Gloria Et Morte

by Gotland

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The first full-length album of Gotland, "Gloria Et Morte" is out now!
"Gloria Et Morte" consists of ten tracks (plus a bonus track) of pure Italic Black Metal, a pagan metal drenched in black, death metal, with epic, folk and symphonic influences.
The lyrics are about different events in the history of Italy, focusing especially on the clash between the Barbarians and the Roman Empire.

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released February 15, 2014

Gotland line-up that recorded "Gloria Et Morte" in 2014:

Víðarr (vocals);
EG Orkan (lead guitar and orchestrations);
Arnbjörn (rhythm guitar and backing vocals);
Var (bass);
Hoskuld (drums and orchestrations)

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The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Alarm Studio (www.alarmstudiorec.it) of Alessio Sogno, in Turin. The production is by the band Gotland.

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Track Name: Proelium Aeternus - Intro
Instrumental
Track Name: Courage To Die
My hands tremble, the freezing wind on my dark face
The ship is smashed up and down shaken by the violent waves
Rough comrade in arms smile at death
Knowing that they'll take at least one enemy with them

The horns sound for the umpteenth time
Maybe today is the day of my death
Praying to the gods we dash into battlefield
I ask for my prayers to be granted

Let mine be a glorious death
My eyes have seen much war
Free me from all these thoughts
Open the doors to the reign of the victorious

With my sword, one more time I will hit my enemy
I will be a bold and proud warrior and the scalds will sing my deeds

Where nothing is reality anymore
And every earthly concern will vanish
When the courage will lack, my thought will be for destiny
That awaits me in the dwelling of gods

With my sword, one more time I will hit my enemy
I will be a bold and proud warrior and the scalds will sing my deeds

Will the Gods understand me?
Beyond the earthly conception
I have taken the breath of many men
And made their souls leave this world

In the motion of the waves I try to look into the deep

Observing the obscurity
I donate it my thoughts my desires
My hands have been covered with blood
Gods listen to me

Courage to die!
Gods! Courage to die!
Track Name: A New Reign
Descending to the South with the hope
Of creating a new reign
In those warm and rich lands
That used to belong to the Oriental people
Now the new realm
divided up by the lords of the North!

Beyond the sea is an island in Arabian hands
The Emirs weaken their power fighting each other,
leading their own troops, two brothers with a few men
Are about to conquer it.

Brother, follow me towards victory!
United in battle, we will conquer this island!
Town after town... They will fall in our hands!
Brother, follow me towards victory!

Proceed, my men!
Don't fear the enemy!
Be ready to charge!
Charge!

Brother, follow me towards victory!
United in battle, we will conquer this island!
Town after town... They will fall in our hands!
Brother, follow me towards victory!

Disembark with violence
They'll besiege the strongholds
Thirty years of bloody war wait for them
Cities will surrender to the new invader

Goblets! Up!
Drink to ... our triumph!
Goblets! Up!
Drink to ... our triumph!

With confidence and tolerance
They'll reign for over a century
Loyalty to the new lords of the reign

The island will flourish

Goblets! Up!
Drink to ... our triumph!
Goblets! Up!
Drink to ... our triumph!

The new reign is born
Bringing these lands
Back to freedom
The new reign is born

Goblets! Up!
Drink to ... our triumph!
Goblets! Up!
Drink to ... our triumph!
Track Name: Adrianopoli
A hated man has to claw back his name
The glory won't be prorated
The emperor's legions were already stride
Firm and prepared man were setting the fight

Fight for fame! For the glory of Rome!
Fight for fame! For the East Empire!
Defend your land from barbaric aggressor!
The legions of Rome will triumph!

A big cloud of dust ascends from their way
A choir of scary screams rises
A rain of arrows relapse on the circle
The dry grass burns, provoke an acrid smoke

Struggle for freedom! (Struggle for freedom!)
We won't live anymore as slaves!
Clashing to conquer a position in this huge Empire!

Tension rises while the sun begins to descend
Immense cavalry ambush crippled horses
And disorder of men
Vain are the ways to escape
Veterans ready to sell their life
Run away the generals in the prey of loss
Fall the souls more perseverant


The Emperor mysteriously slaughtered
Darkness helps fugitives
The breakdown is always more imminent

The fading of the glorious Empire
Can be forseen at the horizon
The known world will change in appearance
Track Name: Guta Saga
Ffa var Gutland so eluist,
Et ffet dagum sank ok natum var uppi.
En ffann maffr quam fürsti eldi
A land, ok siffan sank ffet aldri.

Guta saga!
Guta saga!

So sum ffrir ormar varin
Slungnir samam i barmi hennar,
Ok ffütti henni sum
ffair skriffin ür barmi hennar.

Alt ir baugum bundit.
Boland al ffitta varffa,
Ok faum ffria süni aiga.

Guti al Gutland aiga,
Graipr al annar haita,
Ok Gunfiaun ffriffi.

Siffan af ffissum
Ffrim aukaffis
Fulk i Gutlandi
So mikit um langan tima,
Et land elpti ffaim ai alla füffa.
Ffa lutaffu ffair bort af landi huert
Ffriffia ffiauff,
So et alt skuldu ffair aiga ok
Miff sir bort hafa sum
Ffair ufan iorffar attu.

Alt ir baugum bundit.
Boland al ffitta varffa,
Ok faum ffria süni aiga.

Guti al Gutland aiga,
Graipr al annar haita,
Ok Gunfiaun ffriffi.
Track Name: Gloria Et Morte
La terra trema
I destrieri cavalcano all'orizzonte caricando giù dall'altura
Gli strali oscurano il cielo

Gli arcieri in fuga dietro le linee
Dinnanzi il muro di scudi saldo inerte attende lo scontro
I lancieri conficcano le lance nel terreno

Il tempo si ferma
Un sospiro, il sangue comincia a scorrere

I cavalieri scaraventati a terra inizian la furiosa battaglia
Ai pari di coloro privi di corsiero
Che della mischia ne fanno il loro mestiere

Pensieri fulminei, niente ragione
Tutto compiuto in un momento
Il buio, la luce
Negl'occhi svanisce
Mors tua, vita mea
(Mors tua, vita mea)
Il buio, la luce
Negl'occhi svanisce
Mors tua, vita mea
(Mors tua, vita mea)

Pensieri fulminei, niente ragione
Tutto finito

Il forte clangore delle spade
Gli arti spezzati dai colpi d'ascia
Le urla per farsi coraggio
Spaventare il nemico

La fierezza nel lottare che carica le menti e il cuore
La vittoria è vicina
La vendetta per l'onore




Sgozzando, macellando con estrema violenza
Esseri per lui ormai inutili
Nemmeno più degni di esser schiavi
Nessuna pietà
Il cielo si fa più oscuro

Mors tua, vita mea
Track Name: Heroic Eternity
Leaving behind an island
That doesn't offers shelter to each one
Every third man will abandon their own lands and plow the seas
Fighting against monsters that dwell the waters
Dragons fly breaking down the waves
Strongly raise the sails that our brave
Soul gives us courage

From the mouth of the Vistula
Migrating to south will discover new lands
To which they'll give a name
To which they'll give a name

Gotland! The meeting and the fusion of civilizations
Gotland! And now in the veins flows the blood of the north
Gotland! The meeting and the fusion of civilizations
Gotland! And now in the veins flows the blood of the north

From the cold fjord and the floated moors by snow
To the Hellenes lands to the warm seas of the south

Once again by the new moon
Without knowing what is waiting for them
Beyond the horizon crossed the sea

They'll meet peace by the borders of the great empire
Appearing barbarians to the civilized people's eyes
Hanging cutted limbs to the branches of trees
So that the god of war could see them and be pleased of it
The Empire doesn't open its doors
They could be part of it only as servants
The audacity to challenge the power and magnificence of Rome
Sometimes it's hard to win against who have already lost

Gotland! The meeting and the fusion of civilizations
Gotland! And now in the veins flows the blood of the north
Gotland! The meeting and the fusion of civilizations
Gotland! And now in the veins flows the blood of the north


The pride of owning the most epic origins
Who can celebrate them?
The one who stayed in his north homeland?
Or the one, struggling against misfortune
And by the favor of the gods whished for new reigns?
For ages they'll reign in Hispanic and Italic lands
In looking for a legendary and noble identity
Progenies from a heroic lineage that gives eternity
Track Name: Slaves Ov The Empire
Born as a prisoner ov the great empire
Unfair and dominated by greed
Getting favor from its people in the bloodbath of the arenas

The screaming and enraptured crowd
The end is grimmer
Cheering towards the leader
That makes Rome so great

His lineage rich of history his descended ancestors
Bravely on the battlefield defeated looking for freedom

Uri, vinciri, verberari, ferroque necari!

In the arena will try to prove my courage
One day I'll have back in my hands
The Rudis for the last time
Quit fighting was coward when you are already defeated

Dust and daze
Gladius in the hands
The glory is waiting for them

Death by popular acclamation
Many times celebrated
Trained to regale
(Trained to regale)
The glory is waiting for them

BellĀte
Morituri

Wild and angry beasts with sharp teeth
Violently massacred the net wraps
The warrior of fire that defends himself by a hammer
But like Neptune he pierces him with his trident

They fight by staging
The bloody clash symbol of the greatness of the empire

Uri, vinciri, verberari, ferroque necari
Track Name: Tenebrae In Urbe
Roma Aeterna
Illa terram irrigatum erat a sanguine barbarorum
Erat scaenam victoriae de magnum imperium

O disperdĭtis tempus cum vestris deus
Nos protegamus deum paganorum

Dei non hăbent plus vocem
Oh magister militum
Arduus munus de nefasti auspicii
In manibus tuis fatum Urbe

Dei non hăbent plus vocem
Oh magister militum
Arduus munus de nefasti auspicii
In manibus tuis fatum Urbe

Fax iăce in terra
Non inclīnat voluntatem barbarorum

Honores et ornatūs pro longos saetas
Ad eos qui curat de vitam imperii?


O ductŏr Romae
Conquīras hastas et scutos lateri tuo

Altūs montes transentur antequam cădit nivem
Incŭrsus assiduus hostis

Sicut pūgĭo dēmergat in mollem carnem
Antequam ille pōtet prōtěgētur
Divitias infinitas centri humanitatis
Roma Aeterna
Track Name: From Ashes To A New Era - Outro
Instrumental
Track Name: The SpiritLord (Windir cover) - Bonus Track
It is he who holds the power
It is he who reflects the will
It is he who reigns the masses
It is he who urges to win
It is he who lights the fire
It is he who controls the flame
It is he who breeds hatred
It is he who withstands pain

The endless gap between servant and lord will grow stronger within us all

It is he who decides the course
It is he who takes the step
It is he who moves forward
It is he who worship himself

The endless gap between servant and lord will grow stronger within us all

From order raises chaos,
In chaos there is progression,
In the ruins of man's ashes,
Sprouts the resurrection,
A dark narcissistic dimension,
A new world to come,
The end of civiliasation,
The arrival of the Spiritlord

A dark narcissistic dimension,
A new world to come,
The end of civiliasation,
The arrival of the Spiritlord

It is he who lights the fire
It is he who controls the flame
It is he who breeds hatred
It is he who withstands pain

Altered perception a moral decay,
A feast for the vultures circling over their prey,
No care for others an individual war,
Where you are enslaved or become the Spiritlord

Altered perception a moral decay,
A feast for the vultures circling over their prey,
No care for others an individual war,
Where you are enslaved or become the Spiritlord