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The Wanderer is an Old English poem preserved only in an anthology known as the Exeter Book, a manuscript dating from the late tenth century. It counts one hundred and fifteen lines of alliterative verse. As is often the case in Anglo-Saxon verse, the composer and compiler are anonymous, and within the manuscript the poem is untitled. The date of the poem is impossible to determine, but it must have been composed and written before the Exeter Book.

Recorded & produced between 2012-2015.


released November 9, 2015

Music by Y. Theuns
Artwork by Floor Steinz Illustrations



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Ascese Utrecht, Netherlands

Ascese (English: asceticism) is a sombre black metal outfit from Utrecht, the Netherlands, formed by Yuri (Wilds Forlorn, Eater of Souls). Ascese channels old and mostly forgotten poems and tales of destitution and world-renunciation.

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