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Mater Mortis - Supernatural Encounters

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The time has come Darkness surrounds us
Knock Knock 03:09
Hush - there's something at the door It's creeping and it's crawling all around the floor Hush - there's something at the door Hush – what‘s there under your bed? Hush – don‘t move, be quiet instead It‘s a pale face with long black hair that cannot find a rest Hush – don‘t move, be quiet instead Hush - a rumble from the basement We play together hide and seek so clap your hands for me Hush – don‘t turn around my dear
La Llorona 05:22
You were a beauty and so deeply in love For you your man was sent from heaven above But one day he was gone Night after night, you were crying for him Your two boys were desperate and praying as well But he didn’t come back Then one day you saw him downtown with a wife So next you decided to end your boy’s lives My beauty in tears You took your two children to the riverside Still caring but their eyes and small hands were tied My beauty in rage (you drowned them) Then she went insane and ran through the streets, Weeping and crying for her children to return But it was too late She refused to eat or drink and slowly withered away But her spirit lived on, still grieving day by day
Wesen 05:01
I’m a Blutbad. What do you see? My eyes blood red, pointed are my teeth My fingernails extend into long curving claws You surely love my fierce-looking visage A woge makes me fast, durable, agile, And resilient, with my very own fighting style I’m a Wildesheer, what do you see? I go into a rage on the battlefield A wolf warrior Wesen with sharp glistening teeth My black eyes always focus on the enemy Upon my arriving there is a storm of lightning, thunder, And wind, as if the beasts are blown out of hell
Midnight 05:46
Hello darkness, my old friend The midnight hour is close at hand I already kissed the light goodbye Now we’re facing both eye to eye The evil is awakening around us I feel a strong yearning for blood So, I’m gonna have a meal in the neighbourhood but I have to hide from the Monster Squad Welcome fiends and ghouls to another witching hour Greetings to the bats there in the bell tower When the bones rise from their musty graves And the witches, like always, misbehave When hungry creatures are out for a bite Then everybody knows it’s midnight When ‘Lady Lovibond’ arrives at the port And skull bowling is another popular sport When Peter Vincent clings to his cross so tight Then everybody knows it’s Fright Night Now open the red door and let the folks in The red eyed demon and the other vermin Would you like to be haunted by a Ghost? Or do you prefer being a demon’s host?! No matter which way you choose to go You will be part of the midnight horror show Try to survive ‘til the clock strikes one Then the hour is over and their work is done
About Ghouls 04:43
Blocksberg 05:51
When When April breathes its last night and And only the brave dare to go outside then they come riding on broomsticks and goats join the great feast that everyone knows Come in droves Winds will ignite the embers brightly that the fires will show you the way Come to Blocksberg witches dear Come to Blocksberg Master’s here Come to Blocksberg take your chance Come to Blocksberg come and join the devil’s dance My evil people from everywhere Frog, cricket and the fly crowd play to dance We offer you pyre with view on the gallows Thumbscrews and ladders are waiting for you too You can also go for a swim tonight With hand and foot bound, a free service for you
Night is falling, time to step out of the shadows Gliding with the moonlight, following the dirge of blood I need to wet my thirsty throat but something’s holding me back The city lights and the tumult of life confuse my senses It's not easy being a vampire these days The world has changed in oh so many ways in the old days it was easier food was easier to catch and wasn't contaminated yet Even flying is not what it used to be The air is no longer fresh and clear Aircraft, all that new-fangled stuff Skyscrapers restrict my radar I have to take care when I’m coming down I miss the long winter evenings in the library The fire in the fireplace and a glass of warm, fresh blood Nowadays I have to make do with a bag of old blood and the books are digital This is truly not the life that I imagine How hard it was to find a dark, musty place for my coffin Everywhere only these modern walls Humans also have no respect for monsters anymore because too many live among them
Child's Play 03:30
I married a wife on Sunday She began to scold on Monday Bad was she on Tuesday Middling was she on Wednesday Worse she was on Thursday Dead was she on Friday Glad was I on Saturday night To bury my wife on Sunday 1 2 3 - play with me 3 4 5 - say goodbye 6 7 8 - don’t be late 9 and 10 - . . . There was a man so wise He jumped into a bramble bush And scratched out both his eyes And when he saw his eyes were out And reason to complain He jumped into a quick-set hedge And scratched them in again
There you are lying in your grave And you’re longing for a change Time seems to stand still But did you hear about the ball? Invited are the undead all So, take your chance and go there You can shake your bones, you can spin your skull Give your body to the beat And those of you who still got an ear This is the tune you are going to hear You've spent so long in the darkness So, do you still have a guess How pale the moonlight is The ball is open air tonight The full moon will be shining bright Now take your chance and go there And for one more night the dead walk the earth Don't stay there in the void you're lying in Don't be dead as dust the only time this year This is the tune you are going to hear
There exists a world parallel to ours where our rules don’t apply Where the echoes of the past resound today Shadow figures used to hide in the corners, objects disappear And suddenly things get cold In this haunted house there's a poltergeist living next door to the bogeyman they hunt and they scare you, let’s have a cheerful night all the little creeps here will welcome you spooky scary creatures will be lurking for you they hunt and they scare you, frighteningly close If a doll is moving around by itself you better leave it alone And if you see decedents, don’t trust your eyes if a stranger is offering you a deal you better deny it If you need assistance ask Papa Legba but be sure to pay him well
There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse And they all lived together in a little crooked house He met a crooked woman and he found a crooked preach They had a crooked marriage on a crooked little beach They had some crooked children and they lived a crooked life The crooked man, the cat, the mouse, the children and the wife They were happy for a number of crookedly long years Lived a life of crooked happiness, no worries and no fears Until one day the crooked wife upset the crooked man He yelled a crooked yell and then he hit her and he ran The crooked man came again at the stroke of twelve That was when their crooked life became a living hell There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile And when he killed his wife and kids, he smiled a crooked smile


My dear friend!

Congratulations, you have found of a unique audio document of the supernatural.

Join us on our journey through a parallel world and become a believer.
 Enter haunted mansions, meet ghouls, the undead, vampires, restless spirits, cursed souls and other inhabitants of this parallel world and hear their stories.
But be careful and follow the path given. Don't deviate, there is too much danger of conjuring up an unwanted entity.

Enough words, time to begin the journey.
 We wish you a pleasant and safe stay!

Mater Mortis

...awakened by the affinity to the horror genre - be it the past or the modern pearls.

We are writing the year 2017. The two Northern Hessians Janusz Zaremba and Mark Hofmann set out to record supernatural events in word and sound, entirely in the tradition of the Brothers Grimm. And history also knows that you can rely on North Hesse, since North Hessian mercenaries fought in America not far from the small town of Sleepy Hollow. One of those (meanwhile headless) mercenaries is still told today.

And the acoustic garb of the encounters is as different as the events themselves. The palette ranges from Darkwave to Gothic Rock to New Retro Wave and a touch Industrial.
Samples from old films help to tell the story and round off the acoustic garb.


released October 18, 2019

Composed, recorded, mixed and produced by Mark Hofmann & Janusz Zaremba @Warehouse 13 2017 – 2019

Guest speakers: Iris, Annabelle, Lorraine, Ed, Peter

Artwork & DTP by Mark Hofmann

External sound source:

Loopmasters Movie Dialogue • Zero G Skinny – Sample Magic • Cymatics • Big Fish Audio

External artwork source:

pixabay.compexels.comdeviantart.comrawexchange.depiximperfect.com • obsidiandawn.com

Janusz’s thoughts go out to: Nicole Braun for inspiring motivation • Bozena Zaremba: Have a save trip to ∞ • Danuta Naruszewicz Zaremba that you’re here


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engelsstaub Kassel, Germany

Engelsstaub – The band formed in 1992.

Engelsstaub's music leans toward the ethereal/neo-medieval end of the gothic spectrum

- Silke Hofmann - vocals
- Janusz Zaremba - guitars/vocals
- Mark Hofmann - programming/guitars/vocals
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