Antaeus ‎– Blood Libels

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Norma Evangelium Diaboli ‎– NED011, The Ajna Offensive ‎– FLAME039
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1 Rot 5:36
2 Cyklik Torture
Lyrics By – Nornagest
3:40
3 Control And Abuse 5:34
4 Colliding In Ashes 5:10
5 Words As Weapons 6:27
6 Here Is Punishment 3:29
7 Gates To The Outside
Lyrics By – Drakh (2)
3:27
8.1 Blood Libels
Voice [Additional Screams] – Bst*
9:39
8.2 Sono L'Antechristo
Vocals [Additional Chants] – Amduscias (3), ArkdaemonWritten-By – Diamanda Galás

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Recorded in June 2006 at BST Studio.

Track 1 is depicted on the back cover as a symbol resembling the alchemical symbol for putrefaction. In the booklet it is denoted by the same symbol together with the title "Everything Great Is Built Upon Sorrow". The song is otherwise (as likely is the symbol) referred to as "Rot" by the band.
Track 2 is titled "Cyklic Torture" on back cover, in booklet it appears as entered.
Track 7 is titled as "The Walking" in booklet.
Track 8.1 duration refers to entire track 8.
Track 8.2, the outro of the album at the end of track 8, consists of a cover of "Sono L'Antechristo" by Diamanda Galas, and is cross-faded in from "Blood Libels" from 6:18 on. It is unmentioned at the tracklisting on the release, but referred to in the credit prints.

Released in digipak.
Distributed in North America by Southern Lord.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 08720 06252 6
  • Matrix / Runout: NEDCD 011 GZ S83049
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5J41

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NED011, FLAME039 Antaeus Blood Libels(CD, Album) Norma Evangelium Diaboli, The Ajna Offensive NED011, FLAME039 US 2006 Sell This Version
IPR020 Antaeus Blood Libels(Cass, Album, Ltd, Cle) Inferna Profundus Records IPR020 Lithuania 2010 Sell This Version
NED 011 Antaeus Blood Libels(LP, Album, RP) Norma Evangelium Diaboli NED 011 France 2013 Sell This Version
NED 011 Antaeus Blood Libels(LP, Album) Norma Evangelium Diaboli NED 011 France 2006 Sell This Version
IPR020 Antaeus Blood Libels(Cass, Album, Ltd, Bla) Inferna Profundus Records IPR020 Lithuania 2010 Sell This Version

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January 29, 2009

This summer I went through a serious Norma Evangelium Diaboli phase, and Blood Libels was one of the gems I picked up along the way. I found it at Relapse on South St., and the art was what really grabbed my attention. I mean NED always do an excellent job on the artwork and packaging, but Blood Libels is really perfect. The album starts like some kind of ancient behemoth, slowly building momentum. I mean, this happens in the first minute or so of Rot, right before it explodes into blastbeats and minor chord shredding. Occasionally the gears and circuits show up again, in the temporary lull found during songs like Control and Abuse and Words as Weapons. Like most NED releases, this album is consistently engrossing/terrifying until the end. It's so dense at times, that the music is almost impenetrable, but Blood Libels rewards with repeated listens. If I had to pick a favorite song, I'd be stuck between the opener Rot and the final track, Blood Libels