Tracks

01. Wings Of Fire
02. The Restless King
03. Crom
04. Vengeance Part I - The Cause...
05. Vengeance Part II - ...And The Effect
06. Unchain The Hero
07. A Life Unbearable
08. The Stars Will Fall
09. Hammer Of The Gods
10. Fire



01. Wings Of Fire

You thought I was dead!
But my time of vengeance is not over yet
And now it's time for me to face all liars!
Your blood will freeze
I will bring you terror and wasting disease
Fear the return and kneel before your master

Deep from the ground
I'll hear them as they scream and shout out my name and they'll watch me soar

On wings of fire I'll soar
On wings of fire!
Like a phoenix from the ashes I will rise
On wings of fire

It's just begun!
And mighty wings swallow the sun
Now they'll know how it feels to be
Chained to a life of slavery
But now they will pay
I have lived all my life just for this day
I'll lay waste to your earth and take pleasure in your screams!


02. The Restless King

The wind calls his name
Recounting a story of truth
A restless heart is fading away
Long forgotten is his youth

The trees sway in the whispering wind
A flicker in his eyes
As he remembers times of vengeance and hate.
Love and pride.

Once a king, now a fool
The strength in his body is gone
A mighty man remembering the time of his glorious past
Ascending a hill for the last time,
The wind blows through his hair
A tear of pain runs down his face
The old king fades away!

Oh, master of the wind
Take away my soul
Tell this story of mine
And remember the restless king

The restless king

But at the top of the hill
Near to the stars
A shout will rend the night
His sword will end his life

"Oh father of nature, of place and of time
Let my ashes float away
Grant to me the eagle's wings
To bear me to the Halls of Fame"

A flash of light
A mighty sound
The heavens open wide
The wind has gone and his soul rises
In an eternal shining light!

Oh, master of the wind
Take away my soul
Tell this story of mine
And remember the restless king


03. Crom

The stars above
So near to Crom
The oceans wide
That touch the sky

Let me fly
To heavens pride
Let me dream
Of the Halls of Glory

And when the night closes in
My soul will fly away
And I will sit with my ancestors
Who have waited for eternity
Please free my soul from earthly bonds
And end my time of Vengeance

But the power of Crom
Won't take me away
My time has not yet come
And I still wait to reach

The stars above
So near to Crom
Wide oceans
That touch the sky


04. Vengeance Part I - The Cause...

They came down from the northern hills on winters final day
With swords and axes in their hands to take us all away
But from the border fortress build atop a nearby hill
Twenty men came riding (in their eyes the lust to kill)

And at the center of our village, 'neath the ancient hanging tree
The riders met the enemies and it was not a place to be
Soon the first had fallen (red blood covered all the ground)
But the fighting still continued, battlescreams were all around

And when the northmen had turned heels we came to see the bitter cost
That to defend our village many lives of brave men had been lost
So we turned our gazes from the corpses and we went to gather wood
For the pyres of our saviors to be burning well and good
And as the sun was slowly setting blackend smoke rose to the sky
Silence fell in mourning of the ones who had to die

They came down from...


05. Vengeance Part II - ...And The Effect

To the north, ride, ride son of wrath to the north
Proudly bear your father's sword, proudly bear your crest
Proudly hold your head up high and stand up to the test
Of skill at arms and courage against despair
Of noble spirits bound to rise against the force of tyranny

"For my father, for my grandfather, for all the noble ones you've slain
I swear this oath of vengeance, and vengeance be my name
For all the weak enslaved and shackled by your cruel reign
I swear this oath of vengeance and vengeance be my name."

Ride forth with hate in your heart
Ride to tear his kingdom apart
Not for glory and not out of pride
But for your father who so bravely died

And so he rode clad in furs with sword in hand
To the north, into the darkest land
Where evil reigned to make his stand
His honour to defend

To the north, ride, ride son of wrath to the north
Proudly bear your father's sword, proudly bear your crest
Proudly hold your head up high and stand up to the test
Of skill at arms and courage against despair
Of noble spirits bound to rise against the force of tyranny

"For my father, for my grandfather, for all the noble ones you've slain
I swear this oath of vengeance, and vengeance be my name
For all the weak enslaved and shackled by your cruel reign
I swear this oath of vengeance and vengeance be my name."


06. Unchain The Hero

I don't want to fight again
I want to live in peace
But I must accept this challenge
And one more time I'll feel
The never-ending hunger of my enemy
And inside of me I pray to you for this to be.

The end of my journey
For this is what I'm yearning for!
Yes tonight I want to die and to heaven I shall fly
Let the hero go!

Unchain the hero from his oath
Let him die!
And end a life of questing, of war and misery
Unchain the hero from his oath
Let the story end
And let his name live through all eternity

For so many years I fought to be free
But I never thought that this way of life would mean I was
A slave to the hunger for blood and flesh
And every night I smell the stench of decay and death
The oath to be the victor crushes me every night,
And inside of me I pray to you for this to be..

My final battle
For this is what I'm yearning for!
Yes tonight I want to die and to heaven I shall ascend
Let the hero go!!

Unchain the hero...


07. A Life Unbearable

I've never had to walk the path of life - alone
But I must learn now since you're far away

I never had to feel what life really is
But I have to feel it since you're far away

Why did you leave?
You're the one that made my life bearable
Without my star my life is dark and I don't know how to survive

I've never had to feel what fear really is
But I must feel it since you're far away

I never had to feel deep sorrow in my heart
But I must feel it since you're far away

Why did you leave?
You're the one that made my life bearable
Without my star my life is dark and I don't know how to survive
I'll end my life!!!


08. The Stars Will Fall

[The Prophet:]
"Hear ye my words:
For there will come a time when Men shall tire of the ceaseless humiliations meted out to them over countless eons by careless Gods.
And all Men shall rise up as one against the tyranny of those Gods.
And the Gods themselves shall stand powerless as their might fades away into nothingness.
Whilst the stars, the very symbols of that might, shall fall as stones from the heavens.
And Men shall live by their own rules, and thus shall they unwittingly herald the dawn of the Dark Age.
The harmony that once existed between Gods and Men and Nature shall cease, and darkness shall fall upon the world.
Pay heed to these my words: The stars shall fall.

[God:]
Adore me -- for I will be by your side
Praise me -- for my stars will shine so bright
Summon me -- for I will speak my truth
Worship me -- for I crave eternal youth

[Man:]
Oh god, why do you humble us so much?
Why do we have to abase ourselves?
Have we not always paid obeisance to you?
We will not suffer for all eternity!

[God:]
I said adore me -- and I won't ravish your wives
I said praise me -- and I won't darken your lives
I said summon me -- and I won't take away your lives
I said worship me -- and I won't start a bitter fight

[Human:]
We will praise you no more -- for You are not worthy!
We will summon you no more -- for you are menacing our lands!

Without your people you are nothing at all
We will live by our own rules!!
The age of subjugation will end up from this day forth
It is time to say farewell

[Prophet:]
And as it was foretold
Men denied their Gods, their gifts,
Their favours and their faith

And from this day it was already clear
That without men the gods would lose their might,
Their meaning and their reason to exist

And as a witness to this glorious day
I watched the heavens darken and become strange
And the stars lost their origins

And I have seen with my own eyes
How the stars fell from the sky
And now you know the prophecy has been fulfilled
The prophecy has been fulfilled!!!


09. Hammer Of The Gods

I was searching for the hammer of the gods
the mightiest symbol of strength wisdom and glory
For thousand years the biggest secret -
Never found and never solved
Many lives have perished but I had to try...

"My time of search will end with pride
Just one more night and I'll hold it high
Then I'll return back to my home
And forgotten is my painfull roam"

I have solved the mystic riddle
And my search has found it's end
But now I'm old and so many years have passed
And I have learned that life is more than to get fame and to own wealth
Cause I've lost my family and my youth
The best time of my life!


10. Fire

[In memory of Gerhard Steininger]

A star in the darkness - shining bride
Tells the story of a tired man
A man who always was in care for his friends
And if he was your friend you never had to be alone
And though he was a well liked man
Inward he was a lonely guy who never got along with his life

It is sad but true
That death always takes our best ones too early
Now -- to your tribute
I inflame a never ending ...

Fire -- that burns so high
Fire -- that touches the sky