release date: august 3rd, 2010
CD available + poster. Available as a digital download
"i believe it was in the winter of 2008 when i first heard of the gate. initially, it was simply through vague references of its existence; scrawling on torn slips of paper, in rumours spoken by muted voices obscured by shadow, murmurs and whispers shrouded in fear. at first i believed it to be nothing, a myth at best, but the persistence of the underlying terror drew me in and i was slowly convinced, pulled in by an irritable desire to uncover the truth. i do not know what i hoped to achieve by unravelling these dark clues, and at first it was hardly an active choice to begin deciphering the mystery. progress was made that year, at great cost to myself in ways that i wish not to dwell upon, but just when i thought i had made enough headway to break this riddle, the trail of usable data abruptly ended. however, approximately six months later i was exposed to a new source of knowledge, with sacrifices made and unspeakable deals concluded, i had became obsessed with uncovering the secrets beyond the gate and alas would allow nothing to stand in my way. what i have seen and experienced cannot be expressed or passed on with words from this realm, and so, in august of 2010, i present to you "the lesser ophidian gate", an auditory document of the conclusions of my research. this ep is a collection of "dark meditations" which i created to be a guide to understanding and accessing the four keys of the lesser ophidian gate. and while it was at last an effort that had to be completed i warn those that the knowledge contained within it is not for the casual soul, it is an object of grotesque and ethereal beauty, it is the knowledge of darker things."
"the lesser ophidian gate" ep is the arcane follow-up to the critically-acclaimed debut album "the angels of prostitution" by dark rhythmic noise artist worms of the earth. it is a step beyond the previous release, similarly steeped in the esoteric, it flows deeper into the occult, beyond the facade of judeo-christian theology and explores older and darker realms of the unseen, evils buried by many millennia of terror. waves of harsh and calculated rhythmic percussion soaked in the black ambience of the netherworld assault the listener in both the physical and metaphysical, unleashing forces and knowledge beyond the conscious self, subtly unveiling the dark and twisted secrets of the ancients.
"the lesser ophidian gate" is a 4 track ep plus 2 bonus remix tracks: a dark ambient remix of 'untitled' from 'the angels of prostitution' album and a vicious alliance remix of 'and i've become the demon'.
physical copy limited to 100 copies and sealed within a 6 panel digipak. this is a must for those who wish to glimpse into the forbidden. each disc comes with an additional 11" x 17" poster. this disc is also offered as pay what you want (including free!) digital download.
mastered by josh colella of scrap.edx and johnny s of autovoice.