Facing the Fallout

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Tracklist:
1. Red Alert
2. Beyond the Winds Of War
3. Traitor
4. Under Bleeding Skies
5. After The Fallout
6. Dystopia
7. Tear Down The Wall
8. Badlands Law
9. Last Division
10. Source Of Grief

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SHADOWBANE at the Time of Recording:

Stefan – Vocals
Lukas – Guitars
Dirk – Guitars
Moritz – Bass
Rene- Drums

 

“FACING THE FALLOUT”

PRODUCED BY SHADOWBANE

 

RECORDED AND MIXED BY WOLFGANG BUDDE

AT SOUNDCAVE STUDIO HAMBURG

 

MASTERED BY DIRK SCHLÄCHTER

AT HAMMER STUDIOS HAMBURG (R.I.P.)

 

COVER CONCEPT BY SHADOWBANE

COVER ARTWORK AND ILLUSTRATION BY MARKUS VESPER

 

BANDFOTOS BY TIMUR TATLICI

 

SHADOWBANE CHOIR “BLACK RAIN SURVIVORS” are:

Björn, Janine, Jasmin, Katharina, Klocki, Laura, Nicole, Niko, Pascal, Peter, Pierre “Poser667″, Lukas, Rene, Stefan, Moritz

 

 

 

RED ALERT (0:51)

 

BEYOND THE WINDS OF WAR (4:46)

(Music: L. Grow, S. Harder / Lyrics: M. Schlie, S. Harder)

 

You can’t get over – Can’t kill the pain

Your heart is wounded – You are going insane

You feel the anger – Deep in your mind

So rage and fury – Dictate your kind

 

Forget the killing – Forget the pain

And take the pictures – Out of your brain

You tried so often – And always failed

To force your mind – Get back on trail

 

See the hero with an empty face

See the warriors left for good

 

Far beyond the winds of war

Hear the roar from distant thunder

Far beyond the winds of war

Pleading cries from six feet under

 

See the hero with an empty face

See the warriors left for good

 

Far beyond the winds of war

Hear the roar from distant thunder

Far beyond the winds of war

Pleading cries from six feet under

 

 

TRAITOR (4:32)

(Music: L. Grow / Lyrics: M. Schlie, S. Harder)

 

What have you done to the people that put all their faith in you?

Broke all the chains and you brought us a nasty surprise

 

Betrayed to the enemies

We stand in the ruins of war

No-one can see what you’ve done

 

Traitor – There is no turning back

Traitor – Revenge will be mine

 

What have you done to the city that put all its hope in you?

Eroded the defense, delivered destruction and pain

 

Betrayed to the enemies

We stand in the ruins of war

No-one can see what you’ve done

 

Traitor – There is no turning back

Traitor – Revenge will be mine

Traitor – There is no turning back

Traitor – Revenge will be mine

 

BLEEDING SKIES (6:07)

(Music: D. Gotzmann / Lyrics: S. Harder)

 

Prolog:

And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each,

Came down from heaven upon men;

And men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail,

Because its plague was extremely severe.

[Revelation 16:21]

 

Chaos sets the stage

As the ground starts to shake

Who pushed the button,

Made the world like livin’ hell?

 

The stroke comes very quickly,

The stroke comes very fast

The seventh angel arises

To desecrate the human race

 

Buried in the ashes of destiny

Stars disappearing into a flaming sun

 

Under bleeding skies

The extinction of all mankind

Under bleeding skies

To dust we will decay

Under bleeding skies

There will be no forever

Under bleeding skies

Nightmare turns into reality

 

Days disguised in darkness

Days disguised in blood

Red colored horizon

When it all comes to an end

 

A million shattered voices

Drowning into tears

A million souls unite as one

Suffer the pain – forevermore

 

Buried in the ashes of destiny

Stars disappearing into a flaming sun

 

Under bleeding skies

The extinction of all mankind

Under bleeding skies

To dust we will decay

Under bleeding skies

There will be no forever

Under bleeding skies

Nightmare turns into reality

 

 

AFTER THE FALLOUT (4:53)

(Music: S. Harder, L. Grow / Lyrics: M. Schlie)

 

The world after the fallout

Just isn’t the same

People are livin’ like bastards

Fighting for shelter they claim

 

Castoffs with infernal bleedings

Horrible tremors and pain

Stray alone through the wastelands

Covered by deadly black rain

 

Fighting goes on

Each one on his own

Fighting goes on

 

After the Fallout, every promise is void

Invisibly hunting all alive

No-one escapes here – nowhere to run

Only tyrants will survive

 

Leaders inside the shelters

Decide who can live, whom to eat

In times of contamination

Healthy ones serve them as meat

 

The fear of the nuclear winter

Causes many to fly

However the fields of radiation

Will kill everybody who tries

 

Fighting goes on

Each one on his own

Fighting goes on

 

After the Fallout, every promise is void

Invisibly hunting all alive

No-one escapes here – nowhere to run

Only tyrants will survive

 

After the fallout…

After the fallout…

 

DYSTOPIA (5:13)

(Music: L. Grow, S. Harder / Lyrics: M. Schlie)

 

Our world to be destroyed,

Our lives: On the edge!

The threat, to overshadow:

The ones who know they’re right

 

Their stories are unproven

But they’re forced on everyone

For minds with ultimate morals

There ain’t no compromise

 

Not city of angels nor city of sin

The last place to be when ideologists win

 

Dystopia – The city of nightmare

Dystopia – Freedoms last resort

 

They claim a deeper meaning

To overcome everything else

Indeed, when they’re in power

You can convert or die

 

No proofs can change their mind

Blind faith: Uncurable

Try ‘n’ get away tonight

The city’s gonna fall

 

Not city of angels nor city of sin

The last place to be when ideologists win

 

Dystopia – The city of nightmare

Dystopia – Freedoms last resort

 

 

TEAR DOWN THE WALL (5:22)

(Music: L. Grow, S. Harder / Lyrics: M. Schlie)

 

Suffer a system never caring for you

Oppression for many, power and money for few

 

Out in the streets – Freedom is burning

People start making a stand

Out in the dark nights when history’s turning

Dissidents dare to defend

 

United – We’re heeding the call

Brawling and fighting but suffering and dying alone

United – Tear down the walls

Torture, oppression, distress and fear won’t go on

As time marches on

 

Misstaught by censors, cheated by power and rules

Enlightened victims widely enforcing the coup

 

Out in the streets – Freedom is burning

People start making a stand

Out in the dark nights when history’s turning

Dissidents dare to defend

 

United – We’re heeding the call

Brawling and fighting but suffering and dying alone

United – Tear down the walls

Torture, oppression, distress and fear won’t go on

As time marches on

 

BADLANDS LAW (4:33)

(Music: L. Grow, D. Gotzmann / Lyrics: S. Harder)

 

Into the morning sun

Somehow he’ll find our way

Riding the dry wind, dust in his eyes

Cursed the day

 

Night – Night steals the light away

Now is the time to break free

Judgment day has passed away

Awaken at dawn – Dead land ahead

 

Law! Law! Law of the Badlands

Innocence lost – I am God – I am king of the land

Law! Law! Law of the Badlands

My fist of hate raised high to strike you down

To strike you down

 

He is the ruler – The savior

Thy kingdom come

Roams through the wastelands, takes what he needs

Save the world

 

Night – Night steals the light away

Now is the time to break free

Judgment day has passed away

Awaken at dawn – Dead land ahead

 

Law! Law! Law of the Badlands

Innocence lost – I am God

I am king of the land

Law! Law! Law of the Badlands

My fist of fate raised high to strike you down

I’m Badlands Law

 

Law! Law! Law of the Badlands

Innocence lost – I am God

I am king of the land

Law! Law! Law of the Badlands

My fist of fate raised high to strike you down

To strike you down

 

LAST DIVISION (5:15)

(Music: S. Harder, L. Grow / Lyrics: M. Schlie)

 

After the day, that changed the world

Nothing remained, nowhere to go

For possible grounds, fights till the end

We can’t give up

 

If you can’t keep up, this is your end

A big lack of space, where live can go on

A huge crowd of men, made homeless at once

You can’t give up

 

Death threatens all our lives

In nuclear wastelands we hide

The losers in games, of power and might

But be aware, we will return – We’ll fight!

 

We are the Last Division alive – Alive

We are the lost – Invisible fights

We are the Last Division alive – Alive

On the fields of radiation

 

Forced to maraud, to plunder and wreck

Injured from fallout, from bottom to neck

Heading for shelters, an infinite trek

We can’t give up

 

Within a few minutes, we’ve lost half the world

At least for the moment, and centuries to come,

Half the mankind, a final deadly run

You can’t give up

 

Death threatens all our lives

In nuclear wastelands we hide

The losers in games, of power and might

But be aware, we will return – we’ll fight!

 

We are the Last Division alive – Alive

We are the lost – Invisible fights

We are the Last Division alive – Alive

On the fields of radiation

 

 

THE SOURCE OF GRIEF (4:44)

(Music: L. Grow, S. Harder / Lyrics: M. Schlie, S. Harder)

 

All your life, you have been

On the run – Always!

Take your time, think again

Fuck the world – Forevermore

 

Hundreds of years

Nothing has changed

No rising call for freedom

People in fear

Do not see

There is nothing to loose

 

The source of grief – The root of all evil

The source of grief – Enter the pain

The source of grief – The root of all evil

The source of grief – Goin’ insane

 

For the last time, in your life

Look at your homeland, the reason for strife

Die for your leaders and act as a tool,

Abused as a weapon, you ignorant fool

 

For the last time, in your life

Hug your children, kiss your wife.

Fight against men, much closer to you

Than the bigwigs you die for – and your opponents do!

 

Leaders in peace – Leaders in war

Rip of inferiors brazen

People in fear – Are victims for free

If they don’t stand up united

 

The source of grief – The root of all evil

The source of grief – Enter the pain

The source of grief – The root of all evil

The source of grief – Goin’ insane

 

For the last time, in your life

Look at your homeland, the reason for strife

Die for your leaders and act as a tool,

Abused as a weapon, you ignorant fool

 

For the last time, in your life

Hug your children, kiss your wife.

Fight against men, much closer to you

Than the bigwigs you die for – and your opponents do!