1. Intro Welicoruss 1:11
  2. Bridge Of Hope Welicoruss 3:59
  3. Kharnha Welicoruss 6:22
  4. Dolmen Welicoruss 6:36
  5. Kharnha (Orchestra version) Welicoruss 6:00

About

Welicoruss delivers an intense, dark, and mystical sound that succeeds in uniting contemporary metal with the distant mythological past of their ancestors. Their music recreates the solemn and sunless atmosphere of Old Rus’, and expressing their personal perception of the Ancient Northern Rus’ Spirit through their lyrics. Devoted to their pagan heritage, the band’s compositions reflect their admiration of Nature and the search for the hidden powers that rule the Universe.

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Lyrics

Bridge Of Hope

(Alexey Boganov/Anastasia Kriger) Translation from Russian

The sunset stains the white sea.
An ebbing gaze of fading life.
Light is fading and the grey haze,
Creeps like a serpent into people’s hearts

Bridges are burning, temples are being ruined,
The war is heating hearts.
And our world – like the tiny fragile house,
Will be razed to the ground.

Sparks have been extinguished, and war rages on,
And it seems like the world has collapsed on us.
And the fine thread that gives us a vision,
Is like a bridge of hope over the abyss of years.

The bridge of hope is shaky!
The bridge of destiny is so far from us!
And with the last beat of your heart,
Travel this path – it’s yours!

Feet are getting numb and the step to salvation,
You aren’t able to take and cross the fine line.
You are feeling your way to the path of becoming,
And the crumbling bridge beckons you forth.

When the look has gone out and there’s no more faith
That the sun will be able to give it’s light,
Don’t think about the past, doors are closed
The way back just doesn’t exist anymore!

Sparks have been extinguished, and war rages on,
And it seems like the world has collapsed on us.
And the fine thread that gives us a vision,
Is like a bridge of hope over the abyss of years.

Kharnha

(Alexey Boganov/Anastasia Kriger) Translation from Russian

Tormented by deadly thirst,
He was dying on the battlefield,
And felt the fetid winds,
On his bloody right hand.

Through rivers of blood and bodies,
Closing the eyes of the dead,
A maiden was walking towards him,
Her feet barely touching the ground.

Strength came back to the revived body;
Time stood still in the silence of a dream.
Through the gloom and dust I saw a silhouette,
And her voice called out to me:

Wake up, brave warrior, your duty isn’t fulfilled!
You’ll not fall here from an enemy’s blow!
Find the strength, you can rise up!
Your sword and armor await you!

We walked on the thin edge of the ice,
And the glare of the sun gave way to darkness,
And the shrill cry of silence,
Pierced my heart like an arrow.

Shadows dashed behind my back,
And hardly a whisper could be heard,
But the sword appeared in front of me,
And I was chosen to wield it.

The decree of fate is inevitable!
I hear the pounding of my heart!
When the fire leaves the soul,
I’ll live on in spite of my enemies!

Death, that I had once saw,
Is preparing the meeting on the edge of Earth,
Not many had the good fortune
To come back against the fate!

Dolmen

(Anastasia Kriger) Translation from Russian

Reflections of the setting sun disappear into darkness,
Gray stones silently stand…

With a cold hand do you want to touch,
The ancestors who rest in peace for eternity?
The soul’s struggling like a chained bird,
Wanderer, you are looking for a path to nowhere…

Encircled prophetic dreams,
Loom over you like a sky of stone,
With wisdom of suffering and faith of fire,
The choice fell on you like oblivion.

Take a step, and the will of the Gods,
Will be filled with the voice of dreams,
The soul’s struggling like a chained bird,
Wanderer, you are looking for a path to nowhere…

You didn’t renounce the world of shadows,
You see the masses of stones come to life,
Looking at you with sadness and faith,
An arrow of dismay stuck in the heart…

Encircled prophetic dreams,
Loom over you like a sky of stone,
With wisdom of suffering and faith of fire,
The choice fell on you like oblivion.

Take a step, and the will of the Gods,
Will be filled with the voice of dreams,
The soul’s struggling like a chained bird,
Wanderer, you are looking for a path to nowhere…

With a cold hand do you want to touch,
The ancestors who rest in peace for eternity?
The soul’s struggling like a chained bird,
Wanderer, you are looking for a path to nowhere…

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Khrarnha [EP, 2011]

Artist :
Title : Kharnha
Release Date : 30. 7. 2011
Label :
Catalog ref. : WR001
Format : Digital Download

Single “Kharnha” recorded and mixed in spring/summer 2011 in Tonhammer Studio by Ilya Chursin.
Design & Conception by Alexey Boganov.
Artwork & make-up by Anastasia Kriger.

WELICORUSS are:

Alexey WELICORUSS Boganov – concept, guitar, vocals;
Ilya ELIAS Chursin – drums, percussion, soundworks;
Boris SENS Voskolovich – keyboards, arrangements;
Max SOWER Fomin – lead guitars;
Alexey ALEX Boldin – bass.

GUEST MUSICIANS:

Anastasia Sergeeva – soprano;
Taras Shenshin – bariton;
Olga Kaigorodova – didgeridoo.

All music by Alexey Boganov.
All lyrics by Anastasia Kriger, Alexey Boganov.