Quatre ans après Ankou and the Death Fire le groupe US d'Occulte Black Metal / Dark Ambient, Black Funeral est de retour avec Scourge of Lamashtu. Il est disponible au format CD via Iron Bonehead Productions et se découvre en streaming intégral ci-dessous.
Voici la présentation du label : "Black Funeral’s sorcerous incantation, adapted from the ancient Babylonian spell tablets summons images and atmospheres of the Rabisu-Limnu demons who haunted the deserts, preying upon human blood, flesh, and spirit. Rabisu, meaning ‘fiend’, known also as “Ilu Lemnutum” (Evil God), are lurking-demons and Prowlers of the Desert. The cold, nocturnal winds so reflected in the grim black art of “The Vampyric Rabisu at the Threshold” is a sorcerous incantation so written as a transformative process of the Etemmu (evil spirits and the undead ghosts often becoming demons) possessing a corpse with the Words of Power, “Udug-hul”, “Sedu” as a spell of binding to the earth as vampyric spirits. This Black Magical process is by the alchemical union of Anu (Heavens, Spirit) and Ki (Earth and Underworld): Spirit and Flesh so in union begets the Rabisu-Limnu."
01. Kassaptu Lemuttu
02. The Vampyric Rabisu at the Threshold
03. Nergal (Lord Who Prowls by Night)
04. Seven Udug-Hul
05. Scourge of Lamashtu (She Who Strangles the Lamb)
06. Gidim Hul (Bloodthirst of the Demonic Dead)
07. Pazuzu King of the Lilu-Demons