Songs of Self Reliance and Solitude

by Hallowed Butchery

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    Split 10" collaboration with The Austrasian Goat on heavy gram vinyl, via Vendetta Records. Artwork silk-screened on metallic paper. Stunning!

    Includes immediate download of 1-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
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  • Immediate download of 1-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

    My half of the Austrasian Goat split

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Heavy-gram 10" vinyl records housed in screen-printed metallic packaging, courtesy of VENDETTA RECORDS.

SIDE A > THE AUSTRASIAN GOAT
- Nailed Down
- Hikikomori
SIDE B > HALLOWED BUTCHERY
- Hexagram: The God of Self

"The USA-based progressive doom soloist Hallowed Butchery teams up with the French funeral doom soloist The Austrasian Goat for a monumental collaborative split 10" based upon the moral stance of self-reliance, popularized and preached by the Transcendentalist movement of the 19th-century. In a world of consumerism, conformity, religious-brainwashing, and political bullshit, these two musical geniuses refuse to merely follow the pack. This is reflected in both their lyrical content, and in their approach to their music, which is performed in solitude, and which often defies categorization. The Austrasian Goat begins the split with two songs of dark, minimalistic, funeral doom reminiscent of Ahab, Celestiial, and Nortt, but with an approach all his own. On the second of the two dirges, Ryan Fairfield of Hallowed Butchery makes a guest appearance. Side two features one epic song from Hallowed Butchery. His song is different from anything he has done in the past – reminiscent of Hawkwind-on-a-bad-acid-trip with Black Sabbath chugging cough syrup, while My Bloody Valentine snorts a mishmash of pills. The song features guest appearances from Julien Louvet of The Austrasian Goat and Brad Bolduc of Terrible Old Man. In a nutshell, "Songs of Self-Reliance and Solitude" is music for the forward-thinking, the individualist, the anarchist, the artist, and the metal-head in us all."

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released 01 August 2011

Released by Germany's VENDETTA RECORDS. Album layout concept and design by Ryan Fairfield (for Coffin Life Visuals). Mastered by Jorg at Churchstreet.

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Track Name: Hexagram: The God of Self
I'm my own God, Government, and Guide in the vast wilderness of life.
I strive to do what is right, though I know I have not the will or the might.
Self-reliant, yet not self-righteous and equipped with tools to solve most any crisis.
Still it scares me to be watched while I sleep, by a man named Death, who has a soul to reap.

I am my own.
No home. I roam.
Solitare, but not alone.
I am my own.

Death, how ironic that it would be the one thing that is truly certain in all of our lives.
The end of it all. How we get there. Who knows? But we'd be best just to accept it.
For when the fear subsides, death is no longer a demon. Death is an angel. And I am at peace.
And every minute of every fucking day, I am living as if I am dying.

Because we all are dying.
And really, isn't that what living is?
That's where we all end up.
There's no denying this.

So why do we bother to change?
Our goals, our faith, our names.
There is always a darkness in the light.
And a moon that shines only in the night.

There is perfect balance always.
This is the great cosmic force of the yin and the yang.
And while rarely acknowledged or noticed...
There is perfect balance always.

When the clouds break, you will know my face.
The Lord God, Lucifer, and all his saints.
I am an almagation. I shall rule my nations.
Without hesitation. No rules or regulations.

I'm my own God, Government, and Guide in the vast wilderness of life.
I strive to do what is right, though I know I have not the will or the might.
Self-reliant, yet not self-righteous and equipped with tools to solve most any crisis.
Still it scares me to be watched while I sleep, by a man named Death, who has a soul to reap.

That's my soul!

And I never knew that I was like this.
I never knew. Betrayed by a kiss.
I never knew until I saw you kill your God.