Firestorms and Chaos

by Ares Kingdom

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Tracks 1-4: the Failsafe 2007 EP.
Tracks 5-7: the Firestorm Redemption 2005 EP.
Tracks 8-10: the Chaosmongers Alive 2003 EP.
Tracks 11-13: the Ares Kingdom 1997 demo.

The CD booklet included original cover art for each release, as well as other artwork drawn from previous vinyl-only layouts.

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released May 2, 2008

Alex Blume - Vocals/Bass
Mike Miller - Drums
Chuck Keller - Guitars

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Ares Kingdom Kansas City, Missouri

Founded in 1996 by Chuck Keller and Mike Miller. Doug Overbay and Alex Blume joined in 2000, rounding out a line-up that would remain in place until Overbay stepped away in 2015. The band is currently recording their fourth full length album, 'By the Light of Their Destruction' at their own Very Metal Sound. Expected release date in late Spring 2019. ... more

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Track Name: Failsafe (12" Version)
Burning skies - raining fire
Dowm on the helpless below
Hell has come - storming legions
Iron eagles - angels of death

Searing wings - roar as thunder
Burning the life right out of the night
Heavens above - slaughtered outright
Reducinf bodies to ashes and dust

No more tomorrows - sunrise on a dead world
Burning the shadows right into the walls
Paying the price in self sacrifice

Final breath - ends in fire
Fallout snows its seeds of death
Darkened skies - deadly quiet
Nuclear winter settles its frost
Pitiful end - human folly
Centuries of work now scattered to dust
Victor defeated - final chapter
Closing the book and set it alight

Failsafe - cannot be recalled
Flee to nowhere - death consumes all
Return to the earth from which you crawled
Return to darkness - return to dust
Track Name: Solis Lacus (2005)
They wander as motes of dust
In a reserve as vast as all space
(The space between the worlds)
Here where the light shines but dimly
Coiled and staring as the adder-
Are courage and defiance...
With eyes of fire and wings of gold
They watch and they wait

Images of the victory
Burn as the central fire,
Like the Lord of Worlds
A great Creator, a great Destroyer
With alpha and omega as standards
(Convulsion, chaos and delusion between them)

To symbolize omnipotence
Beyond all litanies of man
An awakening for the spirit
The era of rebirth

Courage grows like the tail of a comet
As it falls inward - to destiny

Rise red Star, God of war
Midnight crimson eye on the skyline
Riding high in the dawn-lit sky
Staring as if at an eclipsed sun
Passing from the realms of light and life...
The realms of sound now stilled
Surging like the tide, empty skies begin to glow

They wander as motes of dust
In a reserve as vast as all space
(The space between the worlds)
Here where the light shines but dimly
Coiled and staring as the adder-
Are courage and defiance
With eyes of fire and wings of gold
They watch and they await...
The era of rebirth
Track Name: Vultures in the Sky
Can't you see we don't care about you?
Can't you see we don't want your kind?
We give you weapons to kill each other
Can't you see, or are you blind?

Vultures in the sky, flying overhead
Vultures in the sky looking for the dead
Vultures in your sky

You're doing just what we want you to do
killing off your population
We've got you by your stupid pride
Rewarding it with frustration

Vultures in the sky, flying overhead
Vultures in the sky looking for the dead
Vultures in the sky, flying overhead
Vultures in the sky, they're looking for the dead
Track Name: Firestorm Redemption
I am the offspring of resignation
Adopted by the fires of discontent
Optimism becomes an opiate
Survival and glory to the brave
Struggle stirs the human spirit
Kept keen on the grindstone of tool
Pain and fear light the fire
But how high to stoke the flame?

Burn

Can the sheep be awakened?
I see signs of life flicker and die
Countless as the stars are our choices
The road has forged before us - now choose
Not this time, a new way must be forged
Forged to or from hell - we choose
Salvation just within reach
But how high must we stoke the flames?

Burn, Burn, Burn

The sanctimonious rabble cries louder
Opposition for its own sake
All caught within this maze
How many wolves are there among us?
If discipline is born through struggle...
Where is it now?
Unconcious and buried by apathy
A cleansing firestorm gathers and grows...

The cloudless night sky glows at the horizon
But the zenith remains black as pitch
Silent flashes like summer lightning
Dawn approaches - the morning
Horned moon rises
This morning will be like no other
Firestorm awaits beneath the skyline
Awaits to consume our timid world
Because it's time to burn again

Thunder sounds a warning
But no one stirs to rise
Silence descends like a funeral shroud
A final chance passes
The firestorm consumes the dead

Burn, Burn, Burn

White phosphorous flames reaching higher
Heaven chokes on the smoke
Mesmerized by the light of their own death
Burning out forever
The dust - borne by the wind...

Slash and burn and slash and burn and turn to fire...
Track Name: The Undying Fire (2005)
Children of confusion awake!
Grasp the reigns of power
And as we master this world
Our cleansing fires consume the placid

The Hydra of modern piety beckons
Provoking our deepest convictions
Our coils of strength & virtue
Arise like a diamond-backed serpent

Many heads of deviance clamor
Denying this new morning twilight
They spit poison and contempt upon us
But we wear their scorn with pride

From the mountains to the hinterlands
Burns this Undying Fire...
Recreants could not extinguish it
The everlasting standard restored

Restoration: the Icon & Sword
An enduring standard is raised...
Restoration of the Undying Fire
Track Name: Lamentations
Few know the true lined face of Mars
To charge across the desolation
Bayonets fixed for close quarter...
Sawbacks gleam red perspiration
Who among us would dare...
Dare to walk the killing fields?
The heather that drank the blood of our fathers
And bled from trenches...slashed...

By what authority are we granted peace?
Over dead bodies of the more worthy
More worthy than we
Like the moth, we serve the light blindly
Ever colliding with another servant
Capitulation, resignation

The rot seeps everywhere
An unstemmed tide of ruin
Entropy gathers & engulfs instead

Few know the true lined face of mars
But the lessons of the learned
Drawn from killing & burning fields
Offer a tourniquet to staunch the flow
But we'd rather stand & bleat
Flashes of the storm our only light

Perhaps it's time to burn again
Track Name: Solis Lacus
They wander as motes of dust
In a reserve as vast as all space
(The space between the worlds)
Here where the light shines but dimly
Coiled and staring as the adder-
Are courage and defiance...
With eyes of fire and wings of gold
They watch and they wait

Images of the victory
Burn as the central fire,
Like the Lord of Worlds
A great Creator, a great Destroyer
With alpha and omega as standards
(Convulsion, chaos and delusion between them)

To symbolize omnipotence
Beyond all litanies of man
An awakening for the spirit
The era of rebirth

Courage grows like the tail of a comet
As it falls inward - to destiny

Rise red Star, God of war
Midnight crimson eye on the skyline
Riding high in the dawn-lit sky
Staring as if at an eclipsed sun
Passing from the realms of light and life...
The realms of sound now stilled
Surging like the tide, empty skies begin to glow

They wander as motes of dust
In a reserve as vast as all space
(The space between the worlds)
Here where the light shines but dimly
Coiled and staring as the adder-
Are courage and defiance
With eyes of fire and wings of gold
They watch and they await...
The era of rebirth
Track Name: Solis Lacus
They wander as motes of dust
In a reserve as vast as all space
(The space between the worlds)
Here where the light shines but dimly
Coiled and staring as the adder-
Are courage and defiance...
With eyes of fire and wings of gold
They watch and they wait

Images of the victory
Burn as the central fire,
Like the Lord of Worlds
A great Creator, a great Destroyer
With alpha and omega as standards
(Convulsion, chaos and delusion between them)

To symbolize omnipotence
Beyond all litanies of man
An awakening for the spirit
The era of rebirth

Courage grows like the tail of a comet
As it falls inward - to destiny

Rise red Star, God of war
Midnight crimson eye on the skyline
Riding high in the dawnlit sky
Staring as if at an eclipsed sun
Passing from the realms of light and life...
The realms of sound now stilled
Surging like the tide, empty skies begin to glow

They wander as motes of dust
In a reserve as vast as all space
(The space between the worlds)
Here where the light shines but dimly
Coiled and staring as the adder-
Are courage and defiance
With eyes of fire and wings of gold
They watch and they await...
The era of rebirth
Track Name: The Undying Fire
Children of confusion awake!
Grasp the reigns of power
And as we master this world,
Our cleansing fires consume the placid

The Hydra of modern piety beckons-
Provoking our deepest convictions
Our coils of strength and virtue
Arise like a diamond backed serpent

Many heads of deviance clamor
Denying this new morning twilight,
They spit poison and contempt upon us
But we wear their scorn with pride.

From the mountains to the hinterlands
Burns this Undying Fire...
Recreants could not extinguish it,
The everlasting standard restored

Restoration: the Icon and Sword
An enduring standard is raised...
Restoration of the Undying Fire

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