‘Past the Gates’ EP

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Art by Barry Gelderblom

 

“A harpsicord faintly resonates from a distant balcony. The Plague Doctor utters a final blessing, as the adventuring band travels onward into the scrublands; leaving the familiar comforts of the ‘Purple Wyvern Inn’, it’s pungent ale and warm hearth behind.

In spite of the careful planning, supplies and well-oiled blades; there is an uncertainty in the air. It was a fool’s presumption to believe a ragtag crew of glory seekers could honestly confront the fearsome gates of Hell and then navigate the river Styx beyond…”

 

Welcome brave and noble adventurer!

We are beyond happy to share the prequel EP to our upcoming ‘INFERNO” album, but first we must get “Past the Gates”!

 

Art by Klaudia Bezak

 

“Past the Gates” EP

  1. Journey into Limbo (Darkwave Mix) – 4:39
  2. Rings of Violence (Acoustic) – 3:53
  3.  Glasya’s Heresy (Darkwave mix) – 5:38
  4. Charon’s toll (Feat. Leo Kemenani) – 4:12
Ravensea – Vocals
Scott Dispel – Drums & Keyboards
Sean Gallows – Vocals & Bass
GUESTS:
Joe Cilento – Acoustic Guitar
Leonard (Maldurin) Kemenani – Guitar
Recorded at Dispel Studios USA
Produced & Mixed by Scott Dispel
Mastered by Martin ‘Attrition’ Bowes @ Cage Studios UK
Song written by Dispel
©℗ 2021 Dispel/Music Therapy Inc

The long anticipated follow up to Dispel’s 1st album “LORE”, the “Past the Gates” EP continues on with a musical adventure into Dante’s Literary Masterpiece, ‘The Divine Comedy’, or most commonly known as ‘Dante’s Inferno.’

Here we offer a taste of raw story telling through song. During the creation of their new album, Dispel explored their musicianship and songwriting, these following songs took on a life of their own; forming a prequel, or perhaps a warning… “Abandoned All hope ye who enter here.”

Want to take a deeper dive into the ‘INFERNO’?! Click here

 

Lyrics

Journey Into LimboScott Dispel & Ravensea

Lost the way that does not stray
fear has harassed my heart
abandoned the true path
the night of sorrow I have spent

Chorus:
follow me, to the depths of pity
follow me, to the suffering city
follow me, to the hightest wisdom
follow me, to the primal love
Through me, run among the lost
through me, you’ll find it’s worth the cost
through me, nothing left to gain
through me, endure eternal pain

signs and cries echo here
misery permeates
suffering, no intellect
lamentations of the damned

Chorus:
follow me, to the depths of pity
follow me, to the suffering city
follow me, to the hightest wisdom
follow me, to the primal love
Through me, run among the lost
through me, you’ll find it’s worth the cost
through me, nothing left to gain
through me, endure eternal pain

discearning crimes, vindictive times
foul memories, deep ignorance
avarice, feeds on excess
accursed spirits, may you long remain

Chorus:
follow me, to the depths of pity
follow me, to the suffering city
follow me, to the hightest wisdom
follow me, to the primal love
Through me, run among the lost
through me, you’ll find it’s worth the cost
through me, nothing left to gain
through me, endure eternal pain

 

Rings of Violence: Scott Dispel & Ravensea

Shy not away from the Hoof beats
Nor shy away from the screams of the violent
Along the Brink of the vermilion boiling
You may choose one of three.

Did you betray your neighbor
Or did you choose to end your life
Are you a Blaspheme, a murderess
A criminal against God and Nature

Chorus:
One the Simmering in streams of blood
Two will take you into gnarled poisoned briars
Three your soul will dance on fiery sands
Beneath torrential rains of flame
Deluging on the land

Pay the boat mans toll to make the crossing
As you fall into the arms of Beelzebub

Stepping through the gates
Your fates inscribed in iron
That reads Abandon hope all
Who enter here.

Denying in desecration
Scorning nature, and all that she nurtures
The love forged by creation forgotten
All eternally consumed

A punishment into abyss
A Banishment of vengeance, so shameless
Now taste your chaos and take a bite
The bitterness of a love lost inside you

Chorus:
One the Simmering in streams of blood
who will take you into
gnarled poisoned briars
Three your soul will dance on fiery sands
Beneath torrential rains of flame
Deluging on the land

Pay the boat mans toll to make the crossing
As you fall into the arms of Beelzebub

Stepping through the gates
Your fates inscribed in iron
That reads Abandon hope all
Who enter here.

Anger into madness
Violence strikes all good and kindness like a hammer
Such a impulse streaming rampant in your veins
Fraud eats away your conscience
Unrighteous souls so insatiable
A just Reprisal, the malevolent
Steep in grief and standing knee deep sorrow

Chorus:
One the Simmering in streams of blood
Two will take you into
gnarled poisoned briars
Three your soul will dance on fiery sands
Beneath torrential rains of flame
Deluging on the land

Pay the boat mans toll to make the crossing
As you fall into the arms of Beelzebub
Stepping through the gates
Your fates inscribed in iron
That reads Abandon hope all
Who enter here…

Glasya’s HeresyScott Dispel & Ravensea

Hear now dear disciples
Ye heritics and theives
pleasures beyond imagining
awaits you

Chorus:
O you possessed of intellect
observe the teaching that
is hidden hear
O you the knot will be unraveled
to Spledid spoils of the greiving

I hold the Key to guiled Chambers
Come lie in silken sheets
The sixth emblazened Circle
The Scarlet Rapture recieves you

Chorus:
O you possessed of intellect
observe the teaching that
is hidden hear
O you the knot will be unraveled
to Spledid spoils of the greiving

A Field of Crypts and Brimstone
Confined to flaming Vaults
Those with twisted canon
A Gold inferno consumes you

Chorus:
O you possessed of intellect
observe the teaching that
is hidden hear
O you the knot will be unraveled
to Spledid spoils of the greiving

In Glasya’s bed you’ll soon be lying

 

Charon’s Toll

Metal Instrumental by Scott Dispel and featuring the shredding guitar of Leonard ‘Maldurin’ Kemenani.

Currently the “Past the Gates” EP is available only to our Kickstarter Pledges, but will be offered as a Bonus during the upcoming “INFERNO” LP pre-order campaign, stay tuned Friend…

Limited Edition 1st Press – Splatter Red!

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