Sendor’s little Shop

As you guys know, Ancient Bard’s been celebrating its 10 year anniversary with the “10 Bardic Years Tour”. We’ve been around Europe, to Japan and had our last show in Italy, just right at home.

To celebrate our journey, Japanese Assault Fest has made some pretty kick ass Tees with a design that combines the artworks of our first three albums. This is a super limited edition design and we got to bring some T-shirts home, which are now available for purchase on our Online Store. There are only a couple pieces left by now, so if you want to treat yourself for Christmas hurry up!

On the store you can also find our logo patches, ready to be stitched to your jacket, while the Red Sword Tees are back in stock.

Take a tour of Sendor’s little Shop here: http://ancientbards.bigcartel.com

A few pictures from our shows:


See you all soon!

Sara

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My Brainstorm thread of humanity

Dipped in the blood, the dust, and the dirt…

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the foundation of Ancient Bards, we are going to play in several cities in the Netherlands and it got me to think of the last time we went there.

On November, 12th 2015 Ancient Bards was playing in London, at the Underworld. I had some nice footage of us freaking out about going down the Eurotunnel and then trying to stick to the right side of the road, but I accidentally canceled everything!
Anyway, the show went great, we had fun on stage and I have to say that the number of people who showed up at the venue was larger than we expected, we met a lot of old and new friends and that felt nice. It was a good night, rainy, but good.

After spending the night in Camden it was time to get on the road again, we had a train to catch! We had a day off before the gig in Apeldoorn, so we took our time to take a look around on our way to Arnhem where we were going to sleep that night. The underwater convoy took us to Calais, from there we went to Oostende to see the Atlantic Wall, then made a quick detour to visit the beautiful Bruges and got to Arnhem for dinner.

I loved that day. I remember feeling so happy, I enjoyed every minute with my friends of Ancient Bards and Dadda (which is fortunate, considering we’re always so close together in the small space we have to share in the van) and, in spite of all the time spent driving, I liked being in 4 different countries in one day, hearing people talk in English, then French, then Walloon, then Dutch. I felt like a true World Citizen (ok, maybe just European, but still).

It’s when we arrived in Arnhem and could connect to a WIFI network that we discovered what horrible things were happening in Paris. Needless to say, we were all petrified and deeply sad.

The next day we drove to Apeldoorn with a heavy heart.
Enjoying music, watching our favorite band, having a drink with friends, grabbing a bite in the fresh air… they’re things we all do, nice little things that make life worth living, little drops of happiness.
In a moment, the sacredness of life and freedom were violated again,and it happened to the concert goers, the beverage drinkers and the food eaters of Paris this time.

The majority of people were killed during a concert. How many times did we go to a concert? How many times did I sing at a concert? A lot. And I was going to play at one more that very night, at Brainstorm Festival. All the bands there were pretty shaken. Te organization called a minute of silence and then everyone paid their respects to the victims with a long heartfelt applause.

When our time to get onstage came, we were ready. I had to warm up thoroughly because my voice didn’t feel quite in shape, but I was fine. Fine, until I started singing and realized that some of the lyrics, which I always associated with something fictional, were getting all too real. I tried to keep it together even when, during The Last Resort, the image of the kings dipped in the blood really started to get to me.

There was nothing I could do but to dedicate the next song, In My Arms, to the victims and everyone affected by the tragedy. I didn’t do it to be dramatic and it’s not even like dedicating something to someone who can’t hear you is going to change anything. But that was another song of loss, death, and pain and I needed the audience’s support.

I received it.

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Credit: LoudImages (Marc van Kollenburg)

Maybe I was just in over my head, but I swear I never felt that emotional during a gig. I think the audience felt it, because everyone was with me, kinda like we were all holding hands. In fact, there are no videos of that song on youtube, I like to think that it’s because that was a moment not to be lived through the filter of a screen (perhaps there are tons of vids that simply weren’t posted, who knows!).

The bards left me and Daniele alone on the stage at the end. Then we exited too and my hands were shaking. I was shivering all over. It was a very powerful experience, whether it was all in my head or shared between me and the audience. I am thankful for the things I felt that night, I cherish them because I think it’s important to value these connections between humans.

Thank you, everyone at Brainstorm Festival, I hope to see you again! As a matter of fact, I’d like to invite you all to see us again, hopefully on a lighter mood this time, whenever you can when we come nearby.

Till nex time,

Sara

TBCSS: S03E03 – Flaming Heart

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In the forest, the sun filters through the branches and reveals the immense beauty of a lush nature. The creatures move in harmony with the breath of the trees and a mischievous wind shakes the leaves.

Among the dense undergrowth, two figures carefully observe this spectacle, in search of a prey. A father, kind but strict, teaches his teenage son the art of hunting.

When at a short distance a bear appears, the man proudly announces to his son he has taught everything he needs to try to capture his first prey, on his own.

The boy timidly follows the directions: he lays flat on the ground and approaches the bear, quietly and without taking his eyes off it. But in his heart, fear makes its way. A big bear is a way too dangerous test for a beginner, and in his mind, the feeling of his father not having regard for his life is added to the fear of death.

The tumult in his heart prevents him from sharpening his senses to perceive sounds and movements around him. In a moment of distraction, the boy feels the sensation of something climbing up his leg so he emits a cry of terror.

The bear, alerted lunges at the victim and wounds him in the chest with a paw, knocking him into the mud. The father then gets up and tries to attract the animal to himself and, through some expert hunter’s techniques, makes him flee.

The boy, disheartened for the humiliation, in pain from the wounds and disappointed for the abandonment, can’t bear the reproaches of his father, who scolds him out of distress. Blinded by rage, the young man rails against the parent blaming him for what happened, and after accusing him of being old and useless, he runs away screaming he will never go hunt with him again.

Crying as he runs, his proud and crushed heart rejects any bond with the family he belongs to.

But as the moment of shock fades away, the boy realizes that he has poured on his father his own insecurity: the disappointment of not being able to grant him the fortitude of a still too fragile mind has made him angry.

Determined to apologize, he goes through the woods and runs toward the house. No obstacles can block his way to forgiveness, his desperate and determined race.

At the castle, however, the door of his father’s room is closed. Worried about having hurt him irreparably, he begs him to let him in but gets no answer.

Tired of waiting and eager for his embrace, the young man breaks through the door. But once inside, he faces a chilling scene: his father’s body is hanging from a beam.

The boy, shocked, takes the corpse on the floor. Hugging his father, he still holds out his apology.

In his flaming heart, desperation has the upper hand. The sense of guilt for having caused the death of his father is soon accompanied by the certainty that now he is forced to fortify his fragile mind, because now he, Daltor, is the new King of the West.

And no one must know.

No one must know the King has committed suicide because of the prince’s inadequacy.

3.  FLAMING HEART

[Man]
Be careful my son there’s a bear
there in the clearing,
I taught you what you need to know,
this time it’s your turn.
Come down now and sneak through the grass,
slowly get closer,
don’t ever lose sight of your prey,
don’t make any noise,
feel the wind blowing and breathe with the wild
in sweet harmony.
Every fighter knows that his chances are stronger
when peace lies within.

Go!

Well you made the bear run away,
you’re injured and dirty.
Why didn’t you listen to me?
Do you ever learn?
[Daltor]
But father it wasn’t my fault,
I did what you told me,
I followed your every advice,
look what they got me!
Maybe it’s time to admit that you are worthless,
you’re grey and you’re old.
I don’t wanna hunt with you ever again,
will you leave me alone?

[Storyteller]
In Daltor’s flaming heart
when judgment falls apart,
resentment runs like a river that flows out of its bed,
infectious makes him lie,
disown his blood ties,
disgrace the holy bond of family.

[Daltor]
My words resound in my head,
I’m incredibly sad and ashamed at the same time.

[Storyteller]
Running fast between the oaks,
Sliding down the slopes,
Daltor leaves the forest and heads to his father.

[Daltor]
I’m rushing to get to get back home,
I can’t wait to see him,
I want to look straight in his eyes,
and apologize.
I hope he’ll forgive my contempt,
I’m so unworthy.
Oh father please open the door!
Oh please let me in!
You can’t leave me outside just let me explain,
I’m breaking in!
Oh my god he’s hanging down from the ceiling!
Oh why! Tell me why!

 

[Storyteller]
In Daltor’s flaming heart
when judgment falls apart,
resentment runs like a river that flows out of its bed,
infectious makes him lie ,
disown his blood ties,
disgrace the holy bond of family.

In Daltor’s aching heart,
as his world falls apart,
despair grows faster than weeds on sunny summer’s day,
it feeds upon his guilt
for he has to be
the new king of the West
and be brave
and pretend
for no one has to know
it was
his fault!

Credits:
– Guidelines written by Sara Squadrani
– The Black Crystal Sword Saga written by Daniele Mazza
– All Lyrics used by kind permission of Limb Music Publishing, Germany.
– Photo credit: Phoenix via photopin (license)

These are a few of my favorite things – July

Hello everyone! So this is it, july is almost over and I’m pretty excited. It’s been a very, very busy month and the extremely high temperatures didn’t make it any lighter, but I can’t say I’m not embarassingly happy right now. Why you ask? Let me tell ya…

ANCIENT BARDS AT WACKEN OPEN AIR 2015

I know I haven’t been there yet, but I think I can’t go wrong if I nominate in advance going to Wacken Open Air at the top of the favorites of the month, can I? I’m so excited I can’t wait to leave and live this incredible experience with my beloved bards! We will play on the Headbangers Stage on July 31st at 11.55 am. Will you be there? I hope to see many of you!

 

FINISHING MY EXAMS

My studies have been a huge and uncomfortable part of my life for the last 10, yes, 10 years. Pursuing my passion while studying to become an building engineer and architect hasn’t exactly always been a piece of cake, but now I can proudly say that I have finally finished all my exams! I am so relived, I smell freedom, all I have to do now is to finish my thesis and then I’ll be able to graduate, once and for all. Yay!

 

SAMSUN NX MINI

I’ve been meaning to get a new camera for a while, and I finally found an interesting one. The Samsung NX Mini is what I was looking for, a small camera with a large flip up touch sceen, a wide angled lens and wifi connection. I got it in the mint color and it looks really nice, I’m sure i twill be a great companion during my travels, I might even be vlogging now! I haven’t tested it properly yet so I can’t give you insights on the image and video quality but I’ve read nice revews. We’ll soon see how we like it!

 

REJANE AMAZON FOREST RADIANCE DROPS

My hair tends to get dry so I like to use an oil to give it some hydration. I normally use macadamia nut oil, but it is very thick and can look heavy so I wanted to try something different. This is a radiace treatment with oil of maracuja, brazil nut and cupuaçu extracts. I like this product a lot, it’s very lightweight and it smells heavenly! You only need coulpe of pumps on towel-dried hair and then you can go ahead with the styling. Perfect shiny hair that smells amazing, done!

 

BABYLISS SECRET CURL

This one’s actually my mom’s, I borrow it from time to time. I can’t deal with hair, I use good shampoos, masks and oils, but other than blow drying it or using a straightener I can’t do much with it. I’ve always loved some nice curls and last time I went to the hairdresser I got obsessed with waves. Babyliss’ Secret Curl is the perfect tool for dummies like me, it’s even easier than using a curling iron, you just give it a chunk of hair and it does all the work!

 

IN THE STUDIO

I was so happy to partecipate in the recording of the backing vocals for Trick or Treat’s “Rabbits Hill pt. 2”, I had fun with Alle Damna and Simone. The tracks are the bomb, I can’t wait to hear the record!

ULAY OH

I’m sure lots of you have already seen this because it went viral, but I have to post it anyway, I’ve watched it a thousand times and I almost cried every single time. How I Became The Bomb wrote a song about this meeting between two lovers, artist Marina Abramovic and her former lover Ulay, and then created a clip with the images of the actual meeting. I love it, it’s deep, personal, powerful and violently intimate, in my opinion the song perfectly captures and frames the moment. I love their eyes.

 

These are a few of my favorite things – June

Hi everybody, here I am again with the list of things I’ve been enjoying lately. June has been a very intese month, but even when you’re busy and stressed like crazy it doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate the little things that surround you! Let me see…

REAL TECHNIQUES BRUSHES

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It’s not a secret that I love make up and, even though I’m not very good at applying it, I very much enjoy watching those who are, especially on YouTube. Sam and Nic Chapman, known as Pixiwoo, must be my favorite YouTube make up artist, they’re very nice and talented and they launched their own brushes line, which I’ve been dying to try, because since they came out everyone has been raving so much about them! Now that I own a few of them I can see why they’re so loved, they’re amazing, considering how cheap they are. Can’t wait to put them to the test when I’ll be all tense and pumped to get on stage!

ANCIENT BARDS NEW T-SHIRTS

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This month we rolled out our renewed web store and we loaded it with new T-Shirts, and this time the all look awesome to me! If I had to pick a favorite I’d choose the white one with the dragon logo because I love black, but white is nice for a change, plus don’t you think it looks hella cool? My second favorite must be the one with Sendor, now that he’s dead we wanted to celebrate his character with a design that could capture his essence and I think we accomplished our aim. Did you see the store? Which one is your favorite?
What kind of merch items would you like to see in the future in our store? Please tell us your ideas, we have many, but we want to give priority to your requests, whenever possible 🙂

REHEARSING AB SHOWS

You can’t always only like actual things, right? Moments, people, feelings are all worthy of my list of “things” I love. For example I’ve been loving rehearsing for Ancient Bards’ upcoming shows. Rehearsals can be very annoying and tiring, hours and hours to perfect every detail in what becomes pretty quickly a smelly, loud and hot environment. But we’re so pumped to be playing at Wacken Oper Air that we’re happy to rehearse, the setlist is exciting and it’s always a real pleasure to spend time with my bards anyway. And to be honest playing at Woodoo Sound Labs is a piece of cake, it doesn’t get THAT smelly and the service in great (thanks Guido!).
Awww don’t you just love when you’re having a good time?

MY COUSIN’S WEDDING

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My beautiful cousin Paola got married on the 13th and, since she loves  Love Actually a lot, we recreated as a surprise a scene from that movie, and we did it in our own way. They celebrated the ceremony outdoors, the nave was created by raws of trees and beyond the altar there was a breathtaking panoramic view of the hills and the sea. My other cousins, my aunts and uncles where all involved, we sang her All You Need Is Love walking towards her and the groom along the aisle, while some of us played fake styrofoam trumpets among the other guests. It was hilarious and seeing Paola get moved was very sweet. One of the highlights of the month for sure!

MY OBSESSION FOR SUNSETS

Should we indulge some more in the romantic side of life? Seeing my Instagram feed I realized I developed an obsession for sunsets, I do post a lot of pictures at sundown, and I have tons more on my phone. Oh come on, is it my fault if lately the sky’s been wearing the prettiest colors you could ever see? It’s astonishing! I always restrain myself thinking “do not post another picture, nobody cares about your stupid sunsets!”, but sometimes I just can’t resist, the spectacle of nature is just too beautiful and needs to be celebrated. Sometimes the sun going to sleep just adds that touch of extra glittery magic, creating the perfect setting for a memorable moment with that special someone ❤

FINALLY TAKING CARE OF MY HAIR

This might sound ridiculous, but I’m glad I finally had the time to go to the hairdresser to fix my hair! The last time my hair saw a pair of scissors was last August before Made Of Metal, you can imagine how damaged my ends could be. I didn’t change a whole lot in my look, because I still wasn’t sure what to do, so I just shortened it a little and made it lighter for summer.  I’m awful with hair, I can’t style them in any way, I usually just blow dry them and let them be, so I felt like a princess when the stylist gave me those bouncy curls!

So this is it!
See you next month my friends, take care!

Sara

TBCSS: S02E10 – Hope Dies Last

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Sendor is invincible with the sword, the three kings don’t stand a chance and, despite their courage and their efforts, they fall one by one. Their bodies lie on the ground, motionless and destroyed, as if they have no meaning anymore: the justice and purity of the heart of the just was not enough to counter the darkness that lurks in the heart of the sorcerer. Sendor is excited, he can finally proceed with the ritual he’s been planning for sixteen years, impatient and hopeful he focuses, lays Surod’s body on a table and gently crosses his hands on his chest, anoints his forehead with an oil, then raises his sword in the air and draws a magical symbol while reciting the spell in a ancient language. The spell draws energy from all that is around and in an instant everything becomes silent, it would seem like a good sign, but Sendor is restless. The power in his hands is immense, yet the ritual does not work! He repeats the magic refrain again, he shakes the sword, the air is full of energy, but nothing happens, Surod’s eyes are still empty. The wizard trys again, and again, and again, there is nothing wrong with the procedure, but it just doesn’t work.
Anger and disappointment begin to intoxicate Sendor’s body, which was already sorely tested by the evil possession of the sword, and after another vain attempt he completely loses control, the monster inside him takes over and his thirst for vengeance becomes insurmountable. The dark wizard turns around, sees the kings on the ground and lashes out at them to let off steam debasing their helpless bodies; panting, he prepares to inflict the death blow upon Alron but suddenly a loud noise and a shower of glass stop him: it’s Daltor the dragon hunter, who straddling the Black Dragon, has broken through the glass wall of the living room and landed behind the sorcerer.
Daltor gives a quick look at the room, in a corner he spots his silver sword and runs immediately to grab it. The sight of his almost lifeless friends Alron and Rahed, who used to be so strong and vigorous, upset him, but when he sees the body of the poor and sweet Shena, his heart really explodes with anger and disgust for the horrible beast that is in front of him. The hero is very tired, hurt and still recovering from a long battle with the dragon, but he is ready to fight again to put an end to this nightmare.
“Your tricks are useless, prepare to die because I will have no mercy for you, there’s no humanity in you and it will be my pleasure to terminate you, you horrible, crazy monster.”
Sendor, increasingly impatient, just cannot bear to hear the reproaches of a little bug and, at the peak of his anger, he challenges Daltor to put words into action, and mockingly intimates the hero to fight, for the glory and peace.
An extraordinary duel is about to begin, an epic battle between good and evil: Daltor against Sendor.
Hell is taking over.

 

10.HOPE DIES LAST

[Storyteller]
Valiant knights laying still on the floor
this is how this tragic story goes
Bravery sometimes is not enough
when youʼre faced with darkness itself

In the end Sendor couldnʼt be stopped
now his plan is complete
he can bring back on his own
the sweet treasure heʼs lost
for a fatherʼs love can go all the way

The evil wizard
puts a spell on Dorus
but his soul wonʼt come back

[Sendor]
Silence reigns in the ghostly halls
even the owls speak no more
All is calm and the feel is surreal
but inside I have a restless heart

[Storyteller]
In the end Sendor couldnʼt be stopped
now his plan is complete
he can bring back on his own
the sweet treasure heʼs lost
for a fatherʼs love can go
all the way

The evil wizard
puts a spell on Dorus
but his sould wonʼt come back
The evil wizard
tries all over again
but his sould wonʼt come back

Anger and pain
drove him insane
he will kill
the defenceless kings
but as he goes for them
a windowpane breaks
he turns around
and Daltor is there!

[Daltor]
You see Iʼm here, your magic tricks are
nothing compared to my dexterity in the art
of training dragons like this one
you see Iʼm here, the game is over
you will regret, you will repent even thinking
of stealing that cursed crystal sword

[Storyteller]
Daltorʼs shaken
by what he sees before him
tired of fighting
but now heʼs ready once again

[Daltor]
Look what youʼve done, these people are good
they donʼt deserve to die this way from the hand of
a miserable filthy coward man
Look what youʼve done, you crazy monster
how could you be so cruel and cold to hurt so bad
a lady so fair and fragile

[Storyteller]
Daltorʼs shaken
by what he sees before him
tired of fighting
but now heʼs ready once again to start
another round

[Sendor]
Alright now Iʼve had enough
I see you seem to know it all
if you donʼt mind we could draw our swords
and solve this thing as men!

[Storyteller]
When all hope seemed to be gone a light came through the dark. Daltor on the back of the guardian dragon broke through the windows of the castle landing behind Sendor. Seeing the kings and Dorus lying unconcious on the ground he took back his Silver Sword. Sendorʼs look is full of hatred and pain, the magic sword has made him furious. A long and intense battle is about to begin…

[Sendor]
Raise the sword! For the glory and peace, let the fight begin!

Credits:
– Guidelines written by Sara Squadrani
– The Black Crystal Sword Saga written by Daniele Mazza
– All Lyrics used by kind permission of Limb Music Publishing, Germany.
All Rights reserved.

ANDE Tour in pictures

Hello there! So, we’re black from the A New Dawn Ending Tour, we’re very tired but we had so much fun! I thought I would share with you some photos, though they’re not too many because, you know, we were so busy living the moment to the fullest that we rarely remembered to take pictures! The ones you’ll see below are a bunch of them and they were taken by me, Claudio, Federico, Matteo Ermeti (www.matteoermeti.com) and Giacomo Astorri (www.giacomoastorri.it). Thank you guys!


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Also, this happened:

I hope you enjoyed, take care!

Sara

TBCSS: S02E08 – Soulless Child

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The kings follow a narrow, disconnected path and reach the entrance of the castle: there are no doors and there are no guards, because no one wants to enter here. The strong wind whistles between the stones as a lament accompanying the heroes with its terror towards the main hall, where they imagine Sendor should be, intent to plan his moves. They are so determined to put an end to this nightmare and avenge Daltor that they’re not intimidated by the horror that surrounds them, advancing solid steps, they run through long corridors full of paintings with disturbing figures, creaky chandeliers and burned out candles that cove all the ornaments with their wax, in an embrace that started hundreds of years of ago. Penetrated now in the heart of the castle they find themselves in front of a door: Alron, busts it open with a portentous kick and they all run inside: on the opposite wall, at the back, there is the throne, but no one is sitting on it and, at the center of the room, there is the casket of  the Black Crystal Sword, open, empty. Is it already too late?
Just as they turn around to keep on searching, they are greeted by Sendor. He was behind them all the time, he was waiting for them! He welcomes them and lets the kings know he admires their courage, then he calls to himself the stranger, Dorus, calling him son.

Now that thought, that feeling that has been troubling the frozen mind of  Shena becomes certainty: that young man, that guy who seemed so strange and familiar is actually her son! Confused, Shena asks Sendor for and explanation: why is her son’s body here? He was just a baby when he died, for how long has he been walking around? Shena looks at the guy and thinks she wasn’t ready to re-open the wound, though she never stopped imagining how happy she would now be now if he never passed, she resists the urge to hug him, because she knows that he is not in there, that body is just a box. Sendor, walking slowly and sitting on the throne, accuses the woman of not being a good mother, he says he hates her and that she let Surod die on purpose so she wouldn’t risk anyone finding out she had disobeyed the law. With her Ring she could have reversed the fate, she could have brought back their child. But now it’s all right because he finally managed to get hold of the most powerful sword of all, that surely will attract the soul of their son. Shena explains that what he’s saying is pure madness, nothing has power over death, not her Ring nor the Black Crystal Sword, there is no magic that can knot pure spirits to the matter.

The kings are upset, they didn’t know about the love affair between the sorcerer and the queen, they weren’t aware they had a son. They understand now that what drove Sendor to steal the sword was only the despair of a grieving father, his intentions may not be evil but the sword is, and soon it will take control of the wizard, clouding his mind and transforming him into evil itself, so they invite him to give up his plan.

Sendor is too determined, he spent 16 years preparing this plan in detail and he will not give up right now. When a man loses everything he holds most dear, his heart annihilates and writhes in perpetual pain, there is nothing that can replace the love of his family so, a week after his death, he went to the cemetery, he knelt on Surod’s grave and, through an ancient spell, he brought him back to life. The rite however did not worke, Surod was just a puppet, a body without any will. Sendor, though heartened to at least be able to see the face of his son, was destroyed and disappointed so he retired to his bunk and began to look for a solution: if he really had to give up Shena he at least wanted to be the father of her child.
He came up with a perfect plan: he started calling the boy Dorus and learnt to control his body with magic as if he were a puppet and, when he reached a suitable age, he sent him by the king to warn them about him stealing the sword, drawing them to his castle.

At this point the kings understand that somehow they had been drawn to a trap and, failing to understand Sendor’s intentions, the rail on him to capture him and get back the sword. As soon as they approach, however, they are permeated by an intense glare: the dark wizard had hidden the real casket containing the sword behind the throne, so the weapons, finally together, unlock the magical device and Sendor can now  really grab the Black Crystal Sword!

8. SOULLESS CHILD

[Sendor]
Welcome my guests, Iʼve been waiting
for so long for this fine day to come
itʼs a pleasure to finally meet you
Come here Dorus and join me my son

Woman Iʼm talking to you now
I guess you never told ʻem the truth
there was something so slightly familiar
in the boy that was walking with you
[Shena]
Of course no I never told ʻem
my liʼl boy had died in my arms
as much as i hate to say it
he will never come back

[Sendor]
Shena youʼre wrong you couldʼve saved him
oh if only you werenʼt so blind
with your magic you couldʼve resurrected him
and by now weʼd be living just fine
[Shena]
It was pointless using my magic
you know it canʼt bring back the soul
thereʼs nothing able to do that
not even that crystal sword

[The Kings]
Now we can see youʼre devoured by sorrow
and your intentions were good somehow
but you donʼt know the power of that sword
youʼll soon be overwhelmed

[Sendor]
When a man loses his love
and a disease takes his child away
there is no way to fill the void
his heart constricts in endless pain

[Storyteller]
And so he did it by himself
he tried a ritual from ancient myths
walked through the graveyard
with tears in his eyes
knelt on the tomb
and then brought him to life

Even though he had lost his love
he had his son back but with no soul
his look is empty heʼs like a toy
he hugs him and then they disappear

Sixteen years later Sendorʼs back
he has come up with a cunning plan
takes control over his marionette
and sends him to Daltor
He will say that he had found the sword
and is ready to unleash a war
the four kings will gather and prepare
to go and face the menace

[Sendor]
Woman Iʼm talking to you now
I guess you never told ʻem the truth
there was something so slightly familiar
in the boy that was walking with you
[Shena]
Of course no I never told ʻem
my liʼl boy had died in my arms
as much as i hate to say it
he will never come back

[The Kings]
Now we can see youʼre devoured by sorrow
and your intentions were good somehow
but you donʼt know the power of that sword
youʼll soon be overwhelmed

[Sendor]
When a man loses his love
and a disease takes his child away
there is no way to fill the void
his heart constricts in endless pain

[Storyteller]
And so he did it by himself
he tried a ritual from ancient myths
walked through the graveyard
with tears in his eyes
knelt on the tomb
and then, then he brought him to life
ʻcause he felt it was good
ʻcause he felt it was right
he never thought he was going off track
and decieving himself

The heroes now
are getting tired
this went too far
This has to end
the wizardʼs mad
they launch their attack

As soon as they get close
a light shines from behind him now the chest is open
he grabs the sword

 

Credits:
– Guidelines written by Sara Squadrani
– The Black Crystal Sword Saga written by Daniele Mazza
– All Lyrics used by kind permission of Limb Music Publishing, Germany.
All Rights reserved.

Metal Female Voices Fest XII

Last weekend we went to Belgium and played at Metal Female Voices Fest: if a 16 hour drive is what it takes to have such an amazing experience then give us all the kilometers you have, we’ve been largely rewarded for every ounce of sleep we didn’t take and all the backache! Well let’s not get carried away now, we wouldn’t mind an airplane, driving has been pretty tough, but at least watching the landscape changing outside the window was nice, I loved the autumn colors all around… plus, someone once told us we never paid our dues…

Un lungo lungo viaggio #trip #europe #ancietbards #music #mfvf

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We got a chance to stroll around the streets of Bruxelles and we thought it was beautiful, we even ended up walking into a bois” in complete darkness… now that I think about it, what was that? How did we get there? I’m confused…
Again, it was awesome meeting new and old fans, the love and the warmth you bring us is priceless and always leave us speechless, thank you!
I think I took like a hundred pictures with you guys, maybe I was tired and looked like I had a palsy, but it was well worth holding up.
Thank you again everyone on behalf of the other bards too, we hope to see you again, maybe at one of the shows of our A New Dawn Ending Tour? 😉

MFVF

Some of us dance, some of us run #mfvf #ancientbards #warmup

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The huddle #ancientbards #mfvf #metalfemalevoicesfest #belgium

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See ya folks!
Love,

Sara