In the Hands of the Betrayer

by Northern Crown

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released October 14, 2014

Zachary Randall - Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Narration
Frank R. Serafine - Vocals, Lead Guitar on “Crystal Ball”
Josh Brown - Drums
Randy Piro - Bass
Roberto Celentano - Keyboards
Sally Gates - Lead Guitar on “In The Hands of the Betrayer”

In the Hands of the Betrayer was conceived and crafted between the months of October, 2013 and August, 2014.

Produced by Zachary Randall at Shadowlit Studios
Co-Produced by Frank R. Serafine at Free Man Studios
Mixed by Zachary Randall
Mastered at New Alliance East Mastering
Guitars, Bass and Keyboards recorded by Zachary Randall at Shadowlit Studios
Vocals and Drums recorded by Frank R. Serafine at Free Man Studios

Music by Zachary Randall/Frank R. Serafine
Lyrics by Zachary Randall
*Except “Crystal Ball” by Leif Edling

Artwork and Layout by Jan Yrlund

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Zachary would like to thank:
Frank Serafine, Josh Brown, Randy Piro, Sally Gates, Roberto Celentano, Stephanie Rosenblatt, Jan Valentine, Jeanie Saiz, Dad, Mom, Wes Mappin, Rich Fowler, Lucas Schneider, Steve Rucker, Jason Ledgard, Scott Spasiano, Jared Oates, Jon Freeman, Jan Yrlund, Onyx, Olivia, Orchid, Cthulhu...and anyone else I’m forgetting. Sending much love and appreciation your way!

Frank would like to thank:
Zach Randall and Josh Brown (THE CORE DOOOM TEAM!), the love of my life - Stephanie Rosenblatt, Patricia Serafine, Albert Serafine, and ET Brown.

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As modern torchbearers in the dark halls of heavy metal, Northern Crown pays homage to doom bands past but doesn’t let the old ways define it entirely. Northern Crown is the sound of realization and reaction, with a touch of smoke & mirrors. Equal parts austere and ostentatious, but heavy all the way through. ... more

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Track Name: In the Hands of the Betrayer
A forked path, no time to decide
Couldn’t bear it, it’s time to hide
Never bothered asking it why
But I couldn’t stay even though you died

No remorse
No recourse
In due course
For the betrayer

Abomination, morphed into flesh
Careless bringer of untimely death
Putrid stench comes from its breath
To his cries it was nothing but death

No remorse
No recourse
In due course
For the betrayer

Can’t imagine the weight of this guilt
Tearing down the life I once built
Drive my dagger up to the hilt
Nothing changed, but its blood is spilt

No remorse
No recourse
In due course
For the betrayer
Track Name: A Perfectly Realized Torment
The cries of a misanthrope
Who wants to be loved
He screams at the moon
And the welkin above

I'll destroy all around
With fire and flames
I'll reduce you to ashes
But first you'll know pain

I'll summon the djinni,
Ifrit, and Shaytan
Devils and Demons
Will dance by my hand

I'll salt the scorched earth
So nothing can grow
Misery and sorrow
The only seeds that you'll sow

Laughing in torment
As all you bastards burn
I tried to warn you
But you never, ever learn

I'll summon the djinni,
Ifrit, and Shaytan
Devils and Demons
Will dance by my hand
Track Name: Approaching, Encroaching Storm
The storm is coming, rapidly approaching over the mountaintops. This valley, so rife with disease and decay, shall soon feel the cleansing hand of the torrent. Life will spring anew, again….and so the circle closes.
Track Name: To Thee I Give an Orchid
I give thee an orchid
And a rose in blood
Thorns piercing my flesh
From pain grows love

I give you my heart
My body, my soul
I smile as you thrive
I wither, grow old

I met you in a valley
Soon ravaged by a flood
While drowning and dying
Came your hand from above

Fragile and broken
For you I stayed strong
I ascended the mountain
to pick this orchid, my love

I descended from the mountain
To see you standing here
In the arms of a stranger
Claiming what I hold dear

Legs start to buckle
As the will leaves my flesh
Facing shame and failure
I succumb and begin to rest

The once flooded valley
Where I now lie
A field full of orchids
And my bones, now dry