6-panel double digipack with 16-page booklet (old pictures, biography by Therthonax, full tracklist details with line-ups). 144 minutes of Kawir madness!
“ΝΥΧΤΟΣ ΤΕΛΕΤΗΣΙΝ” (SACRIFICIA NOCTURNA) , subtitled "20 years of recordings 1993-2013", is the title of the new KAWIR release on Those Opposed, the gods of hellenic pagan black metal.
Once again, it is an honor to continue the work with Kawir which has begun in 2008 with the release of the Ophiolatreia album.
The first CD contains 13 tracks, all the 7” eps + 2 unreleased tracks.
The second CD contains 12 tracks, a live multitrack recording from the last rehearsal in March 2013 before their 20th anniversary show in Athens.
Many prominent figures from the hellenic scene of 90's participate as guests in this release. (Acherontas, Agatus, Zemial)
Full details on the tracklisting:
CD1 (13 tracks, 74 minutes)
1: split EP with Sigh, 1994
2-3: Eumenides EP, 1994
4: from To Cavirs MLP 1995, which is a different version than the one on To Cavirs CD edition
5: unreleased track recorded in 1995
6: split EP with Zemial, 2003
7: split EP with Nocternity, 2003
8-9: promo 2007. This is the 2-track promo CD that Therthonax sent me in 2007 when I asked if we could work together. These tracks later appeared on the Ophiolatreia album but re-recorded. You never heard those versions of "Ares" and "Poseidon".
10: different and unreleased mix of Sword of Dardanus, still with Sakis of Rotting Christ on guest vocals.
11: split EP with SCYTHIAN, 2011
12: split LP with EMBRACE OF THORNS, SOULSKINNER, NERGAL, 2012
13: unreleased track recorded in 2010
CD2 (12 tracks, 70 minutes)
1-10: last rehearsal before their 20th anniversary show in Athens, the basic line-up being Therthonax (guitars), Filipos (guitars), Phaesphoros (vocals, who recorded Isotheos), Ormenos (drums, from Borgne, who also recorded Isotheos) and Askalaphos (bass). Many prominent figures from the hellenic scene of 90's participate as guests in this release:
-Acherontas VP from ACHERONTAS - vocals on "Artemis" and "Hermes"
-Hildr Valkyrie, sessions with Nocternity on keyboards, female vocals on Helrunar, Elffor, To Uranus from Kawir - vocals on "Sinn" and "To Cavirs"
-RW Draconium from CHAOSBAPHOMET, EMPIRE OF THE MOON - vocals on "Hecate's and Ianos" and "To Cavirs"
11-12: new tracks
-Archon Vorskaath from ZEMIAL, drums on "Thanatos"
-Eskarth from AGATUS, guitar solos on "Thanatos"
-Kostas Savvidis (Septicemia,ex-Nightfall,Mahakala) drums on "Marasmus"
supported by 14 fans who also own “Νυχτός τελετήσιν: 20 Years of Recordings”
I'm so glad that i discovered this great Band. First contact was the new "Uinuos..." album and from the choir in the beginning until the riffs of the third song i had nothing more to do than knee down in respect for that creative power... simply stunning after a big episode of the blackmetal boredom last years. Just consequent to buy this masterpiece after another moment of glad tears in my eyes hearing the beginning of "Vainovalkeat"! Thanks for healing a part of the north in my heart🤘