Kings & Queens

by LEAH

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From the coast of British Columbia, Canada, auburn-haired symphonic metal artist LEAH is drawing attention from all over the globe. Inspired by Celtic and world music influences such as Clannad and Loreena McKennitt to European symphonic and progressive metal, LEAH creates something magical and refreshing. Her debut self-released album "Of Earth & Angels" received international critical acclaim, landing her on "The Best Symphonic Metal Album" Metalstorm Awards for 2012.

International fans call her “The Metal-Enya”. From ethereal ballads to folk-tales, mysterious world instrumentation and operatic blast beats, LEAH’s music is a breath of fresh air among a sea of female-fronted rock.

LEAH has had success in gaining thousands of fans around the globe, strictly through her online presence and social media, despite never having done a tour.

“Otherworld” (EP) was released in 2013 [re-issued in 2014] and features Eric Peterson’s vocals [Testament/Dragonlord] on the ethereal metal track, “Dreamland”. “Otherworld” followed in the same steps as the debut, but took everything a step forward and gave us a hint on what’s to come in the future.

“Kings & Queens," the anticipated new album from LEAH is sure to be loved by fans of symphonic metal and female fronted rock. This album is powerful, beautiful and often dances on the edge of progressive. Most of all it’s hard not to be drawn into and enchanted by LEAH's diverse and mesmerizing vocals.

Featuring musicians such as Timo Somers and Sander Zoer (Delain), and Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian & Vengeance), as well as artwork by Jan Yrlund (Apocalyptica, Sirenia), this 15-track masterpiece emerges as the heaviest of all her releases. Dabbling in worldly Celtic, middle eastern, and New-Age flavors, while lyrically laced with epic imagery of dystopias, fallen empires, spiritual warfare, love and destiny, this album proves to be very promising and is expected to be received by fans and critics as one of the top symphonic metal albums of the year.

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released 03 February 2015

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Track Name: Arcadia
Utopia, millennia
The golden promise old as time
Voices of this glorious decadence
Dancing through flames to align

Words of warning, and premonition
Blackened skies clothe the citadel
Fate of judgment, slow-burning anger
No longer dormant lies the perfect spell

Behold! Your Arcadia
Eden’s stadium
Hell’s Colosseum
In Arcadia

Aroma of reason, burning now
Tears of tyranny stream like rain
A paradise of peace, long forgotten now
Wisdom lost, what will remain?

Behold! Your Arcadia
Eden’s stadium
Hell’s Colosseum
In Arcadia

We shall rebuild
One stone at a time
The rock will become
A mountain tonight
A shining, golden
Citadel, upon a hill
No empire
Shall overcome
Dreams never to be
Forgotten

Behold! Your Arcadia
Eden’s stadium
Hell’s Colosseum
In Arcadia
Track Name: Save the World
Always searching for a sign, that the world is falling down
Ever ceasing to resign, when the forecast speaks of storms around

“You’re never gonna save the world (so give up the fight)"
"You’re never gonna change the world (and I don’t even mind)”

You rejoice when the dark gets darker
‘Cause it means that you’ll be gone before too long
You wanna leave this world in style
But what if we are here for a while?

“You’re never gonna save the world (so give up the fight)"
"You’re never gonna change the world (and I don’t even mind)”
“Don’t polish brass on this sinking ship (so wipe off that grin)"
"It’s all going to hell in a hand basket (even God can’t win)”

These self-fulfilling prophecies
A plague, a virus and disease...

“You’re never gonna save the world (so give up the fight)"
"You’re never gonna change the world (and I don’t even mind)”
“Don’t polish brass on this sinking ship (so wipe off that grin)"
"It’s all going to hell in a hand basket (even God can’t win)”

“You’re never gonna save the world"
"You’re never gonna change the world"

Time to reach for higher ground
Time to take the time
Winds of change have blown me down
Conquering the line
Track Name: Angel Fell
You whisper in magnetic tones
My thoughts begin to turn to stone
Pools of darkness begin to shimmer black
Secrets surface here at last

Here the darkness overtakes me
I try to run but I can't move
Here the stars, they're falling for me
I try to run but I can't hide from you

Angel fell down from heaven
Signet of perfection
You moved upon that mountain
Enchanted pride, your weapon (but it's all a lie)

Wings glisten as they hover nigh
Disguised to the blinded eye
Cruel and shameless in this underworld
And in sorrow, wandering in circles

Here the darkness overtakes me
I try to run but I can't move
Here the stars, they're falling for me
I try to run but I can't hide from you

Angel fell down from heaven
Signet of perfection
You moved upon that mountain
Enchanted pride, your weapon (but it's all a lie)

Lies, lies (In this madness)
Lies, lies (In your weakness)
Lies, lies (On my shoulder)
Lies, lies (Under cover)
Lies, lies (In my slumber)
Lies, lies (Clouds that hover)
Track Name: Enter the Highlands
Don't wait for my return
I'll enter the highlands

So lost! Souls taught
Souls lost! So caught

Deep, deep, ocean, deep
Silent souls, you do keep
Did you know, did you foresee?
Where did you go? Eternity...

Sweet aroma of soul incense
When mountains devour minds in a trance
Sweeter promises of deliverance
This poison in their veins
Perpetual death within their own chains

Don't wait for my return
I'll enter the highlands
These ancient stones are crying out
Breaking the silence

So lost! Souls taught
Souls lost! So caught

Always looking for the day
For the messenger
Always looking away
Into mortal exile

You will always leave them speechless and trembling
You will always shake the fear inside, so horrifying
You will always take them by surprise, in silence
Erasing history, and drowned into the sea...

So lost! Souls taught
Souls lost! So caught

Deep, deep, ocean, deep
Silent souls, you do keep
Did you know, did you foresee?
Where did you go? Eternity...
Track Name: In the Palm of Your Hands
Souls scream out
Into the void of their hearts
Eyes circle
To accuse who we are

I'm gonna stand in the heat of the fire
Swim to the depths of the sea
I will fall into the palm of your hand

Skies rain down
As the heavens cry aloud
Thunder echoes
Awakening the sons and cosmos
for its crown

I'm gonna stand in the heat of the fire
Swim to the depths of the sea
I will fall into the palm of your hand

I will stand though I'm weak and broken
March to the gates of hell
I will trust in the timing of this dance

I will trust, I will triumph
In the darkest hour
I will laugh, I will dance
As the shadows cower

Souls scream out
Into the void of their hearts...
Track Name: Alpha et Omega
In principio
In principio
creavit Deus
caelum et terram
Terra autem erat
inanis et vacua
Et tenebra
super faciem abyssi

Spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas

audivi vocem
de caelo tamquam vocem
aquarum multarum
et tamquam vocem tonitrui magni;
et vox, quam audivi,
sicut citharoedorum
citharizantium
in citharis suis

Spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas

Ego Alpha et Omega
primus et novissimus
Ego Alpha et Omega
principium et finis

Spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas
Track Name: Heart of Poison
In this little corner of this little world
I feel so helpless at times
Never ceasing wonder, ever-chasing pearls of
Wisdom, into the night

Domine mysteriorum
Custos aenigmatum

All that is revealed, we’re holding in our grasp
Forever, and ages to come
All that is concealed, and all that has collapsed
Power, it’s never enough

Some of us still scream
And some of us look away
Blinding, into the mind
Oh this ancient world, crying out from the grave
One day, we will be free

Domine mysteriorum
Custos aenigmatum

All that I can understand
All my mind can comprehend
So treacherous is the hand
Which feeds the heart of poison

Souls chasing fantasies
Sleep walking in these dreams
So treasonous is the man
Who loves the heart of poison

Free me from myself,
From my only limitation
This burden holding me down
All my will, will never be enough
Track Name: Hourglass
Slowly, I remain a whisper
Softly, I regain my insides

And as the hourglass
You're slipping away
Drifting away, away from me now

Time is running out
I watch the sun go down
Wandering around
Until you fade into the ground

And as the hourglass
You're slipping away
Drifting away, away from me now

All I know, is the pain
Will finally fade someday
All I know, is this day
Forever burned and washed away

Someday, in the shadow of this place
I will never see your face, again...
Moonlight, never looked so burning bright
These visions still burn my eyes, within

And as the hourglass
You're slipping away
Drifting away, away from me now
Track Name: Palace of Dreams
Oh book of secrets, of whispers and echos
How long have you longed to come to life?
Courage in hiding, in darkness and shadows
Patiently waiting for the right time
To descend from the heavens like a sign

The time has come for this tower to fall
To bring down the sages and ancient walls
Breaking the spells of kings and queens
Open our eyes beyond the palace of dreams

Centuries of building and dynasty wielding
Still the cracks are forming all around
Vines spiral sacred pillars of iniquity
Choking mysteries without a sound
Deadened castle secrets bleeding out

The time has come for this tower to fall
To bring down the sages and ancient walls
Breaking the spells of kings and queens
Open our eyes beyond the palace of dreams

Winter is slowly melting
I feel the sun on my face
Frost bitter, but burning away
I feel heaven's rays

The time has come for this tower to fall
To bring down the sages and ancient walls
Breaking the spells of kings and queens
Open our eyes beyond the palace of dreams

Tyrannus es
Your time will come
Tyrannus es
Your tower will fall
Tyrannus es
and scatter as dust
Nullum regnum habes
Track Name: This Present Darkness
I see the arrows fly, I see the fire coming
Hold steady in the line, nothing is surprising
And those who are asleep, and those who close their eyes
Swimming in self-defeat, choose to believe the lies

When the ground is shaking, when shadows surround
Hold steady in the line, we're doing something right
The words which are deceived, their eyes can plainly see
Truth which every living soul, knows so deeply

In this present darkness
We will push the antithesis
Fighting not against the flesh
In the heavenly places
In this world of darkness
Where the cosmic war rages
Light will pierce the ages
In celestial spaces

And so the arrows fly, and fire burns around
Hold steady in the line, and hold your ground
These gates are made of deception, and fall they shall
No weapon formed against us will prevail!

In this present darkness
We will push the antithesis
Fighting not against the flesh
In the heavenly places
In this world of darkness
Where the cosmic war rages
Light will pierce the ages
In celestial spaces

One word spoken...
And the walls shall fall!

This kingdom built on rock
Stone walls of eternity
And it shall fill the earth
As waters cover the sea
There's no delaying
Predestined destiny
Hold steady in the line
A breakthrough symphony!
Track Name: The Crown
All I feel
Consuming me
All I breathe
My destiny
In my sleep
Awaking dream
Cloud above
Arresting peace

Every moment
Fighting through
Reminding myself
Of the truth
Shattered pieces
Into
This weight upon my
Shoulders...

Won't you come through

Take this burden down
My eyes are searching for the crown
Break these shackles now
Take me through this drought
Through this desert of doubt

Winds are trying to blow me down
The sun is burning in my mind
No direction, no compass now
No home to go to, on my own
I'm on my own, won't you come

Won't you find me?
Won't you find me?
Won't you come through...

Take this burden down
My eyes are searching for the crown
Break these shackles now
Take me through this drought
Through this desert of doubt
Track Name: Remnant
Words, they cut so deep
Carving into the flesh
This cross so heavy
There is no rest
Betrayal, deception
Whips of dishonesty
Corruption, Oppression
For this reality

Triumph in tribulation
Nothing can stop us now
These scars will serve
As a reminder
Of shifting, and sifting
Shaking us all apart
Can we take the pressure
Of a refiner's fire?

Narrow is the way
And few who will find it
Wide is the gate to destruction
The remnant will remain
The relic of promise
Sacrifice to regain
Our rightful inheritance!

Loss and liberation
Paradox of this life
It’s shedding light
In the dark of the night
Oh eyes, they see
But they are still so blind
Their minds are open
But they know nothing now

Narrow is the way
And few who will find it
Wide is the gate to destruction
The remnant will remain
The relic of promise
Sacrifice to regain
Our rightful inheritance!
Track Name: There Is No Farewell
There is no farewell
In the courtyard, beyond this realm
Nothing out of reach
When destiny at the helm

A fragrant wind, it blows
No one knows where it will go
Moving mountains and sky
To the depths of my soul

Oh, enchanted sleep
A vision transcending beauty
A prayer beyond the sea
A distant roar, it echoes through me

My fortress is no more
You opened my heart along your shore
Magic calls us there
Eternity, forever yours

Better is one day in this court
Than a thousand days in my mind
Better is the fountain of life
Than all the water and oceans combined

There is no farewell
In the courtyard, beyond this realm
Ancient words are there
Speaking life to repair

Better is one day in this court
Than a thousand days in my mind
Better is the fountain of life
Than all the water and oceans combined
Track Name: Siúil a Rún (Acoustic Version)
I wish I was on yonder hill
'Tis there I'd sit and cry my fill
Until every tear would turn a mill
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

Siúil, siúil, siúil a rún
Siúil go sochair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

I'll sell my rock, I'll sell my reel
I'll sell my only spinning wheel
To buy my love a sword of steel
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

Siúil, siúil, siúil a rún
Siúil go sochair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

I'll dye my petticoats, I'll dye them red
And 'round the world I'll beg my bread
Until my parents shall wish me dead
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

Siúil, siúil, siúil a rún
Siúil go sochair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

I wish, I wish, I wish in vain
I wish I had my heart again
And vainly think I'd not complain
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

Siúil, siúil, siúil a rún
Siúil go sochair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

But now my love has gone to France
To try his fortune to advance
If he e'er comes back, 'tis but a chance
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

Siúil, siúil, siúil a rún
Siúil go sochair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom
Track Name: Siúil a Rún (Bonus Rock Version)
I wish I was on yonder hill
'Tis there I'd sit and cry my fill
Until every tear would turn a mill
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

Siúil, siúil, siúil a rún
Siúil go sochair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

I'll sell my rock, I'll sell my reel
I'll sell my only spinning wheel
To buy my love a sword of steel
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

I'll dye my petticoats, I'll dye them red
And 'round the world I'll beg my bread
Until my parents shall wish me dead
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

I wish, I wish, I wish in vain
I wish I had my heart again
And vainly think I'd not complain
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

But now my love has gone to France
To try his fortune to advance
If he e'er comes back, 'tis but a chance
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán