Old Earth

by Knife Ritual

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Recorded throughout 2013 and 2014 in various locations around Jefferson Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan.


released June 15, 2015

Ryan Hagan: Guitars, "harsh" vocals
Nolan Potter: Drums, "clean" vocals, percussion, synthesizer

All songs written by Knife Ritual.

Produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Don Carlisle III and Knife Ritual.

Cover by Ryan Brady ryanbradyillustration.tumblr.com



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Track Name: Realm of Spirits
I drift away sometimes
I'll never die
I'll see you on the other side
Under the orbital eye
Yellow sky
Black thoughts that feed my mind
Lost in the shriveling leaves
Bathed in smoke
I hear the whispering trees
My foes pursue me still
Black figures on the hill
The air a poisonous fume
Clouds hang low
These are the footsteps of doom
I cast my final spell
I'm going down
Into the Realm of Spirits

The sorcerer casts his final spell
He leaves this world forever
Track Name: Reverse the Curse
As a figure
As a moment in time
Clutching the lifeless
Enslaving the divine

Father, Son, Holy Ghost.
Track Name: Sun Worship
Children of the nearest star awake
You must now fulfill the vows you've made
At the foot of the pyramid we call
On high to the eye that watches all

Pray to the rising sun
Exodus has come
Cling to the morning light
Painted with sacred blood

The ayahuasca peaks at dawn
To reveal the ancient hidden song
Tomorrow's child in the shade
Forgets the gifts the Goddess gave
Track Name: Black Candles
Black candle light my way
Evil spirit come to my aid

As we prepare our final rites
Spirit beware, you're mine tonight
As we unleash the sacred word
Spirits released, I'm yours forever

Black candle light my way
Black candle light my way

I feel their eyes
They haunt me still
Fallen witches rise
I'm at your will
Track Name: Old Earth
An old soul, the Lonesome Road

We walk upon the Earth
Hiding from the sun
In evil tongues we curse
The deeds that we have done
Tortured by the wind
No safety in the trees
What we made with our hands
Will bring us to our knees

To our knees, yeah

A plague upon this Earth
Riddled with disease
Waiting to return
To the Living Green

Living Green, yeah

This old Earth
Will turn away
Who returns
To take its place?