Sunday, June 15, 2014

"Believe in No Coming Shore" to be released this Summer.



Our new record, "Believe in No Coming Shore" is mastered and due to be released via Bindrune Recordings in North America and Nordvis in Europe. The tracklist is as follows:

-Blue Misshapen Dusk
-Ancestors of Shadow
-Ancestors of Smoke
-Waxen Voices
-Spectral Eyes
-Believe in No Coming Shore

Artwork is being finalized and pre-orders will surface in the near future. Also be on the lookout for a handful of tour dates down the East Coast on our way to (and from) the Southern Darkness Festival in Tampa, Florida on August 23rd.

More info to come.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Panopticon / Falls of Rauros split LP lyrics

For those with any interest here are the lyrics accompanying our half of the Panopticon split LP. They are also printed on the LP insert for those who have received their copy in the mail.

"UNAVAILING"

We have thrived in
places not fit for life nor the living
We will carry on
bringing our curse where we wish
the death of significance
Worship oversight
Fabricate answers to volatile questions
Shelter your gains and show to them reverence
This is the world we preserve
This is how we would have it

I can not find any beauty
in our sightless ambitions
I am through with forgiveness
for our unseeing
I will not feel any sorrow
by the crumbling of towers
raised from the earth in arrogance
Cleaving the welkin
Piercing the heavens 


When we've choked our convictions
and we've acknowledged with certainty
that vacant and quickening darkness
living in all human hearts


When at last it's unbearable
and no contrivance can remedy
on that day you'll have to shed your old skin
take what you need and depart


I will leave this place
I will leave this harrowing place for another
I will not be returning


Alone now
in the purity of isolation
my breath a thin smoke on the air
Flickering shadows dance across my few belongings
May your only truths betray you
May your fires die




"THE PURITY OF ISOLATION"

O light of day
descending flames
though night shall fall
the stars will grace us


And their gleaming will
illuminate the path
whichever we should take
A broken people can't mend
their wounds alone
Brilliant and sustaining
bathe us in your glow


For this soil gives
more than we shall ever give
We have chosen not to
And these roots know more
than we shall ever know
We have chosen not to
And the wind shall sweep away
the falsehoods
of our histories

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Panopticon / Falls of Rauros split LP up for pre-order.


Pre-orders for the PANOPTICON / Falls of Rauros split LP are now being taken! There are currently 2 color options available. Head to the Eihwaz web-shop to order:

http://eihwazrecordings.com/distro/

16+ minute teaser:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDYhZmqx-VI


A thorough write-up from Bindrune Recordings:
New material from Panopticon and Falls of Rauros, 2 of the US’s most prominent and prolific black/forest/heathen metal bands, will be unleashed by Bindrune in the form of a split 12”. Limited to 500 copies (with a download card), this split features exclusive to vinyl only material that was inspired by both bands time spent together in Norway.

Track listing:
Falls of Rauros side
-Unavailing 11:53
-The Purity of Isolation 6:45

Panopticon side
-Through Mountains I Wander This Evening 4:33
-Can you Loan me a Raven? 7:29
-Gods of Flame 4:26
-One Cold Night 7:56

Panopticon: The mountains, landscapes, and memories of living and studying in Norway have crept into Austin/Panopticon’s ever evolving and vital sound to embody more of a stripped down and dark Norwegian BM influenced atmosphere for this release which harkens back to Panopticon’s more aggressive and raw S/T album. This is in no way indicative of the genre bending and highly evolved impending full-length, Roads to the North, in which Austin has pulled out all the stops to create his most personal and technically amazing material yet that finds melodic death metal elements entering an already rich color pallet of sound. The 4 songs on this split embrace the pure essence and influence of the 90′s Norwegian black metal movement in all of its driving, chilling and endlessly atmospheric grimness. Panopticon is passion for creating music in all it’s empowering forms, to arrive at something pure and with deep meaning. It’s hard not to be overtaken by the strength and conviction of this material as it sparks at the air like a live wire…

Falls of Rauros: For their side of this split, Falls of Rauros embrace more of a noticeable evolution that opens up with expansive musical exploration. Such an exciting growth musically has become further realized on the bands upcoming, awe-inspiring 4th full-length album, “Believe in No Coming Shore”. While maintaining a ferocity that was felt on “The Light that Dwells in Rotten Wood”, Falls of Rauros skillfully reach outward with free flowing and at times tranquil guitar work that truly brings even more life in to co-exist within their already impressive songwriting skills. Falls achieve evolution without forsaking their past. The result is endlessly vibrant and fulfilling to the core as only this band can be. Unavailing and The Purity of Isolation were both recorded by the band and stand to introduce the listener to the amazing musical works that will be coming from them in several months time. Trust us friends… it is well worth the wait…

This unique sense of self and overall vision set forth by both musical entities is a refreshing breath of fresh air as black metal as a whole struggles with it’s worldwide popularity and fleeting muse.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"All That Howling Fog"

For those who would like to know the concept behind "All That Howling Fog" here are the accompanying lyrics, written while somewhere between spitting rage and a hopeless positivity.

ALL THAT HOWLING FOG

ever you seek to rein in
wild abandon and the spirit of the untamed
i am taking every measure
to fill my lungs with quiet; rare and free
whispering.. there are voices upon the air
calling to us in a language we've forgotten
all ears tuned to the humming of industry
and by its gallop we'll be haunted

not with the birthing of ideals will we be faultless
nor in the carving of symbols will we ascend

not with the birthing of ideals, not in the carving of symbols
we have created a state of endless hunger
it is the nurturing of illness
it is the blurring of wildness and chaos
the embodiment of alienation
a blatant monument to selfishness
it can not go on like this; it can not last
and everything will vanish in its wake

as our shadows are wreathed in a dimness
growing more vague, growing thinner
clouded and distant
and the last of hope fades into a black smoke of decay

take what's held dear
silence its thunder
dampen the breadth of its essence
to subsiding color
take what you hold dear
bury its flame
under the yawning grey ashes
wielding your sorrow

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood" Double LP

Replenish Records are now accepting pre-orders for "The Light That Dwells In Rotten Wood" on Double LP.

From Replenish Records:
The album will be available for the first time on double vinyl exclusively through our label and features all new artwork by Austin Lunn of Panopticon! The vinyl edition has been completely remastered by Mell Dettmer (Alda, Sunn, Wolves In The Throne Room) and includes the previously unreleased track "All That Howling Fog." Don't miss your chance to finally own this record on double vinyl, the way it was meant to be heard!


All proceeds from digital downloads will be donated to Mayo Street Arts in Portland, ME.

http://www.replenishrecords.com/
http://mayostreetarts.org/

 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Panopticon / Falls of Rauros split LP

We are excited to announce an upcoming split LP with none other than Panopticon, due for release via Bindrune Recordings. 500 copies on 12" vinyl (with download card).

It will feature 4 new tracks from Panopticon and 2 from ourselves; approximately 20 minutes per side.

Details will be divulged as they come.

http://bindrunerecordings.com/


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bandcamp

We've just launched a bandcamp page. At last. For folks looking to listen to our music or purchase what little merchandise we have, this is now an option. I'm sure we'll be making adjustments over the next few weeks as things come up, so please bear with us.

www.fallsofrauros.bandcamp.com


Otherwise you can click the "music" tab on this blog and you will be redirected to the bandcamp page. Thanks so much everyone.