Aeterno Elementum

by ArA'KuS

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released October 28, 2013

Band:
Jeremiah Johnson - Guitar and Lead Vocals
Randy Haines - Guitars and Vocals
Vivian Lee - Lead Soprano
Lauren 'Razz' Palumbi - Violin and Vocals
Terrence Lewis - Bass
Ray Salamon - Bass
Rachel Brunson - Keyboards
Jeremy Veleber - Drums
John Perlic - Cello

Choir:
Ryan Aarestad
Lynn Ceiladh Grandin
Steven Cejka
Brian Davis-Hopkins
Brittany DeMott
Pamela Gwizdak
Josh Johnson
Ashley Selleck
Susan Smith
Deirdre Stinson
Laurel Varner
Yvonne Weyrick

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ArA'KuS Seattle, Washington

Ara'Kus Productions is dedicated to creating atmospheric, story-driven theater that can't be found anywhere else. Using traditional operatic themes and weaving them together with symphonic heavy metal music they create stories that are not only seen and heard, but experienced. ... more

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Track Name: Stain the Dove
Slowly burning incense
Flicker of the candle's flame
Again he sits alone
Consoled by his Father's name
He feels it deep inside
As the darkness eats his eyes
Alone and now forsaken
To his god he vainly cries

Blood for blood
Stain the dove
The blade he holds
Driven by love

Plunge beyond the skin
Piercing muscle and bone
Self crucifiction
To save a soul forevermore
If god could slay his own kin
To save a world of fools
Surely one more death
Can save a single man

Blood for blood
Stain the dove
The blade he holds
Driven by love

The cross burned upon his hand
Drags him down
Like the dead
Track Name: Silence and Darkness
Hollow moonlight deepens the shadows of eternal night
Endless and evermore to dwell in silence
Weep not for death's embrace
Light has gone from this fallen place
Come thou pure soul and mark the passing of man
In darkness dream
Gaze back through the mists of time
In silence dwell
In this dead world
Dream here evermore
Track Name: Lure of the Flames
A howling wind from the northern spires
Cutting through the smoke from this blazing pyre
A desperate man, alone with his grief
His hearts strings didst death's cruel kiss cleave

Succumb to me
To the dark
My child, my child

A swirling inferno of lost hopes and prayers
Swallowed into cold, unfeeling night air
And arms of purest light reaching towards the sky
Extinguished 'fore their time, he sadly sighs

The moon's glow so pure and bright
Yet his face glows crimson in reflected spite
The passion, the fire, the vows, the lies
Saint Lucifer's toll doth require a cherished life

Succumb to me
To the dark
My child, my child

Unchained daemons and spirits of flame
Unyielding embrace of the ages old curse
Unholy torment of the damned lay claim
To this solitary soul for whom the devils sing verse

Succumb to me
To the dark
My child, my child
Track Name: Syren's Embrace
Clinging droplets of icy perspiration
On this frigid, cold, breathless creation
Yearning he is for something so true
Yet fate and his pact to gain life anew
Bring unto him this horrific toll
Thus here he stands on this watery shoal
A lifeless form just under the waves
A beauteous angel whom the demon thus claims

So sing
Of times that have past
And the destiny that has claimed ye at long last

A sprawling crown of flowing golden locks
Surround a perfect white face frozen in shock
The call of the abyss undeniably strong
Summoned her soul with its incorporeal song
Eerily glowing with phosphorescent charm
A hand reaching for her lost lover's arm
Eternal torpor 'neath Poseidon's abode
Where her impassioned majesty shall ne'er erode

So sing
Of times that have past
Sing
And the destiny that has claimed ye at long last

Together now in a final embrace
Lovers parted by death's looming face
A passion quickly cooled by a glacial pool
One in death's realm one under his rule

Can you feel this now, my love?
Plunging into seas of black extinction
From beyond your watery tomb
Show me the path to true contrition

Sing! Sing! Sing!
Track Name: Falling
Falling faster in the night

The taint of blood across my mind's eye
Draws me further away from the light
Blinded by the hate, the fear and the rage
The howling winds foretell of darkest night
Whispering tales of a morbid fate
Cast asunder into the depths below
The scream of a child and a madman's curse
Ensure that none shall see the dawn's light

Falling faster into the night

I can see the wrath inside your soul
Come let your vengeance rule you
Through the fading rays of hope's last light
We shall weight the fate of the world
A plague on the wind
Death to the innocent
A thousand empty souls to fill the void inside

Come to me
I will set you free
Open your mind
And you shall see
Come to me
I will set you free
Open your mind
And set me free

Falling faster into the night
Clouds below are raining sin
Flames abound, tear my skin
Burning me as I fall

I will spill the blood of man
I will flay his wretched skin
My freedom is now at hand
Your soul is mine

I will not fall
I must not fall
I cannot fall
I shall not heed your call

You will learn his master plan
You will join his unholy kin
You must let me in
Your soul is mine

I will not fall
I must not fall
I cannot fall
I shall not heed your call

You shall join me
I reject you!
You can't resist me
Demon!
Begone!

I will spill the blood of man
I will flay his wretched skin
My freedom is now at hand
Your soul is mine

I will not fall
I must not fall
I cannot fall
I shall fall!

Into the night
Track Name: Abyss
Lost
Alone
Afraid

Left here to die by a world who knows not

Blind
Cold
Crippled

Forgotten in this empty where they laid me down to rot

Endless twilight
Take my sight
In my living tomb
The gods laugh at my plight
As the days meld with years
And the dark takes my mind
I envision the day
When all this is behind

Forsaken by hope
Beyond death and fear
A place where pain has no meaning
And only nothing is real

I hear a voice
It beckons me

Creature of darkness
Look upon me
Take my hand
And leave behind your empty hell

Rise from the ashes, Aeterno Elementum
From the bowels of the earth to the plague of the sky
From the ice of the Abyss to your fiery kiss
Rise!

Your fiery kiss!
Track Name: Shadows of Twilight
Sweet night unfolds at the dawn of my rebirth
No more a captive now
Free to roam the earth
The demon's words fade with the wind
As my former life draws near

Oh tainted one
You shall soon see
Though loved you were
There is now only fear

How long I've waited to gaze upon your face
To wash away the past in the warmth of your embrace

I see a change now in your eyes
It quickens my blood's pulse

A life apart can change a soul
I burn inside for you

For you are not the man that I once knew
Not the one who gave his heart to be with me

My heart now lies within your hands
As my words cannot appease your fear

My love I cannot look into your eyes

But my longing for you!
I will not be denied!

Can't you see the fear inside my soul?

Come away with me

It can never be the same

I'm still the man you loved

Why can't you see?
That the man I loved is lost forevermore

No, don't abandon me!
You don't know of what you speak

I know too well

The world will tremble at my feet

And you will rule alone!

You will not leave me!
This I swear!

I will feast upon the blood of the damned
Sheep to the slaughter, feel my wrath one and all
In the shadows of twilight you will know I am near
By the screams of your loved ones and all those you hold dear
Track Name: Tapestry of Fate
Come to me
Mistress of the cold night
Weave for me a tale of salvation
In the tapestry of fate
Each thread comes to an end

The flames shall temper
The waters embrace you
The air shall guard you on wings of light
The earth support you in steadfast resolve
Till day has turned to night

Come to me
Mistress of the cold night
Weave for me a tale of salvation
In the tapestry of fate
Each thread comes to an end

The flames consume you
The waters deluge you
The air turns its back as the darkness has come
The earth shall break you and swallow you whole
So dawn may come again
Track Name: Lord of the Night
A crimson orb
Melting on a place of grey
As the mists on the horizon
Spin and swirl

In an orgy of flame
Blessed dance of the fey

Feel the hunger deep inside
Breathe it in
Inhale the night
Know the fate for which you died
Slay the fear which robbed your sight

A deepening pool of shimmering crimson
Reflects the hate that burns within
Forever hidden from the accursed sun

A shattered husk of man's one true sin

Feel the hole down deep inside
Embrace the black
Embrace the fright
Know the truth for which you lied
A mortal soul for eternal un-life

Harbinger of mayhem
Angel of the damned
Eyes of a serpent
Tongue as sweet as blood
Violate the sanctity of those blessed by the lamb
And feast on the flock as they drown in your flood

Feel the power in your hands
Fear not the sun
Fear not mortal men
Rule the night as the hunter of man
The accursed child whom they once shunned
Track Name: Aeterno Elementum
Look upon the cold rays of dawn
To the mists on the horizon
The riders come, swift and with fury
With banners that blot out the sun

Stand alone amidst the flames
Or be swept away by the tide
Into the silent earth
Or the embrace of the cold night air

Life fades
Darkness shall embrace you
And ever more the sun shall be
Lost within the mists of time
Night has come
Track Name: Conquered
The thunder of a thousand hoofbeats
Marks the coming of the storm
Grown men quake at the sound
Of the deathbringers cursed horn
Descending from the hill above
Spreading chaos, sowing fear
A blade is found in every hand
Yet each man knows his end is near

No where to run
The time has arrived
Where the weak shall be cleansed
And the strong shall survive
High upon his steed of night
The Conqueror's blade drinks the blood of the damned
Where the rivers of red begin to flow
None shall stand

Fight now with honor
Your death is at hand
And let the bards of tomorrow
Sing of our final stand
And as darkness descends o'er our cherished land
Unleash the warrior's spirit
Inside every man