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Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume

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1.
FROM THE HEAVENS, WE HAVE FALLEN . . . TO DESTROY
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Blood Sermon 02:55
The great reckoning is upon us Phantoms of miracle and disease Infest the flesh of Gods only living spell Night screams herself into your dreams We shall never remain pure Awaken and ingest The strength to strangle our past Legions of murderous hordes Hunt in waves of powerless ruin Invoke the cataclysm and testify Nameless apparition Lies we held so precious Invoke the cataclysm and testify Cowering husk of flesh, Your prison decays around you Promises forgotten Behind landscapes of time We shall lead astray And rake in the thorns of broken Processions
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Our great darkness Shall rise again . . Unleashing devilry Shackled beneath Corroded tombs forever undying For we are the children of the black flame
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I am the Spell Sacrifice is serenity The overwhelming whisper of annihilation The cold lechery of spidered dreams As winter's sun eclipses the shattered moon Abandoning angels, devour us Conjuring illusion Cauldron of lies Born from the shadows Of flickering fires Blood on the edge of eternity Smoldering beneath ritual pyres
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Parasitic feast, subdued in sound Sharpened teeth, abandoned ourselves Where will it end? Die with your boots on Absorbing images, Gnaw upon the flesh Strangled laughter with no regrets Where will it end? Die With Your Boots On
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Forever in shadow, serpent slithers on All the signs within your eyes Where were you Tomorrow? Flooding through another Hell The night she held us cold Crossroads whispers Tomorrow Held my knife to the throat of God The sound of chains rattling forward Where we left ourselves behind Those lost years, we were promised Slipped away in the ghost of time When the serpent offered salvation in a world that has held us blind With hellhounds I ride Stripes have caged my back Death has known me well Imprisoned by this mortal flesh This broken desperation, burning on inside my cross. . . I can never be free Turn your eyes away, blind the darkness, let it all fade
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THE CLOCK STRIKES ITS FINAL HOUR AWAKEN IN DARKNESS OUR LIGHT IS WITHIN SIGHT BEYOND THE VEIL, SERPENT SHALL RISE Redemption -through inversion, blasphemous indulgence He deceives the entire world, deforming religion Replacing the sacred with the profane Purification through transgression, holy within unholy Redemption -through inversion, blasphemous indulgence He is viewed as a mirrored reflection of man, So are His intentions, reflected in reverse Flesh prisons confine those creatures greater than what we could ever know Unleash your true beauty with sin, release the fiend within Burn this world to the ground We are the Gospel. We are the End. Sheep shall remain on Earth... Cowering in flesh Only we shall be released , through our most glorious death Shedding the skin of the serpent we rise Eternal like the Night Infect the Scriptures Inverted Convictions
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And for the last great seance, We have gathered together to bring forth the End This is the End that shall destroy everything This is the night that shall forever reign This is the darkness that shall be your cage This is the chaos which shall never fade And they go on being mysterious Centuries lost in the canons of time They have appeared among us Haunting us, taunting us Cauldrons of infinite light Our dreams, they have drained us, chained us Left us as hollowed shell Tonight we shall bleed them as they have bled us before In a sea of blistering consciousness We shall arise, once again, for the End And testify Rising from Oblivion Only to vanish once again But, you never let me down did you? Not even when you found That the nightmares were here to steal your dreams away And replace your eyes with other things Like them, like me. So hold me in your arms We’ll never be apart This darkness that I breathe Has ruined everything Lord, tell me to believe That this life is just a dream As we burn down everything
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Beyond this headless cloak of blood The forest impales Driven by moon and star Nightmares betrayal The conjuring flesh Claws through the night Preying like wolves In the wake of hunger Burning beneath the Devils Cross The Demon awakes Burning beneath the Devils Cross The Demon betrays
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We are the illusion Syphon the night Right out of your mind Illuminated darkness Salvation tangling its way back into focus And we fight Through the night Where dreams turn on you Cursed by suicidal laughter Weaving a lace of fear Into your heart Religious silence Descending sisters Transform the unknown Shivering sacrifice Your hands brittle like the taste of swollen glass Falling through the spiraling shadows Into the glorious abyss Only in our name Shall we hold the hissing destruction
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The last vestiges of spiritual collusion Our covenant of Lycanthropic indulgence Tearing off the flesh down to its feral base Eviscerating everything in her name HOWLING, FOR THE NIGHTMARE SHALL CONSUME Testify, speak in tongues, fill this room There is a hand beneath the stairs Flooding into the flickering light that rolls itself throughout our minds Bellowing archetype, I can't find myself wrong This is how I smell the rot- The pungent stench of dreams Their thirst does resemble your blood Parasite night screams in her lair Like the raw flesh of seductive eyes The elegant serenity of the twice drowned sacrifice Await in silence She keeps her secret in the swamps of Rome And this is where the Devil comes through Between me and you- We never had much of a chance As hard as we tried to resist We were always destined for this We were always coming home We are the hate that they created It never leaves us . . .
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this crawling darkness holds us somber in her nature the calming damnation of unrepentant screams macabre sorcery ingested its own matchless cadence of debauched phantoms eternally fallen and renewed such contrived continuation of blasphemous nightmarish glare this dark heaven shall only bare its teeth towards the simple pleasures of human deception. capturing our imagination with ridicule steeped in departure while impaling our broken consciousness upon the wounds of the tarnished altar of forlorn permission. we have freed ourselves where else can we hear caresses without words, uttered upon the obscure practice of the revealing howl? our only devotion to the sacrament of nothing the blessed revival has become undone cloaked in sin and the blindest servitude another form yet unknown condemns our morbid curiosity for Angels and their symptoms you are now picturing everything that has ever brought you pain ingest this horror and know that we are one we are one . . . never awaken this song unsung waiting beneath colliding skies that fall upon us as nightmares twist reality into who we have become oh, degenerate kunst how we see the demons in ourselves this last great seance is coming to its end wicked has become the night a promise she has never kept I invoke your deepest beliefs and hear the wings erupt from within mastery of illusion be true to your begotten dreams of the Dragon
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Known for being one of the most incendiary and influential bands in hardcore and modern metal history, apocalyptic heavy music icons INTEGRITY return with their highly anticipated, 12th studio album entitled Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume. A conceptual foretelling of the final days of Armageddon, Howling... is a manifestation of pentecostal nightmares and religious depravities, wrought with fire and brimstone sermons and occult prophecies bathed in waves of destruction. Now with almost 30 years of creating dark and terrifying anthems under their belt, INTEGRITY have honored their past musical legacy while fearlessly moving forward into unchartered territory on what is undoubtedly their most elaborate and ambitious effort to date.

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released July 14, 2017

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