The Vermilion King

by Empirine

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The fifth EP by Empirine.
Written by Alexander Edlund and Robin Brinck
Vocals / Guitar: Robin Brinck
Keys / Growl / Drums: Alexander Edlund
Engineered and edited by Alexander Edlund
Recorded in Sundsvall, Sweden, by Alexander Edlund and Robin Brinck
Album art by Alexander Edlund and Robin Brinck

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released November 20, 2015

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Empirine Sweden

Empirine – an experimental metal duo from Sweden.
Members: Robin Brinck and Alexander Edlund.

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Track Name: The Conjurer
The Conjurer

The custodian of time and space
must push through death's embrace
In this endless night where only
the beams provide a guiding light

The transgression of gods
allows for a new reality
The king has taken his place
in the tower of obsidian glass

Alone he must face the king of dismay
Preserver of light, you must find your way

Follow the conjurer in black
He may know what lies ahead
Already too late to pull back
A faint hope to not get misled

Alone he must face the king of dismay
Preserver of light, you must find your way

Alone he must face the king of dismay
Preserver of light, you must find your way

The dark wanderer waits
beyond the mountain
A great sacrifice to
reach the dark tower

His cards tell the truth
- death, but not for you

His cards tell the truth
- death, but not for you
Track Name: Through the Gateways
Through the Gateways

Find them, draw the three
Walk through the gateways

Life went by in the blink of an eye
Awakened from the promise of sleep
The great confrontation draws nigh
in this world no one hears him weep

Forces older than time
beneath the roaring waves
Creatures covered in grime
risen from their ocean graves

Journey through the gateways
A vision of endless space
The splinters of reality decays
as the cosmos falls from grace

Find them, draw the three
Overcome the discordance

An eternal peregrination
through the veil of death
In this fissured creation
they draw their last breath

Journey through the gateways
A vision of endless space
The splinters of reality decays
as the cosmos falls from grace

Through the gateways
A vision of endless space
The splinters of reality decays
as the cosmos falls from grace

Find them, draw the three
Walk through the gateways

Find them, draw the three
Walk through the gateways
Track Name: ... And the Rose Sang
... And the Rose Sang

No time for interspection
Prepare for the infection

Suddenly a revelation ablaze
as the sound of a choir rang
A hint of light in this maze
... and the rose sang

Embrace this reality
in this state of duality
where the red king reigns

Time flows in one direction
What he seeks is imperfection
as the nexus of time crumbles

Blossom as fierce as the sky
Vermilion as a bloody fang
A phantasm that will unify
... and the rose sang

Take a rest in the arms of creation
or walk the road to vindication

Embrace this reality
in this state of duality

Embrace this reality
in this state of duality

Hear the rose
Feel the wind
Breathe the divine
See through the keyhole
Track Name: Follow the Radiance
Follow the Radiance

The sign clear in the sky
We must challenge the watcher
This is our rallying cry
to follow the radiance

Transgress the world beneath the world
Exceed time beyond time

Puzzling impossiblities
within this emerald mirage
A web of hostilities
against my entourage

The warlock lunge to attack
Moving fast, hard to keep track
You will not makes us go back
Suddenly gunsmoke, ivory black

A gaping hole in the wizard's shawl
The once mighty began to crawl
The man he hated
in a world that he desecrated

Nothing stands in our way
Follow the radiance
No one, no one stands in our way
Follow the radiance

Nothing stands in our way
Follow the radiance
No one, no one stands in our way
Follow the radiance

Transgress the world beneath the world
Exceed time beyond time
Crush the keystone of this existance
Exceed time beyond time
Track Name: The Vermilion King
The Vermilion King

Upon his dark throne
lingers the ruler of demise
Observing worlds of stone
with his vermilion eyes

Seething with impenitence
pulling the threads of life
A languid symphony without sense
as realities are riven by strife

In the land of the blind
the one-eyed man is king

Pulling against the pattern
Reshape the strands of time
Life is not enough
The fabric of creation will burn

Pulling against the pattern
Reshape the strands of time
Life is not enough
The fabric of creation will burn

Multitudes of worlds
bow to his eternal will
The ubiquitous signs unfurls
while his burning eyes kill

With a stroke of the brush
the monarch was no more
Cast from his vessel of flesh
to fall into eternal oblivion

Climb the steps of the tower
as quivering memories resurface
A fragment of hope remains
that the curse can be broken

Pulling against the pattern
Reshape the strands of time
Life is not enough
The fabric of creation will burn

Pulling against the pattern
Reshape the strands of time
Life is not enough
The fabric of creation will burn
Track Name: Reborn
Reborn

Memories will fade
Just don't be afraid

The journey begins once again
Walk into the arcane
Through hardship and disdain
strength he must attain

New hope dawns on mankind
Reborn with an unconfined mind

Memories will fade
Just don't be afraid

The relic gently swayed
His destiny conveyed

Back where the hunt began
Walk the path less travelled
Hope for a twist of fate
His goal will be unraveled

New hope dawns on mankind
Reborn with an unconfined mind

New hope dawns on mankind
Reborn with an unconfined mind