The Chthonic Rituals

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ATAVISMA unleashed their debut album from the fathomless catacombs of the Parisian underground. The Chthonic Rituals delivers a ruthless and savage onslaught of Doomed Death Metal. This highly anticipated and momentous album will drag you into the depths of the Earth and crush you slowly, leaving only ruins behind. With tracks such as "Invocation of Archaic Deities", the psychedelic and ritual "Ashen Ascetic" or the monstrous and ominous final track "A Subterranean Life", ATAVISMA has taken Death and Doom Metal unto another level of sonic violence.

ONLY RUINS REMAIN.

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released July 23, 2018

Facebook: facebook.com/Atavisma.Band
Contact and Booking: atavismaband@gmail.com

All songs recorded by Atavisma & Johan Bijaoui at Mannaz Records, France, in December 2017.
All songs mixed by Johan Bijaoui.
Mastering by Javi Félez at Moontower Studio, Spain.
Artwork and layout by César Valladares.

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Atavisma France

Doomed Death Metal from the Parisian Catacombs.

G. - Guitars
L. - Vocals
J.B. - Bass
G.D. - Drums

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Track Name: Extraneous Abysmal Knowledge
Beyond any matter
Unknown from men
Cosmivorous words
Of antediluvian worlds

Those of the distant
From dismal consciousness
Primal Aeon
Of primordial chaos

By dauntless cognizance
The portal is open
Obtain your harvest
Your cosmic absolute

Through dreadful oneiric occurrences
We learned what shall come

Dimensional eschatology
Is your doom
Track Name: Sacrifice Unto Babalon
O’ Mother of all that is
On your altar
This night of great wisdom
I present you thy chalice of blood
Filled of mortal souls

Sacrifice unto Babalon
Illuminate our paths

O’ primordial great Female
Reprove the ignorant
Lead us to perpetual knowledge

Under your love and protection
We are your children

Sacrifice unto Babalon
Illuminate our paths

Sacrifice unto Babalon
You are the Sun and the Moon

Liberate us
Elevate us
From Yesod, to the Ascension
Track Name: Invocation of Archaïc Deities
From days of yore
Chants through the past
Struggling against universalism
Destroying our ancestral beliefs

Crush their prophets
Spread the words of atavism
Hail the sun
Invocation of Archaïc Deities

Summon

Worship

Baptism of blood

Ritual use of fire
Track Name: Monoliths
Towers rising from the soil
reaching the sky
Until the Sun is hidden
by their immensity

Remains
Of a ultra-rational cult
preaching perfection,
submission to usefulness
which satisfied the greed
of those who conspired
at the top of the Monoliths

Once an evidence of power
Now they stand still, powerless
With no more artificial lights
to show their strenght

Once an evidence of majesty
Now they stand in darkness
which they created
Track Name: Ashen Ascetic
One with Life
One with Death
Through Purity
And Debauchery
Shall I reach eternity

Nothing is Impure
All is Saint
Through ashes and bones
I lay
On the cremation ground

Transcending all that is
Through cosmic hallucinations
Exhaling an opaque fog
To see what is unseen
From mere mortals

Through asceticism
I reach ataraxy
And embody austerity
Desire alienates

For a higher self
I embrace decay
Swallowing spirits
To begin the psychoactive ritual
Track Name: Amid the Ruins
Under a no longer radiant sun
And an opaque aether
I wander without goal
Amid the ruins
Embraced by cold and solitude
Through an ever flowing rain

I'm escaping the ruins of our kind
My own are no longer
I am alone with my grief
Neither dead neither alive

Until the light takes me
Track Name: A Subterranean Life
An eternal winter is awaiting us
Freezing us to the bones
Putrid air asphyxiate all beings
We need to burrow

Lands are desolated
Our old civilizations are now fallen
All that we have created is ruined
Natural disasters keep coming

Deeper and deeper, further down
We must create new realms
We're pressed for time
Above, there's only death

Inoculating our own plague
Existence to the very depths
Will maybe just repulse our curse
May the Earth save us

Hope of ever seeing the surface
Is now gone forever
Cold and stench were all annihilated
Living is not and will not be

We were promised to a great future
Supposedly masters of Nature
We can only lament her mercy
What have we done ?

A subterranean life
That's our burden
May that humans find pardon
Into the ground

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