Crow Black Sky

Crow Black Sky

 Cape Town, Western Cape, ZAF
BandMetal

"CROW BLACK SKY’s debut album, 'Pantheion,' had such a massive impact, that it gained the band over a hundred thousand fans worldwide in a matter of months, making it one of the most successful metal bands to ever have hailed out of South Africa..."

Biography

"Crow Black Sky create the kind of Melodic Black Metal that’ll have other bands of the genre screaming with envy. It truly is that good. Plus, the lead guitar tone is beautiful." - LouciferSpeaks.com

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CROW BLACK SKY’s debut album, 'Pantheion,' had such a massive impact, that it gained the band over a hundred thousand fans worldwide in a matter of months, making it one of the most successful metal bands to ever have hailed out of South Africa...

Digitally released in December 2010, the album has gained critical acclaim from a host of international reviewers, praising the album i.e. as “…the greatest way to blend Amon Amarth, Opeth, and Behemoth.”

Musically, the album is based on a unique style, which draws from various influences from the extreme metal spectrum, occasionally utilizing progressive, classical, atmospheric, and acoustic elements, while keeping a balance between skilled musicianship, catchy melodies, and hard-hitting 'blackened metal'.

On stage, CROW BLACK SKY delivers monolithic live performances that are considered utterly awe-inspiring spectacles, which easily envelop any metal audience in a shroud of magic entrancement. The band’s powerful stage presence is highly entertaining and draws from a seamless blend of melodic black, death and progressive metal thunder with an experimental twist. The dark and tense live atmosphere is spawned by three guitarists who complement each other's effortless yet complex triple seven-string riffage all of which is supported by a rhythm section that is equally notable in their efficiency and relentless stamina.

The band is currently filming the music video for 'Stars of God,' while work on the follow-up album has already begun.

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Management:
management@crowblacksky.com
+27 84 299 2805

Lyrics

The Oppressor's Fortune

Written By: Gideon Lamprecht

The Persians had one day arrived on our shores, but swiftly their advance was repelled! Their number was five times that of ours; by fear of our lives we were held!

Amongst their ranks stood Hippias, the tyrant whom we had exiled! His was a sordid, disgraceful intent, dripping with hatred and guile!

Upon our bastions of hopeless defense, death watched in fervor unveiling a devilish smile!

Though gripped by the claws of despair, and faced with the end of our lives, we knew that the traitor was near, and that soon he would meet his demise! Many were slain on both sides, as we withstood their attacks! To death, we fought with pride, as they were taken aback!

We confined their army to Marathon, a perfect location to defend! They came to terms with the stalemate, though sudden conflict did impend!

Abruptly they strode toward our lines, their arrows did promptly descend! We marched in to meet them face to face; our flanks moved out to circumvent!

Our trump card was instantly brought into play: Our hoplites were vastly superior, to the greatest extent!

Though gripped by the claws of despair, and faced with the end of our lives, we knew that the traitor was near, and that soon he would meet his demise! Many were slain on both sides, as we withstood their attacks! To death, we fought with pride, as they were taken aback!

None were relieved of their violent fate with the exception of one: The traitorous tyrant, Hippias, whose actions could not be undone!
The entire city of Athens cheered, with the glorious sun overhead! With the triumphant cries all around, it was me who severed his head!

Stars of God

Written By: Gideon Lamprecht

Release me from my cage...
Show me forbidden things!
Unveil to me the truth...
That I may ascend within!

Guide me over mountainsides where weak have stumbled down!
Show me ways of arrogance that I may be enthroned!
None could fathom the magnitude of what I will become!
Glorify the god in me... I worship me alone!

Hereby I denounce all faith, and substitute my mind!
Hereby I oppose and abrogate religious lies!
Hereby I reject the ancient prophecies foretold!
Hereby I exalt my throne above the stars of God!

Retribution

Written By: Gideon Lamprecht

A refutal of tribute angers our king...
The emissary's head to us returned!
This hostile gesture will not be ignored...
With the blessing of Odin, war was affirmed!

For days we journeyed into south,
Across the perilous scapes!
Over the hills, hidden in shroud...
To where our enemies await!

The splendorous sun watches over us all,
Our steel and armor bright as gold!
As we prepare ourselves for...

War!
The blood of our enemies will drip from our swords!
Troubled we'll be...
Nevermore!
We will vanquish their men and butcher their young!
Retribution and war!

On the horizon, their city now in view...
Unsuspecting are they!
The king and his heroes formulate our plans...
We abide till the end of the day!

The sound of horns calls them out to fight,
And signifies the shedding of their blood!
Howling with pride! Weapons up high!
Lightning striking the ground!

Hundreds of them! Hundreds of us!
Charging, fearless of death!
There is no turning back!
In the name of Odin...

Attack!
The blood of our enemies will drip from our swords!
Troubled we'll be...
Nevermore!
We will vanquish their men and butcher their young!
Retribution!

Triumphantly, we make our way home,
Singing songs of victory!
None can oppose!
We thirst for...

War!
The blood of our enemies will drip from our swords!
Troubled we'll be...
Nevermore!
We will vanquish their men and butcher their young!
Retribution and war!

Discography

Pantheion (2010)