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Judgement of the Dead

by Pagan Altar

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Special edition on bone colored vinyl, with 32 pages booklet, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Judgement of the Dead via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around April 26, 2024
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Regular edition on black vinyl, with 32 pages booklet, poster, sticker, post card and download code.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Judgement of the Dead via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around April 26, 2024
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      €21.99 EUR or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD edition comes with sticker, obi

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1.
Pagan Altar 07:25
Dawning of a brand new day, lighting up the way, with something new to say, From beyond the stars. A warning of the times gone by, No tears left to cry, Just a mournful sigh. From beyond the stars. Spawning from an Astral grave, No souls left to save, Floating on a wave, From beyond the stars. Burning life's eternal fire, Dictated by desire, A Pagan Altar high, From beyond the stars. Morning of a Pagan reign, Nothing is the same, Scream out Satan's name, From beyond the stars. Dawning of a brand new day, Lighting up the way, Something new to say, From beyond the stars.
2.
Covens have gathered frozen in time, Ageless figures are linking their minds. Circles of power drawing them near, Calling the infernal ones to appear. Legions of witches meeting on Candlemas eve, The Dark Age has ended surrendering down on its knees. Circles of witches chanting his name, Calling the damned one to rise once again. The blood of the sacrifice darkens the floor, The gateway is open they've unlocked the door. Legions of witches meeting on Candlemas eve, The Dark Age has ended surrendering down on its knees. Look into the North, in the light of the candle. The form that's taking shape within the triangle, Feel the power that's growing in the darkness, The evil stench of Hell, Behold Armadeus. Crumbling Religions subside into dust, And retreat into obscurity. The Tower of Babel rises again, In the path of his Majesty, Behold Armadeus. Behold Armadeus...
3.
Galleries of dead are smiling, Candlelight is shining, Judgement of the dead. Hooded corpses form the jury, Point with pent up fury, Judgement of the dead. A courtroom filled with the dead. Judge Satan sits at their head. A cloak of black, that hangs to the ground. Sentence is passed without even a sound. Torn soldiers stand in the aisles, War heroes or fools, yesterday's child. Dismembered limbs that are lost to deaths glory, Each to his own, the same stupid story. Politicians standing in line, Generals following behind. Chained to the dock with the leaders of religion, Heads bowed low awaiting the decision. Galleries of dead are smiling, candlelight is shining, Judgement of the dead.
4.
Through the corridors of darkness, on the wings of mans desire, Conjured by the soulless ones at the everlasting fire. Borne on waves of insanity from mans primeval past, The mantra of the tumult has awakened him at last. Drawing near in the gloom comes the twilight of all shame, The ravens of night have flown away to set Valhalla aflame. For too long now the right hand gods have fought between themselves, With paths that lead to paradise from this demented world. This is the age, the age of Satan, now that the twilight is done, Now that Satan has come. Blue velvet shrouds the altar, black candles pierce the dark, The skulls of the unbelievers peer sightless, bleached and stark. The inverted cross of burnished gold the burial urns of light, The pungent smell of incense wafts out into the night. This is the age, the age of Satan, now that the twilight is done, Now that Satan has come.
5.
Night Rider 04:12
Standing high on a pillar of stone, Persephone stands all alone. A figure unravaged by time, Waiting for midnight to chime. Her Hair flows caressed by a gentle breeze, A rustling like the wind in the trees. Her arms slowly point to the sky, It's time for Persephone to fly. Night Rider, casting her mystical spell, Night Rider delivering you into your Hell Streaming miles of flowing shrouds, Mingling in with the clouds. Riding the moons silken beams, Delivering out all your dreams. Night Rider, casting her mystical spell, Night Rider, delivering you into your hell.
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7.
"Reincarnation" Time on the world had just begun The earth's lost its role as the universe's sun, Storm clouds build for impending rain, The birth of the earth begins again. Just like before in the distant past, The hand of the sculptor begins to cast. Shapes of lands, islands and seas, Mountains and valleys, flowers and trees. Dawn!, surging light, brightening up those darkened hills, Bringing life, to the charred remains, A long dead sun now alive again. A long dead sun, now alive again. Trees!, once stark and bare, now spread their wings high in the air. A sea of green over rolling plains, The chain of life begins again, The chain of life, all over the world. Shapes, astral forms now roam the earth, implanting gold. Eternal greed and selfish minds, Leave the seeds to tempt mankind, Leave the seeds, all over the world. Life awakes again, evolving through endless sleep. The fires of hell, the eternal flame, Started it up to begin again, Started it up, all over the world.

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DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to reissue PAGAN ALTAR’S cult releases, Judgement of the Dead and The Time Lord, on CD and vinyl LP formats.

While the band is working hard on the upcoming new album, these reissues kick off the collaboration between the British Doom Metal pioneers PAGAN ALTAR and Dying Victims Productions. Based on the beautifully crafted releases on Canada’s Temple of Mystery, these important recordings will finally return into circulation.

Originally recorded back in 1978-79, "The Time Lord" features Pagan Altar’s earliest recordings. Two of these flawlessly executed tracks are from a 24-track recording session, and the rest of the album are early, atmospheric versions of songs that were later re-recorded on Judgement of the Dead. This LP includes a long-lost, never-heard before version of "Night Rider", from the same era as the other songs! This is pure doom metal sorcery.

Originally recorded in 1982 during the NWOBHM movement, Pagan Altar’s debut album, Judgement of the Dead, is a timeless classic of macabre heavy/doom metal centered around magic, witchcraft, and the occult. This holy grail album is one of the purest, most magical records that were ever written, and had a tremendous influence on the heavy/doom metal scene.

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releases April 26, 2024

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DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is a German underground heavy metal label that unleashes all sorts of metal. DVP is always on the lookout for newcomers as well as established acts.

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