CIRCLE OF WITCHES Release New Lyrics Video From 'Natural Born Sinners'
Italian doom metallists Circle Of Witches have released a lyrics video for the track, Giordano Bruno, taken from their forthcoming album Natural Born Sinners, due on Sliptrick Records on May 21st.
Here’s the bands press release; “Perchance you who pronounce my sentence are in greater fear than I who receive it.…” These were almost the words Giordano Bruno said to the ecclesiastic jury at the end of the process when he was condemned to arson as a heretic. He was killed by the Catholic Inquisition in 1600 in Rome because he refused to renounce his thoughts and books, claiming the unity of God with Nature. Bruno was a priest, magician, philosopher and a man of literature, one of the brightest mind of the past. The fire wasn’t his requiem but the enlightenment of his words, giving them as a heritage to centuries.
As Circle Of Witches belongs to the same land from South Italy, the band lived in the places who inspired Bruno’s views on Mother Nature, stepped onto the soil he used to walk centuries ago and had the same feelings watching the mountains, the rivers and the skies he saw before. This is a tribute to his strength, freedom and courage, his fighting against the Church until the end. He was a true revolutionary man.
01. Tongue Of Misery
02. The Black House
03. Giordano Bruno
04. The Oracle
05. First Born Sinner
06. Spartacus (Prophecy Of Riot)
07. Your Predator
08. Deus Vult
09. Death To The Inquisitor
10. You Belong To Witches
11. Cult Of Baphomet
Track by track guide:
The opener Tongue Of Misery is a track that blows hard against religions and their words full of hypocrisy, against which human’s intellect and disbelief are the only weapons to react. The narrator prefers to be burnt rather than buried in a “sacred” soil.
The second track, The Black House, is dedicated to Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan and it develops it’s Nine Statements.
The following song is an homage to the Italian philosopher, free thinker and mage, Giordano Bruno, who was burnt alive by the Catholic Church in 1600. It’s a chapter full of doomish atmosphere.
The Oracle is the fourth track and deals with the figure of Lucifer under his Promethean significance. He awakened the intellect and the power of creation in mankind, against the will of god.
The following track First Born Sinner is a kind of summary for the album’s themes. It quotes all the other lyrics suggesting that behind all rebelliousness (Spartacus, witches, philosopher, the poor victim of Inquisition…) is a beginner being defined as Sinner …so again Lucifer.
The sixth track tells the story of Spartacus (Prophecy Of Riot), a slave who claimed freedom for himself and his companions against the Roman Empire.
Your Predator is a wicked man who struggles for freedom from his sexual mistress. She turned him into a beast, prone at her blood and violence thirst, until he is able to react and challenge the woman.
Deus Vult is a vocal Latin death sentence inspired by the Inquisition and Malleus Malleficarum documents. It introduces the next track Death To The Inquisitor, which is the story of someone persecuted and tortured under the suspicion of witchery. The protagonist is able to strike down the torturer, led by an unknown inner voice.
You Belong To Witches is a pagan hymn to witches culture, the wisdom coming from rituals of an ancient past and the fear of the common man of this knowledge.
The final song is Cult Of Baphomet, a mystic invocation to the great spirit of knowledge.
Check also the lyric video for the song 'Tongue Of Misery':