Brethren of the Cross

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The Flagellants were an extreme religious group who would march from town to city practicing penance by lashing themselves with whips. They strongly believed that the plague was punishment from God because of sin and that they were hurting themselves as redemption for the world's sins. The Church did not approve of their practice and as a result condemned them to imprisonment and or death.


Devotional army of martyrs,
March upon the temple,
To heal the indisposed,
Thus drive out their adversary.

Their master wields a scourge,
That lashes at their flesh,
Flayed into a frenzy,
Their Sacrifice an offering to Christ.

Under the presence of the Lord,
Pray your sins be absolved,
Repent, turn back,
Brethren of the Cross.

Tormented flayed disciples,
Daily punished violently,
A token in return of the Lord's goodwill,
To free his people from this curse.

Scapegoats to the Church,
They suffered in vain,
Their sacrifice will restore hope,
Of vanquishing the great mortality.

The Church denounced such acts,
Incarcerating the masters,
Brandished as perverse,
Executed by order of the Church.

Scapegoats to the Cause,
They suffered in pain,
God has cursed the brethren,
and tainted this holy crusade.


from The Great Mortality, released February 19, 2016
Lyrics by Dean Lettice.



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Formed in early 2010 The Infernal Sea's style is rooted in the traditional Black Metal sound. Not afraid to experiment and push the boundaries The Infernal Sea bring an eclectic mix of influences to their sound.

The Infernal Sea have proven themselves on the live circuit supporting the likes of Anaal Nathrakh, 1349, Vreid, Napalm Death, MOSS and Eastern Front.
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