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Cult of the Holy War

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Released  1995
Artist  Rahowa
Producer  George Burdi
Length  64:39 56:37 (vinyl)
Release date  1995
Label  Resistance Records

Recorded  1994-1995, The Sound Studio, London
Declaration of War (1993)  Cult of the Holy War (1995)
Genres  Rock Against Communism, Gothic metal
Rock Against Communism albums  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 list

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
  • Songs

    1Preludium in G0:40
    2Man Against Time5:38
    3When America Goes Down5:04


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