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The Funeral Cort​è​ge

by Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians

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    Digital Release: August 1, 2018.
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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 down 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
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Borgo Pass 05:47
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...
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Cortège 04:48
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 of everything Takes me away from empty sleep 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 They're smiling Black flowers smile Still smiling And I can't cry Black flowers smile I can't cry I can't cry I can't cry I can't Black flowers smile
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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 then 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 I'll be with you soon wish I could hear your voice before before you’re kneeling at my grave by the shore lips of a ghost once so adored she’s still waiting for for you At rest in silence draped in gray pulled through the veil weightless forms that guide my hands so lost and frail lay awake now in these arms lost beneath the sky and stars wish you could be here too in the visitation room lay awake now in these arms lost beneath the sky and stars wish you could be here, too in the visitation room
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Red Shadows 04:27
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
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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.
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Green-Wood 05:30
In candle flame She's beckoning A lovely ghost, bathed all in white Haunting me Past Green-Wood's gates, Ocean of trees Where I can breathe Where I am free Free Here lie the dead of New York's streets Necropolis of past lives Our sanctuary I feel the earth beneath my feet All that we see or seem Is but a dream An emerald dream When will she come to waken me? Now that this life's forsaken me? Here lie the dead of New York's streets Necropolis of past lives Our sanctuary I feel the earth beneath my feet All that we see or seem Is but a dream Our emerald dream A scarlet dawn Bleeds from the sky The dew of morning Drips down Into my eyes Here lie the dead of New York's streets Necropolis of past lives Our sanctuary I feel the earth beneath my feet All that we see or seem Is but a dream Our emerald dream Lost in concrete The city screams Cut to the quick Forget to breathe All glass and steel Our hopes and dreams Wish somehow I could see The sea
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Wendigo 06:13
You're growing colder As the night grows older It couldn't last You reached the end There's no life left to know And we are doomed Your flesh between my teeth Rotting Just one more bite From broken wings So soft and deep Down in your blood We're sinking And I couldn't save you From the monster Living inside me I couldn't save you From loving me And I couldn't save you From the monster Living inside me I couldn't save you From loving me White feathers fall beneath And you taste of heartbreak There is no God here Only me My love is absent And love is death My love is chaos Blood stained Spent I couldn't save you From the monster Living inside me I couldn't save you From loving me I couldn't save you From the monster Eater of our dreams I couldn't save you From loving me Raw and bare Cold and dead Crimson red Crimson red

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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 tracks - coming to LE 12" Vinyl in early 2023, with new jacket artwork by Joel Robinson.

Reviews for "The Funeral Cortège":

"With the power of his unique sound and voice, and samples from a litany of classic and modern Horror, Shadow Windhawk proves once again why he can easily be considered a current heavyweight of the genre." - HorrorHound Magazine, October 2018.

"...Windhawk has so much to offer the Horror music scene as he continues to push boundaries in amalgamating the Punk and Gothic sides of his previous two outings; if you enjoyed those you'll absolutely love this emotive and poignant album." - Lucas Chapel, Devolution Magazine (UK), October 2018.

"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), Sept. 2018

"We've previously said that Shadow Windhawk has some of the most distinctive vocals in Horror Punk and this is backed up here on 'Funeral Cortege', as his looming baritone voice excellently compliments the heavy death punk guitars and drums." - Lucas Chapel, Devolution Magazine (UK), October 2018

"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), Sept. 2018

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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

Artwork by Joel Robinson.

Dedicated to the memory of the dearly departed:
My grandparents - Rev. Dean Bailey and Janet J. Bailey;
My Auntie - Jill Bailey;
Godfather of the Dead - George A. Romero;
Our family dog Chancey and my beloved companion of ten years, Salem.

My love and adoration to those who supported the creation of these songs:

Jimmy Dilley, John M. Garrett, Nex-FX, Glenn Bailey, Deeda Seed, Catherine Cookson, Adam Judd, Keisha Roach, Ben "Stich" Houtz, Joel Robinson, Joseph and Larry Holder, Fred Hilliker, Michael "Mr. Sinister" Ross, 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, Salem, Slim and Hank, Mister B, Tiger and Zippy, Dani's House of Pizza and Green-Wood Cemetery.

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, Starling Jade, Alex Adamovich and Kevin Miller.

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Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians New York, New York

Shadow Windhawk is a singer / songwriter who resides in Brooklyn, NY. Backed by a band of "Morticians", SW sings tales of horror that are rooted in a love of cult cinema and punk rock. Since 2014, Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians have appeared in the pages of publications around the world, including Rue Morgue Magazine (CA), HorrorHound (USA), Devolution Magazine (UK) and SLAM (Austria). ... more

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