Artists of War

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released March 25, 2011

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Artists of War Atlanta, Georgia

A heavy metal concept project inspired by Mastodon, High On Fire, Bach, transcendental meditation and all things heavy.

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Track Name: Megadeus
Megadeus
Megadeus

Trapped outside the geodome
Waiting for the weight to come
Seen the fall of Paradigm
No more living
blind

blind
Megadeus

Gynoid holds controls until our fate
Big Fau punch and blast renews the waste

Megadeus
Not guilty
Megadeus
God ye not

Desert sands outside city
Dominus fuse to Big O
Laser cannons decimate
They can’t hide the
real

real
Cyborg’s feel

Little deadly roaches sing achtung
Bald-head number back gains memories

Monster killer
Monster Killed her
Track Name: The Judge (Artists of War)
Ooh Ah
Ooh Ah

Wool, tusk
Cultivate we must
Plant, seed
Satisfy our needs

Ooh Ah
Ooh Ah

Raise, grow
Live, slow
Spirit marred
Taught of war

Warrior
Ooh Ah
Warrior
Ooh Ah

We who live in forest
Piledged through darkness
Feeding on lifeforce
We who fought their wars

Blast! They’re coming fast
Alas, we will not last
Hear their ancient roar
Artists of war

Conqueror’s sword comes toward us
Outposts failed to warn us
Gather the women and children
Let them not see this sin

Congress of Andraeus
They ambush as demons
Galloping hoofs smash the ground
We pray at the holy mound

Blast! They’re coming fast
Alas, we will not last
Hear their ancient roar
Artists of war

The judge, he lives
Inside our nightless dreams
He’s hunting, he’s wanting
Our heads upon a stake
That Bastard! Run faster!
Get away from his hunting squad
Get away now! Far away now!
Run away into the night

Your soul, it’s shattered
No more weeping for me
Abandoned, this land is
Too late for our escape
That Bastard! Run Faster!
Get away from his hunting squad
Get away now! Far away now!
Run away into the night

Warrior
Taste this fear
Burn your –
Flesh and die

Ooh Ah
Warrior
Ooh Ah
Warrior

“I am your savior
To heir I bring terror
My fist crushes evil
1,000 years of peace for your people”
Track Name: Warbird
Warbird

Rlyeh lived a lifetime
His ashes in this tomb
Cut his wings and bless of them
A future without doom

Warbird

Tell our children stories
Of his healing ways in flight
Let them know all the people he saved
When he fought to rid our plight

Warbird
Warbird

Warbird!

I walked away into this womb that’s full of lies
My grandpa said to me that I should sacrifice
My life for those who need my help when they’re in doubt
I said to him god damn it I know what that’s about
Yeah!

Nobody cares for me my story’s end is found
Her confidence in me is dead within the ground
I was a modest man who couldn’t live without
Someone to torture me and keep my spirits down

I didn’t see the light when she gazed upon my face
She couldn’t whisper to me things she used to say
I gave her everything and lost it all in due
She fucked up everything and watched the cauldron brew
Yeah!

I walked away into this womb that’s full of lies
My grandpa said to me that I should sacrifice
My life for those who need my help when they’re in doubt
I said to him god damn it I know what that’s about

Warbird

Lord of prophecy in fire
we remember you
Warbird came upon our homes
and led us to the truth
Track Name: Bone Club
The rising
to Golgoth
Without a shape
I’m all but man

A pinnacle
has long been reached
This modern age
is on rewind

Severed from the world I knew
Cut the chord and my life falls through
No more swords and magic for me
I’m stuck in reality

The monster’s head
Cannibalized
Though I was warned
I had to try

No sorcery
No bone-clubs
No ape inside us
Can raise me up

I wasn’t picked to unite the world
Thrust through time I’m the one who learns
Fill my hands with a stone-man’s club
Let it down, it’s time to run

I see beast with a billion back’s
I see beast with a billion back’s
I see beast with a billion back’s
I see beast with a billion back’s

If I should die as the first of man
Find the place where it all began
A monkey skull next to Adam’s tree
Take the apple, it’s time to believe
Disqus
Like
Dislike
Track Name: Eight Headed Fire-Dragon
Flash my shield so the beast can see me
I don’t fear lightning
Swing Old Might against the armored flesh
He evades to prolong the
fight, fight!

Where he lives I will ride
40 days I see his wings depart
Reddened glaze upon his ancient hide
Approach at night and polish my axe to sharp
Go!

I don’t fear this

Eight
Headed
Fire
Dragon

Soul is caught, I’m sent upon this quest
Have my penance upon the dragon’s death
Raging force controlled within each head
I won’t stop until he’s
dead, dead!

Serpents heads are slain upon the floor
My heavy back was scraped and bled about
Toxic fear absorbs the battle roar
Molten flames explode with sonic sound

Go!
I don’t fear this

Eight
Headed
Fire
Dragon

I don’t
Fear this
Fire
Dragon

Killed my wife, my child and flock
Now there’s a bounty upon his cock
Anger, hatred, hell, envy
Odin’s pledge, I’ll murder thee!
A million degrees of scorching fire
With each deed I’ll rise ever higher
Crawl inside of your broken chest
Your emerald heart will set me free

Eight Headed Fire Dragon

Denizens rise in broken light
A warrior rises to challenge his flight
Cast a rope around his neck
Feet ascend the earth is left
20,000 feet above the clouds
A raging battle for the deadly crown
No more hope for the warriors quest
His soul is trapped in the dragons crest

Eight Headed Fire Dragon
Track Name: March to Oblivion
“Thor! No fire could burn my armor. No tooth tear my hide. Eight heads of terror in hell could not stop my blessed axe from splitting your guardian’s emerald heart.

"I laid claim to countries over the heads of your armies. They fell plagued and black to my fist. Give me now thy throne of gold in Valhalla ascent on Chariots of fire for all to see.

“I won’t rest until I’ve found my home. All you’re power can’t keep me from it.”

He descended the Earth and began the perilous march to oblivion

I stayed alive
Until it fell
Above the crag
in the dead man’s well

I scarred my face because I
couldn’t stand to see it all.
No more remorse for you
inside these closing walls.

War inside of these prison gates
Learn in time of all the things we hate
I will learn
We will not
Fall into
Oblivion

Look into the eye of maker’s heart
Teach to you the way of warriors art
In our time
We’ve made mistakes
Were turned around
We’ve lost the faith
Paid the price
Played with fate
No ones left
Oblivion

On my quest
Mountain bound
Powers honed
Oblivion

On my quest into the frozen waste
There is no one who can see the sun
No one who can slow this arctic pace
All is lost inside Oblivion
Track Name: (voices) Aboard Spacepod 4
All aboard spacepod 4
All aboard spacepod 4
All aboard spacepod 4
All aboard spacepod 4

Wasted planet limps through infinity
Aboard spacepod rise to divinity
Track Name: The New Gods of The Galaxy
Rising, absorbing, they harvest the galaxy
Behind great walls of ancient technology
Left us the future, survived at greater risk
Rethinking faith now, we worshipped an obelisk

Dawn! Purged Life ‘O cosmic one
Enter The Atmos – phere

Go mammoth one

Ripping our souls out we join with the mothership
Resistance surging, forget that we wanted this
They birth new gods, replacing species
Out of our bodies, creating divinity

Dawn! Purged Life ‘O cosmic one
Enter The Atmos – phere

A billion eyes looking of races collective
I now despise this pale white Earth

“Becoming plasma, at high speed,
they enter the living sun.
Flying towards it, absorbed in its shell.
Corona exposes, the cycle has begun.”

Lasting testament – to a dead breed
Religion honed – we have joined the seed

“Surrounding aurora encases this planet
Erasing all those who were left
No dirt, no plants, no lifeforms existent.
Silver encases their bodies.
Hair, sex, and race devoid.
Internal workings revealed.
Mechanical perfection – materialized
The blue sun releases two points of light.”

Reorganizing tissue with divine precision
By the visiting gods, consciousness is given

Evolved, honed, of helium and fission
Messiah, incarnate, are grown

Passing the eons on a globe near a distant star
Two tall, pale beings stand with extended arms
Wiser and stronger with knowledge of all species
They are the new Gods of The Galaxy
Track Name: Titan Rising
People just can’t realize
Man was born to suffer
Freed by those whom they despise
Beasts arise from slumber

Titan
Rising

Loose from canyons they walk the earth
Bred from those who speak in tongues
Sickened by plague some disperse
The Black smog fills their lungs

Little do they know what fear really is
Soon their pain is revealed
Titans march to stomp out life
No more lies concealed from them

Titan
Rising

War!
Cronus!

Colossi of the molten
Arrive now from astral birth
Soon they live amongst man
The Only Gods they understand

Titan
Rising

Colossus above the molt
Drops down and is rid of life
Zeus strikes down with mighty bolt
Seals away their triumph

Titan Rising
Track Name: Fall On The Sword
Long lost fear of a fire-fight genocide
I hail to crusader
Sign of the blade signals all to end of time
I couldn’t crush the predator
Body calls out in its misery
Shape shifting into
A holocaust of infinite disease
Labyrinth opens up – consume

Fourteen angels rising up ahead
Angry visitors sacrificed before they bled
All I’ve seen are memories implanted
To save mankind and rebirth – I must

(Fall) On the sword
(Die) By the sword
(Fall) On the sword
(Die) By the sword

Slave to the warlord – devil-necked poltergeist
Kneel before me challenger
Sword and axe leather strapped unto my steed
Bells cry out the sacrifice
Transylvanian horse trot resolute
Succubae present their bounty
All religions gathered round Satan’s hound
Cerberus’ dominion

Everyone said it was a self righteous suicide
Hung in the gallows is their savior
They all stepped foot in the pit of flies
To save their kind and rebirth – I must

(Fall) On the sword
(Die) By the sword
(Fall) On the sword
(Die) By the sword

Crawling, fleeing, seeker of the golden crown
Menace against the sword
Climbing, cutting, finding the mountain face
There I found the sword

Shepherd, watchman, savior of the ancient race
Soon forgot to the world
Seeing, thinking, sharpened the wistful eye
I thought I saw my doom

Where I lived
All is gone
Winter coming
Sheltered myself

Crowd of wolves – black blood precipitate
Hill legions await
Stampede force of eighty thousand men
Show you no mercy

Silver-clad the gulag superstar
Maiden’s victim refused
Guilty Mother’s child weeps in selfdefense
She says she’s worried

You Will Rise
(Fall) On the sword
(Die) By the sword
(Fall) On the sword
(Die) By the sword