1. Spellcaster Welicoruss 6:13
  2. Siberian Heathen Horde Welicoruss 5:21
  3. Path Of Seductions Welicoruss 5:01
  4. Metaphysical (feat. Rob Carson) Welicoruss 7:02
  5. Tree Of Nations Welicoruss 5:40
  6. Crossroad Of Life (orchestral) Welicoruss 1:52
  7. The Prophecy Welicoruss 4:57
  8. Hymn Of Lost Souls Welicoruss 6:07

About

“All in all there’s no other way to describe Welicoruss’ Siberian Heathen Horde as a great release. It offers pleasantly composed, expertly executed symphonic and melodic metal songs with distinct black and folk metal influences, without being either too dark or too jolly. The vocals range covers all but high pitched singing and high pitched screams, which to me is exactly the range I like in my music. The guitars are tight most of the time, but are allowed to wander off more than once, resulting in more frolicking guitar lines and a few solos. The bass is discretely though determinatively present with its tight lines, as is often the case. I personally wouldn’t mind it getting a bit more spotlight time, but despite this it’s strongly taken care of throughout the entire release. The drums are tight as well, even when at full speed. There’s not too many repetitive combos embedded in the songs, not even at high speed, which makes things even more interesting. With a production that does justice to the music this is a release I can only recommend.” Dutchmetalmaniac.com

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Lyrics

Spellcaster

(Alexey Boganov) 

Old man voice [translation ENG]:
Under the cover of sinister night
When the frost shackled full moon
You will hear his name in song of the wind
You will see his face in the ice of the ponds!

Everyone says that he’s not a man,
Demons of the lower Worlds are afraid of him,
He is alone in his wayfaring
The Lord of the Ancient Forgotten Times!

Under the cover of sinister night
When the frost shackled full moon
You will hear his name in song of the wind
You will see his face in the ice of the ponds!

Everyone says that he’s not a man,
Demons of the lower Worlds are afraid of him,
He is alone in his wayfaring
Lord of the Ancient Forgotten Times!

He comes when the full moon whispers,
Dark wanderer shrouded in legends,
Creaks of snow and frozen waters,
Beautiful death is harsh and cold!

No one knows his true name,
Living on outskirts in a shabby old house,
He meets dawn alone in silence,
He is the keeper of ancestors’ wisdom!

(His) past is hidden in depth of Snows,
In darkness I hear his whisper calling,
In yellow leaves under your feet,
On tombstone of mysterious stranger.

Nobody knows about his secret life,
Earth is filled with marvelous rumours,
About last salvation by the sage
Lost souls from the halls of evil!

In daily silence – he creates miracles,
Through daily works – He forges his Great Spirit,
Across æons his soul is traveling,
Millions of lives he’s saved for Universe!

In the arms of Death, he learns the cold
Of infernal dimensions of the Dark Worlds,
In the arms of Death, he learns the value
Of rapid pace of the Clock Of Life!

Outro:

No one knows his true name,
Nobody knows about his secret life,
His past is hidden in deepest snows,
In darkness future of Spellcaster!

Siberian Heathen Horde

(Alexey Boganov) 

We came from abyss of the Worlds,
We escaped from depths of forests,
Wading through the deadly swamps,
We sow dread and fear!

The moon spell wakes desire
To run away to place of wild!
The thirst for freedom, like blood on the fangs
Excites the insane mind!

Don`t touch me!
Don`t run from me!
Don`t touch me!
Don`t run from me!

Feel my breath behind your back,
I can hear your pounding heart!
Instincts lead us through the pain –
We are Siberian Heathen Horde!

We are children of the Woods
And descendants of the Wolves,
We are ready to break loose –
We are Siberian Heathen Horde!

Silvans drink the mead with us
Below the misty moonlight,
Starlit veil in the sky
Gives us Freedom and Unity!

Feel my breath behind your back,
I can hear your pounding heart!
Instincts lead us through the pain –
We are Siberian Heathen Horde!

Path Of Seductions

(Alexey Boganov) 

Path could be straight and easy,
You need to choose your direction,
If you`re searching the knowledge of Gods,
Take the Path of seductions.

Time`s arrow is scratching my brain,
Red chamber suffocates me inside,
Only small patch of blue sky above,
Give me strength and will to live!

I hear this voice inside,
It leads me into hell,
All weaknesses are bare,
All abilities are forgotten.

I`d never thought that life could be so,
Colors of beauty eclipse my mind,
Yesterday I didn`t know how to live,
Today I`m in stream of constant changes!

Chain of seductions is like big game,
You lose once and start over again,
Only strength of Mind and faith in yourself,
Only courage and persistence!

I hear this voice inside,
It leads me into hell,
All weaknesses are bare,
All abilities are forgotten.

I`d never thought that life could be so,
Colors of beauty eclipse my mind,
Yesterday I didn`t know how to live,
Today I`m in a stream of constant changes!

Frostbounded

(Alexey Boganov) 

Panic in my eyes in my stunned ears wind is blowing,
I know this feeling of despair of imminent death,
Doomed to be devoured by those hungry jackals,
Song for me is monstrous cry of a vulture above!

You`re victim! (You`re) Forgotten! You`re victim!

Stay with me, random stranger, will you share my sadness?
See my fire leave my sight – I`m clamped in vise of frost!
I`m embraced by hands of cold and fall down in white swamp,
Give me hand and get me out of deadly snowy hell!

Chorus:
I can not move – I can not cry!
My face is bounded with cold and pain!
Wind buries me into snowy grave,
I can hear my heart beat fading…

Frostbounded – snow white grave
Frostbounded – cold death embrace
Frostbounded – snow white grave
Frostbounded – cold death embrace

Graven bride frighten and calling from darkness,
Cold deadly howls vigor deep into your bones,
You infiltrated kingdom of sorrow and despair,
You will join hordes of desolated souls!

You`re victim! (You`re) Forgotten! You`re victim!

I see an eagle,
Hovering in the sky,
It show me freedom,
Holding me inside!

Am I forgotten?
Swallowed by the tide,
Face of death
Will show who really I am…

Metaphysical

(Alexey Boganov) 

Voice:
You are present, here and now. Your breathing slows. Inhale and exhale. Breath naturally as the energy slowly permeates and relaxes your whole body. You feel your heart beating as external energies flow and weave inside of you. Calmness, harmony, and freedom wash over you. Your body dissolves and you begin to hover like a cloud, up towards the light.

1st kuplet:
Stabbing my temples,
Whisper tears me apart,
Loneliness chokes me,
And bring me to the ground.

Noise in the ears,
Astral wind resistance,
My soul is groaning,
It takes me away to Abyss…

I can hear colors, I can feel sound!
Gravity doesn`t hold me
I`m flying into nothingness!

I feel freedom, I feel my fears!
No death, no pain, no sorrow –
I`m falling down to Hell!

I feel as if I had never been born
And just woke up again from sleep,
And again, all the same, around this madness,
Eternal sorrow made by us!

Wars and sadness, raw emotions,
I see all these with my blinded eyes,
Whole Earth is flooded with filthy ignorance,
Walk with me to see that light!

It`s a methaphysical…

Too many emotions
For my naked nerves
Overflowed mind, decaying,
I create my own shield!

Ecstasy of deep silence,
Streams are flowing though me,
Far Worlds surrounding,
It`s total destruction of Mind…

Oh, it`s a miracle,
I`m flying above clouds of illusions,
There is no borders, troubles, nothing is here –
Just a Sea of Nonexistence!

I feel myself in your body,
My ether is flowing in your veins,
One breath for two, one heartbeat for all,
In unity I don`t feel alone!

Tree Of Nations

(Alexey Boganov)  Translation from Russian

Tribe is united, the Tree of Destiny
Has deep roots in Wondrous Worlds,
We are the children of Light of the Great Mother
We are alone in the shadow of her branches.

Blood on our hands – Fear in our eyes,
Chaos is everywhere, the abyss is swallowing.
The groan of Tree of Nations is in our dreams,
We chop roots of ancestors – we are doomed!

Do you hear the rustle of crowns of her branches?
Feel the beating of life in that!
Winds of the steppes take us away,
We have one breath for two of us!

The chaos divided a pack of wolves,
The sea of life dries off near our shores.
The abyss of blood swallowed our hearts
The War is overflown with Ancestors tears…

Get up! Break your shackles!
I said – get up! And give me your hand!

Together we will break through the sadness
Together we are drowning in bloody sweat!
Through terrible pain we will know the joy,
Through the darkness we will see the light!

The Prophecy

(Alexey Boganov, Gojko Maric)  

We are slaves to ourselves, we vibrate waves of fear,
We abandon all hope – we are doomed!

Her bony claws holding my fate
Her toothless lips muttered something
I came to know – what waits me ahead.

Something mystical is happening here,
Invading my thoughts, controlling my mind.
I still hear her words in my head,
It brings me pain and sorrow!

You`re not Lord in this World,
You’re not welcome here!
Bow your head in front of Gods
And keep your mouth shut!

Are you ready to see your defeat?
Are you ready to drink blood of brothers?
Are you ready to bury yourself?
Do impossible – save yourself!

Lies are truth we wish to hear,
Truths are lies we wish were real.
Every single word was a figment,
of your sinister plan.

Something mystical is happening here,
Invading my thoughts, controlling my mind.
I still hear her words in my head,
They bring me pain and sorrow!

Hymn Of Lost Souls

(Alexey Boganov)  Translation from Russian

Tears were falling from her beautiful eyes
And turning into diamonds of Heaven forever,
The pain of the Lady Universal Halls
Is woven from fine threads.

My song is about how the hearts were hardened,
The Earthlords were drinking the blood of defeated,
In this chaos of opinions, not a damn thing is understood
When the draw fell on the fate of the Centuries!

We are drowning – in happiness and pain,
In the lake of death!
We are perishing within the walls of freedom,
We are suffocating in here!

I feel how pain is going through me,
How distant winds are piercing clouds,
How rivers of Lifes are flowing into the Ocean,
How Madness is overflowing our War!

The darkness has swallowed the lonely Moon,
I walk among the crowds of the dead
Conversations are like rustle of leaves –
The mumbling of midnight delirium!

The gaze of unblinking eyes
Cold runs down my back
I know – the Evil spirits flies in the dark
To the light of my phrases!

Every day is seduction, every day is a struggle inside,
To be a slave in captivity and to suffer forever?
Or sacrifice everything that you always had,
Change yourself and become the King of the Universe?

Plunged into the lake of happiness and pain,
We are looking for what is slipping out of our hands,
There are too many of us here, but we are alone,
And a cry of selfishness will drown out the heartbeat …

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Siberian Heathen Horde

Artist :
Title : Siberian Heathen Horde
Release Date : 27. 3. 2020
Label :
Format : Digital Download

Alexey WELICORUSS Boganov – concept, guitars, main vocal, orchestral arrangement
Gojko Maric – lead/rythm guitars,
Ilya Tabachnik – drums, ethnic percussions, back clean vocals
Tomaš Magnusek – bass guitar.

Old man`s voice – Igor Hohlovkin
All music by Alexey Boganov exept songs 1,2,9 in cooperation with Gojko Maric.
All lyrics by Alexey Boganov exept song 8 in cooperation with Gojko Maric.
Album was recorded in january 2019 in “Faust Studio” in Prague by Nicholas Coolidge.
Mixing and mastering by Alexey Stetsyuk in DRYGVA studio.

Make-up and costumes by Alexey Boganov.
Caver art by Theoretical Part.
Artwork by Anastasia Kriger.
Photos by Sandra Guzik
Design by Alex Mayhem Project.
Lyrics correction by Gojko Maric and Justin Roberts.