Black Stone Ritual

Black Stone Ritual

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This band of Nordic, Viking, Werewolf, Vampire, Cocksmen on the prowl, who play rock 'n' roll have openly declared themselves as the last bastion of sadomasochistic, chauvinistic, overly-obsessive, primally-aggressive, virile and potent expressions of male heterosexuality left on the planet!

Biography

With a pounding rhythm section, down tuned guitars that sound like Sabbath on steroids, and a singer who's thoroughly convinced that he's a reincarnated Viking warlord, (but more likely just a rehashed copy-cat of Robert Plant, Ronnie James Dio, and a straight Rob Halford all rolled into one), they create a sound that is a blend of old school and modern metal. Their lyrical subject matter is as diverse as the delusions that pollute their depraved minds.

Lyrics

B.N.O.T.S.

Written By: Black Stone Ritual

Closing in on forty
Ain't got a pot to piss in
Getting wrinkles on my face
My hair's getting thin
Now I'm overworked, underpaid
Having trouble getting laid
Restless, irritated, getting aggrivated, got a
Black night in my soul!
I'm I'm doing time in this jail cell
Of a living hell

Live in a run down house
In the bad part of town
Swimming in debt
My credit rating is going down
Now I'm unemployed, under-enjoyed
Yeah, I'm completely annoyed,
I'm jaded, the light of my life
Has slowly faded, got a
Black night in my soul!
And I remember regret, but the rest
I just seem to forget

A rat's rage in this cage
Is the doom of old age
Should I laugh, should I cry
Get drunk or get high?
There's nothing left here
There's nothing more left to fear
So I don't care anymore
Show me to the other side
Of Death's door!

Everybody's done forget me
No one cares anymore
Aches and pains everywhere
My back is getting sore
Now it's a shame, who's to blame
For going deaf and going lame?
I've thrown the toss
Time to count the cost, got a
Black night in my soul!
And I'm halfway to six feet under
In a cold wet hole

Feels like my life will soon expire
Why don't ya go ahead
And throw me on my funeral pyre right now!

Power Trip

Written By: Black Stone Ritual

My condition is such that
I need to have your complete permission
The anticipation
I've got to have your willing participation
I've got that hunger
And I can't hold it back any longer
I am an iron fist in a velvet glove
Even-handed when the pushing comes to shove
When it gets thick, I will rise above
To be that iron fist inside a velvet glove

Art of seduction
Can't be pinned down by a scientific deduction
Make no exceptions
All must fall in with my general direction
No compromising
All-engrossed and engaged in your hypnotizing
I am that iron fist inside a velvet glove
Even-handed when the pushing comes to shove
When it gets thick, I will rise above
To be that iron fist in a velvet glove

You know you can't resist
Give in to me, I insist!

It's tearing me asunder
The urge is as such that it seems to pull me under
The Frey-Fire's flying
In a blaze, senses rage
Convention defying
I am an iron fist in a velvet glove

High Maintenance

Written By: Black Stone Ritual

It's not about you, no
It's all about what you've got
It doesn't really matter
Just as long as you've got a lot
A ding-bat, spoiled brat
Who wants a free ride
Diet pills, silicone and peroxide
You're so high maintenance

You know size matters
When it comes to the size of your wallet
Another high-class welfare scam
That's what you could call it
A big house, credit cards
A Mercedez-Benz
A lilly-white cover for your black secret sins
You're so high maintenance

A superficial heart
Is bound to take you far
When it's given to a man who drives
A luxury sports car
Your appetite for the finer things
Just keeps getting bigger and bigger
Disguised as a hot-looking blonde
You're just a cold-blooded gold-digger
And you're high maintenance

Latches on to her prey
With such seductive skill
Armed with pristine charm
And looks that could kill
A make-up cover-girl, a video vamp
A high-priced elitist bitch
A two-bit tramp
You're so high maintenance

Impunity

Written By: Black Stone Ritual

The things I could do to you
If I had the mind
The things I could do
If I could only find the time
The things I could
I don't need a reason
Cause the things I could to you
Are always in season
All the things I could do
All I could do to you!

The things I could do to you
Feel the hunger grow
The things I could do
How bad does it show?
The things I could do
Feel my temperature rise
The things I could do to you
The inferno blazing in my eyes
All the things I could do
All I could do to you!

The things I could do to you
Obsession sublime
The things I could do
Etched in the Stones of Time
The things I could do
If I only had immunity
The things I could do to you
With Impunity!
All the things I could do
All I could do to you!

Got you tied down
Submitted to my will
Get you turned around
Til I'm able to get my fill, hell yeah!
You ain't got a voice
You ain't got a choice
Compliance is what I crave
So you better behave
This is the end
This is all I've got to say
Now over you must bend
Cause you know
That it's your turn to pay!

Libation

Written By: Black Stone Ritual

Raise your glass high
Make a toast
Drink long and drink deep
And make a boast
Mead, beer, wassail or wine
It all sounds so good
And so fine

Raise the ale-horn, all of you here
Sing loud and praise the Gods of Beer
Good drink forever
Keeps me together
Helps to ease the pain
Keeps me from going insane, insane!
Libation!

Water, malt, hops and yeast
Fermentation
This will unleash my Beast
The ale-libation
Stamp out the vintage
And make us some wine
We'll drink it all in good time

Raise the ale-horn, all of you here
Sing loud and praise the Gods of Beer
Good drink forever
Keeps me together
Helps to ease the pain
Keeps me from going insane, insane!
Libation!

Instinct (Run With the Wolves)

Written By: Black Stone Ritual

Mechanized society
Has got us in its clutch
It's bleeding us dry
You know it's just too much
Another way
For the Man to keep us all down
Spinning us around
Then grinding us in the ground
You know you'd think in time
We'd learn our lessons well
And learn to escape
Our over-mechanized
Over-civilized, over-sterilized
Living jail cell
Then do what I want to do

And that is run with the wolves at midnight
Do the runic dance by the firelight
See what lies beyond my sight
With all my main and might
I'm gonna heed the call of the wild

Out in the wild
Things are much more alive
It takes everything you've got
Just to survive
It will put your wits to the ultimate test
Nature's way of bringing out your best
Can you feel your veins
Course with new life
Far away from all the worldly greed
And the day to day corporate strife?
I know you can
Then you'll do what I want to do

And run with the wolves at midnight
Do the runic dance by the firelight
See what lies beyond my sight
With all my main and might
I'm gonna heed the call of the wild

Just get away for a couple of days
And lose yourself in the wooded haze
Far, far away from the urban craze
Won't you relax yourselves, and
Free your mind, and
Set your soul ablaze!?
And run, run, run with the wolves!

Got to get away
From mechanized society
Round up the hounds
And find a brand new way
Put me in a deer stand
Just let me get away
Stick me in the wild
That just where I'll stay

And I'll be running with the wolves at midnight
Doing the runic dance by the firelight
See what lies beyond my sight
With all my main and might
I'm gonna heed the call of the wild!
Let's run!

Obsession

Written By: Black Stone Ritual

Well, it's constantly on my mind
I think about it all the time
It permeates the very essence
Of my entire conscious thought
It's a constant succession
Of a growing obsession
A longing desire
To call it my possession
Regardless of the cost

It's my object of desire
It's the towering inferno
That's setting my soul on fire
It's my object of desire
It's the towering inferno
That's heating up my funeral pyre!

For this thing I adore
I'm becoming a whore
I'm selling pieces of myself
But there's not much left here
To deal with, no
So I'm selling my soul?
Yes, I'm selling my soul!
I've mortgaged my spirit
Now I've got to beg, borrow and steal!

It's my object of desire
It's the towering inferno
That's setting my soul on fire
It's my object of desire
It's the towering inferno
That's heating up my funeral pyre!

Submission

Written By: Black Stone Ritual

I've just got this to say
I'm gonna turn and walk away
No new fortunes here
Just more misery, I fear

Can't learn to stand up tall
When you're beaten to the ground
Can't learn to rise above it all
When it's you that's sinking down
And you're beaten to submission

I've got a four-year headache
And a seven-year itch
It's hard to meet ends make
I wish I was filthy rich

Can't learn to be strong
When resolve is inconsistent
My will to live in hope
Is meeting with resistance
And I'm beaten to submission

Can't learn to get beyond
My problem's essence
My sanity's eloped
With planned obsolescence
Can't bring myself to cope
Enough to make a difference
I guess I'm trapped here after all!
Beaten to submission!

Untamed Beast

Written By: Black Stone Ritual

Let me excercise my charm
And get you in my arms
And then I'll show you a thing or two
I'll whisper in your ear
I'll even make it loud and clear
All the things that I'd like to do

'Cause I'm a heat-seeking thriller
A cold-hearted killer
With red blood running ice-blue
An untamed beast
Looking to make a feast out of you!

The thought of tasting your skin
Invites me on in
Only whetting my appetite
I'm gonna mezmerize you
Feast for the eyes
Until I've taken my very last bite

'Cause I'm a heat-seeking thriller
A cold-hearted killer
With red blood running ice-blue
An untamed beast
Looking to make a feast out of you!

It's your heart I would steal
Oh please, let me cop a feel
And drink your sweet lovin' life's juice
And learn to compromise
To this Incubus wisened
Killer wolf on the loose
Put your head on my shoulder
Feel desire smoulder
With utmost certainty
And put away your horror
Surrender to this Sorcerer
Embrace your eternity!

'Cause I'm a heat-seeking thriller
A cold-hearted killer
With red blood running ice-blue
An untamed beast
Looking to make a feast out of you!

No need for alarm
Your will will be disarmed
Within the very hour
My blood runs cold
So just do as you're told
And give in to my power

'Cause I'm a heat-seeking thriller
A cold-hearted killer
With red blood running ice-blue
An untamed beast
Looking to make a feast out of you!

Arise

Written By: Black Stone Ritual

I, the mage, Ek Erilaz to be
Much more than the man I was
Transforming my weakness
To the strength of the Gods
Empower myself to beating all the odds

And I must crawl a long way, I know
Before it will even begin to show
My soul's ascent and my spirit will rise
I will cast the circle
With my blood-shot eyes
Arise! Arise!
And I'm hell-bent and spell-spent
I will arise
Arise! Arise!

Erilaz, the hidden Lord, I'm glowing
Red-hot, straight from the forge
Feel the power, growing stronger and greater
Greater than it was before

And I'm reaching down
Deep in the sacred well
To put you all under my enchanted spell
By the eagle's cry, and the serpent's hiss
I'm gonna rule the world with an iron fist
Arise! Arise!
And I'm hell-bent and spell-spent
I will arise
Arise! Arise!

Am I good enough?
Feels like I've paid my dues enough!
Is it my time?
Can someone please help me?
Please give me a sign!
Rule the mighty winds
Move all surrounding land
Learn to work the waters
Wield the fires with my own two hands
I know it seems like I'm asking a lot
But I'm gonna give it every single thing
Within the entire fiber of my being
That I've got!
Bleed myself dry
Become self-hypnotized
For my own glory I will vie
'Til I feel you soul ascend
And my spirit Arise!

If I conquer myself
Then I will conquer my world
With the Gods at my side
And my banners unfurled
Ain't no stopping all the power I've raised
Because I'm coming on
Full on, all out, all guns ablaze!

And I must crawl a long way, I know
Before it will even begin to show
By the eagle's cry, and the serpent's hiss
I'm gonna rule the world with an iron fist
Arise! Arise!
And I'm hell-bent and spell-spent
I will arise
Arise! Arise!
You'll see my soul arise!

Discography

Self-titled debut CD, "Black Stone Ritual," released in 2007.

Set List

Black Stone Ritual has a versatile live show, ranging from 20 minutes to over 2 hours, depending on venue, band line-up, and time constraints.

Original songs include:
B.N.O.T.S.
Power Trip
High Maintenance
Nordic Gods of Rock 'n Roll
Impunity
Libation
Instinct (Run with the Wolves)
Obsession
Submission
Untamed Beast
Arise
Disappear
Ticking Time Bomb
Kabala
Billionaire Boys Club
Helm of Terror
. . . and more!

Cover tunes include songs from Black Sabbath, Danzig, Motorhead and Judas Priest.