Altare Productions presents the debut album of Austria’s Nahtrunar, Symbolismus, set for international release on June 22nd. Appropriately, Symbolismus is conceptually dedicated to the nights at the turn of the year, known as “Rauhnächte” in old European customs and traditions.
These nights are said to be a special period of time in between the years, unlike any period of “regular” time. There is a thick web of myth and superstition around these days and nights: the portal to the netherworld is said to be wide open, all sorts of spirits are awakened, and old gods walk freely among mortal men. Simply stated, the threshold to the dreamworld is blurred. During these nights, dreams and visions are of prophetic quality; a deep sense of reverence is in every move we make, while the earth is cloaked in the longest nights.
Altare Productions will release a CD version limited to 500 copies, and there will be a special gigipack edition featuring a few extras, limited to 50.
1. Auf Totenritt durch Innernächte
3. Wir Leichenvögel
9. Nauthiz Notfeuer
10. Wo der Nachthimmel sich aufspreiz