Nightmarrow

by Mavradoxa

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1.
07:41
I’ve languished in a mausoleum of memories beneath the moss The bitter soil where we rest has drained away the glow of flesh Lead me into my suffering Hollow me with your burning gaze Leave me here to fade in the gloom & then depart in silent rain Your memory opened me I slowly tore apart my wilted skin The melody, like a funeral knell, of your laughter lacerated me Our epitaphs faded long ago The ghost of me wanders endlessly Shattered tombstones, blossoming woe I can hardly recognize you Every word is a shackle Every moment is a scar Every promise lies in ash Six stitches became the mark of fangs A maw flowed cardinal streams Your aroma of maple, sweet, still haunts this lifeless place still haunts this lifeless place still haunts this lifeless place… Here beneath this moss & ruin I rot in solitude I’ve become the negative space in a starless tapestry
2.
Black sun, black moon In shadows, entombed Flame, gold, & rust slowly coalesced in the pale of the last winter sunset Resplendent arc of the twilight glowed & burned in gaps of the snow-draped boughs There in the umbra of skeletal pines, blood of the matriarch married the ice As silence was marred by wolf & wind howl, tendrils of red ivy bloomed in the wounds A nightside portal lined with rows of trembling flame Your sea of dusk so brilliantly alight I contemplated upon sere branches of the tree, while the progenitor tore jaws through me As shades of carrion birds drank deep from a basin of mirrors… Torchbearers dripped their blaze into the cold void below Black sun, black moon In shadows, entombed
3.
09:34
Lost in a labyrinth of neon & steel, of wan, faceless beings in dark smog—concealed Specters all cloaked in wilt They lurk beneath the glow They kiss our pale blue lips They bloom in pestilence Sludge seeps from open veins & cracks of black mirrors How long until we drown in a toxic deluge? How long until our cities become our tombs? Miasmic mist rises from shadowed spires to choke the skies & banish the amber dawn Will our cries forever echo in rustling leaves? Or will they be lost to a silent finality? Frozen feathers flow from the wind-swept boughs, cascading through our dreams to the nightmarrow As our lifeblood turns to ash…
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5.
Ancestral whispers beckon us back to a starless womb, to a time before this place where all is languishing, where all is ensnared by the grasp of synthetic hands, becoming, and ripping our bones from within Hold your spine before your eyes & feel how brittle it always was Watch as it crumbles to dust from the pressure of a bleak reality Hear the song of moth wings rise to the hum of the neon nightglow Breathe the wind-swept chill of streets, shudder like the tremble of a dying flame Fade away in dereliction like moth-torn pages of a lost tome Drink the shade of memories like azaleas in this ruinous landscape We are the crystals of snow, submerged and forsaken in a black, viscous liquid seeping from scarred earth We are the crystals of snow encased in a black gem of obsidian glass— for now & forevermore When we have stripped away the prison of our flesh We will gaze upon the featureless black When the heart comes to still, the nexus will burn, as dawnlight abounds in our slow decay
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03:40

about

"Nightmarrow" premiered on No Clean Singing: www.nocleansinging.com/2019/04/23/an-ncs-premiere-mavradoxa-nightmarrow/#more-159370

After hunkering down to record this winter, Laurentian Black Metal band Mavradoxa has completed work on their third album, Nightmarrow, following 2016's Sojourners and 2017's Lethean Lament. Mavradoxa's third album, although related to the tonal atmosphere and character of previous albums sees the band developing and intensifying their song-writing ability crafting simultaneously cohesive yet unpredictable songs with a progressive hue that is still rooted in Atmospheric Black Metal.

Nightmarrow is a meditation on the isolation and hopelessness of our age (particularly in the realm of the urban), and the consequences of technology and voracious consumption of resources. The nightmarrow, the specters here are the distillation of our negative qualities: the interminable urge to consume, to control, and the chaos that results, this malevolent part of our human nature lurking in all the woe and decay we've created.

The spirit of the album is rooted in the cycle of bloom and decay. It juxtaposes the purity of nature and the encroaching venom of urbanity. It contemplates the futility of technological advancement. It questions what would become of the planet if we continue down our current path into annihilation, if it would be left a hollow shell, or if new life could ever bloom in the soil of our remains.

Nightmarrrow was Engineered by Nicholas Alan at Subterranean Studios, Mixed by Stephen Parker (Pillorian, Maestus) and Mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx Recording.

The album artwork for Nightmarrow was concocted by Dylan Garrett Smith, an artist whose work similarly conjures humanity's relationship and growing distance with the natural world.

Nightmarrow will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records on May 2, 2019.

credits

released May 2, 2019

Mavradoxa:
Josh Mason - Fretless Bass Guitar
Monica Finger - Drums, Vocals
Tyler Stasierowski - Electric Guitars, 12-String Acoustic Guitar
Zach Smith - Vocals, Lyrics, Electric and Acoustic Guitars

Additional Performances by:
Matt Greenwood - Guest Vocals on "Maple" and "Nightmarrow"
Swamp - Guest Vocals on "Black Crystal Snowfall"
Nicholas Alan - Additional Lead on "Maple"

Engineered by Nicholas Alan at Subterranean Studios
Mixed by Stephen Parker (Pillorian, Maestus)
Mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx Recording.

Album artwork by Dylan Garrett Smith

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