Fire Beyond the Seventh Gate

by Stone Breath

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  • Fire Beyond the Seventh Gate - Limited edition 5" square lathe-cut record + 3" mini CDr
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    A SQUARE 5" clear lathe cut record features 2 songs on each side. These songs are repeated on the 3" mini CDr along with 4 more songs. Hand-cut transparent covers, hand-cut transparent inserts. Signed and numbered.

    This is a limited edition of 24 physical copies ONLY. After the physical edition sells out, the songs will be made available digitally via Stone Breath's Bandcamp site.

    A note about the record: do not expect lathe cut records to have the same quality as vinyl records. this record is cut into a clear acrylic material. the grooves are somewhat shallower than standard - sometimes it takes a couple tries to situate the needle correctly - but the records do play.

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Graveflowers 01:31
See the flowers open all upon the grave. See them swaying in the evening breeze. See the mists are rising like some drifting ghost. See the clouds are parting to show the silver moon. Hear the calling voices just like the wind. Hear the cracking words like fallen leaves. Hear the creaking of the swinging gate. Won’t you join them, for the hour’s late.
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Fire Eyes 01:20
You shall see their eyes tonight, Burning like a flame so bright. Hear the harrowing cries, in fright. Do they call for you to see A thorned and winding path through trees?
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Pale Passage 03:52
It’s time to seek an answer from those who week to hide. It’s time to ask for just one coin taken from a dead man’s eye. Let the weak and the worn - let the sad and the torn - Hear the call of a bright new morn. O the rose shall share it’s thorns... For the blooms are wet with blood. O the blooms are wet with blood. Red the flower, red the thorn, Red the stem, and red the bud. And the crows call “murder!” from the black murder of crows. Tick the clock and arc the scythe. Climb aboard the final boat. Blood for blood and eye for eye, all under the Leaves of Life. Blood for blood the cut’s the same by green thorn or silver knife.
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Beyond the road. Beyond the gates. Beyond the calling horns. Trees twist and weave - Above the path Leaves block the bright sun. Don’t look behind you. Go step by step Into the dark; Into the unknown. Hear footsteps fall. See shadows move. Don’t look behind you. Don’t look behind you.
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Fire Dance 01:18
See the little candles Burning in your eyes - Burning in the night - Showing the dark way - Shadows dance with light. See the fire jumping; Calling to your mind. If you seek you’ll find Nothing’s quite the same - Spirits dance with flame. Listen to the music Calling from the dark. See the fire’s mark Release your desire. You shall dance with fire.
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Wolfheart II 01:43
And lo the blooms turn into wolves. And every heart howls in the night. And every smile is filled with sharp, sharp teeth. And now we move under the moon Into the dreams that disturb you And when you wake, you’ll find us at your feet. No more to rest, no more to sleep. Just lie awake in fear and weep. And what haunts you? The monsters you have made.

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This album will be made available digitally only after all of the physical copies sell.

An offering of 8 new songs exploring lycanthropy and other strange folklore - filtered through acidic Eastern-influenced folk psychedelia. Fire Beyond the Seventh Gate was recorded 2013/2014 at the House of Iron Stars, Beyond the Seventh Gate.

This ep was originally issued as a limited edition 5" square lathe-cut record /3" mini CDr set. Only 24 copies were made.

track 7&8 should be 'gapless' - set your playback accordingly.

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released September 27, 2014

All songs by Stone Breath.

instruments: voice, mandocello, acoustic bass, banjo, cymbals, guitar, tin, dumbek, djembe, bodhran, dulcitar, motheart, srutibox, hurdygurdy, gopichand, tamboura-lyre, oud, stick dulcimer, whistle, wood flute, musicbox.

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Stone Breath Red Lion, Pennsylvania

Stone Breath is not new. It is cracked. Broken. Imperfect. Hidden. Weathered by the seasons.

We sing of ghosts and of forgotten paths through forest and fallow field.

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