Demo 2010

by Northern Sword

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released May 18, 2010

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Northern Sword is a symphonic folk metal band out of metro-Detroit, Michigan.

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Track Name: In the Name of Odin
Sailing home on the frozen seas
Our faces numb from the winter breeze
The ship now heavy with silver and gold
Our tale of victory will soon be told

Back home with our family and friends
Though it seemed we'd never see them again
The battle was fierce, but triumph was ours
Asgardian gods look down from the stars
Around the fire, mead in hand
Amongst our families in the northlands
Songs are sung, stories are told
Of the greatest victory we've ever known...

Fight! For victory!
Fight! For fame!
Fight! For honor!
In Odin's name!
Raise your weapons!
Raise your mead!
In the name of Odin...
Our brothers bleed!

Now again we leave the northland
Newly sharpened blades in hand
Our ship is ready and our sails are set
Unknown lands shall soon be met
Family and friends, with tears in their eyes
As this could be our final goodbye
Songs to sing, stories to tell
Of our next triumph, we shall yell...

Fight! For victory!
Fight! For fame!
Fight! For honor!
In Odin's name!
Raise your weapons!
Raise your mead!
In the name of Odin...
Our brothers bleed!

In the distance, the northland shrinks
My brethren and I, we raise our drinks...
For our families and friends we've left behind...
And for the grand treasures we shall find!
Track Name: For Glory and Gold
We came sailing to meet unknown land
What we seek, we only demand
For glory and gold we have come
Every man would have to succumb

'Cross the vast sea our future awaits
Today, Christ's church will see its last date
Our swords and our shields soon will be stained
With the blood of his men as they lay slain
Up the hills of Christ's holy ground
To take treasures and lives all abound
Lindisfarne, land of fools
Now the grounds where Norse gods will rule

Hræsvelgr's wings guiding our sails
With the wind at our backs we shall prevail
The hammer of Thor hangs at our necks
Mjöllnir is our most sacred object
Through our battles Týr shows us the way
With the gods on our sides any beast we could slay
The Allfather's wisdom is our greatest strength
Any battle we'll win, no matter the length

Long is our quest for glory and gold
Lindisfarne's treasures soon we shall hold
Our journey continues for day and for night
Raise up your swords and charge into the fight

At full speed we crash into the shore
Lindisfarne's raid will become of our lore
Our minds and our hearts are filled with pride
For victory and honor we will ride
Up the hills of Christ's holy ground
To take treasures and lives all abound
Lindisfarne, land of fools
Now the grounds where Norse gods will rule

Hræsvelgr's wings guiding our sails
With the wind at our backs we shall prevail
The hammer of Thor hangs at our necks
Mjöllnir is our most sacred object
Through our battles Týr shows us the way
With the gods on our sides any beast we could slay
The Allfather's wisdom is our greatest strength
Any battle we'll win, no matter the length
Track Name: Draw Your Swords
Brothers, this is our time
Into battle, we will ride
Einherjar we shall be
Valhalla, our destiny

Many men will taste our blades
This battle field will be their grave
We send them to the hall of the slain
But not without great agony and pain

The gods will watch us fall
We now heed Odin's call
Under the dim moonlight
The valkyries will take their flight

Draw your swords for the final time
Valkyries take us up to the sky
Draw your swords for the final time
Tonight is our night to die

Our bodies lie on the ground
On the battlefield, there is no sound
We now go to the hall of the slain
But not without great agony and pain

The gods watch us fall
We now heed Odin's call
Under the dim moonlight
The valkyries take their flight

Draw your swords for the final time
Valkyries take us up to the sky
Draw your swords for the final time
Tonight is our night to die

Brothers, it was our time
Into battle, we did ride
Einherjar, we have become
Valhalla, is our home
Track Name: Nine Steps of Sorrow
Thunder rolls
Across the skies
Mighty Thor
Holds his hammer high

As his hammer strikes
Lightning flashes bright
The sky crashes with thunder
Hear its roar tonight

Jörmungand the sea serpent
Bursts from the waters below
Thor steadies his feet beneath him
And lets his hammer go!

For the destiny of the Gods
Thor fights on
Against unthinkable odds
Asgard stands strong
The defender of all mankind
In Valhalla, Thor belongs
Nine steps for all nine worlds
Thor still lives on

As his hammer strikes
Lightning flashes bright
The sky crashes with thunder
Hear its roar tonight

"Drink from this horn," he then said,
"But do not drink it slow
Lift my cat above you
Your true strength you must show"

For the destiny of the Gods
Thor fights on
Against unthinkable odds
Asgard stands strong
The defender of all mankind
In Valhalla, Thor belongs
Nine steps for all nine worlds
Thor still lives on

Thor then met the serpent
His knuckles white as snow
He grasped his hammer Mjöllnir
And delivered the final blow
The venom coursing through his veins
Nine steps all filled with sorrow
This was the death of Thor himself
And everyone would know