Light The Fires!

by Blood of the Black Owl

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album


    A collaborative release with Bindrune Recordings (USA). Featuring the exclusive Glass Throat Recordings 6" gatefold packaging.

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"I've never listened to anything quite like your music before, sir. It's my pleasure to support an amazing artist like yourself. This world dearly needs what you create."
-Matthew Payok

"I don't know what 2 say. It just kind of fascinates me. It is reminiscent of the 1st time I did a Sweat Lodge with Buster Yellow Kidney the Medicine Man. It was a lot like this. It was what I call visceral spiritually and went deep into me. Lots of heat, screaming and howling in the lodge that night. Very cold outside, the sky was crystal clear and starry. At the end of the Ceremony I had to pee and went out into the field and passed out. I woke later in the frosty weeds, at peace."
-Dano Pierce

"It is a humbling and shamanic experience, a stark one far removed from anything but nature itself. Chet W. Scott the one name we are given behind this has really crafted a sound that is historic and transcendental."
-Ave Noctum

"If there were ever an argument to be made for the creation of ‘aboriginal metal’ this would perhaps be the best evidence for it."

"It conjures up a reverie-like hypnotic feel that strips away the superficiality of modernity, allowing for unhindered emotional interconnectedness."
-About Heavy Metal

"Most of what you’ll find is a trance-inducing, 1970s-prog-embracing spiritual journey that examines nature, the state of the environment, and humankind’s role in protecting and demolishing it. One of the more thought-provoking, evolutionary in all of metal. It’s a breath-taking performance."
-Meat Mead Metal

"Blood of the Black Owl, slowly unravel the oppressive walls of modern existence surrounding you and conjure you back to times of ritual, a communal interface with the natural and metaphysical. Numerous emotional climes are explored, from mystery to misery and back again, often beautiful despite themselves and Chet W. Scott's intentions to suck the black vapors from the listener's soul, devouring them with droning confidence.
-From the Dust Returned

"To the outright wooded shaman and cunning man, it's just another wild night in the cool of the cove, we must see where we are being taken, by whom or what? I am brought to the sensation of donning animal, that's not pure enough...going werewolf naked and running through overgrowth. I am stone cold sober and indeed hawk like in my own discernment presently...this is real music, you will understand, damn you!"
-Wormwood Chronicles

"This album makes me think of Swans, if they were Native American. The funeral doom metal sound this project has done in the past does shine through here in the compositions (distort the guitars and rough up the vocals and the label would fit perfectly), but the sound is much more stripped back and less heavy, with more influence from post-rock and drone and a bit of folk. All of the songs are slow-burners, but patient listeners will find them very rewarding."
-Owen W.

Light the Fires! marks the 4th full length offering from my Black Owl's voice and this release is offered in Digital and Gatefold CD formats.

The Digital download was supposed to have been an exclusive release through this Glass Throat Recordings Digital Store. However it can also be found through Bindrune Recordings. Both Glass Throat Recordings and Bindrune Recordings co-released the CD version of this album and will feature the exclusive Glass Throat deluxe 6"x 6" six panel gatefold packaging most of you have come to know.

--Chet W. Scott

Blood of the Black Owl - Light the Fires!

"I began to journey this sound as a conduit of personal ritual and growth, spiritually woven within this artistic expression."

Formed in 2004 by Chet W. Scott, Blood of the Black Owl has indeed grown from strength to strength and continues to refine and define a sound that is endlessly sculpted by the voice of its creators iron will and powerful spirit. Widely known for his ritualistic musical exploration, through the transcendence of his solo craft Cycle of the Raven Talons (formerly Ruhr Hunter) and the heavy drone folk duo The Elemental Chrysalis, Scott's passion for open minded musical and spiritual exploration is refreshing to those that look beyond and deeply meaningful to those who look within.

Light the Fires! Is Blood of the Black Owl's most heartfelt and moving piece in this musical entities ever impressive back catalog. Cleaner musical lines that soar with emotion feel like they have been touched by a 70's prog persona and it sits deeply within Black Owl's healing tones. The darkness and light intertwine within these songs in a purging battle that draws the listener in and forces them to evaluate their own place in the natural world, regardless of the torment and trials that weaken their soul.

"Blood of the Black Owl’s 4th full length offering “Light the Fires!” rises and shines upon lifting the spirit’s veil, through the spiritual teachings of the six directions and the sacred breath within us all.

A soundscape to help surface, understand and heal an increasingly egoic nature of programmed disconnection, a sickness we as a species carry within an unbalanced circle of spirit, rooted deeply into a fragile cyclic self. It seems, we are no longer a human being and have become the human doing! The crafting of “Light the Fires!” offers a medicinal musical, aiding in the clearing of poisons found to feed the ego. A ritual of musical restoration seeking balance towards this great and vast four quartered circle of life.

As the feathers of this sonic sigil uplift to the breath of Father Sky and the blood drips stewardship to the Mother’s womb, the Blood of the Black Owl is offering to hold up a mirror to the self, facing this ego head on! It is to share the light, through the understanding of dark, allowing growth and reflection upon being once again.

An honoring voice awakening to the survivalists, to those connected ones aware and to the seekers of the flame whom fight the silent battles....Light the Fires!"

Through this statement of personal growth, the developing power and strength behind Blood of the Black Owl greatly enhances and ushers Chet's craft into amazing and new realms of creativity and most importantly.... Healing.

-Bindrune Recordings


released September 13, 2012

Authentic ritual elements, voices and all instrumentation: Composed, performed, recorded and mixed by sole member Chet W. Scott MMX-MMXI


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Track Name: Wind Eye
II. ~Wind Eye~

staring through the window
staring through the window of decay

staring through the window..

to remember strength...

staring through the window
staring through the window of decay

staring through the window..
Track Name: Rise & Shine
III. ~Rise and Shine~

all the elders have (are!) fallen down....

heal her now....

all the elders have (are!) fallen down....

heal her now...

grandfather elk
turned to me
and spoke:

light the fire deep inside..
light the fires!
Track Name: Sundrojan
IV. ~Sundrojan~

falling apart at the rising sun
i fall back on soft grass
soil and ice
looking back
how did you!
the voice has been

i am torn of truth
can you look now at the sky?
and remember?
that my heart is bleeding into the world
how many times do we fight this battle
over and over
ever onward

i grasp for the earth
i am separate..

this part of me that railed
was broken
but sees again!
that darkness that bit and clawed
but the blood was thick!
but i remember!
i am now the voice and the speaker
the light and the dusk!
i am no longer

the two are now one!
torn asunder!
but re-fleshed!..
Track Name: Two Ravens At The Tree Line
V. ~Two Ravens at the Tree Line~

the unrequited lust for sleep
punishment for our
waking hours!
of morning..

this is when!
this is when!
we hung people

breath deep the freezing air

praise the ice!
in your veins!

beat the head against the light!..

bastard light of day!..

two ravens at the tree line
Track Name: Soil Magicians
VI. ~Soil Magicians~

stream teacher
i call to thee
thank you for the flow
i offer these words:

our heart hails father sky

soil mother we embrace your womb
to heal

we toil within your forests
we are the sowers and the seed

we will gift you children

soil magic!

mother earth, father sky
our works are yours!
see the trees grow for eternity!

green forests
glens and thickets!
the great wheel spins
above us!
and with the waters we flow
for you!
our mound-ritual
soil magic!

we are the plant teachers!
we toil within your forests!

turning the earth, forever!....
Track Name: Disgust & The Horrible Realization Of Apathy
VII. ~Disgust and the Horrible Realization of Apathy~

your bones are ice
shattered by words
buried by time
look! in the mirror
language reduced
to dust!
lost and forgotten!

your pillar broken

will you reconcile?
from loss of memory
from lack
of shame
can you destroy
the mirror?

is the risk to great?
reduce the mirror
absorb reflection

your bones are ice
shattered by words
buried by time
look! in the mirror
language reduced
to dust!
lost and forgotten!

your image broken!..

will you reconcile?
life left to rot!
while you slept
lives destroyed

can you destroy
the mirror?
is the risk to great?
the mirror!


absorb reflection...