Marking the 20th anniversary
of Foresta di Ferro, for the first time in vinyl, “a soundtrack for an imaginary
docudrama about faith, misfortune and fanaticism”, featuring Marco Deplano
(Wertham, Caligula031), Richard Leviathan (Ostara, Strength Through Joy) and
Jonh Murphy (Knifeladder, Last Dominion Lost, SPK).
“Bury me standing” was
released on CD in 2003 by Albin Julius’ HauRuck! Label, and represented a
groundbreaking mix of different atmospheres, paying tribute to the project’s
influences, yet spinning the wheel toward new sound-landscapes, blending
together ritual atmospheres with bombastic martial drumming, classic neo-folk
and traditional ballads with postindustrial wreckage.
A difficult, yet intense
voyage across history, in sceneries and times where men were learning to hope
and strive for something to then meet disillusion and chaos.
This new version of “Bury me
standing” is released by Trips und Traume in 300 copies and has been re-mastered
by Yvan Battaglia (LCHM).
Cover artwork is based on
the original CD and includes insert with lyrics.
“(…) Bury Me Standing the
first full release from Foresta di Ferro. As regular Compulsion online readers
will know Foresta di Ferro feature Marco Deplano (Wertham), John Murphy (SPK,
Current 93, Shining Vril, Knifeladder,...), and Richard Leviathan (Ostara). Bury
Me Standing is an astounding release sculpted out of samples, swathes of
atmosphere and song. It's subtitled "the soundtrack for an imaginary docu-drama
about faith, misfortune and fanaticism". It's an intelligent piece of work that
encompasses Yukio Mishima, kamikaze pilots, suicide-murderer-martyrs ... A
sombre atmosphere prevails that captures the sound of cities ravaged by war, but
conversely celebrate the compassion of people and the commitment of fanatics of
all stripes. (…) Bury Me Standing has been so carefully compiled that it stands
head and shoulders above most other releases in the genre. Highly recommended. “
Tony Dickie Compulsion magazine.
A1. Bury Me Standing
A2. Harmony Of Pen And Sword
A3. Oak Leaf
A4. La Ultime
B2. Militia Christi
B3. On The Marble Cliffs
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