Into the Arms of Darkness

by Marche Funèbre

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Metallurgical Fire
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Metallurgical Fire This is a fantastic album. Everything is first rate; death vocals, blackened vocals, beastly percussion, solid melodic songwriting, but still very dark and atmospheric. The only thing diminishing my enthusiasm is the clean vocals on the album. They’re not bad, just a bit jarring from the rest of the sounds on the record. Still, a great album with some truly great death-doom atmosphere. Favorite track: Capital of Rain.
Jose Garcia
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Jose Garcia The more I listen to Marche Funèbre's new record, the more I'm feeling a calming, chaotic wave emotions which all come at once. Strong representation of Paradise Lost (Gothic era) with tracks like Lullaby of Insanity & Deprived (Into Darkness). Favorite track: Lullaby of Insanity.
hiddel4
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hiddel4 Had the chance to see them live, killer show! These guys will hopefully get big. Amazing vocal and guitar work Favorite track: Deprived (Into Darkness).
Hullible
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Hullible Really great work here. Every song is incredibly catchy, and the vocals are top notch. I really like the mix between clean and distorted vocals, and I think they blend them really well together. Is now one of my favorite metal albums. Keep up the good work!
Mike Liassides
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Mike Liassides By turns stirring, turbulent, romantic, furious and thoughtful, 'Into The Arms Of Darkness' is a densely-packed and compelling album from one of the more distinctive-sounding bands in the genre, and it absolutely deserves to grab your attention.
Full review at: www.doom-metal.com/reviews.php?album=3102 Favorite track: Uneven.
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    Re-release of Marche Funèbre's magnus opus "Into the Arms of Darkness". Released in a 4 panel digipack for the first time, and limited to only 100 copies through Hypnotic Dirge Records

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Imagine... space... Vast desolateness... The attraction of light, starlight In an ocean of black, the sun You Space… I’m drifting, drawn Towards you My sun in dark times Brightening my heart The warm glow of love Haven of hope Heaven Like Icarus – I dreamt of light Like Icarus – I came too close Like Icarus – I dreamt of light Like Icarus – my melted dreams Heaven within reach Soul mates collision A black hole instead A collapse of faith Heaven burnt to ashes I came too close You, my supernova, so near No laws of nature could capture Our mutual attraction, so pure Our dreams of love – in vain Like Icarus – I dreamt of light Like Icarus – I came too close Like Icarus – I dreamt of light Like Icarus – my melted dreams Imagine… it would have worked But you could not… no… no… A galactic implosion instead My sun cast me into infinity A massive black hole Devoid of you, I drifted… Deprived - I drift Deprived from the light I drift… into darkness Deprived from love I drift… into nothingness Deprived from you I dwell… into darkness Dreaming… of you Dreaming… of light Dreaming… to end… This night... eternal Deprived - I drift Deprived from the light I drift… into darkness Deprived from love I drift… into nothingness Deprived from you I dwell… into darkness
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Welcome to the place we all know Where we all feel home And no one likes to stay Meet those who fade to grey Cette pluie éternelle, qui érode le corps, assombrit l'âme Dejection – falls from the sky - eternally Relentless tears shroud a city Like mist from ages of dread Grey skies untouched by sun Host an empire of sadness Cette pluie éternelle, qui érode le corps, assombrit l'âme Dejection – falls from the sky - eternally And in this capital of rain There's comfort in tears And in this eternity of mist Eyes can see no light And in this lightless place All have faded to grey And all this pouring misery Mirrors their soul... Darkness blinds all life and light She is the Universe
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In a world of black and white Simplicity is King and order his Queen In a world of black and white All questions answered by yes or no In a world of black and white An existence of duality Simplicity is King and Order his Queen An existence of duality In a world of black and white The binary order of life All questions answered by yes or no The binary order of life All there is, was, and will be Count to two - All you can do Bring an end to this illusion of false hope Dark Ages’ logic obscuring the mind's eye All Uneven Bring an end to this illusion of false hope Options multiply without binary chains All Uneven Reject! Refuse a world of binary simplicity There's more than heaven or hell Accept complexity - an eternity of colours There's more than black or white Exist! Release the ties of the past Be one - free from this doom of men Oh, vile desire for order Our world drowns in manmade rules Deny these simple lies - Overthrow and grow Now open your once covered eyes Truth no longer hides All there is, was, and will be More than a mind can see
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Here, where clouds paint the sky A canvas of pitch black darkness All voices silenced, except those... in my head No nightmare can compete This sick melody, my lullaby The last thing that I need A sickening melody... of insanity Here, where night is all and everything And sleep is so much desired, so much... To shut down the voices... in my head Hear, the voices arrived... again A panorama of ghosts and ghouls On an ailing parade... in my head Hear their cries, calling my name... again Tragic echoes of my dire past When silence is all I need... in my head Shut down! End this masquerade of pain Shut down! This call to the insane Shut down! I plead, I beg, I crawl, I crave Shut down! End this lullaby of insanity To sleep is to live We need it like air To live is to die First rule of life And I ... I die to sleep... Every night again Yet these haunted moments When we sail away When we empty our hea These dreadful moments... Take my breath away And panic rules When the hour is nigh As for me To go to sleep is... to die End this masquerade of pain This call to the insane I plead, I beg, I crawl, I crave End this lullaby of insanity ...and sink into oblivion
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I have come from the valley This track runs deep Darkness overcome Still the hill grows steep I’ve believed all my demons And the filth they’ve preached I’ve awoken from that sleep Now the summit I will reach And see the field Swarmed by scarlet light I enter these novel meadows Brimmed with vanes and folk Praised by harlots and jesters As a king foretold Ruling over morrow and yester I possess all but gold Malignant or benign All who lived would align To feast and dine, Drenched pyres with wine In the garden of earthly delights A place for all things wild The garden of earthly delights My Eden Love and lust be my guide Who’s this creature before me Known unto none Sister of nightly moth She worships the sun With the beauty of a goddess And wings fiery red She stared into my soul And awoke what I thought was dead Her flight took to the sky But in time she would be mine From that moment on, I did yearn Deeply prayed for her return Ever did I seek her trail By the flowers she kissed One early dusk she sat sail This time my grip did not miss I poured her into a vessel cold As her wings struck glass Accepting the bold threshold We both found rest, at last The dawn was filled with regret For morrow had brought death From my queen all life had gone Oh my poor sweet child Now my own heaven’s denied Oh my god, what have I done I buried her in my hands With the pity death demands My tears fell unto her flesh A motion, an act Her wings moved, death was cracked Forgiveness was mine In one last kiss goodbye To love you I must set you free Never fully close my grip Hope you return, come and rest with me In my life of all things wild To love me you must choose the sky Along with the wind you need to fly But come rest close to me, And captivate me In our garden of all things wild
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Lost in a dream, I long… for you Your eyes… haunt my nightly shade Lost in a dream, I long… for you Your voice… whispers in every corner So why? Why did you step… Out of the dream and into my life? Resistance was futile Surrender with a smile A sort of homecoming In your house and arms Never experienced and unexpected Turning life upside down and inside out In the house of doom My heart has its place For my entire life, alas I can find no room Lost in a dream, I long… for you Your scent… calls my inner nature Lost in a dream, I long… for you Your touch… will shiver my skin Lost in the house of doom My heart desires to stay Lost in my house of doom Exit through the back door In the house of doom My heart has its place For my entire life, alas I can find no room I’ll put out the lights So I don’t have to see I turn my back And go back… To my life – without you To my past – without us

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In conjunction with the new split album with Eye of Solitude, Hypnotic Dirge Records is proud to be re-releasing Marche Funèbre's magnus opus Into the Arms of Darkness, on February 22. Originally co-released almost one year to the day on BadMoodMan Music, Moscow Funeral League and Frozen Light, the album received praise among the doom metal scene for its mature songwriting and fine balance of traditional doom and doom-death elements, making it Marche Funèbre's best album to date, and a must-have within the genre. After selling out, Into the Arms of Darkness will see a noble second edition on 4-panel digipack, expanded with bonus track "Lost," from the same writing session and previously only available as a 7" self-released in 2015. The album will be co-released with Moscow Funeral League and Frozen Light, and Hypnotic Dirge Records will have a limited number of 100 copies.

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released February 22, 2018

Marche Funèbre
Dennis Lefebvre - Drums
Peter Egberghs - Guitars (lead), Vocals (additional)
Kurt Blommé - Guitars (rhythm)
Arne Vandenhoeck - Vocals (lead)
Boris Iolis - Bass, Vocals (additional)

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"By turns stirring, turbulent, romantic, furious and thoughtful, Into The Arms of Darkness is a densely-packed and compelling album from one of the more distinctive-sounding bands in the genre, and it absolutely deserves to grab your attention." - Doom-Metal.com

"Into The Arms Of Darkness shows Marche Funèbre having found their final sound and putting themselves midst the big names of doom/death metal." - Doom Metal Front

"Into The Arms of Darkness is the bands third release and is going to satisfy and please the band's many fans as well as anyone who's curious about the whole genre of doom metal heavily influenced with a old death/black metal verve." - The Metal Gods Meltdown

"It is obvious: this happens to be the best album of Marche Funèbre so far (…)" - Lords of Metal

"Going for the grandiose segment of their sound, the band brings out plenty of familiar elements featured throughout here that make for a rather impressive outing." - The Metal Observer

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