180g black vinyl edition in gatefold with 16-page vinyl sized booklet! 250 copies!
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On “Blessings of Amurdad” (Amurdad translating to immortality in Middle Persian), Dakhma abducts listeners to a distant, foreign land and dares to journey to a time long ago, when desert mystics and noble empires still strode proudly through ancient Persia. Thematically, “Blessings of Amurdad” explores the complex relationship between mortality and immortality in Zoroastrianism, based mainly on key passages of the ancient text of the Gathas. In particular, the band manages to provide a compelling narrative detailing perceived jealousies expressed by mortals towards the divine and vice versa. These themes are captured in the compelling cover artwork, painted by the inimitable Babar Moghal, depicting an ancient tower of silence, seemingly forgotten and decaying but nevertheless exuding a sense of foreboding and nobility, hinting at the divine.
1. The Stench of the Wretched (Forsake Him!)
2. The Gaze of Ahura (The King) → Listen here
3. Atash Bahram
4. The Cry of Filth (Agerept)
5. Birth of Flesh (Nama Karana) → Listen here
7. Oath of Purity (Amahraspand)
8. The Rite of Dominion (Shehrevar)
||Gatefold sleeve with matt varnish, 16-page 12" booklet with pictures, illustrations, and all lyrics. Black paper inner sleeve with a protective layer, designed download card for the digital album.
||September 16th, 2022 (original release date November 2021)