| 1994-1995, The Sound Studio, London|
Cult of the Holy War
Rock Against Communism, Gothic metal
Hail Victory, White Rider, Live at Waterloo, Blood & Honour, Live and Kicking
Cult of the Holy War is the second and final album by Canadian Rock Against Communism band RAHOWA. The album was released in 1995 on lead singer George Eric Hawthorne's Resistance Records label. It was reissued in 2001 on vinyl by Showdown Records. The album marked the shift from the predecessor's Oi! and hard rock roots towards gothic metal with elements of neoclassical and neofolk music. In an interview with dis-Emi-A, Hawthorne cites Danzig, Morbid Angel, Moonspell, Type O Negative, Laibach, Death in June, Blood Axis, Sol Invictus, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Poledouris, Wagner, and Nietzsche as influences for the album.
Despite being by a racialist band, the album received coverage from some of the press outside white nationalist organizations, including The Black Flame: International Forum of the Church of Satan.
Track 88 is a recording of George Eric Hawthorne giving a speech printed in the liner notes, following 74 tracks of silence, all 0:01 in length. The vinyl issue does not contain "Ode to a Dying People" or this track.
Track 13 was covered by Saga. As well as the tracks listed here, two more tracks, "The Rain Will Come Again" and "Final Call" were recorded during these sessions. They didn't appear on the final album, but appeared on the White Pride World Wide Volume 3 compilation the following year and were later reissued as a 7" single in 2010.George Eric Hawthorne – lead vocals, backing vocals, guitar, producer
Jon Latvis – lead guitar, keyboards, piano, backing vocals, bass, cello, producer
Graham Stolz – rhythm guitar
Carl Alexander – keyboards
Wolfgang Mortuus – drums
Corrado – engineer, producer
1Preludium in G0:40Cult of the Holy War Wikipedia
2Man Against Time5:38
3When America Goes Down5:04