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Carve The Runes

by Secret Archives of the Vatican

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Fallen in battle No eastern dawn, no grey wolf howling No axe or spear on blooded shield resounding No victory cheers, no hero's portion No golden mead, no harpists' praising My broken shield, my shattered sword My cloven helm on battle field abandoned My battle cries now in silence fallen My standard torn, thrown down and trampled Heaven, Valhalla or endless void My last battle now all behind me What was it for, this earthly strife? What did I gain, if I lost my life? No eastern dawn, no grey wolf howling No axe or spear on riven shield resounding No victory cheers, no hero's portion No golden mead, no harpists' praising My broken shield, my shattered sword, My cloven helm on battle field abandoned My battle cries now in silence fallen My flesh and blood, all now lamenting Heaven, Valhalla or endless void My last battle now all behind me What was it for, this earthly strife? What did I gain, if I lost my life

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In these tracks, we explore iron age and pre medieval history and mythologies, using mostly real or sampled medieval and Viking era acoustic instruments.

We have used drones and repetition often in our music but here we've dug deeper, working to attain a ritualistic feel to some of the tracks. We've been listening to artists such as Heilung, Wardruna and Danheim, and we've tried to capture some of that epic primal feel, particularly with our percussion.

PLEASE NOTE: Each track has its own artwork and each has a video. We have many more videos on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/brokendrumrecords

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released May 6, 2021

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Secret Archives of the Vatican Croydon, UK

Secret Archives of the Vatican's music is usually described as Transglobal Breakbeat Dub Science. It contains elements of many genres: breakbeat, dub, dubstep, triphop, drum and bass, Indian, Arabian, Turkish, medieval, folk musics and much more. Music that is sufficiently advanced as to be indistinguishable from magic! ... more

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