Tracks

01. Over Nine Waves
02. Dowth 2059
03. Battle-Cairns
04. Biróg's Oath
05. Mag Mell
06. The Dark Mound
07. Balor
08. Stone Of The Seven Suns
09. Fury Fomoraigh
10. Otherworlds Collide



01. Over Nine Waves

[Instrumental intro]


02. Dowth 2059

Dowth 2059
The fairy mound of darkness
The hidden shrine unbound
In the name of science
The book of black was found

Beneath the stone of seven suns
Unveiling that which lies beyond
The reach of eyes, the reach of ears,
What we wish to be and become

The book of Dowth is calling
It beckons me to look inside
The book of Dowth is yearning
To sow its seed into my mind

A secret spring of unknown tales
Of heroes, queens and ancient lore
Of knowledge passed on
From stars to stones

The deed is done
Blackened pages
Wither before my gaze
A black fog rises
Evoking memories from distant times
I see history unfold
Dark shadows reach out and scar my mind

The book of Dowth is calling
It beckons me to look inside
The book of Dowth is yearning
To sow its seed into my mind

My soul spirals into a darkness
Deeper and blacker
Than any I have ever known
Beyond my inner limit
Beyond the secrets of the stones

The deed is done
Blackened pages
Wither before my gaze
A black fog rises
Evoking memories from distant times
I see history unfold
Dark shadows reach out and scar my mind

The book of Dowth is calling
It beckons me to look inside
The book of Dowth is yearning
To sow its seed into my mind

I see the serpent's return to Erin
Cenn cruach, the lord of the mound
I see the distant future
Ravens screaming over blood

Excavation, desecration,
Lebor Dubhadh unbound
Dowth 2059


03. Battle-Cairns

Towards an empty land we sailed
Nemed, our father, led the way
Towards the home of the brave and free
Towards our isle of destiny

We raised two forts and cleared twelve plains
We worked the land and claimed our place
Four lakes burst up out of the ground
We sacrificed on sacred mounds

But gods envy the delights of men!

A terrible evil swarmed ashore
And with them came disease and war
Their runed flesh was foul and black
In battle their two kings were met

Three thousand Nemedians fell that day
A pillar of stone was raised for each man slain
Three thousand pillars on the plain

Nemed himself soon died of plague
Two thirds of all we had, they claimed
One last assault on Conand's tower
One final attempt to end the terror

Through mists of time
Sound bloody chimes
Of clashing shields
Of arrows soaring
Of battle-horns
And stones roaring

Score sixty thousand fought that day
Conand and his heirs were slain
The Fomorian tower of strength lay waste
More pillars on the plains were raised

Yet Morc returned from across the waves
Countless demons retaliate
On rhythms of rage he wrote our fate
Thirty Nemedians survived that day

In utter defeat we sailed away
Leaving behind our sacred ground
Where naught of us remained…
But battle-pillars on the plains


04. Biróg's Oath

Watch, watch, the dark book is yearning
Look now, Fomorians are crying
Days filled with peril are waiting
I'll bury the book with my druid

Watch, watch, your people are fleeing
Go now, your race is defeated
Days filled with peril are waiting
Or stay here and love me, brave druid

Once your allegiance is given
Your life-force forever shall feed me
But while you refuse my seduction
Your servant till death I must be

Watch, watch, the demons are reigning
Look now, Fomorians are feasting
Days filled with hate are waiting
I'll help you take vengeance, brave druid

We'll capture their foul evil essence
With dark spells we'll put them to rest
Beyond the waves their souls will be sent
A black book of power we'll craft

Watch, watch, the demons are waning
Look now, Fomorians are fading
Days filled with bliss are waiting
Without hate you'll succumb, my brave druid

Once your allegiance is given
Your life-force forever shall feed me
No longer do you refuse my seduction
My servant till death you must be

Sleep now, your strength is depleting
My oath is no longer binding
Die, die, your life-force is failing
I'll mourn your demise, my brave druid

Watch, watch, the dark book is yearning
Look now, Fomorians are crying
Days filled with peril are waiting
I'll bury the book with my druid

Watch, watch, the dark book is yearning
Look now, Fomorians are crying
Days filled with peril are waiting
Stay here and love me, brave druid


05. Mag Mell

Their ancient souls have fought in vain
Now death and glory lead their way
The bloody plain of pillars crossed
To the west they will set sail

Forever young and strong,
Forever free from earthly law,
Without grief and sorrow,
In Mag Mell they´ll remain

The demons within are now without
With roars of triumph they move out
Into the realm of eternal bliss
To the otherworld where they shall live

Their evil ways will wither and decay
Vanished from memory, without a trace
Without sorrow nor pain,
To "Tobar Segais"

Yet where the stream of knowledge flows
A sixth salmon will swim forth
No longer will they live a lie
Their human guise will fade, fade and die

Forever young and strong,
Forever free from earthly law,
Without grief and sorrow,
In Mag Mell they´ll remain


06. The Dark Mound

As storm-clouds gather
Above the glades
A thunder deafens my howl
Of anguish and dismay

Remaining here
In this sinister tomb
I recall the evil deeds
That led me to this place

Bresal Bó-Díbad was my name
As druid I was praised and famed
From all four corners of Erin
People came to seek my aid

For in those days of gloom and death,
A murrain fell upon the kine
And killed all cattle in the land

So into the ancient mound I went
To pray and seek advice from elder gods
And beg them for their help

But from out of the dark
Thousands of voices answered my command
Reaping knowledge from my tortured brain
The demon horde devised a wicked plan

To weave a spell so the sun would never set
They abused my sister's magical skills
And forged a day that would not end

In honour of the elder gods
Upon the ancient mound
A massive tower would be built
On sacred ground

For in those days of gloom and death,
A murrain fell upon the kine
And killed all cattle in the land

Bresal Bó-Díbad was my name
As druid I was feared, obeyed
I tricked the people to vow an oath
To work for me for but one day

As storm-clouds gather
Above the glades
A thunder deafens my howl
Of anguish and dismay

Remaining here
In this sinister tomb
I recall the evil deeds
That led me to this place

Overtaken by lust and fury
A terrible deed was done that broke the spell
The men of Erin went on their way
When the day had gone and night suddenly fell

Now storm-clouds gather
Above the glades
"Dubhadh"
Will ever be this dark mound's name


07. Balor

Near the shores of Toraigh,
Beneath the pounding waves
In shadowed depths
And dark embrace

In the dark abyss
Beyond the waves,
Balor of the strong blows
Lies in wait

From shadowed depths
Beyond the sea
Ablaze his eye
He will arise

Towers of glass,
Like icy blades
Rise up to the skies
When he's awake

Forgotten gods return to roam,
Standing stones begin to shriek,
When hope becomes despair,
In a world full of hate and greed

Balor waits no more,
Dark eyes lit with exultation,
A third eye opening,
Hurling bolts of lightning

Flesh and bone turn to ashes,
Sacrificial fires burn again
A thousand men slain, blood-red waves
Pounding upon the shores

As time is senseless,
As night is endless,
Reality is darkness,
Existence is emptiness

In shadowed depths
Of the black abyss
Born from dark mists
And raging storms

Forgotten gods return to roam,
Standing stones begin to shriek,
When hope becomes despair,
In a world full of hate and greed

The triumph of evil,
When good men stay silent,
Then Balor of the Evil Eye,
Has arisen from death

Black cloaked Balor, arisen from death
Black cloaked Balor, will rule again


08. Stone Of The Seven Suns

Stone of power, stone of light
The stone at Dowth will end this fight
I'll bury the book for ages to come
Beneath the stone of the seven suns

Once I lay on a battlefield in pain,
I cried out in hate and Biróg came
The seeds of vengeance had been sown
With Biróg's help I unleashed the Fomor

Led by Balor, their evil lord
Fomorian hordes rushed ashore
Their war-horns calling to attack
To crush the Dé Danann and claim the land

That day the plains were drenched in blood
The people slaughtered, the children dead
The Fomorian horde swept over the land
Their weapons of carnage reaping the men

Stone of power, stone of light
The stone at Dowth will end this fight
I'll bury the book for ages to come
Beneath the stone of the seven suns

Vengeance no longer rules my soul
The proud Dé Danann remain proud no more
At the side of the oppressed I've ever belonged
The Fomorian scourge must be destroyed

Blinded by hatred, heartbreak and dismay
I condemned the Dé Danann to a terrible fate
No longer shall this horror prevail
Tonight I'll end the Fomorian reign

Stone of power, stone of light
The stone at Dowth will end this fight
Their evil souls shall be unbound
Forever trapped beneath the mound

At Moytirra they shall fight in vain
Their mortal bodies can now be slain
Beneath the everlasting stone
Their souls will haunt forevermore


09. Fury Fomoraigh

When the truth dies
The end draws near
And all will fall

When the truth dies
The race of men
Has come and gone

A twisted race of ancient evil,
Wicked and depraved

A race of demons
From beneath the waves
No longer lies in wait

Enslaving, Conquering, destroying,
Laying waste to the lands

Now that the book is opened
The last Nemedian's spell is broken

The last Nemedian druid's spell
That erased them from earth's memory well
The last Nemedian druid's spell
That bound them in his book of black

Our time has come!

The race of man has come and gone,
Has run its course
The sun's declining into dusk
Nocturnal chants proclaim remorse

Enslaving, Conquering, destroying,
Fury Fomoraigh

When the truth dies
The end draws near
And all will fall

When the truth dies
The race of men
Has come and gone

Just look into my burning eyes
And see what they have seen
In the past and in the future
Behold this dark horrific dream

Now that the book is opened
The last Nemedian's spell is broken

The last Nemedian druid's spell
That bound them in his book of black

A twisted race of ancient evil,
Wicked and depraved
A race of demons from beneath the waves
No longer lies in wait
The myriad futures will unfold
A nightmare of fomorian hordes

When the truth dies
The end draws near
And all will fall

When the truth dies
The race of men
Has come and gone

And the truth dies
The end is here
Fury Fomoraigh!


10. Otherworlds Collide

[Instrumental outro]