The Midwinter Tapes

by Angel Sword

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Matthew Rukgaber It is really impressive that music so stripped down and straightforward could be so compelling. AngelSword's work reminds us that metal needs no gimmicks. Just good songs. And, channeling Lemmy Kilmister, the undying commitment to kicking ass. Favorite track: Break the Chains.
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Dreikatz Angel Sword play their own unique style, but imagine all the subtlety and drama Blue Öyster Cult were ever capable of delivering plus the raw filth of TANK (Algy Ward era that is). Now add to this the carefree, easy going timelessness of the BEST of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and throw in the fierce pathos of Robert E. Howard (or early Manowar) - voilà: Angel Sword!
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The Midwinter Tapes is a digital release for promotional use. It contains four songs that ended up on our first full-length album.


released January 31, 2015



Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.


Angel Sword Helsinki, Finland

Angel Sword worships the heavy metal gods of old, fallen into slumber decades ago and now angered by the polished plastic sound of modern metal. Prepare for a skull-crushing, vomit-inducing dose of real heavy metal!


Jerry Razors - Vocals, guitars
Lightning Mike -
Guitars, backing vocals
Eviltaker - Bass
St. Peter - Drums, backing vocals
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Track Name: Lords of Thunder
i'm in your nightmares
faster than you scream
a benzene rider
looking for an asphalt queen

don't seek redemption
don't seek the light
i just wanna start your engine
and speed into the night

you know who we are - yeah you know
you know who we are - yeah you know we are the

highway phantoms and
midnight stealers
stone cold rollers and
danger seekers


old chains cast aside
against the night as one we ride
gotta see your heaven torn asunder
we are the lords of thunder x 2

no one can hold us back
so don't even try
just stay in line
or kiss your ass goodbye

you know who we are - yeah you know
you know who we are - yeah you know we are the

highway riders and
midnight takers
stone cold fighters and
first class troublemakers


side by side
ten thousand strong tonight
stand together
ride forever
Track Name: Midnight Survivor
through fallen landscapes and ruins he rides
speeding hard into the night
in ionizing moonless light

we’ll never know from where he came
how he survived the yellow rain
and how he shines in delta rays


hey angel rider
i’m coming home to you
midnight survivor
you know we’re pulling through

shelter we sought, to no avail
all cities gone, all roads the same
buried in fallout the holy grail

maybe home is where i lay my bones
as radiation takes its toll
how dark and long the days have grown


i know one day you will return
to watch the whole world burn
and light a brand new dawn

only the brave and strong survive
to make it out alive
i know it won’t be long

Track Name: Heavy Metal Night
there’s thunder in the air tonight
like a lightning we will strike
can you feel the power in the dark?
like an arrow we are flying into your heart

in the sign of the metal cross


it’s all good, it’s alright
heavy metal binds us all tonight x 2

the time has come to sound the call
a transcendent power fills us all
there is no entry for the false tonight - no
raise your fist in the air if you saw the light

shine on heavy metal hearts

Track Name: Break the Chains
well there's a tyrant in heaven
they call it god
they all play by the rules
they say it's the law

heavy rebels at heaven's gates
all we need to do - is to break the chains

well we won't get down
on our knees to pray
there is slavery in heaven
but it ends today

hellfire at heaven's gates
all we need from you - is to break the chains


break the chains, break the chains
ascend to fight, it ends tonight, as we break the chains
break the chains, break the chains
with an iron will and an iron heart we will break the chains

we got heavy metal power
we're ready to rock
and god is trampled in heaven
when his slaves take off

spikes and leather at heaven's gates
by the force of metal - we break the chains

Repeat chorus