Blood Dancer

by Blood Dancer

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Spirits of your fallen kin, wander through the night herein Restless were the chosen when they joined the path of righteous men Trudging through the frigid snow, the stars no longer shine Under the storm a fiery glow torn from the fabric of time And the rage turns the page in their minds The broken winds of change realign Crescent moon on the jagged lake of hope and despair An unknown fate, Death to the Saints, we declare! No more fear. No more lies. We stand here, and we will fight! No more fear. No more lies. We stand here, and we will fight! Death to the Saints! Death to the Saints!! Bloody flood from the River Styx Hollow saint burns his crucifix Trapped in the endless mists of time The league of the faithless follow him blind And the rage turns the page in his mind The broken winds of change realign
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The countryside is beset by wild darkness and vile beasts Silhouettes are descending upon us, like crows to a feast With haste you ride to warn your tribe. The sun rests on the shore The lone enforcer on the horizon; The Herald of War Fighting for something you've never known They come to take everything you own A life in shackles or dead with a crown Heartless spirits that cannot be bound Journey with the Herald to some place to call your own Brothers and sisters join with you and fight to defend the throne The greatest things come at a price. Freedom comes from sacrifice The Bloody Ones are whispering of an omen pierced through the storm A plague the wind carries. And you have been warned Your foreseen fate has been cast aside Your entrance to heaven has been denied Something is dark here, something not right Something I can't see hides in plain sight Prospect of death, you must be a savior Before you go indulge in sinful behavior Your foreseen fate has been cast aside Your entrance to heaven has been denied Journey with the Herald to some place to call your own Brothers and sisters join with you and fight to defend the throne The greatest things come at a price And freedom comes (At cost of life). Freedom comes from sacrifice Something is dark here, something not right Something I can't see hides in plain sight Prospect of death, you must be a savior Before you go indulge in sinful behavior
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The battle's lost; That's what your mind is telling you You can't be sure; Can't keep your head from playing these tricks anymore There's no one else. How can you trust anyone if you can't even trust yourself? We sit and pray to gods that don't exist Hoping they see our misery Fight in their name, history repeats itself We are to blame for turning heaven into hell What was your name angel in the sky? With your demon wings and the face of a child Was it sympathy? Then show me your light From way up high, where angels never die If you follow friends and your friendship never ends Make sure they're the friends you need Open your eyes! Don't listen to fools Are you blind or can you see? We're stuck in a land. Without Heroes or gods We do what we can. Too proud to ask for a helping hand If freedom has a price then what is the cost? When is the battle won and when is it lost? If there is to be a simple change Everything we know, can never stay the same Gods that don't exist. Gods that don't exist. Gods that don't exist They send us there, when we're needed here I can kill a man but can't drink a beer This generation is growing so fast So why are the laws generations in the past?
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Skulls crushed and people burned. Screaming at the stench of death The hunger to enslave outweighed by a zealous madness Sacrifice innocence. No remorse for their sins Sacrifice innocence. Bloodthirsty Retribution for the downfall, never vanquished twice This is unholy existence. A mockery of life Sacrifice innocence. No remorse for their sins Sacrifice innocence. Bloodthirsty The prophecy must unfold Martyr of a godless land Red moon sinks from view It's power you command Through the wicked gate, an ancient evil laughs Unsure of what they see, these demons of old collide with a new breed Sacrifice innocence. No remorse for their sins Sacrifice innocence. Bloodthirsty In the wake of a genocide, the people hide in fear Cresting over a bloody tide, the wrath of hell is here Skulls crushed and people burned. Screaming at the stench of death The hunger to enslave outweighed by a zealous madness
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Imagine in your mind, back to a time When you were denied. The chaos from being satisfied Tempted by desire. You don't know which to choose Step into this nightmare, as it brings the worst out of you Running through the hallways, the catacombs, the rooms All the wealth you've dreamt of in coffins and tombs You thought you did it right but now you're drowning in the well Now you've found yourself in a never ending hell – Yeah!! Through the walls your darkest thoughts invade your head Cold-hearted, no regrets. I think you'd rather see them dead You cannot choose a path of immortality Don't rectify your demons and don't you dare follow me You can't escape from here Don't let the fear be known Your tainted path is clear Welcome to... The Palace of Bones! Let your skeletons out And let the nightmare in Come let your mind corrode And you'll be blessed... with... Sin! Through the walls your darkest thoughts invade your head Cold-hearted, no regrets. I know you'd rather see them dead You cannot choose a path of immortality Don't rectify your demons and don't you dare follow me You can't escape from here Don't let the fear be known Your tainted path is clear Welcome to... The Palace of Bones! Bones!!!
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The fog is rolling through the Docks - are dimly lit the only thought To see it through the coming night. We caress the moonlight They enslave us with their cross. Call us heathens in the mud But they eat the flesh of their God, and they drink his blood Our pagan stock is burning deep. The city watch is fast asleep They tried to change our ancient ways. Now we set this town ablaze Jump from the boat to the pier Torches raised high, the howling breaks the sky I can smell the fear in the air As we surround the town and prepare to run it down No help is going to arrive Tonight we paint the ground red with Christian lives Stare into his eyes, just before he dies I can read the lies, cut him down to size Send him screaming towards the light Look to the west and I can tell Crusaders coming, to send us straight to hell I try to spin my kin and turn us around But the white stallions are already bearing down Red crosses on silver shields They spill our blood on the open fields Steel blade on the rise, as my eyes go wide Pitch black staring back, then his next attack And I feel the sting, from the battle priest I can't feel a thing, then I'm released Drifting high above the sky The Valkyrie won't let me die She brings me to the tree of life And the hall of the one-eyed god He tells me "righteous son You are not yet done You have many gods But they only have the one." "So I send you back to fight And to smite their wretched cause Welcome your eyes to the sight Of monumental loss." Valhalla! I will return Once I fulfill my fate... And I Awake. Can you see the fields of war? I open my eyes to crimson plains And the heroes of pagan lore Stake your claim, make your reign, and don't you miss Strike them down, win the crown, of eternal bliss Templar knight, you are mine, first you die, and then your shrine Once you fall, I join the hall, of heroes slain A chosen Thane My spear flies true Through the helm of a Templar knight Follow me on her winged steed To the heavens we will fight Hell-bent we are charging deep Whatever you can kill, you can keep I can see the captain through the clear A pagan sacrifice is drawing near Tempered by archaic rage I'm possessed by Odin's gaze Berserk I run at the leading knight Keen to end this with one preemptive strike Legends tell of the champions of Midgard The defenders of Nordic beliefs The final breath of a blackened star The Last Stand of the Pagan Kings

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released July 26, 2012

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Brian Rumsey

A Special Thank You...

To the Bloody Ones; those who have touched our hearts and enjoyed listening to our music. YOU are why WE exist! Salud! But especially, thank you Brian Rumsey for making this album possible, mixing, mastering, engineering, drumming, playing bass and providing backup vocals and for being a part of this project since 2010. Glad to have you on board, buddy!

Thank you Chris Konecki for the awesome cover art and the first draft of the Blood Dancer logo. Tony Montemarano, for his graphics work editing the album art, logo, photography, and becoming our bassist. Peter Goldberger, for his legal advice, copyrighting our songs, suggestions on art and the logo and for creating the Blood Dancer website. B.J. Barclay, for her managerial advice, aiding the band financially and for being a fan of our music. Paul Abbot at Zen Mastering, for the “freebie”. Jonathan Kearney, for being a fan and letting us use his Taylor guitar on Discourse of the Soul. Paul Clausen, for being our fan and becoming our rhythm guitarist. Jamie Van Wagoner for helping Brian record the drums when no one else would. Jonah Brenner, for being our fan and Santa Cruz jam buddy. Tara Vrsalovich, for helping with the photography. And thank you to the families of Blood Dancer for always being supportive and amazing!

Thank you Nate Upton for loving the music just as much as we do. You rock, man! \m/ Thanks Bernie Giovannini-Bernal, Jordan Willoughby, Dave Alleshouse, and Mark Wainscott for putting up with our obnoxious loudness over at Brian's house and sometimes even enjoying it.

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Blood Dancer San Diego, California

Blood Dancer is a metal band from San Diego, California. Founded in summer 2010, they are self-described as a unique blend of Iron Maiden, Dio, Van Halen and Opeth.
Blood Dancer was originally a brotherly duo of epic proportions, begun in San Diego, California (USA).
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