Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring

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Each soul spoke in a familiar voice Erekosë, Dorian, Elric, Corum Fate's soldier, eternally! March against the dark empire Hoist the burning banner To win the yellow horn of Ymryl Fate calls a Champion! Warrior, of many forms! Clandestine movements in a sunlit glade Gain the trust of those you once betrayed Outlaws of a thousand spheres The flame lance hits target Double-bladed battle axe Twist the sword from corpse Invaders left burned alive Pile of blackened bones Fate calls a Champion! Warrior, of many forms! Solo: Wolf Ymryl and eldritch master Merge as one in the great beast Arioch Serpent lord entranced by power Too proud to heed danger From the malevolent sword Possessed by great power Cursed iron of the ages The mighty Stormbringer! Fate calls a Champion! Warrior, of many forms! Fate calls the Eternal Champion! The multiverse is won!
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Red haired spawn of the devil Eyes burn fierce; they smoulder Thou shalt not become his slave Slit his throat, in his blood I will bathe Cold fury turn me brittle as steel Ride through a ribbon, of starlight Walled by black forest trees From a life of solitude, I flee I sell my sword, to the highest bidder To ride with my brethern With shining steel by my side Crush the traitors and revel, in their cries! Heart beats quick with strange longing Live as I please and die as God wills Eyes dance with reckless madness Trade drudgery for wandering and violence The pounding war drums call me endlessly To roads where armored captains ride! With banners flowing, crimson dyed To never be swine's bride Forever, you will be You will be denied! Solo: Vincent "My sisters bend above their looms And gnaw their moldy crumbs But I ride forth in silk and steel To follow the phantom drums"
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Forged by spells and dragon fire From days long past a blade of dark steel and ancient craft Passed on through the generations The weapon of a fallen empire We hold the power, we have the wall As night gathers, we must stand tall Watchers in black defending the realm With the old bear's claw Ancient northern blood flows through my veins Bastard son of the wolf I am the sword in the dark We must stand true and face the night Battling eternal winter In the dark the others risen They possess and enslave us The ancient ones our downfall We hold the power, they have the wall As night gathers, we must stand tall Higher we climb in the stolen realm Wielding arrow and axe Ancient northern blood flows in our veins We are the free and the proud We must live on, fierce and headstrong The traitors will die before long Solo: Wolf The clash of swords, firing arrows The battle rages through the night Fortress of ice divides us Beyond it only death and strife You hold the power, we have the wall As night gathers, we must stand tall Watchers in black, the wildlings attack Our people must not be trapped Ancient northern blood flows through our veins Now it stains the battlefield Yet still we fight, under the pale moonlight As eternal night draws near Solo: Wolf
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Night of doom Warning signs, all thirteen came true Ancient trees wept blood Black fog rolls, across the land A mountain of fire, Crest of the god's ire We survived the storm! A raging tempest like none before A great upheaval has occurred Some prayers, were not heard The stars have never lied! Our position can not be denied Solo: Vincent Supreme is the task Of which I have been asked The flames test our faith The king priest still awaits Ascension is his fate There's no turning back He stood upon the arch of Paladine's gate The god's have abandoned thee... Istar now lies under the sea
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Solo: Vincent Evil sorceress clutches her staff Gnarled hands, loathsome laugh She will teach me this wretched craft Glowing eyes loom, lighting the ominous path! At the edge of the forest in a crooked hut she dwells The skeleton witch is death herself Gleaming birch trees claw in the dark The frantic thumping is my own heart Mastering the forbidden arts Thickly cloaked poisonous scents Tinctures thrown in the hearth To cut out her beating heart! COAT! THE DAGGER! MYSTIC! FLAMES! Steel on flint, glowing otherworldly spark Black-cloaked rider, to confuse and deceive The witch is cunning, she'll have no reprieve Shadowy sisterhood answered the call By day end, my foe will crawl! Solo: Wolf Now one with battalions of the night Malevolent blade, enchanted demon rites Howling wind, gurgling screams Eldritch power reigns supreme The shadowy sisterhood called out my name As she drew her last breath Cost of their heathen gift Is my... DEATH!
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Castle Joiry fell The conqueror laughs Crimson fury swells, hatred forth is cast Vengeance must be sought! No matter the cost to body or soul The twisted passageway lies far below With sword in hand Into the darkness unknown The Black God's Kiss Revenge from the abyss Doom on her lips Out of the darkness an undreamed of hell Across unholy starlit plains The dark weapon dwells Black temple floating beyond A vast stygian void Obsidian image beckoning A demon's gift taken in a dream Cold and ominous, wild and obscene The Black God's Kiss Revenge from the abyss Doom on her lips The Black God's Kiss! Solo: Vincent The conqueror meets his eldritch death Body stiffens under soul-crushing iron despair! No light left in this world The price has been paid! Solo: Vincent

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'Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring' is the debut full-length by epic doom band Smoulder. Released by Cruz del Sur Music.

Recorded at The Lincoln County Social Club & Swift Road Studios
Mixed and Mastered by Arthur Rizk

Cover Art by Michael Whelan
www.michaelwhelan.com

Love Metal | Hate Fascism
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"Remember that scene in The Return of the King when Éowyn whips her helmet off, snarls “I am no man!” and blows up the Witch-king of Angmar’s fucking head? Smoulder’s debut album sounds the way that scene feels. Its six tracks of chugging, solo-ripping vocal-soaring capital-m Metal both pay loving tribute to the history of epic doom and inject new life (and tons of catchiness) into the genre’s most niche-and-nerdy caverns. Somewhere in the Halls of Mandos, Ronnie James Dio smiles on these Canadian upstarts. " - Decibel Magazine, Top 40 of 2019

"What we’ve got here is metal of the dragon-slaying, ass-kicking, stick-to-your-ribs variety, packed full of solos that cleave and chug, vocals that glide and soar, and arrangements that stampede on and on miles." - Bandcamp Daily; This Week’s Essential Releases

The band is brilliant.. sounding as comfortable playing at an Iron Maiden gallop as they are at a Candlemass crawl." - Bandcamp Daily; The Best Metal on Bandcamp April 2019

"Canadian newcomers Smoulder play one of my favorite traditional metal varietals: epic doom, of the sort we rarely hear performed at this level, except by cult acts like Atlantean Kodex, Reverend Bizarre, Scald, and Solstice." - Stereogum

"Let’s say there are two types of bands inspired by Black Sabbath: the kind that love Ozzy Osbourne’s drugged out “Sweet Leaf”, and the kind that like Ronny James Dio’s epic “Sign of the Southern Cross.” OK, there’s way more than two types of bands that mine that creative vein, but the point is, Toronto’s Smoulder are the latter." - Consequence of Sound

"Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring brings to mind epic doom outfits like Gates of Slumber and Khemmis. Whereas those acts just used mythological trappings, though, Smoulder don’t hesitate to go full fantasy." - MetalSucks

"[A] six-track masterpiece... Spun from the musical clothe that gave life to Black Sabbath and Dio." - Maehem Underground Media

"The epic dork doom album of the year." - Toilet Ov Hell

Smoulder "paint evocative pictures, sometimes of grim atmosphere and some others of heroic deeds, instantly transferring the listener to the Mythical & Magical world of their lyrics." - Ride Into Glory

"“Powerful as an elder mage’s magic.” - Everything is Noise

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released April 19, 2019

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Smoulder Toronto, Ontario

Smoulder play a triumphant hybrid of epic power doom and traditional metal in the tradition of Tales of Medusa, Solitude Aeternus, Manilla Road and early Blind Guardian. Fantastical heroes yielding mystic swords and arcane sorcery await...

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