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released April 22, 2003

My Wall narrative recorded in December 2002, music in August 2002, and mixed in Winter 2002.

The Gates Of Ballard music recorded Summer 1996/December 2002, mixed in December 2002, Runhild Gammelsæter recorded in August 2002.

A Shaving Of The Horn That Speared You music recorded in August 2002/November 2002, mixed in December 2002

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SUNN O))) Seattle, Washington

Sunn O)))) formed 1996, Seattle WA (as Mars). A synthesis of diverse: drone, ur, noise, metal, minimalism/maximalism; supported by a cast of collaborators, O))) has two core members: Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson.

All digital sales directly go to O))) funding future actions. Hail to our great fans! Thank you all very much for your support so far and in the future! WE RESPECT!
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Track Name: My Wall
MY WALL


And I do walk upon Wan’s Dyke
And I do survey the land
And I did become the Reaper with my own bare hands╔
For I am Wodan,
Though, some call me Hermes,
Some call me Roman Mercury,
God of cargos,
God of weather,
Hanging God of boundaries,
Hanging God of Gibbet Hill
Killing God of hidden doorways.


Spinning the yarn from Wansdyke to Silbury
Spinning the taelbook, telling the tale
Telling the tellbook to all and sundry
Keltiberians and Irish Gael
Then I hear camp followers bellow afar
Their shrieking lament for Johnny Guitar:


“Look to the farthest far horizon
Look to the bloodlust deepest scar
Look to the scattering Brythonic uprising
For this be the wall of Johnny Guitar


There be the ditch that you shall die in
Here be the wall that I shall cry on
Ditch dug with antler and ox bone shovel
This rising wall that shades our ancient hovel.”


Look to the north a quick mile yonder
Look to our Yggdrasilbury
Look to the Saxon chasing Viking
Look to the Norman chasing Saxon
Look to the German chasing German
German German German German
Here in the bloodlust deeper scar
For here be the wall of Johnny Guitar


“Play your gloom axe Stephen O’Malley
Sub bass clinging to the sides of the valley
Sub bass ringing in each last ditch and combe
Greg Anderson purvey a sonic doom.”


To rage in sound this valiant despair
Doom and gloom as each a splendid pair
To rage in sound the valiant despair:


Not Abraham,
Not Moses
And not Christ
Neither Jove to whom we sacrificed,
Not Attis
Not Mohammed,
But to hilltop Thor
We rave and dance and weep and we implore:
Look to the farthest far horizon
Don’t blame the messenger,
Don’t blame the messenger,
Look to the farthest far horizon
Don’t blame the messenger.
Don’t blame the messenger,
For I am Death so Ragnarock with me
For I am Doom so Ragnarock with me.


And I stood upon Wan’s Dyke
And I did survey the land
And I did become the Reaper with my own bare hands...


And then I was King Vikar with his arms outstretched
And then I was King Vikar with his broken neck
And then I was the villain and the victim and the priest
Was grim misunderstanding and was grim as death itself


My Wall My Wall caught in the thrall of my Wall
My Wall My Wall caught beneath the thrall of my Wall.


Here in the bloodlust deeper scar
For here be the wall of Johnny Guitar
Here in the bloodlust deeper scar
For here be the wall of Johnny Guitar
Play your gloom axe Stephen O’Malley
Sub bass ringing the sides of the valley
Sub bass climbing up each last ditch and combe
Greg Anderson purvey a sonic doom.


Stand in the thrall
Stand in the thrall
Stand in the thrall of my tidal wall
Stand in the thrall
Stand in the thrall
Stand in the thrall of my tidal wall
Stand in the thrall
Stand in the thrall
Stand in the thrall of my tidal wall


Mothers to your bosoms,
Grab your child and sing,
As to your breasts cascade and sing:
Brothers and fathers,
Down to the thing in the middle of the town
To judge at the thing


These the effeminate priests of Frey
That don their drag
And shriek through the day
That drag their God through the muddiest fields
Spilling seed to raise the yields
These the odd castrated womb-men
On this onerous land of no men


There the infernal priestess of Freyja,
These her people layer on layer
Then the infernal priestess of Freyja
Visiting the farms
The seething seer
Visiting the farms
And rarely leaving
Mounting the tumulus
The people grieving
Dodens doddering dead and dying.


Hear the modest priests of Ing
Who’s harkening always let us sing
That let’s us free our tightest waistband
Let’s us fertilise our own land
Spunked entire nations from one phallus
Spunked the vegetation into being
Spilled the super seed into the one day superceded earth.


Old Mother Fucker
She was a cocksucker
To give her poor family a home
Went down on their ding song
And drank for a sing song
But ended her sad life alone.


Around the church in Yatesbury the dead
Lie scattered underneath the sacred yew
As Sheila the Witch attending Sunday prayer
Praises a God but never tells them who
And from my Wall observing Sheila the Witch
Praises her God but never explaining which.


And every Monday night by the light of Moon
Those Meddlesome meddlesome meddlesome bells
And the heavy metal of the heathen bells
Meddlesome meddlesome meddlesome bells
And the bad heavy metal of the heathen bells
Meddlesome meddlesome meddlesome bells
And the heavy metal of the heathen bells
Meddlesome meddlesome meddlesome bells
And the bad heavy metal of the heathen bells


And Doggen can testify to my claim
That the Christians of Yatesbury are Christian in name
But their stomping pounding actions attest
To their Christianity happiest at rest
And Doggen who played at the John Stewart Hall
Can attest that its keeper is the heathenest of all
Is a shapeshifter tending to her hogweed hidden
And her dear Paul wallows in the village pond nay midden


For all of us are boundaried by Wan’s Dyke at the west
And the great world hill which spies us and can never let us rest
Bringing on Iranian Mithra
From its home beneath the east
Caught always in the thrall of my Wall
Caught always in the thrall of my Wall


Stand in the thrall
Stand in the thrall
Stand in the thrall of my wall
Stand in the thrall
Stand in the thrall
Stand in the thrall of my wall
Stand in the thrall
Stand in the thrall
Stand in the thrall of my wall


Here in the bloodlust deeper scar
For here be the wall of Johnny Guitar
Here in the bloodlust deeper scar
For here be the wall of Johnny Guitar
Play your gloom axe Stephen O’Malley
Sub bass ringing the sides of the valley
Sub bass climbing up each last ditch and combe
Greg Anderson purvey a sonic doom...


Don’t blame the messenger of gloom,
Don’t blame the messenger of doom,
For this be the Ragmarockingest aeion
In stillness O’Malley and Anderson play on... play on... play on...


[julianCOPE]
Track Name: The Gates of Ballard
Håvard Hedde

Eg heiter Håvard Hedde, og er so ven ein kar.
No vil eg burt og gifta meg og rydja meg ein gard.
Eg bur upp under fjell,
og gjenta hev eg lova. Eg svik ho inkje hell!

Eg heiter Håvard Hedde og bur upp under nut;
No vil eg burt og gifta meg, eg vil 'kje lenger ganga gut.
Eg bur upp under fjell,
og gjenta hev eg lova. Eg svik ho inkje hell!

Garden han er liten, men skogen han er god.
Der heve eg tvo furor, og dei skal stå i ro.
Eg bur upp under fjell,
og gjenta hev eg lova. Eg svik ho inkje hell!<

Når borni dei vert mange, og skuldi aukar på.
So høgg eg ned den eine, den andre ho lyt stå.
Eg bur upp under fjell,
og gjenta hev eg lova. Eg svik ho inkje hell!

Men når me verte gamle og kvar skal hava sitt,
so høgg eg ned den andre, og då er skogen kvitt.
Eg bur upp under fjell,
og gjenta hev eg lova. Eg svik ho inkje hell!

Det var no ikkje undrands, at Håvard totte vondt;
Han reiste ifrå Lanje: Den myrke Haustenott.
Eg bur upp under fjell,
og gjenta hev eg lova. Eg svik ho inkje hell!

Han reiste ifrå Lanjei, og då var gjenta fest;
Men det var med ein annan, det hev han trega mest.
Eg bur upp under fjell.
Og gjenta hev eg lova - ho sveik meg likevel.