Imperator Noctis

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lyrics

The winter sunset’s gloom expels the light.
The solstice comes, inviting the old rite.

Upon the hill, a temple stands alone,
where strange, devoted, vile, inhuman things
have sacrificed upon the mystic stone,
since long before the first Etruscan kings.

Now the path is walked once more
up to the crumbling ritual site,
to call the one that men abhor,
out of the deepest voids of night.

Before the shrine, the gathered halt.
They see the winding, strange motifs
depicting what they will exalt,
in friezes and in carved reliefs.

The portico resounds with verse,
till now unsung by human choirs.
The light on the old tablet’s curse
is the same stars and new-lit fires.

The idol of the one they call
is brought before the waiting crowd.
And as one horrid voice from all,
they chant the curse’s words aloud.

O, omnipresent emperor of night,
Monstrum dormiens
awaken and consume this living heart.
Sacrificium

Rise up in all your everlasting might,
Expergiscere
and rip this hypocritic world apart.
Pater noctis

As darkness takes its firmest stranglehold,
they pay the solemn ferryman with blood,
to carry back the majesty of old,
who reigned unfettered long before the flood.

The wine from the libation bowl
will immolate the chosen soul.

The haruspex eviscerates
the bloodless victim and consults
the entrails. Seeing what awaits,
he takes the liver and exults.

He holds it high up in the air,
for all to see it shining black.
And by it’s form he can declare:
The ancient god is coming back.

O, omnipresent emperor of night,
Monstrum dormiens
awaken and consume this living heart.
Sacrificíum

Rise up in all your everlasting might,
Expergiscere
and rip this hypocritic world apart.
Pater noctis

Your night-black wings will spread above once more.
Tenebras totas
Materialize and hear our pleading call.
Invocamus

Return us to the nothingess of yore,
Interfice
besiege this rotting realm and slaughter all.
Extingue omnes

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from Malice of Antiquity, released January 18, 2019

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Astrophobos Stockholm, Sweden

With their debut EP ”Arcane Secrets” (2010), Swedish black metal band Astrophobos quickly made a name for themselves with their ferocious yet melodic style of black metal.

Following up on with the critically acclaimed album ”Remnants of Forgotten Horrors” (2014) and EP ”Enthroned in Flesh” (2016), Astrophobos are now back with their long awaited second album ”Malice of Antiquity”.
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