Slayer
Slayer was an American metal band from Huntington Park, California, active from 1981-2019. Formed by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, drummer Dave Lombardo, and bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, Slayer's extremely fast and aggressive musical style made them one of the 1980s "Big Four" bands of the thrash metal style, alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. In the original lineup, King, Hanneman and Araya contributed to the band's lyrics, and all of the band's music was written by King and Hanneman.
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Slayer
Slayer was an American metal band from Huntington Park, California, active from 1981-2019. Formed by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, drummer Dave Lombardo, and bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, Slayer's extremely fast and aggressive musical style made them one of the 1980s "Big Four" bands of the thrash metal style, alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. In the original lineup, King, Hanneman and Araya contributed to the band's lyrics, and all of the band's music was written by King and Hanneman.
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Stark, deep, real. From the album Shadowhymns (Whispers & Wraiths) available everywhere May 26. Available now on SoundCloud (free) and Bandcamp: https://on.soundcloud.com/oqUWMBXsCRwB1Yt46 https://spectranoir.bandcamp.com/album/shadowhymns-whispers-wraiths Lyrics: Nevermore Darkness here nothing more Nevermore Darkness here nothing more While he nodded nearly napping I watched as there came a tapping As if someone gently rapping Rapping at his chamber door 'Tis some visitor he muttered Tapping at my chamber door Only this and nothing more Though I am now but a memory In that bleak December sea Each ember cast my shadow on the floor Which he watches o'er He wishes for the morrow vainly He seeks to borrow From his books an end to sorrow Sorrow For the lost Lenore (Lenore) The maiden whom the angels name Lenore Nameless here forevermore Turning back to face the darkness His tormented soul in starkness Louder came that eerie tapping More insistent than before Surely he whispered 'Tis something at the cold and lonely lattice Let me brave What Lies at yonder Uncovered These sounds implore Silence my heart for a moment Let this mystery I explore Tis but the wind And nothing more Some late visitor He murmurs Pleading entry at his door Just this and nothing more His spirit's strength and hesitation shed He ventured ahead Sir he said Or madam truly your forgiveness I implore But the fact is I was napping And so gently you came rapping And so faintly you came tapping Tapping At my chamber door That I scarce was sure I heard you here He opened wide the door Darkness there and nothing more Deep-Deep in the velvet shadows Peering there he stood lost endearing Wrestling with fears In silence Hearing Dreams no soul should bear alone Yet the hush was deep unbroken No sign given no fate spoken Only his voice soft and token Whispering my name Lenore (Lenore) From the void my echo faintly carried back the sigh Lenore Just this whisper nothing more Lenore Just this whisper nothing more Back he turned into the chamber Every feeling lit with ember Once more the tapping stronger bolder Echoed through cold night air Surely he pondered Voice unclear then Something lurks at yonder window Let me guess what lies beyond it Unveil what secrets it might bear Pause my heart and let this enigma slowly Softly unveil there Tis but the wind And nothing more Above my portal a raven Dark as the void whence it came Landed not flew A Raven dark as the void whence it came Landed not with grace but as a shadow knew Upon the bust of Pallas it claimed its silent throne Above my portal in a realm of stone From my ghostly watch I beheld The specter of my memories alive and dead A raven dark inside A smile from my lost weary side With its dignified and stern air It stood compelling his stare Though thy crest be shorn and shaven Thou he addressed art sure no craven Ghastly grim and ancient raven Wandering from the nights Tell me what my lordly name is On the night's Plutonian shore Quoth the raven Nevermore Nevermore Though its words are rich yield little sense Scant relevance to my spectral world I marvel at the mortal's awe For no living soul hath seen withal A bird nor beast atop their chamber door Nor creature carved in stone With a name like Nevermore Ah But the raven touched aloof upon the silent bust spoke solely That one word as if his spirit in that single utterance he knows Did reveal No further sound did he make Nor a feather stirred in response That single utterance Did reveal No further sound As the echoes of the mortal's thoughts reverberated Others have departed 'ere on the morrow Each shall forsake me as my dreams have forsaken before And the bird intoned Nevermore Startled he broke the quiet A perfect reply had flown Doubtless said he It's words are all it has ever known Snatched from some wretched keeper Whom grim fate had chas'd and worn Pursued quick and quicker until his cries one refrain bore Until his laments of hope That sad refrain bore As never nevermore As never nevermore But the raven still beguiling coaxed a smile From his introspection he moved a cushioned seat 'fore The bird the bust and the door's direction Down into the velvet he sank Thoughts chaining link by link Pondering this spectral visitor This midnight avian brink What could this grim ungainly Ghastly gaunt and ominous bird think With its ceaseless croak of Nevermore There he sat steeped in silence Yet speaking not a sentence To the raven whose fiery glance Pierced his presence musing more Quietly resting Gently resting Subtle testing On the plush purple pillow 'Neath the lamplight's lingering lessons Now remains cold untouched A sign of my eternal absence Vision under vibrant light Once warmed by my essence I fell on him And it seemed the air thickened Scented by a censer hidden Swung by Seraphs unseen Their steps softly muffled on the floor Wretch he wept has thy God sent thee? by these angels gently lent thee Solace solace and nepenthe From thy sorrows for Lenore Drink oh drink this sweet The sweet nepenthe let go this beloved Lenore Quoth the Raven Nevermore Quoth the Raven Nevermore Prophet he cried thing of evil Prophet still if bird or devil Whether tempter sent or whether Tempest tossed thee here ashore Desolate yet all undaunted On this desert land enchanted On this home by horror haunted Tell me truly I implore Tell me truly I-I Is there is there balm in Gilead Tell me tell me I implore Quoth the raven Nevermore Quoth the raven Nevermore Nevermore Nevermore Nevermore Said he a thing of evil Tell if bird or the devil Be that word our sign of parting Bird or fiend! I heard him cry Get thee by thy tempest And the night's Plutonian shore Leave no black plume as a token Of that lie thy soul has spoken Leave my loneliness unbroken Quit the bust above the door Take thy beak from out my heart And take thy form from off my door Quoth the Raven Nevermore And the Raven never stirring Still is perching Still is lurking Atop the pallid bust of Pallas Just above his chamber door It's eyes possess the eerie gleaming Of a demon lost in dreaming And the lamplight overheard beaming Cast its shadow on the floor And his soul Beneath that shadow sprawling darkly on the floor Shall be lifted nevermore And the lamplight overheard beaming Cast its shadow on the floor And his soul beneath that shadow sprawling darkly on the floor Shall be lifted nevermore Shall be lifted Shall be lifted https://bnd.link/spectranoir more
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