In the Hands of the Betrayer

by Northern Crown

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1.
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
2.
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
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05:20
4.
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.
5.
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

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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

www.northerncrownband.com
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Twitter: @NrthrnCrownDoom

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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In the cracks between the Doom, Prog, and Rock n’ Roll genres, Northern Crown find a unique fit. Their first EP, “In the Hands of the Betrayer”, knocked on the door to the halls of classic metal. Their first album, “The Others”, tested its footing on the fringe of prog. Their self-titled second album was a hydra waving the flag of Doom n’ Roll. "In A Pallid Shadow" will be released July 3, 2020. ... more

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