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Salem 1692 (MMXX)

by CEREMONIAL CASTINGS

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I command thee spirit, Fly out from me Strike forth upon Salem From this town may god flee I have seen the night I have seen the shadows In the wood where they dance With the devil I have seen the crow I have seen the blood Bleeding into a book of black I have seen the witch I have seen her naked Conjuring her spells in the dark of night I have seen the moon I have seen the sun As they combine into one another Fly my spirit Cast shadow into dreams Curse the names of the holy Let hell ride thy wings I have seen the night I have seen the shadows In the wood where they dance With the devil I have seen the crow I have seen the blood Bleeding into a book of black I have seen the witch I have seen her naked Conjuring her spells in the dark of night I have seen the moon I have seen the sun As they combine into one another Sickened be those of the light Tainted excuse of human life Set fire unto the flock this night Blessed be the horns that rise Sickened be those of the light Tainted excuse of human life Set fire unto the flock this night Blessed be the horns that rise
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Damned be those of the craft Ye who wield such horrid spells Soon to see their nights last pass Into cauldron cold, black feathers fell Flesh succumbs to dagger's stab Blood boils deep with tallow first Second comes the scales of snake With spit and semen to complete their curse Our souls are not for the taking... Not in vain we shall die with prides Our names are bound into the black unholy book We have sold our souls... to Lucifer! We know not of heaven except for mortal lies We are not damned yet hunters, Crowned under this dreadful night Damned be those of the craft Damned be those of the craft
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about

It has been known that two-thirds of the members from Ceremonial Castings are direct descendants of Judge John Hathorne. We in no way shape or form condone the actions of what took place in Salem in the year of 1692 and we dedicate this album to all who suffered through this event, especially the nineteen who died. In your honor, we reverse the curse.

While it is still unclear whether CEREMONIAL CASTINGS have officially returned from the grave, this new re-recording of Salem 1692 sounds exceptionally fresh, richly detailed, and fully conveys the mysticism so crucial to their aesthetic. It’s as immersive as ever, if not more so due to the richly kaleidoscopic sound – organic, analog, but not once sacrificing any of the otherworldliness which endeared CEREMONIAL CASTINGS to so many. And now, in 2020, as more ancient and classicist styles of black metal take hold with a new generation, “symphonic black metal” need no longer be a dirty word: this re-recording of Salem 1692 is poignant proof of the subgenre’s inherent power to transport the listener to forgotten realms and dimensions far, far away from modernity.

“If you are a fan of old-school symphonic black metal and never got into this band, you better drop everything you are doing and pick up a copy of this release” – InfernalMasquerade.net [9.5/10 rating]

“Elements such as keys, melody, female vocals (‘Stones Upon The Warlock’) and operatic vocals (‘Beneath the Sabbath Moon’ and ‘The Crucible and the Cross’) immerse the album in theatrical mysticism... the guitar style and vocals straddle the fence between black and death metal. Salem 1692 is the most wicked and numinous rendition of the infamous witchcraft trails” – HeavyMusicHQ.com [4.5/5 rating]

“It succeeds in combining sensations of witchery and dread, of menace and fear, of monstrous cruelty and shattering grief. ” – NoCleanSinging.com

“the mere mention of story-driven black metal concept albums will make the most necro fan sweat off his corpsepaint – it is still a milestone in USBM history and one worth re-celebrating. Plus, the fundamental concept of witch hunts, distrust, and isolation make this one of the aptest records for the year that’s passed – not to mention the interesting times that still lie ahead” – V13.net

credits

released November 27, 2020

Jake Superchi - All Vocals, Guitars & Bass
Nick Superchi - All Keyboards, Synths & Piano
Matt Mattern - All Drums & Percussion

Guest Vocals recorded by Sara Sutherland

Al Music written by Ceremonial Castings
All Lyrics by Jake Superchi
Mixed by James Sloan at Negative Force and Ceremonial Castings
Mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios UK
All Artwork and Logo by Kris Verwimp

All Photography by Veleda Thorsson
Layout by Martin van Valkenstijn and Jake Superchi

Salem 1692 was written in 2007 and later re-recorded
from the winter of 2019 to the spring of 2020.

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CEREMONIAL CASTINGS Battle Ground, Washington

Ceremonial Castings began in the fall of 1996. The band was founded by still existing members The Witcher & brother OldNick. The basis of the writing & the lyrical foundation on the art of black magic, witchcraft & rituals that could only lead to the name of Ceremonial Castings. The recipe itself contains many magicks of genres combining to the band’s self deemed sound as “Bewitching Black Metal" ... more

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