Into Dark Science

by Phantom Winter

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On Into Dark Science Phantom Winter return with more brute force than ever. After CVLT (2015) and Sundown Pleasures (2016) they now follow up. With their third full-length Phantom Winter found a new language to express extreme heavyness where other bands from the same genre already resigned. They channel depression, anger and severity on an authentic manner that goes it`s own way regarding vehemence.

The record contains six songs about your inner monsters, retaliating
ogres and the omnipresence of darkness that we all carry within us. “It is a journey through the dark worlds of authors Sylvia Plath and Mary Shelley. Into Dark Science is a way to accept and channel my inner demons to create something worthwhile and productive” says Andreas Schmittfull who is the mind of Phantom Winter. Six chapters who tell a story of a being who lives in a world which keeps most people paralysed.

Emotional brutalness combined with a gigantic and back-breaking mix
of low-tuned atmosphere and riff-orientated brutality in symbiosis with pounding and sometimes cyclic drumming which takes the audience
further into a maelstrom. Just now this gloominess reflects in the arcane and mysterious design by Hummel Grafik who is once again responsible for the artwork.

Into Dark Science will be released on 2nd March 2018, digitally and on CD and LP.


released March 2, 2018


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Track Name: The Initiation Of Darkness
Summon the dark folk for the initiation of
Darkness our path our hope our love

Summon the dark folk for the initiation of...

„It is easy to blame the dark: the mouth of a door,
The cellar's belly. They've blown my sparkler out.
A black-sharded lady keeps me in parrot cage.
What large eyes the dead have!
I am intimate with a hairy spirit.
Smoke wheels from the beak of this empty jar.

Mother of beetles, only unclench your hand:
I'll fly through the candle's mouth like a singeless moth.
Give me back my shape. I am ready to construe the days
I coupled with dust in the shadow of a stone.
My ankles brighten. Brightness ascends my thighs.
I am lost, I am lost, in the robes of all this light.“
(stolen by Sylvia Plath)


The dead bells of burning fire ring their lullaby so...
We are the witches that spit on your false gods
We are the witches that burn on your wooden stakes
Embrace the darkness without any sentiment of guilt
Always remember it's more than the absence of light
Cobalt surroundings seem melted into black moss

Shapeshifting sphincters celebrate what is strange and weird
Snowbirds hunt silently the allmighty deathcatcher
my colder self creates a halo of shivering blue and black
Not all who wander are lost for eternity
We all who wander are lost for eternity

“The problem, unstated until now, is how to live in a damaged body in a world where pain is meant to be gagged uncured ungrieved over. The problem is to connect, without hysteria, the pain of anyone's body with the pain of the world's body.” 
― Adrienne Rich
Track Name: Ripping Halos From Angels
I would rather be a rising ape
Than pretending to
Be a falling angel
You never were an angel
I would rather be a dead fool
In your eyes a dead fool
A simulation of a lie
Take your false halo and die

When angels go bad they seem to be worse than anyone else
Pretending a devil appeared to collect their souls
My child, there is no devil with any interest in any souls
The so called angels are just too craven to face their darkness
Everything around me seems to be cold,
Dead and crushed into pieces
Those who sing about monsters are candid and
You angeltongued freaks are a mess
So I take my claws, aim high and
I swing with pleasure above your heads
Ripping halos from your rotten angelskulls 
Your rotten angelskulls

Let your halo shine brighter than the stars
So your filthy dead soul cannot be seen

"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame." Oscar Wilde
Track Name: Frostcoven
No god can help you here
No sun will ever shine
We are usurpers of the night

Dark witches of the frost
On bearbacks there we ride
The ghosts who haunt us scream in pain

Tell us
Tell us
What do thy want

Tell us
Tell us
What do thy need

Angst essen Seele auf
Da wir es ihr befohlen

Tell us
Tell us
What do thy want

Tell us
Tell us
What do thy need

Frost corrosion
No emotion
Enemies of our enemies
Try to destroy us
But we have the spells to break them down

This is the coven
Let dark frost shine

"Man muss zumindest versuchen zu beschreiben, was man nicht verändern kann." Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Track Name: The Craft And The Power Of Black Magic Wielding
I am the moon
I am the stars
I am your eyes
I am your scars

I am the unholy daughter of Lucifer
I am a book I am the earth
I am here to give you fire
I am hope I am desire

I mix it with some esotheric bullshit
I know you people like to be fooled
I kiss the day away
I make your lungs bleed if you are my enemy
My enemy

Will you trust me, will you need me, will you love me, will you burn me
Will you kill me

See, thus it is done!
Make ten of one,
And two let be,
Make even three,
And rich thou ‘It be.
Cast o’er the four!
From five and six
(The witch’s tricks)
Make seven and eight,
’Tis finished straight!
And nine is one,
And you are gone.

"Man muß seinen Feinden verzeihen, aber nicht früher, als bis sie gehenkt worden." Heinrich Heine
Track Name: Into Dark Science
Beware; for we are fearless, and therefore powerful.
We are alone and miserable.

There is love in us the likes of which you've never seen. There is rage in us the likes of which should never escape. If we are not satisfied in the one, we will indulge the other.

If we cannot inspire love, we will cause fear. langsam
You are our creator, but we are your masters; Obey!

We are malicious
Because we are miserable.

We are doomed to live.
Dark science made us be.

“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.” 
― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Track Name: Godspeed! Voyager
I read about a voyager who did not travel at all.
Into a darkness that was brighter than a star.

And the voyager was me and you were the voyager.
You hummed a song that I could not identify.

The blackest crow lead us the way. And in the end we knew it all.

Godspeed voyager
Godspeed voyager

The blackest crow lead us the way. And in the end we knew it all.
The blackest crow was deaf and blind. The blackest crow was not on our side.

I am falling
Through a well
Then I drown.
But I hoped
To break my spine
Because you sang
It's a less painful
Way to die.

“Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.” 

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