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III: Doom in Bloom / Allies

by Botanist

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    Double CD in jewel case containing Botanist "III: Doom in Bloom" and the companion "Allies" disk, featuring songs written by friends of Botanist to drum tracks from the "III" sessions. 12-page booklet and art done by surreal artist M.S. Waldron.

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    Screen printed art from Botanist "III: Doom in Bloom" cover, featuring M.S. Waldron's depiction of the demon Azalea. Botanist logo on back. S, XL. Only brown left. The brown version is now the default version with the current Botanist logo on back. Printed on American Apparel shirts.

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"Disperse my seed that my minions may gather. Beneath sylvan umbrage my own shadow will grow." So rose and spoke the stygian flora "You shall be the prophet of my upheaval. You shall be my sword." "Await the time of Sagittarius to unsheath your spade. By your hand, terminal clusters propagate. From your ardor shall bloom my doom." "From the soil my reign shall grow. From your toil my brethren shall rise. To reclaim the earth shall you serve me And reap your reward." "For yours shall be the final effacement of mankind Not in death shall you end, But in transmuted life eternal. Incorporated into the Chlorophyllic Continuum Shall you live on evermore." I am yours, pentatheric master Your germination is my task May your red plantae legions Sow the seed of the Budding Dawn Tearing down the human presence Uprooting their destructive ways Your dominion will I engineer May flora again reign supreme
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Deathcap 09:27
Mighty oak symbiosis Ectomycorrhiza Rooted in soil Remnant volva in ruptured veil Transparent spores globular Leaving morbid prints of white Amanita phalloides Wear the crown of doom Sickly greenish hue Epigeous imposing Edible trap Thinly veiled in white Treacle aroma ensnares Fungus phalloides Annulatus Sordide virescens Et patulus Snowcrest gills Alabaster stipe Speckle the earth Beckoning consumption Amanita phalloides Eukaryotic slayer Grinding cells to a halt Hemlock's minion Deathcap Wear the crown of doom
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In churning cauldron imbibe Pulverized acrid salvation To drink immortality While the others wither and die Coumerin anticoagulation Blood runs free From mana mystic Never grow old Polyphoric guardian Bitterness is my salvation Mycelian hyphae thrombocyte Live on Live on May I live for ever And ever more My flesh sustained By the fungus Ganoderma Lucidum immortal While the others wither and die
4.
Vriesea 07:35
Vriesea Funebris Exaltata Thyrosidea Rodostachys Sceptrum Ensiformis Splendens Erythrodactylon Chryostachys Minarum Arpocalyx Carinata Ospinae Fenestralis Flammea Densiflora Chontalensis Duvaliana Bleherae Vriesea
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Ocimum Sanctum Holy lamiaceae O, tenuiflorum Holy lamiaceae Morphotype Of an ancient world Oleanolic refugee Escaped Gathering O, tenuiflorum Ocimum Sanctum Linalool ambrosia Blessed terpene scent Wafts astringent amidst the Veltheim throne Ocimum Sanctum Holy lamiaceae Incomparable one Extirpate my sins As I will cleanse the world of theirs Watching them suffer Writhing acetic in acid glacial About me, leaves of sanctuary In a circle strewn mystic Death's bane blessed Aegis to disease Eugenol constituent Agony bound fast Gluttonous consumption Longevity for Azalea's will
6.
Destroying angel Capped in red Stipate fungoid From its spores mankind it stalks Vengeful seraph In woodlands deep idling Mishap awaiting Amanita Virosa White-gilled death Basiodiomycete scythe Renal destruction Amanitin doom
7.
Panax 10:49
Adaptogenic endocrine hormone Cytokine transferred allostasis All-heal Panacea Adrenal axis Hormonal balance regulated Neuroendocrine trinity In harmonia hypothalamus Cytokine allostasis All-heal Panacea All heal Panax... All heal Panax... Surfeit epistaxis Crimson stream Choking coagulation Gorge on nostrum Araliaceae Open the floodgates of red Ginsenoside Triterpine saponin Phagocytosis augmented Interferens amass In flagellum opposition Pathogen deletion Macrophagic satiety
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Denying hood of priests stands the learned man In ceremonial skins of Lappish rites Ingest the holy flesh Beat the drum of ancients Tribes of the north Wisdom of God Let the visions come The seer presides over In shamanistic sight Birthing future orders Scouring the kingdom Quest of sacred knowledge So the names are given Inscribed upon the world Awake the sage in flame of the family lamiacaeae Instate his reign – binomial taxonomy Von Linne enthroned eternally By thine order may we know the flowers of the butcher's block And by knowing the war of all against all May ye know God Stamens, pistils Recall organs of lust Repulse foolish masses The foe bestowed unto the weeds In the hooks of every burr And the seeds that fall in cracks of rocks And germinate to shatter the earth There is His order shown, now know the Lord As the tendrils choke the garden And as the orchard’s ripest fruit Is devoured by beasts and life springs from their dung So may we know the kingdom By thine order may we know the flowers of the butcher's block And by knowing the war of all against all May ye know God
10.
From the kingdom of the fungi comes this evil spore Dwelling in the Amazon it lives forever more Endoparasitical, as it invades its host And like a sly assassin, causing terror like a ghost A particular and most aggressive evil variant The Unilateralis Cordyceps is not a friend Spores that are inhaled advance towards a certain kill It causes ants to zombify and let them do its will Crawling in disorientation victims of this skulk Their non-vital soft tissues being eaten by the bulk Time comes, the mycelia network readies its parade It soon enters the brain and then it seals its ugly fate Climbing up a stem like a convict the guillotine The mycelia gets the ant where it wants to be seen And when it causes mandibles to anchor at the top The cordiceps will burst the skull - to harvest and to crop And finally the killer spore is breeding for a while A matter of some days and then it will proceed in style The fruiting bodies, sporocarps, appear and rupture, then The spores spread forth their plague and soon contaminate again! From the kingdom of the fungi comes this evil spore Dwelling in the Amazon it lives forever more Endoparasitical, as it invades its host And like a sly assassin, causing terror like a ghost
11.
Across the whistling winds Comes the stalwart voice; The ghost we knew so well. And with a swiftness, And with the fury, Comes the fate we'll live to tell. John Chapman calls to the living, To the arms of the unforgiving. As cold as stone, And bare as bone. As the furnace roars, We go, we go, we go to war. Now the storm winds blow, As the dark clouds creep. And comes the fire For our black souls to steep. Now with electric eyes We plot our course. Fueled by fire, We charge with force. No mercy to follow, Just a settled score. As the furnace roars, We go to war...
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We were driven by the wind Little blue flower isn't what it seems. Stay here forever in your dreams. No disappointment, no pain to feel. It isn't real. We were driven by the wind.
13.
Heracleum Mantegazzianum This royal beast Destroyer of great cities in revenge Dead and forgotten by the world Now planted again Taking mutated root in the great gardens of the Botanist Awaiting his word To strike out in anger Threaten the human race, Besiege their precious cities Lay waste to their flesh and blood With giant hogweed hairs. "Blind their eyes Disrupt the nucleus Lay waste to flesh and blood You royal beast Destroyer of great cities in revenge You are my warriors now, And my word is anger."
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released May 25, 2012

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