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  • Cut Song: "Year ∞" was originally intended to appear on The Furnaces of Palingenesia, but was cut for an entirely mundane reason: pressing more than twenty-three minutes on an LP side reduces the sound quality. The lyrics still appear in the album liner notes, however, because they are "an integral part of the whole". A few of the lines (the last few, mostly) are actually sung (OK, screamed) during "Absolutist Regeneration", but most are not.
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  • I Knew It!: The Bardo Methodology interview no doubt caused a lot of this amongst fans who (correctly) read The Furnaces of Palingenesia as a condemnation of authoritarianism. Amongst other things, the interview made the anti-authoritarian sentiments of the core of the band explicit, as well as the fact that there was an ideological rift within the band regarding "a minority of the collective’s contributors – shall we say, parts of the second circle – who’ve been invited to partake because of their incredible talents as musicians" (almost certainly a reference to Mikko Aspa). It is a superb complement to the album and a fantastic piece of writing in its own right.
  • Jossed: At the same time, the Bardo interview also discredits the interpretation of the band (aside from, we presume, Aspa) as fascists. They are quite explicit in their opposition to totalitarianism.
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  • What Could Have Been: According to the Bardo Methodology interview, they considered performing The Furnaces of Palingenesia before live audiences, but some of the contributors' schedules prohibited it (and if one believes the Aspa contribution, arguably cause problems for them). Can you imagine what Deathspell Omega's live show would be like? They haven't ruled out the possibility of shows in the future, either, though they've suggested that the material before Furnaces would be unsuited to live performance.

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