Bolder and brasher than the Greeks' celebrated Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs debut, Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet is a sprawling and serpentine work, a daring and diabolical monument to the eternal light of esoteric illumination. At the core of Thy Darkened Shade's aesthetic is the band's profound and intensely studied lyricism. As the serpents of Eden, they are both the shining and the shadows, and consequently know the illusions of good and evil since they originate from the source: Or She-ein Bo Mahshavah, the solitary true light. Thy Darkened Shade are those few who have the wisdom to overcome, the sovereignty to become something evolved, in the forms and likeness of their gods. Across Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet's 78-minute runtime, many names are hailed, amongst them - Satan, Loki, Typhon, Set, Ahriman, Lucifer, Prometheus, Kingu - and the band explore myriad routes toward that burning, searing illumination. But as labyrinthine as Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet is and its pathways at times beguiling and treacherous, here black metal music serves a greater purpose: the Promethean mantras lead Thy Darkened Shade and the blood of Qayin binds them towards acausal freedom. "We possess everything we need to destroy all illusions; we are the children of Lucifer - we shine in grandeur and might." Thus begins the age of Acausal Necrosophic Black Metal: hail the new dawn...
released October 31, 2014
SEMJAZA: Lead, rhythm, acoustic guitars; 8- & 6-string bass;
mantras & qliphotic ambience
THE A: Chants and rites
Luciferian choir by the CHOIR OF THE DAMNED
Session Drums performed by H.G.
Promethean narrations and chants on “Daemon Phosphorus”
by MAGUS WAMPYR DAOLOTH OF NECROMANTIA
LIBER LVCIFER I was recorded with the divine guidance of Azazel, in Woodshed & Sitra Ahra Studios
Produced by Semjaza, V. Santura & Stamos Kolliousis
Mixed & mastered by V. Santura at Woodshed Studio