Aura

by Saor

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1.
We've been searching for answers in a distant place We've discovered lost wisdom in a long forgotten age We are heathens re-born Sons and daughters of valour and lore We are the haunters of woods, glens, lochs and shores Our blood runs through the veins of this sacred earth We are bound to this ancient land Like rampant lions we'll roar and break free from these chains We will never surrender to this age of degeneracy With pride as our weapon and honour as our shield We will never be enslaved, we shall never yield!
2.
Aura 13:39
I see there woods, and I see there thickets, I see there the fair and most fertile of meadows; I see there the deer on the ground in the corries Hiding in mantles of mist. Lofty mountains and resplendent ledges, There dwell my own folk, kind folk of honour. Light is my step as I leap up to meet them; 'Tis with pleasure I'll stay there a while.
3.
To truly understand the essence of antiquity Learn the lore of the land Become the atavist Embark on a journey Through the aeons of time èirich! Like the druid And wanderers of old Follow the celestial compass Towards the ether And beyond the illusion of God èirich! O, reignite the flame Sacred fire of ancient ways And forge an iron will Within your heart and soul This age will rot and decay But stay focussed Do not stray From the overgrown path Your forefathers once tread
4.
Farewell 08:24
My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here, My heart's in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer; Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe, My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go. Farewell to the mountains, high-cover'd with snow, Farewell to the straths and green valleys below; Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods, Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods. Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North, The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth; Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.
5.
As the ocean swallows the sun Shadows appear on the horizon White headed peaks crowned by the dying light Mark the funeral of day and the birth of the night I begin my ascent Towards the pillars of the earth As I stumble along this meandering path The bitter wind sweeps aside waves of mist Perched on the throne of the mountain I now gaze out onto the desolate plain As I let my thoughts swim amongst aurora's light Tonight I have conquered the stars

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released June 20, 2014

All music composed and performed by Andy Marshall unless stated below.

Guest Musicians:
Drums & bodhrán composed and performed by Austin Lunn.
Strings composed and performed by Johan Becker.
Viola on "Farewell" composed and performed by Nevena Krasteva.
Gaelic female voice by Beth Frieden.

Recording:
Recorded, mixed and produced by Martyn Moffat.
Drums, bodhrán & strings recorded and album mastered by Spenser Morris.

Artwork:
Photography by Andrew Gilmore.
Artwork edited by Northern Silence Productions.

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Caledonian Metal from Scotland inspired by history and nature.

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