Judgement

by Nachtterror

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  • 1 - “Judgement” Long-Sleeve Shirt; Artwork by Lord Maelkleth, Printed by Cursed Earth Apparel
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    3 - “Of Ash and Dying Light” 10” Vinyl [Split with Altars of Grief; 2015]
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    6 - Nachtterror Moon Button [3.8cm]
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  • 1 - “Judgement” Long-Sleeve Shirt; Artwork by Lord Maelkleth, Printed by Cursed Earth Apparel
    2 - “Judgement” CD [6 Panel Digipack; 12 page booklet / 9 tarot cards; 2019]
    3 - Nachtterror Signed Postcard [15cm x 10cm; featuring artwork by Lord Maelkleth]
    4 - Nachtterror Sticker [11cm x 7cm; all-weather]
    5 - Nachtterror Moon Button [3.8cm]

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    The official shirt for Nachtterror' Judgement album, with artwork from guitarist / vocalist Lord Maelkleth

    Front print - Nachtterror logo
    Back print - "Black Mirror of Judgement"
    Sleeve Print - Judgement Rune
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    “Judgement” is presented in a 6 panel digipack with an accompanying 12 page booklet featuring the album’s lyrics as well as 9 distinct tarot cards, one for each track on the album. Featuring art from vocalist / guitarist Lord Maelkleth.

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about

Nachtterror is a Symphonic Black Metal band formed in 2006 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Since their founding, Nachtterror has always been a band focused on telling a story of tragedy and empowerment - the tragedy of life and the suffering that can accompany it, as well as the empowerment of embracing your own negativity and using it to evolve and grow. Nachtterror attempts to convey acceptance of the inevitable and the ability to use it and overcome it.

“We want our listeners leaving our album understanding that “there’s something beautiful in the dark.”

Nachtterror has released two EP’s - “The Funeral of Man” in 2008 and “Beneath the Crimson Moon” in 2012. Some attentive observers may recognize this group from their most publicized release, the 2015 10” record “Of Ash and Dying Light” with Altars of Grief.

However, Nachtterror - throughout the bulk of their existence - has been building and refining their debut concept album “Judgement” with songwriting for the album dating back to 2008. Previous renditions of songs from Judgement have appeared on past releases but Judgement as an aggregate entity has never been revealed – until now.

Judgement, the amalgamation of Nachtterror’s universe is now ready for release, and shall be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records on October 10, 2019. The album will be presented as a 6 panel digipack with nine tarot cards included, specifically conceived of and painted by guitarist and artist Lord Maelkleth (Eric Escott), to convey the story behind each track on the record. Metaphorically, this album is about embracing the negative aspects of the self and making the decision to become a god, or be destroyed by it.

"Judgement is a black mirror, allowing its listener to view their own dark truth. It is a story of the power of self; embracing or succumbing to its desires and fears."
- Erik "Saint Wikk" Labossiere

Judgement will be released on October 10, 2019. Hypnotic Dirge Records will present the album in a 6-panel digipack CD edition that includes nine tarot cards, specifically conceived of and painted by guitarist and artist Lord Maelkleth (Eric Escott), to convey the story behind each track on the record. To see a selection of those other paintings, visit Nachtterror’s Facebook page. More will be revealed on Hypnotic Dirge social media soon as well.

credits

released October 10, 2019

I shall bring down bitter vengeance upon thee, and thou shalt suffer my eternal wrath
The beauty of the withering flower and the last struggles of a dying man, these are my blessings.

Nachtterror:
LORD VATIEL - Vocals
LORD MAELKLETH - Vocals, Guitar
INFERNAL SAINT WIKK - Vocals, Guitar
WRAITH - Bass
FOGRIR - Drums
HORHD - Keyboards and Synthesizers

"Recorded at Blue Door Recording and Divergent Sounds by Justin Bender, Mixed and Mastered at Divergent Sounds by Justin Bender

All Music and Lyrics Written by Nachtterror.
Artwork by Lord Maelkleth

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Track Name: Behold the Terror
In the shadows of nightfall
The doom kings arise
And a new god awakens
From the pain of mankind
To witness the coming
Of a new blackened king
And the end of one life
So the new can begin

When on this cursed day
Three souls would fade away
And beneath a crimson moon
A poor man met his doom
And in judgement of his sins
He’d suffer from within
For in the darkness of his mind
He saw the terror of the night

When on this winter day
In his arms she’d pass away
And in the forest’s shaded light
He’d snuff out his brothers life
When beneath a starless sky
He swore all of them to die
When in the darkness of his mind
He saw the terror of the night

King of the other side ruler of none
God is reborn, judgement shall come.
Track Name: Sea of Dread
As the night begins
A storm rages within
He suffers from inside
For he had seen it all
And he will surely fall

Of love betrayed
His heart now slain
In torture bound
As the sun goes down

His thoughts had turned to dread
Those letters he had read
He curses god in rage
For he had seen it all
And he will surely fall

Of trust betrayed
And lust depraved
The rage now binds
His thoughts in time

The pain had bled
Eternal dread
This rotting tomb
His mind consumed

His will now lost
He shall pay the cost
For their lust he'll fall
As their sin's enthrall

As he gazes high
At the stormy sky
"I am fallen" he cries
As voices arise...

To the god's he gazed
As his sorrow forces way
"By the coming of dawn,
I shall be none."

Walter!
You shall fear no more!
Martyr!
You shall reclaim your throne!

As night begins to fade
Their words he hath obeyed
With god now by his side
For he shall heed their call
And they will surely fall
Yes, she will surely fall.
Track Name: To Beckon the Weak
I am absolution
I hear your call unto me
You’ve become without choice
Be still and know my voice

I am he who offers vindication
My hand, your instrument, divine purification

Come to me child
My strength I will lend
A gift to the weak
Let us bring forth the end

They shall taste this vengeful wine
Bear this sigil, redemption, divine

My eyes have seen your souls disdain
My grip shall let them know your pain
Your hands shall conquer the sins of the past
Your breath shall bring this world into ash

Walk with me upon the ashen sands
We are of one a god upon the land
You beckon me, for you cannot withstand
I beckoned you, for judgement is at hand

To beckon, to beckon me
Upon the ashes
To beckon, to beckon me
The weak in rapture
To beckon, to beckon me.
To beckon the weak.
Track Name: Beneath the Crimson Moon
I still recall the moment we met,
When the night was silent and cold,
Gorgeous darkness bore the sweet pale flower,
That in my arms I would hold.
And at once this Goddess of Crimson,
Alight by the Ominous moon,
Would seal with a kiss the fate of our lives,
And hail the coming of my lovers, doom.

As seasons went by the knowledge that I
Was deceived by my brother and bride,
Would bring forth great visions of nightmarish lands,
Where foul truths had no place to hide.
A dream of my flower, turned white then to red
Visions of pasts so clear in my head,
And as if been arranged, by some hellish way
The Answer was laid before me.

The lies, of my,
Beloved, and My kin,
Will drive, my life,
to commit this act of sin.
Tonight, We die,
For you, are mine.

And so I set out for my answer,
The poison to snuff out my bride,
So darkness would come to her, Silent and Swift
And extinguish the light in her Emerald eyes.
But inside me I knew there was something,
Amiss in this, unholy plan.
So true was our bond, how could this be so,
Was her soul, so certainly damned?

My flower, my life, will you die with me tonight?
Together, Forever, Forgive me, My bride.

The madness, has taken
Hold of me, Of my mind
In Darkness, I see you but
My Loving eyes are Blind,
So take this, drink quickly,
This death infested wine,
And know that I loved you
My Flower, My bride

Kiss me once more my love,
Let me hold you close,
Don't be afraid my dear,
The cold will stop your tears.

Sleep in my arms my love,
Forever with you I will be,
Beneath the Crimson Moon,
I swear my life to thee.

And so I sit and ponder in the dwelling of my kin,
If anything should happen if I were again to sin,
So soon now, dear brother, will your eyes arouse with fright
For these are your final hours,
For you will die,
tonight.
Track Name: A Forest At Night
A whisper in the darkness
Has led me to this hall where you reside
Will you run for me dear brother?
Run away from me, in the forest at night.

RUN

I’ll find you soon so run, try to hide
You’ll pay with your blood for the dying of my bride
It will be so beautiful to watch you die
When I hunt you down in the forest at night

Do you see now my darkness
This lie that dwells within
Do you feel now my darkness
Do you see how You have sinned

I’ve found you now no time to run and hide
You’ll pay with your blood for the dying of my bride
It was so beautiful to hear your cries
When I ripped Your heart out
In the forest at night

The moon is stained in gorgeous red as blood pours from your face
The lies inside must be torn out and darkness put in place
Bleed for me dear brother, you bastard son of god
Yours beating heart within my hands, your final breath, you won’t last long

Torn out your throat and raped your wrists a deed well done by me,
It seems as though the sight of you has forced this night to be.
Track Name: The Beauty of the Withering Flower
When I close my eyes
And I see you there my bride
As we walk the autumn days
And at nightfall the stars above wed gaze

The silver moon above would fill the night with a cascade of lunar flames
Reflected in your eyes your lips your flesh, but then the light it fades
And in the shadow of your gaze I feel an emptiness inside
As darkness takes my bride

So now I close my eyes
And see the night you died
For no stars were in the sky
On the godless winter night

But what am I to do alone without your loving sweet caress
No tender words no gentle hand to guide me out of this darkness
I trace the lines upon your lips and feel the tears fall from my eyes
As darkness takes my bride

I open up my eyes. And I see you there my bride
On this ancient forest floor
You sleep forever more

The beauty of the withering flower
Beneath this starless sky
Frozen forever as a nightmare in my mind
My withering flower
How beautifully you died
For the stars died with you
On this endless winter night

How beautiful it was to see you die within these arms of mine
How beautiful it was to see your eyes reflect the lunar light
How beautifully this withering lover dies within my arms tonight
How beautifully the darkness takes my bride

The beauty of the withering flower
Beneath this starless sky
Frozen forever as a nightmare in my mind
My withering flower
How beautifully you died
For the stars died with you
On this endless winter night

The death of my dearest lover, beneath a starless sky
Tortured forever, by the terrors in my mind
My withered lover, how beautifully you died
For the stars died with you, on this endless winter night.
Track Name: Judgement
I shall bring down
Bitter vengeance upon thee, and thou
Shall suffer my eternal wrath
The beauty
Of the withering flower
And the last struggles of dying man
These are my blessings
For all your sins
May you suffer from within
Judgement has come
Your life is undone
Forever more
...ever more

I stand here alone
In this darkened abode
The beasts from my nightmare have come
For all my crimes
For not its my time
To see what this blackened day brings

The life of my wife
And my brother, my kin
I've bled the skies
In my dreams from within
In silence I stand
In nocturnity's hell
Before you my god
To be locked in my cell

Now I hang here alone
With my judgement at hand
You at my side for this
Funeral of man
Vetiel my lord
Why have you left me
Alone in this hell
For eternity

King of the other side
Ruler of none
God is reborn
Judgement has come

The light fades
This darkness I've found
My flesh is torn
My henious blood stains hallowed ground
Standing at the gates
In shrouded veil
Sitting at his throne
As i kneel, the lord Vatiel

I search for the words to suffice my mistakes
I pray to my emperor, save my fate
But I become aware, through my saviors glare
that tonight, i shall light my effigys flare

You had not strength to work my need, now you shall commit final deed
Rise up your work unfinished,
let this task begin...

Though I had tried to prove my worth, gave all my soul in saviors search
Did not suffice, though I killed twice those who has broken me
Now time had come, I failed my lord and wonder what tortured I'd see
Hang them in shackles and then light your hearts infernal heat

The time has come, I have no kin
I am to commit, intangeable sin
A failure born, to death I'm sworn
By the coming of dawn I shall be none

Alone I descend
To the kingdom of none
God is Reborn
Judgement has come

I bent down, removed the board, that sheltered from my broken soul
with great distaste I saw her face and memories soon came
Of greater days, when love was praised, and violence banished from my gaze
But soon I turn my view to him and recalled the injustice
His face now scarred at my regard, his body now askew
I smiled though very little at the vengeance I had plagued
Then realized that my demise was at my hands not through his guise
and vengeance was a bitter noose now choking all of me
My vengeance led and I his slave, now I shall not see what could be

The time has come, I have no kin
I am to commit, intangeable sin
A failure born, to death I'm sworn
By the coming of dawn I shall be none

Then it came,
no longer sane
The lord vatiel was not as seemed, could not be real
Standing in my place
My eyes decieve
The Lord Vatiel
Holding my wife in place of me
Track Name: Breath of the World, Ablaze
Arise!... Children of the dark
and Behold! This wisdom i impart
from within you, the fire of man
shall forge a crown and kingdom by your hand

"For the curse of life, is the curse of want,
and so you peer through the fog in hope of answers

There's something,Beautiful in the dark
the embers of creation,
I see it, beautiful, in the dark
awaiting the breath of the world...

take now this journey, through the dark
to find the fire within
walk with me, oh king, through the dark
And awaken the breath of the world

the warmth of the sun, you feel naught.
the love of another, you have forgot.

forever in darkness, a king you've become
alone in your kingdom, a ruler of one.
for the fire within you shall soon overcome
the fear of the night with the death of a sun.

Behold, the light so beautiful, in the dark.
The breath of the world ablaze, in the dark.
Your soul ablaze in fire, in the dark
I am the god within you, within the dark.
Track Name: Upon Ashen Shores
Into the dawn
Words to a whisper
The sirens gone
The silence come
Of Gods Reborn
And Judgement passed
The eyes of one
The voice of none

Walk with me, upon Ashen Shores
Into the endless waves of none

The path before
Failed to deliver
This final day
The only way
Upon the altar
Within the dust
This final chapter
This ending rapture


Stand with me, upon fallen swords
Into the open arms of none

I wither
Silent All
Into dust
We fall

Within this realm of none
In ashes we are one

Darkness comes, purest sight
Without sound, bitter night
Blessed black, open doors
We have wrought, these ashen shores

I will stand
an endless altar on
These shores of Ash
Within the silence
Of an empty dawn
This world of Ash

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