The Great Law of the Dead

by Desolator

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Single from the album "Sermon of Apathy", out on September 4, 2020

Written, performed and recorded by Desolator

Featuring a guest solo by Karl Sanders (Nile) and guest vocals by Ollie Assault (Phidion)

Drums recorded at Wing Studios, engineered by Sverker Widgren
Guitars, bass and vocals recorded by Desolator
Mixed and mastered by Jari Lindholm


At the base of the mad god’s throne
Wrapped in human skin
Lies the book of exalted names
Where the path to chaos begins

To the tunes of the broken flute
Of him who cannot be named
Sign your true name in blood
In the book of the dead

The hymn of the blind demon sultan
Sustains the twelve dancing gods
Abominations of the zodiac orbits
Nucleus of chaos, the axis of stars

If Azathoth rises from madness
All gods and worlds are erased
As each of the dancing horrors
With each step destroys and creates

The Great Law of the Dead

The old ones were
The old ones are
The old ones shall be

In the name of Yig, I open the north gate
In the name of Shub-Niggurath, I open the east gate
In the name of Cthulhu, I open the south gate
In the name of Dagon, I open the west gate

In the name of Yog-Sothoth, I open the upper gate
In the name of Nyarlathotep, I open the lower gate
In the name of Azathoth, I open the true gate
On my quest for the black throne

Before the triple throne of chaos
I inscribe my name into the law
Sworn to the works of the old ones
The Necronomicon rules us all

Hail to the great old ones
who were, who are and shall be
Hail to the great old ones
By the law of the dead's decree


released August 7, 2020
Joakim Rudemyr - Guitars, Vocals
Jonas Bergkvist - Bass, Vocals
Stefan Nordström - Guitars, Vocals
Victor Parri - Drums

Karl Sanders - Guitar solo
Oliver Palmquist - Additional vocals


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Desolator Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish old school death metal band formed in 2009. Main influences: Immolation, Dismember, Bloodbath, Vader, Blood Red Throne, The Crown.

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