"Of Gods And Men"

by MaelstroM

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1.
06:18
Darkness This lack of light This void of life All cold and dead As seas run red Blackened ash Forgotten past This is the cost Our planet Lost Ignite flesh the fallen rise
 Life from Breath
 Lightning in their eyes Wield my will my avatar Arise My chosen survivor Arise Oh new messiah Arise Exhaled savior Arise Hear your Creator Hellstorms Have crushed my people Many have chosen evil An evil fate A world of hate You are but one My chosen son You see my light I beg thee Fight Rose from death Fallen flesh complies
 From burning earth flare and fire 
our skies The wars of gods and men Arise My chosen survivor Arise Oh new messiah Arise Exhaled savior Arise Hear your creator Scorched this planet’s face With evil wind Crushed this mortal race New war begins Divine this light I lend For you to see Walk this righteous path And follow me Your eyes reveal the fear You hold within Arise shed not a tear You’ll right this sin Beyond this barren waste And boiled sea Lies a newfound fate Your destiny Arise My chosen survivor Arise Oh new messiah Arise Exhaled savior Arise Hear your creator
2.
Arise my son Hear now what must be done Betrayed was I Our world in ruin ‘doth lie A wasted land Scorched earth and blood soaked sand Your task at hand An army from the ash of man And now you will see through me My eyes reveal your destiny The truth is that in dreams you will see Two gods truce is smashed Eons of peace now passed Create for me at last An army from ash Walls of flame Acrid air and acid rain I’m blind with pain You’ll suffer not in vain My quest unfolds Fast fulfilled from fates foretold From shattered lives, behold Is an army of your control And now you will see through me My eyes reveal your destiny The truth is that in dreams you will see Two gods truce is smashed Eons of peace now passed Create for me at last An army from ash As soars the smoke from charring fire So outpours all my desire With the whole of soul of mind and heart I’ll see your enemies torn apart So hear the predicts of this mirrored glass That like the phoenix they shall rise from ash Before you lies The re-forging of scattered lives Pledged to you they’ll die An army from ash did rise And now you will see through me My eyes reveal your destiny The truth is that in dreams you will see Two gods truce is smashed Eons of peace now passed Create for me at last An army from ash Army from ash Army from ash Army from ash An army from ash
3.
Exalted souls we now extoll Are banded into one 
Tell me Greadon
 of my next charge For I feel my task is not yet done How wise i see you are My arisen avatar But first and explanation Must be given A rapacious lust did break a trust And turn a truce to blood So crushed is a once balanced power And i fear it has not just begun So these lives of those before you Which have now been torn apart Must learn these mystic magiks And be taught these ancient arts Confusion I can not see What you ask of me Disillusion How am I to show So many fallen souls What would take a lifetime to learn This task that you now ask To teach them through this glass could leave them Dead and their souls be left to burn Fear not ‘oh chosen great one For learned they shall be And your words will be reflections Of things once said by me Listen listen as the mirror calls Show show them all these miracles Knowledge knowledge gained through past reflections Crush crush all those with evil intentions The mirror calls My misbegotten people For war we must prepare And this veil of black before you I shall lift do not despair
 Through this mirror's glass See futures through our past
 And with these new learned arts
 Burn their souls to blackened ash 
Follow me young fallen fledglings Glean these arts of time since past All our eyes upon the mirror 
"Rise again” our god now asks Listen, listen as the mirror calls Show, show them all these miracles Knowledge, knowledge gained through past reflections Crush, crush all those with evil intentions Engage the battle Before it is too late With bravery and courage Shake this hand of fate Broadened now Our once closed minds And seeing things We could not find An admiration of life and sense of hope And yet a willingness to use the gallows rope To condemn those who have Now done thee wrong And to deal justice which Has been avoided far too long The brave of brave 
i have now gave These arts of eons past Wails of woe have now been cried For those of you who did not last The forgotten ways Of forgotten days Have since found a new life Within those with new insight The last of this new formed army Have been shown the ways of past Each enlightened their own being And arose armies from ash Take the mirrors teachings Of sword and spell and heart And take yours foes most cruel self And rip and tear apart
4.
From a throne of bone I sit I watch the foolhardy and laugh For I am Deamous, he who festers in lies My armies shall bury Greadon's one to arise Darkened druid are my minions Who mass ‘neath midnight skies A hymn to me they sing As flames burn in their eyes Thirteen it takes to lead These thirteen thousand more Who plead to me, a need to be Lead now into war Come with me new soldiers The mirror has taught you well March towards this fight, with god felt might Hear not their wicked knell This battle is fought by righteous For the righteous who once fell Let truth now show, It’s this we know To war we now shall go To war we now shall go It once was said that pages read Men stood from shore to shore Lest it was a shame that this fought in vain Would be deemed as the “Great War” Thousands did span the coastline Soon blood would quench the land Each man blind that all his time Was puppeteered by two gods hands Each man blind that all his time’s Been puppeteered by two gods hands The clash would last eternity Yet never would be won This battle to make history Yet history never comes For within the midst of deluge will be born a sacred son Who will be exalted and then sacrificed When evils work is done Who would be exalted and then sacrificed When evils work is done Soon to come a newborn male Who shall falter and then prevail Spawned by hatred and wicked ways His fate this night was no more days The Thirteen within their circle Return from their battle won Sing out in thanks to lord Deamous And soon give up their unborn son
5.
Father I stare into a sackcloth sky And watch this moon drip tears of blood And father My battered body cries For the grievance Of a thousand tortured souls My lord my God I’ve failed thee Yet my disciples and I did try
 And within the bounds Of this most sacred ground It is here we all shall die The ageless goddess that is my soul Helps me pierce this veil of lies I transcend above And watch below As My body burns and dies Flesh cremate My soul escape I ignite in effigy Merge into collective thought Matter becomes energy I am the grand architect Of this universe I lead you through this Weft and weave and Filaments You now traverse There is truth in what they say But truth is veiled in lie These deities deception Has caused this world to die I am the grand architect A new son must soon rise Your energy turns back to matter As the phoenix you'll arise Are you so narrow minded That you cannot forsee the truth That these pains of war Shall be lessened By your enemy’s Unborn youth So I gaze into These lifeless holes That once were called Your eyes And breath this breath of life back in thee So you may once again arise
6.
Rejoice for he has come Our bastard son He is the one Born upon this night Our perfect sacrifice Hold him high, for all to see Strip him down, his destiny Upon this night, our master shall be pleased For on this night, upon his body we shall feed Close the circle, hand in hand Incantations now began 13 shadows bathed in light 13 shadows act this rite Hear his whimpers, pierce the night scape From this altar, can be no escape Anoint bare flesh as we consecrate His body we shall desecrate Brothers sister, play your part Terror grips his, tiny heart Blade and oil, to flay and burn Blasphemic tongues, to spite and spurn Pledge to him, for we have vowed With new born blood, power endowed This gift of flesh, will make it whole To feast upon his sacred soul I am he high priest of hate With twelve disciples bound to this fate This infant child our dark conflate That my vile seed did procreate His body lies naked and prone Atop our alter of frigid stone Ancient glyphs a deep etched rune Unmask his fate, reveal his doom My hands aloft raised to the night With ancestral tools shall i thieve this light Speak ancient tongues from forbidden scrolls We un-flesh his body, and you eat his soul Near is your end now Fear all you’ve known The incubus that cums this night Shall thieve you of your life and light This demons lust knows no control His brutal theft shall take its toll His treasure trove is not of gold As he rapes the light That is your soul
7.
released May 22, 2020 Joey Lodes - Guitar, Bass Gary Vosganian Vocals Daniel Kleffmann - Drums Ed Marks - Keyboards Music - Joey Lodes Lyrics - Gary Vosganian Mixed and Mastered by Rich Liegey Copyright - Predestined Music
8.
From Forrest fiend and fate rescued was he By healing hands of hope he has been freed Entered passed and raised Fraternally From this night forth was divined his destiny Raised in light of sanctuary Knowledge passed eternally Hand to hand mouth to ear Strength of soul a mind so clear From the dark into the light to the light A righteous spark to burn the night burn the night You have now gleaned from me All I could give to thee My son you'll realize My son you will arise Spell and steel prevailed In his heart Deep in hope and faith, Craft and art An Ancient mystic magic He would wield As Sinew Stretched and flexed With tempered steel Under sacred step and sign Step and sign To hold fast do guard the line Guard the line Level and square what's right Through steel scroll prayer And might And move from darkness Ever up towards the light Destined he as both Sword and shield To lead as lord and liege On battle field To free forlorn souls From purgatory A god from a man has become His destiny For their blood flowed thick from the start And their screams blind and deafen our hearts For their blood flowed thick from the start And their screams blind and deafen our hearts Follow In front of mirrors glass your destiny Reflections of her prophecy An oracle of sublime divinity Inside your depth of soul revealed in she Mount your ride with scroll and steel Use this glass and in truth reveal Bring to light your destiny Crushing these false deities
9.
05:04
Born, Ye child that should not have been Conceived, you offspring of chance Cast out by those who brought the breath of life into your body Listen now and hear their evil chants And now that tale begins of the boy that you had been Your first day was to be your last And your parents went and told them You were to be brought before the coven Striped down naked and your blood would cleanse their hands Oh but little did they know Of their fate which to unfold Would leave them dead And their souls be left to burn Burn It Was Predestined Ripped apart when you were first born, born to die you bastard son And your body to be mangled, bludgeoned and torn I see the anger in your eyes you were an infant born to die Now go and crush those who only brought you scorn Now look long and hard my friend At your fate which might have been A newborn sacrifice left to bleed upon an altar Now you know what you must do choose a path and do not falter For your destiny will arrive soon Oh but little did they know Of their fate which to unfold Would leave them dead And their souls be left to burn Burn So we look back upon your past Your time has come it’s here at last And your destiny has arrived soon And with sword and glass in hand
 make mans final stand And seal these gods within a mirrored tomb Oh but little did they know Of their fate which to unfold Would leave them dead And their souls be left to burn Burn It Was Predestined
10.
12:36
SonRise reveal their sinful guise Light our darkened skies Your spirir gives rise I’ve traveled so far With hate deep inside And now at the edge Where gods will collide Revealed is the wedge That brought divine to divide SonRise
 The fire in your eyes
 Burns through this veil of lies
 Now you’ll find That the truth lies deep in your mind Harken souls that fell In wars since past Call forth ancient arts And now hold fast To your strength your heart Your soul your mind Evoke your gift to Peer through space and time Unshackle mental blinds Reveal to all mankind Unveil what’s kept them blind Betrayed was all mankind Twisted fates and poisoned minds As hands were forced And sides were drawn As lines were crossed And souls forlorn In truth these gods Were always one Their lie now clear To you our son For swords and scrolls Their time has past Your weapon now This mirrored glass I am she who shatters dark I am she the righteous spark I am light I am the one I give my light to you our son The ebb and flow Of light and shade Return to one the two he made Show them both their time has passed Entrap them in this mirrored glass Not sword nor scroll not light nor shade All I have wrought cant be unmade Gaze on me your time has passed Your fail complete this mirrored glass Razors edge resolve Brought me to this place These blood soaked shores Where a balance displaced These gods endgame Threatened our whole mortal race God and demon destroyed My mirrors fate they shall face SonRise reveal their sinful guise Light our darkened skies Your spirit gives rise The whole of my strife Predestined through time My soul and my life Are destined to sublime Coalesce into one This mirror and me No less than a son Of god I shall be SonRise
 The fire in your eyes
 Burns through this veil of lies
 Now you’ll find That the truth lies deep in your mind Make your stand To avenge sins of the past Take in hand this sacred mirrored glass Rays of light Reveal and purify Second sight Reveals the truth in lie Entrap their souls in glass Fuse one soul that’s halved Neither god shall last Finally The master stroke is here A vortex of souls Shields you from every fear Transient threads tear through the tropsosphere Bring to light All that was unclear In you all shall cohere For you shall persevere Shed all your doubt and fear Take to air On wings of destiny Traverse this plane As ethereal energy Shattered shards in hand You’ll set them free Failed gods Bound into this glass Now smash this shard in half Mankind is free at last For these gods time has passed This tale shall live on Archived in infamy Throughout all of time ‘cross myth and history A balance now restored A billion souls set free The truth that’s now beheld God is within we God is inside me This has set us free God is within we God is within we Gods and men now see God is all of we God is all of we God is all of we Gods and Men

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"Of Gods And Men" Is the Debut Album from Epic Cinematic Metal Band MaelstroM
Hailing From Long Island New York
MaelstroM Began in 1988 during the height of the Thrash movement
and Achieved a Kult like status throughout the underground.
However they never released their full length album before disbanding in 1994.
Now 32 years later - Using the core of the source material from their two acclaimed demo tapes - the tracks have been
reimagined and reconstructed by original guitarist and songwriter Joey Lodes and original vocalist and lyricist Gary Vosganian.
Three decades later MaelstroM finally delivers on the promise they Made to themselves and to the underground metal scene, with "Of Gods And Men" a Cinematic Sounscape like no other.

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released May 22, 2020

Joey Lodes - Guitar / Bass
Gary Vosganian - Vocals
Daniel Kleffmann - Drums
Ed Marks - Keyboards
Dawn Marie Macaluso - Female Vocals
Rich Liegey - Mixing and Mastering

Writing -
Joey Lodes - All Music *
Gary Vosganian - All Lyrics

* additional music written by Ed Marks on "Lament Of The Fallen"

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MaelstroM Long Beach, New York

"It was Predestined" is heavy, all encompassing, and musically exquisite.
BLABBERMOUTH- Scott Alisoglu

Fusing a dizzying array of styles – death, power, thrash and prog-metal – with cinematic elements, jaw-dropping musicality and Gary Vosganian’s eccentric, staccato vocals, cult New York band Maelstrom present something thunderously unique.

- Dave Ling METAL HAMMER
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