.​.​.​And Now We Ride

by Sellsword

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The Warrior 05:35
When it began he was strong But the road has been so long Years have passed; age has come Now he’s old and grey and done. One last trial, lift the blade; One good death a legend made And his reputation saved, It’s death by the sword he craves. You have come the trial begins If you’re victorious he wins Test his guard find a way in He will not surrender. He stands alone, the old grey one He’ll get it done. The time has come to test The strength of his beliefs And when he fights he only seeks release. The blade it bites, A legend that goes on and on, forever more Come face your fate face his steel A dance of blades it seems unreal Muscles burn, sweat it flows, With each cut, exhaustion grows. One mistake; now he bleeds Will he get the death he needs? End it now; plant the seed, He will be immortal. The time has come to test The strength of his beliefs And when he fights he only seeks release. The blade it bites, A legend that goes on and on, forever more The warrior. A lifetime of violence has but one end, Death his only friend, No glory in silence; he lived by the sword, He’ll die by the sword. By the sword He lived by the sword and he’ll die by the sword. The time has come to test The strength of his beliefs And when he fights he only seeks release. The blade it bites, A legend that lives on and on, forever more I said the time has come to test The strength of his beliefs And when he fights no mercy no release. The blade it bites, A legend that goes on and on, forever more That goes on and on, forever more That goes on and on, forever more The warrior.
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Battleground 06:41
His men surround him, and yet he stands alone. This is the place he has chosen hoping to save them all. The odds against them, yet still they stand in line. Now as the enemy threaten destruction they’re out of time. They’re out of time. Formations closing, each death feels like his own, He sees the cavalry charging, dispatching the men he’s known. The battle surging, all he can do is wait, Did all he could with the planning he’s leaving it up to fate. How did it come to this? We must win through. Battleground, battleground; See the dead all around. Battleground, battleground; The screams an awful sound, Battleground, battleground; You take your life in your hands, Battleground, battleground; And make your final stand… on the battleground. The tramp of feet men so much meat And with each cry another dies They took it all but he won’t fall He will not fall With every strike he takes a life The crimson sprays but still he slays His many wounds leave him unmoved He will not move. He will not fall, he will not move. The left flank breaks the battle takes A dreadful turn his rage it burns Must bring them round he can’t fall down He can’t give ground His arms like lead the earth turned red A butcher’s bill he’s had his fill Now rests his blade a kingdom saved His legend made He won’t fall down; he won’t give ground; The land is saved; his name is made. How did it come to this? We must break through. Battleground, battleground; See the dead all around. Battleground, battleground; The screams an awful sound, Battleground, battleground; You take your life in your hands, Battleground, battleground; And make your final stand… Your final stand… Your final stand… On the battleground
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Fallen, they broke you down, Unbelieving, you see your blood on the ground, Anguish burns in your eyes The reason; you scream your pain to the skies Claim it; it’s in your hands To get here you travelled many strange new lands Hatred burns like the sun Your anger gives you the fuel to get it done So rise and seize your destiny You hold the fate of those you hate in your hands You cut, you thrust, parry, Before the life leaves your veins You’re crossing the blades You will not fail today Crossing the blades Death is the price they pay Crossing the blades No one will face you now Crossing the blades With hatred you cut them down Crossing the blades Crossing the blades Memories of all you lost The hardships; you’ve nothing left to pay the cost They took it; they took it all Destroy them; you cannot rest until they fall So rise and seize your destiny You hold the fate of those you hate in your hands You cut, you thrust, parry, Before the life leaves your veins You’re crossing the blades You will not fail today Crossing the blades Death is the price they pay Crossing the blades No one will face you now Crossing the blades With hatred you cut them down You’re crossing the blades You will not fail today Crossing the blades Death is the price they pay Crossing the blades No one will face you now Crossing the blades With hatred you cut them down Crossing the blades Crossing the blades
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They say to you ‘it can’t be done, Know your place; you can’t be reaching for the sun’ They put you down before you start, But rise and fight; you will have freedom for the heart. Freedom for the soul; If you kill the king the kingdom’s yours, So take control. Freedom for the land; Rise and take command. Don’t wait too long to take your chance, The pieces falling one by one; moves in the dance. It’s time to strike so take your part, And you’ll be there to win the freedom for your heart. Freedom for the soul; If you kill the king the kingdom’s yours, So take control. Freedom for the land; Rise and take command. And when it all comes crashing down, Rise to your feet; hold your ground. The pieces falling one by one my friend, But if you fight you’ll be free again. Freedom for the heart, freedom for the soul; If you kill the king the kingdom’s yours, So take control. Freedom for the land; Rise and take command. x 2
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They took my home; they took my life, They burned my farm; they killed my wife, They broke my heart; they broke my head, They cut me down; left me for dead, I could not think; could not feel, Until my hand was holding steel, I travel now to far off lands To wreak the vengeance I demand. Against the wind, my journey now begins. The fallen burn; they paid for my sins. Against the wind, my journey now begins. The fallen burn but they will be avenged. I travelled long; I travelled far, A hundred miles for every scar, Across the land; across the sea, To bring those bastards close to me. And when I finally hunt them down, My blade they’ll taste; in blood they’ll drown. I will not stop; I won’t relent, Until in death my foe repent. Against the wind, my journey now begins. The fallen burn; they paid for my sins. Against the wind, my journey now begins. The fallen burn but they will be avenged. Against the wind, my journey now begins. My foe will learn; there’ll be a reckoning. Against the wind, I'll find them in the end. And one day soon the dead will be avenged. Against the wind, my journey now begins. The fallen burn; they paid for my sins. Against the wind, my journey now begins. The fallen burn but they will be avenged. They took my home; they took my life, They burned my farm; they killed my wife, They cut me down left me for dead…
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Sellsword 05:44
The city burns, no sleep tonight; Its broken walls are a welcome sight. A bloodied blade, a life to sell; You pay the price and we send them to hell. In from the North, a savage horde; We give no quarter; we have no Lord. If you have coin we’ll serve you well, But pay the price or we’ll send you to hell. And as we ride… …Our foes will die. Sellsword; our blades are for hire. Sellsword; we live our lives in your mire. Sellsword; no master but gold, Sellsword; our story never told. Upon our shields the foe will break, Out in the field their life we take, The blood it flows upon our steel, One look at us and your enemies reel. Their banners fall taken one by one, But still we go gleaming in the sun, They know us now and fear us well, You paid the price and we sent them to hell. And as we ride… …Our foes will die. Sellsword; our blades are for hire. Sellsword; we live our lives in your mire. Sellsword; no master but gold, Sellsword; our story never told.
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Ashen Hand 07:32
An endless march begins; no one shall escape An un-dead army that does not tire nor break Where is the hero to protect us from harm? An age of darkness holds the land in its palm. Now, see the ashen hands arise See the bodies made of lies See the hatred in their eyes The end is near. No mortal army can withstand this fell foe Ten thousand tried and failed; they soon were brought low Can nothing halt this tide of the restless dead? Who will deliver us from this realm of dread? Now, see the ashen hands arise See the bodies made of lies See the hatred in their eyes Unending fear will be spread throughout the land Domination has been planned In the grip of ashen hands Where are the heroes? Let them come, let them come. The land is forsaken And undone; and undone x 3 Now, see the ashen hands arise See the bodies made of lies See the hatred in their eyes Unending fear will be spread throughout the land Domination has been planned In the grip of ashen hands
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There’s a camp of traders selling all you can dream of and more, All you need is silver but beware just what you bargain for. Is your land in danger? Do your armies of farmers not have the skill? Maybe we’re your saviours… …or the ones coming in for the kill! We are merchants of menace Our stock and trade is in blood We are merchants of menace To us men are but mud Skalds proclaim our glory; weapons bristling shield bosses shine Cowards flee before us; turn, stand now and fight us and die. Where the slaughters thickest; there you’ll find us for there we belong Harbingers of justice; you can pay us for right or wrong… We are merchants of menace Our stock and trade is in blood We are merchants of menace To us men are but mud Now the camp lies empty; turned your dreams into nightmares for sure We took all your silver, but hey, it’s you that we’re fighting for! We are merchants of menace Our stock and trade is in blood We are merchants of menace To us men are but mud We are merchants of menace For us the world stands aside We are merchants of menace Deals done, and now we ride!
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The Siege 06:07
For seven years we’ve lived in fear. Our walls stand strong, we must hold on. Wave after wave, our blood they crave. Hold, we must hold. If we fall we lose it all. The siege begins; we can’t give in. Day turns to night but still we fight. Wave after wave, thousands meet the grave. Hold, we must hold. If we fall we lose it all. Hold the line x 4 The men are tired and weary; their blood runs through the city, ‘Til death we do our duty and there can be no pity, The enemy keep coming; the walls are broken, burning, But don’t you think of running hold the line… We must… Hold, we must hold. If we fall we lose the wall.
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Starlight 03:10
Did you look to the sky in your search for the answers? Did you follow the sign to the place that you seek? Did you answer the calling, that you hear in your nightmares? Is it worth the wait to fulfill your fate? Did you lose all your hope at the first sight of danger? Did you seize every moment or surrender to fear? Did you curse at the sunrise for the struggle the day brings? Is it worth your time just to take what's mine? Is it worth it all just to watch me fall? Starlight will show the way, to end your pain (Waiting for the day) Find what you're searching for, and hear my call, in the end you will fall! Can you seek out the truth from the lies that surround you? Can you follow the path when temptations arise? Can you find the courage when the burden is crushing? Will you see the light in the blackened sky? Will you search for me, will you set me free? Starlight will show the way, to end your pain (Waiting for the day) Find what you're searching for, and hear my call, I wait for my fall My final day draws near Fate is clear (Destiny awaits) I see the blinding light of starfire burning before my eyes
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Hardrada 07:02
Norwegian King arrives on English shores, ‘Ruthless’ his name; and Fulford Gate it falls. Now silence reigns over a bloodied field, At Stamford Bridge there was no chance to yield. Their shattered shields no longer stand in line. Glorious dead in Valhalla now dine. On raven’s wings they came here in Odin’s name. Oath-sworn to serve their Lord; death was their last reward. Hardrada, you and your armada, Experienced disaster, Your men they died for you. Hardrada, Norwegians call you master, But hear the Saxon laughter, Your men they died, And you died too. Three hundred ships set sail to bring his war, At battle’s end they need but twenty-four. On raven’s wings they came here in Odin’s name. Oath-sworn to serve their Lord; death was their last reward. Hardrada, you and your armada, Experienced disaster, Your men they died for you. Hardrada, Norwegians call you master, But hear the Saxon laughter, Your men they died, And you died too. All hail the King x 4 All hail the King x 4 Hardrada, you and your armada, Experienced disaster, Your men they died for you. Hardrada, Norwegians call you master, But hear the Saxon laughter, Your men they died, And you died too. x 2
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The verdict’s in and for your sins its time to meet your maker Sentence begins; let’s send him in, its time to meet your maker Pull the rope tight head towards the light its time to meet your maker The blade will fall your head will roll and you will meet your maker Right and wrong have no meaning here Pleas for mercy fall on deaf ears It begins, now they will decide Payments due and the price could be your life State your case but don’t be deceived Desert justice; there’s no reprieve Quake with fear as they make their choice All comes clear as your fate is given voice The verdict’s in and for your sins its time to meet your maker Sentence begins; let’s send him in, its time to meet your maker Pull the rope tight head towards the light its time to meet your maker The blade will fall your head will roll and you will meet your maker You pay for your crimes with your life In this land justice comes at the end of a knife One last look to the sky its your time No last words no goodbyes as you die The blade brings with it your release Pain will cease; be at peace Your one regret is that you could have won Feel the sun; the end’s begun The verdict’s in and for your sins its time to meet your maker Sentence begins; let’s send him in, its time to meet your maker Pull the rope tight head towards the light its time to meet your maker The blade will fall your head will roll and you will meet your maker Meet your maker…

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Our first foray into recorded war cries! A 13 track BattleAlbum ready to lay siege to your eardrums!

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released December 1, 2016

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The world famous Mercenary Metal band!

Seriously Unserious Power/Heavy Metal from the walled city of Jorvik..

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