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Return Of The Tyrant EP

by LORD

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"There was a ship. Cursed, with black sails and crewed by the damned… or so the legend says. Scores of souls were lost, sent down below to Davey Jones. Then one day, it vanished… as if the ship was swallowed up by the sea itself. It’s said that on moonless nights the cursed ship returns to torment the waves, with its crew of the damned and its captain with a heart of pure black. Every sailor knows the legend and the name: Tarranno Del Mar… Tyrant Of The Sea." Sailing through the gates of hell Ten score years in wait, it served him well Cast in shackles, a madman betrayed Fed the anger that’s burning inside of him Broken chains, now he takes to the waves again The tyrant’s rage Talons reach toward the sky Pitch the banner black and raise it high Cut-throat, insane, lost souls of the damned Cursed eternal, the captain and crew with him Rule the seas, the legend revived again The tyrant’s reign CHORUS: What secrets lie below the cold grey waters? Moonless nights we rise The tyrant rides again Nowhere to run Nowhere to turn When the time has now come The tyrant will rise again SOLO: LT / MARK / LT / MARK The seeds of death for all are sown Dragged below the waves to Davey Jones Torn asunder and plundered their gold Shown no mercy, the Tyrant dispatches them Trim the sails, new conquests await the rage Of the Tyrant’s blade REPEAT CHORUS
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A bad place, a dark space The lines that weather my face I stand alone before the storm Walk with me and you’ll see The flame that burns within me A fire so cold to keep us so warm You see the darkness in my eyes The seed of life inside me dies A search for the truth, to find a reason why A voice cries out in pain in the night… CHORUS: Riding the storm wind And facing the demons inside A thousand sins behind my eyes A cry from the blackness Alone with the darkness inside Forever will I walk against the wind… No rhyme and no reason My world betrayed by treason I stumble blind, what’s going on? Can’t see the road that lies beyond A need to feel where I belong When everywhere I turn seems to guide me wrong Running through the night for so long… REPEAT CHORUS SOLO: MARK / LT / MARK REPEAT CHORUS
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Darkness closes in And I turn and face the storm Midnight in the rain Like a thousand times before Oh… I feel the sorrow coming, world succumbing Oh… I feel the sadness tear me away CHORUS: The rain keeps falling down on me Of pain and life unwound to be The rain keeps falling down on me And darkness all around As the rain falls down Falls down on me… A feeling of an empty life Of broken heart, of broken dream So tear the sonnet from my soul Silent words unseen REPEAT CHORUS SOLO: LT / MARK / LT REPEAT CHORUS
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The future’s bright I tell you Another perfect day All our baggage packed we climb Aboard this sinking ship And so we sail… Takes a second to say hello And forever to say goodbye Turn the cheek of a blind denial Into another lie PRE-CHORUS: Oh, playing out this masquerade Hold on to the dream How long can we travel down this road we made? Go on alone and leave me far behind CHORUS: I tell myself we’re all okay (I can) think of a hundred different reasons For me to make you stay I leave you now and go my way To find a change of season To help me get my feet back on the ground Inside it’s so frustrating A heart wrapped in golden chain Always searching for the rainbow Always waiting in the rain REPEAT PRE-CHORUS REPEAT CHORUS SOLO: LT REPEAT PRE-CHORUS REPEAT CHORUS OUT
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I felt so weak, all hope was gone My skin blistered slowly away Gangrene and Smallpox – no life left inside of me The pain that I felt was unreal… PRE-CHORUS: I make my last stand as success comes my way My bones gain their strength, nothing stands in my way The final encounter decides who will win Desire to live will survive… CHORUS: Running away to paradise – victory in my sights Running away to paradise – the gods are on my side My body aching – scarred, torn and wretched Forced to go on through the pain Was it will that revived me, brought life back inside of me With blood flowing fast though my veins… REPEAT PRE-CHORUS and CHORUS SOLO: MARK REPEAT CHORUS x 2 SOLO: LT / MARK
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Vision born of dream-like lucid flames Crimson light mastered by faceless names Burning passion or a timeless force Voices speak of shadows rising forth PRE-CHORUS: Once were dreaming Now are living Feel the rain begin to pour Hear the wind lift off and soar CHORUS: Eternal storm Restless souls Eternal storm Restless souls embrace the dying dawn Nightmares destroying mortality Creating dreamscape reality Lost and forgotten our spirit sought Forced upon us ways of lifeless thought REPEAT PRE-CHORUS REPEAT CHORUS SOLO: MARK REPEAT CHORUS SOLO: MARK
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Another city passes in the darkness Another country come and gone And on this never ending road I wander Seems like I’m always on the run CHORUS 1: So long ago I chose this lonely road To follow new horizons So far to roam A million miles from home So many more to go… In another life I could have been the everyman Another tale untold for me Cursed by the gypsy’s kiss and driven onward To reap the winds, forever free CHORUS 2: So long ago I chose this lonely road To follow new horizons So far to roam But one thing I know One day I’ll find that road That takes me home Solo: LT / MARK Another plane, another train Another thousand miles of road And one more day, I’ll find my way Home to you… Now I sit here waiting in the darkness My thoughts a million miles away Of all the things I’ve done, all the sights and wonder Not one thing could make me stay (one more day) REPEAT CHORUS 2 SOLO: MARK
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Sailing through the gates of hell Ten score years in wait, it served him well Cast in shackles, a madman betrayed Fed the anger that’s burning inside of him Broken chains, now he takes to the waves again The tyrant’s rage Talons reach toward the sky Pitch the banner black and raise it high Cut-throat, insane, lost souls of the damned Cursed eternal, the captain and crew with him Rule the seas, the legend revived again The tyrant’s reign CHORUS: What secrets lie below the cold grey waters? Moonless nights we rise The tyrant rides again Nowhere to run Nowhere to turn When the time has now come The tyrant will rise again SOLO: LT / MARK / LT / MARK The seeds of death for all are sown Dragged below the waves to Davey Jones Torn asunder and plundered their gold Shown no mercy, the Tyrant dispatches them Trim the sails, new conquests await the rage Of the Tyrant’s blade REPEAT CHORUS

about

Released in September 2010 in Australia by Dominus Records as a limited edition run (now out of stock), available worldwide via paid Digital Download.

In 2004, Dungeon released the album One Step Beyond which contained the pirate themed epic “Tarranno Del Mar”. That song went on to become a live favourite that LORD still continues to play now.

The idea was to always revisit the tale but the idea was sidelined after Dungeon disbanded so the focus could be put onto LORD being rebuilt as the “new” Dungeon. Finally the idea has seen the light of day: a ten minute long song, fully orchestrated, dozens of guitar tracks, literally hundreds of vocal tracks and the tale continues.

Aside from the title track, this EP contains covers of the classic Symphony X song “Of Sins And Shadows”, massive 80s hit “(I Just) Died In Your Arms” by Cutting Crew, featuring Andy on lead vocals, and six unplugged versions of Dungeon and LORD songs, plus two different bonus remixes of the title track. All up, this EP is actually longer than most albums!

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released June 1, 2010

Produced by Lord Tim

Musicians that appeared on this album:

LT – Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Andy Dowling – Bass, Backing Vocals (+ one lead vocal)
Mark Furtner – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Damian Costas – Drums, Backing Vocals

Special Guests:

Gabrielle De Giorgio – keyboard solo
Byron Farrugia – pirate voiceover
Tim Yatras – additional backing vocals
Mav Stevens – additional backing vocals

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LORD is one of Australia’s highest profile heavy melodic bands, touring both nationally and internationally with artists such as Queensryche, Iced Earth, Nightwish, Saxon, Helloween, Gamma Ray, former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Dianno and many more, as well as their own headlining tours and international festival appearances. ... more

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