“They walk through the mist, to an ancient place, gathering for the King, to invoke his name, potion from the darkest well, opens for pagan souls, hear the angels of heaven wailing, as they call for the lord of darkness…”
The setting is one of archetypal horror: a gathering of evil entities celebrating the coming of their king in a secluded, rural place pregnant with age and surrounded by mystery, a picture audibly painted close to perfection by so many dark luminaries in the past – Pentagram, Black Sabbath, Black Widow, Coven…
YEAR OF THE GOAT, while recognizing that the 60’s and 70’s saw the birth of true genius within the performance of dark art, aim is to abolish time and make you see it for the illusion it is - sinister gospels with properly dank atmospheres can be created whenever and wherever.
Thomas Eriksson (vocals, guitar) received vision in 2006. Since then an amalgamation of different elements has taken place, Fredrik Hellerström (drums), Per Broddesson (guitar), Tobias Resch (bass) and Jonas Mattsson (guitar) now constitute one sombre congregation whose debut MCD Lucem Ferre is due for release in (April/May ?) through Ván Records.
Lucem Ferre, which is latin for The bringer of light/The son of desert fire/Lucifer, consists of four gospels: Of Darkness, Vermillion Clouds, Lucem Ferre and a cover of the Sam Gopal song The Dark Lord (originally sung by Lemmy).
In these times of global upheaval YEAR OF THE GOAT will add fire to chaos and ignite the branches spread out for Christ by his flock to further the triumphal return of a Lord that never left… So rejoice in sin, every hour and every second is yours and yours only, just like every year is, and always has been, the YEAR OF THE GOAT!
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