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Return Of The Tyrant EP

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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 Australia

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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Track Name: Return Of The Tyrant EP
"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
Track Name: Against The Wind (Unplugged)
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
Track Name: Rain (Unplugged)
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
Track Name: 100 Reasons (Unplugged)
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
Track Name: Paradise (Unplugged)
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
Track Name: Eternal Storm (Unplugged)
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
Track Name: New Horizons (Unplugged)
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
Track Name: Return Of The Tyrant (Orchestral Mix)
(INSTRUMENTAL)
Track Name: Return Of The Tyrant (Radio Edit)
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