Fall 2016 Tour Dates

10 Bardic Years Tour!

It was 2006 when Daniele and Martino first started forming a band to play Daniele’s songs. I joined them a year later.
Being asked to join Ancient Bards is pretty much the best thing that’s ever happened to me because all the best things I treasure in my life derive from accepting their offer.

I didn’t know what I was getting myself into at that time: I had never sung power metal before (nor any other kinds metal, to be fair), I didn’t know anything about the underground music business and I most certainly didn’t expect to be able to release an album worldwide. I had to grow as a person and as an artist. Sure, there is still a long way to go, but I enjoy my journey so much because it constantly gives me huge satisfactions, it takes me to beautiful places and gets me to meet wonderful people.

Everything I am now I owe it to music, so I’m utterly grateful to Daniele for choosing me, giving me the chance to do what I love with some AMAZINGLY TALENTED musicians that also happen to be great human beings, beautiful friends that I love and consider as Family.

If Ancient Bards, through their music, can bring even half the joy they brought to me, I’ll call myself the happiest person on earth.

This premise serves to give you a picture of how excited I am to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the foudation of Ancient Bards this fall around Europe and in Japan!

We will perform a special show, a new set especially designed for this celebration and we can’t wait to party with you! Come and see us!

Here’s where you can find us:

Sept 23rd – Dusseldorf DE – Pitcher
Sept 24th – Roeselare BE – De Verlichte Geest
Sept 25th – Eindhoven NL – FemME Festival
Oct 21st – Heerhugowaard NL – Kompleks
Oct 22nd – Zaandam NL – De Flux
Oct 23rd – Arnhem NL – Wilemeen
Nov 5th – Tokyo JP – Japanese Assault Fest
Nov 6th – Tokyo JP – Japanese Assault Fest

I’m looking forward to meeting you all, see you on the road!

Hugs,
Sara

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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.

TBCSS: S02E09 – Through My Veins

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The kings have fallen in the Dark Wizardʼs trap. Dorus, himself, was posessed by Sendor! The wizard lets the fellowʼs body fall lifeless: after having defeated the three kings, thanks to the Crystal Sword, he will restore his soul back to life. The casket is now open and Sendor can grip the Black Crystal Sword.
The battle starts and Sendor’s superiority is clear from the beginning: his arm is now stronger, the swordʼs power now surpasses even his mind. He mercilessly strikes the three kings, he rails on them with the fury of a tornado, they try to get up and react to leave no stone unturned and to prove they are worthy of the glorious duty they were called to fulfill, protect the world, but Sendor knocks them down one by one. Shena, still in shock, at first didn’t take part in the battle, but now that her companions are on the ground it is her time to fight. The queen fearlessly defends herself from her former lover, convinced that there’s nothing she can do to save him, and that the only way to stop her heart from aching is to end his life. But the dark wizard is very strong and repels all the attacks with ease, his mind is obscured and the sword makes him do whatever it wants: there is not even a shred of humanity in the wizard, he’s a monster with an implacable thirst for blood and destruction.
After a few minutes the scene is devastating: the hall is destroyed, the doors torn off and the bodies of the kings are lying around exhausted, dying: the supremacy of the sword is undeniable and its victory inevitable.

9.THROUGH MY VEINS

[Shena]
The battle wages on as cruel as it can be
swords slashing on the shields make sparks that fill the air
no holds barred here I nearly lost my ring
my friends are on the ground itʼs time for me to hit

[Sendor]
My arms get stronger and stronger
with every breath I take
I feel the power of this sword through my veins
A god is growing inside me
it feeds my every cell
I feel the power of this sword through my veins

[The Group]
Oh how he blows us away!
Oh how he makes us fall!
We canʼt last for long
we are on our knees!
What a perfect chance for us to be
the glorious kings the world needs
Letʼs fight him back
fight him ʻtil death!

[Sendor]
Come on, show me what youʼve got!

[Alron]
King Rahed has lost his senses, Shena takes her turn
she thinks that killing Sendor will mend her broken heart
My rodʼs powerless, I donʼt know what to do
I hope that he wonʼt hurt the woman he once loved

[Sendor]
My arms get stronger and stronger
with every breath I take
I feel the power of this sword through my veins
A god is growing inside me
it feeds my every cell
I feel the power of this sword through my veins

[The Group]
Oh how he blows us away!
Oh how he makes us fall!
We canʼt last for long
we are on our knees!
What a perfect chance for us to be
the glorious kings the world needs
Letʼs fight him back
fight him ʻtil death!

[Sendor]
Come on, show me what youʼve got!

[Storyteller]
Sendor screaming out like a demon
strikes them showing no mercy
full of hatred and endless fury
heʼs turned into a monster

scattered fragments of glass
bodies lying on the stairs

[Shena]
The battle wages on as cruel as it can be
swords slashing on the shields make sparks that fill the air
no holds barred here I nearly lost my ring
my friends are on the ground itʼs time for me to hit

[Sendor]
My arms get stronger and stronger
with every breath I take
I feel the power of this sword through my veins
A god is growing inside me it feeds my every cell
I feel the power of this sword through my veins

[The Group]
Oh how he blows us away!
Oh how he makes us fall!
We canʼt last for long
we are on our knees!
What a perfect chance for us to be
the glorious kings the world needs
Letʼs fight him back
fight him ʻtil death!

[Sendor]
Come on, show me what youʼve got!

[Storyteller]
Sendor screaming out like a demon
strikes them showing no mercy
full of hatred and endless fury
heʼs turned into a monster

 

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.
photo credit: Albion Europe ApS via photopin cc

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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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.

TBCSS: S02E07 – Dinanzi al Flagello

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Sendor’s island is swallowed by the dark and everything is wrapped in a shiny and mystical frost, which, like a shield, protects the spirits of the forest from the horrors of the night, while they sing their dreaded prophecy.

Full moon in the night
Our fate will come
Ideals of a past
that now is forgotten
Nothing will meet death
Full moon in the night
Our fate will come

Ideals of a past
that now is forgotten
Life – of ours
And terror thounders
persistingly in the mind
Now – it’ll change
He – is going to die

We’re before the scourge
destiny preserved for us
And terror thounders
persistingly in the mind
Ideals of a past
that now is forgotten

7.DINANZI AL FLAGELLO

Luna piena nella notte,
giungerà la nostra sorte.
Ideali di un passato
ch’è ormai dimenticato.
Nulla incontrerà la morte.
Luna piena nella notte,
giungerà la nostra sorte.

Ideali di un passato
Vita – nostra
E risuona incalzante
il terrore nella mente
Ora – cambierà
Lui – morirà

Siam dinanzi al flagello
che il destino ha in serbo
E risuona incalzante
il terrore nella mente
Ideali di un passato
che ormai è dimenticato

 

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.
photo credit: Sky Noir via photopin cc

TBCSS: S02E06 – Valiant Ride

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It’s time to shed light on this story, the kings and Dorus penetrate deeper and deeper into Noland, a place so enigmatic and inaccessible that seems to belong to another dimension. The wound of Daltor’s loss is still open and their sense of duty has now formed a bond with a profound thirst for revenge, theys are determined to get quickly to the castle where it is said Sendor lives, on an island at the center of the Dead Sea. Alron, as the successor of Sendor, knows the story of a mad old soothsayer who, for some reason, was exiled from by the dark wizard himself many years ago; he lives as a hermit in a hut and for sure will have some clue on how to reach the island.

The kings run down the gentle slope of a hill and spot a cabin under a huge redwood tree. There’s no need to knock on the door because, as soon as the reach it, it opens and out comes an old, thin and curved man, with silver hair and a long rod skillfully inlaid, who says to the group: “I know what you came her to ask, I know what you wanna do. But I’m not sure I wanna help you. ”
Dorus, impatient and irritated answers : “What? If you really knew the reason why we’re here you wouldn’t give us such a stupid answer. Speak up, you fool!”
“I’ve been alive for a long time, I serve my sentence in solitude and perhaps it would be better to vanish with all of creation, rather than fail and cause again the anger of the dark lord.”
And Shena, with her eyes full of sympathy says: “Please, my good man, I understand your fears but don’t be blind, think about all the wonderful things that will cease to exist, think about all those innocent people who don’t know that these could be their last hours of peace, think about the children … ”
Rahed interrupts her: “When everything is done you will be reinstated in our society”
Old man: “No, I don’t care, my life is here” – he pauses, stares at his feet and then says: “Ok I will help you, but be aware that you won’t succeed. Bring me good and hearty food and I’ll give you the instructions to get to the island.”
Dorus and Rahed go hunting while the old man rips up a strand of fabric from his robes and draws a map on it: “Here, you will find a jetty with a small raft, paddle straight toward the west and soon you will see the island on the horizon.”

As soon as the hunters return and hand two tasty preys to the man, the kings immediately march towards the jetty, they lost enough precious time. The map is correct, they get to a pier where there’s a raft as expected; the water is sticky and black, rain is pouring down and there’s a nauseating smell, as if air itself is suggesting our heroes to give up, to go away and never look back, but they keep rowing.
Landing on the island, the kings find themselves in front of a creepy scene, a distorted nature, the very breath of the plants screams pain while the sap flows in like a gasp. On the shore there is a mountain thrown on the sand: it’s White Dragon, the proud guardian of the Dark Cave, another victim probably guilty of fulfilling his duty as a sentinel.
The kings are upset and can’t understand how a human being could ever voluntarily choose to live in this hellish place, it is an unjustifiable self-inflicted punishment, too strict even for the most disgusting sinner. But the heroes must banish these thoughts from their head quickly, because their mission is important and as long as they have their weapons in their hands they will be able to face any danger, whatever it may be.

6. VALIANT RIDE

[Alron]
Here we are, this little army
will defeat the evil Sendor
he lives on an island on the Dead Sea
in a castle of horror and grief

Down the hill there is a cabin
there we’ll find an old mad man
he will give us the map to where we must go
in exchange for a quail and a boar

Hurry my friends there’s no time to hesitate

Now the map is leadin’ our way
to a pier where there’s a raft
and a small piece of wood to use as an oar
oh get ready to row to the sea

We’re on board, the water’s smelly
it’s like all the fish are rotten
the waves hit the old tub making us sway
and it is also starting to rain

Hurry my friends there’s no time to hesitate

[The Group]
For as long as we know how to use our weapons
there’s nothing that can destroy our force
For as long as we know how to stay together
there’s no man or demon that can frighten us!

[Storyteller]
Approaching the shore
Thunders, bolts, raging wind and pouring rain
short earthquakes shake the ground beneath their feet

[Shena]
This place is hell
how can someone live here?
It’s a place with no soul
it’s a place of despair
I wonder how a man can cope with this loneliness
it is way too much
ever for the darkerst sinner

[The Group]
For as long as we know how to use our weapons
there’s nothing that can destroy our force
For as long as we know how to stay together
there’s no man or demon that can frighten us!

 

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.
photo credit: Michael Bolognesi via photopin cc  (Original image modified)

A New Dawn Ending Tour 2014

We are overwhelmed by the great enthusiasm you all are showing for our tour, it’s so flattering we can’t wait to live this experience and have a good time together! We are also amazed by the number of those of you who ask us to come to the Uk, the USA, South America, Australia, Indonesia, etc… Please know that we’d LOVE to come, everywhere you are, our aim is to reach as many of you as possible and we promise you that, if you stick with us and help us spread our music, one day we will ring your doorbell!

You and us are making a pretty awesome army after all 😉

Read ROCKSHOTS‘ news release here.

Thank you for your priceless support, hope to see you soon.

Cheers,

Sara

TBCSS: S02E05 – All That Is True

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The summer night sky is wearing its best dress tonight, it’s made of a smooth and silky fabric of an intense blue color, quilted by millions of sequins of shimmering stars. The sweet moon gently reflects the sun’s rays on the land, and with them its indiscreet gaze that beholds the windows of the castle, where, in contrast to the feeble light of a candle, two figures are taking shape, two shadows, approaching in a tender embrace. It’s a rendezvous, a stolen moment of a denied happiness between two lovers, who relish each other with all their senses, who absorb the proximity of each other’s body with religious devotion and endless admiration. But there is something dark hovering over their love, a ban, a prohibition, a curse that doesn’t allow them to be happy. A question of ethics, laws, customs and ancient codes… that embrace is illegal, their feelings are illegal. The girl, responsible and compliant, tries to comply with her duty, while he, young and instinctive, refuses to suppress what he feels and doesn’t care about what might happen, he would give up anything to live that moment, to give expression to what burns inside his heart. Truth is the only sovereign he recognizes, their love is true and therefore it is not wrong for them to be together, they’ll work it out together, they will rise above those horrible laws, they will undermine those old beliefs ennobled by their feelings: “To my heart you’re all that is true and I won’t give up on you, loving you is the only thing I’m good at, let me do what I do best”.
Hearing these words, smelling the scent of him, the girl surrenders to his kissing and, cuddled by the beating of his heart she gives in to passion, which is much too strong.

Indulging in their shared desire the couple give birth to a baby boy, he’s the light of their life, a tender little creature proof of their bond. Being a family makes the lovers feel invincible, like nothing can stand in their way, as soon as the boy will be old enough they will unveil the truth and present their child to the community that will certainly acknowledge their relationship.

But happiness is a far too fragile flower, the baby boy gets sick a dies. The girl takes this death as a sign, as a warning, as a punishment for daring to defy her laws and her destiny. The man takes this unfair death as an insult, as a sick joke of the devious fate, and gets mad, anger fills his heart and finds its way up to his head, grudge eats his mind piece by piece until there’s no rags of sanity left in him. Madness, complete madness and darkness is what’s left of this young man.

5. ALL THAT IS TRUE

[Storyteller]
Standing by the window
two shadows are getting closer
tight in a warm embrace
Swayinʼ under the moonlight
caressing each others hands
with such a peaceful grace

Gently she leans now her head on his chest
feeling his heartbeat she lets her hair down

[Woman]
My love I canʼt do this
we knew it from the start
i just canʼt be with you
Youʼre not from around here,
youʼre not one of my kind,
this loveʼs against the law

[Storyteller]
He kisses her forehead then shifts to her neck
she starts breathing faster the passionʼs too strong

[Man and Woman]
To my heart youʼre all that is true (I feel you)
and I wonʼt give up on you
loving you is all I can do (I know)
youʼre all thatʼs worth living for

[Man]
My love let me love you
for nothing can come between us
not even your cruel laws
Together we can make it
and Iʼll be yours forever,
untill death do us part

[Storyteller]
He kisses her forehead then shifts to her neck
she starts brathing faster the passionʼs too strong

[Man and Woman]
To my heart youʼre all that is true (I feel you)
and I wonʼt give up on you
loving you is all I can do (I know)
youʼre all thatʼs worth living for

To me youʼre my air
youʼre all that I see
my angel of love
loving you is all I can do (I know)
youʼre all that I need

[Man]
After this union a baby is born
weʼll secretly raise him until heʼs ready
to prove to the world our love
is true and weʼll be free

[Man and Woman]
To my heart youʼre all that is true (I feel you)
and I wonʼt give up on you
loving you is all I can do (I know)
youʼre all thatʼs worth living for

[Storyteller]
—[The new family were happy, peace reigned among them, they lived united in the hope that some day they could share their joy with the world, but sadly the baby became sick and died. They never recovered from their loss and eventually this shock led them to insanity]—

[Man and Woman]
To my heart youʼre all thatʼs true and I know I wonʼt give up on you!
loving you, oh itʼs all that I can do and I know youʼre all Iʼm living for

[Storyteller] Anger Madness

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.
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