Children of the Pyre

Posted in arcana with tags , , , , on February 15, 2014 by cemeterypiss

“The swan will take wing, solo!
The world is a tableau of views
As the leaf, shorn from the tree
Is difficult to track
One knows not where it will fall
There is a gale at work
When this life is done
And the dictate runs its course
The messengers of Death, those of strong build
Will you have to negotiate
The swan will take wing, solo!
The world is a tableau of views

Towers of Silence

Posted in corruptive influence with tags , , , , , on February 15, 2014 by cemeterypiss





Zoroastrianism puts forth a concept of divinity in which there is one transcendent deity, Ahura Mazda, that exists as a sort of forethought to creation, somewhat like the Gnostic Pleroma. The name Ahura means being, and Mazda means mind, inferring a concept of an “immanent self-creating universe with consciousness as its special attribute (wikipedia),” a concept with echoes reaching from the structure of the Sephiroth to Brahminism to Spinoza’s Ethics. Creation emanates from the bounteous principle ascribed to Ahura Mazda, and is at odds with the destructive principle of chaos, embodied by the Ahriman and expressed in the principle of “druj.” In life, one has a duty to further the bounteous principle as a sort of medium for Ahura Mazda, and at death, one’s corpse becomes a vessel for druj. The body is invaded by a corpse demon, and becomes a pollutant to creation. So, Zoroastrians practice ritual exposure. Towers are built where the dead are laid to be consumed by vultures. Vultures remove most of the moldering matter within hours. After some time, when the bones are clean and bleached by the sun, they are moved to an ossuary in the center of the tower. This process prevents rotting cadaverous material from coming into contact with Mazda’s creation. These towers where ritual exposure is practiced are called “Towers of Silence.”


Posted in shows with tags , , , , , , on March 21, 2013 by cemeterypiss

april 7 flier


A whole lot of catching up to do-

Posted in artwork, audio, news with tags , , , on March 21, 2013 by cemeterypiss

I haven’t updated this site in sooo long, but now there is actual Cemetery Piss news to report. First of all, our first ep, Rest in Piss, has come and gone thanks to Tim at Vaginal Apocalypse Productions. Artwork by Lane Milburn.

rest in piss

You can also give it a listen right here -

A repressing is coming soon!

We also have a forthcoming 7″ coming out on Cricket Cemetery, with artwork by Stevi Gossert.

vultures seven inch

Preview that here -

Finally, we played our first show as a full live band on February 10 in our hometown, Baltimore, MD with Bastard Sapling from Richmond and Ashencult. Thanks to Gerry Mak for the flier -


More on upcoming shows soon…

Ossian Brown – Haunted Air

Posted in arcana on November 12, 2011 by cemeterypiss

I was somewhere else. I thought I was somplace but now I didn’t know what place. I seemed to be inside foreign worlds where there was some kind of troubling comraderie – as if a haunting joke was known to everyone but me and yet faintly I knew it too. I couldn’t pull away – it was like a magnet and there was beauty in it. Human creatures with the feeling of being turned strange and open to falling and glee – they seemed to have a glee for somehow stithcing a laugh to darkness.

All the clocks had stopped. A void out of time. And here they are – looking out and holding themselves still – holding still at that point where two worlds join – the familiar and the other.

David Lynch, from Haunted Air: A collection of anonymous Hallowe’en photographs, America c. 1875 – 1955, Ossian Brown.

Ghost Light

Posted in corruptive influence on September 17, 2011 by cemeterypiss

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