IBARAKI - Akumu feat. NERGAL of BEHEMOTH

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TRIVIUM's Matthew Kiichi Heafy reveals the IBARAKI single "Akumu" with special guest, NERGAL (BEHEMOTH). Debut album, RASHOMON, out on May 6th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-Save & Listen: https://ibaraki.bfan.link/rashomon.yde

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Performance art inspired by Olivier de Sagazan
Cinematography by Bryce Hall + Jonpaul Douglass

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IBARAKI "AKUMU" LYRICS
Co-written by Ihsahn of Emperor
Featuring Nergal of Behemoth

I push
On all fours, I push
I push
On all fours, I push

White porcelain beneath me - lubricated from the tears and the mucous and sweat, I push

Fog and rust and an infinite vastness: a vacuity of emptiness -
I am without control

POLISH LYRICS:
Wiję się w łożysku macicy
Trzęse się w katatonicznej klaustrofobii
Nagi w katakumbach krwawiącego łona drżę
Strach, paraliż, niepewność
wobec wszystkiego i niczego
Przekwitam i znikam

Jak dziecko w zamknięciu rozpycham się
Żyły rysują delty na skórze mych rąk
Gorączka rośnie
Skąpany w słonym odpływie
Nieczysty trwam

TRANSLATION:
On all fours, I am held in the ovular-womb
In this catatonic claustrophobia
In this catacomb - I am nude, shivering
My panic and insecurity on display to everything and nothing
I wither and grow small

TRANSLATION:
Like an infant in a corner - I push
Veins make their way
To the outer-most-layer of my skin
Temperature rises
The salted-discharge bathes me, it keeps me un-clean

White porcelain beneath me - lubricated from the tears and the mucous and sweat, I push

Fog and rust and an infinite vastness: a vacuity of emptiness -
I am without control

Screaming without words - beyond all sound - birthed is meat and bone, soaked in the brine of darkened blood and filth
Excreted from the entrails are shapes and cuts not unlike the butchered-anatomy of cattle and swine

White porcelain beneath me - lubricated from the tears and the mucous and sweat, I push

Fog and rust and an infinite vastness: a vacuity of emptiness -
I am without control

I am without control

Out-stretched, I push
Out-stretched, I cry
I push - I push
I die

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"'Akumu' translates to 'nightmare' — and with this piece, I encourage the listener to work to find their interpretations of what they feel from the lyrics, music, and the haunting visuals of the music video," says Kiichi.

"I have always been fascinated by Sagazan’s 'Transfiguration,' and for years, I have wanted to pay homage to his works with a performance art piece; to finally be able to immerse myself in his style was an intense experience."

He finishes, "Having Nergal guest in this Ihsahn co-written piece allowed me to combine many of my long-time influences; and when I presented with Nergal of the challenge of translating my lyrics into Polish, it brought the song to another level."

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