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GOM's fifth album, released in February 2011!
Mendes Music / Source Of Deluge

Entitled "CONSORT OF THE DYING GOD", Goat Of Mendes present their first complete concept album with a playing time of nearly 70 minutes.
Inspired by the annual Gypsy celebration for their saint Sara la Kali in Saintes Maries de la Mer, GOM have woven a fascinating story around ancient gypsy faith and legends, dark secrets of early Christianity and the very essence of being a Pagan.

GOM have enriched their already unique style by integrating elements of hungarian and romanian folklore and haunting gypsy scales.
Apart from this, the new record of course still features crunching, yet melodic twin guitar work, thunderous drumming, awesome leads and variable, charismatic vocals.

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released February 1, 2011

Including full 24 pages booklet as pdf file.

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Goat Of Mendes NRW, Germany

Founded in 1994, this German band is probably one of the first in the scene to combine atmospheric Heavy Metal Music with lyrics inspired by Wiccan Paganism.
Over the past 23 years,GOM released five albums and one demo.
GOM always delivered their own unique style of Heavy Metal. Influenced by all styles of true Heavy Metal, be it classic HM, Thrash, Black, Death or Doom!
GOM is Wiccan Metal!
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Track Name: The High Priestess
Aimless I strolled, my head was weary
Rain fell in torrents from the sky
The parting fog revealed a shelter
A House of God to keep me dry
Although I shunned the pomp displayed here
Images of Saints with dumbfound stare
I still embraced the quiet reclusion
Of Saintes Maries de la Mer
As I fled the pious splendour
Beneath the walls, a cave I found
Adorned in flowers humbly blooming
A sacred place in earthen ground
My eyes were drawn towards a figure
Its wooden shape appealed to me
A woman dressed in humble garments
Her skin as black as ebony
Under its wooden gaze I stumbled
My heart felt heavy as a boulder
As suddenly I sensed a grip
A wrinkled hand that touched my shoulder
As if from nowhere she appeared
A gypsy woman looked at me
Her dry bones told of time’s corrosion
Her black eyes as deep as the sea
“Black Sara wants to tell her story
To lift the dust from history
I’ll look behind the veil to find
What the cards have in store for thee”

To a creaking gypsy wagon
She led me in this starless night
Dense fumes of incense hazed my senses
Reality waned in candlelight
And on a cloth of velvet fabric
The woman placed the central card
“The High Priestess reveals her secret
She shows from where our journey starts…”

Card 1: The High Priestess

“This is what crosses what we saw”
She uttered in ecstatic chant
And placed across the central image
The Dogma of the Hierophant…
Track Name: Queen Of The Borrowed Light
Queen of the borrowed Light

Mistress of the Netherworld, so intricate and fine
Head of the Secret Church between the Róm and the Divine
Lady Moonlight
Tide of the Sea
Fertile Earth
Duality
You venture forth in spirit realms but do not strive for mastery
You just reflect the Sun God’s light, full wisdom breeds insanity


Earthbound throned
Upon an altar garbed in flowers
Bride of Ra
You’re known as Black Sara

Spirit Guide
Protect our people, guard our secrets
Source of Being
Our Mother, Great Kali

Guard the child
Of the Shaman’s seed
Defy the papal creed
Queen of borrowed light

A cavern suits as earthen palace deep beneath hypocrite splendour
As Consort of the Dying God you’ll be true wisdoms sole defender
Forever keep your veil of secrets closed from prying pious eyes
And grant us intuition to foresee where ancient knowledge lies

Papesse la Kali, Nigra sum sed Formosa
Our beacon through the Dark along this Via Dolorosa
Remind us on the Sun God’s smile as we walk through this endless night
Spiritual bride of Man, Queen of borrowed Light

A fragile shard of wisdom, swept onshore with the tide
A Queen in servant’s garments to act as faithful guide
In the gloom
A light we need
The sun must shine
Where shadows breed
A Shadowthrone between the pillars of infinite duality
To gaze beyond the Mother’s veil means to reach Eternity
Track Name: The Hierophant
Card 2: The Hierophant

“We’ve got the source on which it’s founded
And what the second card implies
Is that all wild, primordial wisdom
Was locked within a Book of Lies
The card of two clandestine lovers
Provides the root we now explore
The consort of the dying god
Who once was swept upon these shores…”
Track Name: Curse Of Constantine
Curse of Constantine

Rome divided, an Empire in turmoil
The Banner of the Eagle claimed by Emperors three
One Tetrarch on a mission to save the Western Empire
Son of Sol Invictus, known as Constantine

Upon the battlefield they’ll meet with the usurper
The army of Maxentius waits where the Tiber flows
Down by the Milvian Bridge, Rome’s fate will be decided
Against superior numbers, Constantine’s legions go


Sharpen your swords, Warriors of the Wolf breed
Ready your shields, for bloody work is nigh
The enemy broods within, barbarians at the borders
But though we are outnumbered, the Sun God’s on our side


The campfires burning high, the troops exhaust and weary
The Emperor cast a glance towards the heavens
Within his vision rose a multitude of flying shields
Bearing the sign of the Christian martyr

A sign from Heaven sent, a mission dawned in Constantine
The foreign prophet could finally be his saviour
His troops were ordered to adopt the Christian heraldry
In the Lords name would come the greater glory

March!
With swords held high!
For the greater glory!

To battle! To battle! Fear not, for we are blessed
This magic icon shall ward from steel and arrow
Victoria! Victoria! Today we’ll win the field
Maxentius’ men will drown in tears and sorrow


Sharpen your swords, Warriors of the Wolf breed
Ready your shields, for bloody work is nigh
The enemy within, barbarians at the borders
Fear not that we’re outnumbered, the Lord is on our side


The waters of the Tiber foamed in blood red crimson
As Maxentius’ soldiers were pushed towards the shore
Inspired by the omen from a foreign saviour
Fought Constantine’s men as they never did before

Maxentius defeated and drowned beneath the waves
Victorious Constantine approached the gates of Rome
As Emperor of the West he donned the victor’s laurel
Proclaimed a new religion to end all Heathendom


People of Rome, sons of Sol Invictus
Daughters of Isis, born from the Eastern sands
Saved are your souls, for a new god has risen
Hail to the Redeemer, born as Son of Man!

Solo

Thus from an Empire torn, was born the Curse of Constantine
A minor cult was sold towards the masses
To strengthen policy, suppress individuality
As long as people don’t realize their losses

Dogmatic views suppressed widespread matriarchy
And thus a long dead prophet rose as godlike being
Replaced the threefold Goddess with the Holy Trinity
A self made Book of Lies installed as mankind’s treaty

A servants robe now hides our mothers glory
And the sun’s light is shadowed by a crossbeam

Thus came the Curse of Constantine!
Track Name: The Lovers
Card 3: The Lovers

“We now reveal the distant past
Deemed lost in time and cobwebbed tomb
Earth’s bickering children have forgotten
That they’re all born from the same womb
Behold the image of the Empress
She is what was and what will be
Each living being owes its mother
Respect and love eternally…”
Track Name: The Dark Deceit Of Man
The Dark Deceit of Man

Swept across the raging oceans
An ill-fated company
Found a refuge
In a country by the sea

And this vessel, a mere nutshell
Bore a much more fragile load
The very seed of whom
Who should become a man-made god

Yet his offspring was denied
The entourage forced to flee
As myths had to be retained
Of man’s superiority

A supposed superiority?

Refrain:
A loyal servant of the mother
Wrapped in shame
Black her skin
And Sara was her name

Protector of a precious heirloom
Never mentioned by a word
The clandestine
Daughter of the Lord

Black Sara praised be thy secret
Until the very end
As you stood alone against
The Dark Deceit of Man


A shamans child, a beloved mother
Fertility, love of each other
Were all denied and crucified
As a sacrifice of man

What once was revealed - denied and hidden
What once was truth is now forbidden
Lost what by nature was foregone
As the weak sex usurped the throne

What was once our mother’s throne

Kali guarded Magdalene
From the pursuit of man
To protect the sacred womb
From what the genitor became

A world of wealth and power
Was counterfeited from his seed
Womanhood was sacrificed
Upon an altar of man’s greed

We’re Children of the Black Madonna
Forever doomed to roam
For our secret there’s no place
In a world stained by Christendom

Eternally we’ll roam
Track Name: The Empress
Card 4: The Empress

With trembling spidery hands the gypsy
Now revealed the fifth card for me
Which displayed a frail male figure
Dangling helpless from a tree
“That’s what presides the situation
The image of the Dying God
But as this tree is artificial
It’s got no roots, thus doomed to rot…”
Track Name: In Sara’s Tents
In Sara’s Tents

What happened to you, Mother?
Why did the sky turn grey?
Your children got molested
Lured off the right hand way

The Huntress, wild Diana
Now roams the concrete vales
Fallen are the woods
Where deer and fox once played

The fairy folk now hides
From those who do not see
The witch rings in the meadows
And glades of mystery

Your marvellous natural temples
Mankind no longer hails
Instead the engines drum
And drown our silent wails

All mankind’s edifices
Unnatural and strange
Compared to dense, green forests
And mighty mountain ranges

We’re meeting by the fires
Preserve the ancient lore
And keep your mystery sacred
As our fathers did before

Refrain (female)
Protector and Guardian
Mother and Bride
In Sara’s tents
I still hide

As long as my children
Don’t fail in their strive
In Sara’s Tents
I’m alive

Refrain 2 (male)
Praise to our Mother’s grace and glory
A spark in the fire, a drop in the sea
White clouds high above the mountains and forests
Eternal you are and blessed you’ll be!

We hide amongst the wolves
No place we call our home
Except for the wild landscapes
Neath the skies starry dome

For centuries we were hunted
As outcasts we still feel
The all-embracing vice
Of patriarchal zeal

But still the Lord and Lady
Rule in our heart’s abode
Protected from the wrath of
An unforgiving god

As long in woodlands gloom the wild flowers still bloom
And the spring water sparkles in the light of the moon
Despite Crescent and Cross the Powers that Be are alive
Peals of laughter will rise to the unbounded skies
When the cities will crumble and hypocrisy dies
And the young, rightful Lord once more claims his rejuvenate wife

Protector and Guardian
Mother and Bride
In Sara’s Tents
I still hide

As long as my children
Don’t fail in their strive
In Sara’s Tents
I’m alive

Praise to our Mother’s grace and glory
A spark in the fire, a drop in the sea
White clouds high above the mountains and forests
Eternal you are and blessed you’ll be!

Protector and Guardian
Mother and Bride
In Sara’s Tents
I still hide

As long as my children
Don’t fail in their strive
In Sara’s Tents
I’m alive
Track Name: The Hanged Man
Card 5: The Hanged Man

“With the sixth card the cross is completed
It holds the future, dark and grim
Still after years of man’s denial
All fate depends on Nature’s whim
Mould hidden beneath golden furnish
A fruitless effort to beguile
A mighty mountain lasts eternal
A man-made tower just a while…”
Track Name: The Dying God
The Dying God

For this weary world
I’m crying
And I wait for all sins to proceed
In melancholy
I’m dangling
Face down from the ill fated tree

Watching helpless
The slow trickling sands of time
Forsaken
For you, my daughter, I cry

Refrain
I’m bound in silence
And wait here since two thousand years
For my return
For I’m the Dying God
My child is lost
I am the Dying God

Left to rot
By the ones who tied me to this pole
Altered
To a man without reach for his goal
There’s just Death
I’ll be no longer reborn
My horns
Were twisted to a mere crown of thorns

Watch me hanging
My sunset lasts two thousand years
There’s no return
I am the Dying God


My sweet child
Hidden ‘neath a holy shroud
Now see what they have done to me
Castrated
There’s no use for virility
I’m dying
Alone
In this aftermath of sin
Shadows, enshroud me
I’ll be some undead deity
A Death Cult emerging
To drool over my dead body
And banish
The merry Gods
To the Hells they made up just for them!

Unlock the gates to chaos spheres
And throw away the key
You will not miss the sun that shone
For light you cannot see
Climb the steps to power and greed
Forget the one who bore
The fragile form that you’ve once been
And scorn her as immoral whore

Now this weary world
Is dying
And I mourn it to happen ‘round me
Can no longer cry
My tears all dried
And my eyes no longer will see

I’m dangling from the hanging tree
And watch the brooding sky
The sun that rose one billion times
Tomorrow it will die
I am the God whose time had passed
Two thousand years ago
I’ll meet my death, my final fate
To feed the worms below
Track Name: The Tower
Card 6: The Tower

“With the sixth card the cross is completed
It holds the future, dark and grim
Still after years of man’s denial
All fate depends on Nature’s whim
Mould hidden beneath golden furnish
A fruitless effort to beguile
A mighty mountain lasts eternal
A man-made tower just a while…”
Track Name: The Tower (It's coming down)
The Tower

It’s coming down!
It’s coming down!
It’s coming down!

A grim monument is towering above them
Over its steep walls to heaven they climb
Their footholds foul gargoyles, images of terror
Whipped on to proceed as the tower bell chimes

Deep below the fundaments of ornate walls and lush facades
Something much older is gnawing at the crumbling stones
High upon the Tower salvation’s seen in fallen stars
But deep within the earth remains the power of the ancient ones

It’s still awake
Hiding in cover
To pick out the thorn
From the flesh of our Mother

I am your father of old, grant me honour and prayers
Your witch of a mother lies cold as I strangled and raped her
Upon her dead flesh and her blood I have build your salvation
As Allah, Jehova and Christ I gave light to the nations

Your bricks are deceit, your plaster is fear
Your basement is built upon tyranny
But the higher you rise, the fiercer the storm
And a Tower is just fragile stone given form

Born from the sands of the east I erected my temple
Twisted the words of the prophets to make the earth tremble
Wielding the banner of mercy I came down in fire
Romans, Arabs and Jews helped to build my Empire

It’s coming down! (3x)

They’ve raised their cursed tower to reach for their heavens
A Phallus obscene cast its shadow on Earth
Penetrated deep, filled her womb with foul semen
To spill forth a brood to obey and to serve

Deep below the fundaments of ornate walls and lush facades
Something much older is gnawing at the crumbling stones
High upon the Tower salvation’s seen in fallen stars
But deep within the earth remains the power of the ancient ones

It’s still awake
Hiding in cover
To pick out the thorn
From the flesh of our Mother

I am your father of old, grant me honour and prayers
Your witch of a mother lies cold as I strangled and raped her
Upon her dead flesh and her blood I have build your salvation
As Allah, Jehova and Christ I gave light to the nations

You’re coming down!
Track Name: The Hermit
Card 7: The Hermit

The gypsy paused in contemplation
And fixed me with her charcoal eyes
“As we now know, what was and will be,
Let’s see, what on the inside lies.
The headpiece of the fallen Suncross
Once held in place by self-esteem
The next four cards, your very self
They represent this upright beam”

“The base on which the cross is founded
Is your mind’s eye, your inner vision.
Your deep reflections and your thoughts
On which you finally make decisions.
The Hermit, lost in deep reclusion
Hides from the outside world of sin
Gains wisdom from his solitude
And keeps the Enigma within...”
Track Name: The Enigma Within
The Enigma Within

My life lies torn and shattered
By what I just have seen
My faith in divine mercy
Has turned to misery


Sara’s Voice:
Take my hand and let me be your guidance
The truth lies ‘neath a fake reality
For my people I’m the lantern in the night
Let my light also shine for thee


Jealousy and greed
- What is left, when just power is divine?
Pride and vanity
- I just can’t treat the world as mine

Violence and strife
- Can’t teach salvation by the sword
Death preferred to life
- Can’t call a mangled corpse my Lord


Refrain male:
From my mind’s sanctuary, the outside world seems wrong to me
The wheel of life and death seems twisted to necromancy
Cannot comply much longer to the way my life had been
For once I know the truth, an Enigma within


Sara’s voice:
For a gypsies’ eyes a track was lain in secret
Disguised to those who’re blinded by their zeal
Follow the Black Madonna’s northbound trail
Beneath the dark soil secrets will unveil

Soon our time will come
- Beneath the surface there’s a stir
You’re not the only one
- Soon faint ripples will occur
Those who follow me
- Until the rising of the tide
Hold faith in secrecy
- When all deceit is swept aside

Refrain m/f:
What you can’t beat in strength, you slowly have to infiltrate
Like it was done before, their symbols you assimilate
A mask of piety well conceals an ancient origin
A silent Enigma, the Enigma within


Refrain male:
From deepest solitude her voice roused me to wake
They might oppress me, but what’s in my mind they cannot take
There’s still a way to keep alive the truth what once had been
For my still beating heart now keeps the Enigma within


A secret to reveal
I leave my lonely hermitage
The death throes of a god
Shall dawn the coming age


Refrain m/f:
What you can’t beat in strength, you slowly have to infiltrate
Like it was done before, their symbols you assimilate
A mask of piety well conceals an ancient origin
A silent Enigma, the Enigma within
Track Name: The Fool
Card 8: The Fool

“The next card shows, what outward lies
And how by others you’re perceived.
People may mock you being a fool
But foolishness can bring relief.
Careless of all impending danger
Logic and rules he does not see
He is the most enlightened being
His will untied, his mind is free.”
Track Name: A Leap of Faith
A Leap of Faith

I cut off my roots, leave my past life behind
And pack all my bags to wander
Just like Hans in Luck, a lump of gold on my back
Which like the weight of the world drags me under

A small figure of wood changed my ideals for good
It’s not always the truth what is written
What majorities say might encapsulate a lie
One must dig deep to unearth what was hidden

Refrain
A leap of faith is all it takes to leave your past life far behind
To jump the cliff might break your back, and pain and suffering you’d find
But still a soft spot down below might save you from an early grave
Sometimes it’s worth to be a fool and bold and happily take the leap of faith!

Men of wealth, might and power in their sky-soaring towers
Mock their slave creatures begging to suffer and serve
If it’s true that Satan presides life here on Earth
Then he had certainly proven a great manager’s worth

What is real might be black, what they fear for god’s sake
They won’t change it, if they just paint it up white
The plain truth remains real, despite of bolt, lock and seal
You might not see it, but it still exists in your mind

Refrain
A leap of faith is all it takes to find the truth for which you crave
Tread on the Fool’s path to the unknown, use your mind and take the leap of faith!

Solo


You poor, little dreamer, you desperate fool
In your gambling you forfeit your immortal soul
You decline father’s arms for the feminine kin
Who, as the holy book cites, are the Mothers of Sin!

Give up luxury and mirth for Him of virginal birth
To draw your ticket for the Halls of Hereafter
Just a strong Father’s arm helps in this world of harm
Women cannot be gods, just your servant and mother!

Refrain
A leap of faith is all it takes to find the truth for which you crave
Tread on the Fool’s path to the unknown, use your mind and take the leap of faith!

I’ve decided my fate, the Fool’s path has been laid
I choose the way of Moon Mother and Sun
To understand what is sacred, I have to strip my mind naked
Start anew, make my past life undone

On my quest for the grail, I’ll follow Black Sara’s trail
For the black earth, fertile and nutritious
I’ll rediscover the sun, which for millennia was gone
And there’s no Lord to cross my ambitions!

I cut off my roots, left my past life behind
On the path of Old Faith I now follow
The Fool’s Gold on my back, I trade for wisdom and luck
What means wealth, if your life is just hollow?

A small figure of wood changed my ideals for good
I will track down the truth that is hidden
Of the consort, not servant, of the Dying God
That still hides, by the Father forbidden

Refrain
A leap of faith is all it takes to find the truth for which you crave
Tread on the Fool’s path to the unknown, use your mind and take the leap of faith!
Track Name: The Moon
Card 9: The Moon

“Next we behold our Lady Moon
In borrowed light you barely see
For moonlights gloom and clouded haze
Hides secret fears and mystery
Things thought familiar now seem strange
When seen in Luna’s witching light
And keep in mind, ‘neath its bright face
Lies hidden the moon’s darker side...”
Track Name: Black Earth of Alesia
Black Earth Of Alesia

On a pilgrims path I trod northward bound
On my way the idols of the Black One I found
Leading straight to a most fertile stretch of land
Where proud Vercingetorix once made his last stand
The smell of history lies in the breeze, in the stones
Lush trees and meadows grew upon ancient bones

Refrain:
Alesia!
Where the faithful in battle once perished
Dark Soil
Where the fallen spawned new life to flourish
The Black Earth
Soaked in blood and in tragedies‘ essence
Alesia
The fallen gods sent me their message

Souls long forgotten, their whispers I hear
They tell me their tales, in the dark soil they stir
My fear of mortality freezes me cold
In cold moonlights haze my fate is foretold
For a new life to bloom another one is forfeit
The Black Earth grows in strength by devouring the dead

Their lifes sacrificed, their husks left to rot
As frail avatars of the Dying God

Refrain

The wind carries the song of the carrion crows
Death’s eerie minstrels on harvest fields
Where men, women and children once died in droves
To fertilize dark soil and seed
Womb of souls, dreaded life’s destroyer
The Black Widow that feeds on her doomed lover
By the impassionate face of the moon above
I yield to the terrible might of our mother
In Darkness


On Alesia’s ground my pilgrimage ends
Between fear and enlightenment, my energy spent
Though my mind screams defiance and my mortal heart bleeds
My task nears completion, as I’ve planted my seed
On the path of the Black One, I found for what I’ve sought
The key to the mystery of the Dying God

Refrain
Track Name: Death
Card 10: Death

The final card, the last conclusion
It made me freeze from deep within
Displayed on the black velvet cloth
Lay the Grim Reaper’s rictus grin
“Fear not my son, for the Pale Rider
Not always means your own demise!”
She said and cackled at the terror
She witnessed in my very eyes
“The male god dies and leaves his seed,
The Earth will bring forth life anew
The Sun will rise again in time,
Lights fate and destiny for you...”
Track Name: Duende
Duende

I am the Dying God
Born from Flesh as Son of Man
Thorncrowned and antlered Lord
A glorious sundown seals my end
My heart is pounding fast
I feel the earth move, Death comes closer
But still the passion lasts
Like red bloom leaves on withered roses

Refrain:
Dance with the leaves and sing with a passion
And join in the cosmic crescendo
Touch the beckoning hand of the Reaper and dance
Feel the earth pulse and heave in Duende

A red dusk’s fiery boon
Last grace for me, my kind, my species
Gives way for Lady Moon
Our beacon out of godless Heavens
So Merry Meet, my friend
Join our circle, feel the Craft
And mourn with us the end
Of a world torn by fatherly love

Refrain:
Dance with the leaves and sing with a passion
And join in the cosmic crescendo
Touch the beckoning hand of the Reaper and dance
Feel the earth pulse and heave in Duende

Our altars are raised around blazing fires
Our robes are pale moonlight and star-speckled sky
Just witness the enticing dance of the leaves
There is beauty in death and there’s sorrow in life

Watch the skies
Hear the thunder
By fire and tidal waves
Man will be torn asunder
His broken, twisted bones
Washed clean by acid rain
Hope well that Mother Earth
May bear a child again

The shades of the ones who had passed
Join in our circle in a Dance of the Damned
Sweet, yet bitter chill fills my heart
I hear the call of the tomb, but its doorway’s still jammed


So friend, you call me “strange”
Dancing wild in the pale moonlight
But even in Death’s stench
A sweet scent hides, promising new life
To find out who I am
Leave behind your moral chains
In Death we are the same
As our God dies in fading sunlight

Child’s voice:
You have poured the wine in the grail, my father
I’m the fruit, your successor and heir
When your time comes to follow the Dying God
Like the new risen sun, I’ll be there

As Cernunnos and Herne, the mighty Horned Hunter
As Horus and Banebdjet I was known to thee
Called Pan or Balder or crucified Christ
I am the Male God and the Male God is me

Mother Earth
Hear my calling
As clouds obscure the sun
And still the leaves are falling
Guard well my precious seed
In thy womb
And joyful I will greet
The shelter of my tomb

Refrain:
Dance with the leaves and sing with a passion
And join in the cosmic crescendo
Touch the beckoning hand of the Reaper and dance
Feel the earth pulse and heave in Duende