ABRAHAM

THE SERPENT, THE PROPHET AND THE WHORE (PELAGIC)

ABRAHAM - THE SERPENT, THE PROPHET AND THE WHORE 55566
Format:
1 CD
Release:
28.09.2012
Label:
PELAGIC
Genre:
Metal
Kat.-Nr.:
55566
Barcode:
4024572555665
Born in 1866 BC, Abraham lived a peaceful life near the town of Sodome, NC. He married his half-sister who gave birth to some 14 kids while already aged far over a hundred years.

those golden days are gone, but the virile power of Abraham's beard survived and he was reborn in 2007 as a rock band near Lausanne, Switzerland.

Committed rehearsals and songwriting eventually led the band to record their first full-length, 'An Eye on the Universe', which was released in early 2011 on Pelagic Records.

The critically acclaimed album was presented live all over Europe, with the likes of bands like Red Fang, Intronaut, Khoma, EF, Celan, Birds In Row, Mumakil or Kruger.

Abraham's second album "The Prophet, The Serpent and The Whore" was inspired by a novel by J.G.

Rawls. In case you're not familiar with this writer, well, shame on you! A bit of Wikipedia research will tell you that Rawls lived at the beginning of the 20th century and died in an motel room somewhere on the East Coast.

It is not exactly clear whether his works are authentic or not; they might have been written by college students trying to pull a prank.

The title of his most well-known book is The Chronoception. Abraham found this book on a flee market and used it as an inspiration for their second album.

The lyrics were freely adaptated from the story, not wanting the record to become a literary illustration of the book.

The story of an unnamed man falling from the sky to crawl through this world's lowest spheres; and the prevalent themes of falling from grace, primal fear, physical pain, loneliness and mystical visions resonated perfectly within Abraham's continuous state of mind.

The music to this exploration of the human soul and consciousness was composed with these themes in mind and thus emerged darker and more tortured than what the band had done before.

Magnus Lindberg from Cult Of Luna mixed the album and drove the contemplative aspects of their sound to even bleaker aural landscapes, while pushing its violent side further towards armageddon...

Expect to see the band live on stage in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy soon.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. START WITH A HEARTBEAT
  • 1.2. MAN THE SERPENT
  • 1.3. THE GREAT DISMEMBERMENT
  • 1.4. NEW KING, DARK PROPHET
  • 1.5. THIS IS NOT A DEAD MAN, YET
  • 1.6. CARCASSES
  • 1.7. THE CHYMICAL FIANCE
  • 1.8. DAWN