Tracks

01. Blood Of Heroes
02. Mare Of My Night
03. Hel Hath No Fury
04. The Lay Of Our Love
05. Nation
06. Another Fallen Brother
07. Grindavísan
08. Into The Sky
09. Fánar Burtur Brandaljóð
10. Lady Of The Slain
11. Valkyrja
12. Where Eagles Dare
13. Cemetery Gates



01. Blood Of Heroes

Fairest place upon this earth
Ours and all descendants right of birth
All we have of native soil
Owed to tears and sweat of forebears toil

Legends should recall their

Iron will. Warrior skill
And how far away they fought
Set us free. Destiny
For the blood of heroes bought
Iron will. Warrior skill
And how far away they fell
Set us free. Destiny
For tonight we dine in hell

He fell alone
And his name was carved upon a stone
Fire bade him last farewell
Wouldn't mind my name up there as well

Legends might recall my

Iron will. Warrior skill
And how far away I fought
Set us free. Destiny
For the blood of heroes bought
Iron will. Warrior skill
And how far away they fell
Set us free. Destiny
For tonight we dine in hell

Legends should recall their

Iron will. Warrior skill
And how far away they fought
Set us free. Destiny
For the blood of heroes bought
Iron will. Warrior skill
And how far away they fell
Set us free. Destiny
For tonight we dine in hell


02. Mare Of My Night

The cold of night falls on a fleeting evening's air
As I lie down beside the sweet scent of her hair
The night steels inside and soon I sail the seas of sleep
Where ancient shadows slither in the darkened deep

My goddess withdrew
And a nightmare came true

The mare of my night
Painfully she lies upon me
In my darkest hour she is there
A religious rite
Lustfully she goes down on me
In her eyes I see the fires flare
The mare of my night

Terror takes me now she rides me like a mare
I slide in ever deeper sweat-drenched in despair
I pray she won't play the painful passage on my flute
She sucked me dry and left me nameless in the nude

My goddess withdrew
And a nightmare came true

The mare of my night
Painfully she lies upon me
In my darkest hour she is there
A religious rite
Lustfully she goes down on me
In her eyes I see the fires flare
The mare of my night

My goddess withdrew
And a nightmare came true

The mare of my night
Painfully she lies upon me
In my darkest hour she is there
A religious rite
Lustfully she goes down on me
In her eyes I see the fires flare
The mare of my night


03. Hel Hath No Fury

Some things we cannot mend
And good times always come to an end
Here at the dawn of day a painful path
Unfolds before my eyes

So if you will, mortal men, remain
Fly me away, chooser of the slain
Above the blood drenched fields
Of furious battle high the fairest flies

I pulled her arrow from out my heart
We wandered already worlds apart
And I have seen the Heavens hold no rage
Like love to hatred turned
The gods may grant me a brighter day
There's more where that came from anyway
Life holds no promises nor hel a fury
Like a women scorned

Faith was the star the fell
It may forebode our last farewell
Still others shine their hight
And hopeful light on distant shores at dawn

Our days are all but a ghost of grey
And I am already far away
For I have walked alone in shadow
Since my goddness has withdrawn

I pulled her arrow from out my heart
We wandered already worlds apart
And I have seen the Heavens hold no rage
Like love to hatred turned
The gods may grant me a brighter day
There's more where that came from anyway
Life holds no promises nor hel a fury
Like a women scorned

I pulled her arrow from out my heart
We wandered already worlds apart
And I have seen the Heavens hold no rage
Like love to hatred turned
The gods may grant me a brighter day
There's more where that came from anyway
Life holds no promises nor hel a fury
Like a women scorned

The gods may grant me a brighter day
There's more where that came from anyway
Life holds no promises nor hel a fury
Like a women scorned


04. The Lay Of Our Love

One morning
As the leaves were falling
I found my life leaving
Couldn't help but calling
And he must have heard my cry
Turning to me with a tear in his eye

One autumn
Parting came relieving
She ran up behind me
Poorly hid her grieving
Come wailing wind chill my heart
Come the rain on me as I depart

Life left us
Yesterdays outshining
Our any tomorrow
With a silver lining
Remember a distant day
For even memories may fade away

Come lay down
By my side and sing me
An ode to the fallen
Make it come inside me
Do you ever think thereof
While the cold wind weeps the lay of our love


05. Nation

All that I had
In which I took delight
Out of sight
All that of which I dreamt
All that I was longing for
Now lost somewhere in time
Hidden in a heathen rhyme

Dreams that hold a nation
Dreams that hold a nation

Time comes to turn
Misfortunes back around
Gaining ground
Time will return for dreams
Time for what we're longing for
By law we built this land
Would that it forever stand

Dreams that hold a nation
Dreams that hold a nation

Allt, sem þjóðin átti og naut,
Allt, sem hana dreymir,
Allt, sem hún þráði og aldrei hlaut,
Alþýðustakan geymir.

(English Translation)

"All that the nation had and enjoyed
All that it dreams of
All that it longed for and never had
Is kept in folklore"

Dreams that hold a nation
Dreams that hold a nation

Allt, sem þjóðin átti og naut,
Allt, sem hana dreymir,
Allt, sem hún þráði og aldrei hlaut,
Alþýðustakan geymir.


06. Another Fallen Brother

Weary wanderes
Marching on and on
What I used to be
Now seem so long gone

Whether it's right ot it's wrong

Cry havoc heathens
No quarter for the other
Valhalla, here comes
Another fallen brother

This day will be my renown
In death I will go down
And we charge across the field
Though the resistance is strong
This is where I belong
For my fate has long been sealed

In the thick of it
Comes our time to die
They have come for us
See them fly up high

Look at me, choosers of the slain

Cry havoc heathens
No quarter for the other
Valhalla, here comes
Another fallen brother

This day will be my renown
In death I will go down
And we charge across the field
Though the resistance is strong
This is where I belong
For my fate has long been sealed

Cry havoc heathens
No quarter for the other
Valhalla, here comes
Another fallen brother

This day will be my renown
In death I will go down
And we charge across the field
Though the resistance is strong
This is where I belong
For my fate has long been sealed

This day will be my renown
In death I will go down
And we charge across the field
Though the resistance is strong
This is where I belong
For my fate has long been sealed


07. Grindavísan

Raske drenge
Grind at dræbe
Det er vor lyst

Godmodig er han som han er stærk
Han kender ikke sin vælde
Ellers måtte sit dristige værk
Forfølgeren snart undgælde

Raske drenge
Grind at dræbe
Det er vor lyst

Her er de kyster af hviden sand
Hinanden sig broderlig nærme
Og indeslutte det stille vand
Som høje fjelde beskærme

Raske drenge
Grind at dræbe
Det er vor lyst

[English Translation]

The Grindballad

Industrious lads to kill grind
That's what we like

Good-nature is he as he is strong
He does not know his might
Otherwise for his daring work
The hunter would soon be punished

Industrious lads to kill grind
That's what we like

Here the shores of white sand
Each other brotherly approach
And enclose the still water
The high mountains defend

Industrious lads to kill grind
That's what we like


08. Into The Sky

Gone is all my pain, I called her down
As I lay among the slaing I'm unrejected

Come my valkyrie,
Take my into the sky
Up where heroes of the north go when they die
Forever be our victory,
Come my valkyrie on high

And though I fell she raised me up
May my foes all dwell in hell,
I'm resurrected

Come my valkyrie,
Take my into the sky
Up where heroes of the north go when they die
Forever be our victory,
Come my valkyrie on high

With sword in hand
On heathen land

Come my valkyrie,
Take my into the sky
Up where heroes of the north go when they die
Forever be our victory,
Come my valkyrie on high


09. Fánar Burtur Brandaljóð

Fánar burtur brandaljóð
Lokin er mín sigursferð
Higar at tøla tað floygda fljóð
Eingin er líki hennar Í hesu verð

Farið havi eg fjart um lond
Handan hav og høgu fjøll
Higar at tøla ta liljuvond
Einsamøll steig honá mín fegdarvøll

Burtur frá hesari jarðargrund
Yvir høv og háfjøll køld
Flýgur meg fagrasta menjarsprund
Endar øld handan høgu stjørnufjøld

[English Translation]

"Fades the Sound of Swords"

Fades the sound of swords
My tour of victory is over
Here to score the flying woman
There's none like her in this world

I have tralleved far over lands
Beyond oceans and high mountains
Here to score the amazing woman
Alone she trod upon my field of death

Away from this ground
Over oceans and high mountains cold
Flies me the faires mowan
Ages end beyond high star crowd


10. Lady Of The Slain

Wanton wager
On a war torn way
Take my treasure
For another day

Fettered felines and a battle swine
Feast like there's no furture now, showing no restrain
Mead and mayhem, golden drink divine
Let me in your heathen hall, lady of the slain

Tears of red gold she cries
Tales have her realm far beyond the skies
And if a battle was your demise
May come the night when you see she cries
Tears of red gold

Pain and pleasure
My reality
Life of leisure
Or a fantasy

Burning beauty hung above her breast
Moments in her company, high and holy pain
Flaming fairness, I will find no rest
Until I have reached your hall, lady of the slain

Tears of red gold she cries
Tales have her realm far beyond the skies
And if a battle was your demise
May come the night when you see she cries
Tears of red gold

Fettered felines and a battle swine
Feast like there's no furture now, showing no restrain
Mead and mayhem, golden drink divine
Let me in your heathen hall, lady of the slain

Tears of red gold she cries
Tales have her realm far beyond the skies
And if a battle was your demise
May come the night when you see she cries
Tears of red gold

Tears of red gold she cries
Tales have her realm far beyond the skies
And if a battle was your demise
May come the night when you see she cries
Tears of red gold


11. Valkyrja

Once I had a vision and a light
Something worth my aspiration and a fight
And there was a time when all this only seemed
Like some sky-aspiring vision I had dreamed

Faded grey are all the days of yesteryears
So much time has turned to memories and to tears
Lately I have often sat and thought till dawn
Of the days that are to come those foregone

Seemed my time had passed me by
Like clouds across the sky
I was lost just like a raven in the night
Most dreams waste away alas
Mine all have come to pass
Since I laid my eyes upon my guiding light

Valkyrja
Valkyrja

Late is now the hour of the day
And I've long ago run out of words to say
Deep within I had the will to find a way
Others fled to fight again some other day

I've heard said that all is fair in love and war
That a golden key can open any door
And remember if you feel all is gone
That the darkest hour comes just before the dawn

Seemed my time had passed me by
Like clouds across the sky
I was lost just like a raven in the night
Most dreams waste away alas
Mine all have come to pass
Since I laid my eyes upon my guiding light

Valkyrja
Valkyrja

Seemed my time had passed me by
Like clouds across the sky
I was lost just like a raven in the night
Most dreams waste away alas
Mine all have come to pass
Since I laid my eyes upon my guiding light

Valkyrja
Valkyrja
Valkyrja


12. Where Eagles Dare

It's snowing outside; the rumbling sound of engines roar in the night
The mission is near, the confident men are waiting to drop from the sky

The blizzard goes on, but still they must fly
No one should go where eagles dare

Bavarian alps that lay all around, they seem to stare from below
The enemy lines a long time passed are lying deep in the snow

Into the night they fall through the sky
No one should fly where eagles dare

They're closing in, the fortress is near, it's standing high in the sky
The cable car's the only way in, it's really impossible to climb

They make their way, but maybe too late
They've got to try to save the day

The panicking cries, the roaring of guns are echoing all around the valley
The mission complete, they make to escape away from the Eagles Nest

They dared to go where no one would try
They chose to fly where eagles dare


13. Cemetery Gates

Reverend reverend is this some conspiracy?
Crucified for no sins
An image beneath me
Whats within our plans for life
It all seems so unreal
I'm a man couldnt have feel this world
Left in my misery...

The reverend he turned to me
Without a tear in his eyes
It's nothing new for him to see
I didn't ask him why
I will remember
The love our souls had
Sworn to make
Now I watch the falling rain
All my mind can see
Now is your (face)

Well I guess
You took my youth
I gave it all away
Like the birth of a
New-found joy
This love would end in rage
And when she died
I couldn't cry
The pride within my soul
You left me incomplete
Memories now unfold.

Believe the word
I will unlock my door
And pass the
Cemetery gates

Sometimes when I'm alone
I wonder aloud
If you're watching over me
Some place far abound
I must reverse my life
I can't live in the past
Then set my soul free
Belong to me at last

Through all those
Complex years
I thought I was alone
I didn't care to look around
And make this world my own
And when she died
I should've cried and spared myself some pain...
Left me incomplete
All alone as the memories still remain

The way we were
The chance to save my soul
And my concern is now in vain
Believe the word
I will unlock my door
And pass the cemetery gates