Adorned With the Figures of Snakes

by Amherawdr

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FuegoMyEggo ooooooh this is nice...

trippy, almost proggy post black metal with folky twists and gigantic atmosphere....this is great.

shame it's all we get, but still glad to have it.
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Bret This album is awesome, one of my favorites of 2020
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A.U. Estilos musicales que me encantan mezclados en un mismo trabajo. Mezclados además de una forma magistral. Una joya oculta en toda regla.
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J. Wukotich This album is so insanely great! Stop reading my words and go listen to this music!
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Sabrina-the-sticker-hoarder Atmospheric black metal with goth vocals reminiscent of the late Ian Curtis at times; also has typical black metal vocals, so the mix is nice. Very British and a nice hybrid of goth rock and black metal. Based on tales of bleakness from ancient Britain. Favorite track: Adorned With the Figures of Snakes - Part 1.
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Through Dumnonian woods ...darkish resting veil Hearing the shadow's voice speak colder than wind-blown snow Strewn and blown upon the wet bone grounds Deep valley dweller... shadows step back Stand in your ghostly form Rhythms our flesh and blood know No more of this waking sleep Dancing in the pale broken colour of storms Meeting with the warder Feed the frozen fires of time Your peace will be fought for and mourned And lead you to the heartland of the mind Figures stand there old and lorn Deep valley dweller Daybreak... Fog Wet leaves bowing deep Bedewed, the weald's shadows spring from sleep (through Dumnonia) Hu Gadarn's fertile shadows spring Dancing in pale broken colour... as ashen as cinereous Shorn of the beams and blazonry (fending branches from our faces) Hearing the shadows voice speak colder than wind-blown snow (our head has forgotten... no more of this waking sleep!) Strewn and blown upon the wet bone grounds Always a presence I have felt through Dumnonian woods To further the figures I put to faith in such vivid force I present the aspects of themselves in me The deep valley dweller, trusting his life to the hills Bestowing signs of exceptional favour To the heights of the moor's frontier Burying my arms 'neath the brooklet I hope they will rise adorned with the figures of snakes Shadows... step back Stand in your ghostly form The spirits of my souls existence
You have never left You have returned to the valleys, the woods and the brooklet Nothing you have touched lies bereft You have taken, you have repayed each debt The wind, then it became... The ghostly hiss of serpent's breath Reciting splintered legacy over storm-toppled trees And guttering the torches That image I still bare in my heart of hearts Arms adorned with the blue of the clan tattoo Ancient patterns of your flesh and blood Edling Dumnonii, nursed of the dew The very same water that soaks my skin of mornings (adorned with the figures of snakes) Engulfed in the weald's darkish resting veil I know I have witnessed the Dyfnient chieftains that are gone Sons of Beli Mawr, the first of us all With different names and different faces now Once mounted on a pure grey horse of shadow He who still dances in pale broken colour... as ashed and cinereous Shorn of the beams and blazonry of its form No more of this waking sleep Through Dumnonian woods their presence lies deep


Amherawdr formed in Devon with the intention of writing heartfelt black metal music inspired by the bleak romance and mysticism of ancient Britain. A handful of songs known as The Hidden Valley sessions were composed that most likely will not see the light of day, but this creative period culminated in 2010 with the writing of 'Adorned with the Figures of Snakes', the definitive statement of that original potent intent. Recording of this album was almost completed the following year, but internal differences resulted in an amicable decline that left the band moribund. Winds change, seasons turn, dust gathers.

After a decade in the shadows, this sonic portrait of the heart of old Dumnonia is now given the release it so thoroughly deserves. 'Adorned with the Figures of Snakes' is available for order on limited edition 6-panel digipack and through all digital channels now.

The band 'as was' is certainly dead and buried, but none can say whether Amherawdr may not one day give voice again.


released June 5, 2020

Ri Orus performs Vocals and Baritone Guitar.
Diwrnach performs 7-String Guitar and Clean Vocals.
Wyrtgeorn performs Bass and Other Sounds.
Torr performs Drums.

Composition by Diwrnach.
Arrangement by Amherawdr collectively.
Recording by Daniel Couch.
Mixing by Torr and Wyrtgeorn.
Mastering by Robert Cotoros.
Artwork by Ri Orus.
Logo and Layout by Eleanor Winter.
Released by Onism Productions.


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