Hammerwych EP

by SYMBEL

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  • SYMBEL Hammerwych EP limited 'WYRD WOLF' shirts
    T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    The wolf at Symbel, laughing at the gods with his mead horn.
    Released with 'Hammerwych' singl, August 4th 2014.
    Black print on grey Gildan Ultra cotton shirt.
    Pre-orders taken now for late August despatch,
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    Cut off date 17th August 2014.

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  • SWR018 SYMBEL - 'Hammerwych' cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Limited edition cassette from SunshineWardRecordings of the US. Gold tape leader.. A tribute to the AngloSaxon Staffordshire Hoard found in Hammerwich by Lichfiled UK in 2009.Never to repressed, ever. SOLD OUT, US customers: sunshineward.storenvy.com Buy now!

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1.
Folded Cross 06:52
FOLDED CROSS Surge Domine et dissepentur inimici tu et fugiant qui oderunt te a facie tua... This is a tale that starts upon a hill in Hammerwych in the folded dales of Saxon Mercia passed by on countless days so many never knew that place was once where armies rode before a conqueror from legions shadows rose the spectre of a heathen king dark as dragons blood and deep as ocean floor feared by all the kings who’d sold themselves to cross and gold he the last of them would hold against them all I am the overlord the hated king I am the overlord the Mercian king And around him were the armies of the new wave with the blessing of the rich and rising church their golden banners shields and swords they shone with righteousness as they marched upon the lands of Mercia But on that day it seems that near this hill in Hammerwych a legion lost its fight to crush the pagan king and from their shields were torn their gold and precious jewel inlays and tossed into the earth a bent and folded cross
2.
Surrounded by orcs with hateful tongues their speech songs are horrid their faces are worse surrounded by orcs you cannot escape hemmed in by orcs encroaching each day you weep for your childhood so pure and afar surrounded by orcs the light fades away! In dreams you would call for a white elvish blade to drive home your vengeance the heart of your hate you’d burn every bridge so there’d be no escape creatures with masters hate those that are free those without worth seek the basest decree Give them no quarter keep them away! Surrounded by orcs the light fades away! Shara-ishi uruk lab ghash dumpuga shakhburz uruk lab ghash dumpuga thrak ufum uruk lab ghash dumpuga mokum-ishi uruk lab ghash dumpuga gar!
3.
All present hear of the king now he is departed from here I know of none who have words to spare a silence lies on our mead The oak beams ebb in the mead cup the flickering torches are stars a time of battle is on the winds the door to the cold night ajar A man who led us to higher roads a king who was worthy of kings his legacy is your sword work we'll need every move you have learned For after the light always comes the darkness obeys always blind the road to the peak always must fall For after the light the dark comes always to the peak the road always must fall
4.
Arose from centuries of war the darkest land we spoil Our paths were strewn with war! What was it for? Where are we now? Where are we is this our land beneath this fenland grass and what became of our wives and children? Where are we now? What is this place? Look ahead there burns white light and so we crowded around the walls of stone and tapped upon the glass alone she sat the fire burned forth we fought to see and through the window she looked right through them drawing the curtains against the ancient dusk We must wake them all... And on the night sky go the voices unheard voices, in the fens, Lost legions fighting nowhere When they die, they carry on

about

2012 EP by SYMBEL. 28 minutes of music. Download includes bonus track with choral arrangement of 'Folded Cross', with downloadable PDF score with the voice parts for male choir.
Two tracks from the lost 2004 pagan metal album ( mostly destroyed in a hard drive failure ) are also included. Thanks for listening.

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released July 19, 2012

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