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Death Metal Christmas

by J.J. Hrubovcak

A twisted and super serious death metal take on some of the darkest Christmas hymns in existence. Complete with new arrangements, blast-beats, double-bass drums, screaming guitar solos and new lyrics with a purpose. No campy Santa references here!
Genre: Metal/Punk: Death Metal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Unrest for Melancholy Men (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)
2:43 $1.20
2. Earthen Kings (We Three Kings)
3:37 $1.20
3. Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
4:03 $1.20
4. Greensleeves
4:09 $1.20
5. O Come, O Come, Azrael (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel)
4:55 $1.20
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Album Notes
Just in time for the holiday season, Hate Eternal bass maverick J.J. Hrubovcak vomits forth Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics, a twistedly unholy rendition of some of the seasons darkest hymns.

Composed and produced by J.J. with vocals and artwork, by brother/Monstrosity throat Mike Hrubovcak, Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics was engineered by Hate Eternal mastermind Erik Rutan and J.J., mixed and mastered by Brian Elliott all at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and boasts five deformed Christmas classics.

Far from a campy holiday metal record, Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics comes replete with updated arrangements, blast beats, double bass drum battery, hellbound guitar solos and new lyrics with a purpose. A death metal record first and Christmas album second, the themes of the hymns were used as a baseline for the music and can mostly be heard in the right channel. Everything else was built around the theme - solo sections, intros, outros, harmonies, etc. It was very important from the start that this album not be a joke, but a serious record that could survive outside of the Christmas season and thus the resulting symphony of sickness.

Since many hymns written ages ago are dark in nature, they were obvious concept choices. The lyrics have been altered to portray a possible future outcome to mankind’s current path and focus on Azrael, the angel of death in some Islam, Sikhism and Hebrew lore. The story follows a child (Azrael) born to a wealthy family heavily involved in politics throughout the generations. The child is not named Azrael but is infused with its spirit and is predestined by Abaddon (the Destroyer) to cleanse the earth of man though he does not know it yet. Azrael is never in the public eye nor is he ever elected to any position but is heavily involved in the family business of politics. He develops concepts for solutions to many of the world’s problems and seduces world leaders into designating him the de facto authority on most major issues. The world leaders implement his "solutions" over the years as he slowly awakens to his own lust for power. He is so adept at manipulating men that they crown him king either in the public eye or behind the scenes. Once this king has total authority, he betrays the world leaders who realize that they’ve been misled for years. After systematically eliminating opposition, he turns on the entire human race. At this point, Azrael is fully self-actualized and carries out acts of suffering and death throughout the world in a way never before witnessed by mankind.

All Music and Lyrics, All Instruments by J.J. Hrubovcak
Vocals and Artwork by Mike Hrubovcak

Produced by J.J. Hrubovcak
Engineered by Erik Rutan and J.J. Hrubovcak
Mixed and Mastered by Brian Elliott at Mana Recording Studios St Petersburg FL

About Musicians
J.J. Hrubovcak is current bass player for Hate Eternal and can be heard on the albums "Infernus" and "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes". Hrubovcak has performed in numerous capacities over the years on lead and rhythm guitars, bass and drums. Prior to joining Hate Eternal in 2008, Hrubovcak played lead and rhythm guitars in Divine Rapture and Vile, drums in Mourning, wrote the Metal Rules Radio theme song, played in black metal band ICE (Imperial Crystalline Entombment), and has performed with a host of other notable bands over the last two decades. For full details and history visit http://www.liquidenergy.net

Mike Hrubovcak is current vocalist for Monstrosity and Vile and founder of avant-garde death metal act Azure Emote. He’s performed vocals and written lyrics in Abraxas and Divine Rapture and other acts over the years and is a renowned artist designing CD layouts, T-shirts, ads, etc for bands throughout the metal community including Pathology, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder and Grave. His work has been featured in galleries, published in hard cover art books and used in feature film Dream House. For full details and history visit http://www.visualdarkness.com

Below you will be able to compare the new and original lyrics to these traditional christmas songs:

Unrest for Melancholy Men
Unrest for melancholy men
Who wallow in dismay
For Azrael, the lone Butcher
Was born upon this day
To steer us all toward Satan's ends
And lead us all astray
There'll be absence of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
There'll be no more comfort or joy

In affluence, O Azrael
Unholy babe was born
And laid in modern hospital
Upon this wretched morn
The which His Father Abaddon
Imparted him with scorn
Toward man, no more comfort or joy
Comfort and joy
There'll be no more comfort or joy

Future unelected wraith sent to destroy
to destroy
Rejoice! It's man's terminus!
Reveal! Vatican's accomplice!
Rejoice! Mankind Azrael destroy!

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

In Bethlehem, in Israel
This blessed Babe was born
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed morn
The which His Mother Mary
Did nothing take in scorn
O tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Earthen Kings
Earthen kings of modern world are
Bearing gifts they traverse afar
O'er region union, human communion
(To) offer up man's new czar

Born a king, a phantom arcane
Crowned with blood of mortals he's slain
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign

The course of man discloses its plight
Azrael is exalted this night
Scourge the earth, crowned king from birth
Quell creature imprint, decreed to smite

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

Glorious now behold Him (Azrael) arise
King betrays those who crowned him with lies!
Gnashing, Failing, Trembling, Wailing
Shake the earth's core with their (man's) cries!

We Three Kings
We three kings of orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar.
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

Born a king on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign.

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breaths a life of gathering gloom.
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.

Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and Sacrifice.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Sounds through the earth and skies

O Come, O Come, Azrael
O come, O come, Earth's future lies in Hell
And all will worship Azrael
Who reigns in exaltation here
And whispers siren's call in man's ear

O Azrael
Shall come to thee, deliver man to hell

O come, Thou Rod of Satan, free
Cleanse earth from man's tyranny
In dreamstate, unaware you enslave
And draw Man closer to the grave

Man's on its way to hell
and helpless under Azrael

O come, Thou hailstorm cast Thy net of fear
On spirits by Thine advent here
Assemble swirling sands to erase,
With death’s dark shadows, man's whole earthen trace!

Man's on its way to hell
and helpless under Azrael

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o'er the grave

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel



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