Shadows from the Past

by Lords of the Trident

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Death Dealer 04:21
Born from the flesh of above and below Sanctuary only in name When the minions of evil from hell overflow Can no one extinguish the flame? Ripped from the void, imprisoned in stone The bonds destroyed, tormenting the throne Nightmares abound Deep underground Out of the hellfire and into our town An evil awakened that none can control Lord of destruction, reaper of souls Descent into darkness; the townsfolk ensnared Defiled and devoured their souls The devil, the demon, the heart of despair Shall pay for the lives he once stole
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Zero Hour 04:09
Cascading into the unknown Now a soul ripped apart from my shell and my heart I'm coming back but not alone Hear the cries of the lost, paid the ultimate cost to linger here, detached for far too long The countdown starts Reaching zero hour, will I see you now? across the dark, reaching out Blindly I’m searching for you The day they buried you away When they severed the line was your soul left behind? I was possessed; I had to know Both bewitched and bereft, could I save what was left? Attached the wires, dove in all alone The countdown starts Reaching zero hour, will I see you now? across the dark, reaching out Screaming in silence I, am torn apart Almost zero hour should I just let go A sacrifice for your hand reaching mine I don’t recall... Is it worth returning after all? I’m ready to fall Reaching out, reaching out
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Tormentor 04:27
Ripping the mantle, extracting the vein, the insatiable maw burrows deeper again Feel the crack of the rock, hear it shudder with pain, this relentless machine built on capital gain Now is failing, failing, forsaking the call of its master’s commands And desiring, craving, the iron the engine demands Tormentor Ripping with teeth made of steel Tormentor The blood of the rock soon revealed They look to the sky, across a dark ocean it roams Expanding in size, too quickly it reaches their homes The shell of the planet is left to decay as the ground and its people are eaten away Through rock and through mud, with oil and blood, destroyer of planets devours its prey Now it’s crushing, tearing, destroying all life with titanium hands And desiring, craving, the iron the engine demands Waiting for the end (drill, kill) Melted to slag for the fires burning Nothing to defend (drill, kill) Nothing will remain Tormentor Ripping with teeth made of steel Tormentor The blood of the rock soon revealed Tormentor Slashing into the unknown Tormentor Harvesting life from the stone
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We found her naked, convulsing in a temple of sin! With entrails and wolf tails and animal skin. Divination, desecration of the laws of our Lord, A harlot of the devil’s horde! She is the Heart of the curse that has fallowed the land But fate is now ours to command, we’ve got to (Burn it down! Burn it down!) with fire! (Burn it down! Burn it down!) with fire! Fire! Throw her to the cleansing pyre! Drink in her screams as the flesh melts away, Satan will claim her today! “Fools! You Fools! My master is near! Weep to your god as you cower in fear! Flesh melts away but my powers remain By fire you all shall be slain! All your Temples, your houses, the children you’ve raised All shall succumb to the blaze! Now I will” (Burn it down! Burn it down!) with fire! (Burn it down! Burn it down!) with fire! Fire! Growing in a raging pyre! Higher and higher, swallowed by the cursed hellfire! Feast on your souls as your bodies decay, The master of sorrows will steal you away! (Burn it down! Burn it down!) with fire! (Burn it down! Burn it down!) with fire! Fire! Growing in a raging pyre! Higher and higher, swallowed by the cursed hellfire! Relish your screams as your bodies decay, Satan, my master, will claim you today!
5.
Figaro 07:43
A broken crown, lost beneath the ruins of the sands I hear them calling out my name, “hero of the land” Among the torment war can bring, My name they still commend But those deserving more than I, simply call my name as friend Oh, this broken world we will defend Stand, stand, up from the sand No absolution with weapon in hand Sealed away for a thousand years The magi knew that the power to fear Is our own, sealed in stone, awaiting the hero to conquer the throne Feel the power now returning From the towns and cities burning Make a stand against the empire Western winds whip up a wildfire Sealed strong in magic armor No force was thought could harm her The spell of trance now broken She joins the call to Stand, stand, weapon in hand Power of ages within our command Sealed away for a thousand years Break the spell and the myth reappears in control, power of old, exposing the evil for all to behold This broken world, scattered to the winds of disarray This shattered land will be reborn, we will never back away Hand in hand, one by one, stand together, come what may There is dark before the dawn, and we have found where we belong, Yearning for the break of day In this land of blood and war Hope will make us strive for more Enslaved nevermore Hold high the names who braved the fire and sword Through a land reforged The magic destroyed, dispelled to the void We ride the winds of change And say a prayer for better days Throne and the sword Now restored May he reign forevermore!
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Where are my manners? We haven’t been introduced! I seem to have compelled the dungeon guard to cut us loose And what a splendid party! You’re having so much fun! It seems we made it right on time; the ball has just begun No need to make a racket, and please stay in your seats I promise to be swift; you see my men are quite discreet Just a tiny favor, I don’t mean to be bold But empty out your pockets ‘cause we’re taking all your gold! Hush dear, for there is no reason to fear If you’ll lend me your jewels and follow my rules Soon we will all disappear Last night we slept in chains Tonight we drink champagne! Sing to our fame! Remember our name! We are the Brothers of Cain! Now I know just what you’re thinking, let’s cut right to the chase For if you take that sword out I will shoot you in the face! There’s no need to be violent, no, that simply will not do! Let’s all just keep our heads or else I’ll steal your women too! We’re having such a blast! The time has quickly passed I’d love to stay and party but I fear we’re fading fast That lightly guarded galleon in the harbor should suffice So thank you all, ‘twas quite a ball, and now we say goodnight! Hush dear, you’ll notice I’m quite cavalier Ask your man to sit still until I’ve had my fill Of most of his flagon of beer Last night we slept in chains Tonight we toast our fame! Remember our name, I’ll say it again, We are the Brothers of Cain! Tonight you’re bound and gagged, Now raise the blackened flag! Sing to our fame! Remember our name! We are the brothers of cain!
8.
Sands of time falling down Fighting to turn it upside down Your time has come Said the spectre unto me But these shackles of hate Won’t set me free The pact was sealed One last chance to set things right Trade my soul for sand Set my path alight Grains of sand hold your ground Now to the glass forever bound Within my shell reborn There will be Nothing left of me It’s the price I pay to pull you under Broken free from your heresy As you drown under the sand Carry your debt Like the cross around your neck Conceal your guilt And keep your eyes in check Gather your men Fortify your gilded walls No price you pay Can stop me now Stone by stone Watch you fall Now is the time I reap it all The glass is slowly drained Inside my soul contained Before the last grain falls My sword will find them all There will be Nothing left of me It’s the price I pay to pull you under Wait and see What you’ve done to me I will hear no words of clemency Broken free from your heresy As you drown under the sand
9.
Slings and arrows come Wish to do me harm Stand and shield away With your shadow gone Pierce’d by the dawn Lost in disarray Stand by my side, in the shelter you provide With such a blinding light, The darkness opened wide You are falling from the sky Burning light that blinds my eye Fading far away, away Chasing shadows from the past Shine so bright you’d never last Longing you to stay As I watch you fade away A restless mind possessed Lamenting your distress Ceasing to obey Play the paragon Forever soldier on Bury the decay
10.
Paid in gold And a key to break the hold Of the ancient seal; the entrance to the tomb Find the fabled sword In the chambers unexplored But beware the lures that lead men to their doom Carved in stone Are the answers to questions unknown Dust and bone, And the treasure of the ancient curse’d throne Now Strike a torch and step with care Defy the curses if you dare As you break the seal and enter the trial of the tomb As the doorway closes fast Pray the light you bear will last Through the silver halls that shine like the light of the moon The wealth of countless lords Line the halls within this hoard But a madness takes you if you dare to steal - look out! Read the signs Find the traps and their designs And the safest path will surely be revealed Find your way Through illusions that lead men astray Don’t delay As the ground beneath you cracks and falls away Now Strike a torch and step with care Defy the curses if you dare Keep your wits about you; trapped in the trial of the tomb The only one in here alive The only aim is to survive Keep a steady hand; The wrong move will lead to your doom
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We are the rats beneath your street The sound that fills your dreams We will survive where others die With a will to carry on The ones swept up and tossed away The refuse of the cabaret You think your battle’s won But we’re still fighting on and on and on A fool that prays for it to end The damage you yourself began You - You “made” us You hate us You scorn us time and again Now fear us Now hear us Your time is at an end Come closer, this secret Is just for us my friend We’re fighters, survivors We’ll fight you to the end You teach the blind to bend the knee Bewitched by golden dreams Wear your disguise and spin your lies They’ll never see the fangs you hide Behind the curtain take their life Another notch upon your knife You deem your castle strong But the charge continues on and on and on You think you own this common ground? We’re strong together; we will tear you down because

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Shadows from the Past - the 7th album from Lords of the Trident

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released August 24, 2018

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Lords of the Trident Madison, Wisconsin

Lords of the Trident is the most METAL band on earth. Their metal's so pure that only diamonds can scratch it, and usually the diamonds are the ones that end up getting hurt in the end. Their amps are so loud, Manowar knocked on their door and asked them to "please turn down". ... more

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