The Belasco Bequest

by Crypticus

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CRYPTICUS has created the first Horror Grind Mixtape - an original Death Metal mini-anthology designed to confound, horrify, & delight.
The first in an ongoing series of experimental Death/Grind mixtapes.

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"It’s one nearly 11-minute adrenaline rush called 'The Belasco Bequest', the kind of expertly executed, blast-force chainsaw death metal (with surprises) that CRYPTICUS do so well. Tasty riffs, tasty drumming, tasty lead guitar melodies, varying rhythms, carnivorous vocals!"

1. Preface: The Belasco Bequest
2. Titan Claw
3. Entity Force
4. Tomes of Debauchery
5. By Unnatural Means
6. Morbid Inquisition
7. The Stench of Dark Winds
8. An Eerie Echoed Call
9. Epilogue: Grin of the Dark


released October 31, 2013

Patrick Bruss - Guitar, Bass, Vox, Synth, Mix
Written, performed & produced by #PatrickBruss at The Filth Chamber, 2013

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CRYPTICUS brings you weird tales of Death Metal madness influenced by Pulp horror, the occult, & horror movie soundtracks.

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Track Name: The Belasco Bequest
They glimpsed him etched against the moon, where clouds on hilltop thinned;
They heard an eerie echoed call that whistled down the wind:

"Mine eyes have looked on sorcery in dark and naked lands,
Horror born of the jungle gloom and death on the pathless sands.
And I have known a deathless queen in a city old as Death,
And I have slain a vampire shape that sucked a black king white,
And I have roamed through grisly hills where dead men walked at night.
And I have seen heads fall... And I have seen winged demons fly all naked in the moon."

-Solomon Kane