Obscura Arcana Mortis: The Demo Years

by Forgotten Tomb

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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 Nightfrost 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 Nightfrost
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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
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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
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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 Morte!
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[Instrumental]
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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'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 FORGOTTEN TOMB I am alone now Only the dark listens to my words Forget me

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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

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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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