Monday, 16 March 2009

Sa o Roma daje

A brief reference to the song which sample is used on Funeral Mist's Anti-Flesh Nibus, making Maranatha finish triumphantly.
The song is called Ederlezi, and has been widely famed in Goran Bregovich's version from the soundtrack of The Time of the Gypsies, by Emir Kusturica. It is a traditional folk song of the Roma tribe in former Yugoslavia. The song took it's name from a festival celebrated by the Roma mostly in Yugoslavia. The fest was held in order to celebrate the coming of springtime.
Ederlezi is also the Gypsy name for the Serbian Feast of St George. The name comes from Turkish Hidirellez, which is a day of great significance in Anatolia. The word is the combination of names of the prophets Hizir and Ilyas, who drank the water of never-dying. They have given each other promise to meet on this night of May 5th every year to give rebirth to nature. Hidirellez signifies a rebirth of nature and is also considered to be the beginning of spring.

Funeral Mist have used a sample of the song creating what is, in my opinion, the best black metal song I've heard for the last couple of years.