Boyd Rice ‎– Death's Gladsome Wedding

Hierarchy ‎– H 3303 CD, Hierarchy ‎– H3303 CD

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1 Unknown Artist To Arms! 2:41
2 Unknown Artist Hymn To Mota And Marin 2:55
3 Unknown Artist Legionari Victory Hymn 2:34
4 Unknown Artist Stefan, Ruler Of Moldavia 2:28
5 Unknown Artist Hymn Of The Szekler Rumanians 2:26
Hymn Of Legionari Youth (13:12)
6.1 Unknown Artist Hymn Of Legionari Youth 3:11
6.2 No Artist (no audio) 5:05
6.3 No Artist Untitled
Voice [Uncredited] – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
6.4 Unknown Artist Untitled 2:48

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Title appears as: "Boyd Rice presents: Death's Gladsome Wedding
Hymns and Marches from Transylvania's Notorious Legionari Movement"

World Serpent Distribution.
Made in England.

Track 6 contains two hidden tracks after ~5 minutes of silence
Track 6.3 containing a speech by C.Z. Codreanu
Track 6.4 containing another hymn.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021958 468020 >
  • Barcode (Reader): 5021958468020
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L134
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0490
  • Matrix / Runout: H3303CD 10431701 01 &
  • Matrix / Runout (Outer): MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner): MADE IN THE UK BY PMDC



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August 9, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

Uncle Rice has given us many of his "offerings" before, special compilations that comes in hand with his own inscrutable desire for polemic or perhaps simple cultural entertainment.
Above all Mr. Rice love contradictions and opposites, this works deals with this issue and previous compilations wouldn’t lack this aspect off course. This is militar music, THE REAL THING, no vain idealizations or opium dreams about warfare, melancholy for helmets and uniforms or simple anal retention disguised as excess for militarism. This music is performed by real people who believed in a doctrine and a set of ideas and feelings about life. Practitioners, not mere dreamers.
I won't spoil your fun with further advancements, all that can be said is that if you get this item that is very hard to find nowadays you'll find a mysterious and strong set of marches from Romanian secret army from 1930's with a secret behind its creators that is as equally disturbing as the music itself is. Boyd cleverly exposes the truth behind every march ever created by mankind with this gift: A solemn path towards death and a solid stand over nihilism as a way to declare perpetual war over life.
The extractions were taking directly from old vinyl’s so you can even hear the songs as if were played with old gramophones, the feeling of being face to face with something that make you feel ready for a paradoxical stand just to say the least.
Honour, glory, death, bravery, fanaticism and madness each concept dosed equally in each song, a cocktail only for the strongest heart or the adventurous soul.
This work perpetuates the premise: Ego Est Nihil, no doubt about that…
As the content within the CD suggest lets enjoy the vibes that comes within as a short anthem: "Long Live Death!"