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by Ah Ciliz | Chiral

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Beautiful 6 Panel Digipack of the Ah Ciliz / Chiral - Origins Split album co-released between Hypnotic Dirge and Throats Productions. We have experienced a production delay on this album so all pre-orders and subsequent orders will be shipped out in early / mid December.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Origins via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Get all 124 Hypnotic Dirge Records releases available on Bandcamp.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of about all the bad days in the world, sound graveyard bound [2023], Inside, At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness, Worldtorn: Anemoia, Worldtorn: Gateways, A Soul Purged, Inevitable, and 116 more. , and , .

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Windstorms rage In lands where Eagle soared Where the red spirit was not lost And native blood endures Far and wide across the Pacific North They chant towards falling rain In elder woods in forest veins Wisdom and honor in Eagle crest The memory of our tribes shall become legend And the legends will fade like evening sun Deep in the heart of Cascadia distant smoke rises Still Eagle thunder is louder than bronze Cedar pyres light the night Our invisible dead roam the lands Windstorms rage In lands where Eagle soared Where the red spirit lives on And Haida blood endures Eagle and Raven soar Above the mountain and forest snow Where we dance by fire beneath moonlight glow And only the Eagle crest is our lord!
I gaze into cosmic horizons Across waves of astral seas Beyond heaven realms Is where I long to be Long is the dark night In which we’ve gathered We search for a distant light That birthed our fathers I gaze into cosmic horizons Across waves of astral seas Beyond heaven realms Secret celestial keys From the edge of the universe On the darkest of nights they came Following the star-ways mapped long ago Beyond the stars our home calls out to me I gaze into cosmic horizons Across waves of astral seas Beyond heaven realms Secret celestial keys I gaze into cosmic horizons Across waves of astral seas Beyond heaven realms Is where I long to be
I was surrounded by the snow, while the whole world slept unconscious.  As a pale white blanket lashed by winds, this empty land lives in silence unseen.  I woke up in a shiny crystal cavern, smelled the air as it scars my face. The closed ceiling as an icy casket, devoured and fed the beast within. I could not see, but rocks gathered around me, a deadly throne they seemed.   Tried and went outside, I remember felt the pale sun on my withered skin. As far as my sight could go only a vast white I saw.   Oh maiden of the snow, Of desires and sorrows your soil's the witness, as the wicked beauty of your nakedness awakes me. Wonderfully numb to clear crystal skies that dress up your misty mountains.  Covered in a bear-skin's mantel I made it to the crest, not so far away from the ridgeline where ice melts into a dreamless ocean of evergreen meadows. And the sun's borrowed light dwelled all over the place. It was my gift. A sweet gift, with mournful eyes I tasted. Cause I know that everything ends right when it begins.  And now I sit at the last glimpse of sunshine, watching my rocky cave from above. A last thing I remember, that lone burning ray. The setting sun lighting up your face, and your eyes so cold. 


Hypnotic Dirge and Throats Production presents the release an intense nature-themed atmospheric Black Metal split record entitled "Origins" between two great atmospheric bands - Ah Ciliz and Chiral.

Ah Ciliz is an atmospheric Black Metal band founded by Elmer (Klär, Painful Depression) in 2008. The history of the project now includes four full-length albums, and a split with Griefthorn all released between 2011-2014. Three years later, Ah Ciliz returns with three excellent new songs for the "Origins" split focused on indigenous cultures, nature, and the cosmos. The songs from Ah Ciliz span between powerful, triumphant, beautiful, and spiritial throughout its duration which is aided by varied and interesting riffs, soaring leads, and an atmosphere that matches the lyrical themes perfectly.

Chiral is an Italian one-man band from the countryside near Piacenza, set up at the end of 2013. His compositions shine of a dim light dwelling through the branches, alternating solar as well as gloomy moments. Folkish instruments are used to guide the listener through contemplation, while gentle veils of synths are crafting a misty and mysterious aura. If the dreamy and hypnotic atmosphere of Lustre met with the breathless wonder of Falls of Rauros' melodies, and the wild raw guitar lines of Wolves in the Throne Room, that would be probably be what Chiral sounds like.

"Origins" will be presented as a 6 panel digipack limited to 500 copies and shared between labels and bands.

For fans of: Lustre, Agalloch, Mavradoxa, Windbruch, Falls of Rauros, Wolves in the Throne Room


Hypnotic Dirge et Throats Production présentent Origins, un ‘split album’ de black metal atmosphérique intense entre deux grands groupes du genre : Ah Ciliz et Chiral.

Ah Ciliz est un groupe de black metal atmosphérique fondé par Elmer (Klär, Painful Depression) en 2008. Le projet compte maintenant un catalogue de quatre albums et un split avec Griefthorn, tous parus entre 2011 et 2014. Trois ans plus tard, Ah Ciliz est de retour avec trois excellents nouveaux morceaux pour Origins, qui s’attardent aux cultures autochtones, à la nature et au cosmos. Dans leur entièreté, les pièces couvrent une palette diversifiée d’états d’esprits, allant de la puissance au triomphe, à la beauté et à la spiritualité, sur un fond d’airs captivants, de mélodies vertigineuses et d’ambiances qui collent aux textes.

Chiral est le projet d’un seul homme, établi dans la région de Piacenza, en Italie, depuis 2013. Les compositions se posent ici comme un éclairage tamisé nous parvenant à travers les branches, alternant entre les moments d’ombres et de clarté. Les instruments folkloriques accompagnent l’auditeur dans sa contemplation, tandis que des voiles de synthétiseurs tissent une aura brumeuse et mystérieuse. Si les atmosphères rêveuses et hypnotiques de Lustre rencontreraient les mélodies à couper le souffle de Falls of Rauros et les airs sauvages de guitares de Wolves in the Throne Room, elles nous donneraient sans doute Chiral.

Origins sera disponible en version digipack de 6 panneaux, limité à 500 copies et distribué entre les labels et les groupes.

Recommandé aux amateurs de Lustre, Agalloch, Mavradoxa, Windbruch, Falls of Rauros, Wolves in the Throne Room


released November 6, 2017

Ah Ciliz:
Elmer Bonilla - All Music
Boris Iolis - All Vocals

Matteo Gruppi - All Music and Vocals


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