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I. Pilgrimage (Dawn on the First and Final Day)
II. The Cartographer’s Dream
III. Demiurge / Æon
IV, The Zagreus Curse
V. The Aleph (A Veritable Unknown)
VI. Horror Aurora (Nullphase)
Vault of Stars is proud to present the debut LP from avant-black metal act Hierosis. An odyssey in seven parts, Wayward traces the tumultuous quest of the Cartographer as he searches for meaning, beauty, and wisdom beyond the pale of mortality – finding both truth and madness in the echoing halls of realities imagined, created, and lost.
Featuring a dynamic array of instrumentation from synthesizers to hammered dulcimer, labyrinthine compositions heave in and out through vast abysses of noise, crystallizing again into evocative atmospheres at once timeless and bracingly new. The banshee IDJ himself howls out over spiralling chaos, articulating and dissolving into the narrative of our fallen star.
Wayward is a hermetic tale that weaves together myth, mystery and majesty, inspired by and for those who would search for knowledge in the greatest unknowns.