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Liner notes: Grift - Fyra elegier

Written by: Perditor Perditor was unsure he could communicate the true meaning of these notes by translating into English, so we present them in his native Swedish. Dödens dåd Vi valde att använda ett stycke skrivet och framfört av Hieronymous Gratchenfleiss som var verksam som begravningsviolinist under 1800-talet....

Liner notes: Ashaena - Calea

Written by: Cosmin "Hultanu" Duduc Tapae 87 The tune that opens the album is the most aggressive song. It describes one of the biggest battles in our Romanian ancient history, between the Dacians and the Roman Empire. In 87 A.D. Dacians has won this great battle, totally vanquishing...

Liner notes: Karst - Lime Veins Bleed Rust

Written by: Kristóf & Dániel Halogató / Dilatory Kristóf: This songs first version was dumped a long time ago, before releasing Cleaning a Cave. We re-arranged it when we have already been seeing the brief structure of Lime Veins Bleed Rust needing one more straight-forward song that really...

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...