Queen of Swords

by Crestfallen Queen

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Crestfallen Queen hail from Stuttgart Germany but could have very well been born anywhere in the dark hazy fog of the seventies. The quintet was formed in 2016 playing their brand of Progressive Blackened Rock. The Doom laden riffs are backed by galloping metallic rhythms and hounded by eerie synths which are then topped off by a majestic voice that lurks somewhere between this world and the next.

Following the release of their completely analogue recorded, produced and quickly sold-out demo cassette „No More Let Life Divide What Death Can Join Together“ (released February 2018) the debut album „Queen of Swords“ pre­sents the detail-loving and unconventional soul of Crestfallen Queen in full length.

„Queen of Swords“ is full of passion and devotion, which is impressively un­derlined by the hand-drawn cover artwork of the Peruvian artist Jose Gabriel Alegría Sabogal. Inspired by ancient philosophy and mythology, the epic work tells the long forgotten stories of fallen heroines and their struggle with loss, fears, drugs, human abysses, self-empowerment, love, life and death. With „Queen of Swords“ History mutates into „Herstory“ and reveals fright­ening parallels to the realities of life of our time.

Crestfallen Queen are not to be taken light heartedly. The unconventional length of the songs speak for themselves where the music is challenging and stirring, a lot like life itself. Anyone who has seen the band live can feel the frankness of this statement. The bittersweet membrane between pain and ecstasy. Goosebumps running down your back at the sound of the hellish scre­ams alternating with a siren-like tenderness. Fury. Beauty. Death. Life. The rediscovery of everyday repressed emotions. Good. Evil. Alpha and Omega. Everything is one. One is everything. Solve et Coagula. Defeat and triumph. Rise and fall. The dialectical relationship of man being thrown into the best of all worlds.

We fall and we get up again. This is Crestfallen Queen - the Queen of Swords. A catalyst. A poetess. The one who unmasks. Inviting us to the knowledge of our limited time on this earth and to meet one and others with sincerity.

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released May 24, 2019

Church Within Records

All Music: Crestfallen Queen
All Lyrics: E except ‘Ghost Warriors’: E & K
Recorded at Milberg Studios, Stuttgart, Germany, August 2018
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Ralv Milberg
Cover Artwork by Jose Gabriel Alegría Sabogal
Sigil Artwork by Misanthropic-Art

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Crestfallen Queen hail from Stuttgart Germany but could have very well been born anywhere in the dark hazy fog of the seventies.The Doom laden riffs are backed by galloping metallic rhythms and hounded by eerie synths which are then topped off by a majestic voice that lurks somewhere between this world and the next. ... more

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Track Name: Queen of Swords
Drowning sun, swollen tongue
Adrenalin pounding against her skull
Dry sand grinding under her feet
Her iron belle knows no defeat

A Thousand eyes of fire and ice
They’ve come to see both of em bleed
They’ve come to see one of em die

Achillia and Amazon under the relentless roman sun
Left by all them gods
Under the satin wings of Nyx
Hunter’s moon reveals the scars of the untold
Caresses their bloody hands
Turns the arena of pain
In an argent sea of human demons

Countless attacks, so tired legs
Her body forgot to feel pain long ago
She remembers the sweetish scent
Of her little girls milk-white skin

Under Thousand eyes of fire and ice
They’ve chosen solidarity
In certain face of joint destiny

Achillia and Amazon under the relentless roman sun
Left by all them gods
Under the satin wings of Nyx
Hunter’s moon reveals the scars of the untold
Caresses their bloody hands
Turns the arena of pain
In an argent sea of human demons
Track Name: Eurydice's Lullaby
I wish I was an Enchantress
Conjuring things as I prefer
No more mournfulness
And no more pain

Tears turned into stars
Hurt I’d turn into pure bliss
Just with a little blink
Eternity would spit my lost ones out

DEATH DOES NOT CONCERN US
AS LONG AS WE EXIST
DEATH DOES NOT CONCERN US
AND WHEN IT DOES COME
WE NO LONGER EXIST

So hush my precious mortal
Tis time to dry your tears
Where death there is no pain
No agony and fears

WE NO LONGER EXIST
Track Name: Ghost Warriors
I wanna go
back in time

to talk to the dead
to talk to the dead

I wanna see
uncertainty is killing me

I wanna talk to the dead
to hear what my ancestors said

I can hear the voices
of the ghost dancers crying out
tears running down my face
much colder than their blood

GHOST WARRIORS!

I can hear the voices
of the ghost dancers crying out
tears running down my face
much colder than their blood

Standing on the hillside
in the cold dark under the stars

My people buried in the ground
the ground that once was ours
Track Name: Lethean Bed
From the fertile soils of Egypt
Polydamna created the sacred lie

To rob all grief and anger
and expel the chimaeras of mind

Just a pinch in the wine and no one
will shed no tears no more...

One who in Times past has suffered
many griefs at heart

Passing through wars of men
and the grievous waves
But now he sleeps in peace

I will shed no tears
Not though my mother lay there dead

No more tears

Salvation
Just the murmur of the sea

Nepenthe take my tears
Take my gloom and take my fears
Embrace my heavy head
on the eternal Lethean bed

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