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Lithium Gates
The Puritan
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Spikefarm Records / Soulfood
06.02.2009 (GER)


Fair warning:

Taking their name from the homicidal religious fanatics from early 17th Century, the settlers who colonized America in the name of God on the expense of the Pequot indians lives, Finland’s The Puritan just might be the heaviest band you will ever hear.

It is not known who are responsible for The Puritan’s plodding, nihilistic doom dirge, but hereby be warned that their aural assault overwhelms the senses and evoke fear and despair in the listeners. Their slow, exceedingly heavy, sometimes minimal and other times unexpected and at times evilly ethereal music leaves very little in its wake.

Cold, bleak and crushing “Lithium Gates” is a compilation of The Puritan’s two previous limited edition 12” vinyl albums “The Puritan” and “The Black Law”, both released by Swedish label I Hate Records. “Lithium Gates” is an aural disavowment of mankind, The Puritan is focused almost completely on the hatred and rejection of mankind and the death of current culture. No catharsis here, no light. Not a good time doo-wop-shooby-doo record by any means.

And there won’t be much of a doo-wop-shooby-doo to be expected after the release of “Lithium Gates” either. When this production is finished an album, “At The Heart Of The Hostile World”, will be recorded for Weird Truth (Japan). After this another album for Spikefarm will be recorded, titled “Sailing the Seas of Satan”. There are also plans to record and album with Yoshiko Ohara (vocalist of Bloody Panda, NY, USA). All music for this album is composed and ready to be recorded. Besides those mentioned above there is music composed for 3 more full length albums.

Woe to the mankind, for the doom is upon us.


01. Opposite The Fireplace - The Wall Of Shotguns
02. The Stars Above Us Are All Evil
03. The Sulphur-Coloured Clouds Are Hurrying Through the Lithium Gates
04. The Sepulchral God Holding A Speech For The Moribund
05. Those Who Sow In Tears Shall Reap In Joy
06. The Breathing Room
07. It Is Your Own Decision To Respect Life
08. Why Did You Say That Summer Was Dying?
09. We Have To Be Awake When They Come
10. The Touch Of Kindness Knows No Kingdom
11. The Blue And Purple Lesson In Love


Trio, using guitars, bass guitar, drums, vocals, samples, scrap-iron and other junk.


The Puritan 12” 2006
The Black Law 12” 2008
Lithium Gates CD compilation 2008

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