GRIMM I & II

by KadavriK

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“Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in any truth that is taught in life.”

With their fourth album GRIMM I & II, which is released on the 26th of June 2015 via newborn label Testimony Records, KadavriK settle a score with pigeonholing. The German band offers a moony and aggressive mixture of Atmospheric Black Death Metal, plunging into lesser-known narratives of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. The album will be available on vinyl and CD.

Guitarist Niklas about the development and approach of the album: “We’re done making compromises regarding anything, genre categories, or rules. The album has become exactly what we wanted it to be.” A personal liberation on many levels that is also reflected in the lyrical background. “The fact that we chose Grimms’ Fairy Tales as a central theme doesn’t mean you’ll find elves, knights and medieval flutes in our interpretation”, says drummer Frank. Behind the title GRIMM I & II hide two contrastive chapters. While The Armless Maiden portrays the journey of a less popular fairy tale heroine from childhood trauma to emancipation, the second part Thoughts of the Sore finally shreds all romantic allusions.

For both parts Berlin artist Talissa Mehringer has created impressive etchings. Her version of the Armless Maiden, who has to ward off an overpowering beast, embellish the cover of the vinyl double gatefold. In the CD-booklet you will find photographs of the Hessian back country in which many narratives of the Brothers Grimm take place.

To weave complex scenarios with their music is a tradition for KadavriK just like their Melodic Death Metal-roots. The 2012 album N.O.A.H. designed an escapist dystopia, which the band presented on tour shows with Graveworm and Napalm Death.

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released June 26, 2015

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KadavriK Wesel, Germany

With their fourth album GRIMM I & II, which is released on the 26th of June 2015 via newborn label Testimony Records, KadavriK settle a score with pigeonholing. The German band offers a moony and aggressive mixture of Atmospheric Black Death Metal, plunging into lesser-known narratives of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. The album will be available on vinyl and CD. ... more

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Track Name: ALL THE WORLD BUT ONE
“Though your fingertips
May never touch my skin
I am a heartful king
I hide your drama in disguise
You are wise and you will see
You mean the world to me
You're forsaken by everyone
YET I WILL NOT FORSAKE YOU”

But when he sleeps she weeps
For she will never be complete
In silvern hands there lies a weight
That only she can take
But when he sleeps she weeps
For she will never be complete
The silvern hands disguise her past

“My silver hands shine bright in light
But at night when we are two
They are too cold to comfort you
Will I ever trust enough
A king's promise and a husband's love?
I am no spirit, I'm a mortal deserted by all”

From the inside she can see
What has been and what will be
IN SILVERN HANDS THERE LIES A WEIGHT

COMPLETE
But when he sleeps she weeps
For she will never be complete
Track Name: LORDS
I outlive the lust | I outlive my love | I avoid the thrust | As from below | So from above | I have chosen Mort | Instead of a Christian lord | Paradigm will conquer me | My entities, my I and self | Ignite, flicker and cease the light of life | Make my last sense yet so intense | I enjoy the final drip of wax upon me | Ignite, flicker and cease the light of life | Make my last sense yet so intense | I accept my fate to cease | When I find my old peaceful mind | In a room of gloomy lights | I will eat what fate serves | I will love who deserves | Live strong and don't bow | Not for above, not for below | NOT FOR ABOVE, NOT FOR BELOW | I confirm myself to fate | The equalizing weapon of his choice | Bound to obey and trust | The apodictic judgment of death | Ignite, flicker and cease the light of life | Make my last sense yet so intense | I enjoy the final drip of wax upon me | Ignite, flicker and cease the light of life | Make my last sense yet so intense | I accept my fate to cease | When I find my old peaceful mind | IN A ROOM OF GLOOMY LIGHTS