Band: Sar Isatum
Song: “Black Gate”
Album: Shurpu
Release Date: November 17th, 2017 (DDL)/December 22nd, 2017 (CD) 2017

The band comments:

‘Black Gate’ is one of our simplest songs with a more traditional black metal influence, and different from the other songs on the album. Lyrically ‘Black Gate’ is about a family who is ostracized from their village and then chooses to set up a new home on the edge of forest ruled over by a powerful witch. After kidnapping the family’s baby and using its remains in a ritual to enact flight upon a broom into the full moon, the witch decides to possess the younger children and then the oldest daughter who she aids in the killing of her parents. The oldest daughter then chooses to sign a pact with the Devil joining his coven of witches in the forest. ‘Black Gate’ represents the barrier between the woods and the area outside, and only by joining the Devil’s coven are you allowed to enter freely.”


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