IBARAKI - Kagutsuchi

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TRIVIUM's Matthew Kiichi Heafy reveals the IBARAKI track "Kagutsuchi" from the debut album, RASHOMON, out now via Nuclear Blast Records. Listen: https://ibaraki.bfan.link/rashomon.yde

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"Kagutsuchi" music video directed by:
Jon Paul Douglas, Kyle A Loftus

Bass solo on "Kagutsuchi" by
Paolo Gregoletto

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IBARAKI "KAGUTSUCHI" LYRICS
(Featuring Paolo Gregoletto)

We watched the world - it burned away
And from the ash, we found release
We brought your kind down to it's knees
No longer bound, now finally free

Have you beheld the grace of your lord?
Withstand this hell: the you endured
I am the traitor, behold my "disease"
Not held down by your belief in deceit
You are a slave but bound to a word
The root of all pain we know in this world
Open your eyes now and proclaim defeat
Don't waste further life, renounce and repeat

Renounce and repeat

Isolation from the manipulation
Of the followers
Followers of the greatest illusion

Isolation from the manipulation
Of the followers
Congregation of noughts

Tyrant burn
On the stake from which he turned
To the undead Tyrant burn On the stake from which he turned But a dead man

Your fields are burning, your villages sacked
Halls of the holy - no longer in tact
Somehow despite what has come to be
You still cling on - to what you can't see

You're not a victim, not ruling with love
You rule with fear; a tyrant thereof
Hypocrite - fester, your righteousness rots
You mask your will by what a "god" wants

What a "god" wants

Isolation from the manipulation
Of the followers
Followers of the greatest illusion

Isolation from the manipulation
Of the followers
Congregation of noughts

Tyrant burn
On the stake from which he turned
To the undead

Tyrant burn
On the stake from which he turned
But a dead man

Take all you've done to me
Open your eyes and see
Soon we'll become the last ones
Waiting for night to come

Take all you've done to me
Open your eyes and see
Soon we'll become the last ones
Waiting for none above

I feel it changing
Cut out my heart with a knife
I feel it hating
Pull me closer
Holding me back from the world

Bass Solos: Paolo Gregoletto

I feel it changing
Cut out my heart with a knife
I feel it hating
Pull me closer
Holding me back from the world

I feel it changing
Cut out my heart with a knife
I feel it hating
Pull me closer
Holding me back from the world

We watched the world - it burned away
And from the ash, we found release
We brought your kind down to it's knees
Have you now seen what I have seen?

We watched the world - it burned away
And from the ash, we found release
We brought your kind down to it's knees
No longer bound, now finally free


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The song "Kagutsuchi" is a very important one in the project's history.

"'Kagutsuchi' is the turning point in my relationship to black metal," says Kiichi. "Before crafting this piece, I believed I needed to stick to all the tropes of tradition — I didn't believe that I was able to attach my name to keep something legitimately black metal."

He continues, "Befriending Ihsahn and having him as a mentor showed me that being true to oneself is far more important than being true to a genre. Ihsahn freed my mind and encouraged the sharpening of the tools needed to begin Ibaraki properly."

Kiichi finishes, "The very recorded guitar tracks in this final album are actually from 2010/2011. This album is an auditory time-capsule of my journey in creating Ibaraki. 'Kagutsuchi' was the first song I wrote after I had begun my tutelage under Ihsahn."

"Kagutsuchi" features a guest bass solo by Trivium's Paolo Gregoletto.

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