Disciples of the Crow

by Shadow Witch

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Released by SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS
all songs written and performed by Shadow Witch
SHADOW WITCH ASCAP 2017

"Disciples Of The Crow is a Stoner/Doom Metal Masterpiece !" outlawsofthesun.blogspot.com/2017/12/shadow-witch-disciples-of-crow-album.html

"Disciples of the Crow is a considerable achievement for Shadow Witch and a firm declaration of who they are" theobelisk.net/obelisk/2017/12/05/shadow-witch-disciples-of-the-crow-review-stream/

"one of the VERY finest releases of 2017" www.riffrelevant.com/2017/12/17/shadow-witch-disciples-of-the-crow-album-review-full-streams/

"Shadow Witch have raised the ante and excitement with a more daring and genuinely exciting record." doomcharts.com/2018/01/02/doom-charts-for-december-2017/

"Disciples Of The Crow handily confirms the brilliant promises of Sun Killer" www.metal-integral.com/fr/chroniques/6212/shadow-witch/chronique-disciples-of-the-crow.html

"Sometimes a band appears and manages to cut a swathe through all the bullshit of genres and sub-genres by just delivering good old fashioned, well structured, superbly written and arranged rock songs and in doing so manages to unite fans of all the genres of metal and rock under one flag. Shadow Witch, from Kingston, New York, are one such band..." stonerking1.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/shadow-witch-disciples-of-crow-review.html

"A phenomenal slice of music rooted, but never beholden to, the past, is in a nutshell what makes Shadow Witch so damn good. With “Disciples Of The Crow” they truly fly, and there is gold lurking in the darkness here."
www.maximumvolumemusic.com/review-shadow-witch-disciples-crow-2017/

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released December 15, 2017

Recorded May~August 2017 by Earl Walker Lundy
at Temple of the Downward Witness

Mixed and mastered by Paul Orofino
at Millbrook Sound Studio

cover illustration ~ EWL after Frank Frazetta
logo ~ David Paul Seymour
layout and graphics ~ Bill Kole
photo ~ Kristin Troost Hall

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Shadow Witch Kingston, New York

SHADOW WITCH is
David Pannullo ~ bass
Doug “dougy beans” Thompson ~ drums
Earl Walker Lundy ~ vocals, mellotron, samples
Jeremy H. Hall ~ guitars

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Track Name: Love Could Be Like This
LET ME IN IT SAID
THE VOICE OUTSIDE HER WINDOW
LET ME IN IT SAID
STEAM UPON THE GLASS
IN HER VIRGIN'S BED SHE KNOWS SHE MUST BE DREAMING
IF I DREAM SHE SAID
LOVE COULD BE LIKE THIS

LOVE IS DEATH ~ LOVE'S LIFE
LOVE IS DAY ~ IT'S NIGHT
LOVE IS BLACK ~ IT'S WHITE
LOVE IS WRONG ~ IT'S RIGHT

LET HIM IN IT SAID
THE VOICE INSIDE HER DREAMING
LET HIM IN IT SAID
LOVE HAS COME AT LAST
SHE THREW THE WINDOW OPEN
AND A COLD WIND KISSED HER SKIN
IN HIS EYES A BEAST'S COLD LUST
SHE SAW THE DREAMING END
LET HIM IN IT SAID
LOVE IS LIKE A SCREAM

LOVE PLEASURE AND PAIN
LOVE DESERT AND RAIN
LOVE IS DEATH ~ LOVE LIFE
LOVE IS BLIND ~ IT'S SIGHT

NOW YOU ARE DREAMING AND IN YOUR DREAMS
ALL THINGS ARE NOT AS THEY SEEM
WOLVES COME AS SHEEP TO THIS COOL NIGHT SPRING
FORMS RISE AND FALL IN THE STEAM

OLDER THAN EMERALDS AM I
DARKER THAN SHADOWS AT NIGHT
Track Name: Reap
A TERRIBLE LEARNING IN THE GARDEN
FATHER SAID WE WEREN'T TO KNOW
GOD DAMNED FOOLS WE LOST OUR WAY HOME
DRIVEN FROM THE GARDEN DOOR
THE SERPENT'S KNOWLEDGE IS ON THE GROUND NOW
SLITHERING DOWN THAT GRIMY ROAD
IT'S LONELY GOING AND BONES WE'RE THROWING
GONNA REAP JUST WHAT WE SOW

AND YOU KNOW IF CAIN WAS ABEL
TO KNOCK HIS BROTHER DOWN LOW
THE WORLD WILL DO THE SAME
BUT WE'VE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO

HELL BOUND . SLIDING DOWN . CHARIOT SWING LOW
HELL BOUND . SLITHERING DOWN
AS WE WATCH THIS WORLD CORRODE

SOMETHING BURNING IN THE GARDEN
FATHER SAYS WE GOT TO GO
SIMPLETONS WE LOST OUR DAMN KEYS
NAKED SHIVERING IN THE COLD
SERPENT KNOWS US ~ ON THE SAME BUS
SLIDING DOWN THAT GRIMY ROAD
NOW WE AIN'T KNOWING ~ JUST WHERE WE'RE GOING
STILL WE REAP JUST WHAT WE SOW

AND YOU KNOW IF CAIN WAS ABEL
TO KNOCK HIS BROTHER DOWN LOW
THE WORLD WILL DO THE SAME
BUT WE'VE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO

HELL BOUND . SLIDING DOWN . CHARIOT SWING LOW
HELL BOUND . SLITHERING DOWN
AS WE WATCH OUR WORLD CORRODE

YOU'RE GONNA REAP ~ GONNA REAP WHAT YOU SOW
YOU'RE GONNA REAP ~ GONNA REAP WHAT WE SOW
WE'RE GONNA REAP JUST WHAT WE SOW

WHEN DID HEAVENS GATES COLLIDE
WITH THAT POISON SEEPING FROM INSIDE
WHEN IT'S GONE NO MORE
THAN WE DESERVE
WHEN WE CRAWL OUT OF OUR HOLES
Track Name: Cruel
WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT
THERE WILL BE NO NEED TO WALK AROUND IN YOUR DISGUISE
WIPE THE SCALE RIGHT FROM THEIR EYES
WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT

and your creature comfort
honey that don't mean a thing to me
and your social justice
well the bell it tolls but freedom it don't ring

WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT
THERE WILL BE NO ROOM FOR BLEEDING HEARTS OR PARASITES
WE WILL BUILD OUR WALL OF SPITE
WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT

and your creature comfort
honey that don't mean a thing to me
and your social justice
well the bell it tolls but no one's coming
fire burns you best start running
bell it tolls but freedom it don't ring

“YOU WERE MADE TO BE RULED.
IS THIS NOT YOUR NATURAL STATE ?
THE UNSPOKEN TRUTH OF HUMANITY,
THAT YOU CRAVE SUBJUGATION.
YOU WERE MADE TO BE RULED”

OH YOU LITTLE FOOL
I USE YOU JUST LIKE A TOOL
TIME TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL
OH HONEY I'M SO CRUEL

and your creature comfort
honey that don't mean a thing
Track Name: Disciples of the Crow
the mountain water running black
the black rain fall upon our back
from small beginning something grow
become Disciple of the Crow

skin peels back
black feathers bloom
beneath the flesh
another

blood turns to black as night descend
revealing threads of silken sin
we perch and nest on blood soaked wire
above the throng and burning pyre
we slit the throat to beat the wing
to hear the cawing Raven King

skin peels back
black feathers bloom
beneath the flesh
another

limb from limb we peck and claw
beneath the skin we hear the caw

too proud defilers of the corn
you rue the day that you were born
your empire fall and crumble still
your children worm food for our field

skin peels back
black feathers bloom
beneath the flesh
another
Track Name: Stranger Skies
Oh thou who burns in heart for those you find here burning
In this Hall whose mighty fires you shall feed in turn
How long have you be crying no mercy for the weak
IN THE COURT OF THE DRAGON GOD
What mercy would you wanna seek

on the shore waves break the twin suns sink
monsters rise to serve the yellow king
shadows lengthen now through stranger skies
red dawn comes to watch blue starlight die

voice of my soul
my song is dead
die here unsung
my tears un-shed

nearer yet nearer still ~ no lock could bar his entry
moving softly at the door ~ the bolts rot with his touch
past human help or hope, past remorse, past relief
the Yellow King ~ his tattered mantle
opens spreading grief

on the shore waves break the twin suns sink
his tattered mantle opens
monsters rise to serve the yellow king
the yellow king awakes
shadows lengthen now through stranger skies
under stranger skies
red dawn comes to watch blue starlight die

voice of my soul
my song is dead
die here unsung
my tears un-shed

we have eaten of the tree
Eden's innocence and dreams they flee
a grey blot is growing there in the gloom
shadows fall about and bloom

nearer and nearer still ~ no lock could bar his entry
moving softly at the door ~ the bolts rot with his touch
past human help or hope, past remorse, past relief
the Yellow King ~ his tattered mantle
opens spreading grief
Track Name: The Sea
long time since the taste of water
dry is my tongue
long time since the wind has blown up
to rattle my lungs
salt crust think I'm turning to rust
the end has begun
and she is leading me
can't you see that she is speeding me

first time that I smelt seawater
the sails I have flung
first time felt the wind
sails torn up
to rigging we clung
a strong gust fed my wanderlust
my journey begun
and she is needing me
can't you see that she is bleeding me
can't you see the sea

gonna take my life but come what may
know I won't be here by the break of day

life times she has taken
slaughtered
with her serpent's tongue
all drink from her cup of poison
the hearts she has strung
they come lovers burning with lust
all have been stung
and she is speeding me
can't you see that she is needing me
can't you see that she is bleeding me
can't you see that she's misleading me
can't you see the sea
Track Name: Beneath The Veil
Half a Goon and Half a God
the king in yellow walks his gilded marble palace halls
Half a father Half a fraud
the daughters of the throne room know they serve his beck & call
they hear the call
hear curfew sirens wail
as they drive the coffin nails
he shall don his coat of chain mail
when all resistance dies
when his eyes have filled the skies
crushing children's cries with hobnails

Half a ghoul and almost gone
the king in yellow reads your mind from his gilded throne
his words a dying echo still repeat like cancer grown
that voice inside your head is not your own
it's not your own

kiss the beast beneath the veil
broken souls thrown down the well
lives lay butchered for the feast
in the belly of the beast

hear curfew sirens wail
as they drive the coffin nails
he shall don his coat of chain mail
when all resistance dies
when his eyes have filled the skies
crushing children's cries with hobnails

kiss the beast beneath the veil
broken souls thrown down the well
lives reduced to hanging meat
for the belly of the beast
when the systems all derail
when the earth is bought wholesale
when the cleansing goes full-scale
as our sun begins to pale
Track Name: Dead Heroes
darkness behind your eyes
fruiting from a Poison Tree
the cold embrace of barren limbs
the last day you tried to be

too many dead heroes

MARTYR SAINT AND SHAMAN WISE
CLIMBING ODEN'S HANGING TREE
all meet beneath red burning skies
the last day you try to be

too many dead heroes
scorched by fame they can't out run
too many dead heroes
FROZEN TIME IN AMBER GUM
too many dead heroes
far beyond a distant sun

Too low to raise my head
too deep to breathe the air again
this sea floor is my bed
my sunken chest my swollen brain
Too cold to start a fire
too dark to ever sleep again
with armor of barbed wire
I'll never have to feel the pain

but I'm gonna break

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