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A reworking of a previous version, stripped back and allowed to reverberate as if sung solo in an abandoned cathedral. Inspired by the Knights Templar and their fateful collision with the Saracens during the Crusades. The rest, as they say, is History.

lyrics

The world I love
is the world I lost
Broken plundered and wasted
The memory burnt
from the soil
and the sun
a black epitaph
of the ages
The world you curse
is the one I love
The Virgin a Whore
in the garden
Crowned upon
the earth’s ordure
I bear no wound
and I bring no cure
Pain is where
this world begins
Pain is the heart
of all endings
Every pilgrim
that bears
this burden of Truth
Only the few
have learnt to lose
I curse the Father
and I scourge the Son
I burn down
the Holy of Holies
the One in Three
and the Three in None
The march of the Proud Black Templar

credits

from Napoleonic Blues (11 track album), released January 31, 2017
Recorded at Big Sound, Adelaide, Australia. Produced by Richard Leviathan and David Lokan

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Ostara Adelaide, Australia

Richard Leviathan, formerly of Strength Through Joy.

Ostara has been Richard Leviathan’s solo project since 2002, with six previous releases that have firmly established him in the Neofolk genre alongside Death in June, Sol Invictus, Rome, Spiritual Front, Fire and Ice, Of the Wand and the Moon and others.

"Napoleonic Blues" is the seventh album, to be released on CD, January 2017
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