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ASTRONOMIKON - Dark Gorgon Rising

Band: Astronomikon
Album: Dark Gorgon Rising
Genre: Power Metal
Type: Full-Length
Year: 2013
Label: Pure Legend Records

TRACKLIST:
01. Ad Astra Per Aspera
02. Anatolia
03. Son of Seriphos
04. Witch Hunter
05. The Spell I'm Under
06. Dramatis Personae
07. Dark Gorgon Rising
08. Bloodborn
09. The Stone Abomination
10. For You I Will Die Young
11. A Sad Day at Argos
12. Perseas Eurymedon

Lyrics:

1. Ad Astra Per Aspera

[Instrumental]
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2. Anatolia

I'll make your life a living hell, I'll turn your sorrow into pain
Oh lay oh lay me to bed with the dragon
I am the legend of this land, this savage beast I shall command
I swear to all before the first shadows fall
This is the story of a man who became a hero on this land
He slayed the Gorgon, gave meaning to this blind society
He fought with pride, defied the Gods he fell in love, embraced the lust
Thousands of years of hollow emptiness

Oh Anatolia, oh the world is a mirror of reality
Oh Anatolia unchain the deadly flame

I'll make your life a living hell, I'll turn your sorrow into pain
Oh lay oh lay me to bed with the dragon
I am the legend of this land, this savage beast I shall command
I swear to all before the first shadows fall

Oh Anatolia, oh the world is a mirror of reality
Oh Anatolia I welcome you to Hell
Oh Anatolia, oh the world is a mirror of reality
Oh Anatolia is burning, unchain the deadly flame
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3. Son of Seriphos

It's a shame your own kind driven to the wild sea
The prophet he warned you that there will be hell to pay

Now Danae holds him in her arms, his words echoing through her hair
She sings her lullabies and keeps him warm and safe
As the storm and wind push the chest to the ocean

A drowning death you gave me and death you shall receive
The one you betrayed will bury you one day
To rise against your kindred is a sin
The prophet is true, your flesh will rot away

Forsaken, oh save me from a cold abandoned grave
An island before me and a stranger in my way

The fisherman Dictys found the chest near the rocks
He seems like no ordinary man
And as she announced that the infant is no less than a king
He saved her, took her as his daughter

A drowning death you gave me and death you shall receive
The one you betrayed will bury you one day
To rise against your kindred is a sin
The prophet is true and vanity is our fate

Cause good deeds, like the evil ones
Return to those who commit them...
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4. Witch Hunter

With sword in his hand he left Seriphos
The words of the king were to take her soul
Danae's lost in her loneliness she cannot bear the pain
He travelled through mountains up in the north
3 women of grey with hearts of stone
He took their only connection to the outside world
The evil eye that helped them see

Hunter, the hunter of death

They stood there disgusting, evil in soul
If they wanted to see the rest of the world
They had to confess where the fairies live
He needs the sandals
From Hermes he took, and un-breakable sword
A shield by Athena protector of all
If not by her stare he would lay there frozen, made of stone
Forgotten in the ruins
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5. The Spell I'm Under

In dark and lifeless waters is where he came to be
To find the hideous monster he has to find the nymphs
They have bad tempered wicked soul and dwell in pools of blood
The underworld and river styx a sight oh so sad

This was their own damnation to rule the rivers of Hell and what he came to find
But they were not immortal they feared his silver blade the winged sandals

The spell that I'm under my spirit asunder
Watching you die is satisfying the hunger
The spell that I'm under the beautiful hunter
The one who will rid us from the terrible monster
The spell that I'm under my spirit asunder watching
You die is satisfying the hunger
Into this cold world olympian order
Abomination

The story of young Narcissus was always in his head
Echo swims in filthy waters, wishing she were dead
The evil stench of their embrace, these creatures of this Hell
He wish he were in another place, young maidens in his bed

This was their own damnation to rule the rivers of Hell and what he came to find
But they were not immortal they feared his silver blade the special pouch
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6. Dramatis Personae

I've been waiting for so long
Felt the fire burn inside me
And I hear the siren's song
That my doom will come to find me

In my mind the kingdom lies beyond the sun

Last calling for my name
On the horizon
You won't save me
My father if I'm slain
I'll rise again for you

Follow me, shelter me father of my sins
Crossing the cyan sky
Stay with me oh won't you stay with me
Oh protect me from her evil stare
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7. Dark Gorgon Rising

(Oh beware blood-thirsty killer) She lurks into the dungeon
(Eyes so cold, the strike of the beast) Oh what monstrosity
Don't dare to enter her den you'll join the rest of them
A pile of bones and no morning light no morning light for you to see

Over this I discover me

In river tombs
Where the oceans are deep and dark
She waits for you
In river tombs
All the statues of stone, stone inside
In river tombs
Now the snake will devour you
She'll eat you alive
A little tomb, one of your own
To rest eternally

Gotta beware of this evil creature oh used to be so beautiful
A lovely maiden from the north, oh cursed Athena
Cursed fates what I've become? Just to stare into the sun
Snakes for hair and a hissing tongue whistling evil chanting songs

He found the 3 Gorgons Medusa the only mortal one
Serpent scales, bronze hands, golden wings, god-provided shield
He saw her reflection, behind the ancient columns, lifted the sword
Beheaded the beast, awaken sisters screaming eerie sounds of anger and despair

Run, run, run away!!!
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8. Bloodborn

I want to fly away now, I want to go back to my land
I see this creature right beside me, oh so beautiful
How can a head so frightening give birth to a winged miracle
Oh feast your eyes it is he, the bloodborn

Fly away

The mighty god Poseidon, he would not let it come to life
But with Medusa's death it's free to fly
Stamina, pace and power will take me back where I belong
To once again be by her side, the hardest task is done?

Innocence in your heart makes sense
Look into her eyes and tell me
While you turn to stone my friend
Innocence and my soul descends
To the underworld of Hades
Was it worth the fall of man?
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9. The Stone Abomination

Never even knew existed a myth along the men
From the depths of the abyss it came to ravage man
Dragon of Poseidon, unearthly beast
It would take a miracle to save the Fairy Queen
From the sky the rider oh now she'll be free

Look at that beautiful princess tied upon a rock
Paying for her mother's sins she's offering her soul
It's flying right towards me to bring down Pegasus
I take out Medusa's head the monster dies alone
Fight fire with fire oh from the snake-eyed witch

Behold Medusa's head
On and on you sail away
I hold Medusa's head
Cease your crying and feast your eyes on this

Stone abomination, the vanity of the gods
They told me what a blasphemy is to challenge the divine
Veil of the virgin, girl oh why you look so sad?
I walk to Andromeda to hold her in my arms
Fight fire with fire oh from the snake-eyed witch
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10. For You I Will Die Young

He who goes to seek the Gorgon is unlikely to return
His mother will cry in sorrow in a funeral he will burn
But he is the one exception hero like the burning sun
Oh Persea Eurymedon be the ruler of the land

Oh the beast has fallen back to where it belongs
And I see a princess tied in chains to a rock
I call upon the Northern Wind, the Nereids and The Venus Queen
To ask the king for her hand in marriage
And though it wasn't meant to be, it seems that it's our destiny
To have her in my chambers before sunset
She is the healer of my forsaken soul

Cause you are the princess of my life
The queen of my everlasting toll
How can you save me?
From olden times, for you I will die young

But Phineus he came along
To interrupt our wedding song
And Cepheus what a treachery, he vanished
And now what does that stupid fool want
To give up all I ever wanted?
I swear that he will dwell in the death silence
I take the serpent head and turn them into stone

The falling rain, the fall with the flame

Oh King Polydectes now its your turn....
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11. A Sad Day at Argos

Oh one day the oracle it made his blood chill
Told him one day that he'll be killed
If he met her son he was forced to lock her up
To never find a man who would give her a child

A sad day at Argos, wipe the blood from a stone
Oh Acrisius what have you done?
Oh Acrisius you know the time has come

But because of Zeus she was free from darkness
By a god she was left with child
For in front of the King he could not take his chances
Banished her in a wooden box in the sea

A sad day at Argos, wipe the blood from a stone
Oh Acrisius what have you done?
Oh Acrisius you know the time has come

The boy escaped what's done is done

Against the mortal warrior, you faced him once again
You always thought you'll never, ever meet again
He learned of Larissa and he went there instead
He should have stayed at Argos now the King is dead
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12. Perseas Eurymedon

Look to the sky, a hero in the stars, he earned his immortality protector over us
A mortal among them so different and lost
He longs so much to be reborn return back to us
He is our nemesis inheritance, our pride
There with the other gods of cultures so divine
He falls in love and fights again the Gorgon in the sky
Raise your royal sword and lead us with a battle cry

Oh look up in the sky immortality
Andromeda and Medusa they're all there to see
The sins of all mankind and what's to be (Oh save me, forgive my ignorance)
Corruption in high places and our vanity
A war between all races and humanity
The age of our heroes is no more

I'm waiting for you the chosen one to speak to me in ancient tongue
Can't you see in this world we've lost all hope
Oh ancient gods of war! A voice commanding you
From a dark window to nowhere now you scream and scream the world is ending only Perseas will stand tall! Immortality!

Oh Persea Eurymedon beware, they will try to corrupt you too up there
They will tell you lies, hide the truth try to shift the blame right on to you
They will tell you leave your ancestors
To their fate and forgive them for their faults
We have learned a great lesson from you there is nothing impossible to do
When we are alone and need a friend we can look up in the sky you will be there
We have come to the end of this tale and our desert will finally see the rain...
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13. Rocka Rolla Sword

[No lyrics available]

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