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Decennium

by Gandalf's Fist

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  • Decennium: Badger Soup

    Ingredients: Water, Red Wine (95%), Badger Rind (2%), Wheat Flour (contains Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Cornflour, Carrots (1%), Modified Cornflour, Sugar, Oxtails (1%), Onion Powder, Flavourings, Colour - Plain Caramel, Yeast Extracts, Salt, Herb Extract, Garlic, Salt

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1.
Running through a rust-locked city Tired eyes yet hearts still beating Iron-clad the steam clouds climbing higher Shadows dance and pistons screaming Can you hear the darkness breathing? Stairway to the surface; yet we close our minds We wait for a time We wait for our lives Is the sunrise just a dream we lost? A Day we left behind? Is there life on these streets? Is there something left for me? Are we what we we’ve always been before? We are shadow born. Fighting past our infestation Metal bites at deprivation A specter of the harmony we knew before Gears grind through automation Cursed we cry in isolation Hard hold our heads high when our life is low Father's song, mother said, Does it linger in your head? Talisman, round your neck, Does it fill your heart with dread? Welcome to our world of shadow Welcome child, embrace your sorrow Wardens of the light now raise their banners high Yesterday was our tommorow Leave a trail; your soul will follow Hanging onto daydreams where the sun still shines We wait for a time We wait for our lives Is the sunrise just a dream we lost? A Day we left behind? Is there life on these streets? Is there something left for me? Are we what we we’ve always been before? We are shadow born. We wait for a time We wait for our lives Is the sunrise just a dream we lost? A Day we left behind? Still the fire burns inside But I’ve waited all my life To believe in what we dreamed before We are shadow born.
2.
Time moves slow as you watch through the trees Where the woodsmen and the jackals Make songs for the queen Now paths appear as the jester lights the lamps Goes dancing through the darkness With the moonlight in his hands And will you stray from the borders to the fields Play riddles with the night-born as they huddle in the leaves And as you sleep, the clocks begin to stop The seasons never change in the kingdom of the lost Take my hand through the garden of blue weed Glowing, swaying in the night Leaves you chocking on the breeze The clock tower above you Chimes six bells for the sun As the blind witch of the forest Plays her fiddle just for fun Now you try to return by the pathway through the trees But the lamplights start to go out As the jester takes his leave As you dance on the water the piper plays his song Were you ever seen again now the carnival has gone?
3.
Solar Huntress Gather the one you've seen before Never the spark will be restored Gather the life you've lived before ever the void a crimson door tears run down, carry the crown, feeling caught in time Gather the one you've seen before open the gate; a world beyond Set the sun It's only yesterday today Now there's something going on Chase the sun it's only yesterday today Now there's something going on Travel the time you'd dreamed so fair sail on tides of sulphur air follow the lines that led you there swallow the wine in darkest prayer Tears run down, feed the ground, dust kicked in your eyes Travel the time you'd dreamed so fair Cast your mind beyond despair Set the sun It's only yesterday today Now there's something going on Chase the sun it's only yesterday today Now there's something going on Once the night was safe and warm A starling in a cage Through the bars, no beasts could harm Until the huntsmen came When the cage was opened wide The bird took to the wing Wasn’t that a curious thing To hear them sing. <Chorus> Swallow the lies that led you here Struggle to rise from childish fears In your mind the words ring clear In your eyes, a silent tear Seeds of doubt, scream and shout Tormenting your mind Swallow the lies that led you’re here Open your eyes; the truth is clear <Chorus>
4.
Come gather round all you travelling souls for a tale I have to tell On the lies you feed from the devil's machine It will send you straight to hell It'll drag you kicking and screaming Embrace the father of the night Pray the Darkness be our savior for the victims of the light Yes the sparks of lies are damnation And you know I’m always right Crave the lamps that burn above this world I can see it in your eyes And you thought that you were dreaming But you're only going blind Pray the nightkeepers keep you safe my child You’re the victims of the light Darkest oath Take me home and baptise our hearts of stone Darkest oath Take me home spake the shepherd of our souls Does your hunger grow from the brass-bound man Claws his fingers at the sky When he touched the stars and he craves the dawn It's a sickness of his mind And somewhere in the future, Where we all will join the night You will curse the sun that failed you Now the victims of the light Darkest oath Take me home and baptise our hearts of stone Darkest oath take me home spake the shepherd of our souls Congregation’s Retort: Daylight a distant memory, Shadows all around, The darkness consumes us, We are lost in the crowd. The preacher he tells us, Of the sins of the past We no longer listen will the sickness last? This is shadowmass. We all live in fear Fear the morning star keep your conscience clear Whispers of daylight We dream of the sun, The future is clearer What has begun? The preacher he tricks us With fear and with hate We no longer listen And soon will escape. This is shadowmass. We all live in fear Fear the morning star keep your conscience clear Come forth my friends, let the lamps grow dim pray the wheel keeps turning on Pray for nuclear war, and what came before from a time we don't belong And you see this world as children And you place your hope in I You can feel the night surround you Sleep the victims of the light
5.
In the darkness, fade away In the darkness only suffering and pain In the darkness don't see daylight don't see dreams In the darkness there is nothing left for me Return to the sun, oh no, you know where to go Oh no, it's no place like home Return to the stars, oh no, you know where to go Oh no, it's no place like home, into the dark In the daytime you're awake In the daytime you don't know which road to take In the sunshine you don't know when you should leave In the sunshine there is no more make believe Return to the sun, oh no, you know where to go Oh no, it's no place like home Return to the stars, oh no, you know where to go Oh no, it’s no place like home, into the dark Return to the stars, oh no, you know where to go Oh no, it's no place like home... And should the Sun refuse to shine And should the stars fall from the sky Don’t close your eyes You might lose your way
6.
Time has come on this hallowed day, All the voices I here all the passion play, And I do it all for you, all the little things you do, I have seen in your eyes, I have seen deep inside, But the battle has led me to you, I walked the fields of the dead in my sleep, All the while I hear cries on the wind, I will die in my boots should I fall on the noose, When the fields run red in the morning, And I don’t know why you don’t fall this way, And the tears I cry will be lost in the rain, When you look me in the eye, And you say it’s time to die, I have seen ships ablaze, As we open the gate, But the fire that burned was inside I walked the fields of the dead in my sleep, All the while I hear cries on the wind, I will die in my boots should I fall on the noose, When the fields run red in the morning, I walked the fields of the dead in my sleep, All the while I hear cries on the wind, I will die in my boots should I fall on the noose, When the fields run red in the morning, I walked the fields of the dead in my sleep, All the while I hear cries on the wind, I will die in my boots should I fall on the noose, When the fields run red in the morning.
7.
The wind blows, From far beyond the falling sky, I see it now, Don’t fear, don’t fear the mountains side, No way out, This Monolith tears at the sky, I see it now, Don’t fear; don’t fear the mountains side, In silence, The darkness creeps down empty halls, I see it now, Don’t fear; don’t fear the mountain’s heart, I feel it, The prize that shook the tyrant’s soul, I have it now, Don’t fear; don’t fear the mountain’s heart, I sleep and all my visions flash before my eyes, I flee am I forgiven, cast into the night, Some where you read my dreams and know I’ll count the cost, And know if victory is mine, That night inside the tower, how will I survive? The world turned on its head, but made it out alive, You know your fantasy is all that I believe, The man you knew is lost in time.
8.
The Clokkemaker Is this not the world you wanted? You are safe my child Heed the chimes, the time is calling Is our fate entwined? I have sat at the master’s table Where candles burned my eyes Speak to me, my rusted children Stay here by my side Save me; betray me Take my pain away, Bring me dark horizons Charm me; disarm me Let it fade away When the night surrounds you Feel the time unwinding Hear the tolling of a bell Only you can see my face Only you can hear me still Childish fears have long departed Scars left in your mind Finish not what I have started Will you say goodbye A frozen face in darkened chambers The sickness changing hands A family curse that will be yours soon Time waits for no man Save me; betray me Take my pain away, Bring me dark horizons Charm me; disarm me Let it fade away When the night surrounds you Feel the time unwinding Hear the tolling of a bell Only you can see my face Only you can hear me still Take the journey back in time The shadow calls your name Count the hour; count the cost There is no other way You see: madness everywhere It beckons to you mind You doubt: senses turn away Burning in the light I don’t think that anyone is waiting for my end Caught the power; eager eyes Are crying for my death Time: darkness growing near From the warden’s eye End: empty solitude From the earth to sky Time keeper; where does the time go? Time keeper; darkness is your home Time keeper; where does the time go? Time keeper; darkness is your home Taking in the burning wastes, I’m falling for your lies Sightless vision, clawing hands That clutch the sands of time And when all the air is clear And the lamps are lit tonight You’ll see that your destiny Is the same as mine Time keeper; where does the time go? Time keeper; darkness is your home Time keeper; where does the time go? Time keeper; darkness is your home Darkness is your home... Turn down the light Turn down the light, We keep the time you know, Only you can see me…
9.
There was ice on the breeze on the morning she died There was snow in the trees as the old beggar cried And he knelt by her grave and he lay by her side There was ice on the breeze on the morning she died By the church on the hill, huddles men side by side While women and children light candles inside Oh the warmth that they hold fights the chill from their bones And the beggarman lies wrapped in rags by the road From the whites of the field springs the wings of a crow To the heavy grey skies as the mourning bell tolls Where the whispering of reeds from a frozen lake grow Stands the ghost of a maid staring out from the snow And the beggarman bows as he steps by her side Takes the maid by the hand "will thee dance one last time?" And they waltzed to the bells, through the fog to the night There sprung flames by the woods as she led him inside "Did you live long ago, poor sweet lassie of mine?" "Now your face I not know, from the cold winds of time" And the flames how they fade and the air turns to stone Pray a kiss from your lips 'fore you leave me alone But the ghost did not speak and the ghost did not smile In the first light of morn' as the frost gripped his eyes And the distant church bells shook the wind one last time There she kissed his clay lips on the morning he died
10.

about

"Decennium" is a 10-track compilation album, released 10/10 to celebrate 10 years of Gandalf's Fist albums!

Given we have unable to perform live for the last couple of years, were hoping this serves as a appetiser/stop-gap for not only our upcoming releases but also provides a vessel in which you can help support the band given our shortfall in live income!

Rather than a traditional "Best of" this compilation gathers tracks from every one of our Major releases to date, presenting a flow of our work in a "setlist" format, with live favourites rubbing shoulder to shoulder with album deep-cuts.

If you're new to the band then start here, there's enough here to give you a taste of each of our full-length albums! If you are a hardened GF-Fanatic then you'll find something fresh and new in the new remixed and remastered tracks, along with the inclusion of a new version of "Monolith" which is taken from our upcoming special edition release of "From a Point of Existence."

We're hoping we can persuade you to opt-in to some fantastic merch, in the form of a new T-shirt or Hoodie (Perfect for these colder months) - featuring an awesome design of an Evil Wizard Conjuring the Roman Numeral for 10 whilst shouting the ancient magic spell "Badgercadabra!" - what's not to like?

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released October 10, 2021

Dean Marsh: Vocals, Bass, Synths, Guitar, Mandolin, Octave Mandola
Luke Severn: Additional Vocals
Chris Ewen: Bass
Stefan Hepe: Drums and Percussion
Ben Bell: Keys/Synths/Backing Vocals
Keri Farish: Lead Vocals
Mellissa Hollick: Vocals
Dave Oberlé: Vocals and Percusison
Troy Donockley: Bouzouki

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Gandalf's Fist UK

Prog/Folk/Rock from the UK. Aided by a merry band of misfits, Gandalf's Fist are your new favourite Cult band waiting to be discovered!

Gandalf's Fist draw on their mutual love for classic rock bands such as Pink Floyd, The Who, and even the likes of Iron Maiden.
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