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High Command

by Cultic

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  • Cultic Conqueror T-Shirt

    Cultic’s first limited edition t-shirt featuring The Conqueror has arrived! Only 48 of these shirts will ever be made, so grab one while supplies last!

    The Conqueror artwork was designed by Cultic’s drummer, Rebecca Magar (a.k.a. Wailing Wizard). Each shirt is screen printed on heavy, black, 100% cotton t-shirts by Gildan®.

    Long live the Conqueror!!!!!!

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Besiege the tower through violent force A deft mind and an iron will Chaos reigns from the sky Through wizards rule You’re beguiled! Vengeful conquest Lurid scenes Boundless sorrow Crippled order No code of conduct You’re in chains From a dark enchanter You’re beguiled! Conqueror! Brutal siege Dominance You will serve the Conqueror!
Cruel Orders 05:23
Endless darkness Total war Flesh and bone meet steel The tyrant's hand wielding power The rule of law becomes king The age of terror Boundless hate Timid eyes Eternal screams No hope Ceaseless torment Cruel orders From the crown You will feel unequivocal power You will feel unequivocal power
False Idols 03:36
This frail illusion will be your end Beguiled by myth Seduced by fear False Idols Your contempt & appalling lies are met with vengeance and a blazing fury Internal conflicts haunt your desires Your prophets are false Your will is weak False Idols You’ll face the horns under scornful eyes with a crippled cross and a dying myth
The Prowler 04:18
Perched on the mountain She preys at night Black serpents rise for the lord of hate Hate Sharp cunning eyes with horns like spires Dark feral winds make way for flight Behold the prowler! Like a vicious storm Like a viper's strike Unrelenting cruelty from an iron mind!
The wrath and judgement of ancient kings will scourge the earth You will feel the lash! A forbidding place full of treachery In the forest of knives You will kiss the blade! You will pledge fealty to a crooked crown Down on your knees weakened by power The upper hand usurps the throne in the dead of night and all is silent
Dark Rider 03:45
Coming down from on high Pitch black wings Rage filled eyes Dark Rider Violent force bearing steel You’ve been dealt the losing deal Dark Rider All shall fall by his hand Unchained power High Command! Dark Rider Dark Rider Dark Rider Dark Rider
Enchained 06:37
After the battle you are enslaved Defeated by ire strength and will Enchained A broken spirit in a well of tears A wicked oppressor You’ll submit to the master Enchained Exiled from order A savage decree devoid of compassion with no return Enchained


“It really feels like it’s a late 1980 analog recording made in the depths of hell and was recently discovered in the back yard of Tom Warrior’s childhood home about six feet deep by a rabid Goat.” - Paul Folk CVLT NATION

York, PA’s purveyors of swords & sorcery summon the warriors of old on their debut release, HIGH COMMAND. Cultic blaze a path through the battlefield by combining ideas and aesthetics of early death/doom, first wave black metal, and punk. Down tuned guitars and war drums deliver a mid-paced battery propelled by sardonic wrath and ungoverned fury. High Command is the auditory equivalent of a war hammer. It’s straightforward, lumbering, and crude. This is music for modern barbarians, urban wizards and street metal warriors. Ride to war!!!!

Watch the Forest of Knives video: youtu.be/7tV0F_4KJ_Y


released April 5, 2019

Brian Magar (Vocals & Guitar)
Rebecca Magar (Drums)
Reese Harlacker (Bass)

Guest Vocals by Jason Robison (Wrath of Typhon)


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Cultic York, Pennsylvania

Dark Dungeon Metal from York Pennsylvania.


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