Jarloc Darkstar comments on each song on the album Journeys, Fables and
Ohio based Celtic Power Metal Pagan Gods Lunarium are
releasing their debut CD: Journeys, Fables, And Lore on Farvahar Records.
I asked bassist Jarloc to create some brief descriptions for the amazing
songs on this masterpiece. Here is what he was able to commend to our
noble hearts. If you have not heard this CD, and you enjoy artists like
Falconer, Flogging Molly, Ensiferum, Waylander, Falkenbach, Turisas, etc.
I highly recommend you seek out these moon chasers.
- A story about the struggle of the early Celtic tribes against the encroachment
of the Roman empire. A speech by a Roman General is paraphrased in this
Rides On Winged Glory - This song is our tribute to the Witch-King
of Angmar from Tolkien's Middle Earth.
Dragons - The tale of a Viking warrior on his way home from a raid.
On the way he realizes that Ragnarok, the final battle between gods and
giants, is drawing near.
Divine Infidelity Of A False Prophet - This song is about the rejection
of Christian repression and the forging of one's own spiritual path.
Taken - The story of how the Northern people were subjugated by
the coming of new religion, and how the old spirit still lives on in the
hearts of many, but not all.
- This song is about the folk fighting back against those who would
seek to enslave them. The chorus is our interpretation of a chanted melody,
as sung before battle.
The Fallen - This is our ode to the heroes of legend and myth who
fell after living lives of mighty deeds and adventure. It is the newest
song in our repertoire.
in Arms - This is a story of four knights tilting for the hand
of a princess, and what happens when the fourth, a bit of a womanizer,
claims his prize a little early.
Of Sargonnas - The name was taken from the Dragonlance series,
and revolves around a tribe who send a warrior each year to kill a minotaur
and gain the secret of eternal song. Needless to say, they haven't succeeded
- Ah, the darkest day in English history. This is the story of
William, Harold, Harald Hardraada, and the events leading up to the Norman
conquest, including the battles of Hastings and Stamford Bridge.
Song - This is an ode to a local ghost story, centering around
a haunted cemetery. The recording is interspersed with EVP (electronic
voice phenomena) recordings from the gravesite.
Waymen - This is an epic tale of a group of warriors who are tired
of losing friends in war and seek to slay Morrigan, the Celtic war goddess.
They are slain to a man, who confronts her alone despite losing all.
- Our version of an Irish drinking song. I invite all who listen
to draw their own conclusions
Wake - This is the beginning of the "mythology" that
we have centered around those who bear our stage names Cinnaed, Rygon,
Jarloc, and Justyn. It is the story of four warrior-bards who traveled
time and space to the modern age and seek to conquer the world through
- We have taken all of the oppressors, preachers, idiots, and tyrants
in the world and given them the title of "Troll." This song
is actually about overcoming adversity and rising to greatness, despite
its goofy, fantastic trappings.
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