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The latest concept album from UTA, released via Napalm Records.


released June 2, 2017


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Unleash The Archers Vancouver, British Columbia

Vocals: Brittney Slayes
Drums: Scott Buchanan
Guitar: Andrew Kingsley
Guitar: Grant Truesdell


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Track Name: Awakening
To look up into the night’s sky, to see the stars they are changed
To know a thousand years or more have passed, and I am the same
This mountain hollow that keeps me in a suffocating embrace
A prison and a safe haven, it’s always been this way

Lo, a new master calls me to awakening, I know this one brings the end
Far out beyond the darkness I’ve been living in it’s true, a whole new world awaits

Stellar constellations rise, lighting my way in the night
Once again revitalized, to roam; to never die

My path begins with the new dawn; a voice is calling my name
It always starts as whispering then manifests to a scream
I’m drawn to the creature that wakes me, bound to them by the curse
My soul exists only to serve, a covenant of birth

Fear not the task ahead there’s no escaping it, there’s no good nor evil here


Come to me, awakening
Follow my voice, come to me

Fear not the task ahead there’s no escaping it, there’s no good nor evil here

Track Name: Shadow Guide
I wander aimlessly still reeling from the change
Waiting for a sign or for a spectre that can guide me on my way
Often times a watcher waits for me
My days are passing under skies I cannot read

Until a silhouette wings silently above
Circling the road ahead and giving me the sense that he’s the one
A falcon cries, echoing inside of me and ushering the tide

Finally you found me

Shadow guide, you lead me to horror
Shadow guide, you harbour destiny

Nowhere to hide, dark wings enfolding over me
I can’t escape, I can’t defeat, shadow guide

Though I know you navigate me to the chains of the one who’ll use me to do wrong
I can’t help but follow your wake

Track Name: The Matriarch
Come gather round the fire I’ll tell you all a tale
The day she came to power our lives forever changed
Never before a darkness like this have we seen
No end to suffering, all hail our mighty queen

There’s no hiding from her, she sees everything
Rules with the iron fist, you know she is

The Matriarch
She’ll eat your heart

I’ve heard it said that she can melt you with her eyes
And out her fingers spits a burning liquid fire
Without a single word you’ll fall under her spell
And rip yourself apart with your bare hands while marching to her bell

There’s no rising above, she drowns everything
Freedom doesn’t exist, you can’t resist

The Matriarch
You won’t get far

Oh she brings nightmares to life, the foul most twisted kind
And when you beg to die, she glorifies

The Matriarch
The Matriarch
Track Name: Cleanse The Bloodlines
Here you are, you’ve finally come
You’re mine, at last! I’ve waited so long
Listen well, this is why you are here
I need you to find my sons

Journey wide they’re spread across the land
They will hide they know what I plan
My sons were born for one purpose only
Their blood my elixir of life

Return them alive, I’ll kill them myself
I’ll open their throats and drink from their skulls
The ritual is very precise
Bring them to me before the planets align

The altars wait in silence, an effigy
Soon their purpose divined
Blood will run as rivers upon them
The time has come to

Cleanse the bloodlines, free me from the clutch of
Death incarnate, my reign must never end

Unearth my descendants, find them and bring them to me
Feed my insatiable lust for blood

I can give what you’ve longed for your whole life
Freedom from this earthly tie
Know this in your heart of hearts
Betray me and spend eternity as mine

Track Name: The Coward's Way
So now it has begun, seems easy enough
I haven’t to go far away to find the eldest son
He cannot hide from me; his friends won’t shield him now
It doesn’t matter who you are your tower’s coming down

Your ruin has arrived, politician’s lives are like the tide
You had to know that I would come for you
Hear the Matriarch, she needs your heart, you know it’s true

Fallen from on high, forsaken lies
You can’t resist the chance to beg and scream
Out for mercy, I’ll drag you out
The coward’s way, down on your knees

Don’t bother with the scheme, there’s no beguiling me
You’re just another job that’s to be done before I’m free
Your time is at an end, enough with bargaining
Your seat of power is vacated for someone else

To hide the truth away,
To take all that there is, to never give, you’re all the same


Down on your knees, I’ll drag you out

Fallen from on high, forsaken lies
You can’t resist the chance to beg and scream
Out for mercy, I’ll drag you out
The coward’s way
Forfeit all you own, abandon hope
She’s called you back; the altar waits for you
No time to waste, you cry in vain
I won’t let you go; fight me no more
Track Name: False Walls
To the south there’s a city, ruled by a serpent-tongue
Spinning his lies and tales, blinding everyone
When I come to end this tyrant, he spouts words of silken twine
Winding me in vapours, mystifying, clouding up my mind

Then I recall words of warning said by my master
Never allow for his enchantments to penetrate
Know his weakness is my strength; overcome this haze

Overlord your reign is at an end
Your false walls are crumbling within
Oppressor your spell has come undone
Defy no more, imposter, overlord

Once I see through the veil he has conjured out of dust
Trapping his followers in a world they cannot trust
Like a curtain hangs his doctrine, enslaving all who hear
I must destroy this web, free the people, alleviate their fear

As though a fog has been lifted, cries echo around us
And like his brother before him I feel no remorse
He will lie upon the altar, a well-deserving course


You conjure your false walls
Imposter, you surround us
Your serpent tongue is enslaving everyone
Oppressor, overlord
Your doctrine, just vapours
Your lies are leading the lost
I will end you here
Track Name: Ten Thousand Against One
Ten thousand against one…

Misty fields before me; forces assembled here still wander in their dreams
Bloodshed forthcoming with the dawn, a burning horizon beyond

I have arrived, time for war
Gather your shields and your swords
Try as you might to defeat me
I come as the wind, laying to waste all who dare stand in my way
Why risk your lives when there’s only one I need

He’s using you so he can live
Where is the honour in this?
It’s needless to die, I won’t stop until I win
End all the cowardice now!
Boy, I know you’re there, you hide behind a wall of men
Your army, it cannot defend if you won’t lead them

Ten thousand against one
They will rise, ten thousand against one
I’ll stand my ground, ten thousand against one

See the spirits lifting, drifting upon the wind, their bodies left behind
Echoing screams still remain heavy on the breeze, and whisper through the trees

Silence, follows me
A thousand voices calling
My name, Immortal
You can’t run from your fate

Track Name: Earth And Ashes
Calling out
I’m haunted again
The consequences far beyond repair

I know he’s waiting for me, I can feel him watching
The sound is deafening, begging me to walk the other way
But I cannot show mercy, no matter how deserving
There’s no controlling fate, he was made to die for nothing

Let it go, no hesitating
Take him home, no point crying
He’s no wasted life; open your eyes

Earth and ashes, when I’m gone will still remain
Fear not forever, I will wander once again

He takes me out to the hills, we’re like old friends walking
But it’s a charade, both of us know there’s no other way
All despite what I’m feeling, he’s such a wise companion
But I’m just wasting time, he will die

He’s no wasted life; open your eyes

And I know you’ve come to take me home
I can’t pretend that I want to go
But I know that death it comes for everyone of us
And I’ve lived a worthy life with no remorse

Track Name: Call Me Immortal
Despite the promise made to me to let my soul be free
Revealing upon my return intentions to betray
Yet all the same the fact remains I knew it was a lie
In all these years I’ve learned to hope is no way to survive

The ritual completed now she has what she demands
And I’m just another pawn for her to do as she commands

Now I return to the mountain keep
Slumber again for eternity
Call me Immortal

The world no longer my concern I wander home in peace
No sense at all in lingering, my chamber calls to me
If ever I was done with life; this last one caused me pain
And here I thought I had control of everything

The future hovers on the edge in the hands of one insane
My power is the tipping point and now she knows my name

Track Name: Apex
Hello mountain, remember me
Child of your womb
I return from a perilous place
To the warmth of your hollow
Embrace me
Steady giant, monolith
Lend me your heart
I am weakened again, tired
Mend my scars

As your power, it sinks into me
Your roots take their hold
My body as one with the earth
My blood as the stone
The mountain, my home

Heavy walls enclose me; cover me in endless warmth
And now the dreams will come
Lucid freedom takes me, to a world no longer run by the laws of relativity

Fly out beyond the stars, where the wind takes me
Away and leads me through the dark, defying gravity

Can you follow me? Follow me to apex

Through a meadow running, feel the sun upon my face
And the air in intoxicates
Rushing like a river, toward a waterfall that takes me out beyond reality

Away, you lead me through the dark, defying gravity


Brother mountain, now we sleep
For a thousand years
I will see you again
Something is coming…
Coming for me…

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