Death on Red Wings (album)

by Phyrexia

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Over a year in development, Phyrexia's long overdue debut album 'Death on Red Wings' is finally ready for release. This record defines the first 4 years of the band's existence, featuring an all original track-list composed between 2007 and 2011:

1. Bladewing
2. Children of the Dawn
3. Ophelia (Instrumental)
4. 1914
5. Bloodfire Colossus
6. At the End of Fear, Oblivion
7. Godslayer
8. An Aristeia's End
9. Ophelia Reprise (Instrumental)
10. The Serpent's Retribution

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released December 16, 2012

Phyrexia are; Daniel Saunders, Vicki Thompson, Elliot Beaver, Paul Nazarkardeh, Simon McAuliffe and Tom Atherton

Written and performed © Phyrexia 2007 - 2012

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Tom Sullivan @ Castlepathia

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Track Name: Bladewing
Lyrics by Daniel Saunders, arranged by Elliot Beaver

Smoke fills the air, scent of cinder is there
The ground shakes, the earth quakes
In desperate fear I stand, a distant silhouette
Zooming from afar, that visage I shall ne’er forget
A dragon enraged by fire, engulfed in death
Raging ever higher, light the funeral pyre
Roarix Bladewing, guide Thy flame,
Come to strike again!

Sonic boom, sound of thunder
Lightning flashes, death hereafter
Rain of blood, smouldering flesh
Death on red wings, Bladewing forever!

Ground into dust, humans fall to the ground
No-one stands against Bladewing the Risen,
Legendary creature of nightmarish design
Wherefore didst thou rise again?
Necromancy, death in red magic
Summoned destroyer, demon among dragons
Wherefore to feast again? Strike from the grave,
Leave the living in pain!
Track Name: Children of the Dawn
Coming of a one winged angel,
Nightmare truth returned,
Feel the discord in my soul,
Misanthropic messiah,

Distant call beneath the earth
Last remnants of chaos’ legacy

Unholy revelations,
Geostigma infected,
My resolution to sail,
The darkness of the cosmos

Resanctify this holy ground, hordes of chaos running loose,
Wreaking havoc forevermore leaving nothing but an empty ruin,

Disciples of destruction, forbidden reunion
Distant struggle for revolution, never ending
Children of the dawn, a new world order,
Left with no survivors, eradicate existence,
Destroy this world, final Armageddon
Sephiroth’s vision, metamorphosis
Children of Jenova, baptised in bloodshed,
All life will end
Track Name: 1914
Lyrics written and arranged by Elliot Beaver

1914, bullets fly across the field,
Searching for another unnamed tomb,
As my soul departs my body, I look back
Wretched, hated, sum of humankind,
Conflict has awakened my lust for the sanctuary contained
Within the omnipresent death,

Eye for an eye, life for a life
I cannot see beyond this rage,
Bloodlust is consuming,
Dark psychosis eroding all that’s of shattered reality
Eye for an eye, life for a life

Lost in the destruction,
exalting in obliteration
Finally free in the act
spilling the blood of my fellow man

..We all die here.

I must desecrate,
I must terminate,
I must desecrate,
Absolute power

..Bring your fear.
..Bring your hate.
The dead will never rise again,
You will never rise again.
Track Name: Bloodfire Colossus
Lyrics written by Daniel Saunders, arranged by Elliot Beaver

Ancient ritual of deadly design, forged by those with power in mind,
An ancient sect, wizards of red, all life hangs by a thread,
Cult of the dragon, cult of the beast, A great colossus long since deceased,
Sought to revive this deadly creature, little did they know it was ready to feast,
The magic users fell to their knees, lost their heads, executioner’s fee
The beast emerged hungry for more, on towards the mountain it roared,
Blood spewed from all sides, Creature was unstable, ritual had not completed, Bloodfire was imperfect,

Bloodfire Colossus
Creature of Destiny
Going to implode, Going to explode
Resurrected demon, destroyer of worlds
Your resurrection is life’s destruction.

Feel the blood boiling,
See the fire burning,
Creature calling,
Demon roaring.

Round and round, gathering more speed, taking many lives, an endless feed
Flowstone flood, out of control, fuel the fire that was its need,
Burn the soil and purify the air, Night blazed like a flare,
Terrifying beast of mass destruction, creature of colossal evil,
The embers burnt and died, flesh tormented and fried,
Sooner or later it was going to explode, Bloodfire razed the ground,
It would not die alone.
Track Name: At the End of Fear, Oblivion
Lyrics written and arranged by Elliot Beaver

I lie broken here on this field full of the rotting dead,
Blood leaks from my wounded chest, the ravens flie above,
the scavenging carrion come to devour my flesh,
Once I have seen the darkness descend for the last time

At the end of fear oblivion

AS the last glow passes out of my eyes,
I see nothing but an endless void
Spiralling ever downward into nothingness
Everything unified by the darkness,
This cannot be all there is, infinite space of cold emptiness
and miserable death..
I leave this life by a bitter end, and now I float motionless in a sea of blackest night nthing in sight as i drift
eternally enclosed by the realms of infinity

Confined to the paradox of wandering a dead cosmos,
All my deeds go unpunished no price for the crime of sin,
no hell or any heaven, sorrow misery and pain
all now worthless in the end, conscience is all that's left

Now twilight descends and night is falling fast,
I don't understand this doom lain before me
so many questions to be unanswered, dislodged from any plain of existance,
I feel the fated blade pierce my ribcage again,
passing right through my armour there was no endless void
Was it all an illusion? I can taste the blood in my mouth
We mortals are but shadows and dust drifting in the sands of time.
Track Name: Godslayer
Lyrics written and arranged by Elliot Beaver

War erupts from the skies bathing the world in flame,
civilizations collapse, a new apocalypse,

Godslayer
Forgotten
Forsaken,
Annihilation

The dawn will never come, cancerous religion
Beyond the catacombs, sword of the ancients,
Cast relic of chatic uncreation, forged with the last sworn,
cast down from heaven,

By obsidian blade, you'll see the truth in the lies,
By obsidian blade, you'll see the end of your lives.
Track Name: An Aristea's End
Lyrics written and arranged by Elliot Beaver

The world has bowed, Beneath my sword
Hewn and destroyed, Legions of Bodies
lie at my feet, All cut down
A crimson lake, Reflects my face

God of destruction,
Ancient terror
Final empty victory

No mercy for the weak, Fleeing for life,
Living on battlefields, Like cattle to slaughter,
They fall on my blade, Sacrificed
To the god that dwells within my blood

And so the fight becomes meaningless,
A pointless struggle, No honour, no glory
In this end the only battle
Left to fight, Towards suicide
Track Name: The Serpent's Retribution
Lyrics written and arranged by Elliot Beaver

Amongst the forgotten ruins
Lying bloodied and shackled
On the barren ground, consumed
in the fires of your betrayal
Demon of the poisoned tongue
throughout the ages long
Sire of mortal tragedy
And sorrow’s dark harbinger
Your deeds carved wounds in the earth
and the flesh of innocence
By blood rites I invoke you,
Hear this hymn of retribution
Your blood shall quench the land
and set my spirit free
to walk the path of absolution

Voices, of the dead
Calling, out to me
Brother, betrayed
Purity, defiled

I hear your voice
From below the grave
Unbearable
was his treachery
Unrelenting
was his venom
Unending
was your suffering

My brother, can you hear me?
Your blood cries out from beyond the veil
My brother, can you hear me?
I shall be a dagger in the traitor’s heart.

I shall walk the path of hate
This is my vow.
I will seek vengeance
Unto my death

Descent into the twilight
This starless and bleak land
Shadows breeding in the depth
I see a black mountain
breaking the dark horizon
By infernos crowned
and screams surrounded
a gateway to infinity
emprisoned by A dark fortress
Driven by winds of wrath
and legacies of blood
I ascend the hidden paths
There lies the wretched demon
Blinded by dread curses
Chamber covered in sigils
An empyrean tomb

As I plunge the blade
into his flesh
Searing pain in my chest
A demon I am

My brother, can you hear me?
Your blood cries out from beyond the veil
My brother, can you hear me?
My blood seals the oath of your cursed death