The Will of Ningirsu

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    The first demo of the brazilian death metal band Orthostat, endowed with ancient civilization themes.

    Cover art by Carlos Bercini
    Logo by Monica.

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This song is about the great stone found in ancient mesopotamia, also known as Stele of the Vultures. It's a monument from the Early Dynastic III period (2600–2350 BC) that tells the story and celebrates the victory of the city-state of Lagash over its neighbour Umma. It shows various battle and religious scenes and is named after the vultures that can be seen in one of these scenes. The stele was originally carved out of a single slab of limestone but only seven fragments are known today. All of what's mentioned in the song regards a scene from the monument.


Stele of the Vultures
The Will of Ningirsu

Phalanxes towards the battlefield
Spears above the vultures
Stepping on severed heads

Surround the king on a scud
A priest stepping in offal
Libation served in blood

A horned beast with breasts
Maces over her shoulders
Leads the ritual of death
Stele of the Vultures

Decapitated soldiers
Nourishing flying predators
The will of Ningirsu
Stele of the Vultures


from Into The Orthostat, released July 15, 2016
Music and Lyrics by David Lago



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