Venus Victrix I

by Venus Victrix

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Written and recorded under the auspices of Venus. Dedicated to the cults to all the gods and goddesses of the earth, known and unknown.

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released April 1, 2014

T. Marie - Vocals, bewitching melodies
KJLK - Guitars, Bass, Drums, Composition
J. Klein - Guitar leads on track 1, 2, 3 & 6
K.P. Turner - Noise and chaos
S. Colca - Hypnotic Howls

Engineered by Matt Kjeldsen at Bunker Base Studios. Mastered by Mac McNabb at Oxford Audio.

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The mystery cult of Venus Victrix is currently served by KJLK (instruments, composition & lyrics), Tiffany Marie (vox & melodies), J Klein (solos), KP Turner (general noise & chaos), and S Colca (additional vox).

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Track Name: The Oath of Lucretia
I wrap myself in black
This dress dark as night
A mourning shawl, though none have died
Though when I make my oath
The consequence foreseen
I've seen the sacred scrolls, I know what it will bring
A glimpse into Rome's past,
You'll see - we are a people raised by wolves.
This great dishonor, a crying shame unto Rome's daughter
The scared flame of Vesta's Virgins burns inside of me
A kingdom will fall and a people freed.
To my father's house I fly
With vengeance in my breast
A dagger, sleeve-concealed, destined for my chest
A glimpse into Rome's past,
You'll see - we are a people raised by wolves.
This great dishonor, a crying shame unto Rome's daughter
The scared flame of Vesta's Virgins burns inside of me
A kingdom will fall and a people freed.
My solemn word is pledged
My gilded knife held high,
"By Mars, avenge my death! My oath sealed as I die!"
Track Name: Neptune's Wrath
The storm is raging, tumultuous seas
A blood-red sky, and the kraken set free
I beg you do not raise anchor this day
Your port will be Hades, a watery grave.

And the maelstrom churns
And the maidens they mourn
For the ones who set sail
And the sirens they wail
And the ships they descend
Neptune's Wrath has no end.

The days passing by and I wait by the shore
Why did you leave me? What was it all for?
They tell me that one day you might still return
But in my heart I know that you're gone
Into the wine-dark sea, I know there's no hope for thee
Into the wine-dark sea, I know there's no hope for thee

And the maelstrom churns
And the maidens they mourn
For the ones who set sail
And the sirens they wail
And the ships they descend
Neptune's Wrath has no end.
Track Name: Behind Thorns & Briars
Crumbled ruin, moss-invaded spires
Sanctuary behind the thorns & briars
Reckless bones crack and groan and shamble
Necromantic chants behind the brambles...

Within these walls, the dead will rise
An ancient curse, lamented cries
Hungry for flesh, but never fed
Walpurgis night, unleash the dead

Burning ebon-black, my incantations
Across aeons, 'waiting liberation

Within these walls, the dead will rise
An ancient curse, lamented cries
Hungry for flesh, but never fed
Walpurgis night, unleash the dead

A dire incantation, the curse weakens and falls
Releasing all the hungry undead within these walls.
Track Name: Tsukuyomi
On a winter night
Guided by moonlight
To the forest shrine
Geisha painted white
Underneath the moon
The flash of her blade
She cuts off her hair
The moonlight now fades
Tsukuyomi

The shinobi path
Yin and Yang, two halves
Make-up just as mask
Geisha now wears black
Underneath the moon
The flash of her blade
She cuts off her hair
The moonlight now fades
Tsukuyomi

The blackness of night
The moon's perfect white
The Yin and the Yang
Both one and the same
Tsukuyomi
Track Name: The Horned God
Dancing wild contortions in the presence of Bacchus
Druids gather at the pyre
Shadows of pagans flicker in the trees
Reflections of perdition's fire
Here we have gathered in these wicked woods
Wreathed in the incense of sandalwood
From within the smoke the visions made clear
Transcending weakness and transcending fear
Blood red wine for The Horned One
Sandalwood for The Horned God

Wide-eyed revelry lasting hours
Underneath the wine-god's spell
Forgotten personas, slaves and masters
Forget about heaven and hell
Drink, forget yourself, forget your life
Drink, lose yourself, lose your mind
Here we are gathered, the Bacchanal
Answering our master's beck and call
From within the smoke the visions made clear
Transcending weakness and transcending fear
Blood red wine for The Horned One
Sandalwood for The Horned God
Track Name: Change
Dead of night, we ride for the sunrise
Five sisters journey on
This city, neon-wet reflections
It's there and then it's gone
Disappear from the face of the earth,
Home will never be the same
A thunderclap echoes in the distance
Gray clouds above the plains

Bloodshot bottles & broken eyes
that gaze at blackened skies
The bard is cursed to walk the roads
until the day he dies.
Certain as the tides come in,
the moon waxes and wanes
The only thing that stays the same
is everything must change.

The raven cries out in my vision,
"Everything must end,
some wounds, scar of dissension,
broken things you cannot mend."
A gypsy rose from the water,
A second life would end.
A storm is blowing in from the east,
leaves ripple in the wind.

Bloodshot bottles & broken eyes
that gaze at blackened skies
The bard is cursed to walk the roads
until the day he dies.
Certain as the tides come in,
the moon waxes and wanes
The only thing that stays the same
is everything must change.
Track Name: House of Bast
Evil spirits plague this home
Desert ghuls, the formless ones
Offerings for sacred Bast
Divine comes, a strip'ed cat

The temple has a guardian,
the demons driven out.
The temple has a guardian,
house watched by golden eyes.

This is now a House of Bast
Feline sent here for his task
Prey upon the Seti shades
Prowl the night when sunlight fades

The temple has a guardian,
the demons driven out.
The temple has a guardian,
house watched by golden eyes...