Heathen Drinking Metal Demo 2001

by SYMBEL

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Swarming heat makes clouds in frost Our breath triumphs in the wooden wombs Clasping at the men locked in combat Fodder for the gods' intent. The grey clouds shine the time is now Hit me with your finest swing of hungover welded steel I taste the bitter souring mead soaring through the wet ages. Make your blades, trudge the marshes This is the key to the journey through ages Not is the magic of candle and spite This is the magic of action and might!
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I feel through the ancient sunsets I feel through the wind and the trees I once had a girl and the hillsides and a fighting family I loved my family and my sword. I think of whoring 'til sunrise I think of the day I will die I know my path is destined I trudge it with a smile I laugh with the beautiful children I cry with the wrinkled hag I cry... Heathen yes we are Heathen yes I will accept what we are Heathen through our death I don't need your salvation This god is not for me I once had the girl and the hillsides and a fighting family take it as read despite what you said I have no need for change I cry... Heathen yes we are Heathen yes I will Accept what we are Heathen through our deaths This is my way - there's no contest I hail all the gods of the wind and the rain Of pleasure and pain and more I climb to the top of the hillside My beautiful girl by my side I swing my sword at the sky And we cry Heathen yes we are Heathen yes we will Accept what we are Heathen through our deaths!
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Heathens, heathens!
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Fog Cometh 05:31
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Screech the ghouls of deepest wynter The wolves howl as I prowl the perimetre Cursed with negative maegen wounds We search our servile souls. Tears rain like blood from Thunor's sky (leave) grief bleached bones behind. Here the stars are many..... Smash through wooden shield like snow Our swords will cut with Woden's words Weep and ask your god for help Upon your virgin lips. Tears rain like blood from Thunor's sky (leave) grief bleached bones behind. Woden... Thunor.... Tiu..... Freo Heed the call of the Aenglisc gods Heed the call of... the screech of deepest wynter ( repeat)
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This is a story of what we often call warriors Where I've gone now I have died Is a Hall in the sky That lies Across a shimmering rainbow bridge I see my brothers here Drinking in the hall I see my mother's tears Lakes of glass before I see my people living Back through the before They know that I am here Toasting (death) them At the gates Waelhall Men and women the folk Live your lives with honour Keep the fires alight on the hills Remember the only thing you ( really ) Have to do Is cross that rainbow bridge Some folk have heaven that is their path Some folk have nothing That is their loss Let each man or woman Have his or her own fate But I'll... I'll take the shimmering rainbow bridge.
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My name is not important 'though I think you might have heard I taste the beer of mortals and I drink with them indoors The pacts and talk of men who drink beneath the Heron's gaze Feed me with their maegen and their otherworldly glaze And men say 'Hey you, give me some more mead!' And bang the tables in the Drinking Hall. Ale is drunk in joyous songs the Sons of Woden meet At tables they sit spinning, quaffing ale and meat Tales of metal, rock and stone, of times of then and now They realise their journeys have led to common paths Hael the Sons of Woden and Daughers of Freo Friche we understand the needs of the common folk!!

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Recorded on a four track tape recorder in 2001, and given a small DIY release that year. Rereleased on King Penda Productions in 2003. In 2004 selected tracks were pressed onto a limited vinyl 10' EP and released by Midhir Records @ www.midhirrecords.com

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released December 31, 2001

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