Megaton Sword - Blood Hails Steel - Steel Hails Fire

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1.
Blood Hails Steel – Steel Hails Fire
2.
Verene 05:20
Ooh, when I saw your huge silver eyes On the battlefield, I knew you were my demise. Your kiss awaits those who die Shouting battle cries. White curls, full lips, Verene, you’re the goddess of war. I saw you swinging that morning star, And in passing You crushed my heart. I can’t take it. Steel is blasting leggings. Oh, Verene! Goddess of war, Know, you are my goddess of love. All around the world and in vales almost forgotten, They praise your mercy and charity; building temples to hail your love. But I, a poor soul, hold the sword, still trembling, Push it through woven wire, A slave to your desire. Ooh, where all waver under your eyes, I stay my hands. Have your way with my device. Your kiss so tender I could die As I sigh my battle cry. All around the world and in vales almost forgotten, They praise your mercy and charity; building temples to hail your love. But I, a poor soul, hold the sword, still trembling, Push it through woven wire, A slave to your desire. All my life deprived of glory. So puny my arms; no test of strength I ever won. Insignificant. Unnoticed. Still, you had good reason to choose me, Verene. All around the world and in vales almost forgotten, They praise your mercy and charity; building temples to hail your love. But I, a poor soul, hold the sword, still trembling, Push it through woven wire, A slave to your desire. All around the world, exploring vales covered with thicket. A sole purpose on my mind: I ride towards the sun to war with love. Yes, I, a poor soul, hold the sword, still trembling, Push it through woven wire, A slave to your desire.
3.
In the Black of Night
4.
General Bloodlust
5.
Wastrels 03:40
Locked in fearful frenzy, Gripped n’ dragged into the crossfire. Pray to a true eye’s arsenal. And they’re dropping like flies – as you cry: Beware the light coming through! There is no escape from here. Despite the vow that you took – I knew it – you can’t take it no more. But we are the bloody Wastrels of War. Pray in her name tonight, oh-oh! Bold steel is twinkling bright. Let’s gather some heads, alright? Let none of These paltry wimps Escape alive. Slaughter is the way. Our wisest women say: Go plow the killing ground and save Your wailing sound for the whores! Wicked eyes are scanning the hole. Only run when the Nether Priest Points out the gates down to the mines. I struggle so hard to get you past the lines. We are the bloody Wastrels of War. Pray in her name all night, oh-oh! This gleaming edge, an elating sight. I’ll gather their heads, alright? Their sacrifice Makes me feel alive. Slaughter is the way. Our wisest women say: Go plow the killing ground and save Your wailing sound for the boars! You keep lamenting that she rapes us day by day. But we are her wastrels. Every woman, child, and man: Quit the whining, show me your white teeth, and keep smiling! I’ll stroke their heads tonight, oh-oh, Blood-soaked, a breathtaking sight. We were her wastrels The moment we strode into the fight. Slaughter is the way. Our wisest women say: Go plow the killing ground and spare Us that wailing sound for good!
6.
Crimson River
7.
At the waterfront, the waves assault Walls of rock in suicidal frenzy. Eons of war, until the cliffs bow to the sea. Blue maws close, drooling with unrelenting jaws. Breaker, I’m sentient. In my veins runs violence. I’ll hit granite and if I am to be crushed: Belt out chants of war, Songs of victory, And stir the maelstrom with your roar To erase our untimely gloom. Impregnable forts defend the high ground. But we are like the surf, will never run dry. Exult and recite! No doubt you will join the fight. To lofty hymns, our armies clash. Lo and behold the wonder: all the lives linked by fate. And all those we break reverberate, Are uplifted by the roar, The chants of war, The songs of victory. With ardent zeal, we fall. So bright. And I see the shoals, endless; one world shining. We have veered off the gray fog. Prane Koren leads. Soon we shall break down another wall. We just go where the flames blaze and shut up the sobs. Seems to be all we ever knew. If you need a solution, start prowling the ruins humming a song. And all those who chant wring peace from folly. And all those who sing cannot be overcome. Cheers for the roar, The chants of war, The songs of victory.
8.
The Giver’s Embrace

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DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present MEGATON SWORD’s highly anticipated debut album, Blood Hails Steel – Steel Hails Fire, on CD, cassette and vinyl LP formats.

It was but November of last year when MEGATON SWORD unleashed their glorious debut EP, Niralet, via DYING VICTIMS. Arriving fully formed, virtually without warning – no prior demo recordings existed, at least not publicly – this Swiss quartet evinced an ages-old sound that was wise (and wizened) well beyond their young years. Already, MEGATON SWORD knew the mystery of steel…and wielded it with a startling confidence. And no one knew just how high they could fly, only that they were just getting started.

Now, with the arrival of their imminent debut album, Blood Hails Steel – Steel Hails Fire, MEGATON SWORD are marching into the halls of greatness, with no one to stop them. Retaining the same, well-named lineup – vocalist Uzzy Unchained, guitarist Chris the Axe, bassist Simon the Sorcerer, and drummer Dan Thundersteel – MEGATON SWORD maximize the strengths of the EP and then some, revealing new twists to that mystery of steel whilst retaining the charisma and crunch that endeared them to the true-metal underground the first time around. Indeed, Blood Hails Steel – Steel Hails Fire is aptly titled, almost ridiculously so: this is true-as-steel HEAVY METAL drunk on high fantasy and the enduring themes of conquest and valor, triumph and tragedy, but rendered in a form even bloodier and possessing more bravado. It’s also more dynamic, maximizing drama between notes and from one passage to the next, each movement a narrative crucial to their conquest. Those notes are suitably wrapped in a production that’s powerful in its clarity and pure in its intention, revealing MEGATON SWORD as both craftsmen and warriors, and never sacrificing grit on the altar of perfection (or vice versa).

Above all, Blood Hails Steel – Steel Hails Fire is comprised of legitimately awesome SONGS that stick in your head immediately, even when traveling upon a winding, suitably epic path. Each one of the eight contained herein feel far vaster than their succinct track times suggest; credit is thus due to MEGATON SWORD’s firing-on-all-cylinders songwriting. Or perhaps it's the patient pacing they employ, which they first revealed on Niralet, allowing each bellow of bathos and push of pathos to ring out and as true as possible; perhaps it's the passion and machismo dripping from every element, every drop of blood, sweat, and tears tangible and intense; or once again, perhaps it's the band simultaneously sounding timeless and fresh, safely evading both rote "retro" throwback and over-modernity in kind, and doing it more effortlessly than ever. Either way, MEGATON SWORD have delivered an album both bold in its ambition yet urgent in its delivery – truly, the thing that classic debut LPs are made of.

With Niralet, we made references to '80s Manowar, Warlord, and Manilla Road as well as early Running Wild and Nasty Savage, but with Blood Hails Steel – Steel Hails Fire, MEGATON SWORD truly sound like no one but themselves: the growth is palpable, but not once overextended. And graced again with unforgettable cover art courtesy of Adam Burke, one of the best debut albums of the year is ready to be wielded!

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Dying Victims Productions Essen, Germany

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is a German underground heavy metal label that unleashes all sorts of metal. DVP is always on the lookout for newcomers as well as established acts.

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