Traitor Or Savior [Single]

by Gotland

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New single of Gotland, released in 2016.
This will be part of the second, yet untitled, album of the band that will be released in 2017.

This single marks the way to a revolution of the sound of the band, with an evolution to a darker and more symphonic and epic black/pagan metal.

The lyrics are about the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest and it will be part of a concept album based on the life of Arminius, the German chieftain that defeated the Roman Empire.

lyrics

LYRICS:

Under the yoke of the Empire
I see my people treated like beasts
Under the power of the Eagles
I see my land conquered and subjugated
But I feel the will for revenge
Now I feel the will for freedom
I must try the impossible
To win over the never-defeated enemy

They want us joining their costumes
But we won't reject our traditions so easily
Our gods won't abandon us
Even Mars will not dare to set foot here

Waiting in the darkness in this moment of torture
Waiting in the darkness the right moment to strike
Will I be remembered as the traitor?
Or will I be remembered as their savior?

I must became a Roman myself
Under the command of Varus
From Irmin to Arminius
You will trust me 'till the end
('till the end)

They have the power of iron
But I have the power of surprise
They have the power of the Empire
But it is useless against the power of deceit

Prometto di essere fedele al Senato
E al popolo Romano!

Giuro di obbedire a Varo, di seguirlo ovunque egli mi conduca
Di non abbandonare mai le insegne, di non darmi alla fuga
Prometto di essere fedele al Senato
E al popolo Romano!

This mask of submission
Covers my instinct of rebellion
Behind this mask
My Germanic heart is still beating

Waiting in the darkness in this moment of torture
Waiting in the darkness the right moment to strike
Will I be remembered as the traitor?
Or will I be remembered as their savior?

credits

released June 20, 2016
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Gotland line-up that recorded "Adrianopoli" in 2015:

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

Gabriele "Hyde" Gilodi (session member - orchestrations)

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Music by EG Orkan
Lyrics by Irmin

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The song 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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Italic Black Metal from Italy since 2007

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