The Awakening

by Gilgamesh

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    Englisch:

    On their debut album, Gilgamesh picks up the heritage of the great Mesopotamian civilisation, vanished since millennia. Named after the Sumerian godlike King from the eponymous heroic epic, they open a new chapter of Oriental extreme music: In a world where society is submitted to the vengeful Gods, The Awakening addresses epic, myths and occultism from a bygone era. The 8 songs lead the listener into legendary battles, obscure ceremonies and mystical cults of gods. Driven by blastbeat-oriented drums, they build a bridge between pounding Death Metal and melodic Black Metal. Gloomy riffs encounter an epic roar. Filled with oriental elements, Gilgamesh’s music introduces the listener to a multi-faceted blackened Death Metal. The album’s sound comes from the Woodshedstudios of V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress) and blends together the limits of both genres. Fans of Keep of Kalessin, Behemoth and Hate will get their money’s worth with this newcomer.


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    Auf ihrem Debutalbum greifen Gilgamesh das Erbe der seit langem untergegangenen mesopotamischen Hochzivilisation auf. Benannt nach dem gottgleichen sumerischen König aus dem gleichnamigen Heldenepos, schlagen sie ein weiteres Kapitel des orientalischen Extreme Metal auf: In einer Welt, in der sich die Gesellschaft den rächenden Göttern unterwirft, thematisiert The Awakening Epik, Mythik und Okkultismus eines längst vergangenen Zeitalters. Dabei führen die 8 Songs den Zuhörer durch sagenumwobene Schlachten, obskure Zeremonien und mystische Götterkulte.
    Getrieben von blastbeatorientierten Drums schlagen sie die Brücke zwischen stampfendem Death Metal und melodischem Black Metal. - Düsteres Riffing trifft auf epische Soundwand. Verpackt im orientalischen Gewand präsentieren Gilgamesh dem Zuhörer auf diese Weise vielseitigen blackened Deathmetal. Der Albumsound entstammt den Woodshedstudios von V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress) und lässt die Grenzen der beiden Genres fließend verschmelzen. Liebhaber von Keep of Kalessin, Behemoth und Hate werden bei diesem Newcomer voll auf ihre Kosten kommen.

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The pure epicness of mesopotamian blackened deathmetal

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released September 6, 2014

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Track Name: Astaroth
gathered with poison

grim statues in a row

they obey the call of their oath

to taste the delight of death

drink for purity

drink for bliss


they're mesmerized by the black fire

while I cast the eldest spell



follow me to the edge of the black light

when the dawn is drenched in gold

I join the call of Inanna

to the hall of the kings

you are the chosen one

force of this mighty hex


they're mesmerized by the black fire


adorn my crown with heavens gold

gleaming fire of the void

Astaroth

enlight the blackness of my corpse



burn my flesh

for the ascension

I'm a slave

to my earthbound shape

burn my flesh

for the ascension

I'm a slave

to my earthbound shape


gathered in death

they who witnessed the dark myth

the ancient seal of Astaroth

took their minds and their souls

they drank for purity

drank for bliss



I 'm mesmerized by the black fire


adorn my crown with heavens gold

gleaming fire of the void

Astaroth

embrace the blackness of my soul
Track Name: Slaying in the Name of Ishtar
oh Ishtar, godess of flames and war

accept my blood sacrifice

oh evening star

approve this gathering

accept this flesh of a mortal immolation


oh Ishtar, daughter of sin

see the bloom of youth to your feet

lionqueen, two virgins chained on the altar

be the gift for your grace


as daylight dies

the chamber will be blessed by an eight pointed star

for slaughter

blood splatteres the rotten ground

as my silver blade cuts her throat


reunite this manifest with the golden skies

join the uruk twilight

as a veil of dusk embraces the temple in its whole

I will spread your will divine


our fate is sealed by blood

bow down the Ishtar Cult

the oldest liturgy

slaying in the name of Ishtar


reunite this manifest with the golden skies

join the uruk twilight

as a veil of dusk embraces the temple in its whole

I will spread your will divine


our fate is sealed by blood

bow down the Ishtar Cult

the oldest liturgy

slaying in the name of Ishtar
Track Name: Aeons of Hate
spawned from the orcus they are rising

the shield of the ancient scrolls was shattered by their blast

the hordes of the underworld unleashed in madness

hear the winds yell their battlecry


liars

concealed since the origin of time

anger grew up to dimensions of hate

an army runs over the land

brings bloodshed and death


born from blazing fire

the golden era of chaos will be back again

once doomed to be frozen in darkness forever

tomorrow will be a reign of havoc and demise


for aeons chained

in the depth of seas

the titans are evoked

free of never ending pressure

they crusade for domination


suffer

suffer atrocities and imposition

asnihilate

the existence of our brothers

we force into the ocean


they´re lost in a veil of desolation

for Aeons of Hate


into the orcus they are banished

a cage of frost will seal their disgrace forevermore

the gate of tartaros locked by the tides now

in total silence you may hear their horrid mourn


for aeons chained

in the depth of seas

the titans were evoked

their fate is never ending pressure

they are lost in the black chamber

forever
Track Name: Evocating Enlil
feel the winds

of his dale

reaching for the skies

give us providence

beneath your wings

and your stars


bondmen

of a spoiled race

hear my judgement


rainfall rainfall

may mankind

be washed away


washed away

away

away

away


feel the storm

breaking through your chest

until we're gone

feel the impact

of the storm

that breaks your neck

when Enlil calls
Track Name: The Curse of Akkade
feel the embrace of my fury

our mighty horns crack the sacred walls

like a sandstorm quick and deadly

our sounds declare war unto enlils realms


burn the priests, devastate the halls

let the fire kill and embrace destruction

for blood and gold


since ancient times

we´ve been your slaves

resolution is complete

enslaved by the gods

we´ll never loose our dignity

reign shall be mine


so stand strong

sons of akkad

wipe the ashes away

and hoist the banners of blood and glory


defilement

a god on his knees

Akkades towers of might

shall be cursed till his reckoning


the sun darkens as I stand on the Ekur

and in one moment of stillness

I touch the sky and renounce the gods

I´m Naram Sin

king over the the bridges of eden


since ancient times

we´ve been your slaves

resolution is complete

and on the throne of time

I shall reign for eternity


so stand strong

sons of akkad

wipe the ashes away

and hoist the banners of blood and glory


defilement

a god on his knees

Akkades towers of might

shall be cursed till his reckoning


you who dared to assault the Ekur - it is Enlil whom you assaulted,

Akkade, you who dared assault the Ekur - it is Enlil whom you assaulted

may your grain return to its furrows, cursed by Ashnan,

(may famine kill the people of that city,)

may your butcher, butcher his child instead,

(you who dared aussault the Ekur)

may the poor hurl their precious children into the water,

(Akkad, it is Enlil whom you assaulted)

may famine kill the people of that city,

Naram Sin, face the curse of Akkade


so what you preach is what you get

eternal fire for the tyrants and the wicked ones

behold the blackened sun



when you follow the path up to the forbidden secrets of your life.... why do we exist? who are we? Nothing more but a shallow whisper in the cycles of time

cycles


thy overbearance shall not reign

neither offspring nor the seed from a god of man

I am the void in you


behold the blackened sun

soars above your mundane corpse

stars arise on the burning firmament

when one is all and we are one


so stand strong

sons of akkad

wipe the ashes away

and hoist the banners of blood and glory


defilement

a god on his knees

Akkades towers of might

shall be cursed till his reckoning