WATAIN - Before The Cataclysm (Live video)

"Before the Cataclysm" is the first offering from WATAIN's upcoming live album “Die in Fire – Live in Hell” out via Nuclear Blast on November 3, 2023. Pre-order here: https://watain.bfan.link/die-in-fire-live-in-hell.yde
“Die in Fire – Live in Hell” is a very personal release dedicated to all those who have joined WATAIN on their path of lawless black metal darkness during the past 25 years. Recorded by Jamie Elton and mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio, it allows you to experience WATAIN’s raw power and fiery precision captured perfectly on this recording from a sold-out show at Stockholm’s Fållan on October 7th, 2022.

Director: JOHAN BÅÅTH.

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Ready or not
It will come to be known by us all
Where leads the winding path
Over tar fields aflame since eden's fall
Cross hidden cracks and furrows
Where fiery currents surge
Restlessly, like mercury
Spilling forth through the ruins of a barren world

Thus you shall stand
A naked child before the cataclysm
For ready or not, come it will

Dark is the deep that you fall into
Endless the void that expands from under you
Now the gods claim their sacrifice
And the Devil his due

Strange glows the night, but fear not its shadows
They've come to awaken the flame that's asleep within you
A cross has been carved in the place where we go to die
There they await to draw every secret from you
...and the blood of thy heart

Then you shall see it clear at last
As the mist unveils the moor
Here ends the charted lands
And the path beyond is made visible

The time has come to dare the dunes
Of the endless oceans vast
No guiding stars to lead you now
Through the labyrinth of all pasts
An edgeless map, a naveless space
Such is the province of our demise
Yet on it goes this eternal voyage
Above a sunken paradise

Yet many more kingdoms must fall before
You may find your rest there on the other shore

Fare for the furthest beacon
Fare for the glow

Bright like the light that you go into
Life is a dream that is fading away from you
Fare now to what's real, fare now to what's true

Yours is the night, yours is the shadow
Yours is the star that forever shall burn in the dark
A cross has been carved in the place where we go to die
And for all those that go there with fire in heart we shall kneel
And bless their journey

Sail on, sail on - Into the night
Sail on, sail on - Into the light
Sail to the souls that shine there

Tonight I stood out by the sea
And saw the seventh lighthouse glare
The yonder beckons, the twilight calls
And one day I'll meet you there

Where unchained spirits rampant soar
In starless heavens, like before the cataclysm, in timeless time
When god was not, forevermore
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