Obscura Arcana Mortis: The Demo Years

by Forgotten Tomb



First demo of the band.
Original demo/MCD released in June 2000 limited to 215 copies. Re-released in August 2007 on Eerie Art Records in 1000 copies. Re-released on Agonia Records in January 2012 (this version).

Track 6 is an unreleased live bonus track recorded in 2004, included only on this release.

The album is also available in following formats:

- Limited digipack CD
- Limited to 300 copies heavy (180g) black vinyl
- Limited to 200 copies heavy (180g) gold vinyl.
- Limited to 100 copies heavy (180g) silver vinyl

ORDER: www.agoniarecords.com/index.php?pos=shop&lang=en&section=search&what=obscura+arcana&x=0&y=0


released June 12, 2000

Recorded, mixed and mastered in May 1999 at Elfo Studio, Agazzano (PC), Italy.

All music & lyrics by F. Marchisio.

F. Marchisio - All Vocals, All Guitars, Bass, Drum-Programming


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Forgotten Tomb Piacenza, Italy

Born in 1999 as a occult Black Metal band, FT became mainly popular for being among the true originators of the Depressive Black Metal subgenre (later stylized as DSBM) with its first 3 classic albums "Songs To Leave", "Springtime Depression" and "Love's Burial Ground". Later on the band explored increasingly wider territories, mixing their trademark sound with Rock, Sludge and Punk overtones. ... more


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Track Name: Nightfrost
I walk again through these darkened paths,
as the cold wind blows on my face
and the fog creates sinister forms,
they guide me in the dark night
A night as black as Death
An iced hand closes my eyes
as the frost surrounds me into its obscure shroud

No moon over me this night,
only the dark is real now
I stand obsessed by the signs,
occult symbols carved in the ground
of this ancient moor

They show me the mysteries of the afterlife,
the way to the knowledge
Now I must die to see this...

Wandering in the lands of Death
I know, I've seen beyond
Untrodden paths, but only in this life,
I walked on them
Track Name: Nefarious Nights
Nefarious nights, a time so far,
ancestral fears and nightmares
From the darkened clouds of the past
memories of souls without rest...

Pray your lord to reach another dawn
(The) Darkness takes away our mortal life
They' ve come back with these obscure nights

The moon appears through the fog
which flattens over the bog
Lock yourself inside your fragile home
close all lights and hope that they don't come

Nefarious... Nights
Nefarious... Nights

I observe sinister moors
Through the grip of winter
I walk towards the endless dark
As legends return to take
other lives into their funeral drape
Nefarious Nights...

"Rediverunt nobis.
Tempus est solvere debitum sanguinis.
Deum benedictat nos omnes."

A funeral procession through the night
takes the caskets of the dead to the cemetery
They burn their coffins to purify the souls
then pray the Lord to be forgiven

Population now has payed its dues
The cold winds take away the nefarious nights
Track Name: Forgotten Tomb
Let me die alone in darkness,
shunned by the light
Misanthropic death,
ignore the past life

No more visions of tomorrow
Dreaming the Death,
a tomb in the fog
A cold tombstone
forgotten by everyone

Forgotten Tomb

Leave me alone
Let me follow the path to nothing
Through the lands of inhumanity I wander
The black candle light has closed,
I can see the blackened beauty of Death
Forget me, I'll miss myself in the void

Forgotten Tomb...

I am alone now,
only the dark listen to my words
Forget me
Track Name: Obscura Arcana Mortis
On the path to darkness, the darkness of these nights
Through the fog we're dressed with our black robes
Silence... The wolves will lead us
towards the place of nightmares...

A deserted house stands beyond the ancient cemetery
We coven inside the dark place
The pale walls of the crypt
now are lightened by black candles...
The medium begun the invocation...

"Invoco animas veterum mortuorum
In nomine dilapsorum nobis ostendete verum
Volumus ex novo vivere fines vestram.
Animae mortuorum audite hanc revocationen,
dicete nobis de tenebris que post mortem sunt
Nobis revelate horridum abyssum mortis..."

We want to know

Lugubrious moans comes from the near cemetery
Your cryptic voices whisper
with the stenching breath of Death...

"Redite per clathros vita e post mortem."

Tonight the sky is darkened than ever,
as tormented souls tell the occult secrets...
Obscura Arcana Mortis
Track Name: XXX (Outro)
Track Name: Forgotten Tomb MMIII [Live 2004, Bonus Track]
Let me die alone in darkness
Shunned by the light
Misanthropic death
Ignore the past life

No more visions of tomorrow
Dreaming the death - A tomb in the fog
A cold tombstone
Forgotten by everyone


Leave me alone - Let me follow the path to nothing
Through the Lands of Inhumanity I'll wander
The black candle light is dying
I can see the blackened beauty of death
Forget me - I'll miss myself in the void


I am alone now
Only the dark listens to my words
Forget me

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