Hendrik Marsman - A Crooked Flower in Cosmos’ Flailing Mouth

from Terzij de Horde

'A Crooked Flower in Cosmos' Flailing Mouth' is a strictly limited book with never before translated poems by the famous dark vitalist Hendrik Marsman. It was published on June 21st, exactly 75 years after Marsman died at sea trying to escape to England during World War II.
The book contains 14 poems and an accompanying track, 'Wacht - Lex Barbarorum'.

Johan van Hattum, bassist of Terzij de Horde and English language teacher: "Hendrik Marsman wrote gut-wrenching, harrowing poetry, a dark vitalism at the basis, vibrant and volatile. Because most of his poetry was never translated from his native language Dutch, most people have never had the chance to read his work; we want to change that."

The book is limited to an edition of 50 and will be delivered with a download code for the song 'Wacht / Lex Barbarorum'.

Exclusive artwork was made for this release by Stephen Wilson / Unknown Relic.
WIth thanks to professional translator Bram van IJperen

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Terzij de Horde Utrecht, Netherlands

Terzij de Horde combine an amalgam of progressive black and doom metal with a rawness reminiscent of extreme hardcore or chaotic screamo.

Terzij de Horde is Dutch for “athwart the horde”. It is a line from the poem “Einde” (ending) by legendary Dutch poet Hendrik Marsman. Marsman is an inspiration to the band, as are many other authors and philosophers in the same dark vitalistic vein.
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