|THE BLOOD OF VENGEANCE :|
contains the essence of the Ancient race or Original Gods
who were dethroned by the current Dynasty of Heaven. This
blood burns for revenge. This blood burns to take back
its rightful place in the Palace of the Sky. This blood
will ignite the Flames of Rebellion and the Grand
Conflict begins ! ! ! ! ! ! !
|INVICTUS is a
Hymn to Power, extolling the strength of the Spirit/Will.
A tribute to the Power in oneself ! It is a kick in
theface to any and all the problems, opposition,
oppression, wrong doing, etc., that one encounters in
life. If you trust in the Power of your Soul/Instinct,
you will survive. You may be bloody, but never, ever
vanquished ! ! ! ! ! ! !
|MIND, BODY, SPIRIT :|
|On the road to
Hell, on the Edge of Chaos, War, Fire and Ruin, Humanity
comes to know itself Divine! Man/Woman=God/Goddess. We
awaken to the ancient Power that resides within us. Our
intellect, our physical self/expression, and our
Soul/Spirit are all connected, ONE ! The BODY is our
Energy, the MIND is the key by which we can imagine and
achieve anything, and the SPIRIT housed within our Flesh,
is the Power source of our Might, Strength, Will,
Force and Resistance. Endyamon sees into the future and knows that his line will continue. The children of Emalaith and he will finally live long enough to carry the line even further. Endyamon/Humanity learn that they don't need or want the Gods to meddle in their affairs anymore, for Humanity/Endyamon, know themselves to be GODS/GODDESSES. The slower end section of the song can be thought of as "the turning away".
THE ARMS OF THE DEATH GOD (INSTRUMENTAL)
|THROUGH BLOOD AND FIRE :|
arrival of the wrath of the Godhead in full battle rage,
proclaiming omniscient power and divine might. Humanity
counters with a calm, cool defense. Endyamon knows that
the Gods will never reveal the answers to the questions
which plague us, or show any mercy or understanding for
the Human condition. He also knows that the time of the
Gods is nearly through and Humanity's time is soon in
coming. Therefore he waits, watches and fights when
necessary. In the midst of tyranny, WE WILL RISE ! ! !
Like the "MARRIAGE" albums, here we also have
various recurring musical and lyrical themes which
represent certain ideas, people or emotions. Again some
are boldly stated while others are transformed into
alternate shapes. These are the threads or ties that bind
the songs together.
|SWORD OF THE GODS :|
|An Epic in the
VIRGIN STEELE tradition. "THE SWORD", is the
antagonist/opposer to Endyamon. "THE SWORD", is
a servant/weapon of the Gods who patrols Heaven, Hell,
Purgatory and Earth, striking fear and delivering pain
and death to those who oppose the Gods' will. "THE
SWORD" has delivered the death blow to Endyamon and
Emalaith many times. In Endyamon, "THE SWORD"
recognizes a worthy opponent and does respect and fear
him. The sparks fly fast and furious between them.
|GOD OF OUR SORROWS :|
|Came about by
accident or perhaps Fate. I arrived at the studio one
morning, (after another late night session), to find the
engineer a complete physical wreck! He had gone out on
the town after the session and was suffering for it.
While I waited for him to recover, I sat at the piano and
began playing and singing. Five minutes later "GOD
OF OUR SORROWS", was born. Being very excited and
having no sympathy for the engineer whatsoever, I said:
"Steve, get your ass in gear I want to record this
now ! ! !" He promptly did and here is the result.
Oh, and I might add, the recording and mixing of this
song restored him completely! More evidence of the
Healing Powers of VIRGIN STEELE.
|VOW OF HONOUR :|
shortly after on this same day. I see this as a prelude
to DEFIANCE. A primal, ancient summons and pledge.A call
to arms, sung from the Mountains to the Sea !
|DEFIANCE is a
song of pure rebellion. A sword to the neck of tyranny
and an oath to defy any and all oppression. Prometheus
could have shouted this out to Zeus from his crag in the
Caucasus. Forge the iron of your will and answer the
|DUST FROM THE BURNING (SEASON IN PURGATORY) :|
|As you can see,
the action of our tale shifts back and forth through time
and place. In "DUST", Endyamon has awakened to
the knowledge of his former life and death in all 7 of
his incarnations. He's back from Purgatory and he's ready
to kill ! ! ! ! ! ! ! The ending of the song leads into
the short instrumental fragment.
|A WHISPER OF DEATH :|
shift in the action. The quiet opening verse takes place
with our friend Endyamon still in Purgatory. Once the
power kicks in, he is back in present time and the
slaughtering forges forward in earnest. Sometimes the
Gods win, sometimes Humanity wins, but neither side backs
down. War rains through all 7 Points of Darkness and
Light and the Skies
are alive with the sounds of mayhem, rage, wrath, love and death. The Gods are crying out for the blood of Endyamon and Emalaith, for the time of the birth of the Twins is near and the Gods are fearful. Perhaps they recognize their own image in the face of Humanity, and this makes them afraid. Several musical themes recur here, listen closely.
|DOMINION DAY :|
DAY, Humanity is expressing its hope for a favorable
outcome of the WAR OF WARS, and we look forward to that
not so distant DAY with great, unbound joy ! All brothers
and sisters unite, for We are One, and the Day of
Reckoning draws nigh ! ! !
|A SHADOW OF FEAR :|
|A SHADOW OF
FEAR, is a cold steele ice-pick of Terror and
disorientation driven straight through the Heart of
Humanity. We are struck down by the High Ones, for what
they consider to be our, "over reaching
aspirations". We of course fight back ! ! ! If any
of us had any doubts before about the full capacity for
tyranny, abuse, and mercilessness of the Powers of the
Heavens, we are secure now in the Knowledge that we can
expect no quarter and we of course shall give no
quarter.Another moment of pain, another death, another
flame that burns away our old life and baptizes us into a
|VENI, VIDI, VICI :|
|As we arrive at
VENI, VIDI, VICI, we find Endyamon addressing the Godhead
directly for the last time. He doesn't expect an answer,
but it is his nature to press on regardless. He
questions, "Why must I who has suffered so much
still suffer, why do you require absolute worship and
obedience, why do you want us to fear you, etc."
Endyamon tells the Omniscient One, if you do not alter
your treatment, terms, response and behaviour towards us
then you leave me no choice, but to completely
annihilate you! The Sky Father does not listen, the final assault begins and the Gods are vanquished ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Endyamon and Humanity are VICTORIOUS ! ! ! ! ! ! ! He sings, "I CROWN US KINGS", ushering in a moment of total delirious joy along with a new GOLDEN AGE! The Twins shall be born, the Line will continue and Emalaith and Endyamon
can live out the span of their years in peace (we hope!). Of course there is a question ... Will Humanity use its new found Power wisely and well, or will this Power corrupt from within like a cancer, leaving the next Generation no choice but to overthrow Us many Moons from now ??????? THE CHOICE, ... is Ours. Use the Power well ! ! ! ! ! ! ! BY THE GODS . . . OURSELVES ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !