What does The Devil's Bleeding Crown mean?

Volbeat: The Devil's Bleeding Crown Meaning

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Song Released: 2016

The Devil's Bleeding Crown Lyrics

Falling from the sky, they're cast out from the heaven's light
Drenching the soil with blood, baptized in the fire hole

The Devil's spawn no longer breathes
Descending angels and fallen kings
Raise your hands, what do you hold?


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 10th 2016 !⃝

    In revelations it speaks of the anti Christ or "the devils spawn" this could be the story of how Jesus will lead the battle as stated in the same book of the bible and how the angles lead by Jesus will
    Come down from heaven to a war torn earth (seven years I believe) and basically fight the antichrist in a hell on earth. And holding his bleeding crown could be when the antichrist is finally killed and the rebuilding of earth is beginning


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    Feb 17th 2017 !⃝

    My take is god cast down satan and the men of the earth picked up his crown either in victory or to take his place


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    Sep 17th 2016 !⃝

    It seems to me, the suggested definition is of sacrifice. The "angels" being a person's hopes, and "kings" being that person's ego. When you let that go, "the devil's spawn no longer breathes."
    "Falling from the sky," what's, "cast out from the heaven's light," is a person's wrath, and a person's anger, in a way, is allowing themselves to be, "baptized in a fire hole."

    It is then suggested to, "call upon it's father (a person's conscience or self-awarness), and to, "bless the goat," is the very meaning of making a selfless sacrifice of your temptations; like a lustfull, "womanizer," not unlike myself. I love gorgeous women. To sum up the interpretation, don't be stupid. We can all chose better whenever we're ready. The devil's bleeding crown is a trophy of a personal conquest to better one's self. Work it out!

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 24th 2022 !⃝

    The devil’s spawn no longer breathes….
    He’s digging at the ground from underneath and wants his crown back.

    We may vanquish one evil, but there’s always another waiting to take its place.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 3rd 2022 !⃝

    I think it’s another viewpoint/interpretation of Christ. He was killed by Roman’s who were looking for/feared spiritual leaders among the hebrews. From the Roman point of view, he was probably satanic in nature. The follower/prophet/son of a god they believed to be evil in nature due. A few hints:
    The “devils son no longer breathes”
    -if god is seen by them as a devil: jesus
    -“thorny crown” : the barbed headband of Christ on the cross
    -“The horned one is back and he wants his crown” : the resurrection
    -all the mercy/blood/satanic imagery: from the Roman view, this would have been terrifying
    -“Take him to Astaroth, Inanna's temple of Uruk” : purify him using our gods
    (Astaroth has now been given a demonic rap mostly because of the pagan of origins but his origin is from Astarte/Ishtar the Canaanite god of spring, fertility, and war…
    He’s (she’s?) actually the source for Easter, with the god’s symbols being rabbits, spring, eggs (fertility).
    Innana is literally the same god from the Sumerian point of view…

    Also, the goat was never a sign of the devil historically… he got that from the fact that the hebrews would sacrifice a goat to ward him off (not exactly devil but the angel/messenger of gods less righteous missions (think sodom), “devil” is actually a recent (1000years) invention) once a year. They would simultaneously sacrifice another one to request good crops.

    My point is, it’s a war song, fear mongering from the point of view of a group that has no idea what is going on. We need to kill it, (our) god needs to smite
    It… the devil is returning…. All the things the church does with other paganic religions… which in essence were good and pure to their respective cultures world wide.

    Love the song <3

  6. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2022 !⃝

    The band has described the album as "spiritual with sarcasm".

    I think the lyrics is what it is. A text about evil versus good. And read it carefully. There's no sign of good winning this battle.

    "Call upon it's Father, bless the goat, the womanizer. Take him to Astaroth, Inanna's temple of Uruk"

    "They gathered all the children outside the church. And never would they know what went on in there
    Close the door and hear all the angels scream
    "Oh mercy, mercy, mercy, oh mercy, please!"
    Down, down, down
    Down below you can hear his hoof digging through the ground
    Oh Lord, Lord, Lord
    The horned one is back and he wants his crown"

    I really don't think this lyrics should be overanalyzed. It is a great song with fascinating lyrics. That's all.

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 28th 2021 !⃝

    This is the truth, it's about the war between God with Jesus defeating Satan and the gift brought to God and Jesus will be the head of Satan , brought to God by his right hand soldier Michael the Archangel who WILL INDEED KILL SATAN!

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2020 !⃝

    "I Know Exactly What it means" By Ken Jeong.... It is definitely a religious thing because i was just listening to the song and the says "oh lord oh lord the horned one is back and he wants his crown." and " the devils spawn no longer breaths" meaning that GOD won and they are warning him. So they believe in him.

  9. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2019 !⃝

    Volbeat doesn't believe in God or the Devil; Poulsen has said so in interviews. The song is about conquering evil and conquering one's own fears. The song refers to "descending angels" and "fallen kings," which is a pretty blatant reference to religious leaders and politicians. That interpretation is much more consistent with what one would expect from the band. Anyone who says this song is some religious polemic is smoking some serious dope.

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 4th 2018 !⃝

    The devils spawn NO longer breaths hence the end of time

  11. anonymous
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    May 29th 2018 !⃝

    It's a mockery of Christ.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  12. anonymous
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    Feb 19th 2018 !⃝

    Im not sure. Still thinking on it. But one thing is for sure. If there wasnt a God or Lucifer in whom has already been defeated then Michael wouldnt be writing about it.

  13. anonymous
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    May 15th 2017 !⃝

    Rob Caggiano says to a radio host that it's about the sons of Satan. That's all he said.

  14. anonymous
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    Apr 22nd 2017 !⃝

    Well, they're all great theories. As an atheist, to take it literally, or metaphorically, is just silly. It's a badass song, great beat, jam out with your cock out!!!

  15. anonymous
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    Nov 29th 2016 !⃝

    It's much easier to pick up the devils bleeding crown than it is to show faith in GOD.

  16. anonymous
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    Nov 29th 2016 !⃝

    He's saying it's much easier to pick up the devils bleeding crown than it is to show faith in GOD

  17. anonymous
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    Nov 28th 2016 !⃝

    We are all devil spawn,(reference the book of Genesis)where Eve was tempted by Satan to eat the forbidden fruit. It was the woman who ate the fruit punishing us all with death. Life is a fight between good and evil, or as DIO said, "it's on and on heaven and hell". We seek out good and fight evil, but we constantly struggle with both. Before we die it's up to you whom holds the devils bleeding crown.

  18. anonymous
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    Nov 19th 2016 !⃝

    I think it is about the nephilim, children of angels and mortal women. The nephilim were consider kings who required sacrifices. God wiped them out with a flood. The angels were cast out of heaven. Just seems similar. But hey that's just an opinion.

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