Beast in the Cellar

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A love song about a man now in prison in Austria, longing for his lost love...Josef Fritzl


In the shadows the secrets lie
Through the walls the sound of cries
A family of forgotten souls
Hidden in a darkened hole
Once a week the beast arrives
Torments the lives that he’s disguised
Twenty years now out of control
Hidden in a place called home

Once a week the beast comes down
Through the doors and underground
Looking for his love so dear
In his den of hate and fear
In the corner there she lies,
All the pain she can’t disguise
All the children run in fear
Because they know that Daddy’s here

Steel doors and magnetic locks
Bricks walls and daddies cock
A frozen mattress, A windowless cell
Tale of a life lived in hell
Of a love gone horribly wrong
Trapped in this dungeon for so long
Daddy’s girls now a concubine
Incestuous children, forbidden life
Four loves born of desire
The fifth one burned in fire
Grandfather, father’s one and the same
Products of his twisted game
If I were free, if I could see the light
But I’m trapped in this endless night
I wish for a hero, I wish for a spell
But nothing can save from this hell

In a corner naked and hurt
A daughter lies in incestuous rut
She wished for the hero, she wished for a spell
But nothing can save from this hell


from Cult, released April 5, 2014
Written and performed by Matanuska
Banjo performed by Grant Rae



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Matanuska Scotland, UK

Hailing from Scotland rather than sunny Alaska, Matanuska play a form of heavy, guitar-driven, controversy-infused, progressive groove metal that only Matanuska can deliver. This "beefy as f***" 3-piece are not afraid of a sombre moment or two, but even their more delicate moments are often laced with vulgarity. ... more

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