Immured

by Cyclocosmia

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In Imperial Rome (from the 7th Century BC to the 3rd Century AD), the priestesses of the hearth goddess Vesta were sworn to virginity and chastity. So holy and literally untouchable were the Vestal Virgins that when one of their number was convicted of breaking their vows, strict taboos prohibited the spilling of their blood. Instead, those found guilty of temptations of the flesh were simply entombed alive.

Immured is Cyclocosmia's second original release and is due out in January 2017 as a digital-only EP. It features vocals (both clean and growled) from New Zealand/Greek vocalist Aliki Katriou, and follows the demise of one such priestess, from her sadness, her rage at the prosecutor, her descent into insanity and her vows for supernatural revenge. Musically, Immured builds on the progressive elements present in Deadwood, with a 17-minute single-track structure in four movements, unusual scales and time signatures, whilst keeping to Cyclocosmia's core sound of lush symphonics, crushing metal power and an atmosphere of melancholy and darkness.

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released January 27, 2017

Female Vocals - Aliki Katriou
Male Vocals and other instruments - James Scott
Music and Lyrics by James Scott

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Track Name: Immured Part II
White gown, so they saw me
Without marks on me
Gliding, hiding
One last descent for the unclean

Feet on the one-way stairway

Scourge my skin
Expel the sin
You're beneath me
Seal the shame away
Avert your eyes
Don't show your face
Don't touch me
You disgust me

Funeral before they
Seal away the impure
Granite across the door
Put out of mind what is not seen

This is my tomb
This is my womb
Breached and judged unclean

Feet on the one-way stairway
Gasping, the closing airway

Scourge my skin
Expel the sin
You're beneath me
Seal the shame away
Avert your eyes
Don't show your face
Stay outside my grave
Sealed away
Protect me
From your impurity
Dissect me
For your eternity

Leave my sight
Seal the door
Snuff the light
You filthy whore
Track Name: Immured Part III
Silence never sleeps
Never wakes
How is it dreaming?

Hand across my face
Bears no feeling
This shallow breathing

Awake and sleeping
Alive and weeping

Broken and turning
Frozen and burning
To the earth returning

Whispers and flashes
Under the ashes

Make these walls your home
Build your heart from stone

Build a temple of the damned
From my bones

Sit where you have earned your throne

City built beneath the land
From my bones
From my bones

Feel the stone
And see me

Long since past the time
To free me

I'm still here
Track Name: Immured Part IV
A life
A wall
Both built to fall
Back to the dust we crawl

No-one to mourn or bear the pall

No crow to call this waking
No eyes to see me shaking

The dust and the sorrow are my kin
The cold and the shroud against my skin

Do you remember me? Do you sleep as well as I?
Do you sink into the ground as you stare into the sky?
Does your mind let you forget? Do you carry all that weight?
Do you still believe that love can be a greater sin than hate?

Ghost of the blood you never saw
The rotting face beneath your floor

I still see you
I still see you

I will hunt you through the day, judging from the skies
I own the night when you will never close your eyes
Close your eyes