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Of Hellions & Harridans

by Juniper Grave

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𝔩𝔬𝔲𝔡-𝔮𝔲𝔦𝔢𝔱-𝔩𝔬𝔲𝔡
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𝔩𝔬𝔲𝔡-𝔮𝔲𝔦𝔢𝔱-𝔩𝔬𝔲𝔡 𝓐 dauntless debut of versed and vintage stature. In the realm of Juniper Grave, entry to the forest is but a gateway to the fires of enchantment, lycan liasons with the daughters of druids and an audience with the dæmon queen herself. Organic occultalia of the highest order, soaring upon the vocal virtuosities of guiding star Jenni Sneddon. Favorite track: Lunar Calling.
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1.
04:17
Smoke rises in the distance, will you follow? Will you follow just to see what there is? A trail curves into the forest, will you follow? Will you follow just to see where it leads? Stumble on til the roots have your feet Branches and vines will entwine The smoke is thick and it fills up your lungs Visions of devilry inside Lead on until you're deep within the forest Lead on until the smoke obscures your view Lead on until your soul is long forgotten And no one left alive remembers you Lead on until your limbs are dead and weary Lead on until the devil has you too Lead on until you can no longer bear it Death will open arms and welcome you Smoke rises overhead now What will follow? What will follow now you're nearing the flames? The road opens to a clearing What will follow? What here follows unearths your deepest shames Heed the call, it is faint but it's real Compelling you further inside The heady scent of the burning and sage It's too late you cannot hide Lead on until you're caught up in the reel now Lead on until your feet betray you too Lead on and breathe the scents intoxicating As horrors whirl and caper around you Lead on until your limbs are dead and weary Lead on until the devil has you too Lead on until you can no longer bear it Death will open arms and welcome you No one left alive remembers you Death will open arms and welcome you
2.
Shifting shadows in the gloom Who dares disturb me in my tomb? Ignore that creeping, icy chill It serves to bind you to my will So step inside and enter in And if your heart be free of sin You will have nothing here to fear Why not stay a while, my dear? What will you ask of me? With your help I'm finally free No downside, this I swear Now please help me, if you dare… Oh the power I'd have held Was I not confined to this cell Why don't you strike a deal with me? You break the ‘curse’ and set me free? And in return I'll give you all That you desire and even more So what's your answer? Let me know! I'll be right here… no place to go And so it is a deal is struck I bet you can't believe your luck Just let me muster all my guile I must admit… It's been a while Well it has taken all my might And you gave up without a fight! Oh you unsuspecting fool Can't you see this was a ruse? (Ooh ooh that's right) You will be trapped here in my stead While I am brought back from the dead You have unleashed a demon force And it is all your fault of course (Ooh ooh that's right) You placed your trust in me Your poor judgement set me free I'll now wreak my revenge And you'll remain here til your end
3.
Legend tells of a place Hidden deep in the waves Where no mortal can go There's a queendom below Halls of coral and shell Driftwood dragged by the swell Flotsam, jetsam and brine Here the Mer-queen presides Dragged down deep in the water Like a lamb to the slaughter You'll never escape your fate In the city beneath the waves Legend tells of a land Built upon shifting sands Where no mortal can dive No one comes back alive Nightmare tales of the deep Visions haunting your sleep Horrors of the abyss Are no match for her kiss Dragged down deep in the water Join the Mer-queendom’s daughters You'll never escape your fate In the city beneath the waves Dive under now and feel the water fill your lungs Dive under now Unto the mermaids you'll succumb You gasp for breath As tendrils drag you to the deep The halls of the Mer-queen Your final place of rest
4.
Oh my friend, don't talk to me I'm not myself, not today Though this world is dear to me It's not my own, I cannot stay All I long for is a home An end, a mending of the veil I scarce can tell which word's my own My sense of self is growing pale So I shun, I turn from, the protests of my kin For if I am to pay them heed they'll surely draw me in The fabric of reality is ripped apart in front of me The tattered shreds of space and time, are wreathed around this life of mine I must flee, lest I fade away My spirit weakens, my steps falter How long I have here, I cannot say I reach the pathway And on the bridge between worlds I turn My breath it catches My lungs burn All I leave behind fills my head If I should linger I'll be dead I will see you through the breach But do not speak, my heart would break Please let go, push me away Don't try to reach, for your own sake Doomed to wander between realms Never at peace, I cannot rest I must leave, the songs the same I cannot tarry, I am a guest So I turn and run from the ones who care for me For if I am to fall in love I never shall be free The fabric of reality is ripped apart in front of me The tattered shreds of space and time, are wreathed around this life of mine On I run, lest I fade away My soul aflame yet ever weaker How long is left for me, I can't say I reach the causeway On the bridge between worlds I turn My breath it catches My lungs burn All I leave behind fills my head If I should linger I'll be dead
5.
Tread carefully, lest you shall see The horrors lurking within Disturb us now and you'll learn how We live our lives bathed in sin We gather here a-wreathed in fear And lend our powers to her will Our demon queen will reign supreme For her we're willing to kill We raise our hands in reverence And ancient verse recite As dusk in draws we light the briar Prepare the sacrifice Dance into the sacred flame Depart from this earthly plane The goddess she demands your feeble life Give yourself to ecstasy Embrace this wicked reverie Fall upon the sacrificial knife Our sisterhood, misunderstood We're shunned and demonised But glimpse us here and it is clear Why we are feared and despised Our circle forms, we don our horns All clad in feather and down Our daemon queen will reign supreme In ritual smoke you will drown We raise our voices chanting now And shriek in mad fervour As night it falls we raise our cups To her that we adore Dance into the sacred flame Depart from this mortal plane The goddess she demands your very life Give yourself to ecstasy Embrace this wicked reverie For her glory your soul is the price Dance into the sacred flame Depart from this mortal plane Your goddess she demands your very life Give yourself to ecstasy Embrace this wicked reverie Fall onto the sacrificial knife
6.
A full moon rises, don't walk Her waxy face stirs primal thoughts Dark hackles rising, claws sharp Turn and run and don't get caught Avoid the moonlight, and lock your doors A beast this night, does stalk the moors Your lunar mistress, she calls Your vicious howling fills the halls A thirst for blood A drive to hunt A lust for flesh An urge to run Lunar calling Survive until the dawning Lose your senses Give in to lycan lust Groves bathed in moonlight, you stalk Senses alive with scents and rot Fur black as midnight, breath hot All trace of humanness forgot Give in to beasthood, embrace wolf form A nightmare here shall bathe in gore Your full moon mistress, she calls Your vicious howling fills the halls As dawn it breaks It will transform Accursed soul Regaining form Lunar calling Survive until the dawning Lose your senses Give in to lycan lust Lunar Calling The moon is high Until the dawning Will you survive? Moon rising, pale and eerie Mist swirling in the trees yeah Soul trapped inside a curse now You feel the blood a-rush now Your body starts convulsing The wolf-blood begins pulsing Your form is ripped apart and... The howling bursts forth Lunar calling Survive the dawning Give in to lycan lust
7.
When old bones, they grow cold When all stories have been told When times past fill her head Scarce is sleep when she’s a-bed When her eyes they grow dark When her arrows miss their mark Joints they rust like her sword Can’t protect her dwindling hoard Each fight now harder still Every enemy she kills Her foes, they nearly win But she must defend her kin No honour to be found In a death bed end A sword blow in the field Well that would be her friend Once proud and strong She's fought on too long Only death will bring her peace Who will set this warrior free? Only death will set her free Faoiltighearna! Ageing queen of ancient days The time has come, lay down your blade Who will take your place? Oh won't you speak her name? Ancient lands she defends She'll protect them til the end Menace lurks there in the field Now her weapon she must wield Last of her line, she enthralls Bent of back but standing tall Her steely gaze will inspire fear As she gathers her horde near She'll fight on til she's spent Gleaming armour torn and rent Helpless now is the fight For she barely has the might An heir she must name Before her rest she'll gain What fate will befall her kind If a champion she can't find? Once proud and strong She's fought on too long Only death will bring her peace Who will set this warrior free? Only death will set her free Faoiltighearna! Ageing queen of ancient days The time has come, lay down your blade Who will take your place? Oh won't you speak her name? When old bones, they grow cold When all stories are told When times past fill your head You will rest with your dead

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From the dreich, winding closes of Edinburgh come Juniper Grave. Riding out under the banner of debut album Of Hellions and Harridans, these four harbingers of doom have distilled the influence of fellow occultists Blood Ceremony and Jex Thoth into the soundtrack to a Faustian bargain.

High priestess of doom Jenni Sneddon wields her smoke-and-honey voice like a weapon, by turns weaving tales of forgotten folklore and declaiming dread incantations, while she and her bandmates open a portal to the ‘70s with shimmering organs, enchanting backing vocals and syrupy, resinous riffs.

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released December 7, 2018

Lead Vocals and Organ – Jenni
Guitar and Backing Vocals – Shonagh
Bass and Backing Vocals – Sarah
Drums – Jason

Additional Vocals: Jason, Eve, Victoria, Aimée

Recorded & Mixed by Graeme Young at Chamber Studio
Mastered by Alan Douches at West Side Music
Artwork by Sarah Bramley
Layout by Dan Barter

Released by Wasted State Records

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From the dreich, winding closes of Edinburgh come Juniper Grave. These four harbingers of doom have distilled the influence of classic rock deities, folktales of ancient horrors and the wailing laments of the sirens into a heady fog of blues-drenched doom-rock.

Juniper Grave:
Lead Vocals & Organ: Jenni
Guitar & Vocals: Shonagh
Bass & Vocals: Sarah
Drums: Jason
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