Demonseed

by Empyrean Throne

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1.
Death March 03:43
Death March: CHARGE! From the trenches we strike! CHARGE! From the trenches we strike! Damned to this vile wasteland Earth’s now a killing field Haunting prayers sweep through the ranks As soldiers scream in faceless cries Mortar fire rains by the hour Men slay their own with demonic strength The unholy wrath of Death’s Messiah Will leave nothing left in his burning wake Show no mercy for the weak And break the enemies lines Strike down the heavens Black valor untamed Crushed under a jackboot as will of Chaos reigns! Skies wreathed in fire The Dark Crusade Crushed under a jackboot as will of Chaos reigns! Cry Havoc! Cry Havoc, keep the wolves at bay! Cry Havoc! Cry Havoc, a war against the grain! Cry Havoc! Cry Havoc! KEEP THE WOLVES AT BAY! Cry Havoc! Cry Havoc! A WAR AGAINST THE GRAIN! Orders of eradication Campaign of extermination Those left of us are bleeding out Our battalion numbers are running thin. Shrapnel’s kiss marks our final stand Our last baptism is sealed in flames Should this find you “Call to arms!” And prepare for the coming days Strike down the heavens Black valor untamed Crushed under a jackboot as will of Chaos reigns! Skies wreathed in fire The Dark Crusade Crushed under a jackboot as will of Chaos reigns! Fix your bayonets! From the trenches we strike! Fix your bayonets! From the trenches we strike! Fix your bayonets! From the trenches we strike! Now fix your bayonets! From the trenches STRIKE!
2.
Demonseed 03:08
Demonseed: Something evil is growing inside me It’s fingers crawl beneath my veins A rush of pain ignites my senses This flood of agony makes it hard to breath! No awakening from this fever dream My body bears the Dark One’s child Am I a slave to the creature inside me? Am I a servant to the Tyrant of Hades? Birth! Of the Serpent’s malice Birth! Of the Anti-Christ Birth! Of the Demon’s seed Birth! Of the Lord of the End Times! As I pass beyond salvation Damned eternal is my destiny Virgin birth of the darkest nature Sin’s Harbinger in the cradle of wrath I cry out “Someone save me!” A spasm answers from within the womb Caught between the forces of darkness From the abyss I can hear them scream Birth! Of the Serpent’s malice Birth! Of the Anti-Christ Birth! Of the Demon’s seed Birth! Of the Lord of the End Times! Birth! Birth! Birth! BIRTH! Birth! Of the Serpent’s malice Birth! Of the Anti-Christ Birth! Of the Demon’s seed Birth! Of the Lord of the End Times! Birth! God’s daughter defiled Birth! One with the damned Birth! Mother of Slaughter Birth! To the Serpent’s Lamb! Awaken the Demonseed Conception of the Demonseed Awaken the Demonseed Conception of the Demonseed Awaken the Demonseed Conception of the Demonseed Awaken the Demonseed Cut out the DEMONSEED!
3.
Nothing But Vermin: Devoid of light with a ravenous hunger Insanity's Pit will just have to suffice To the Things that lurk beyond exile Embrace the call to the will of the Hive Beneath the ground I can hear them seething Waiting for their chance to reclaim Amidst the soil and the rotting corpses Burns a vengeance from the mouth of graves You are nothing but vermin! You are nothing but vermin! The Fallen sing from beyond the Gloom Kissed once more by the lips of torture Free to rape what's left of this Earth We’ll bleed her dry as the righteous suffer Cast from fires of Ancient Hells Wrapped within gold coffers of agony A purpose given to a blind existence With the overthrow of Humanity For too long we’ve been made enslaved Gripped by the maw of dementia Us wretched Beings swear allegiance, against our overlords and their creation United we’ll rise beneath the Sprawl Stinking of pain in glorious hatred Disfigured forms of forgotten Nightmares, marching under blessings of our bastard Icons You are nothing but vermin! You are nothing but vermin! Perversion of nature, deranged and depraved You are nothing but vermin! You are nothing but vermin! Defiled seeds of angels, spawns of treachery While Society slept your forces gathered Finding strength between the mud and the rain The dark children of faceless horrors Creatures banished beyond Heaven's Gates But now bring this vision to fruition Put an end to their sycophantic fantasy A survival built on the hatred of others Poisoned past the point of ecstasy In this place the Night has gathered She'll sign the pact to the end of days And in this place dwell the Scions of Chaos Denizens of infernal slaves You are all nothing but vermin! You are all nothing but vermin! For too long we’ve been made enslaved Gripped by the maw of dementia Us wretched Beings swear allegiance, against our overlords and their creation United we’ll rise beneath the Sprawl Stinking of pain in glorious hatred Disfigured forms of forgotten Nightmares, marching under blessings of our bastard Icons You are nothing but vermin! You are nothing but vermin! You are nothing but vermin! We are all nothing but vermin!
4.
The Fascist Messiah: Enslavement Process Through the winds of technology Implant and defile To increase totalitarian control Imperial reclamation Directed to imprison the mind Demon child’s creation The Gift of global genocide Marked and enslaved Shackled and chained Coronation to the Father of Lies The throne has been taken The Tyrant has spoken “LET THIS NEW WORLD ORDER ARISE!” Peace through Power! Peace through Power! Peace through Power! Peace through Power! Marked and enslaved Shackled and chained Coronation to the Father of Lies The throne has been taken The Tyrant has spoken “LET THIS NEW WORLD ORDER ARISE!” Experimentation Ordered among the ranks of the damned Perversion of Nature Has become the hybrid man Dark science and terror Propaganda to subdue and to blind False Christ and Messiah Unholy savior and destroyer of lives Peace through Power! Peace through Power! Peace through Power! Peace through Power!
5.
A Crow’s Feast: The air is heavy with the rotting corpses Atop the bodies sits an altar of flesh Defiled icon, a crow’s feast Marker to the fall of man I hear the screams and the cries of ravens Vanguard to the carrion horde The flock burns with a darkened hunger To pick the skin from my bones The Storm seethes Flesh has now become meat The beasts gather with great speed Under banner of black wings (As they take flight) Now they’ve come at last to take me Infernal servant to the damned Left to walk this blighted landscape Atonement for my sins at hand These visions of torture Let the Aeons return to take me My masters, enslavers Sentinel to their creation The world is but ashes Forsaken and left to die Grant mercy, give rapture Let me join your grand design No mercy, destruction Your prayers will fall on deaf ears No shelter, damnation Your worship’s all but empty Give penance, no answer Your Lord has cast a blind eye Kinslayer, deceiver This holocaust is without end The flock descends with a shriek of fury I’m dragged beneath the black whirlwind As my body is ripped to pieces I’m enlightened by Death’s cold hand We are slaves to our own creation Our allegiance, a sacrifice Is this my foretold ascension? Or just the end to an empty omen? The Storm seethes Flesh has now become meat The beasts gather with great speed Under banner of black wings (The Creatures of Night) Now they’ve come at last to take me Infernal servant to the damned Left to walk this blighted landscape Atonement for my sins at hand Epulae corvis corax A feast for the crows
6.
Follow The Plaguelord: Smell my decay as it seeps in your lungs, And hear the word of the Festering Sore Rise my disciple and shed your flesh, Let your rotting intestines now fall to the floor You awake from a nightmare to a voice in the dark, Calling out for you to take his mark A rush of fear crawls down your spine, He whispers to you “Soon you’ll be mine” The door has been opened, there’s no turning back, As you stand on the threshold to follow his path Take the first steps to serve your new Lord, And sever humanity’s umbilical chord Oh Great Father, Lord of the Flies I accept your gift, come open my eyes No longer condemned to preaching’s of liars I’ll see them burn on mortal pyres This planet is dying, its empires will fall But others like me will answer to your call I’ll walk with you until the end I will follow you my friend Rejoice in my blessings to you I’ve bestowed For the reign of humanity grows sickly and ill Walk with the saints who speak my name Accept the plague and submit to thy will You scream in agony and drop to your knees, The body transforms, your skin blisters and bleeds Infection spreads while pain subsides, Who you once were has left and has died The veil has been lifted from in front of your eyes, Your destiny unfolds as you begin to arise Now heed the cries of the diseased and the damned This world is now his to command! Oh Great Father, Lord of the Flies I accept your gift, come open my eyes No longer condemned to preaching’s of liars I’ll see them burn on mortal pyres This planet is dying, its empires will fall But others like me will answer to your call I’ll walk with you until the end I will follow you my friend! Oh Great Father, Lord of the Flies I accept your gift, come open my eyes No longer condemned to preaching’s of liars I’ll see them burn on mortal pyres This planet is dying, its empires will fall But others like me will answer to your call I’ll walk with you until the end I will follow you, my master, my friend!

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Album download includes all songs, cover art, and a digital PDF of the record booklet.

The Band:
While traveling through the Nordic wastes of Scandinavia, Empyrean Throne was formed by vocalist Andrew Knudsen and bassist John Ashbaugh. The duo teamed up with skins master Dan “Danimals” Bruette to bring the percussion fury. After going through various guitarist line up changes the band finally recruited string wizards Mike Brennan and Bryan Schwarz into the fray. The most recent addition to band is that of composer and master-class cellist Kakophonix, who rounds out the team’s current roster. Briefly under the banner "Of Legions", Empyrean Throne began their live campaign with a bang, playing their second show as a band at the 2012 Summer Slaughter Tour in Anaheim, CA followed by two co-headlining shows with The Browning and Abigail Williams along with an appearance at California Metalfest later that year. But they have not stopped there. Since assuming their new identity, Empyrean Throne has continued their live campaign alongside local Epic Black Metal allies of Xanthochroid and Highland, and as the direct support act for death metal titans Disgorge and the all mighty Cattle Decapitation at the 2013 OC Deathfest. In terms of their stage show, Empyrean Throne is just not a heavy hitting dose of blackened death metal, it’s an experience with lots of personality, often ripe with multi-media theatrics that one would expect from a major label artist such as Dimmu Borgir. On the music side of the set OC Weekly described Empyrean Throne’s sound as “A vicious mix of raw black metal and traditional death metal, akin to a fuzzier version of Behemoth.”

The Album:
The record is a concept release about the rise of an Anti-Christ like figure, the destruction that follows in his wake, and the birth of the new world he leaves behind after his demise at the hands of his own creation. Amidst the blasting barrage of Dan’s double bass, the heavy guitars, epic cello orchestrations, and Knudsen’s brutal screams, “Demonseed” will leave the listener wanting more. Lyrically “Demonseed” holds nothing back, diving into themes of heresy, warfare, possession, government enslavement, end times prophecy, and corruption. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Ryan Williams former bassist for The Black Dahlia Murder, and recorded at Winds of Plague headquarters Sound Temple Studio, "Demonseed" is well-polished record that is not for the weak of heart. The record also features two guest performances by master class pianist Daniel Pappas (Track 6 - Follow the Plaguelord) and vocalist Tyler Gorski (Track 3 - Nothing But Vermin). “Our goal with this band has always and will always be to create nothing less than an all out metal assault”, says Andrew. John elaborated further by saying “To put it simply, this record is a full on onslaught of organized havoc.” Each member has their own musical background, which helps fuel the flames of creativity to produce a unique sound. “I started with the hardcore scene, then it just got heavier from there, the guitar guys are always giving me new grooves to listen too,” says skins man "Danimals" Bruette. “We all have very eclectic tastes that seem to mesh well,” says Andrew “Being Scandinavian, I am a huge black metal fan so I like to incorporate a lot of those elements into our music”. Kakophonix added, “These guys have their act together, and being a part of this band is one hell of a ride. I’m excited to see what the future holds for Empyrean Throne.”

Demonseed release date - 12.5.13
Empyrean Throne
Erthe & Axen Records 2013

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released December 5, 2013

Empyrean Throne is:
Andrew Knudsen – Vocals
Mike Brennan – Guitar
Bryan Schwarz – Guitar
John Ashbaugh – Bass
Dan “Danimals” Bruette – Drums
Kakophonix – Cello

Fathered and birthed by:
Andrew Knudsen – Vocals / Samples
Mike Correia – Guitar
Bryan Schwarz – Guitar
John Ashbaugh – Bass
Dan “Danimals” Bruette – Drums
Kakophonix – Cello / Orchestration

Session Musicians:
Daniel Pappas – piano on “Follow The Plaguelord”
Tyler Gorski – guest vocals on “Nothing But Vermin”

All music written by Empyrean Throne and Mike Correia
All lyrics written by Andrew Knudsen
Produced by Andrew Knudsen
Recorded at Sound Temple Studios, Andrew@SoundTempleStudio.com
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Ryan Williams, Augmented Audio, augmented.audio@gmail.com

Cover concept by Andrew Knudsen and Eko Pratama
Cover artwork by Eko Pratama, eptm99@gmail.com
Additional artwork by Bryce Kroll & Perry Kroll, Studio Free Radical, www.studiofreeradical.com
Band photography by April Edwards, www.facebook.com/IshFauxto
Additional photography by Michelle Weissmann

Booking and contact – empyreanthroneband@gmail.com
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“May the Dark Empyrean be upon you.”

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Empyrean Throne is a clandestine black metal order from Lake Forest California, hellbent on spreading their gospel to the far corners of the world.

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