Canticle of the Beast

by Hallowed Butchery

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    This is a remastered, reissue of the 2008 CANTICLE OF THE BEAST cassette tape release on Vendetta Records.

    The reissue has been kindly put out by Germany's Thought Crime Records. It features four tracks (16+ minutes) of dark & devastating doom metal. The songs have been remastered specifically for vinyl and the artwork has been totally redone; it's gorgeously wicked -- a homage to classic Columbia Records albums of yesteryear.

    These are limited to 500 copies. If you missed your chance to buy this release on its original tape format, you have been granted a second and last opportunity.


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Limited to 100 hand-numbered cassettes (sold out) via Vendetta Records. Re-released on 12" Vinyl by Thought Crime Records.

Features 4 unreleased Hallowed Butchery demos, recorded after the release of the debut LP "Funeral Rites for the Living"


released August 1, 2014

Written, Performed, Produced, and Recorded by Ryan Fairfield in the privacy of his rural Maine home. Unmastered and RAW.



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Hallowed Butchery Maine

Hallowed Butchery is the solo musical endeavor of Ryan Scott Fairfield. Ryan writes, performs, and records progressive doom metal in the privacy of his rural Maine home.

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Track Name: Backwoods Motherfucker
Out here there are no laws. There are no laws, but the laws of man. Out here if you break that law, then you break my law, and you would wish you had ran.

Backwoods. Motherfucker.
Backwoods. Motherfuck this shit!

Rejoice ye now oh foolish urbanite. Your final hour nears. Prepare ye to fight! Defenseless mother adorn with concrete waste. In backwoods we will rise to avenge this sacred place.
Track Name: Canticle of the Beast
If there truly is a god, then there truly is a devil. And if this mystery is more than myth, then let it be known: I once betrayed your god with a kiss.

I am the