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Overture To The Hymn Of The Immortal Warrior [BACK]

Instrumental


The Ascension [BACK]

I Enter This World
Born Under A Sign Of Infinite Light
Here I Shall Dwell I Now Understand
All That I Am Shall Live In Thy Command


King Of Kings [BACK]

Voices Of Victory All Shout And Proclaim
The Kingdom Of Glory Is Mine
The Rays Of The Will Are A Prophecy Filled
I’m The Lord Of The Day And The Night
I’ve Nothing To Sell But The Power Of Hell
My Armies Of Fire Await
I’m Here To Be Paid For The Pact That Was Made
My Payment Can Never Be Late

Crack The Earth Gods Of Thunder
Man And Beast Will Be Torn Asunder
Into The Fight
I Own The Right
To Be The King Of Kings

My Enemies Rise And Look To The Skies
They Pray I Will Never Appear
Their Life Has No Meaning
Awake They Are Dreaming
They Live In A Castle Of Fear
I Summon The Demons That Live In The Wind
As My Chariot Drives In The Storm
With The Hot Blood Of Battle
I Wait In My Saddle
I Live And I’ll Die By The Sword

Crack The Earth Gods Of Thunder
Man And Beast Will Be Torn Asunder
Into The Fight
I Own The Right
To Be The King Of Kings

(Narration):
All The Days Of His Life He Walked Without Fear
All Whose Lives He Touched
Were Made Better For Knowing Him
As He Returned Goodness With Good
So Too His Justice And Retribution Were Unfailing

As My Sword Is My Soul
Then Let All Who Stand Before Me Know
I Bring A Storm And Magic Wind
The Kingdom Of The Kings

I Summon The Demons That Live In The Wind
As My Chariot Drives In The Storm
With The Hot Blood Of Battle
I Wait In The Saddle
I Live And I’ll Die By The Sword

Crack The Earth Gods Of Thunder
Man And Beast Will Be Torn Asunder
Into The Fight
I Own The Right
To Be The King Of Kings


Army Of The Dead, Part I [BACK]

Raise thy weapons on this day
Ye shall not die alone

Fight and die let Valkyries fly
For they shall take thee home

I promise thee that on this night
Ye shall be by my side

Asgard's halls await with heroes
Brothers that have died

For thee we wait at Asgard's gates
Come join us by our side

Valhalla waits so choose thy fate
For all of us must die!


Sleipnir [BACK]

He is descended from giants. His father Loki,
God of fire, is the sworn blood brother to
Odin himself. He rides across land, sea and air
From the land of the living, to the land of
The dead. This eight legged steed crosses eight
Points of the compass, from eight directions
Into eight dimensions. He is bringer of the
Valiant dead from the battlefield to Valhalla!

Carry we who die in battle
Over land and sea
Across the rainbow bridge to Valhalla
Odin's waiting for me

He was born of giants
His icy coat is grey
At night he rides into the world of death
The living by day

One day on his back I shall ride
From the battlefield into the sky
Borne by Valkyries we valiant dead
Into the hall of heroes shall be led

Ride down from Asgard
To the battlefield
Bringer of the valiant dead
Who died but never yielded

Carry we who die in battle
Over land and sea
Across the rainbow bridge to Valhalla
Odin's waiting for me

Faster then the fastest horse alive
The living son of fire rides
From the halls of across the sky
To the world of gods and men

Eight legs and magic runes
Carved upon his teeth
Thunder and lightning
Sound beneath his feet
On his back the war god Odin rides
Sword and magic spear held high

Ride down from Asgard
To the battlefield
Bringer of the valiant dead
Who died but never yielded

Carry we who die in battle
Over land and sea
Across the rainbow bridge to Valhalla
Odin's waiting for me


Loki God Of Fire [BACK]

The son of giants
Walks across the sky
To the gods a friend
Fathered beast and men

As a falcon he did fly
Far across the sky
To take back the hammer
Of Thor his friend

He lives between the worlds
The world of gods and men

He is the god of fire
Burning higher
God of fire
Into the sky

The father of a wolf
And the serpent of the sea
The ruler of hell
A giant is he

To Odin he's a brother
A brother who is sly
One who changes shape
Who walks across the sky

He lives between the worlds
The world of gods and men

He is the god of fire
Burning higher
God of fire
Into the sky

God of fire
Burning higher
God of fire
Into the sky

Brother to Thor
And Odin god of war
Loki god of fire
Reigns for evermore

The father of a wolf
And the serpent of the sea
The ruler of hell
A giant is he

To Odin he's a brother
A brother who is sly
One who changes shape
Who walks across the sky
God of fire

Burning higher
God of fire
Into the sky


Blood Brothers [BACK]

When the world turns you away
A friend will not say no
There is strength that we all have
It's not the strength we show

And in your darkest hour
In your darkest nights
Whatever life will do
I am here for you

Think of me wherever you are
When it seems like you're reaching the end
Call on me, know in your heart
On one you can always depend
I am thy friend

Though we're far away
The stars above are the same
And when you feel alone
There's one who shares your pain

A true friend has no price
There is none to pay
I remember you stood by me
I'm with you all the way

Think of me wherever you are
When it seems like you're reaching the end
Call on me, know in your heart
One who will always defend
I am thy friend

Think of me wherever you are
When it seems like you're reaching the end
Call on me, know in your heart
On one you can always depend
I am thy friend

Think of me wherever you are
When it seems like you're reaching the end
Call on me, know in your heart
One who will always defend
I am thy friend


Overture To Odin [BACK]

Instrumental


The Blood Of Odin [BACK]

Upon his shoulders perch two ravens, Hugin and Munin
They circle the earth by day seeing all, at night they report to him the world's tidings
He wears a golden helmet and a golden ring, at his side sit two wolves
His weapons a magic sword and a spear called Gungnir, they are carved with runes
His eight legged horse Sleipnir carries him over land, sea and air, the bringer of the valiant dead, the einherjar, from the battlefield across the rainbow bridge to Valhalla

For a single drink of the enchanted water he paid with one eye, he was granted supreme wisdom
He is the god of poetry, sorcery, and death
Wounded, pierced by a spear he hung upside down for nine days
Fasting and agony he made of himself a sacrifice to himself
Given no bread nor mead he looked down, and with a loud cry fell screaming from the world tree
In a flash of insight the secret magic of the runes was revealed to him
He took up the runes and mastered them, eighteen powerful charms for protection, success in battle, lovemaking, healing and the power to bring back the dead

His sacred blood mixed with black wind and rain wept down from the world tree deep into the earth
He commanded the earth to crack open and to spew forth the strongest of the strong!

On this day he did bestow unto the world the sons of Odin!



The Sons Of Odin [BACK]

Near To The Blaze I Wander
Through This Black Night I Ponder
The Edge Of Our Mighty Swords Did Clash
Fallen By Our Axes Helmets Smashed

Glory And Fame Blood Is Our Name
Souls Full Of Thunder Hearts Of Steel
Killers Of Men A Warrior’s Friend
Sworn To Avenge Our Fallen Brothers
To The End

One Day Too I May Fall
I Will Enter Odin’s Hall
I Will Die Sword In Hand
My Name And My Deeds Will Scorch The Land

Glory And Fame Blood Is Our Name
Souls Full Of Thunder Hearts Of Steel
Killers Of Men A Warrior’s Friend
Sworn To Avenge Our Fallen Brothers

Sons Of The Gods
Today We Shall Die
Open Valhalla’s Door
Let The Battle Begin
With Swords In The Wind
Hail Gods Of War

Sons Of Odin We Four
By The Hammer Of Thor
Ride Down From The Sky
Another Is Born Another Shall Fall
This Day Men Will Die

Glory And Fame Blood Is Our Name
Souls Full Of Thunder Hearts Of Steel
Killers Of Men A Warrior’s Friend
Sworn To Avenge Our Fallen Brothers

Sons Of The Gods Today We Shall Die
Open Valhalla’s Door
Let The Battle Begin
With Swords In The Wind
Hail Gods Of War

Sons Of The Gods Today We Shall Die
Open Valhalla’s Door
Let The Battle Begin
With Swords In The Wind
Hail Gods Of War

Let The Battle Begin
With Swords In The Wind
Hail Gods Of War

(Narration):
Onward Into The Heart Of The Battle
Fought The Sons Of Odin
Outnumbered Many Times
Still They Fought On
Blood Poured Forth From Their Wounds
Deep Into The Earth
Vultures Waited For The Broken Shells
That Once Were Bodies
But Odin Alone Would Choose The Day
They Would Enter Valhalla
And In Their Hour Of Need
He Sent Forth Unto Them
The Berserker Rage
Now Gods And Men
They Rose Up From The Ground
Screaming Like Wild Animals
Such Is The Gift Of Absolute Power
No Blade Or Weapon Could Harm Them
They Killed Men And Horses Alike
And All Who Stood Before Them Died That Day
Hail Gods Of War


Glory, Majesty, Unity [BACK]

Deep into the heart of the battle they fought. Covered on
All sides as all converged on them, until the four could
No longer be seen. As time passed I feared them lost, then
Slowly the armies separated, many were dead. I saw the four
Each down on one knee, all stopped to watch and gaze
Upon them with a smile of victory before sending them into The ground.

Then they rose together to make a final stand. With their
Last bit of strength they raised their arms into the air pointing
Blood stained weapons to the sky. They called upon the god
Of war and made ready to die. But Odin would not call
Them this day to Valhalla, instead he sent thunder and
Lightning to strike the ground, bestowing upon them the
One gift every warrior lives in hope of - the berserker rage!

Now filled with that strength, the power of a thousand
Men was given them. No longer mortal they were touched
By the gods. This time when they took up the attack, men fell
Not by tens, but by hundreds, by thousands. And when the
Smoke did clear, the four spoke the words and the masses
Answered the response of the warrior's prayer.

Gods of war I call you
My sword is by my side
I seek a life of honor
Free from all false pride
I will crack the whip
With a bold mighty hail
Cover me with death
If I should ever fail

Glory, majesty, unity
Hail! Hail! Hail!


Gods Of War [BACK]

Father On Bended Knee
I Ask Thee
Raise Thy Hand
We The Sons Of Odin
Await Thy Command
Born Under The Sign
Of The Hammer We Stand
And Here We All May Die
Our Blood On The Ground
The Battle Horns Sound
Let Thy Valkyries Fly

Down From The Sky
Into The Fight
Hearts Full Of Rage
Full Of Thunder And Glory
Swords In The Wind
Crossing The Sky
Lords Of Doom
Bring An End To Their Story

Today Is The Day
We Die In The Fight
None Shall Remain To Pass One More Night
Now Valhalla’s Calling Us Immortal
We Are Gods Of War
Immortal
We Are Gods Of War

Odin Here The Fallen Wait
To Join Thee By Thy Side
Let Valhalla’s Gates Open Wide

Born Under The Sign
Of The Hammer They Lived
And Here They Fought And Died
Their Blood On The Ground
The Battle Horns Sound
Let Thy Valkyries Fly

Down From The Sky
Into The Fight
Hearts Full Of Rage
Full Of Thunder And Glory
Swords In The Wind
Crossing The Sky
Lords Of Doom
Bring An End To Their Story

Today Is The Day
We Die In The Fight
None Shall Remain
To Pass One More Night
Now Valhalla’s Calling Us
Immortal
We Are Gods Of War
Immortal
We Are Gods Of War

Down From The Sky
Into The Fight
Hearts Full Of Rage
Full Of Thunder And Glory
Swords In The Wind
Crossing The Sky
Lords Of Doom
Bring An End To Their Story


Army Of The Dead, Part II [BACK]

Raise thy weapons on this day
Ye shall not die alone

Fight and die let Valkyries fly
For they shall take thee home

I promise thee that on this night
Ye shall be by my side

Asgard's halls await with heroes
Brothers that have died

For thee we wait at Asgard's gates
Come join us by our side

Valhalla waits so choose thy fate
For all of us must die!


Odin [BACK]

In the hall of the slain
Valkyries and heroes attend me
Ravens and wolves at my side
Forever they did befriend me

I paid an eye for a drink of mead
And was given wisdom supreme
Granted to me the secrets
Of magic, of life and death

Ah.. Speared hung upside down
Nine days and nights no food nor mead
The will to be a sacrifice
Of myself unto myself

Wisdom and rhyme
Sorcery, death living inside me
Of life and death I am king
For both do I bring by sword and spear and ring

Raise thy weapons on this day
Ye shall not die alone

Fight and die let Valkyries fly
For they shall take thee home

I promise thee that on this night
Ye shall be by my side

Asgard's halls await with hero's
Brothers that have died

For thee we wait at Asgard's gates
Come join us by our side

Valhalla waits so choose thy fate
For all of us must die!


Hymn Of The Immortal Warrior [BACK]

A hero was he
Touching all our lives
As if he lived and died
In a single moment

Great were his deeds
All his words were true
He lived and died
A man of honor

He paid with his life
For his life was the price
To pass the gates immortal

Thy journey begins
With sword in the wind
Stay thy hand rest thy command
For Odin's call was heard above them all
Thy name shall never die!

Long shall we remember
He who walked the road of danger
Master of revenge
Death's no stranger

Blood and death lived on his sword
The god of war his only lord
Into the depths of hell
Go all he fell

Take thy shield take thy sword
All thy weapons to the sky
Ye shall need them when Odin bid thee rise

For none but the brave
Shall rise up from the grave
To see the Valkyries fly

And so it was by the hand of Odin
Did the immortal warrior pass through
The gates of Valhalla and into legend

Rise brother rise pass Valhalla's gates
Here great warriors await

Reborn from thy steel
All thy wounds be healed

From the earth to the sky
Now the son of Odin rise!

Take thy place among the kings
For thy soul shall never die!


Die For Metal [BACK]

They can't stop us
Let 'em try
For heavy metal
We will die!

Quit my job this morning said forever
I would hold my head up high
Cause I need metal in my life
Just like an eagle needs to fly

So I walked outside into the street
From a hall I heard thunder and screams
I walked inside so I could hear
And the guy beside me gave me a beer

He had his fist up in the air
And called me brother said my friends
Are over there

They call themselves immortals
They're the truest of the true
And in that very moment
I was born again like you

They said hold your head up high
Raise your fist up in the air
Play metal louder than hell

Louder than hell
They can't stop us
Let 'em try
For heavy metal
We would die!

Brothers stand beside me, there's a battle on
Know my words are true
There's a battle for true metal
They're marching; they're marching on
Me and you

Ten thousand strong are here tonight
With twenty thousand fists up in the air
The power of true metal's calling you
It's everywhere

Hold your head up high
Raise your fist up in the air
Play metal louder than hell
Louder than hell

They can't stop us
Let 'em try
For heavy metal
We would die!