The first live performance of Circle of the Ninth on July, 9th, 2014 at Makeout Manor in Greenville, S.C.
Eight skyward circles of Hell
Loom in swirling, malefic disorder.
Leagues of eternal frost beneath my feet,
The Desolate One batters his wings
Infinite entombment in Gehenna’s teeth.
There is no moment of solace
Memories of joy as lost as my hope for salvation.
There is no minute of relief
Long forgotten are the days without these relentless flames.
The creation of burns upon my face
As the streams of tears become steam.
In the Sixth Circle, eternally alone
In the wastelands of Hell, my forever home.
Why do these horrors befall me?
Will the Holy Father bring no mercy?
Do my laments fall on deaf ears?
Will my pleas for death ever be granted?
Where does justice dwell in this sea of torment?
Am I ever coming home?
Relinquish me from this pain
and I am forever at your bidding.
Luciferic rites deliver me from fire
O’ sweet deceiver, Lord of the Liars
Enchant me with the curses from the days of old
Circle of the Ninth, frigid winds, so cold.
released July 11, 2014