The Dust of Ages

by Ares Kingdom

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Compilation EP + Live at Metal Threat Festival 2016


released October 1, 2018

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

Live recordings by Cheyenne Brandt
Graphic design by Seth Bennett


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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: 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 tiol
Pain and fear light the fire
But how high to stoke the flame?


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?


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

The Cloudness nightsky 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 skuline
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 funerral shroud
A final chance passes
The firestorm consumes the dead

Burn, Burn, Burn

White phosphorous flames reaching higher
Heaven chokes on the smoke
Mesmerised 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: Ashen Glory
Across the deserts in flight to the Temple of the Sun
Ashen Glory – winged monarch, alights upon the pyre
His wings outstretched to embrace destiny
Ablaze with light, five-century cycle


Ashen Glory set to blaze, bring the Heavens to Earth
Descend to rise, symbolize immortality
Proudly the Phoenix reigns in immortal fire
Assuage the anguish and fear of…


At third light appears the reborn majesty
In gold, in purple, in victory over death
Descend to rise – resplendent wings ablaze
Illuminate – trace the contours of time

Ashen Glory set to blaze, wings enfold, eternity…

Ashen Glory
Ashen Glory
Ashen Glory – descend to rise – death and glory

Fire, Fire, Fire, Fire, Fire
Track Name: Celestial
Across the furrowed fields, atop the distant black ridge
Wrapped in profound darkness
Hanging about like a harbinger, a trailing smudge of light
Stars with trails of fire and dews of blood - disasters in the sun!

Dark of night rides the Blackthorn winds
Carries a pallid blue light across the northern sky
Wrapped in profound darkness
And the light of its passage is night and the face of the world

In silent passage across the black vault, its tail a sail for the solar wind
Across the ether to the lord of worlds, wrapped in profound darkness
Track Name: The Unburiable Dead (Live at Metal Threat, 2016)
Do not thank us
Pray your thanks to the unburiable dead
Those known but to God
Inter heroes remains with reverence

As death gives life its meaning
And where the world does not follow
Such sacrifice that makes all others seem very little

But pray your thanks to the unburiable dead
Track Name: Incendiary (Live at Metal Threat, 2016)
That which cannot be saved
Send into the arms of God
Unflinching modern primitives invoke
Mark (the) enemies of the faith
Liquidate, sacrifice the evil ones
In whom faith has died
And all those who deny

Exhausted yet tireless, they lay in wait
Serpents twisted around the sacred tree
(Reciting poisoned words)
Preface to a final solution
Lead them all astray
Lead them all to agony
The specter of God becomes Death

And when faith has died
New gods will arise
To ascend a pestilent throne
And embrace chaos and death

Incendiary –
Speak the words of enslavement
Litany –
Speak of sin and perfect absolution
Recite the parables of suffering
Chant –
Intoxicate the foolish martyrs
Iniquity –
The specter of God becomes death

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