Headless (Single)

by Oak, Ash, and Thorn

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Here's the promotional single for our long-delayed, finally-almost-completely-finished debut full-length, May Every Altar Linger: Pts. I & II. We expect to have it done, mixed, mastered, pressed, packaged, and into yer grubby mitts by mid-December of 2015.

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released September 4, 2015

Oak, Ash & Thorn is:

Adam Armstrong - Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Casey Hill - Lead/Rhythm Guitars
Dylan Loving - Bass
Cierra White - Drums

Bass on "Headless" by Jade Cooley
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All music by Oak, Ash & Thorn, 2013-2015, with contributions from Nate Periat

All lyrics by Adam Armstrong, 2013-2015

"Headless" was recorded and mixed by Taylor Hahn at Hahn Audio, May-August, 2015, Denver, Colorado

"Headless" was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, Inc., September, 2015, New Windsor, New York

Thanks:

Taylor Hahn and Tyler at Hahn Audio, Alan Douches and West West Side Music, Nate Periat, Tony and Brutal Disorder Designs (for the logo and artwork), Wyl Collins at Phoenix Ink (for the shirt printing), Julia DiVerdi (for the album art), Patricia Mundy (for the periodic financial assistance), Jonah (for being Jonah), Panda, River, Martin, and Morbid Asphyxiation, Josh and Vacant Throne, Rob, Laz, and Ancient WInd, Josh and Horde of Draugar, Isaac and Wayfarer, John, JD, and Wyvern Spire, Mikey, Nick, and Solarfall, Amanda and Zorakerer, Tyler and Xoth, Tim and Endlight, and last, but by no means least, all of our families, friends, and fans.

Keep the hearthfires burning!

R.I.P. Leham Ward: 12/12/1988 - 6/3/2015

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Oak, Ash, and Thorn Fort Collins, Colorado

Oak, Ash and Thorn began in late 2012 when pagan metallurgists Adam Armstrong (vocals/guitars) and Nate Periat (guitars) electrified their acoustic folk project; drummer Cierra White and guitarist Casey Hill joined soon thereafter. Periat departed in early 2014 and was replaced by bassist Jade Valkyrie.

Influences: Týr, European folk music, Primordial, Iced Earth, Immortal, Type O Negative.
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Track Name: Headless
Verse:
Hear and take heed:
a folk malign,
a folk baleful and crude
(what touched is consumed).

Rubbing their hands
in greed and hunger
for this thing alone:
a full-scale reduction to bone.

Look as they flee:
their gait and their mien
betraying
what had e'er been foreseen.

Sickened since birth,
a multitude of stooping swine
without merit for worth.


Chorus:
Fools are they we name
Headless:
they fall at our feet.

"Tyrants!" they so cry,
Headless:
comeuppance complete.

They crawl through their grime,
Headless:
we'll know not defeat.

Again, yea, hear their name:

Headless


Verse:
Oppulence, this?
Is this how you name your
spoils bellicose
won from afar?

("One thousand more,
just two ten thousands more..."
hissed the outlander
oe'r the two forks of his tongue.)

Hear and take heed:
a folk malign,
a folk baleful and crude
(what touched is consumed).

Rubbing their hands
for this thing alone:
a full-scale reduction in bone.


Chorus


A people pushed too far
shall not balk at the Southern star's
beckoning.

A clan with roots so old
shall not flee with a simple threat of
reckoning.