Witch Metal

by blackQueen

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Tracks 1-5 are the original blackQueen demos, with bonus tracks recorded less than a year later, this was the 3rd edition version with 7 tracks.


released October 31, 1998

Bil Bowman-drums, brows
Pete Jay-guitars, curses, low strings, Arpaxxe
Jason Stamberger- bass and keys on track 6 & 7



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blackQueen Seattle, Washington

blackQueen is a musical representation of the the powers of nature being channeled through a human host, and of the fear born from its misunderstood creative and destructive elements.

Originally starting in San Francisco in 1998, the band has re-emerged in a new form after a hiatus in its new home of the great northwest. blackQueen plays 'Witch Metal' exclusively,
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Track Name: the 3rd Key
underneath the soles of your shoes
weeping in the dark, unbridled fear emerges
gripping, hollow, ripping,shallow, hanging over casms, slipping
she has a secret, old as time, know her name, know her crime
undefinable, her face is black
hell awaits behind that door, you are going to meet death now!
your throat is slit, pretty eyes cut out
your heart hangs on her bedroom wall bleeding, rotting in the dark
Track Name: Shifting of the Mantle
The time is nigh, the earth must bend, your puny life, it all will end,
you take for granted the mothers call, one caress of her mighty hand
you babylon will fall!
you've taken your toll, raped and stole, her precious ores of life
unrepentable, infernal sins, you'll taste the coals that kiss the night
the mantle will shift, your existence will shatter!
In the blind eyes of your weeping god, you never even mattered!HA! HA! HA!
spears of granite, pierce your very soul, tears of lava.
All will burn, All will die!
Embrace the mother's kiss, as you drown inside your shallow lie.
Track Name: Cruelest of the 3
grinding into sausage, your poor sister, say goodbye
fed to dogs that prowl, hunting vermin in the night
from behind a curtain, slashing thru subconcious mind
raven blades take flight

hear something behind you in the pathway, a bell that rings inside
fear something behind you, hear a crying
the last thing you will hear alive

Darkness is her legion, mother of the cold and blind
sickly sweet her region skulks, question not her secret crimes
eyes of her familiar, wall have ears that tell her why
She will take your eyes

hear something behind you in the pathway, a bell that rings inside
fear something behind you, hear a crying
the last thing you will see alive. oh mater!

Mother take the autumn, eclipsing my heart in the sorrow of shades
enigmatic queen I bleed for thee, thru your curses mortal hearts will cease, clock strikes twelve, from shadows winds will blow, I know...
anahl nathrahk, uth basbethuhd, dothyel tienthrae
Track Name: Silentium
Ascending the cobblestone stairs, spiraling
spirit lay hidden undead, gaurding unspeakable
secrets too fatal to hear, see or say
signing your promise in blood, bound to silentium!

dwellings looming in blackness, sew your lips shut with my spell
dark dismal houses of blasphemy, no passage from this hell

corridors winding in peril, insanity
alters awaiting our queen, rule o'er the land with fear.
drink from the crimson chalice, virgin blood
shadows coming to life with the dead, fulfill the will of the witch!

her name must not be spoken, defiler of the pact
the gates will now be open, the fear you'll feel
you heart will turn dead black..

tear you limb from limb, in your blood my poison swims
bleed, forever burn, your ashes in my urn
slashing out your tongue, drink your blood, your life is done
bleed, forever burn, your ashes in my urn
Track Name: Curses of the Witch
pain spake her name, undying to feel the moon wane - sailing away
wings carry me to the sanctuary unscathed - fleeing the day
darken my way Luna light my way thru the maze - shown is her way
obscured in haze castles of my fathers remain - shading in grey

shrouded in mystery she is the sister of shadows enigmatic
planning deceit, the death of your god
blades felt but never seen, bury her hate in your heart
poisoned your soul will depart to lands so far away...

burn away, burn away, free you from your life of sadness
healing flames, searing rage, free us from your mal evistence
peel away, flesh so grey, consumed by the curses of the witch!
pray in vain, pray in vain!