Blood Architect

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Written by IronSerpent
Recorded and Mixed by Brandon Eggleston at Cloud City, Portland OR
Mastered by Colin Davis at Imperial Mastering, Bay Area CA

Trapper Rodgers: Vocals
Brian Chambers: Guitar
Steve-O Danger-Smith: Guitar
Skylar Harris: Bass / Vocals
Wade Murff: Drums / Vocals

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released December 7, 2014

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Portland extreme music wizards IRONSERPENT harness universal energy, skill, and bedlam to create a focused ray of savage melodic death metal.

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Track Name: Dirge of Glory
DIRGE OF GLORY

Legend spoke of a land where all men are as kings, land of war and glory.
Where waters run red with blood and golden hordes await, to be claimed in victory.
And in this land of myth and lore, waiting upon a distant shore, there is a beast that guards a door that binds the land of evermore.
And we sail to slay this foe and bring it to its knees, and we will not fail.
To raise steel against this mighty legendary beast, raise anchor and set sail!
Across the seas into the cold toward the sunset with dreams of gold, we ride the wind, strong and bold, ready to meet fate and take what is owed.

Into the breach, the gods will speak, their voice the waves to guide the way.
We row with might through day and night until we find destiny!

Chorus:
We sail for fame, for victory, to hear the bard song and bask in glory.
If we shall die we will know peace if our tale echoes through history.
And when we die we shall know peace, if our tale echoes through history.

Through the fog we see the shores of our eternity.
Something lies beneath.
Our ship is thrown to and fro and smashes into the beach.
Raise blades charge into the reach!
On the cliffs the beast awaits, staring down with the eyes of fate.
Unimpressed and unafraid, laughing it turns away.
It dares to mock us after all this way that we have come.
Our picks dig into the gorge.
We reach the top of the cliff, the beast beckons us on, and we race toward the scourge! As the first wave reaches the foe, they are smashed into the mud, showered by blood from head to toe.
Our resolve is somewhat undone.

We stand alone, far from our home, against a beast who knows no defeat.
And still we fight through day and night.
We may be beat, but will not retreat!

We rush one by one to bring the giant down, fight the setting sun, cast fire on the ground, slice away in vain, pay no mind to pain, suffer for history, shed the chains of mortality victory in story!

Chorus:
We sail for fame, for victory, to hear the bard song and bask in glory.
If we shall die we will know peace if our tale echoes through history.
And when we die we shall know peace, if our tale echoes through history.
Track Name: Forest Lord
FOREST LORD

Inching ever close to the prize, you’re staring down the iron sights, the white wolf pelt you seek to claim.
You kneel down to make the kill, the bullet flies sacred blood spilt, the dark one’s eyes fill with rage.
He cries for vengeance, she screams in pain, you rise feet fleeting, trying to get away.
His eyes are upon you, and he is moving fast.
You feel the fires of hell burning, as his teeth sink into your back.

He runs with lightning, and fangs that cut the night.
There will be not a trace of the decimation when he lays waste to you corpse tonight.
You hide, he sees you, this is what you have wrought. Your judgment lies in the eyes of the Forest Lord!

Chorus
He runs with lightning, and fangs that cut the night.
Footsteps like thunder echo through the woods tonight.
With eyes blood red, this is what you have wrought.
Your judgment lies in the eyes of the Forest Lord!

Snow has covered the ground on this cold night, the black wolf is howling for your life, every move you make is made in vain. You try to run, you try to hide. The beast behind you owns the night, his vengeance screaming for your name! The trees smothering the light of the moon, the scent of your blood pouring from your wounds. In the dark he’ll find you, so make your peace with your god.
The lord of the forest is upon you, your flesh belongs to him and your soul is lost.

He runs with lightning, and fangs that cut the night.
There will be not a trace of the decimation when he lays waste to you corpse tonight.
You hide, he sees you, this is what you have wrought. Your judgment lies in the eyes of the Forest Lord!

Chorus
He runs with lightning, and fangs that cut the night.
Footsteps like thunder echo through the woods tonight.
With eyes blood red, this is what you have wrought.
Your judgment lies in the eyes of the Forest Lord!

Vengeance for sacred bloodshed, shines on teeth so bright and sharp.
The hunter lies in ruin, at the paws of the Forest Lord.
Track Name: Harbinger
HARBINGER

Watching as the small wither away begging for health and hearing them pray.
But there's only pain, no tender release, suffer patiently until death brings you peace.
Words spoke by great liars compiled into page, have sharpened your freedom into your grave.
Misplaced faith the darkest abyss, the end of all life final detriment.

Throughout hallowed halls, lies have carried weight, proclaiming pious souls.
Left words formed in death injustice and annihilation in their wake.

Chorus:
Written were the prophecy's exsanguination of hope.
Were all gonna die for the end is nigh, so praise the lord and then slit your fucking throat!
Chose to believe in something vast unimaginable.
Now you'll see your fantasy as just the harbinger as you reap what you've sown.
Deep into the fabric of your surreal reality.
Chained to the walls by falsities that guarantee you'll never be free!

Falling upon a sword of hate and lies, fearing their deaths a cold demise.
A course less fate if you believe, there is no peace you've been deceived.
Looking out on a broken horizon a skyline of shattered hope.
A desolate land man’s burning horizon greed the gallows necessity the rope.

Throughout hallowed halls, lies have carried weight, proclaiming pious souls, screaming!

Priests and bishops fed to their beasts, led to their deaths martyred by beliefs.
Authored by lies, kept on a leash, by the unwise till ascension is reached.

Chorus:
Written were the prophecy’s exsanguination of hope.
Were all gonna die for the end is nigh so praise the lord and then slit your fucking throat.
Chose to believe in something vast unimaginable.
Now you'll see you fantasy as just the harbinger as you reap what you've sown.
Deep into the fabric of your surreal reality.
Chained to the walls by falsities that guarantee you'll never be free!
Track Name: Blood Architect
BLOOD ARCHITECT

I’m constantly pushing forward into the eye of the storm, tattered and tortured but no force will hold me down.
I want to embrace the fate that has been laid out in front of me; I won’t bow down in defeat and tolerate this attempt of reckoning!
I will lay to waste everything that tries to stand in my way, and eviscerate the enemy that dares to mass against me!

I will rise and bring decimation to their ranks.
Stand and fight sever the beasts head and watch it rot away, stand for those who have fallen before me they won’t have died in vein, give them death wiping the slate clean and ending the suffering.

Chorus:
As I stand all alone, shadows reach for me.
High upon my throne, death is all I see.
As I stand all alone, in the blood of my enemies.

Overlord of the onslaught, ender of the campaign.
Devastator of the Juggernaut, lord master of the grave.

Moving out onto the field, sun at their backs descending.
Foolishly they do not yield, eagerly marching to their deaths!
They break and charge vanity leading them to their demise, as they advance I see the confidence in their eyes subside.
They now stand before dauntless conviction that will not be shaken.
I lay hammer down and break the earth first soul is taken.

As my rage gives them peace and frees them from the shame of loss, they kneel by and plead for their lives but I will not stop!
Where they fall I will leave their bodies in the summer sun to decay as a sign to warn all those who would dare rise.

Chorus:
As I stand all alone, shadows reach for me.
High upon my throne, death is all I see.
As I stand all alone, in the blood of my enemies.

Overlord of the onslaught, ender of the campaign.
Devastator of the juggernaut, lord master of the grave.

I stand alone, on a field of death. No loss on this night!
I stand alone, Blood Architect, who'll pile the bodies high!
Track Name: Juggernaut
JUGGERNAUT

Imprisoned here alone in this wanderlust, pacing this cell waiting for the walls to fall.
Cast aside into this oblivion, this darkened hole where never the light will call.
And I feel the ages build upon me, as I await the opportunity to break the ties that bind; to slip the shackles the Architect has clad me in, to wither in isolation as a trophy for all time and rise away be delivered from this torment into the iron halls of battle, where the war cries never die.

Now this dark form shadow steps independent of light.
I will grant you egress for your salvation there is a price.
If you would dominate, I will facilitate, but I will have you know your soul is mine regardless, whether you fall and die or snuff out the Architect’s light there will be a sacrifice your soul is mine to harness.
I will have my prize.
You are not unstoppable. In time, my child, all things shall become mine. All things die.
Seal the deal and you may fight. Fly to face your foe! Show your might!

Chorus:
Embrace this destiny, power overdrive, pure energy!
Dominate history. With the will to end, to see the deal complete.
(Who are you to try?) The world shall bend to me.
(Dare you to defy!) Vengeance transcend eternity.

Now I stand before the walls the Architect has placed to show dominion, dominance over the world. Hammer blows crack through the foundation and usher me unto me a sight like I have never known.
A cityscape thriving metropolis a wondrous sight, a marvel of the world.
But ahead waiting stands the beast who bound me, foolishly unarmed he beckons me forth.
Come Juggernaut and see the world that I have built here in the absence of your pitiless soul.

I have made peace from this war washed desert waste.
Now can you see you were the only obstacle halting change.
In order to liberate, I had to dominate, bind the hands of fate, and steal the keys of progress.
To halt the end of all I trapped the unstoppable.
To bring light to the world, you I damned to darkness.
No! I am free. By death’s hands I am raised to take your life and end your reign tonight. You will die.
So take your hammer, Architect, and show this world that even gods can die.

Chorus:
Embrace this destiny, power overdrive, pure energy!
Dominate history. With the will to end, to see the deal complete.
(Who are you to try?) The world shall bend to me,
(Dare you to defy!) Vengeance transcend eternity.

Two tides clash down; impact so loud the air burns around them.
City walls and towers fall, machines rise from the soil, the Juggernaut surrounded.
He sees the Architect’s machines and drops his weapon to the ground.
One final blow the scythe of death reaps his soul.
In defeat one last word is spoken to the Architect: “Coward.”
Track Name: Prisoner Inside the Night
PRISONER INSIDE THE NIGHT

On the darkest night, quiet footsteps haunt the halls.
In the absence of light, peaceful dreams crushed by hellish calls.
Cold hands covering burning ears, eyes shut tight from the sight of fear.
Slow pace moving to the door, heart racing shadows on the floor.
You cannot bend down, for fear of what’s below.
What lurks beyond the doorway, what evil waits for you?

Down in darkness, prisoner inside the night.

In a panicked mind, standing trembling too afraid to move.
A sound from behind, a tap on the window you turn to view.
Cold eyes staring in from the night, lit by a bolt from the sky.
Pallid skin waiting to be red again, nocturnal death just outside.
As you watch it raise back, foul clawed hands and smash them through the window, as the dark returns again.

Down in darkness, prisoner inside the night.

Chorus:
Death stalks about these rooms, outside a tempest looms.
Fear without light, prisoner inside the night.

As the shattered glass falls to the floor, you turn to grasp the handle of the door.
Outside lies mystery inside certain death.
Yet there’s no wait. Hesitation is gone - only flight can save your life.
Concentrate. Find a way to fight the fear defeat the fright!
You cannot slow now - shadows will not abide.
Escape toward the daylight away from deviant eyes.

Down in darkness, prisoner inside the night.

Chorus:
Death stalks about these rooms.
Outside a tempest looms.
Fear without light - prisoner inside the night.

Here in the darkness you cannot see the pale crazed regression of a long forgotten family.
Martense, become this entity - cannibal animals removed from humanity.
De-evolution through decaying halls, ruin in isolation as the shadows began to fall.
Nowhere for you to disappear, only death in the dark from a lurking fear.

Chorus:
Death stalks about these rooms.
Outside a tempest looms.
Fear without light - prisoner inside the night.
Track Name: Dragonrider
DRAGONRIDER

The earth moves. The ground shakes. From the deep the beast begins to wake.
Our cities fall, powerless to war.
With miasmatic breath, it roars and the plague is loosed on the world to corrupt all.
Mankind will fall. The end of civilization is at hand.
We stand side by side to see it rise.
Wings pushing cyclones it leaves the land.

Black wings of dread, harbor the end, as flame spills down to burn the land.
This scorched earth - ashen waste. Miles of carbon husks fill the scape.

Chorus
And with his sword held high the dragon rider descends.
Down from the mountains of madness to bring terror to an end.
If he should fall and die, eternal night claims the land.

Down from the sky, we hear a cry, as the rider soars on wings of death.
And as he flies, the clouds divide, parted by this great and fiery breath.
Out from legend he has flown to return home, from the unknown.
Summoned by those who he swore to protect.
And now he flies toward the fight, on a beast whose wings beat the rhythm of death.

With ancient strength and great speed, the rider and his dragon slam into the beast!
He thrusts his blade into its eye and is thrown toward the earth by a mighty swipe!

Chorus
And with his sword held high the dragon rider descends.
Down from the mountains of madness to bring terror to an end.
If he should fall and die, eternal night claims the land.

As he falls down, a massive roar drowns out all sound.
He is undone, as black wings block out the sun.

Falling down, the rider strikes the ground!

To the crater where he lies, his dragon lands by his side.
Upon his back the rider climbs and they return to the sky!

Like a phoenix rising from the ash, the rider ascends and collides with meteor force into the beast.
Straight through the hide the rider flies, slicing through the black heart of the fiend.
He emerges as the colossus crumbles!
Dust and bone, the miasma dissolves into peace.
The monstrous force returned now unto death, and the rider returns into myth.
Track Name: Torment's Cold Embrace
TORMENTS COLD EMBRACE

I have been dreaming of breaking away from the bonds, bonds that tie me to a place that I don't belong.
Reality shaking the ground that I’m on, shaking the very foundation that holds my thoughts.
Creating cracks inside dreams leading me from peace, showing me things that I do not want to see.
What lies awake screaming, tearing after me, awaiting absolution willing to rend to be set free!

I see through eyes that have seen too many scenes of sightless self-destruction laced in malice that I run screaming from my memories, away from my mind, away from myself, away from my own.

Displays of immolation that I cannot bear to see another future failure to remember what I have forgot.
Broken from the onset living life to die in retreat from torment I create inside my thoughts.

Quaking with fury taking a shot at making my mind sleep when I’m not ready to lay down and die!

Chorus:
As I dream of a place, silent serene, and free of pain.
I lay inside my own mind, light and hope washed out by the rain.
As I dream of the place, where suffering stays down in the shade.
Colds in deaths eternal embrace, freedom spreading forth from my veins.

I start to see freedom is past and dreams are all I can try to hold dear until they fall away.
My mind shattered and I see the pieces start to crawl, moving out from me into the light of day.
In search of absolution, yearning to be whole, afraid annihilation will never let them come back home. Still holding hope that one day they will be embraced, puzzled back together, every piece in its place.

Further away from my grasp my mentality wants me no more, leaving me in the past to sit and scream all alone, into this tomb that had been my soul.

Displays of immolation that I cannot bear to see another future failure to remember what I have forgot.
Broken from the onset living life to die in retreat from torment I create inside my thoughts.

Quaking with fury taking a shot at making my mind sleep when I’m not ready to lay down and die!

Chorus
As I dream of a place, silent serene and free of pain.
I lay inside my own mind, light and hope washed out by the rain.
As I dream of the place where suffering stays down in the shade.
Colds in deaths eternal embrace, freedom spreading forth from my veins.
Track Name: Wizard
WIZARD

Looking closer on the final days, nightmare landscapes, cold lunacy.
Searing destruction wrought within his words, decay and corruption total and absurd.
But to all there comes an end and the end for them is now.
They speak of might and holy light, demanding that he bow, to bend a knee and give away the knowledge that he holds, eternity awaiting thee with pure subservient soul!

He will make a sacrifice to lay to rest all the lies, free the world he'll pay the price, severed veins end avarice.
From the blood magic’s born, from the Earth he summons forth an ancient evil to walk the land
and crush the people that seek to rule man.

Chorus:
No return from what unfolds. Upon the dawn the world will know.
Reflecting this tortured soul, a mirror in the shadows.
To make a stand and hold control, for the real and unhallowed.

Lightning crashes into the ground, the land quakes and splits and comes forth a sound.
Ageless armies rise from the earth, flesh hanging from their bones, the undead’s afterbirth.
As the wizard casts his hand over the enemy ranks, the legion of undead knights march into the fray.
Bringing steel to the priests for the true deities.
The mage lowers his hands and falls to his knees.

With his death the deal is struck, the die is cast, the door is shut.
Across the land the dead lay siege – natural death by unnatural means.
As the dead continue to war the wizard rises from the floor.
Without pulse, without life, raises his staff and screams into the night!

Chorus:
No return from what unfolds. Upon the dawn the world will know.
Reflecting this tortured soul, a mirror in the shadows.
To make a stand and hold control, for the real and unhallowed.

The wizard advances through madness, destroying everything.
Crushing the force that oppresses the arcane entity's completed dissolution.
Revocation of holy fantasies absolute devastation, annihilation of the power hungry lords.

Chorus:
No return from what unfolds. Upon the dawn the world will know.
Reflecting this tortured soul, a mirror in the shadows.
To make a stand and hold control, for the real and unhallowed.

Completed dissolution – revocation of holy fantasy.
Absolute devastation, annihilation of the power hungry lords.