Shattered Echoes

by Gurthang

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about

Gurthang was founded by A.Z.V. on the 8th of January 2010 as one-man death/doom project. Its style later evolved into blackened doom metal with some death metal touches. In 2011 bassist Stormalv and keyboardist Sam joined the band. With this lineup the band released their first EP and debut album 'Desolated in Darkness'. At that time, Gurthang’s music turned into darker, more desolate regions of doom. The year 2012 brought another lineup change: keyboardist Demon ov Darkness joined the band to release their second long-play entitled 'Infinite Void' and another EP 'Forgotten Deity'. The third album, released in 2013 marked leaving funeral style and going deeper into blacker spaces. However not for long, because the band’s fourth release entitled 'I Will Not Serve' brought music more powerful, full of anger, yet still in the blackened doom vein. A B-side from the album has been released on 7” vinyl split with Moloch in 2016. Gurthang returns in early 2017 with their newest album entitled 'Shattered Echoes'.

'Shattered Echoes' is a big step forward from Gurthang’s previous material, yet still has the feeling of previous releases making it a natural progression in the band’s evolution. Haunting keyboard passages, powerful guitars and drums with Luciferian vocals create a unique atmosphere of Hell and devastation; ‘Shattered Echoes’ moves into a more melodic blackened death vein. The album introduces both Polish and English lyrics, more usage of lead guitars and for the first time: clean vocals. It also has the most powerful and polished production in the band’s history.

Discography:
Shattered Echoes (2017)
Melodies Of Sorrow (split with Beyond Life) (2015)
! Will Not Serve (2015)
V: Appolyon (2015)
Excruciato Anima Immortali (2013)
Infinite Void (2012)
Forgotten Deity (2012)
Desolated In Darkness (2011)
Gurthang EP (2011)

Released by Cimmerian Shade Recordings as a 6-panel digipak with booklet and slip cover in January 20 2017.

Digital album download includes both bonus tracks available on CD edition, 3 more published nowhere else and unreleased demo song from 2015.

credits

released January 20, 2017

Music & arrangements by Gurthang
Lyrics by A.Z.V.
Grammatical consultation by Turenn

Produced & recorded by Gurthang at EXE Sound Studios
Mixed & mastered by Turenn at Nomadic Sound Studios

Cover art, design & layout by A.Z.V.

A.Z.V. - throat & guitars
Stormalv - bass guitars
G.H. - ambience & effects
Vojfrost - keyboards & effects
Turenn - drums & percussion
gurthang.7@gmail.com
facebook.com/Gurthang.Official
gurthang.bandcamp.com
csrecsinfo@gmail.com
cimmerianshaderecordings.com

Dedicated in loving memory to Ryszard Opolski

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Gurthang Lublin, Poland

Blackened funeral doom. Misanthropy, depression, loneliness, nihilism and darkness. Fire, water and air. Universe and existance. Desolation...

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Track Name: Closure
Otwieram bramę na drodze ku śmierci
Składam ofiarę z mej woli i kłamstw
Ile sił w płucach tak krzyczę ku czerni
Nie będę się kalał, upadał i łkał

I mount to front my purpose
Enough regret, pity and pain
Diseased, immersed in torment
The trail to solace is in my gaze

I calmly await my demise, inhale and remain to be
Shattered echoes I comprise, infliction concealed beneath

Odpędzam demony odległej przeszłości
By ruszyć w podróż ostatkiem sił
Z prochu powstałeś i w proch się obrócisz
Pod zmarzniętą ziemią będziesz gnił

I dive in endless ocean
Encircled by ghosts of the past
Drifting towards the distant light
Where everything is pure and bright

I finally encounter my end, exhale and further I fly
Shattered echoes I dispose, inflictions left behind
Track Name: Denial
Constant illusions defining the weakness
Fear of uncertain demise benumbs
Reviving the same seconds time and again
I yet bewail I cannot retry

Czymże jest płomień pośród ciemności
Gdy niemoc odbiera mu jedyny blask
Życie dogasa by zniknąć w nicości
Obróci się w proch ostatni raz

The visions everlasting
Whispers recalling
Severe yet attractive
Fierce and distractive

Distressful denial imparting the soul
Celestial division ravaging bliss
Mislaid tomorrow, mourning the past
This final hour I’ve strived to seize

By zawładnąć chwilą odartą z cierpienia
Wychylam mój kielich kolejny raz
Błądzę wśród cieni szukając wytchnienia
By przed świtem dostrzec krwawy blask

Którą ścieżką mam kroczyć
By znów ujrzeć światło gwiazd
Zatonąć w ogniu milczenia
Uciszyć krzyk odległych lat
Track Name: Advance the Disease
My veins explode with seething blood
Strange thoughts piercing my sanity
All directions lead to impassivity
My volition became my rigidity

Szpet narasta by zagłuszyć krzyk
Ciemność obezwładnia
Wszystko obróci się w proch
Tylko krew szkarłatna

Raw flesh and putrid breath
I feed my wrath with delusion
Savage eyes gazing from murk
Striving to the utmost conclusion

Krzyk dogasa by zatonąć we mgle
Cisza nieuległa
Szyderstwo, śmiech i łza
I śmierć tak odległa…

The void embracing
Advance the disease
Progress and decline
Decay, displease
Track Name: Paragon of Virtue
Sinless seraphic display
Pure as the morning star
Vivid as unblemished wind
Scent of the morrow’s tide

Krocząc wśród cieni przynieś mi blask
Światło pośród ciemności
Ponieś mnie z wiatrem na skrzydłach fal
Z dala od cielesności

Push me to my limits
Deliver me from decline
Salvage me from atrophy
Make me divine

The moment of reinless bliss
The minute of boundless joy
The craving for internal peace
Eternity rising from void

Zabierz mnie tam, gdzie kończy się świat
Gdzie zmysły się rodzą na nowo
Prowadź mnie tam, gdzie zatrzymał się czas
Gdzie myśl zmieni się w słowo
Track Name: Salvation
The sadness tormenting my soul
The grief that lasts eternally
The void that fills my heart
Pouring blackness into my infinity

Jedna myśl wypełnia każdy dzień
Każdą noc zastąpił jeden sen

I’m on my way
Through the tunnel of no light
Path to beyond
Where I will feel no more

Frigid ground caressing my skin
I’m still awake with my purpose
Just a silent voice from afar
And I’m prepared to face my salvation

W tej jednej chwili stanął cały świat
Bezkresną czerń rozproszył nikły blask
Track Name: Departed
I dive within the depths
Oblivions of the abyss
Drowning in myself again
With no shadows to obey
No blare nor noise
Only silence deafening
Overpassed grief and remorse
The emptiness surrounding

Crushed anguish and deceits
Deflection of the moment
Instant glance at the endlessness
The course distorted and broken
Immense vastness ahead
The aeons behind
Beyond presence and reason
I become divine

Ostatkiem sił
Wstaję by ruszyć na nowo
Ścieżką ku nicości

Ostatnim tchem
Wznoszę się by odejść
Drogą ku nieskończoności
Track Name: Inheritance: The Distress
The blackness devours the daylight
The agony awakening
The trial plaguing tortured spirits
Harassing and gnawing
The dust of fathers spilled in the wind
Memento of hex
Deceptive terror crawls out of shape
The profane distorts into divinity

Czerń wypływa spomiędzy spękanych skał
Zza horyzontu zdarzeń, z odmętów fal
Otchłań pożera zbłąkanych, zimna jak stal
Gdzieś tam poza istnieniem czeka cię inny świat

The verge of the sanity bent
Deflected and split
Vile nails reaching inwards
Dare not to speak
Worries swirl in my mind
In a vortex of dismay
Drag me to face my despair
Upon its display
Track Name: Rebirth
The gates of death stand open
The rain of blood soaks into the ground
The fire, the spirit, they call from beyond
Rushing through veins, igniting the heart

Ja, duch nieczystości
Wzgardzony przez żywych, zrodzony przez strach
Idę by wykpić niewinnych
Wypalić na sercach ułudy znak

Ascending from the depths, emerging from the void
Rising as high as the heavens
No fame, no glory and no victory
As no one will hear the speech

Ja, prorok ciemności
Wyklęty przez jasność, by zgnić skoro świt
Odradzam się z prochów na nowo
By w niepamięć obrócić wasz jałowy byt
Track Name: Ignite
I imagined a ray of sun, light bursting forth from blackness
Gazes from the past piercing my heart, corrupting my veins
Thick gore paving the way through the dried riverbed
Reviving forsaken soil, inciting everlasting flame

I ujrzałem na horyzoncie pierwszy słońca promień
Rozproszył czerń i wzniecił dawny ogień

Spojrzałem w głębię by dostrzec w niej prawdę i blask
Jasność pośród ciemności w bezkresnym mroku trwa

I have felt undefiled joy, stars converged and came to a halt
The burst trembled the ground as the universe collapsed
I ignite the ashes of the past, leave my burdens behind
Covered in sordid dust, I step into soathing light

Szpet zmienił się w krzyk, nienawiść w zatracenie
Gruzy stanęły w płomieniach, z pustki odrodzenie

Ziemia zadrżała, gdy gwiazdy stanęły w miejscu
A kiedy zatrzymał się wszechświat, uczułem radość w mym sercu

The noise, the pain, the vastness, the crows bursting from the corpse
The drops, the birth, the clay, embrace, overcome
I deepen my visions and mind, I suffer, yet intensify
Heartbeat arrhythmic, flesh growing numb, from the shadow I rise