Tales from the Deadside (Music Inspired by Shadowman)

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    2-sided poster. 24" x 36". Heavy gloss stock. Side one features original album art by Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man, Harbinger). Side two features original "ASoT vs. Shadowman" art by Bob Hall (Shadowman, West Coast Avengers). Ships rolled, not folded.
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1.
In the darkness I can feel him My brother calls From the other side Twins born as one Now on the run I hide Let me tell you why Our birth brought forth Our mother’s death Pale and strange We made no sound Now she rests beside Our siblings in the ground In 1812, the Darque plantation On slave-driven land We began to train Under father’s command We both grew Rich with knowledge Anyone could see we thrived Our father said the art was all A power we must bear But how can such magic Generate despair Such potential held within They saw us as the devil’s kin But we could not be undone We were strong, we were one We were the children of the dark Guided by our father Toward the light Children of the dark To reach Lyceum And plunder paradise Father carved our skin With the grand veves The markings granted Power and control Of the gate to Lyceum Where all secrets are told On our eighteenth birthday The journey would begin I lead the way to Lyceum So father might follow me My brother stayed As the anchor to the earth Our father watched my rise He knew the price I must pay He knew that I must die Our bond too strong As I lay dying My brother gave me breath And in his vengeance He brought our father To his knees and to his death Every living soul devoured My brother killed them all For their power He became the master The son destroys the father So many sacrificed We were the children of the dark Who wield untold power But power must come from life Children of the dark We were strong, we were one Children of the dark
2.
So many years I’ve walked alone Throw my fate to the winds Follow where they blow I came to learn What drives men to fight The guilt haunts my every step I have to make it right So I walk the battlefields There are many I can heal Redemption for the lives he stole In this war I play a role Though the road is long I must carry on If I walked for centuries There’s no escaping The memories The darkness conjured In my name Though I should not Bear the blame He killed them for me Evil was all they saw in me But only Marius could see I’m not a freak, I’m not divine I am his and he is mine Our love has made us strong The only place where we belong But still I know... Though the road is long We must carry on If we walked for centuries I could not escape the memories The darkness Conjured in my name Though I should not Bear the blame He killed them for me But I could not escape my past My brother tracked us down At last He killed hundreds in his path And when he found us We felt his wrath I summoned forth a power The loa in our darkest hour The shadow rose And took control Merging with my lover's soul The Shadow gave my love The strength to fight My brother defeated We fled into the night Though the road is long We must carry on But if we walked for centuries I could not escape the memories But can I justify the ends? Have I brought evil here again?
3.
So you've learned that lies Are all you've ever known And you threw The only thing he left In the river down below Now you feel the shadow Of your father though you run And you can't escape Your destiny Your journey's just begun The magic that you've seen You can't deny And the moment That changed everything Will haunt you until you die Face the truth, embrace the lies Mother, father, in disguise When your whole world's Turning black You know you can't go back Step into the doorway Now you can't go back The darkness is gathering The time is close at hand When the brethren seek The culmination Of the master’s final plan A strength you hide So deep inside You’re braver than you know So feel no shame Accept the flame And feed it so it grows Face the truth, embrace the lies Your time has come, so realize When your whole world's Turning black You know you can't go back Step into the doorway Now you can't go back The guardian That holds the flame Will lead you on your way A journey to the other side Where desperate spirits prey Here on the Deadside At the heart of desire A masked man is waiting Is he your future or your past? He says you can be free Or choose to take the mask Face the truth, embrace the lies Your time has come so realize Take the burden, keep the flame Your life will never be the same When your world is turning black You know you can't go back Step into the doorway Now you can't go back
4.
Deadside 07:41
Come the afterlife There’s a place you’ll see Where the souls of the dead Pass through To eternity But some poor lost souls Trapped in memories Can’t find their way out No one hears their pleas There’s no oblivion No all consuming void What you call a soul It cannot be destroyed All things endure All things persist Something in all of us That will always exist Something that fears Something that survives Something that suffers And yearns to be alive There’s no oblivion No all consuming void What you call a soul It cannot be destroyed Walk on through the mist To the edge of the shadowlands Find the king of the dead In his mansion so grand In the land of the dead Where the king’s power fades No one on Earth Can hear his voice No one believes And no one prays A living soul that enters here Must pay a price A lifetime running short Melts away like ice The dead are trapped here And never see the sky Move on to other worlds Don’t stay here when you die But there is magic here The secrets of the realm unfurl A house of doorways Passage to a thousand worlds Welcome to the Deadside Welcome to the Deadside You’ve left the world behind In the land of the dead Where the king’s power fades No one on Earth Can hear his voice No one believes, no one prays From the mist the master comes Breaking down The mansion walls A deal is struck, the king will rise And the Shadowman will fall
5.
Trapped on the Deadside For so many years The master’s preparing to rule Transforming immortal Suffering souls Building an army of ghouls The Eaters Seeking the souls that flee Consume them Bring Darque their energy The master is building A tower of souls Immortal suffering thrives To break the barrier Conquer the earth From the Deadside Oh… a tower of souls Only the shadow can bring The master’s plan Down on his head A distraction is needed So Darque empowers Samedi, Lord of the Dead On Earth the body count rises But Darque is the one Samedi despises The master is building A tower of souls To focus the power he stole To break the barrier Return to the Earth Kill all who suffer The cruelty of birth Oh… tower of souls We’re all monsters In a world so cruel Blind to the endless horror We’re all fools He wants to break the wheel And end all suffering To rise and challenge God By killing all who live and dream With every new soul The tower grows taller Yet on Earth, Darque is betrayed The lord of the dead Appeals to the shadow An unholy alliance is made The master is building A tower of souls Darque and the shadow collide Waging a war for the Earth On the Deadside Samedi commands All those who have died The shadow destroys the dark On the Deadside Oh...the master impaled Oh...his plan has failed
6.
Can you hear the whispers In your ear Or are they in your head Once you felt so alone No more, no more Waking in a place You’ve never seen before A black hole in your memory It happens more and more Bodies all around Blood is on your hands No way to stop The shadow takes command The spirit draws you From the light His madness takes you In the night Is the hero losing all control Feel the darkness taking hold What did the mysteries unleash The spirit rides you like a beast Falling down, down, down Into childhood memories Going back to where it hurts Back to where it bleeds So afraid to find out Who you really are Friends turn to enemies They say you’ve gone too far They thought you were The chosen one Now they want you dead You’ve come undone See the hero losing all control Feel the darkness taking hold What did the mysteries unleash This spirit rides you like a beast One faithful friend Brings you a warning Now you’re on the run See the hero losing all control Feel the darkness taking hold Find the priestess With the power to separate Expel the spirit Before it’s too late What did the mysteries unleash This spirit rides you like a beast
7.
Punk Mambo 04:11
Gimme a skull, gimme a skull Sniffing the glue, sniffing the glue There's a price to pay For what I say There's a place I go For what I know No one knows the secrets Like I do Gimme a skull Let’s go make some glue Nobody bothers me out here 'Gators, snakes for them to fear I see the loa has you in its grasp Voodoo gonna kick your ass Gimme a skull, gimme a skull Sniffing the glue, sniffing the glue Gimme a skull, gimme a skull Sniffing the glue Tripping with you Come inside Prepare to take a ride Nowhere to run Ain't nowhere to hide Voodoo, hoodoo, do I? You do You’re possessed So let me see What’s inside of you Put my warnings in your mind Take them all to heart Time for the rite of separation I’m gonna tear you apart Gimme a skull, gimme a skull Sniffing the glue, sniffing the glue Gimme a skull, gimme a skull Sniffing glue, tripping with you Take it from me I know what I see This exiled loa’s bitter Old and nasty Time’s running out To cure your curse There’s no way That death could be worse Find the priest, it’s time to go Trust me, baby I’m your mambo Gimme a skull, gimme a skull Sniffing the glue, sniffing the glue Sniffing the glue Tripping with you Don’t believe a word he says Don’t believe a word he says
8.
This is my life, this is my destiny I'm running out of breath Chasing shadows in the night Then you were there The one we never Thought could be We broke your world in two Can we make it right Oh this is life, this is my life This is my life in shadows So stay with me I can give you strength In this life of shadows You were so strong But I saw the cracks appear And the dark inside Is tearing you apart They lost their faith Said I should Turn my back on you But I can’t lose you now We’ve come too far Oh this is life, this is my life My life in shadows So stay with me I'll give you strength In this life of shadows Look into my eyes There’s another way Love will make you strong And keep the beast at bay There’s nothing I won’t do To save the world and you Love can set you free Just put your trust in me Your faith is all we need Oh this is life This is my life in shadows You can be strong, stay with me (Oh this is life) This is my life in shadows You can be strong, and be free (Oh this is life) This is our life in shadows
9.
Tremble 05:24
I am the dread That rots from within The gaping maw Plague carried on the wind Most ancient loa Older than history Danced with Kouzen By the heat of the mysteries You know my name Oh yes you know who I am The mouth of madness I stoke fear in every man Like a fever dream Chills running up your spine The nectar of Your secret fear is mine When the lights go out And the thunder rolls I feel you tremble I feed your paranoia Infect your brain See all you adore go up in flames I make you smell betrayal On your lover's breath I inspire tragedies Worse than death I know your lies Your jealousy and greed And all the nameless fears On which I feed Like a fever dream Chills running up your spine The nectar of Your secret fear is mine When the clock strikes midnight And you hear the bell toll When the lights go out And the thunder rolls You tremble The summer swelter Melts the city in the night Black magic, ancient spells Dark powers rise to fight You know my name Oh yes you know who I am The mouth of madness I stoke fear in every man Like a fever dream Chills running up your spine The nectar of Your secret fear is mine When the clock strikes midnight And you hear the bell toll When the lights go out And the thunder rolls My name is Tremble
10.
End Times 07:05
Thought you were strong In control Now the spirit owns your soul Feel the change overnight Learn to kill, live to fight Evil voice shatters your mind Thought you knew But you were blind More than the memory survived Your father is alive Abandoned you, cursing you Consuming everything you knew This is the end, the curtain falls The man inside fades away Crashing down like castle walls The spirit screams “betrayed” Now obsession guides your hand Your father hides In the voodoo lands Entrance here has a price You must make a sacrifice The love that made you strong The only place that you belong You cast it all away Abandon her, forsaking her Nothing left but your anger This is the end, the curtain falls The man inside fades away Crashing down like castle walls The spirit screams, “betrayed” Crossing through To the voodoo lands The master's here Your father is hidden from you Only the master knows where Suspended between Life and death Only the shadow Can bring the master breath You fought until It broke your will Now the spirit cries "Kill! Kill! Kill!" This is the end, the curtain falls The man inside fades away Crashing down like castle walls The spirit screams, “betrayed”
11.
Trapped on the Deadside For so many years The master’s preparing to rule Transforming immortal Suffering souls Building an army of ghouls The Eaters Seeking the souls that flee Consume them Bring Darque their energy The master is building A tower of souls Immortal suffering thrives To break the barrier Conquer the earth From the Deadside Oh… a tower of souls Only the shadow can bring The master’s plan Down on his head A distraction is needed So Darque empowers Samedi, Lord of the Dead On Earth the body count rises But Darque is the one Samedi despises The master is building A tower of souls To focus the power he stole To break the barrier Return to the Earth Kill all who suffer The cruelty of birth Oh… tower of souls We’re all monsters In a world so cruel Blind to the endless horror We’re all fools He wants to break the wheel And end all suffering To rise and challenge God By killing all who live and dream With every new soul The tower grows taller Yet on Earth, Darque is betrayed The lord of the dead Appeals to the shadow An unholy alliance is made The master is building A tower of souls Darque and the shadow collide Waging a war for the Earth On the Deadside Samedi commands All those who have died The shadow destroys the dark On the Deadside Oh...the master impaled Oh...his plan has failed

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Explore the shadowy realms of voodoo in "Tales from the Deadside", a sweeping heavy metal concept album based on Valiant Entertainment's SHADOWMAN!

"TALES FROM THE DEADSIDE" is the latest album from heavy metal band A SOUND OF THUNDER. Recorded at Assembly Line Studios with RIAA platinum-awarded producer Kevin '131' Gutierrez (Shinedown, While Heaven Wept, Raven), the album tells the story of Shadowman, one of the flagship characters of Valiant Entertainment's comic book universe.

A SOUND OF THUNDER's style is defined by a classic blend of melodic heavy metal, rock, and prog. Powerhouse front-woman Nina Osegueda has been called "the love child of Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson" and sets every song on fire with her soaring vocals. Fans of Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, King Diamond, Blind Guardian and even Rush will find much to love about A SOUND OF THUNDER. On "TALES FROM THE DEADSIDE" the band combines their trademark style with sparing but effective use of narration, voice acting and soundscapes to tell the story of SHADOWMAN in a non-stop 60 minute musical journey.

"The story of Shadowman, his alter-ego Jack Boniface, and the many characters in his world inspired us to create what we believe is our best album to date," says guitarist Josh Schwartz. "We let the story lead us to places our music has never been before, combining all the elements of supernatural horror, drama, action and adventure found in the comics. Of course everything has gone through our own unique Thunderous filter, and all the familiar ASOT elements will be there. The Shadowman's harrowing journey demanded no less!"

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A Sound of Thunder delivers an exciting blend of classic heavy metal, progressive, and rock. Ignoring trends, ASOT focus on quality song-writing with memorable melodies and riffs.. With first class musicianship all around, the band's not-so-secret weapon is vocalist Nina Osegueda. Standing only 5' 2", the diminutive singer packs the vocal wallop of someone twice her size. ... more

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