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Maybe a more atmospheric epos due to its use of passages with extensive keyboards, Aura is at the same time a more aggressive and raw creation when it's seen in opposition with the previous releases. The same mélange of styles, a very specific characteristic of our combo: Gothic/Doom/Death Metal combined with parts of Black Metal and traditional inserts. The novelty of this album consists, without any doubt, in the introduction of new elements, like those Electro arrangements which defy the typical approach, and the traditional tunes inspired from the beautiful folklore in Bucovina. The result is a special consistency between the Metal genre background and the local legacy for emotional threnody. Without question the album has the merit of flirting with the Avantgarde by trying new and uncharted musical territories and it marks the end of the Doom/Gothic Metal period of the band and the beginning of a brand new one: the pagan and folkloric era!

This album is dedicated to the memory of our best friend Raschitor Neculai 'Bobitza' (R.I.P.)!

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released December 14, 2002

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* Cover version MUSIC INSTRUCTOR after Rock Your Body [BRAINBUG Remix] (music by Triple-M Crew), used with kind permission by © 1998 Fuel Records (www.warnermusic.com).
** Bonus track, originally released on Sublime album in 1998.
*** Bonus track, originally released on From The Moldavian Ecclesiastic Throne album in 1997.

RECORDING LINE-UP:
Constantin 'Costel Castor' Lapusneanu (vocals & lyrics)
Ioana Doroftei (vocals)
Eugen 'Gelu' Lapusneanu (lead & rhythm guitars)
Dan Cozma (bass)
Elena Doroftei (vocals & viola)
Manuel 'Maanu' Giugula (keyboards)
Adrian 'Dray' Olaru (drums & percussion)

PRODUCTION INFOS:
Composer: Eugen 'Gelu' Lapusneanu & Constantin 'Costel Castor' Lapusneanu
Recording Studio: Voices Studios (Iasi, Romania) & Dream Sound Studios (Arad, Romania)
Producer: GOD The Barbarian Horde & Pro-Art Nova
Mixing: Tibor 'Tubi' Kati, Eugen 'Gelu' Lapusneanu & Constantin 'Costel Castor' Lapusneanu
Mastering: Tibor 'Tubi' Kati, Eugen 'Gelu' Lapusneanu & Constantin 'Costel Castor' Lapusneanu
Artwork Credits: Constantin 'Costel Castor' Lapusneanu, Ciprian 'Darkheim' & Julius von Sammaël

LABEL/PUBLISHER: GOD The Barbarian Horde

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GOD The Barbarian Horde Iași, Romania

They are returning for a fulminant epos of Barbarian Metal with an Epic Ire... Violent visions marked by a sacrificial cult and reshaped under the blade of blood! A conceptual vision dedicated to the old Barbarian and long forgotten traditions, that speaks about Folklore heritage based on Dacian history & mythology and the ancient ways of those barbaric people!

BG image courtesy of Doru Lupeanu.
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Track Name: Intro
Instrumental
Track Name: Aura
The prayer of time
or deeper state of illness
shining into the light

The circle of the holy mind
growing into the dark

The passage from clear to obscurity
desire of sanctify
Unstopped erotic impulse!

You call me into sin
I love you, tonight!

I know you've been
from the beginning with me
But now it's time for us
to become a single person
The same entity!

I call you into sin
You love me, tonight!

Vita Religiosa - Mysterium Tremendum
Sajer Majestas - Gloria Celesti
Vita Religiosa - Tu Solus Sanctus Deus
Sacer Majestas - Omnipotentum Dei

Devs... Vivus!!!
Track Name: Spirito Sancto
Amen, Amen... dico vobis
Amen, Amen... dico vobis
Amen, Amen... dico vobis
Amen, Amen... dico vobis

Ego svm Alfa et Omega, id est, principivm et finis:
Ego svm resvrrectio et vita qvi credit in me
Etiamasi mortum fuerit. Vivet: et ovisqvis vivit
Et credit in me, non morietvr in aeturnvm...

Cordnam e spinis
Angeli lacrimatvs
Vox vociferantis
Devs glorificatvs

Sed Pro Dei Gloria!!!

Diabolo et Angelis
Peccatorum sangvinis
Spiritus impurus
Demonivs purificatvs

Filivm hominis prodentvm vt crvcificatvr
Umbra mortis lvx exorth est, vos estis lvx mvndi
Filius hominis ex mortvis resurrexisset
Devs non est Devs, sed viventivm!!!
Track Name: You're Everything
I dig my grave in the stone of your soul
I'll rot inside your own flesh
you'll hear my cries filled with despair
and your hurt will fade with me...

Your body will feel the hollow call of death
fearful, you shall kiss my darkness
and your shade will come to pieces
among nights of loneliness...

Admirandvm, adorandvm, fascinas mysterivm
Sanctvs Devs, sanctvs fortis, sanctvs imortalis!

And out there, somewhere, it's going to rain
and I wish, I wish I were beyond
but my love still rains upon your heart
when darkness... darkness is the world

A sacred trill when you're in front of God
The religious bliss of recollection
The feeling of our own nothingness
As I am nothing... You're Everything!!!

Admirandvm, adorandvm, fascinas mysterivm
Sanctvs Devs, sanctvs fortis, sanctvs imortalis!
Track Name: Shining [MUSIC INSTRUCTOR Cover] *
Shining the day
Watching not to see
Feel the deepest feelings
You start to see the way

Opening your soul
Flying in the times
Find your own light
And return for good to life

Life... when death is raping, death is closing your...
Eyes... when release your eyes no longer see the...
Sky... when you feel your sky, your sky is in...
Time... when you''re searchin' still
...for what you seek and die!!!

You are my God, You are my light
You are my Lord, You are my life
You are my God, You are my light
You are my Lord, You are my real life!
Track Name: I'm Nothingness
You came from far beyond me
From far beyond seasons and leaves
From beyond my pagan dreams
And my own spoken desire...

You came from a place
Where my thoughts never took shape
From far beyond failed illusions
From a "beyond" I could never imagine

A place where I thought I was dead
You were coming... and true your coming was
From an imagined apocalypse towards happiness!

Inside you I'd like to get lost
And be reborn as I never thought I could be
You were walking... I believed you did not walk
You were watching me... I believed your eyes were shut
You were smiling... I couldn't believe you were crying
You were tempting... tempting me into deadly lust

On the path of the passing autumns
You were coming with my God...
Your coming was the autumn of my life
Solitude you brought, the darkness in my eyes
When nothing belongs to me
And i belong to nothingness!
Track Name: Illumination
You appeared my guiding light
Lonely star, eternal and immense
Strongly burning light
Showing the way to perfection

Embodies perfection of death
Death that will slowly come to us
Till we all gonna die
And others will replace us...

I feel a warmth that rises from me
Higher and higher
Being sealed together, forever
You belong to me and I belong to you
As we belong to deity
We are made for each other, forever!!!

This is God's will
And we will obey it
I am your God and you praise me passionately
You are my goddess and my guiding muse
We are unique in universe
We are one body and soul
Belonging one to each other!!!

With a blazing sinless crown
Upon the path of those with no sin
It is as the blinding light
Among our decadence's darkness
Spread and burn, angelic spark
Erupt and rise, divine Aura!
Track Name: Călătorul
Calator, opreste-ti pasul
Si mai vino pe la mine
Ca si eu am fost odata
Trup si suflet ca si tine

Nimic nu iei cu tine
Cand pleci de pe pamant
O cruce daca-ti pune
La cap langa mormant

Nimic nu este omul
Se duce ca un vis
Ca roua diminetii
Ce mai tarziu s-a stins

Nimic nu este omul
Mare si Sfant e Domnul
Nimic nu este raul
Se pierde in abis
Nimic nu este raul
Mare si Sfant este Domnul

Actvus Pvrvs - Devs Absconditvs
Actvs Sanctvs - Devs Revelatvs
Track Name: Outro
Instrumental
Track Name: Vodă-Lăpușneanul [Bonus Track] **
Lapusneanul, Voda - Lapusneanul
Boier vechi si domn crestin
se-ntorsu la domniie
pi Moldava glie
si Tarii ii ziceau:
"De voiu nu ma vreti
Eu va vreau, cu ori far' de voie!"

Patruzeci si sapte de capete taiate
in stilu' de piramida asezate
Capatani de boieri vrajmasi
din cetatea di la Iasi

Lapusneanul!!!

Se scalda in sangele tarii
si-n fata multimii
si-a doamnei sale Ruxandra
faptuind Nedumnezeirea
si pieri-n durerea lui
si-n blestemele altora
Dupa voia Domnului
i-o curmatu lui viata
Domnita sa Ruxandra
faptuind Dumnezeirea!

DA!!!

"A doua domnie a lui Alixandru - Voda Lapusneanul
carile apoi a taiat patruzeci si sapte de boieri
la anii una mie cinci sute saptezeci si patru (7072)"
Track Name: My Romance... [Bonus Track] ***
From the dankness of the cloudless sky
From the light of the gloomy heaven
In the lasting... within me!
From the purling of the flowing waters
In the purling of the flowing waters,
From the sigh of the falling leaves
In the sigh of the falling leaves,
From the tears of the weeping willow
In the tears of the weeping willow,
From the song of the rooming birds
In the song of the rooming birds,
From the hearts of the angelical choir
In the hearts of the angelical choir,
From the soul of the wondering mortal
In the soul of the wondering mortal,
My pain... is my romance
My romance... is my life
Oh darling dance with me
And forget my identity
Oh darling you hurt me
And why did you leave me?
My crying... is my romance
My romance... is my soul
Oh darling come back to me
And let's live an eternity
Oh darling why did you fly in the skies
And why you make me cry?