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ARC - "War of the Ring" (audio)

Through Sauron's veil

One red eye pierces through the darkened skies
The Nazgul fly through the air
Shadows stain like black sin polluted rain
All are forsaken by fear

Mithril flash
And orc skulls smashed
And bones are dashed to the ground
Within his tower, Sauron unleashes power
No sanctuary to be found

Ring forged in Mordor's fire
Ringwraiths shall find you
Bearer of Sauron's ring
In darkness he shall blind you

Balrog’s breath, Mithrandir's death
But his spirit shall rise
Witch King dies, corrupting where he lies
Light reborn to the skies

Mordor's might, like an ever seething night
Spills like blood from a vein
Free people soon, prepare to meet their doom
Fate tips the balance again

Ring forged in Mordor's fire
Ringwraiths shall find you
Bearer of Sauron's ring
In darkness he shall blind you

Blind you

Οι ARC είναι από εκείνες τις περιπτώσεις των (χιλιάδων) συγκροτημάτων που έδρασαν στην Βρετανία στις αρχές της δεκαετίας του ογδόντα εντασσόμενοι στο μουσικό ρεύμα του NWOBHM. Μπόρεσαν να κυκλοφορήσουν μόνο δύο singles, αν και το αποτύπωμά τους στην heavy metal μυθολογία πρόλαβαν να το αφήσουν. Πρόκειται για το (εμπνευσμένο από Tolkien) τραγούδι "War of the Ring". Φέτος κυκλοφόρησε η συλλογή "Raiders of the Lost Arc", η οποία περιλαμβάνει όλα τα δισκογραφήματα της μπάντας συν μπόλικα καλούδια...

Το τραγούδι των ARC "War of the Ring" από το album "Raiders of the Lost Arc"
Band: ARC
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: North Worcestershire, England
Formed in: 1978
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Tolkien
Years active: 1978-1982, 2007-present

Audio: "War of the Ring"
Album: "Raiders of the Lost Arc"
Type: Compilation
Release date: 2019
Label: High Roller Records
Format: 2CD, 2 12" vinyls
Limitation: 500 copies

Disc 1 - Track listing:
01. War of the Ring 04:14
02. Ice Cream Theme 05:28
03. Tribute (To Mike Hailwood) 03:45
04. For My Next Kick 03:43
05. Leviathan 03:57
06. War of the Ring (Original Version) 04:14
07. Arise 09:10
08. Hades 04:50
09. Turn On Your Love 03:16
10. Now Is the Hour 06:36
11. Illegitamus 04:59
12. In the Corner of a Foreign Field 06:16
13. Firebrand 04:56
14. Cyborg (Including drum solo) 06:13
15. Spirit Rider 05:50

Disc 2 - Track listing:
01. Climbing the Chain 03:52
02. Atlantis 07:04
03. You Really Got Me 02:41
04. H-Bomb Rock 05:05
05. Blue Skies 02:51
06. The Eyes of a Woman 04:47
07. It’s All Up to You 05:35
08. New Millennium 05:08
09. Never to Return 03:58
10. Shine On 02:21
11. Turn On Your Love 03:23
12. Obsession 04:12
13. Leviathan 04:05
14. Face to Face 05:11
15. Coming to You 03:31
16. Leviathan (live) 04:20
17. Never to Return (live) 04:07
18. Face to Face (live) 05:26

Band members:
Steve Gardiner - Guitars (rhythm) (tracks 7-17)
Martin Griffin - Bass (on Tracks 7-17)
Mike Whitbread - Guitars
Steve Potter - Bass (on Tracks 1, 2, 6)
Geoff Whitbread (R.I.P. 2019) - Drums
Phil Lynch - Guitars (on Tracks 1, 2, 6)
Dennis Paszkowec - Guitars (on Tracks 3, 4)
John Whitbread - Vocals, Bass (on Track 5)
Steve Slater - Bass (onTracks 3, 4, 18, 19)

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