This is the sound of nostalgia and authenticity - the album that started it all! "Westfälischer Schlachtenlärm" was originally never intended as a first album, but as a demorecording. Yet still, the first press was sold out instantly. After many requests, this first call out of the Westphalian woods by Heimdalls Wacht is now finally available again. For this edition, the sound has been slightly improved, but don't expect a big theatrical production for this re-release: the album remains as primal, spontaneous and primitive as it was meant and recorded back then; yet, it sounds better than ever! Two out of three bonustracks that appeared on the limited LP-edition of the album, have also been included on this new CD-edition. All in all, this is meant to be a slightly updated face of the album; instead of a completely reworked edition which has nothing to do with the original (and which will never happen). All layout of the 12 page booklet haven been kept mostly the same, except liner notes by Saruman about the history of Heimdalls Wacht and this recording are included.
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A makeshift encampement, in its center a large bonfire. Around it, both men and women circle, coming together in combat meditation and readying themselves and their bodies for the inevitable. Some consume select mushrooms, staring into the fire and altering their mind, leaving behind their humanness for some hours and becoming berserks in the process. Their time has come: half-naked and armed to the teeth, the heathens' battlecry resounds. The horn is blown. Their enemies do not stand a chance. David Fischer