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The Boreal Flame

by Dimhav

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1.
"...Take note, and even as I speak these words A seal that binds, by all my chthonic might instilled Perennial winter, endless submission In boreal flames embraced"
2.
As I fall from the haunt of the hidden, from sepulchered, still repose I revive my hellion soul, on the flowering shores of the mortal A reflection in clouded waters, spectres of ages past Recollections of triumph and sorrow, the pains of my final departure Now I see her again like a stranger, my pain written on her face In a mirror of storms and illusions, dying hopes and withering hunger As I follow the turns of the river, with my gaze in the morning sun I lament my forfeit atonement, and the mark of my harrowing trade I was given a chance to repent, and to purge my baneful core Locked away in a glacial spire, at the heart of a cruel phantom world I would fall into radiant slumber, for eternity I would dream Of the blood and shameful betrayal, of the one who could kindle me I - don’t want to feel my pain I’m - a soul so far astray I - shunned from the blinding light But I - awakened Will I ever find the peace I seek? End this hunt across the Realms of a Vagrant King And I will seek that holy shrine beneath the astral sky And I will find that dwindling flame Relearn my human name Will I ever find the peace I seek? End this hunt across the Realms of a Vagrant Will I ever find the peace I seek? At the gates across the Realms of a Vagrant King
3.
Blazing auroras, illumine my desperate hunt I’m chasing a distant horizon, swift as the wind I ascend Guardians of light, will you answer my call? Oh glacial thunder, uncover the secrets of old By the astral seer I will finally be told Spirits of faith, guide my writhing soul beyond Drifting through the night while secluded stars faintly shine lifting shadows from the vault I devised ever slumbering, framed by the mightiest ridges Voices told, through veils of sleep “Restore the flame, and you’ll be free!” Stars align Through the power of mind By their light I find my way Free my eyes From the curse of the blind And reveal the flame transcendent in carnal fire Cursed be the demon within At the altars of light I renounce your name Cursed be the augurs of sin By the sun and the wind and the stars Nighttime has fallen, on lands that I once called my own I followed their calling, so why are my scars burning so cold? Voices told, through veils of sleep “Restore the flame, and you’ll be free!” Stars align Through the power of mind By their light I find my way Free my eyes From the curse of the blind And reveal the flame transcendent in carnal fire
4.
Pale winds rend my quivering soul apart Rage clouds the starlit canopy from afar I scaled the summit, just to see it’s not the end Oh - righteous flame that I’ve kindled, it gave me hope but holds no sway This ghoulish edifice, of ancient blackened stone Its wordless riddles haunt my blighted mind - “You will never climb the throne” Amorphous shadows pierce and exalt my livid shell Awakening beast within, it's granting me strength, too powerful to quell Far from the ocean, at the temples of the old A forgotten Chthonic Elegy illuminates my soul Shards of my homeland slowly burning in the dark As the whirling cinders dance and glow, to the Chthonic song, my Elegy
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“…for nearing its desired end, our intellect sinks into an abyss so deep that memory fails to follow it” I believe the hour comes to part Standing at the edge of the world – beautiful, dark When this night is over I will heed my inner call The vows that sealed my sorrow would haunt me ever on And the wind doesn't sing no more with echoes from other shores And the end will begin with a journey within, it's the only one I'll ever know I still dread how cold the iron burns it marks my false dominion - this silent, orphaned earth When this night is over I will heed my inner call (at the light of dawn) For promises of sorrow my vagrant crown will fall And the wind doesn't sing no more with echoes from other shores And the end will begin with a journey within, it's the only one I'll ever know And the sun doesn't tell no more of memories from southern shores Now I'm turning within, as the journey begins, to a place I have never known Rising forever, riding the waves of a silvery dawn Aethers of heaven, piercing the face of the world Truth - Dissolve my mind Memories - Resign Will - Step aside Warming darkness - Blinding light And the end will begin with a journey within; it's the only one I'll ever know The sun doesn't tell no more of memories from southern shores Now I'm turning within, as the journey begins, to a place I have never known
7.
From skies so pale, spirits are calling my name At journeys end, the circle is whole once again So long, this hunger was not of my own In dreams I hold, the glorious fires unknown The flame transcendent that would purge our doom See - You are a broken one, you stretched your will too far The coldest star, lightens by brow once again Cries from afar, my moon is - Waning through clouds of future and past enemies Where can I hide, in deathless infinity The Sun is powerless against the dark Moon - You are the riddle and the answer, you are Far from the ocean, far from the blooded heath Power and motion, bringer of pain unseen Wake of the hours, face of insanity Safe from the fires that deride your name Huntress of ire, tempting my vanity Hail to the mark - the Star and Crescent stain Far from the ocean, far from the blooded heath The Star and Crescent stain Oh you will see, how the sins will stain the mire when they come for me Of fruits so sweet, let me sink into the marrow of their misery Oh finally, I am true to my creation inescapably Old enemy, I became the only witness to your misery Dark in the night, ravaging eye, guided by demons and visions inside Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide; Hear me cry And I know the meaning of lies, hiding among us yet shining so bright Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide; Hear me cry I’ll let the iron burn ever on, inside a heart so torn And I will wear her mark forever on, and let the ocean drink my soul, my blood Far from the ocean, far from the blooded heath Power and motion, bringer of pain unseen Face of insanity Safe from the fires that deride your name Huntress of ire, tempting my vanity Hail to the mark - the Star and Crescent I’ll let the iron burn ever on Inside a heart so torn And I will wear her mark forever on The Star and the Crescent seal my fate

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The long Nordic winter is an ancient fount of story and myth – of tales quietly shared around the bonfire, and of songs chanted in dingy drinking halls by brash minstrels. Tales of struggle and triumph. Tales of gods, demons and men. From this rich ore the music of Dimhav is forged and tempered, channeling images of deep forests and star-lit vistas into adamant sound.

Musically, The Boreal Flame combines diverse elements of progressive and power metal with expansive atmospheres and rich harmonies. With powerful, soaring vocals and fiery instrumental action it will appeal to fans of bands like Wintersun, Lost Horizon and Symphony X.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Dimhav consists of brothers Staffan Lindroth (Guitars, Bass, Keyboard leads) and Olle Lindroth (Drums, Keyboard arrangements), joined on The Boreal Flame by Daniel Heiman (Vocals).

The Boreal Flame is released worldwide on all major digital platforms on November 8, 2019. The album was mixed by Staffan Lindroth and mastered by Jacob Hansen.

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released November 8, 2019

Guitars, Bass, Keyboard leads: Staffan Lindroth
Drums, Keyboard arrangements: Olle Lindroth
Vocals: Daniel Heiman

Viola on songs 3 and 5: Pär Lindqvist
Mixed by: Staffan Lindroth
Mastered by: Jacob Hansen
Cover art: Staffan Lindroth

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Dimhav Stockholm, Sweden

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Dimhav consists of brothers Staffan Lindroth (Guitars, Bass, Keyboard leads) and Olle Lindroth (Drums, Keyboard arrangements), joined on The Boreal Flame by Daniel Heiman (Vocals).

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