Tales from the Deadside (Music Inspired by Shadowman)

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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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released September 25, 2015

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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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Track Name: Children of the Dark
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
Track Name: Sandria (Carry On)
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?
Track Name: Can't Go Back
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
Track Name: Deadside
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
Track Name: Tower of Souls
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
Track Name: Losing Control (The Unquiet Shadow)
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
Track Name: Punk Mambo
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
Track Name: Alyssa (Life in Shadows)
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
Track Name: Tremble
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
Track Name: End Times
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”
Track Name: Tower of Souls (Single Edit)
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