Witch​-​Heart

by Arcane Ritual

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The album releases digitally worldwide on March 1, 2019.
For any business/label/distribution/promotion inquiries and any more info please email us at info@arcaneritual.net
Our website: www.arcaneritual.net

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released March 1, 2019

Arcane Ritual is:
Teresa Camp - Voice
Jarek Tatarek - Music

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Arcane Ritual San Francisco, California

Hailing from the SF Bay Area, home of metal titans like Metallica and Testament, Arcane Ritual is a new breed of gothic metal with elements of melodic thrash and doom. The band has released a video for ‘Entwined in Starlight’ in Dec, 2016, an EP ‘Enemy of the State’, as well as single "Angel" in 2017. The debit album "Witch-Heart" will release early in 2019. Details TBA. ... more

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Track Name: Witch-Heart
Witch-Heart

As I uncover
each layer within this bounded flesh
I find a mystery waiting
To walk my own path
I must discover the demons
bound unto me, many lifetimes

I feel the beating of my heart
the place where I must start
so dwells my heartache and pain
Into the fire where I walk
the ancestors who talk to
me of ageless wisdom.

-Chorus-
Mother I hear you I’ll answer the call
Vigilant priestess till death and beyond

Still I go deeper
this work can last many lifetimes
intuition guides my heart true
The circle casting
I feel the wind in my hair
the earth beneath & water flowing

I feel the fire burn within,
destroying every notion of
detachment & sin
And there is no more room to doubt
the knowledge that was lost
It still resides within us

-Chorus-

In this place where we stand
the tortured sky, the world of man
For those before & those to come,
we invoke your ancient wisdom
Life the veil laid on our race
the hatred, the lies & the disgrace
Blessed be...
Track Name: The Last Saviour
The Last Savior

Last warning, the last goodbye
It’s the last dance of your life
Last great hope, the last great lie
In the temple of deceit
He who heeds the good book
Pious hatred as his right
The last savior will spare his soul
In the last days of all life

-Chorus-
Walls build on faith
A prison of the blind
Self righteous chains
Hypocrisy & false morality
Breaking their minds

Holiest unholy
Twisted religions
Promise life eternal
A Lie!!!!!

Last sunset, the last sunrise
It’s the end of fucking days
A tragedy, catastrophe
Oh you better mend your wicked ways
Last in line, the last in time
Will the prophecy ever change?
How many times can one cry wolf
Until there’s hell to pay?

-Chorus-

Holding our world hostage
In the dogma cage
Feeding on our sorrow
Our cries

Last days come and last days go
Here we are still alive and so
It seems that the apocalypse
Is a fairytale, a show
Last savior who never comes
But never really goes
Time to admit once and for all
That the emperor has no clothes

-Chorus-

Innocence once stolen
Give way to guilt and shame
Holy war eternal
We die
Track Name: Shifting Perception
Shifting Perception

I see the madness in your eyes
I’ve been through what you suffer
But I get the feeling that tonight
You could start over

Forget the past, let go of the struggle
Ditch this illusion, for a new level
Life beyond meaning, into the darkness
Shifting Perception

-Chorus-
A reality awaits you there
Beyond everything you might want to know

This world will bring you to your knees
You’ll feel defeat and sorrow
But I see the strength to carry
And rise tomorrow

Don’t let the wounds and words of another
Keep you from unlocking every wonder
Waiting for you, don’t give up your passion
Shifting Perception

-Chorus-

I see the possibilities
That lie beyond your struggle
Forget all that you think you know
You must start over

Breaking the silence, speaking your own truth
Seek deeper meaning, always demand proof
Don’t let your logic, fall by the wayside
Shifting Perception

-Chorus-
Track Name: Elemental Flames
Elemental Flames

Silence falls over me
A rush, the fire ignites
Holding eternity
Beneath an endless sky

-Chorus-
Secrets kept are
Now revealed to me as I
Move with elemental flames
The flow of life
And death are clear to me at once
I lose my sense of time and space

Slipping further into this trance
Of smoke and flame
Like a Phoenix the fire
Bestows new life to me

-Chorus-

With the flickering heat
The pulse of my heartbeat
Burns away earthy thoughts
Revealing fractal dreams

-Chorus-
Track Name: The Storm
The Storm

Strange old winds
Blowing now
Feel the pressure
Start to mount
Approaching shift
Provoking the heartache
And the hopelessness I feel

-Chrous-
When the storm begins to grow
Thunder shakes my suffering
Down into the broken ground
To flood me through

Raging gusts of anger
Followed by the crippling fear
Waiting for something
To weather this downpour
Calm the tempest that has taken me

Battering down all my walls
Free me from this sorrow
Destruction paving the path
To a new beginning

Drop by drop
The rain comes down
Fills me up
So I might drown
The inner shame
That threatens my solace
The enlightenment I seek

-Chorus-

Savage are my thoughts now
As the lightning cracks the sky
Waiting for something
Raging, pure emotion
Time to cleanse the doubts that
Hold me back

-Chorus-

Daybreak brings the silence
Calm now washes over me
Waiting for something
No more, I survived this
And now I am stronger than before

Battering down all my walls
Free to build something new
From the ruins, tears of the past
Grow new seeds, the future
Track Name: Too Little, Too Late
Too Little, Too Late

Insanity and suffering
Just how much more pain will
Us humans bring upon the world
Without necessity?
It is time to set your mind free

The end is nigh
And the children cry
Just how long will we turn a
Blind eye
Murder and rape
While villains escape
And the planet dies
Listen to the voice inside

-Chorus-
Don’t let a single chance slip by
To build your dreams and do what’s right

Too little, too late
Too little, too late
You don’t wanna wait
Don’t take the bait
You make your fate
Don’t fucking wait
Until it’s too little, too late

Too little, too late
Too little, too late
Your regret won’t wait
Too little, too late
Too little, too late
Not more time to wait...it could be too late

Broken homes & tyranny
Is this truly the best we can be?
There’s something sick
Something truly wrong
And each of us must rewrite
This old song

To see the change
We must be the change
& the programmed thoughts we have
Must be rearranged
This is no lie
No fucking fantasy
It’s our world and it can be what
We choose to be

-Chorus-

I know you feel this anxiety
And it eats at you because
Deep down you know
The truth of it
That reality is more than we see
The boiling point has been reached

Cause all it takes
Is for you to break
From the construct that has been sold
It’s all a fake
It’s time to rise
See through the disguise
Can you visualize
Watching a corrupt world die?

-Chorus-
Track Name: Make Believe
MAKE BELIEVE

I feel the sun & the sounds of laughter
Happy ever after
And on that day all that lie before me
My greatest story still

But the stories unfold
It never goes how they told you
& when your castle comes crumbling down
You realize that it’s all been make believe

You keep telling stories but I know
Won’t play your make believe game as I go

They say when you grow
That make believe has to go
But what they forget to tell you
Is in the ‘real’ world they make believe too

I see people pretending they know
Won’t play that make believe game as I go

I feel my heart beating deep inside me
Could new life be there?
The thought of love, someone to grow beside me
Enchanted fairytale

And then that fateful day comes
They say “so sorry, nothing to be done”
And if I thought this I could foresee
I’d say all that’s left now is to make believe

You might say it’s all right but I know
Won’t play those make believe games as I go
Track Name: Sea Of Darkness
Sea of Darkness

I am your darkness
I’m your shadow twin
Sailing under the dark skies
On the edge of reason
Angels and Demons
Fighting to get at you
& the changing tides
Carry you far away

-Chorus-
In all you say & all you do- find me
I want you to
The darkest waters are so cold
I just want you

Here I bear witness
To the course you take
Will you find a way through
Fear & guilt & shame
You must choose wisely
Listen for whispers in the breeze
To navigate the ever changing seas

-Chorus-

The storm approaches
Ravaging the light
Only with steadfast courage
Can you win this fight
& when the clouds break
Victory in facing fear
& the lessons learned
Bring you home safe in the end

-Chorus-

In all you are shadow & light
You’ll find me there when the time is right
The deepest depths somewhere below
The sea of darkness will bring you home
Track Name: The Long Good Bye
The Long Good Bye

The memories of my heart
Passages of time
Details growing dark
But you’re always on my mind

And you become an empty spectre
Right before my eyes
And I know it’s wrong to wish your ending
But this just isn’t living

And I wonder, I do
Where you really are?
The person I knew
Are you trapped somewhere?

And I’ve become so terrified
There’s no light in your eyes
And I know it’s wrong to fear the future
But is this what’s in store for me?

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