Trepaneringsritualen | Deathward, To The Womb
Trepaneringsritualen’s long out of print debut release: Deathward, To The Womb finally sees a proper reissue on CD, and limited edition 12″ vinyl.
An invocation not so much of BABALON Herself, but of the tormented elemental of Frater T.O.P.A.N., and his fervent attempts to usher in the Æon of Horus.
In the lyrics – based on the texts of Frater T.O.P.A.N. on the Babalon Working – the perilous flame that is BABLON is called upon to ravage creation. She is asked to scorch the earth clean for the coming cosmic renovation. The Eternal Virgin would spring from Her womb. From Her love, the new divine man would be born. 70 years after the Bablon Working was deemed successfully concluded, its utter failure is painfully apparent.
»All love songs are of me« She says. This is certainly true of the first five songs of Deathward, To The Womb. The final songs, All Hail The Black Flame, seem different altogether. In this guise, BABALON brings not solely love, but cataclysm; a holocaust brought upon the domain of Man. Manifested as the Black Flame, She reaches from a time before time, formless chaos, and rips apart the very fabric of the created worlds. Such is Her nature: two opposing principles; that of the nurturing mother, and that of the callous destroyer.
“She is flame of life, power of darkness – She destroys with a glance – She may take thy soul. She feeds upon the death of men.”
Appended to the six original songs is a specially commissioned 12 minutes and 57 seconds long ritual work entitled “I Remember When I Was God” (included as download for the vinyl edition), and attributed to Teeraal Räum Pheynix. BABALON was summoned at Winter Solstice 2015 under the sign of ᚢ, with assistance from Alone In The Hollow Garden, A.I.L of Arktau Eos, Michael Idehall, KzR of Bölzer, Nÿland ii of Hadewych, and Æther. To destroy and to give life. We declare this ritual concluded and successful.
f × n × h – × | ×
CSR222CD (January 2017)
CD in 6-panel matt digipak.
1. The Birth Of Babalon
2. Deathward, To The Womb
3. Osiris, Slain & Risen
4. She Is Flame Of Life
5. Sacrament & Crucifixion
6. All Hail The Black Flame
19. I Remember When I Was God
CSR222LP (January 2017)
LP in matt sleeve with 6mm spine. Ltd x 500 copies with download card.
A1. The Birth Of Babalon
A2. Deathward, To The Womb
A3. Osiris, Slain & Risen
B1. She Is Flame Of Life
B2. Sacrament & Crucifixion
B3. All Hail The Black Flame
“Dark music for dark minds. No sunshine to be found here. A truly bleak listening experience.” (5/5, Musique Machine)
“Deathward To The Womb” remains one of the absolute masterpieces in the history of this band. It’s the perfect offspring between dark-ambient, ritual and death-industrial music” (Side-Line)
“Thomas Martin Ekelund con il suo progetto Trepaneringsritualen ha riportato il ritual industrial agli antichi fasti… “Deathward, To The Womb” è un lavoro “ritual” post-industrial aperto a contaminazioni post-black metal. Un ottimo esordio per un progetto che, pur fruibile a diversi livelli, non è mai sceso a compromessi e che dal 2012 non manca di dare positive conferme nelle prove successive, sia in studio, sia dal vivo.” (OndaRock)
“…simply a stunning piece of work, a haunting masterpiece of pure dark sentiment. This comes highly recommended for all the ritual noise folk out there.” (Merchants Of Air)
“While it’s unquestionably criminal to subject a work of this nature to labels simply for the sake of comparison, we’ll say that fans of black ambient/death industrial need to near this.” (The Noise Beneath The Snow)
“Bleak grayed industrial soundscapes grace the eerie churn of Trepaneringritualen’s “Deathward, To The Womb”. All about atmosphere, the songs revel in their lo-fi screamed world.” (The Beach Sloth)
“Deathward, To The Womb” erzählt eine dunkle Geschichte und ist dadurch einem drückenden Charakter ausgesetzt, dessen weitgreifende Wurzeln nichts als Bedrohlichkeit verbreiten. Wer jene Kost als lebensnotwendig erachtet, der darf hier beherzt zugreifen.” (Raben Report)
“sono indubbiamente una delle esperienze più forti e devastanti attualmente in ambito ritual industrial… Ristampa imperdibile per tutti i seguaci del post-industrial esoterico” (Ver Sacrum)