From the Depths of Madness

by Assatur

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Self-released first demo. Lyrics insipired by H.P. Lovecraft.

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released December 21, 2012

Recorded in the fall of 2012 by Juha, Olli and Marduk.
Mixed by Saku Tamminen.
Mastered by Saku and Tapio Lepistö at Black Floyd's Analogi Äänipaja.
Produced by Assatur.
Music by Marduk & Assatur.
Lyrics, cover illustration and Assatur logo by Tuberculosis.
All rights reserved. © Assatur 2012

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Assatur Tampere, Finland

Assatur was formed in 2011 in Tampere, Finland as a death metal act whose music would be relentless with lyrical themes drawn exclusively from the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
In 2012 the 1st demo was recorded, followed by a handful of successful gigs. In 2015 after some line-up changes a 2nd demo/EP was recorded by the band.
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Track Name: City Of Madness
In the city of madness
They lie in the slumber of ages
Aeons before the first men
they came and brought their images with them
Haunting the dreams, planting their vicious schemes
to free themselves once again as stars are right

"Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn"

In the city of madness
They lie dormant in their houses of stone
Preparing for their second coming
cults were formed among men under their subconscious rule
Horrid nightmares made flesh in bas-reliefs
and visions of their city so vivid, yet beyond belief

"Cthulhu! R’lyeh!
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn"

In the city of madness
Their high priest lies in wait
Now sunken and cut off from this world
their horrid city with great monoliths now under the waves
But the cult is still alive and the city will emerge
and from those absurd structures The Old Ones will arise and claim the world

"Cthulhu! R’lyeh!
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn"
Track Name: Contagious Pestilence
In the sewers and secret chambers
where pungent odors fill the air
and limitless night devours
the root of contagion lay

Destined to engulf nations
subterranean horrors await
Fungous creatures
howled praise to unknown dieties

The headless abnormalities
and the dog-faced daemons
joining with incubus
to call the thing that crawled from the waters

And the babylonish court was held
in the name of Hecate
Offerings were given to the infernal
and blood was spilt

Contagious pestilence
festered by the accursed rites
and spilt blood
the leprous limbs of Lilith were laved

The sickening orgies
continued till the end
with the unhallowed chanting
"be favourable on our sacrifice"

On the edge of conciousness
I witnessed all of this
For it was not a dream
and blood was spilt

Contagious pestilence
festered by the accursed rites
and spilt blood
the leprous limbs of Lilith were laved

Ashtaroth, Mormo, Gorgo!
The corpse arises
and the necromantic throne
plunging into oblivion

Goats leaping hideously
at the sound of deep horns
emerging from the bottomless depths
and blood was spilt

Contagious pestilence
festered by the accursed rites
and spilt blood
the leprous limbs of Lilith were laved
Track Name: Pit Of Despair
Tide up they lowered me by an endless rope
through an opening in the hallowed ground
Blindfolded, horrified without a hope
I was descending gagged and bound

A mental cataclysm came to me with horrific things
as I was plunging down that endless spiked well
I felt the claws on the paw, and with bat-wings
I was soaring through gulfs of Hell

Into a bottomless pit of despair
Into a bottomless pit of despair

I regained consciousness on a bed of stone
Reaching out to the vast blackness
It must have been a dream or a hallucination unknown
For the horrors I saw I can't express

Into a bottomless pit of despair
Into a bottomless pit of despair

A legion of inhuman abnormalities I saw
With beast-limbs and some without a head
They allured from its lair the five-headed paw
that of the Unknown One, The god of the dead

Into a bottomless pit of despair
Into a bottomless pit of despair
Into a bottomless pit of despair
Into a bottomless pit of despair
Track Name: Black Ruined Tower
I've lived my whole life
in a complete isolation
Exiled from this earth
I can recall no companion

Have I roamed here alone from birth?
All I know I have read from the books
that occupy the endless dusty shelves
In this forsaken castle no light can reach

Surrounded by a putrid moat
And the vast dark woods

I often find myself
looking up to the twilight sky
wondering what's beyond the mist
and dense forest filled with brooding fear
Alone beside this castle
stands a sinister black tower
For centuries it has stood there
Reaching as far as the eye can see

Surrounded by a putrid moat
And the vast dark woods

Under the Black Ruined Tower
In the shade of the Black Ruined Tower

Through the eternal dusk
that surrounds my abandoned lair
this tower reaches
As I climb its ancient stairs
Up that sinister cylinder
of rock I shall painfully ascend
Will I reach the light of day,
and climb out of this netherworld?

Surrounded by a putrid moat
And the vast dark woods

Under the Black Ruined Tower
In the shade of the Black Ruined Tower