The Ghorusalem Codex, Vol. 1: Enthroned Upon A Spire

by Dethlehem

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released 14 August 2009

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Dethlehem Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dethlehem is an RPG/Melodic/Metal band hailing from the realm of Ghorusalem (Pittsburgh, PA). Through their tongue-in-cheek, interactive stage show, these warriors tell the tale of their quests to defeat evil warlocks, treasure hungry dragons, and other epic beasts. ... more

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Track Name: No Reward Among Legends
3 Walk among you, Lands Change, But Evil Remains
A Warriors Will, shall naught be lost, yearning for the next kill
Frost Upon My Blade, My Shield Gore-Stained, No Skin Unflayed

When The Shadow Rises, Under A Red Sky
What does Pride amount, viewed through Crimson eyes?
No Silver and No Gold, Only Battle and Blood-Stained Nights
There is no reward among Legends

A Quest such as this formed simple?
One against an army of swine
Walking Amongst The slain
Never viewing daylight

11 days until end, what drives this guild of cursed men?
Villages will burn, spirits always yearn, for a hero, but none shall find them
A place forgotten in time, crossing the sacred line, a land where no light shines

When The Shadow Rises, Under A Red Sky
What does Pride amount, viewed through Crimson eyes?
No Silver and No Gold, Only Battle and Blood-Stained Nights
There is no reward among Legends

3 must approach a stone, where a god cries in fear
Remains of former lords, forever shall lay here
For an eternity we ride, to wage a final stand
Destroy the unholy one, in the birthplace of Dethlehem

When The Shadow Rises, Under A Red Sky
What does Pride amount, viewed through Crimson eyes?
No Silver and No Gold, Only Battle and Blood-Stained Nights
There is no reward among Legends
Track Name: Legions
As the daylight approaches what seems a blur
Forms into horrid shapes, can all this really be happening?
Must i wake the others, is this is my mind?
They march towards us at a resounding pace

GIVE THEM NOTHING AND TAKE EVERYTHING

These eyes have not even seen, heroes that not fear to bleed
Mystics that predict the, start and end of times could not foresee (unsheath the sword)
Creatures that have no remorse, becoming a single force (and mount the horse)
A diseased horde approaching thee, legions of all that cease to be (settle the score)

DO NOT SHOW THEM FEAR IN YOUR EYES

500 years before us
there was an elite army
came upon a sacred treasured
an eerie glow on human eyes
greed hungry and instinct-striken
every man's flesh had melted
now they move, no quest, no soul
their will became but primal
satisfying the urge the kill
until one ends their torment

WE MUST REPEL THE ONSLAUGHT

These eyes have not even seen, heroes that not fear to bleed
Mystics that predict the, start and end of times could not foresee
creatures that have no remorse, becoming a single force

A diseased horde approaching thee, legions of all that cease to be
Track Name: Don't Trust A Paladin's Lies
Through vast fields made of grain and sand
We march upon this scorched land
Hailing the armored upon his steed
As our guide does take the lead
Offering us what little meat and ale
This place smells of blood that's always quite stale
My Liege, he says to us, why forth troubled eyes?
As I plunge my blade I cry, never trust a paladin's lies

Souls of men are but feeble
when carnal pleasures aren't concealed
In these times who determines the meaning of the word friend
when a warrior cannot trust the paladin

Observing around as I wipe my sword clean
A Gallery Of Rogues present themselves to me
My brothers in death only act how they know
As they split them completely apart from head down to toe
With a final breath one asks, what of my kin?
Leaning in, I whisper upon him, take up your bounty with the paladin
Track Name: Blood Forest
Covered in white, A Snow Witch's dream, The horses breathe at utmost difficulty
A drip of red that's falling down, leaving it's mark on these frozen grounds

We see it move, under hooded rags, the wretch it laughs, as lifeless bodies move and drag
She feasts upon the dead

MOTHERFUCKING BOWSTAFF

A scream that brings us to our knees, coming from this hag
We tried to approach, under quiet feet, but the smell of the dead made us then spit and gag
Her eyes gone white, standing over her ominous cave

IN THIS BLOOD FOREST

It wastes no time toward our demise as it stares upon us helpless, yet it lets out a cry

no longer a watchful eye, as an axe doth slice it

The figure does shriek, but all too weak, as we yell and rise to our feet

BURN THIS BITCH

Quick on your feet, past burning meat, not let emotion slow our stride
From this now dead wood, raise your hoods, for the deadly branches we must brush aside
They shall see this from the mountaintops, it emits a bright orange glare

Let all that know of this place, let the flames burn

This forest is now a tomb

YEAH
Track Name: The Halls of Madness
Falling through to what must seem an abyss

Arising to his feet he saw a grand display
Halls made of marble white, home to a royal family
Yet it's underground, there is not a sound
There is no king, no queen, no one among these walls, they lost their fucking minds

Bovice do you remember me
I know what happened of your family
Have you not recognized this place?
Take a look around
your true birthplace you have found
Underneath this burial ground, which you are now bound

And through these halls, he walked among them
And the distain of bloodstain, reminded him of painful memories

Behold this hall of mirrors, for they hold your true form
Hold steadfast from them
And look upon your own lore
The truth you must discover
Has already formed

Cannot escape your past now
Echoes shall forever ring inside
Walk among them and reach the unstoppable insanity level 10
Look upon your images and finding your true self

These halls once shined of the youngest born, trained to fight for the good of mankind
Like the ones before him he must uphold the land by his bind
Yet at the gates figures approached and ordered the bloodline to be slain

And with his father's last breath, he said, I have foreseen this in a dream
You my son, must put a stop to this, unspeakable regime

He knows his truth, he knows his purpose
The tyrants fall to a family's curse

Crawling to the surface, he shall avenge his name
crying out into the night sky, wise one your head I shall claim

Reach into the sky, wise one your head I shall claim
Track Name: War of Wizards
Skies Rain And Speak
Of magic long lost in the pages of time
Cadre Of Sorcery
handed down from supreme beings

And the wise stand underground in the caverns of cauldrons

Run among the old breed, for tonight in the fields of men we run among them
Yet take heed, for now we are part of the war of wizards

Secret Society
trained under watchful eyes of the sages
In the theater of gods, we are but dealt as chess pieces

Stand before the wizard council and place your stamp on the rites of war

Run among the old breed, for tonight in the fields of men we run among them
Yet take heed, for now we are part of the war of wizards

Wands raised and laid slain upon this land cracked open
An entity in the sky watches over us

To be written forever in the annals of spellcraft
A god amongst men through the pages
The Council awaits the results of the glorious
Between man and magic only one can remain
Track Name: Dethlehem Lullaby (To A Young Child of Dethlehem)
Go to sleep now little one
For the tale of Yagolith
Has now only just begun
The demons have arrived
To reave your your soul and
You must close your eyes
For now they come at night
And will end your life

Lay your head down now child and close your small eyes
For the warriors of Dethlehem have arrived
(la la la hmhmmhmhmmhmmhmhmhmh)

Rest your eyes child
For the battle begins
Track Name: Yagolith
Hold your breath and we approach the gate
Place the corpse upon the stone
To show the true path through the void
Heads on spikes
Await Our Demise
Yet they not know, that we are the ruiners of dethlehem

In the town square, armies of the dead. are waiting there
Yet they not know, Ruiners Of Dethlehem they must fear

Bovice did reach down and fetch his blade, the broadsword now glowed in
furious haste
He removed their limbs, in a gory blast, his bodyguards were no match
the 3 lay now before our feet, now we face our true enemy
face our enemy

The king does laugh
Descending from his throne and the crown doth glow
Standing upon his mound he approaches now

And he did turn into the dragon form, he grew to glorious heights,
crushing the land from he born
Bovice faced him, his own eyes glowing out the demon inside
He did rise up from this underground, follow the blade into the town

Destroy Him Now

Destroyer of the land, we've come to claim your head

Plunge the blade into his watchful eye, and claim the glowing skull which
holds its only power now

Claim The Skull

Skies return to their former wonder, dawn is all but rising now
Collect the skull, not as a trophy, but remember those that now lay dead
The journey home will all but be short, yet we now know that time not matters
For as one has fallen now before us, another shall rise to face our steel

This Journey Has Come To An End
Track Name: (Hidden Track) Sun Sets Upon the Shield
Dusk approaches
Of Finding ourselves out of breath and patience
Questions Arise again that we have but one purpose to ride till the end?

The sun sets upon the shield once again
a light that reflects upon every man
bodies that look familiar where we stand
An Echo Remains Of Footprints that crossed this land

Shadows that crawl across the dirt and rock, the creeping eyes that peer upon us
Decades on from now, shall we be remembered?

The sun sets upon the shield once again
a light that reflects upon every man
bodies that look familiar where we stand
An Echo Remains Of Footprints that crossed this land