohmmm, ohmmm Whitfield: The ground starts to shake, the mountain cries The crew runs away from the shrine The danger is near, it's here Finally face to face McMurdo: Come now, come to our world Kadisthu is calling you Whitfield: Puzzled, astounded, scared and alone When a crack appears in the wall What is going on? A claw comes out of the wall And seems to check the outside As the crack grows and grows Then the claw grabs a fellow And pulls him against the wall As McMurdo keeps on singing A head with giant teeth bites the man He is now just blood Ahhhhh
10.
I can't tell you how I feel ‘Cause I don't know what was real I wish I didn't have to kill It was like a bad dream Blurred thoughts, tangled stream Horror visions are now coming to me (Solo) When I cut McMurdo's throat The Monster screamed and the crack closed I can still hear its cry when I'm alone In the shrine the horror lives Dreaming its eternal dream And like the Mountain will stand still

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All music by Back To R'lyeh
Recording, Mixing, Mastering and Engineering by Andy C at CADILAC BLOOD STUDIOS, Madrid 2019.
Incredible art conceived by J.L Tena based on HP Lovecraft's fiction and Back To R'lyeh's own take.

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released March 20, 2020

Andy C: Engineering, mixing and mastering. Additional snares on "What Was Real?"
Pablo Bermejo: Keys engineer
J.L. Tena: Art layout and direction.

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Back To R'lyeh Madrid, Spain

Back To R’lyeh is a progressive metal band from Madrid, Spain, formed in 2011. Their current line-up now includes:

Adrián Hernández Puente: Guitars
Jesús Lanzarote: vocals and keys
Manuel Novoa: Guitars
Pablo Sanchez: bass
Victor Duro: vocals

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