Welcome welcome welcome Welcome to the Holy Day Brother brother brother Sister sister sister You must be certain of the Devil On the Holy Day You must be certain on the Holy Day. The flies are coming, mother And the end of the day The flies are coming, daddy To steal my soul away The flies are coming, sister Serve your brother while you may Welcome to the Holy Day Welcome to the Holy Da. Scatter them by thy power and break Their teeth, O God, in their mouth: BREAK OUT THE GREAT TEETH OF THE YOUNG LIONS, O LORD AND WHEN HE BENDETH HIS BOW TO SHOOT HIS ARROWS, LET THEM BE CUT AS IN PEACES! Bring them down, O Lord, our Shield.
Tracklist: 1. Swing Low Sweet Chariot 2. Double-Barrel Prayer 3. Let’s Not Chat About Despair 4. Birds of Death 5. You Must Be Certain of The Devil 6. Let My People Go 7. Malediction 8. The Lord Is My Shepherd. Charlie Terstappen: drums; Kurt Schmidt: guitar on 2 and 4; Peter Zimmerman: percussion on 4. Produced by Gareth Jones & Diamanda Galás at Studio Hansa, Berlin 1987.
Her second album, Diamanda Galas, was released in 1984. Her work first garnered widespread attention with The Masque of the Red Death, an operatic trilogy which includes The Divine Punishment, Saint of the Pit and You Must Be Certain of the Devil. In it, she details the suffering of people with AIDS. Shortly after the recording of the trilogy's first volume began, her brother, playwright Philip-Dimitri Galás, became sick with AIDS, which goaded Galás to redouble her efforts in her activism.
This meant that 1988's You Must Be Certain of the Devil would be quite the departure for Galas, as she went in a more traditional music direction while her screams and howls remained intact. While it isn't a bad album, it is mostly a disappointment compared to her other albums, but it does have a number of notable highlights. If anybody recognizes this album, it's mostly because of he controversy surrounding "Double Barrel Prayer". Said song had a music video that was banned from MuchMusic and was named by MTV as "most offensive music video of the year".
Download MP3. Diamanda Galas. Swing Low Sweet Chariot, 2. Double-Barrel Prayer, 3. Let’s Not Chat About Despair, 4. Birds Of Death, 5. You Must Be Certain Of The Devil, 6. Let My People Go, 7. Malediction, 8. 1. Swing Low Sweet Chariot. 2. Double-Barrel Prayer. 3. Let’s Not Chat About Despair. 5. You Must Be Certain Of The Devil. 6. Let My People Go. 7. Malediction. 8. More albums from Diamanda Galás: At Saint Thomas The Apostle Harlem by Diamanda Galás. The Litanies Of Satan by Diamanda Galás. Schrei x by Diamanda Galás. Vena Cava by Diamanda Galás.