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Liner notes: Remmirath - Shambhala Vril Saucers

Written by As Tiger of the City Album opener, starting things in a faster tempo to give it an energetic punch. The opening/closing riff is inspired by one of my greatest favourites - Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin. Later on, we add some 80s-sounding synthscapes that were...

Liner notes: Ain Sof Aur - Atra Serpens

Written by Ain Sof Aur Atra Serpens deals with a process of man's spiritual evolution. The title 'black serpent' means, briefly, what is considered to be an abomination by right hand path religious standards. The use of theology and philosophical views may corroborate what we say on an...

Liner notes: Creatures - Le Noir Village

Written by Sparda. L'Horreur des Lunes Pleines It all begins in the twelfth-century countryside village of Le Cloaric, where Lothaire is a farmer. He explains his job to his ten-years-old son, suddenly his wife Théodora tells them to come quick back home for the night is falling. Lothaire...

Liner notes: Wormlust - The Feral Wisdom

Written by H.V. Lyngdal Sex augu, tólf stjörnur On the surface lyrically this could be called filling in the blanks of the visual aspect of "L'inferno" (1911) in some sense. I make mention to that Lucifer is said to possess three faces, mostly to proclaim that you may...

The origin of the ISENGARD logo and influence of Middle-earth Role Playing

ISENGARD's logo was taken from an illustration in Middle-earth Role Playing (MERP) (1984). MERP was a subset of the Rolemaster role-playing game set in Tolkien's Middle-earth. The illustration was made for Vampires in Appendix 2 - Creature Descriptions: VAMPIRES - Vampires are another of the ancient beasts from...