Ex Metallo

by Gladius Sky

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Shannon Bauer
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Shannon Bauer Some Güd ass shit right here and I wish these guys weren’t so obscure and more well known bc this album is an absolute masterpiece 🤙🏻⭐️ Favorite track: A Transparent Horror.
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SxGxGxA Un putain de bon groupe qui encule sa race !!!!!! Merci GLADIUS SKY !!!!!!!!!! Favorite track: A Transparent Horror.
Kyle Grindberg
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Kyle Grindberg One of my top 10 favorite albums of all time. Favorite track: Alchemy of Spirit.
flightoficarus (Metal Trenches)
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flightoficarus (Metal Trenches) We mourned the untimely loss of Terje Bakken, but it seems that Gladius Sky has come to carry Windir's torch. And brightly, at that. Dual neoclassical soloing over palm-muted rhythm guitars, symphonic flourishes, and a mixture of black and death vocals. Similar effects are used with great care and love. Like Tarantino, Gladius Sky wish to celebrate the classics; not steal from them. Check out our full review on Metal Archives: metaltrenches.com/reviews/carrying-the-torch-73 Favorite track: Follow in the Path of the Sun and the Moon.
Ryan Murtagh
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Ryan Murtagh Great little metal album here sounds dead uplifting and interesting, the guitar bass and vocal work are top notch and Hannes Grossman's drumming is amazing as ever, totally worth a buy, especially at this low a price! Favorite track: A Transparent Horror.
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A sound has given rise to the elements by time Waking crystal energy as the stars align The flux of the wave does carry great force As it flexes the cosmic mirrors descendants take their course Lingering in these layers of reality I find new paths of wisdom and death that enrich me and make me free Walking slowly in the myst I listen in silence To remember in silence I can come alive I know what I am one with sound And I will bear the flesh to be cast down A vast recognition of primordial force The ignition of a spark As my mighty conflagration lights a torch To light my stellar halls through which I always walk I walk on the sun and cross the arc So I can cast my luminous dust upon the blackened world This cauldron brews the tempest strong and binds mortality under sealed mystic spells (Inter lucem ac tenebras) A new day I fly to the placid walls See inside these obsidian mirrors I call my home Deconstruction of star-scapes and my thoughts in time Shatter these blackened windows and see the new work of ages A new kingdom hall for the devils and there chaos High upon the wake of thunder they ride, ride for war Bring the fire bring the storms upon the desolate world and worms For the Earth feels plagued and wills to be freed from the defiers Skeletal remains on the grounds of black Our blood is gone from this plane To another realm we leap through the darkness between the light None can succeed the wave of destruction The requiem of chaos rebirthing life
Like the lion I pride the plains To walk in my dominion without fear and I reign like the wolves that feast from the forests pain To become something magnificent in nature A new kingdom forged by silent storms I walked through the mountains and took on new forms For the ancients I hold the eternal flame Which will flicker in the valley of wind and rain I forge the hammer to recognize creation I use the hammer to pound the spike I swing the hammer to reveal annihilation I wield the hammer for the conquering Rike Fire!!! The fire within will endure glacial storms For I am born from the primal forge A gleaming weapon the symbol of might A mighty weapon to forge great swords An earthly presence of great power To bring order to the court in the darkest hour The balance of man tips the scales And forfeits nature’s pride If I die my mountains will crumble upon you As my trees lash the sky
Sacred Gears 05:11
The illusion of my reality is the fuel that fears the flame That I may not walk upon earthly ground as a god that fears no pain A glimpse through an eye that does not suffer the living Has dawned upon me that I stem not from duality I approached a great gate that is covered with demonic faces It takes one so willing to breach a gate to haunted places To go through the myst is not for the daunting fool That will run when he sees those loathsome memories A figure of death will greet you in shadow's hall Follow him through the power of silence to ancient ruins A skeletal hand points toward the ground The floor begins to rumble A tree cracks the stone upon which I stand And branches throughout all worlds Like the water that falls from lands’ edge I descend through the split apart ground To find that I fall through a root-filled sky And dive into the ocean from which it draws life The spirit of the giant awakens from the light He slumbers in the embodied ocean as twin serpents Until you go down to greet them The ones who spit this cosmic fire Down here the symphony of life plays it's song I ride the wave of sound to discover why I came An unfoldment of all realities take place upon my wake And now I stand before the Giant's gate Within these states I see many sacred gears All the stars they hold up in the sky And they will never leave you to fall For it is the life that encompasses all
Here I am where I burned my family of three The manor past the hills overlooking the sea I came back to set things right in my mind But a haunting horror I discover in short time Twenty feet away at the end of the hall This cold direct gaze could be the end of it all But my body only froze for a moment And I began to walk toward the ghost This time something is strange… That bastard I had seen from afar is not the same I think I see my face... I walk closer to witness a perfect figure of myself I am right here starring through this murderous transparency A cold sweat breaks and the burning inside my head begins This formal pain the memory of my bloody hands I can see the flames again These screams inside my head come from my executed family Flashing the torment and gross thoughts of burning Brings me to my knees and I tremble Now possessed by the ghost that reflects my weakness and loathes I no longer have any control and we walk down the hall to the entrance way There in the bay where the water violently meets the cliffs He sends me to the highest point of view Suffering and disarray, cold and confused I am forced to jump and fall into the watery jagged rock I am dead And the water fills with my blood...
They chased me through the fields and forest for days For what I successfully betrayed Years I remained loyal to their throne And the shadows of deceit slowly were sewn I robbed them of the beauty they adore This whore? She’s nothing more than the icon of slaves and war She's a hostage and at my liege But she’s more excited than fearful it seems She does not know I'm not here to set her free Ten thousand pieces to the one who brings her head I have commissioned this A deceitful task to infiltrate the enemy She doesn't have the slightest faintest clue why I enticed her to leave the castle with me I am going to use you Day three they are still hunting me They want back their wench (ha!) She will never be freed She feels something is wrong and quickly I tie her hands in bonds Your friends aren't going to save you now Kicking and screaming as I drag you by your leg Once past those gates you will attend a deathly fate Hung for the carrion birds To swarm and eat her corpse Left in high view to break the enemy's will When they see her dead Their people and warriors will fall And their fates will become that of sorrow
This is where we buried the god of mortal son When man left God's protection and discovered one For man willed something more That of his nature he is overlord to discover for himself The worship of idols will be the end of us all Let it be known there is only one and you will see For I bring stars unto my cabinets And use power to harness time Extraordinary power to shape the stars and fates I bring dead tides and grace to a sacred place To paint a picture of true art on living canvas And I paint with blood and wisdom I ponder in the mountains that stab the sky Hi above; A sky palace where the fountain flows And it knows that which I desire Like a mirror reflecting fire I conquer like no other and leave frozen paths behind So I may see the past shimmer upon crystal I create like no other and set fire in your mind So I may see you in the light This is might what you see An energy that is earned through will and tendency For I have burned to learn And spilled blood on my account relentlessly When death takes me into the star beds to slumber I have visions that would make you wonder The glories of life and death An illusionary tale of my fate That I beset before I came unto life For I make the unreal still for all to see As I linger amongst the spirits of reality I walk in the mountains and see the rivers flowing As do I give that which is essential through gravity Come hither at my rivers and drink from the cup of eternity Then you will see...
Inferno cast among the water My lost brother ride through the darkness Enter the realm of the heavy to glance the tower of symbols I knew I wouldn’t remember before I became To entertain the illusion of life and atomic space Now my chance to walk this plane and carve the mountains of my fate Look closely beyond these shapes and forms The portal leads to kingdoms far below Don’t look back with false eyes The sun on this side will make you go blind The memory withers a bright energy The unseen appearing as all things An enigma to the one who entered the womb To be born, breathe and wonder magic mirrors of cerebral thunder The alchemy of spirit is twisted and mysterious
Here in the absent abyss I spoke the words that sought desire To sit upon the throne of sacred numbers and stars I come into physical states to behold a humans’ weight It is through mortality I may appear If you listen closely you will surely hear Surreal melodies surrounding beings Auras to better see with clarity Clues lay abundant in the fabric of the land I lived here for so long I began to understand A lesson told to me by that of air Mother of great essence whisper into my ear I am born of you A wise man would not walk in one realm alone He follows in the path of the sun and the moon To be the wisdom of wisdoms great and profound Forever dancing in a vast illusion in a field of sound
Interlude 00:24
When do you see your fatal lies Driven by fear that will jeopardize? With wishes and hopes the people will slow They need not say for the wind will blow And how will we know when we've risen again? The power will flow from deep within The intention that is meant to be is the key to the greatest gates In light of it's place the darkness disgraced Then you free yourself from insanity Take what you know and dissolve your woe For it's presence hinders your strategies You endured the forces that bound you Now spread your wings to fly to freedom It's all around and no one will drown In my graced full reality Of infinite knowledge that cannot be desired We shatter the sky to breech the sun To look deep within the blinding light And let it be known we see as one I am the creator of life and I am the bringer of death Watch my hands open your fates then crush them into dust I come from the light and I do not weigh A seal of energy I cannot say I bare a spark in the eternal storm Wavering in a field of stardust form Do not bow before your gods You have dwelled in your past for far too long Now rise to the glory of your self incarnation And resonate in the eternal cosmic song Celestia divina I call for thee Celestia divina I will see Feel the presence of the cosmic force That glows inside your shaded mind That the light will bring with it darkness And that is what will leave you blind


Ft. Hannes Grossmann on drums (Alkaloid, Blotted Science, Ex-Obscura). A solo project from Canada, British Columbia, working with people from around the world to bring a new sound to the genre of metal. Album length = 45 minutes.

*Physical Copies are now available - $15.00 CAD + Shipping. Please email your address & order info to tannerrevak@hotmail.com


released June 2, 2015

All music and lyrics written and produced by Tanner Revak

Editing, mixing, and mastering at Woodshed Studio in Landshut, Germany By: V. Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon, Obscura, etc.)

Vocal Engineering By: Chris Holmes
Scott Thompson - MIDI sampling

Tanner Revak - Guitars/Programming
Hannes Grossmann - Drums (session)
Taylor Pottle - Vocals
NIkko Whitworth - Fretless Bass (session)

Album cover art - Roberto Alejandro Gonzalez

Ps. I am available to be commissioned for writing, arranging, and guest instruments (mostly specialized in orchestral).


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Gladius Sky Vernon, British Columbia

It took 4 years of writing, saving, and production, until I was able to produce something that I was truly proud of. I thank all who helped me achieve this milestone. This album features inspiring musicality, and top notch musicians.

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