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Violent Creed Of Vengeance

by Smoulder

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    2nd vinyl press of 'Violent Creed of Vengeance'. Available on Orange (Limited to 500) and traditional Black vinyl. Limited to Canada and USA only. All other orders will be refunded.

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    6 colour screen printed T-shirt and woven patch featuring the artwork from 'Violent Creed of Vengeance.' Painting by Michael Whelan. Designs by Obscure Visions. Available internationally. Ships untracked.

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    'Violent Creed of Vengeance' album flag. 91 cm x 121 cm tall with metal grommets on all four corners; same size as previous Smoulder flags. Featuring artwork by Michael Whelan.

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    For the first time, we are offering up our entire discography in a vinyl bundle! Featuring 'Times Of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring' (2019, on black vinyl), 'Dream Quest Ends' (2020, also features 'The Sword Woman' 2018 demo, on brown vinyl), and 'Violent Creed of Vengeance' (2023, on black vinyl). Only available in Canada and the USA due to our label agreements! Bundle comes with an automatic download of 'Violent,' other download codes can be found within the vinyl copies. No colour substitutions.

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1.
Violent Creed of Vengeance (MUSIC: K. Hester and C. Wolf) (LYRICS: Sarah) Daughters, this is a place of peril VERSE 1: Swarming with vermin and disease I will not abandon thee To this dismal life you lead Fall victim to that knave’s treachery Hatred burns ferociously CHORUS: Demons clutch at your feet Monster of ancient malice leads The procession of souls who’ll never leave Until rid of malefic wizardry VERSE 2: Incessant thumping Sends volatile blood singing Hung from a barbaric chamber Wrench fist from bolted shackles Muscles quiver with blood lust As the first lash peels his skin agonizingly CHORUS: Chamber soaked in crimson Free from demonic prison The procession of souls who’ll finally leave Now rid of malefic wizardry The violent creed of, the violent creed… THE VIOLENT CREED OF VENGEANCE! Daughters, this was a place of peril
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The Talisman and The Blade (MUSIC: S. Vincent and K. Hester) (LYRICS: S. Vincent and Sarah) VERSE 1: Heroes and fools are one and the same Why should I risk my life, what would I gain? “Would you be so cruel? My throne was usurped My people enslaved The tyrant must pay" CHORUS 1: To fathom the witches riddle Power is nothing if given to you Let the forces of furies unite For justice, for light, and life VERSE 2: The Ebony Blade is now mine Galloping on, they’re not far behind Deep within the heretics mountain The elder she grants The Damned Talisman CHORUS 2: On the trail of the tyrant’s horde Diviners obscuring the way Let the forces of furies unite For justice, for light, and life ENDING: Creeping silently… Desperation! Lies heavy in the air Dark magic clouds the mind The Talisman reveals the truth I see the Tyrant’s eyes There’s no escape from The Ebony Blade With one final stroke Cold steel cleaves the flesh, the bloody deed is done
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Midnight in the Mirror World (MUSIC: S. Vincent) (LYRICS: S. Vincent and Sarah) VERSE 1: Tenebrous figure Dwelling deep, within the infinite gates A foreboding wind blows With the first stars He wakes, signaling personal dawn Gaze across pale nebulas BREAK: The next night, It returned! Hatred behind a black veil In his mind, a dark seed stirs! Sudden realization From lust, to regret! That fateful brief encounter Her face, grave smile! Vanishing at the twelfth stroke REF: In that distant crystal maze! Reflection by reflection! A patient siren waits… Beneath cold wrought iron gloom! VERSE 2: For ten arduous years She travelled, threading the glassy labyrinth By sheer force of will Manic wind, cloudless sky A dark rendezvous, betwixt the infinite gates Then the horror was gone REF: In that distant crystal maze! Reflection by reflection! A patient siren waits… Beneath cold wrought iron gloom! ENDING: With morbid anticipation One last descent Utter darkness, pandemonium The hiss of heavy silk As the last stroke rang A cruel grip so tight Together at last In the mirror world at midnight
4.
Path of Witchery MUSIC: K. Hester LYRICS: S. Vincent Back through the myths to Old Terra the seeds were sown Compelled by time within joining rites Those hidden rhythms are stretching to infinity Voices lighting the ominous path For centuries, a profound illusion wielding power in the shadows Perennial memories are passed on subtle dominance and deceit Control must be kept, preservation of the Hawk’s line Heed not the word of abomination Beyond influence, transformation has just begun Final threads lost to The Golden Path Centuries of illusion shattered Ebbing power in the shadows Let the fear go, recite the litany Faith unyielding, the Path of Witchery WITCHERY! Time may yet grant a second or third chance Patience runs deep in the shadows Let the fear go, recite the litany Faith unyielding, the Path of Witchery Leads: C. Wolf & S. Vincent
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Victims of Fate (MUSIC and LYRICS: S. Vincent) INTRO: Doomed the champion is to bear The Black Sword for eternity. Torn from another plane through the winds of time, forever to fight for the lords of the higher worlds. Nameless entities, threatening the balance. But In the end, heroes and gods are just Victims of Fate...... VERSE 1: A strangely familiar desolate shore Perhaps in a dream I traversed it before A dark ship cloaked in mist awaits Upon we sail the seas of fate Chosen for the greatest task Where the future will meet the past I’ll soon forget all that I saw Amongst swirling visions beyond chaos and law... CHORUS 1: Then we become The four who are one! Greater than the sum VERSE 2: From the jaws of chaos we escaped Alone in a strange future I awake Given a small chance to prevail Upon the seas of time we soon will sail I raise the witch’s knife into the storm, I call upon The last king of Melniboné With the third one drawn to our side The Vanishing tower appears, within the sorcerer hides... CHORUS 2: Now we become The three who are one! Sorcery undone I met you once before, your name was Ilian I have had many names, I am a companion to you and your brothers The time of the conjunction is here You will determine the fate of the million spheres ENDING: Tanelorn Have I not earned the peace of Tanelorn Where are you? Tanelorn I wish for release Tanelorn Will I find you in Tanelorn I wait for the end in Tanelorn For some it’s near, for some it’s far Tanelorn I’ve paid the price for this burden
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Spellforger (MUSIC: K. Hester) (LYRICS: K. Hester and Sarah) VERSE 1: This impoverished child, distinct from the rest Their mind contains untold fortitude Ancient coven sensed their presence Trained their young as a Spellforger REF: Mystic forces animate their soul Known only as the, as the Spellforger CHORUS: In a tower far on the hillside They command a wayward realm Few possess this gift, the power of sorcery With staff carved from ancient tree Amplifying the power they behold Mythical and magical, summon the unknown VERSE 2: Body, mind, and craft now in unison Restoring the cosmic balance The endless dreamquest gives purpose to The lonely life of, of a Spellforger REF: Mystic forces animate their soul Known only as the, as the Spellforger CHORUS: In a tower far on the hillside They command a wayward realm Few possess this gift, the power of sorcery With staff carved from ancient tree Amplifying the power they behold Mythical and magical, summon the unknown MIDDLE: Buried in dusty tomes, secrets from mother earth Nameless unknowns revealed in her endless rebirth REF: Mystic forces animate their soul Known only as the, as the Spellforger CHORUS: In a tower far on the hillside They command a wayward realm Few possess this gift, the power of sorcery With staff carved from ancient tree Amplifying the power they behold Mythical and magical, summon the unknown
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MUSIC: K. Hester LYRICS: Sarah Ann Grim weather worked stones Ribboned with parasols of fungus Remnants of a bountiful land now awry Implacable adversary slashes fog to ribbons Spreads her wings and took to the sky Creeping tendrils, slayer's failed rites Campe’s gnarled talons, boundless arcane might Snatching phrases from cruel grimoires Plucked from the tumulus of a forgotten queen The great stargazer poured over with watchful eyes Wyverns' ancient lair revealed in the scry Creeping tendrils, slayer's failed rites Campe’s gnarled talons, boundless arcane might Destroyer at the roots of the world Perched upon a mass of gold and stinking viscera Rugged figure scrambles up the shore Towards the mouth of the cave Narrow ribbon of flame! Left clutching a useless hilt Mighty wyrm, cruel gaping maw Behold fiery doom! Gurgling screams Echo on the wind Guilty flesh devoured In this my final hour Spew forth molten spittle A mess of charred flesh and blood Her ashes scattering Lost on the wind Leathery wings darken The vast beyond A ponderous bell swells, Sojourn in watery realms

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'Violent Creed of Vengeance' is the second full-length by epic heavy metal band Smoulder. Released by Cruz del Sur Music.

Recorded at Soundwell Studio by Valtteri Kallio and Jani Snellmain
Mixed by Arthur Rizk
Mastered by Roland Rodas at Cavern of Echoes

Cover Art by Michael Whelan
www.michaelwhelan.com

Narration on "Victims of Fate" written and performed by Michael Moorcock

Love Metal | Hate Fascism
Death to Rapists and Rape Culture
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"This is a masterpiece of Mystical Epic Metal: skull crushing, magical and chaotic." - Forgotten Scroll

"Violent Creed Of Vengeance has me tightly in its chainmail grip. Through to the very last movements of “Dragonslayer’s Doom” (itself a self-declaration of genre as much as a title), there is no containing this album’s might, its bravado, its unrelenting magnetism." - Toliet Ov Hell

One of this year's epic metal highlights! Must-have!" - Metal Hammer (DE), 6.5/7

"Recommended to all lovers of the most heroic and bloodthirsty metal!" - Truemetal (IT)

"Smoulder have improved on all fronts!" - Metal.de (DE), 9/10

"There is a new and unstoppable force in the current sound of Smoulder." - Saitenkult (DE), 8.5/10

"There is doom metal, speed metal, heavy metal, and power metal, all played with passion and precision." - Metalstorm (INT)

"Smoulder still belong to the forefront of epic metal!" - Powermetal.de (DE), 8/10

"First-class!" - FFM-Rock (DE), 9/10

"The quintet underlines that they belong to the most exciting young bands!" - Heavy Music Blog (DE), 9/10

"Sometimes epic, sometimes rapid steel!" - Rock Hard (DE), 8/10

"'Violent Creed of Vengeance' will delight every fan of heavy metal!" - Metalzone (GR), 80/100

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released April 21, 2023

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Smoulder play epic heavy metal in the tradition of Tales of Medusa, Solitude Aeternus, Manilla Road, early Blind Guardian and Fates Warning. Fantastical heroes wielding mystic swords and arcane sorcery await...

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