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Servants To The Tide

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1.
Behind me the gold and silver Before me field and plain The road goes on forever Invites me once again No mountain peak ever reached my sky No golden hall took the will of mine No wall of stone ever made me stay No throne of iron led me astray Across the fields I wander on Old and weary, the man I set out to become To the north my heart never once forgot To the place I still my home
2.
Cast away to roam alone Shunned away to roam far from home Years and years, decades forlorn Aged and withered I’ve become Open up the gates, I yearn A wayward son‘s return From the wind I feel remorse From the skies come tears like waterfalls From the earth a welcome home My birthsoil long ago My gravesoil will become The heavy chains no longer bind The freedom that I left behind One journey ends, another one has begun The land I returned to, to set as the sun The last rays of light paint the scenery in red Unseen beauty, my final sunset
3.
These shores have seen rise and fall of kings Like the rise and fall of the tide They have been here long before I was born And they’ll be here when I die From the German coastline to the Albion isle From the tideland to white cliffs high These shores have been here before I was born And beneath them I will lie From the clouded days of Doggerland They have seen it rise and fall Before the first man set his foot on land Northern waves have been standing tall These shores have seen rise and fall of kings Like the rise and fall of the tide They have been here long before I was born And they’ll be here when I die Bury me in the northern sea Once more salt and storm shall be with me Once more cold water will caress my hand Before it takes me in like an old friend Master of every land Ruling by watery hand Whatever we build Can be destroyed Waves of Storegga Atlantis sank into your void Stormbound drifting  Towards my return to the end  Flesh and spirit  Left to dissolve as I descend  One last moment above  A final ray of light meets my eye  My final guide  On my journey below  One last breath, then I go  I, I will become one with ebb and flow  Bring me to the sea, and then let me go Will you bury me in the northern sea?  Bring me to these shores, then let go of me  I, I will become one with ebb and flow  Forsaking the shore  Into the unknown   I sink yet I soar  Redemption waits below  The waves eternal   Bury me in the northern sea Once more salt and storm shall be with me Once more cold water will caress my hand Before it takes me in like an old friend
4.
On one side the sea On one side the sorrow One covered in green A sigh on the fourth Will there be tomorrow Who will see the sun again Who will stay behind and die Who will live to see another day Who wither and decay And out of nothing it will rise And reach out for the skies This northern Babylon Evil dwells inside these stones These walls were built on marsh and bones These roads are paved with marsh and bones The dead still dwell these blighted shores These walls were built on marsh and bones Luring shimmer, pomp and glimmer Build upon their bodies cold Millions haunt this cemetery Living in this twilight hold Shadows within shadows Their stronghold never falls This spell is cast forever Their souls bound to these halls And out of nothing it will rise And reach out for the skies This northern Babylon Evil dwells inside these stones These walls were built on marsh and bones These roads are paved with marsh and bones The dead still dwell these blighted shores These walls were built on marsh and bones
5.
With empty eyes and heart forsaken Counting down the days to come Future dies, no chances taken What could have been is gone Door by door keeps closing down Have they even once been open? Not for me, not for me, no Lost in darkness... Your sun will never shine for me Never burn for me Never turn for me It just revolves for you Beware it’s all for you I’m merely there I am so tired of empty stares Of glowing flares that pass me by Heading towards their destination I remain the one denied There’s not a smile you have for me No hate, no love, no sympathy, no No words to share, no words to say I’ll just stay here, you go your way Lost in darkness… Your sun will never shine for me Never burn for me Never turn for me It just revolves for you Beware it’s all for you I’m merely there
6.
I took the coldest wave Withstood the deathly tides I drift towards my watery grave Bereft the power to defy Another stream Another dream forsaken Nothing but a dead ashore Or a sunken bait A fate concealed forevermore A piece of flotsam hits my shoulder And I grab the weathered plank Head and hands above the surface Freezing waters in my lungs There's no alacrity The torrent pulls me deeper down Frost from a million needles And the water's rope unyielding And the water's touch alluring As the sirens call me When my footprints touch the shore Seek the waves that I adore When my time has come to go Inside this billow I am servant to the tide Nothing but a token Played out as a sacrifice Sun beyond my back As the stream devours me whole Deus Ex won't come I’ve played my role Now the abyss calls me home As numbness lifts my spirit From this liquid agony I send my final thoughts The tides will set me free When my footprints touch the shore Seek the waves that I adore When my time has come to go Inside this billow I am servant to the tide Nothing but a token Played out as a sacrifice When the last of us is gone To serve the tide and fade forever When I leave to be no more Will I even be remembered As starlight in the sky A remnant of past beauty Remain as guiding light To shine forever

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Epic Doom Metal recommended for fans of ATLANTEAN KODEX, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, SOLSTICE and CANDLEMASS.

SERVANTS TO THE TIDE from Germany, were formed by Leonid Rubinstein (ex-CRAVING) paying homage to his personal Doom Metal heroes such as ATLANTEAN KODEX and WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, and also expressing his personal vision of Epic Doom Metal - melancholic, dramatic, melodic. Stephan Wehrbein (SCREAMING SOULS) was found as the perfect voice to bring this vision to life, and when it came to recording, Lucas Freise (EYES WIDE OPEN) added his drums to the mixture.

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released March 26, 2021

Leonid Rubinstein – Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Stephan Wehrbein – Vocals
Lucas Freise – Drums

Guest Appearances by
Jeff Black (GATEKEEPER)
Luc Francois (MINDPATROL)
Paul Thureau (FROSTTIDE, GORGON)


Recorded between Winter 2018 and Summer 2020 in Hamburg, Bochum, Berlin and Korschenbroich

Mixed and mastered by Michael Hahn, Rosenquarz Studio Lübeck, Germany

Reamping and track preparation by Andreas Georg Libera



Lyrics and Music by Leonid Rubinstein



Waves, Ocean and Rainstorm soundsamples by Mike Koenig
Cracking Fireplace soundsample by Daniel Simion
Wind soundsample by Mark DiAngelo
All soundsamples were released under Attribution 3.0 License


Artwork: Redding van de bemanning van de Columbus, 1822, by Théodore Gudin
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Public Domain

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