Genre: Black Metal/ Dark Folk
Erdgeist Album Members:
Vocals/Growls, Lyrics, Concept : Kali
Guitar, Bass, Composition : Aamon
Drums, Accordion : Falkar
Synth : Røg
-Videoclip Camera, Engineering and Production : Chrigu Mülhauser
-Videoclip Concept, Script, Direction : Kali
ERDGEIST is a primeval spirit, keeper and guardian of the wise and simultaneously destructive powers of the earth.
It is the debut and in the same time the farewell mixed media album of Cult of Blood.
The album was produced over a long time with a lot of passion and work.
Elaborate recordings as multiple vocal and guitar tracks, various interlocking vocal techniques and chanting, filigrane acoustic tones, folk melodies and dark atmospheric synth sounds stand in contrast to the impulsive force of the drums, the sinister guitar lines and haunted growls.
ERDGEIST is a concept album based on the idea of synthesis of the arts in the aesthetics of an ancient grimoire.
A kind of Galdrabók, containing original Old Norse poems with lyrics in Icelandic.
Decisive for the name and the core of the album, was "Erdgeist" of Goethe's Faust, a pansophic Earth Elemental, who knows the truth.
Thus, a bridge is placed between the old and modern occultism.
Inspired by the poems of the Poetic Edda, especially the Vǫluspá and Hávamál, Seiðr the Old Norse sorcery and Runecasting, the journey goes on to the Celtic Mythology and the Druids of the Finnish Kalevala.
The making of the musicvideo RUNAR was an adventure that has no equal.
Fitted with high-tech film equipment "Runar" was shot at three days in winter and spring in the depth of the old forests and rivers of Kaltbrunnental, the majestic oak grove near Bubendorf, with more than 520 year old oak trees, in Nuglar and in Sihlwald at the enchanted Gattiker pond near Zurich Switzerland.
Our fabulous cameraman and video editor Christian Mülhauser sat the script into epic pictures.
Despite many hardships such as diving into ice-cold water by night, standing for hours barefoot on frozen ground or dealing with some ill-tempered villagers, the recordings became a success and unforgettable great experience.
RUNAR tells in film language about Rune Magick and spiritual transformation initiated by ancient sacrifice rituals of the priestess which offers the symbols to the Earth Spirit.
The beggar becomes a warrior by offering his blood, the seeker liberates itself by fire while the priestess, the Völva represends the channel to the Otherworld.
RÚNAR RÁDHA RÉTT RÁTH!
Cult of Blood was founded by Kali - Vocals/Lyrics and Aamon - Guitar/ Composition in 2010 and completed by Falkar on the drums.
In 2011 the Demo for Hail Saturnus was recorded at House of Music Studios, Germany. The release of the first music video for the EP Hail Saturnus in November 2012 and several great shows with SATURNALIA TEMPLE, ATTIC, REQUIEM and more, followed.
Cult of Blood has disbanded in 2015.