Bloodlines (Split w/ Twilight Fauna)

by Old Thunder/Twilight Fauna



Available on pro cassette through Into the Night Records -

"Bloodlines is a highly emotional journey through atmospheric soundscapes dealing in both triumphs and failures." - Forever Slain Zine

"This is an immense piece, one of my favourites of the year which will be hard to beat." -Inhale the Heavy

"This isn’t just black metal, this is heartfelt and creative music that transcends the genre limitation that was placed on it. All you have to do is immerse yourself in it!" -This Noise is Ours

"It’s easy to get lost in this music, and the atmosphere is incredible. 9/10" -We Love Metal

"Bloodlines is a mini-masterpiece of different perspectives of Appalachian music that are highly complementary to one another. Review grade: A." -Unappreciated Scholars

"This is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of the more atmospheric sides of black, doom and sludge metal. 8/10." -Occult Black Metal Zine

"It is truly rare to find a release, much less a split release that can carry the listener to both highs and lows with deeper rewards surfacing with each spin but this release does it in spades.10/10" -Jshstew Wordpress


released February 17, 2015

Twilight Fauna tracks written, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ravenwood.

Old Thunder tracks written by D.G.; engineered, mixed, and mastered by Nathan Dickerson, Dec 2014-Jan 2015.

Artwork by Karlie Stewart. Released by Into the Night Records, February 2015.



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Solo studio project based in northeastern KY. Old Thunder explores themes of suffering, loss, and redemption, inspired by life and literature alike.

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Track Name: Old Thunder - An Inheritance of Ashes
Heart hammering the forest floor beneath
Blood spilled for
A curse, barren and fruitless
Seeps into soil
Soaked with pine resin

This void I leave behind
I leave for you
With you

Carry my burden
The burning grief
Ashes inside your womb

We will not leave these pines
Outline of a gun barrel
Burned into the palms of my hands

Go and lay your eyes upon
Rolling golden fields
Carry me home
Inherit my loss

Heart hammering the forest floor beneath
Thank God I am not what my father became
Track Name: Old Thunder - Burnt Bone Garland
Ex nihilo

Sulking in
Corners of this
Mere memory, forgotten and recessed

In the middle of hordes
Their eyes pierce unfamiliar territory
And land upon a figure forgotten

Do not remember
the pain I heaped upon
your withering hands
Or the contempt I fired at you
Like a burning bullet
Hollows and houses don’t hold
But the hate I streaked upon
This place
Still sings from frozen soil

Freeze my bones in this river
Flotsam and jetsam
Out of my dead grasp

Ceasing to return here
I walk away

Yet again fearing
The fruit I could reap
From the thorns I’ve sown