Artists of War IV: The Black

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A deeper refinement of our style explored on Black Dragon. The first half of our double album; the fourth entry into the AoW canon.

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released December 12, 2012

The Dragon - Guitars, Hatori Hanzo delux
Skullcrusher - Bass, P-51 Mustang
Dynamo - Drums, witchblade

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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: Uplifter
Progressive blade, emerge!
Giant's blade, emerge!
Corrupted blade, emerge!

Cry of hounds
A new day is forming
Formulation enters completion

Run through the forest
Run, run through the forest
Find the golden crystal and learn

Omen
Castle gates
The moon falls at last
into Atlantic

Warning
Get yourself into the bomb shelter
Make sure the hatch is locked

Sleep comes too soon
Awake to a new day
Each day tell a different lie
To make sense of a world gone awry

Crescent shape reveals a tunnel
Gateway to another world
Create the new, escape the old
Beckon another illusion of existence

Learn the reality of the world around me
Careful craft another lie
Dialectic treason
Lust of labedo is placebo for the soul

Crossed through ancient times
Passed through premortal sights
Everything flows and webs cover the Earth
Hollow tusks bore their way to the sun
Sins of fathers and daughters

crucified soldiers
still screaming for vengeance
Luminating orbix hovers above a death cloud
gives sight to the lost warriors below
Gives new life to the soil that corrodes
rusted ground scrapes away to show the pale
white forgotten dimension of Abraham's time.

Character cosplay ruminates a new found hobby
that's likely to terminate the soul of...

Progressive blade, emerge!
Giant's blade, emerge!
Corrupted blade, emerge!

Cry of hounds
A new day is forming
Formulation enters completion
Run through the forest, run through the forest
Find the bulls-head crystal and learn

Think I'm a vegetable – a miserable husk of a man
Cyanide release my whole
Make sense of an insane world
Swamp-clad figure leads the way

Progressive blade, emerge!
Giant's blade, emerge!
Rewind the universe
Nabta cries out for freedom
Track Name: Heart of Man
Here's the people without faces all are filled with their disdain
Mournful sadness blasts away into a crimson frame

Will they see the world awakened, or will they fall to dark?
Tribal faces, tattooed places, even love feels sharp

River feeds them, soon to be with all their loved ones hearts
A place of power, a place alone, a place without a start

Will I see more?
Will I be born?
Endless stream of unknown everything
All that I've lived for

Painful residence
Exclusive omniscience
Endless stream of unknown everything
All that I've lived for

Doth thou believe in Zo'ar's fate?
Apocalypse a forbidden state
I cannot believe in what has killed me
God's lost child a hermit of misery

Believe in nothing new
Believe in sun, a real god, a love to you
Praying to the father of real science
The hypocrites abound to make faith out of waste - out of waste

Omniscience comes with a curse
Too see your loved ones die forever
Human senses corrode
And you are alive – life

Believe in nothing new
Believe in sun, a real god, a love to you
Praying to the father of real science
The hypocrites abound to make faith out of waste - out of waste

Out of waste
Out of waste
I am the waste

Afraid to lose control, I'm a Christ
A paranoid warrior of your device
I hope, That I can feel again

Pushed and shoved and messed around
My father said he would be proud If I showed I was a man

American warrior a soldier's creed
My heart's imbalanced and won't you please kill me?
I no longer want to live

I did my time, I made mistakes, I hope God forgives is it too late?
I know that I have a heart of man
Track Name: Midnight Run
Oceans and mountains lead me astray
Drove a nail into my brain

Wasted and hopeless, my garden's harvest
Slowly drinking from the wine
Open and soulless, emotions escaped me

Oceans and mountains lead astray
Drove another nail into my brain
Caught in the wind, a drifter lost again
One last time, take me away

Monsters explode, I'm on the run
Scared and all alone – is this my fate?

Woke up in a daze, been asleep for days
Found my bed was wet, covered in my heat
The stars collide, shattering the nightless sky
Left from the house, barefoot, but at least I'm found

Oceans and mountains lead astray
Drove a final nail into my brain
Track Name: Avion Voice
Out of voice
Out of sight
Out of feeling hurt inside

Out of choice
Out of fight
Out of hearing all your lies

Time unfolds
My name is Cain
I wasn't sane
I wasn't sane when I heard you call my name

Out of voice
Out of sight
Out of listening sunshine

Maybe I'll call
Maybe I won't
Maybe the Earth falls out the sky
Maybe I'm out of time
Maybe I've had my life decried

Maybe the Earth stands still
Maybe it's God's only will

Followed and tortured alone
Pray for another to hold my hand
Wounds given way to disease
Avion's curse lives inside of me

Why can't I die?
Why must I live a life unlivable?
Churches and sadists surround me
and contemplate my fate

Maybe I'll call
Maybe we all fall down
Maybe the Earth falls

Out of voice
Out of sight
Out of feeling hurt inside

Maybe I'll call
Maybe I won't
Maybe the Earth falls out the sky

Ancestor of God
Takes human form

Avion Voice
Avion Voice
Avion Voice
Avion Voice
Track Name: Let Go My Ego
Desperation, belief at all costs
Desperation, belief that all's lost
A false hope, can I still do it?
Let go my ego

Lost for eons in the beyond
Nepotism out of control

Give a thought away missing-link appears
Dark orgasm fills my whole

Awaiting for my doom
Necropolis, all are confused
Broken way of life is all I know
Awaiting for the unknown

Want your pity
Want your pity
I'm dwelling in this broken city

Whether I live or die
You will have your answer - Inside

Broken way of life is all I know
Awaiting for the unknown

I see everything all around me
Broken heads on robot torsos
Eyes a flood with obscene revelation
All the world is full of shit
I dive into the shit

I - a pious ranger of death
A sacred warrior I am
I waited here just for you
A recipe for disaster

I cheated out of the light
Watched as worlds collide
I saw the son of the Lord
Our faith is reborn

Broken way of life is all I know
Awaiting for the unknown
Track Name: The Crucible
Open my face
and watch my teeth fall out
The sun awakens me a brand new day
But I can do without

Constantly I'm leaving home
Convinced I care about
Nothing that's a part of me
I'll find a place to go – sow my oats

Where I go
Wind will follow
Lesson told
The missing piece I've borrowed

Fold – me – in half

Woman I am free from you now
Hope you have a classic life
Get into my wallet and take of my things
I can't decide if I'm who I'm trying to be – I want it now