Hardrada

by Ossiyan

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terry cuyler
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terry cuyler I've always loved a song that could tell me a good story. And with 6 Doomtastic tracks Ossiyan manages to tell the tale of the last Norse king Haraldr "Hardrada" Sigurðarsongiven an the the ill fated Battle of Stamford Bridge that end with it's Swan Swan Song ...And To Valhalla We Ride that leaves you wanting more. Favorite track: ...And To Valhalla We Ride.
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PJD Harold Hardrada, the last great Viking King. This album tells the story of his ill fated invasion of England in 1066. The English repelled him only to succumb to William the Conquer a month later. History set to doom metal, what could be better?
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The First Release from Valiant Doom Band "Ossiyan".

"A concept album overflowing with intricate storytelling and consummate musicianship, by the end of Hardrada you’ll be as bruised and breathless as the victors of the mighty battle Ossiyan so expertly bring to life."

-Worship Metal Review-

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released May 11, 2015

A.Wisbey - Vocals
J.Butler - Bass
M.Shankey - Drums
O.Isaac - Guitars

All music composed and performed by Ossiyan

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by the Mighty Ajeet Gill at Hell Fire Studios.

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Ossiyan London, UK

Ossiyan are a London based band who formed in the summer of 2014. From early rehearsals it became clear that the band wanted to try something beyond the conventional parameters of heavy metal music. Combining traditional stoner/doom riffs with mountain sized drums, spoken verse and powerful vocals. ... more

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Track Name: Hardrada
HARDRADA

All Hail The Great King Hardrada
Here to a forge a legacy in sail, steel and blood
Ten Thousand Death Warriors kneel at his feet
To the bruised skies we look above

All Hail The Great King Hardrada
Prey to the Goddess of the sea
Prey for a hearty wars and honoured death
Take back this land once lost

All Hail The Great King Hardrada
The Great King of the Northern Plains
Take back this land once ours
The North Sea Empire shall grow again.

All Hail The Great King Hardrada
For you our King ,
For Odin our God,
We shall fight until the end…
Track Name: Parting Of The Seas
PARTING OF THE SEAS

We set sail drunk on rage and power
The cold waves crash against our war machine
A sense of steel pumps through our strong hearts
Row on and on you were born to die
We'll crush your country, frenzied hate of you
There nothing left and all in Northern now.

There is a feeling I look to the Southern waves
I look to you to widen our mighty breed
There is a feeling growing in this Northern nation
For Odin's children,
Parting of the Seas
Parting of the Seas
Parting of the Seas

We see your land, your scared holy shore
We see your fear, a fear of what will be
Our Strongest believe terrorises your half souls
This Serpent ship is all you'll ever know
No mercy show for this green and pleasant land
We're from the ice and all is cold now

There is a feeling I look to the Southern waves
I look to you to widen our mighty breed
There is a feeling growing in this Northern nation
For Odin's children
Parting of the seas
Parting of the seas
Parting of the seas

Landed we on this quite shore
All is muted, silence before war
Moving inland we scour the earth
Our enraged violence we give birth

This is our land to stake claim
Rising this bloody golden flame
This is our land to retrieve
Oh Odin We Believe!!!

Great Hardrada urges us on and on
Through this land and lost old Kingdom
We are the might of the Great Ol' Northmen
And to hell we do send

March on now to war!!!
March on now to war!!!
March on now to war!!!
Track Name: Dawn Of The Fallen
DAWN OF THE FALLEN

Standing on this hill today
We're looking down into the fray
This town will fall like the others
We are the strongest true believers

It is the Dawn of the Fallen
Out numbered, we the hunted
It is the Dawn of the Fallen
And we will stand our ground.

Marching through these Saxon fields
Old England now is on her knees
Follow the King of strength and might
And in the distance we see the new fight.

It is the Dawn of the Fallen
Out numbered, we the hunted
It is the Dawn of the Fallen
And we shall stand our ground.
Track Name: Not One Step Backwards
NOT ONE STEP BACKWARD

King Harold fights with a nation under his crown
Willing and desperate to defend this holy land each and every town
We Northmen here to claim back the Nordic Empire
Are isolated, cut off, held on Stamford Bridge, shall burn in English fire.

300 of us stand alone on this bridge,
One by one reaching our final resting place
Even with so few we war on and die with furied grace
Not one step backwards, Hardrada shall never surrender come what may.

Seas of arrows come from the skies,
One of which shall bring our final demise,

A chilling cry is heard,
Hardrada is fallen
Hardrada has fallen
The last King of the Vikings has fallen...

This war drags on cold, frostbitten
Lost in this land none are forgiven
Soon we will know
Our fate is calling
Soon we will know
Our fate is dawning

I look to my past, feels long ago
Now we are dying, Spirit is low
Soon we will know
Our fate is calling
Soon we will know
Our fate is dawning

Now we know what honour is
The friends we buried died for this
Soon we will know our light is fading
Soon we will know Odin is calling

This raid of rage of pillage is gone
Hardrada's ships have sailed back home
Leaving us here, now we are dying
And up to these skies, now we are riding...
Track Name: War Weary
WAR WEARY

Limbs are swollen, heavy to lift
Blows to the minds are dazed, in this blood bath, war crazed.
Some men crying cut there friends adrift
Too weary to march on in this war heaven

This ancient isle was ready for our heads
Tore into us with raging mad, anger and hate
Our deep and chilling bellow they have answered.
That force was hardened steel obsessed with our….

War Weary,
Upon this day we lost way
War Weary
Upon the day, we die today...

Exhausted hours pass more ground lost back
A hundred battles, raids, Hardrada never fallen
Today wave o' wave of thunderous attack is coming
Odin greets many souls in our war heaven

War Weary,
Upon this day we lost way
War Weary
Upon the day, we die today...
Track Name: ...And To Valhalla We Ride
…AND TO VALHALLA WE RIDE.

Standing on these hills today
We looking down into the fray
We are the Gods of all the wars
From these skies you hear our roars!!!

It is the Dawn of the Fallen
And we are the honoured
It is the Dawn of the Fallen
…and To Valhalla we ride!!!

It is the Dawn of the Fallen
And we are the honoured
It is the Dawn of the Fallen
…and To Valhalla we ride!!!

…and To Valhalla we ride!!!

…and To Valhalla we ride!!!