Nightmarrow

by Mavradoxa

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cvltcorgi888 Fortune favors the bold...or the bands with NYP tags. What a fantastic find!

Thrashy, melodic, and atmospheric; Mavradoxa create quite the ripper of album. It's unfortunate that they split, but at least they left a fantastic record in their wake.

Cheers to some goddamn good music! Favorite track: Nightmarrow.
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Katimavik86 A new Mavradoxa release and I just know that no test drive is required. Favorite track: Black Crystal Snowfall.
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nebulousone This is my favorite album of 2019 so far. Achingly dark and beautiful. It's sad that this is Mavradoxa's final album, but what a way to go out. Favorite track: Maple.
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Thoth’s Girl Many times I pick albums based on cover art alone. It hasn’t failed me yet. This album is great and because of it I felt compelled to buy the entire Hypnotic Dirge Discography . Wowee what a decision ! It’s all beyond my expectations. Thanks for all of this great music !! 💗
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Daniel Blume Any questions? Yes, Mr. Ulrich? No, they did not copy your drum sound; nobody would purposely. This black'n'roll is as fresh as a croissant in Paris at 6 a.m.!
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OldBlueHeron I really wish this wasn’t the last great album....
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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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Track Name: Maple
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
Track Name: The Carrion Shade
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
Track Name: Nightmarrow
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…
Track Name: Black Crystal Snowfall
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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