The Funeral Cortège

by Shadow Windhawk

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Inspired by life (and death) in New York City, horror cinema, monsters, madmen and darkness...this is the third studio release from Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians. Featuring 9 new tracks - coming this October to Limited Edition CD from Black Flame Records.12" vinyl LP release, (with all new artwork by Joel Robinson) coming in 2019.

Reviews for The Funeral Cortege:

"After years of touring and also serving as a member of Argyle Goolsby‘s Roving Midnight band, Windhawk has released the concluding chapter of his ‘Funerary Trilogy’ which began with the "Casket Spray" EP and continued with the 2016 release of "Cremation Garden". "The Funeral Cortege", is not only the closing chapter to the trilogy, but an example of the growth and confidence that Windhawk has amassed over the years." - Kyle Scharf, deadhouse.net (Canada)

"What instantly comes to mind when the first song "Broken Signals" starts, is how much atmosphere this band can create in the songs, the darkness through the album being almost physical - you can almost touch it and feel it..."Wendigo" closes the album with a feeling of coming out alive from a dark, dangerous, but at the same time beautiful place." - Davor Krajcer-Vitez, Kraykulla Webzine (Croatia)

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released August 1, 2018

Music and Lyrics by Shadow Windhawk.

"Red Shadows" originally written by T.S.O.L. with Lyrics by Joe Wood.

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Bruce Kirby @ Boho Digitalia in SLC, UT.

Guitars, Vocals and Bass: Shadow Windhawk
Drums: St. Brucifer
Bass: Willie "Wolfbite" Hatton-Ward

Dedicated to the memory of the dearly departed:
My grandparents - Rev. Dean Bailey and Janet J. Bailey;
Godfather of the Dead - George A. Romero;
Our family dog - Chancey.

My love and adoration to those without whom, this album would not have been possible:

Jimmy Dilley, John M. Garrett, Nex-FX, Glenn Bailey, Deeda Seed, Catherine Cookson, Lakota Skye, Adam Judd, Keisha Roach, Ben "Stich" Houtz, Joseph and Larry Holder, Fred Hilliker, Mr. Sinister, Argyle Goolsby, Jordie Paoletta, Acey Slade, Steven L. Godfrey, Johnny Ott, Leigh-Ann Ott, The Cryptkeeper Five, Damnation, Zombiecock, Emilio Menze, Stellar Corpses, Brad Touchette, Benny Austin, Issac and Teale Aldrich, Julio Esquivel, Tina Romero, Think Coffee (NYC), Ali and Victoria Vassal, Salem, Meera, Slim and Hank, Mister B, Tiger and Zippy, Dani's (Kew Gardens), Publik (SLC) and Green-Wood Cemetery (Brooklyn).

Thank You to Morticians Assistants (past and present): Richard "Dicko" North, Al Ghore, Matt Ahern, David Thorson, Eric Smythers, Steven L. Godfrey, Jesse Girard, Sarah Miktuk, Lucas Chapel, Toni Osvald, Lee Webb, Jeff Fugate, Alex Adamovich and Kevin Miller.

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Shadow Windhawk (aka Noah Bailey) is an independent horror rock musician who resides in Queens, NY. SW's music has appeared in publications all over the world, including Rue Morgue Magazine (CA), HorrorHound (USA), Dread Central (USA), Devolution Magazine (UK) and SLAM (Austria). ... more

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Track Name: Broken Signals
blood stained
last days
in the subway
Dead ones see
through the cracks
into the sky

sick veins, betrayed
your lost heart, dreaming
Traveling to nowhere
trapped down here
screaming

behind my cold eyes
Intently watching
you are lost with me, too
I am your truth

there is no hope
there is no rain
buried deep below
The city’s frame
where I wait
to slowly drain
the missing

they’ll never find us
they’ll never know what we’ve become
they’ll never find us
they’ll never find you
Track Name: Borgo Pass
"Borgo Pass"

Lyrics by Shadow Windhawk.

Where I go, don't follow
Traveled so far to meet my fate
There'll be a carriage on the pass
At Midnight
The dead one awakes
To take my soul away

Away

Where I go, don't follow
Land of deathless phantoms
Damp scents of rain
There'll be a dead man on the pass
At Midnight
To take my soul away
To take my soul away

Away

Left in his wake, such sorrow
Children of Night sing for his praise
I hear their cries out in the hollow
The hounds of hell come from the grave
To take my soul away
To take my soul away

Away

To take my soul away

Where I go, don't follow
Land of deathless phantoms
Damp scents of rain
There'll be a dead man on the pass
At Midnight
To take my soul away
To take my soul away

Away

Left in his wake, such sorrow
Children of Night sing for his praise
I hear their cries out in the hollow
A dreadful heart quickens its pace
The hounds of Hell come from the grave

To take my soul away
To take my soul away

Left in his wake, such sorrow
Children of Night sing for his praise
I hear their cries out in the hollow
A dreadful heart quickens its pace
The hounds of Hell come from the grave

To take my soul away

Holding tight to the cross
Please God, protect my weary veins
When the light has gone
I can still see Mina's face

Holding tight to the cross
Please God, protect my weary veins
When the light has gone
I can still see Mina's face

Holding tight to the cross...
Track Name: Cortège
Another funeral
Death always takes
More than you’ll know

Life’s consequence
Stays by our side
Despite this empty state of mind

Beside your casket, in a row
A white rose
To say I’m sorry that you’re gone
I can hold my breath for a long time
For a long time, but I won’t cry
I can't cry, I can’t cry

I can’t

Reflected monsters on the screen
Shadows of light and color
Shapeshifting

The rushing tide that sorrow brings
Takes me away from empty sleep

Black flowers smiling

Beside your casket, in a row
A white rose
To say I’m sorry that you’re gone
I can hold my breath for a long time
For a long time, but I won’t cry
I can’t cry, I can’t cry,
I can’t

I can hold my breath for a long time
For a long time
But I won't cry
I can't cry
I can't cry

I can't
Track Name: Visitation Room
behind a door
down the hall
the casket spray is dying
dried flower perfume, old yet strong

visitation brings no ease
in a flood it rushes back
the day death crushed her dreams

in those blank eyes
she gazed into
no tears to dry
“be with you soon”

a vacant stare
a lonely room
I’ll wake again
laugh, cry, pretend
“please tell me that
this is not true”

She turned away
they closed the door.
“I’ll miss you always darling
and dream of you, till I’m no more..”

incised and drained
stitched up, turned blue
no tears to dry
“be with you soon”

wish I could hear your voice before
before you’re kneeling
on my grave
by the shore
the face of a ghost
once so adored

she’s still waiting for

At rest in silence
draped in gray
pulled through the veil
weightless forms
that guide my hands
so lost and frail

lay awake in night's arms
lost beneath the sky and stars
wish you could be here too
in the visitation room
Track Name: Red Shadows
Something changed today
Everything is out of place
You said we had to go
Because you saw the red shadows…

Can’t close your eyes, it wont go away
You know the end is here today
Say goodbye, turn your head
The time has come just like they said…

Red shadows, red shadows…

I can feel the electric rain
The night won't come again
And your face, it has turned so gray
You wish it was yesterday, yesterday…

Goodbye my love I'll see you soon
I don't know where, I don't have a clue
Don't look back, don't make the turn
They told me that these red shadows burn

Red shadows, red shadows

Tell me now, is it true?
Are these red skies really blue?
Tell me, is it a lie?
Because I don't see any sky at all…

just red shadows…red shadows…

I can feel the electric rain
The night wont come again
Your face has turned so gray
We all wish it was yesterday, yesterday…

Tell me, is it true?
Are these red skies really blue?
Tell me…is it a lie?

Because I don't see
any sky at all…

at all

no sky at all

at all
at all
at all
at all
Track Name: Feb. 24th, 1989
Driving through a moonless night
The road is winding
Sadness in her eyes

The snow all melts
Blood drips from her hair
It doesn’t hurt me, Laura
To see you dead

And on the 24th
She’ll be wrapped in plastic
Buried in a casket
Disgraced
Homecoming Queen

Fire Walk With Me.

A man from another place is coming
To guide him to the Black Lodge
Where time and space mean nothing

Shadowed by the dark of pine trees
The air is freezing and my soul is leaving

On the 24th
She’ll be wrapped in plastic
Buried in a casket
Disgraced
Homecoming Queen

Fire Walk With Me.

Will they ever find me?
Guess I’ll never know
When we meet again
It won’t be me.

It won’t be me.

It won’t be me.