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VALEFOR - Ceremony of the Ordeal

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:20 pm    Post subject: VALEFOR - Ceremony of the Ordeal Reply with quote



Valefor - "Ceremony of the Ordeal"

Over 20 years since Akhtya Nachttoter (Michael Ford) unleashed the entities debut album, now reopening the tomb with "Ceremony of the Ordeal", a mix of dark ambient, death industrial and ritualistic Black metal.

Valefor (USA) has prepared an album which guides the listener into the ancient religion of sorcery among the daevayasna (worshippers of demons), known as ‘ Yatukdinoih ’ (witchcraft) in ancient Persia. This cult of honoring, using spells and chants, pouring libations and incense to specific Daevas dependent upon their function in nature, mind and body. Yatuk Dinoih, a resurgent modern Luciferian tradition is defined in Michael W. Ford’s “DRAUGA – Ahrimanian Yatuk Dinoih” and other published grimoires. The “Ceremony of the Ordeal” is the inverse ritual of the Zoroastrians, the entry into the darkness as a yatus or sorcerer. The ceremony of the yatus (a sorcerer) traditionally makes offerings to Ahriman and the Daevas (demons) in the hours of darkness to attain goals and desires (including spiritual initiation). The yatus is his or her own god, responsible for thoughts, words and actions and thus a “temple” of Ahriman by seeking to attain spiritual and carnal desires. The “demons” are not symbolized as mere spirits, rather as elemental powers which may be harnessed and directed in the creation and destruction of the Will alone. The musical structure of the album is haunting, cold and darksome in essence and is a journey into the “Hells” of the Daevas and their astral abodes in the graveyards of those long buried.
The dark ambient and martial industrial atmospheres present a varied array of transforming, illusionary melodies and discordant, ritualistic low-end drones. The haunting and darkly beautiful black metal hymns which offer deep foundations into the depths of Dozak (Hell) and the Netherworld of ghosts guide the listener into layers of syncretic ritual chanting, ethereal melodies, discordant and ominous spiritual chaos.
Valefor represents misanthropy, predatory spiritualism and the teachings of Luciferianism symbolically woven in foreboding ritualistic dark ambient black metal. The eaters of souls are waiting for the listeners to indulge and enter the gateway of nightmares, where the waking world is darksome and hauntingly beautiful; a spirit disembodied and immortal in the primal darkness.
The lyrical invocations adapted from the Denkart, Bundahishn and the Zatspram, the height of demonology being in the 9th - 10th -century works of Zoroastrian tradition. The sacred darkness, the very essence of Ahriman the symbolic God of this World, along with the hymns and incantations of the Daevas are interwoven with the sound inherent in this album. Each song is best described as a noose, cast over the neck of the listener and a journey into Hell begins. Each track represents specific powers inherent in humanity and in nature; abstract invocations howled as spells to inspire the individual exploration of the Ahrimanian path of demonology and Luciferianism. Valefor is not regurgitating corrupted, pseudo-Satanism from uninspired “Christian” rimoires; rather this infernal host articulates as artists the richly vast demonology and symbolism of Ahrimanian Yatuk Dinoih (primal sorcery).

Full album can be heard here: https://youtu.be/EU612ciF0AU

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really looking forward to this , as Valefor has been my personal favorite conduit of darkness the past 20 years and never thought there may be more of it , Hails from within ,
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated Valefor bio:

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The description of “Ritualistic Dark Ambient Black Metal” is a basic “category” in which Valefor may encompass. Musically a balanced and articulated musical representation of a dream and nightmare driven realm of death, shadow and primal sorcery. The foreboding and darkly discordant ambience is grounded with chants and demonic howls, guiding the listener through a haunted world of beautifully cold black metal. Valefor is a journey in cold funereal atmospheres somewhere between the haunting world of the dead and the living.
Valefor represents misanthropy, predatory spiritualism and the teachings of Luciferianism symbolically woven in foreboding ritualistic dark ambient black metal. The eaters of souls are waiting for the listeners to indulge and enter the gateway of nightmares, where the waking world is darksome and hauntingly beautiful; a spirit disembodied and immortal in the primal darkness.
Valefor is musically a unity of both dark ambient, ritualistic atmospheres, orchestral electronics, medieval chants and slow, haunting black metal. Each recording is an encompassing sphere or “astral plane of sound”; a phantasmagoric illusion which is made reality in the imagination of the listener. Valefor creates and structures music based on the specific concept Akhtya Nachttoter and Anaghra Temah are composing at that time. The controlled violent impulse of melodic and grim guitars, driven by the pounding war drums is to inspire the listener to visualize entering the wrathful, wolf-spirit of what the ancient Maryannu (Indo-Persian nomadic warrior brotherhoods) called “Aeshma” (later the daeva of wrath and also Asmodeus to the west).
Valefor began in 1995 as a Black/Death Industrial concept which blended howls, chants and ritual magick with a foundation in black metal. Founded by Black Funeral vocalist, Akhtya Nachttoter ( Michael W. Ford ), Valefor recorded the first album “Death Magick” and released it on legendary Swedish dark ambient/industrial label Cold Meat Industry’s “Death Factory”, establishing Akhtya’s ritualistic blend of black ambient, machinery, howls, death industrial soundscapes throughout the world. With titles such as “Oceans Turn Bloodred (Rise Nidhogg), “Bubonic Death”, “Death Magick and “Spells of Darkness and Death”, Valefor united both medieval Satanic and Luciferian concepts with modern horrors including chaos-machinery, weapons and genocide. Valefor released its’ second and third albums on Germany’s “Dark Vinyl” records, exploring dark areas of industrial and ritualistic soundscapes. Michael W. Ford has been deeply involved in initiatory workings and has published 23 books since the last Valefor album in the early 2000’s.
In 2016, Akhtya Nachttoter has opened the nearly forgotten tomb of a horrific darkness; Valefor is incarnate again as a black ambient, death industrial and ritualistic black metal concept and is soon to release a new album. Valefor is now two individuals now in 2016, Akhtya Nachttoter (Black Funeral, Hexentanz, Darkness Enshroud, Psychonaut 75) and Anaghra Temah (Thomas Mortigan of RU-486, Octagon and Black Leather Jesus) in Spring, Texas. Valefor has slowly transformed and evolved: a concept of haunting, deathlike industrial machinery, ritualistic atmospheres and the disembodied screams of those who take substance within the shadows. Valefor is a gateway to the phantasmagoric realm of the Netherworld; the primal instinct of the origins of the predator.
Visualizing the logo of Valefor (precisely scribed by the artist Blood Moon in 1995), regardless of the concept of the album, the core essence is revealed: the soul-eaters, the Black Adepts who projects their shadow into the aura of sleeping people and nourishes the astral body on the energy of the consciously unaware.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second sample "Aeshma of the Wounding Spear" up now!

Listen here: https://youtu.be/elJf155t_-A

Will be taking pre-orders for this, Darkness Enshroud & Vampyric Blood in the next few days.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crikey, 1998! So long ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pre-orders up now!!

Order here: http://darkadversary.bigcartel.com/
All prices are in $AUD.

Also available for wholesale.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FINALLY these arrived! But unfortunately the pressing plant made a blunder on a large amount of the printing, so i'm going to get as many pre-orders out as I can while also sorting out the defects. Thank you again to those who pre-ordered for being patient!
Also my camera flash made the VB cover look quite pink, it's not this colour in reality.


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Full album can be heard here: https://youtu.be/EU612ciF0AU

Out now!
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