Sandstorm - Desert Warrior

by Dying Victims Productions

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1.
Face down in the quicksand Who’s by your side No one You’re on your own Lost in a wasteland No sign of life Too hot That burning sun Caught in a sandstorm It’s all around Get down Cover your eyes No time to mess around No time to die Fires burning in the sky Desert warrior Fight until the end of time Desert warrior Nothing can hold you down And the wasteland is calling your name Caught in a sandstorm It’s all around Get down Cover your eyes Face down in the quicksand Who’s by your side Fires burning in the sky Desert warrior Fight until the end of time Desert warrior Nothing can hold you down And the wasteland is calling your name Somewhere in the future The desert warrior thrives In a land where nothing grows cause nothing is alive Hiding from the sun Only comes out at night Fighting for survival Living day by day Eating bats and desert rats It’s the only way Hiding from the sun Only comes at night Desert warrior Fight until the end of time Desert warrior Nothing can hold you down Desert warrior Fight until the end of time Desert warrior Nothing can hold you down And the wasteland is calling your name Desert warrior
2.
Eat me alive 04:40
There were fire in your eyes Shooting like flames straight out of hell They were burning for blood Searching for something yes something to feed off tonight The stars aligned its prey Ready to make the attack I fear it now but I’m begging you Eat me alive Eat me alive Fire and ice is bleeding tonight Take me alright There were fire burning steel Shoot by an arrow and under a spell But the fire burning low I couldn’t believe I wasn’t severe The stars aligned its prey Ready to make the attack I fear it now but I’m begging you Eat me alive Eat me alive Fire and ice is bleeding tonight Eat me alive Eat me alive Fire and ice is bleeding tonight Take me alright Eat me alive Fire and ice is bleeding tonight
3.
Evil Wins 05:34
When I was a young child I turned my head to sky and saw Thor riding in his chariot of thunder And I knew right from that day there could be no other way I must live the life of a warrior and I must die upon the battlefield Let me tell you about a battle It’s been going on for years It’s seen a lot of bloodshed and a flood of tears The battle is between good and evil And in the end evil wins Evil wins Every time And so the battle rages on On our Gothic hills I see a worn out warrior with a broken shield And eyes of fire Ready to fight for their life Burning hearts in the night Evil wins Every time Evil wins When you’re fighting in war that you can’t win You know that you’re going to loose But it’s to late for you to switch side you had your time to choose Beacons burning in the night The battle is under way Evil forces surrounding you and the numbers are on there side And so the battle rages on It’s never ending Until the sky explodes and gods collide We'll go on fighting And we can never give in Yet it’s over before it can begin Cause in the end You will bow to the legions of evil Evil wins Every time Evil wins
4.
Have you ever seen the power of the pyramids I can tell you what they’re for Ever heard of secrets deep in the pyramids That are hidden in the walls It sends shivers down my spine Voices echo in my mind Because the masters of the fallen world is alive Have you ever felt the power of the pyramids They are charged in to the core Have you ever seen a lightning strike a pyramid It would shock you to the floor It’s a secret kept in time High voltage in the sky Have been keeping them alive And to think that all this time It’s been hidden in plain sight The power of the pyramids The power of the pyramids It sends shivers down my spine Voices echo in my mind Because the masters of the fallen world is alive Have you ever seen the power of the pyramids I can tell you what they’re for Ever heard of secrets deep in the pyramids That are hidden in the walls It’s a secret kept in time High voltage in the sky Have been keeping them alive And to think that all this time It’s been hidden in plain sight The power of the pyramids The power of the pyramids

about

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present a brand-new mini-album from Canada’s SANDSTORM, Desert Warrior, on CD, 12” vinyl and cassette formats.

It was but the spring of 2020 when DYING VICTIMS unleashed SANDSTORM’s debut album, Time to Strike, onto the worldwide metal scene. Prior to that, the Vancouver-based band had self-released the album in early 2019, and while the initial run sold out quickly, it remained a diamond in the rough. But indeed, diamonds shine regardless, and soon enough did Time to Strike’s gleam reach all corners of the globe: here was glorious (and gloriously scrappy) pre-speed/thrash HEAVY METAL in the literally ancient, sword-wielding style so favored in the early ‘80s, rendered in such authentic (and authentically over-the-top) style, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this was some unearthed relic from the era. Word spread, and rightly, that SANDSTORM were the Real Deal.

And now, with the imminent release of Desert Warrior, SANDSTORM prove loudly that they are the REAL fucking DEAL! A swift-yet-generous record at 21 minutes, the four songs comprising Desert Warrior are thematically unified by classic late ‘60s / early ‘70s sci-fi tropes, and the power-trio suitably keep the focus squarely on riffs and atmosphere. Those riffs retain the same feeling as the full-length predecessor – nothing overdriven, everything moving at a hot-rockin’ pace – and where medieval magick ran riot across a strongly rock ‘n’ roll backbone, here do SANDSTORM evoke a strong sense of the epic and tragic. That Desert Warrior’s atmosphere is noticeably more moody takes nothing away from the metallic heights they reach; if anything, one could liken the mini-album to ghostly NWOBHM bordering on lonerist AOR, but still with a propensity to kick out the jams when needed. For proof, see the aptly titled “Evil Wins” and note the specter of Mercyful Fate floating nearby. Plus, the band aren’t monikered SANDSTORM for nothing: it was about damn time they did a record called Desert Warrior and made a musical mini-movie of sorts!

Still obscure and old-school as ever, SANDSTORM etch out an even more undeniable identity with Desert Warrior. Will you enter the wasteland with them?

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released February 26, 2021

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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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