Splendours From The Dark

by CROWN OF AUTUMN

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Crown Of Autumn rise again after more than a decade of enchanted sleep! Dreamy melodies, epic rides, warlike fury and of course those typical medieval inserts which made their debut a true underground cult are the keywords of this new full length album. It is a musical kaleidoscope of past and future enigmas, brought to your ears by a very compact and fresh sound that never betrays the roots of the band. A renewed line-up gives to these 11 songs the most intense expression ever, alternating various vocal styles such as dark whispers, powerful male singing, wrathful screams and delicate female vocals touches. A new milestone along the band’s artistic path.

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released June 20, 2011

Cat. nr: echo073
Record label: My Kingdom Music
Recorded & Mixed: by Mattia Stancioiu at Elnor Studio
Mastered: by Jurgen Lusky at House Of Audio Studio
Line-up: Gianluigi Girardi - melodic vocals; Emanuele Rastelli - guitars, bass, keyboards and vocals; Mattia Stancioiu - drums and programming (Guest female vocals by Milena Saracino)
Artwork and Layout: by Federico Rebusso

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Crown Of Autumn rise again after more than a decade of enchanted sleep! Dreamy melodies, epic rides, warlike fury and of course those typical medieval inserts which made their debut a true underground cult are the keywords of this new full length album. A new milestone along the band’s artistic path! ... more

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Track Name: Templeisen
TEMPLEISEN

Behold the crown triumphant,
a golden sphere held in hand;
his white steed will ride across the land
to carry the truth resplendent!

An opening wound through the clouds,
the holy sword of the sun
perennial and invincible;
by thy Word, death has been dethroned.

Non nobis, Domine, non nobis
sed nomine tuo da gloriam.

Rise brotherhood,
rise in battle cries!

Non nobis, Domine, non nobis
sed nomine tuo da gloriam.

Rise brotherhood,
rise in battle cries!
Track Name: Aegis
AEGIS

To incarnate God’s solar dart,
to bring out splendours from the dark,
this is the quest that noble men
shall never leave nor forget.

Hail transfiguration
and drink to its dawn!
Glide over the oceans until an isle is shown,
antediluvian.

Aegis;
the transmutation is made
of lead into gold.
Aegis;
all darkness has been enslaved
by a force untold.

Let the foes be turned to stone
now, by thy glance
- statues standing still, perennially.

Let the key be turned by centurion’s lance,
bleeding crimson
righteously.

May all the pain melt in the rain,
leaving us transparent and sane.
Emancipate from fear and hate,
the sacred king dominates.

Conquer resurrection
and sit on its throne!
Soar over the mountains until you’ll find the stone,
antediluvian.

Aegis;
the transmutation is made
of lead into gold.
Aegis;
all darkness has been enslaved
by a force untold.

Let the foes be turned to stone
now, by thy glance
- statues standing still, perennially.

Let the key be turned by centurion’s lance,
bleeding crimson…

Let the foes be turned to stone
now, by thy glance
- statues standing still, perennially.

Let the key be turned by centurion’s lance.
Sighing, giving, dying
righteously.
Track Name: Noble Wolf
NOBLE WOLF

How pure is the air I breathe
on this early Winter night,
what a stainless landscape I contemplate…
Twinkling stars like myriads of ice drops
held in the crystalline darkness,
they watch over my lonely path
like guardian deities of old.
Noble,
noble wolf.

Boldly alone,
wild minstrel of the full moon am I!
The furtive owls are my companions,
they sing along with me:
“How can the vision of this snow-veiled realm
bring such a warmth to the heart?”

Chief of the hunter tribes,
the grim mountain is my throne.
This lunar song of mine
paves the way for the dawn to come.
Track Name: Forest Of Thoughts
FOREST OF THOUGHTS

You will find more knowledge
in rills and in mountains grand,
rather than in your books.

Oh, sylvan ghost,
whose whisper is heard
beneath Autumn’s crimson foliage:
anoint my forehead with the gems of thy wisdom.
For thee our druids are calling,
to thee our bards are singing.

When every single thing vibrates,
one is the symphony;
then every single moment fades
into eternity.

Thunders, hammers of war,
fury will come carried by mighty winds.
Trees kneel beneath the storm,
our legions march onwards to victory!

You will find more knowledge
in rills and in mountains grand,
rather than in your books.

The Dragon is everywhere,
Its glistening flakes are there;
reflections on water rings,
a bloodline of chosen kings.

As every single things vibrates,
one is the symphony;
then every single moment fades
into eternity.


Thunders, hammers of war,
fury will come carried by mighty winds.
Trees kneel beneath the storm,
our legions march onwards to victory!
Track Name: Ultima Thule
ULTIMA THULE
To thee shall serve
the regions beyond the north;
the globe entire
enlightened by thy supreme fire!
An augury of triumph and harmony;
our dignity,
springs out of this natural hierarchy.

Evanescent
the vision of crystal cliffs
and silver waters;
our palace I saw in a dream.
Those waves are quenching,
the storms I have left behind
as I dock at the shores,
white shores and beyond them
a peaceful dawn…
Track Name: At The Crystal Stairs Of Winter
AT THE CRYSTAL STAIRS OF WINTER

Thy glory awakens!
Imperatrix , clear star forsaken.
The Solstice we celebrate,
thy bridegroom’s rise we contemplate.
At the crystal stairs of winter
we await for happiness to come.

Hail justice, hail sacrifice,
hail beauty as pure as ice!

…and the Lamb will welcome us back,
it will run towards us and dress us with love.
We are long lost prodigal sons;
the Father has sent into our cave his dove.

Thy glory awakens!
Imperator, bright sun forsaken.
The Solstice we celebrate,
let us be one with our own fate.
At the crystal stairs of winter
we await for happiness to come.

Hail justice, hail sacrifice,
hail beauty as pure as ice!

…and the Lamb will welcome us back,
it will run towards us and dress us with love.
We are long lost prodigal sons;
the Father has sent into our cave his dove.
Track Name: To Wield The Tempest Hilt
TO WIELD THE TEMPEST’S HILT

Grand arbiter of time and space,
and father of the primal race.
The middle cross upon the hill
- his hands to wield the tempest’s hilt.

Show us the way
to achieve greatness and sacred peace,
beyond the storms of war,
for a younger dawn to be released.

The emperor is faithful
and true to the sacred vow.
The furious sea,
the oncoming hordes: they shall bow!

Brandish the holy Libra’s law
for men to reap just what they sow.
From Paradise, five scarlet rills
- his hands to wield the tempest’s hilt.

Show us the way
to reach dryness and transparency,
beyond our dripping sins,
for this weary sorrow to be ceased.

The emperor is faithful
and true to the sacred vow.
The furious sea,
the oncoming hordes: they shall bow!

Born to wield,
to wield the tempest’s hilt!

Skulls erode in hollow helms
spread like stones across the land,
desolation through the mounds
- no memory, no sound.

The emperor is faithful
and true to the sacred vow.
The furious sea,
the oncoming hordes: they shall bow!
Track Name: In The Garden Of The Wounded King
IN THE GARDEN OF THE WOUNDED KING

Thus redemption bloomed in a five petal rose
when he arose
from a silent tomb, as our world fell asleep
in a dream deep.

Spill five crimson streams along the fields,
until thou will break the last of thy seals.

Humanity kneels!

Thorns like laurel,
blood as a sovereign’s cloak
- untrembling oak.
Great and patient will be thine ire upon them!
Jerusalem...

Spill five crimson streams along the fields,
until thou will break the last of thy seals.

King of the cosmos, our star of the North;
lion eternal, thou art light coming forth!
Son of the Divine and Divine thyself,
one with the Spirit, witness heaven sent.

Spina, clavi, lancea, mite corpus perforarunt;
unda manat et cruor; Terra, pontus, astra, mundus
quo lavantur flumine.

Spill five crimson streams along the fields,
until thou will break the last of thy seals.

Humanity heals!

Thus redemption bloomed in a five petal rose
when he arose
from a silent tomb, as our world fell asleep
in a dream deep.
In the garden of the wounded king.
Track Name: Triumphant
TRIUMPHANT

Fountain of precious blood,
a heritage forlorn.
Aeons before the flood
did an angel soar...
Be patient until dawn
oh, splendid hyperborean swan!

He comes victorious to win again
- and I beheld a rider white -
bringer of sacred order and reign;
way of the north.

Cosmic integrity,
a lighthouse for sailors;
mystical legacy’s navigators.
Remind us our vows
lest we forget thy knowledge and drowse.

He comes victorious to win again
- and I beheld a rider white -
bringer of sacred order and reign;
way of the north.

Still time and spaces vast,
the first art thou and so the last.

He comes victorious to win again
- and I beheld a rider white -
bringer of sacred order and reign;
way of the north,
way of the northern knight.
Track Name: Ye Cloude Of Unknowing
YE CLOUDE OF UNKNOWING

Now finally we dive,
naked we dive like a leaf from the tree,
into the purest sky
- moths in ecstasy, straight in the flame.
We hail this golden day,
has never a day been so bright, so glorious!
Our breath has left the clay,
as our bodies lay.

A desert silence is growing
within the cloud of unknowing.

Annihilate the fears, annihilate the tears,
abandon whatever that binds!
Ignore the desire by quenching its fire,
untie thyself from the ground
then rise!

…and the dark night of the soul,
still in a blessed forgetfulness.
Don’t be afraid to fall
- the world is no more, God is no more,
thyself is no more!
Leave everything behind
and enter the halls of oblivion.
This emptiness divine
is for us to find.

A desert silence is growing
within the cloud of unknowing.

Annihilate the fears, annihilate the tears,
abandon whatever that binds!
Ignore the desire by quenching its fire,
untie thyself from the ground
then rise!
Track Name: Spectres From The Sea
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