Under The Regolith

by Antiverse

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CD available from Seeing Red Records:
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Cassette available from Tridroid Records:
tridroid.bandcamp.com/album/under-the-regolith

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released October 19, 2018

Recorded at Null Studio and Rumble Studio
Engineered by Jason Bauer and Matthew Kirkwold
Produced and mixed by Matthew Kirkwold
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music
Cover art by Adam Burke / Nightjar Illustration
Logo by Christophe Szpajdel

Bass: Jason Bauer
Guitars / vocals / keys: Matthew Kirkwold
Guitars / vocals: Carl Skildum
Drums: Mike Paradise

Guest musicians:
Tanner Anderson (Obsequiae): backing vocals on Crimson Codex, guitar solo on Under The Regolith, hammered dulcimer on Diaspora
Mara The Death: vocals on Diaspora
Sarah Roddy: backing vocals on Shunned House

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Antiverse Minneapolis, Minnesota

Supernatural death metal.

2019 lineup:

Drums: Mike Paradise (Hive / Disembodied / Martyr AD / Threadbare)

Vocals/Guitar: Carl Skildum (Obsequiae / Inexorum / Threadbare / Majesties)

Vocals/Guitar: Matthew Kirkwold (Inexorum / Majesties)

Bass: Jason Bauer (Downside / Our Gracious Captors) 1973 - 2019. Forever loved.
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Track Name: Hallucigenia
HALLUCIGENIA

To peer behind the veil
Reducing valve of mind
Entheogen, sight for the blind
"Have you found the Yellow Sign?"
Sweet henbane and mandrake
Deleriant, behold the necroscape

Hallucigenia
Apocalyptic sight
Hallucigenia
In madness and the fevers of the night

Solo: C. Skildum

Vision now revealed to me
There is no turning back
Paralyzing, the stars burn black
For there are hidden vistae
For those with eyes to see
I can feel them calling... to me

Hallucigenia
Apocalyptic sight
Hallucigenia
In madness and the fevers of the night

Solo: C. Skildum

Forbidden pathways
Now revealed to me
I see them everywhere
Behind the flesh
Under the stone
Rending the sky
Dread beyond compare!

Under the surface
Where strange shapes crawl and coil
Erupting from within
Leviathan turns greedy eyes
Towards fragile morsels
Dawning horror, I let them in

As I walked the streets of Carcosa
Through cathedrals of bone
Something has followed
I realize now
Something has followed me home
Track Name: Crimson Codex
CRIMSON CODEX

A whispered legend
Grimoire lost to time
The Crimson Codex
I knew, I knew it must be mine

My search began on Le Rue Des Mortes
My old rival, the bokor
Sense of unease gripped me
As I beheld the shattered door
Signs of recent struggle told
That foes were on this track
But none yet knew what I now found
The map upon the corpse’s back

Archaic tome of magick
Dark spells not of this earth
I must possess this wisdom
My only hope to lift this curse

Solo: C. Skildum

Through gaslit alleys
I fled the grisly scene
Pursued by shadows
A lucid fever dream

Moonlit necropolis
Deep loss like open wounds
I sought the inverted torch
Among the rows of tombs
I cracked the bricks and reached inside
Through ash to the caveau
It was here I found the moonstone
As it began to glow

Archaic tome of magick
Dark spells not of this earth
I must possess this wisdom
My only hope to lift this curse

In my hand, the glowing stone
A voice spoke in my head
A place I knew, the catacombs
Dominion of the dead
Cave walls lined with leering skulls
Eternal haunting smiles
I felt old witchery
Primitive and vile

CRIMSON CODEX
Music: M. Kirkwold / C. Skildum
Lyrics: C. Skildum

A whispered legend
Grimoire lost to time
The Crimson Codex
I knew, I knew it must be mine

My search began on Le Rue Des Mortes
My old rival, the bokor
Sense of unease gripped me
As I beheld the shattered door
Signs of recent struggle told
That foes were on this track
But none yet knew what I now found
The map upon the corpse’s back

Archaic tome of magick
Dark spells not of this earth
I must possess this wisdom
My only hope to lift this curse

Through gaslit alleys
I fled the grisly scene
Pursued by shadows
A lucid fever dream

Moonlit necropolis
Deep loss like open wounds
I sought the inverted torch
Among the rows of tombs
I cracked the bricks and reached inside
Through ash to the caveau
It was here I found the moonstone
As it began to glow

Archaic tome of magick
Dark spells not of this earth
I must possess this wisdom
My only hope to lift this curse

In my hand, the glowing stone
A voice spoke in my head
A place I knew, the catacombs
Dominion of the dead
Cave walls lined with leering skulls
Eternal haunting smiles
I felt old witchery
Primitive and vile

At last I found the glowing skull
Partner to the stone
Behind the bones, I found my claim
Behold, the crimson tome!
I cast a desperate spell before I could be found
The cave collapsed, I clawed free of heaving ground

I knew my foes would not look kindly on defeat
Book in hand I fled to my sanctum in retreat
Elation melts away, my heart begins to sink
Page by page, blank but for my name in sanguine ink!
Track Name: Ghostwinds
GHOSTWINDS

A fog descends upon this fateful night
A spirit dance awrithe in an unearthly light

I sought the wisdom of the lost in distant lands
I found the obelisk buried in the sands
I felt the touch of death inside that ancient keep
I felt the shock as the walls began to speak

A chill upon my skin
The whispers of the dead slowly begin
The ghostwinds call me by my name
Beyond the flesh, the will remains

I hear the voice of doom everywhere I turn
Some things once known can never be unlearned
I fear the looming loss of all that I have loved
Imminent, as below so now above

A chill upon my skin
The whispers of the dead slowly begin
The ghostwinds call me by my name
Beyond the flesh, the will remains

Solo: M. Kirkwold
Solo: C. Skildum

A chill upon my skin
The whispers of the dead slowly begin
The ghostwinds call me by my name
Beyond the flesh, the will remains

I feel their grief as they worm their way inside
The wards between the worlds cast aside
Consumed by loss for those I failed to save
No release from the hunger of the grave
Track Name: Black Waves Of Sorcery
BLACK WAVES OF SORCERY

Unleashed - torn from the void
Compelled by the hands of the mage
Wrath - fell voices foretell
Dawn of a whirlwind of rage
Ravaged - this pitiful plane
Merciless onslaught of pain
Beyond the temporal gates
Acolytes driven insane
Conjure the dead from their graves
Storm with the legions of night
Defiled unearthly despoil
Corrupted by my spectral light

Rise - the arcane divine
This fury is mine
Writhing
Black waves of sorcery
Rise - I fear not thy steel
This power I wield
Storming
Black waves of sorcery

Engulfed - chaotic sublime
Glistening tower of flesh
Attack with ravaging force
Shatter your final defense
Savage vortex of blades
Tentacles burst from the earth
Relentless envenoming hex
Cower in fear from the curse

Rise - the arcane divine
This fury is mine
Writhing
Black waves of sorcery
Rise - I fear not thy steel
This power I wield
Storming
Black waves of sorcery

Burn - the tide ever turns
From a hole in the sky, I fell
Borne aloft by the blackest of spells
Thrall - the master of all
Now feel my poison caress
The gift I grant is of death

Solo: M. Kirkwold
Solo: C. Skildum

Hail! Mage! Obscene divinations collide
Hail! Mage! Fell magick, the arcane divine!
Track Name: Subject Six
SUBJECT SIX

The plutocrat holds his breath in fear
Clenching fists in distress
Upon the screen, Subject Six convulsing
Transfer complete, at last: success!

A secret place, obscured from prying eyes
Unmoored from morality
In desperation, the clock ticks for his withered flesh
All hope now lies in virtuality

Postmortal path to eternity
Transcend the mortal form
Through stolen lives
The godmachine awakes
A mad dream realized
Through purloined flesh reborn

Apotheosis, a century of avarice
Rapacity unbound
Wheeled from the room, the pitiable husk
Nevermore to be found

His sycophants strap him to the table
Obscene in genuflection
No moral chains to bind him to this form
Now witness resurrection!

Postmortal path to eternity
Transcend the mortal form
Through stolen lives
The godmachine awakes
A mad dream realized
Through purloined flesh reborn

Needles pierce the skin
Transfer protocol begins
Sedation takes control
The machines extract his soul

Awareness now returns
An unfamiliar place
Yet not alone
Subject Six was not erased!

She’s stronger now
This ghost in the machine
It’s her world now
His final act, a scream

“I know what you did to me.
Now you’re here with me for eternity!
I know what you did to me.
I know what you did to me.”
Track Name: Under The Regolith
UNDER THE REGOLITH

Before the fifth extinction
As the stars fell from the sky
The Elder gate was opened
As they left the world behind
From the rage of devastation
To the surface of the moon
Across the sea of endless dark
Through harmonies attuned

Revealing the ancient design
A rift in the ether
A wound in the fabric of time
Under the regolith
Artifacts hold the key
To ride the abyss
Collapse into infinity

As light gave way to shadow
Many secrets lost to time
Engulfed in cosmic silence
To leave us deaf and blind
We reach toward the heavens
To venture from the shore
To follow in the pathways
Of those who've gone before
And there upon the lunar sea
The Elder gate awaits
For we are made of stars
And the cosmos is our fate

Revealing the ancient design
A rift in the ether
A wound in the fabric of time
Under the regolith
Artifacts hold the key
To ride the abyss
Collapse into infinity

From the Mare Insularum
Crossing the vast spiral arms
Beyond the liminal phases
To sail under alien stars

Solo: M. Kirkwold
Solo: C. Skildum
Solo: T. Anderson

Before the sixth extinction
As the mountains burn to ash
Forgotten arts have been revealed
To set us free at last
From the shore of Luna
To Eridani Epsilon
Through the claws of Scorpius
We seek the far beyond
In the orbit of Draconis
Where the skin of time is torn
We'll meet our ancient Elders
A legacy reborn

Revealing the ancient design
A rift in the ether
A wound in the fabric of time
Under the regolith
Artifacts hold the key
To ride the abyss
Collapse into infinity

From the Mare Insularum
Crossing the vast spiral arms
Beyond the liminal phases
To sail under alien stars
Track Name: Diaspora
DIASPORA

Om namah shivaya
Elthe kyrie
Om namah shivaya

Per Thanatos ad chaos
Asteros legetai ‘O Aspinthos
Egeneto to triton ton hydaton
Eis apsinithon kai anthropon apethanon

Om namah shivaya
Satana ak’ aris
Om namah shivaya

Kuolemma tulee
Yö syttyy ja kuolee
V agonii vselennoi
Lish’ Holod i zabvenie

Stjernefodt dypt skygge
Jeg setter min lit i Helvetas
Nacht vom Toten Lieder
Nuntiat horriblis veritas

Om namah shivaya
El señor de la locura
Om namah shivaya
Track Name: Derelicts
DERELICTS

Solo: M. Kirkwold

Awakening from cold slumber
We’ve traveled so far
Our hopes and dreams have led us here
A desperate flight towards distant stars
Using the gifts of the old ones
We followed the ancient routes
Arriving at last to a lifeless system
Our hope gives way to doubt

A glittering band of ice
No signs of life
Unfathomable ruins
Only alien tombs



A stellar grave, devoid of life
A shattered world, sterilized
Abandoned craft, the necrolith
What waits for us among the derelicts?

Solo: C. Skildum

Among the ruins, an ominous find
The cold regard of synthetic minds
No loving grace in these machines
Here at the end, only shattered dreams
Creations extinguish their builders
A reckoning through the great filter

A glittering band of ice
No signs of life
Unfathomable ruins
Only alien tombs

A stellar grave, devoid of life
A shattered world, sterilized
Abandoned craft, the necrolith
What waits for us among the derelicts?
Flesh and machine, joined as one
Sentient growth mycelium
Awakening the alien dead
The virus begins to spread

Solo: M. Kirkwold

A twisted mass of carbon and silicon
We’ve crossed our final rubicon
Man and machine, conversion to biomass
Our mortal flesh has set them free at last

Here at the end of all our dreams
So cruelly deceived
An ancient evil once again
Has been unleashed
Track Name: Shunned House
SHUNNED HOUSE

The shunned house at the end of the road
Ascending stairs to the master's abode
Through the gate, I enter alone
Seeking secrets not meant to be known
Through unlit halls
Tracing symbols carved in the walls
No longer alone
As I pass the first pile of bones

Unquiet souls
I can feel their wounds upon me
Eternally lost
Creeping shadows surrounding me
In the final chamber
My flesh growing cold
I draw back the shroud
Sanity shattered by what I have found

Calling
Ancient abductor
Falling
Infinite structure
Cast me down
To purest void of nothingness
Falling forever

Through eternal loss
Through realms of pain
Nothing else remains
Chains of ice
Solitary void
All that I was, now destroyed

Solo: C. Skildum

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