Mayhem – De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Lyrics (1994)

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De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Lyrics
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Mayhem – De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Lyrics (1994)

1. Funeral Fog

Every time this year
This dark fog will appear
Up from the tombs it comes
To take one more life that can be near
In the middle of Transylvania
All natural life has for a long time ago gone
It’s thin and so beautiful
But also so dark and mysterious

Once again the priest is messing
May the god bless us all
The fog is here again
That will complete this funeral

From a place empty of life
Only dead trees are growing here
As it comes from afar
Only dead trees are growing here…

Funeral fog…Funeral fog…Funeral fog…Funeral fog

2. Freezing Moon

Everything here is so cold
Everything here is so dark
I remember it as from a dream
In the corner of this time

Diabolic shapes float by
Out from the dark
I remember it was here I died
By following the freezing moon..

It’s night again
Night you beautiful
I please my hunger
On living humans
Night of hunger
Follow it’s call
Follow the freezing moon..

Darkness is growing
Eternity opens
The cemetery lights up again
As in ancient times
Fallen souls die behind my steps
By following the freezing moon..

3. Cursed in Eternity

My name was written with Fire
in the place you only can see
When your time has come
When you walk down in the
Land of shadows for eternity
The demon flies in the blackened
Starless skies and crawls in
The bottomless depths of Hell
The name which will be a
Thousand times cursed in eternity
Condemned to wander, until it comes
To the cruelest snake that crawls
The demon flies in the blackened
Starless skies and crawls in
The bottomless depths of Hell

4. Pagan Fears

The bloody history from the past
Deceased humans now forgotten
An age of legends and fear
A time now so distant
Less numbered as they were their lives
So primitive and pagan
Superstitions were a part of the life
So unprotected in the dark nights
Pagan fears
The past is alive
The past is alive
Woeful people with pale faces
Staring obsessed at the moon
Some memories will never go away
And they will forever be here

5. Life Eternal

A dream of another existence
You wish to die
A dream of another world
You pray for death to release the soul
One must die to find peace inside
You must get eternal
I am a mortal, but am I human?
How beautiful life is now when my time has come
A human destiny, but nothing human inside
What will be left of me when I’m dead?
There was nothing when I lived
What you found was eternal death
No one will ever miss you

6. From the Dark Past

A face in stone…decayed by age
A man who has returned to tell of his damnation
Fears so deep, the mouth open wide
The dream died away before dawn of this time

Ancient times legends stories so dark
Blackened his sight now

Not even the memories are left
Back after such a long time
The stone is cold as death
But what formed its true fears
Only the wind is able to tell

Tell me – what did you see there
In the darkness – of the past

The eyes – stares so empty
The mouth – screams so silent

Tell me – what did you see there
In the darkness – of the past

7. Buried by Time and Dust

Visions of that no mornings
Light ever will come
I’m too old now
The dark is so near
Will I ever reach the land beyond
This is where we go when we have to die

I’ve been old since the birth of time
Time buried me in earth
Centuries ago I tasted blood
Buried by time and dust
Many years have passed since the funeral
Missing the blood of human throats
So many years, ages ago
I must await, feel my body’s stench

Wandering out of space
Wandering out of time
A world out of light, death at the end
Only silence can be heard
Silence of peoples tears
No one knows my grave
Buried by time and dust

8. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

Welcome – to the elder ruins again
The wind whispers beside the deep forest
Darkness will show us the way

The sky has darkened
Thirteen as we are
We are collected woeful around a book
Made of human flesh

Heic Noenum Pax – Here is no peace
De Grandae Vus Antiquus Mulum Tristis
Arcanas Mysteria Scriptum

The books blood written pages open
Invoco Crentus Domini De Daemonium
We follow with our white eyes
The ceremonial proceeding

Rex Sacriticulus Mortifer
In the circle of stone coffins
We are standing with our black robes on
Holding the bowl with unholy water

Heic Noenum Pax – Bring us the goat
Psychomantum Et Precr Exito Annos Major
Ferus Netandus Sacerdos Magus
Mortem Animalium.

 

De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Album Lineup:

Band members:

Euronymous (R.I.P. 1993): Guitars
Hellhammer: Drums

Guest/Session:

Attila Csihar: Vocals
Count Grishnackh (Varg Vikernes): Bass
Blackthorn: Guitars

Additional Info:

De Mysteriis Dom. Sathanas” means “Lord Satan’s Secret Rites“, or at least that’s what Euronymous wanted to write. In fact, the phrase isn’t written in correct Latin. However, the little dot after “dom”, as seen on the original cover, abbreviates “domini”, so the title means something like “about/of Lord Satan’s mysteries”.
“Mysterii” is not only translatable as mystery, but also as secret worship/ritual/rite. So, when pluralized as it is in the title, “Mysteriis” can indeed translate to Secret Rites, also with the word “Sathanas”, is not the correct word for Satan in Latin; the correct word would be “Satanas” (without the ‘h’) or “diabolus”.

The murder of Euronymous by Varg Vikernes happened right before the initial release of the CD. Accordingly, the family of Euronymous asked Hellhammer to remove all bass lines from the album, because Varg’s contribution didn’t deserve to be on the CD, in their opinion. Hellhammer promised that he would replace bass lines with his own, but he didn’t know how to play bass, so the CD was left with Varg’s bass lines, although not heard as well as the other instruments because of it being lowered. All the CD’s contain on the back “A Tribute To Euronymous” with promo photos of only Euronymous and Hellhammer. It doesn’t show Attila, Varg or Snorre W. Ruch being held responsible for the recording of the album, the only persons credited are Euronymous and Hellhammer.

The lyrics of Life Eternal were originally written by Dead as a gift to Bull Metal, who played in Masacre and Typhon. Later on, the lyrics were used in De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. As a posthumous tribute to Dead and Euronymous, Typhon used the lyrics for Life Eternal in their album Unholy Trilogy.

A bootlegged rehearsal of this album called From the Darkest Past was distributed sometime in the early 90s, featuring instrumental tracks recorded on May 16th 1992.

Recording information:

Recorded at The Grieg Memorial Hall, Bergen – Norway, 1992-’93.

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