by Orphans of Dusk

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"The great Pete Steele would definitely approve. Orphans Of Dusk deliver enormous, powerful goth-doom riffs that are infused with both delight and derision.” - DoomMetalHeaven

"Holy hell! You know that feeling you get when you have come across something that rocks you back on your heels? [...] Well, listening to ‘Revenant’ left my awesome-metal-sense tingling." - MetalDisciple

"My Dying Bride meets Type O Negative may sound too good to be true, but Orphans of Dusk come close. Revenant sounds like the product of a much more experienced band." - The Metal Observer

"Orphans of Dusk are clearly a band with heaps of talent, a lot on their minds, and the urge to pack 'Revenant' to the brim with content." - Doom-Metal

"Orphans Of Dusk is a duo with limitless potential.” - SorrowEternal

"Revenant is a great-sounding and great-looking release that is presented with great care and attention to detail. It skilfully balances ferocity and melancholy, varying between complexity and simplicity, first caressing and then pummelling. Perhaps most tellingly of all, when it’s over, you’re left wanting more." - DoomMetalHeaven

"Crawling from my speakers with a ponderous pace, the New Zealand/Australian band Orphans of Dusk is an amazing amalgamation of gothic doom in the vein of Type O Negative and Woods of Ypres, and death doom like old Katatonia and My Dying Bride." - Crown of Viserys


released August 22, 2014

Chris G - Vocals
James Quested - Guitars, Synths & Bass
Dan Nahum - Session Drums

All lyrics: Chris G & James Quested
All music: James Quested
All artwork: Luciferium War Graphics

Recorded, Mixed: Simon Cohen
Mastered: Kurt Neist


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Orphans of Dusk New Zealand

Gothic Death / Doom being projected into the stars from the South Pacific Ocean.

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Track Name: August Price
In a dream
As I was brought to those crumbling church walls

In the midst of it all
My mind played tricks, illusions took hold
Haunting, the hour drew near
Panic struck hard as daylight faded away

Chasing a candle lit form
The mind deceives, lies become truth
Faceless demons discourse
A ghost leads the blind in grief this night

The only way is to recreate my life
And pay the august price for one last goodbye

Hollow throughout this phantom is sweetest pain
Track Name: Starless
It clutters your mind
Blinded by the stars
Breaks down individuality
Into pieces of a wish
Emotions go misunderstood
Closing curtains draw
A dreadful applause
From frightened skies

We live in desperate times
And on a stage I'm drowning
In a pool where wolves lament
And suns do not rise
Underwater I dream
Exposed and alone
And whisper secret wishes
In deaths arms

A dream I want to believe
Track Name: Nibelheim
Death comes smashing like a stone
Aching heart is now alone
In Nibelheim he haunts the halls
The crumbling church forever calls us home

Lilies sinking in a lake
The suns descent at daybreak
Shouting out to nothing in the dark

Piercing the clouds heals no pain
He’ll never see her face again
In Nibelheim he haunts the halls
Aching heart is now alone

We share our world with ghosts of old

Wingless birds that dare to fly
Toothless vampires bled dry
Shouting out to you in the dark
Ghosts direct the play we share
Spectres of the friends once there
Its memories of you I’m shackled to

Beyond this life I feel you waiting
On the other side longing for rest
Within this heart which beats for you
Is a love pure longing for rest
Track Name: Beneath the Cover of Night
Beneath the cover of night
The churchyard stirs a dream

Winter, a cold opus opposed
Against my snowbound hand

Denial, freezing
My tainted soul withers

Striking pain
From this life of agony

So sweet that which empowers
The soul when light draws low

Empty all that weep
Into the lake of sorrow

Beseeching in faith
Distant tunnel lights

Redemption, recovery
From this life of agony

I walk

I breathe every lovers final distressful words
And I see every dusk and dawn that they foretold
I walked an old path for the last time
Then blown away like candlelight
Forgotten like snow that had once enrobed a death

All life gone

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