‘A Hill to Die Upon’ Lyric Video Released For ‘Satan Speaks’, Release Date “Holy Despair” April 22


AHtDU_2014Blackened death metallers A Hill to Die Upon have released a lyric video for the song ‘Satan Speaks’ the track comes of their upcoming third full-lenght album “Holy Despair” which will be released on April 22 via Bombworks Records. The video can be seen below.

As the lyrical text for the song, AHtDU used a poem of the same name by noted British essayist and novelist C.S. Lewis. It appears in a collection of poems named Spirits In Bondage that Lewis wrote as a young man after returning from the horrors of World War I. As Lewis wrote to a friend in 1918, the book is “mainly strung around the idea that I mentioned to you before – that nature is wholly diabolical & malevolent and that God, if he exists, is outside of and in opposition to the cosmic arrangements.”

As one writer described the bleak message of the poem, “Death, not life, is the victor. The spider catches the fly, creation returns all its creatures to the dust from where they came, even the sun will in the end be ‘consumed’ by maximum entropy.” To the end of Lewis’ poem, AHtDU added their own final couplet: “I am Satan, accuser accursed / Heed not my words, I was not first.”

The music that the band have created around the lines of ‘Satan Speaks’ is bleak and ravaging, crushingly powerful and seductively melodic, both ferocious and shrouded in a mantle of unstoppable doom.

To read our review of “Holy Despair” click here.

Started by brothers Adam and Michael, A Hill to Die Upon has been characterized by a constant drive to better the music and the inability to give up. After forming in the Winter of 2005, many demos and uncountable shows, AHtDU found it’s niche in extreme metal with Elisha  Mullins and Ravn Furfjord [ex Antestor and Frosthardr]. While releasing their first full length, “Infinite Titanic Immortal”AHtDU has  made great strides in their titanic onslaught.

A Hill to Die Upon is a fast emerging, very intense mixture of black and death metal. Know for a powerful and passion filled live performance. For fans of Naglfar, Behemoth, Watain, and Old Man’s Child.

Discography: “Demo” demo [2008)], “Infinite Titanic Immortal” full-length [2009], “Omens” full-length [2011].“Holy Despair” full-lenght [2014].

The Titans 2014:
Adam – guitar, bass, vocals
Michael – drums, vocals
Nolan – lead & live guitar
Josh – live bass

Weblinks: Reverbnation / Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp

Lyric video for ‘Satan Speaks’

Related Articles:
A Hill to Die Upon’ – demo EP [CD review] [August 2008]
A Hill to Die Upon – Omens [Album Review]
‘A Hill to Die Upon’ Announces New Music Video [June 2012]
‘A Hill to Die Upon’ New Song Available [Video] [Dec. 2012]
‘A Hill to Die Upon’ Releases New Song ‘Manden Med Leen’ [Feb. 2013]
‘A Hill to Die Upon’ Launches Crowdfunding Project [August 2013]
A Hill to Die Upon – “Holy Despair” [Album Review]

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