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Dreams in Splendid Black

by Path of Destiny

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    This is the physical version of our 3rd release "Dreams in Splendid Black". The jewelcase-CD comes with an 8 page-booklet. Artwork done by Robert Büschel of Universe-Design.

    Released via Apostasy Records on April 1st, 2016.


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Invocation 03:47
Thou, spirit from behind the gates My slave art thou in every way No mercy, no escape The wrath breeding within me Is the force that drives your will So I invoke you! Strike against their walls Burn down the bridges And make them suffer For their deeds I invoke you! Chorus: Ritual - of the inverted sign Cleansing - the planet in rage Inauguration - of the devastator Ritual - of the inverted sign Cleansing - the planet in rage Sacrifice - satanic forces rise And soon the world shall be aflame And mankind is a fading memory The gods have left The eclipse is at hand Twilight ignited by the Only one monarch of this universe Follow your master’s call! This, the revenge taken In blackest grimness with Dark matter never to be fed up with days’ light It devours your kingdom! And leaves no trace Of an failing kind on this planets…soil! Of an failing kind on this soil And now I call thee To rise up, to appear As a flame before me As a flame to rage upon These lands like a storm Thy flames shall be the sword Stabbed in their weak flesh Summoning will take place
Embers 03:31
Exhausted beings hung to rot Empty shells of shades I’ve seen them once alive They seem to shape an empty alley Into the vacant vastness of life Chorus: Mountains grinded and refined A plane still lasts Dead and hollow the place we used to love Just ruins of the past remain here And silent voices call for you out of the black … and embers show you the way Devastation reigned here Made the heavens fall Down on earth, on our world Crumbling…Down To the empires of lies To wash them all away For they are an evil plague Decisions of the past Turned out as a mistake But we are not the same Not aware of anything Too much lies beneath the reach Of our humble consciousness inside Out of the black the fingers of sorrow Grasp for my soul To lay a little sickness around it And transform myself into cinder Glowing cinder Evil cinder Diabolical …. A reign of fire and thorns – fire and thorns Vicious fire and thorns – fire and thorns Demonic fire and thorns – fire and thorns Diabolical fire and thorns – fire and thorns
This is the sign for those Waiting, all seeing With wings spread wide They ascend to strike again Collecting the forsaken Around the throne Of voracity we’re gathered We’ll build up an army Against thy dominion Of idleness we’ll strike And bring you to fall! Chorus: To reerrect chaos And eliminate the thruth No borders to live in between Just a glance of madness On the horizon of our lives The Abyss yearns for you. You! Thy ideas shall fall! Thy world shall collapse! And crumble to nothingness The void will prevail! The reign of the ravenous A manifestation of a prophecy That came to live The reign of the ravenous This is a prophecy that came to live Legions of the unlight Risen from the ashes of empires That faded so long ago Skeletal remains lusting for their realm They light the torch of upheaval A burning flame… …enlightening heavens with fear! …at the edge of this world. The Reign of the ravenous A manifestation of a prophecy That came to live
It gets alive - there where all betrayal begins In the darkened, narrow streets of rape And with an empty smile of our random world Melting faces fading in vortexes from beyond “Good” lost all virginity murdered More than a thousand times Stabbed again, again and again With the knife of deceit Chorus: And the flames it wields so high They are of hatred and disgust And no one will ever feel them We’re already, already burned I am the flame I yield so high I am a god of hatred and disgust And no one will ever feel me I am just burned by now… And in its grace there is no beauty but cruelty It weaves its soothing arms around my mind And tears me apart so now I can see A dreadful, slowly distortion of things I loved before There is a seed growing – slowly growing Inside the heart of fucking emptiness Waiting and dwelling reside within The fire-lit shadow – the shadow I am Now the time has come – My religious son To face everything – that in live we have done I stand in this shade – fire-lit my blade What I feel now is full of ignited hate
The towers of hope Won’t ever reach the skies Amongst the weak an illness reigns Lay Down as sky darkens And close the eyes to embrace the night Reaching the point of insignificance Upon which shadows are built An effigy of the end in shards of black Between walls of unconsciousness Our near Armageddon is already breed And the horrified faces of our beloved ones That won’t ever draw a breath again They’re haunting for us Chorus: Dreams in splendid black - upheavals inside your soul When twilight crawls the earth all things turn black and fade way Soon there is nothing left – left for you and me Dreams in splendid black - phantoms dwelling on this soil When twilight crawls the earth all things turn black and fade way Soon there is nothing left – for you and me to live for Demons of the night revel their victory Over the light - all is splendid black Striving for illumination provokes laughter Among inscrutable eyes Dwelling on thoughts of insignificance This blackness leaks my mind An effigy of the end in shards of black Tears descending from unseen well All the pleading is in vain This terrifying voices are screaming for salvation Therefor evil thoughts arise again – they are hunting for us Pointing at all of us With limbs so cold It is a charge We cannot deny What we have done, it is A dream in black... It is a dream inside Dreams in splendid black - they seem to be our way
Darkness - The house of my soul I feel the longing For the space beyond There is nothing for me to find In this world of fucking lies My eyes stare up into heights Of another sky In another language it tells me Somewhere there are yet better days to find Chorus: Lead me to oblivion Redemption lies ahead Maybe I will find a place Where things are still the same Just two more steps And I can touch And I can see Forever, eternity So I take the last chance And remove the unworthy rest of mine Only small traces will at least Touch universes’ brink All heavens are lies No great behind, no god Only endless fields of dark masses Colliding into one another Smashing the last glimpse Of my consciousness
Welcome to the darkness Within this emptiness It’s time to say good bye to everything you know Welcome to pure enlightenment Within the darkest black It's about time to say good bye to your appreciation Within the void I`m introduced to the power of myself Strengths which come from deep inside my soul A fire is burning - telling me that I am still sane Nothing here that I could fear or even love I feel no god, neither good nor evil Solely myself enthroned by inner might I am the ice cold water within a burning flame I am the silence that screams for you I am the darkness shed into the light I'm the beginning of the end I am within the void The eons fade like minutes – while seconds seems like years The towers of your mind are crumbling Love and light feels like hate Power and strengths are your major weakness Expect the unexpectable within the void ...within the void You are voiceless within word Deaf while sensing whispers Full of awareness while asleep You are dead likewise alive We are voiceless within word We are deaf while sensing whispers Full of awareness while asleep We are dead likewise alive I am yourself and you are mine within the void You are me and I am you … within I don't know who you are and you don’t know who I am Inexpressible is the mind within the void … within the void ….
Drowned in a fire Of an astral kind Devoured by flames Sentenced to never find myself Again in this deadly fog Touched the great void behind All that’s of matter I just see now how senseless Me deeds and hopes were But resistance grows in me I'll be reborn much stronger than ever before Chorus: Against the unavoidable – Against the law Of the outer space - I will escape Nothing will bring me down - abomination I am ascending from ashes - and dust I fight the void with Thoughts of live Of the future that I wanted to have It twists under my mind’s fist Wants to hold the little rest of mine The pure force of my will is Still unbroken And I will resurrect much stronger than before No chains can hold me here – forever I am ascending from ashes Ascending from ashes ascending from ashes – I am My chains explode in shards Broken by pure will There is no higher sway than mine My chains explode in shards Broken by pure will There is no higher sway than mine Reborn much stronger than ever before!
Free from the boundaries Of voids’ realm I have become Of blood and flesh again This unknown sentiment of strength My veins are filled with Ecstasy! A new body much More alive than ever before Forged in flames Enlightened by the wisdom Of the netherworld Gazing upon this place What is left out there? No barriers and laws Will hinder me I going to wake the dead Chorus: For thou who sleep in stone and clay, Hear this call, rise up and obey, Treck on through the mortal door, Assemble flesh once more For thou who aren’t immortal Yet wake up from sleep and don’t regret What has been done and what will be Welcome to my legion of the damned Born anew and resurrected Charging ahead into glorious times A new age of gorgeous future This is the conquest of mine And a crown fits me Wrested from the reaper’s skull As a sign of my victory Over the forces of DEATH Age of conquest – under the will of mine Dark and sentenced – I’m the master of divine Age of conquest – under the will of mine Dark and sentenced – I’m the master of divine
Frightened I’m awaiting and bleeding here to see The hour, the hour that it grasps for me A gentle touch is freezing my soul Discharging my heart So that an empty shell resides Chorus: But I’ll be willing and already Left all things of value behind Even my emotions Even my crown Gained in ecstasy I move forward Let death take its mastery We change the sites Now I’m the one Waiting behind I was never worth holding The sceptre in my hand And the reaper proudly wears The crown again and again To me dead is a blessing Opening new chances Reuniting me with the Realms I touched So many years ago The cage that once held Me before will embrace me again We should learn to accept death… As it is… As a noble gift That saves us from the arrogance Breeding within the human soul It teaches us that we’re just dust Under universe’s feet So the abyss calls me Here at the crest I stand And from my point of view It’s like a call The whisper Of a beloved one


Dreams in Splendid Black marks the 3rd and biggest release so far in the history of Path of Destiny. It is the first album to be released via a record label (Apostasy Records) and contains 11 tracks.


released April 1, 2016

All music and lyrics written and performed by Path of Destiny.
Dreams in Splendid Black was recorded at ff-music studio in Piesau, Germany from December 2014 - March 2015 by Fabian Frank.
Vocals recorded at Unholy Studio in Jena, Germany from March 2015 - July 2015 by Christo Barowski and Sebastian Schaffert.
Additional recordings for Song 11 and further sound assistance done by Jörg Warthmann.

Mix and mastering done by Jaroslav Celujko at Jarosound, Stockholm.
Production by Path of Destiny. Co-produced by Fabian Frank and Jaroslav Celujko.

Layout, coverdesign and photo-editing by Rob of Universe Design.
Bandphoto shot by Thomas Haase.
Live-pic taken by Rainer of lady-metal.com.


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Path of Destiny Schleiz, Germany

Path of Destiny emerged in February 2007.

The members of the Thuringian band are remarkable for their musical mixture of
heavy Melodic Death Metal-riffing, bits of Black, Thrash or even Doom Metal and a little dash of orchestral influences.

The band is able to look back on a very rich concert-history with over 130
live gigs in more than 15 years of existence.
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