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Sonnenheim (Heim003LP)

August 2010

Heidrunar Myrkrunar/Tesco Distribution

 
             
 

Tracks

1 : BLACK MOTH
2 : NIGHTTIME IN SONNENHEIM
3 : SUMMER SOLSTICE
4 : HONOUR
5 : MY BLACK FAITH
6 : WONDERFUL WONDERFUL SUN
7 : HOLLOW UPON HOLLOW
8 : CAMOUFLAGE
9 : LIEBLOS HIN ZUR DUNKELHEIT
10 : HAIL HAIL HAIL
11 : HERE´S AN ODE
12 : I SHALL FEAST
13 : LIKE WOLVES
14 : WINTER SOLSTICE / (Hidden track -
Let Odinn Rise Again )


Bonus Tracks

15 :
HONOUR
16 : CAMOUFLAGE
17 : MY BLACK FAITH
18 : NIGHTTIME IN SONNENHEIM

19 : WONDERFUL WONDERFUL SUN

 

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Produced & performed by Kim Larsen
between May 2002 - August 2004
at Soundscape Studio, Copenhagen

Engineered by Louise Nipper
Mastered by Flemming Hansson at Sweep Mastering
Portrait photo by Fenella Overgaard
Cover photo by Kim Larsen
Layout assistance - Mikkel Ege Hübsch

Niels Rønne - studio keyboard on various tracks
Fenella Overgaard - backing vox on 3 & 8
Andreas Ritter - vox & backing vox on 2, 9 & 10
accordion on 2, 3, 6, 8 & 13
John van der Lieth - drums on 2, 8 & 10
backing vox on 10
Morten Lybecker - strum guitar on 4
Lars Korsholm - cymbals on 5
Louise Nipper - backing vox on 6

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Lyrics


BLACK MOTH
HERE WE ARE UNDER THE STARS
EMPTY AS DEAD BROTHERS IN ARMS
THROUGH STRAW AND MUD THE CLAY AND BLOOD
THE LAW OF THE CLAW THE CLAW OF GOD
AWAITING THE SUN THAT HERALD OF FIRE
TRENCHES DEEP DEEP IN THE MIRE
NEVER LEAVE WITHOUT HONOUR WITHIN
BROTHERS IN ARMS TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIN
A COAL BLACK MOTH TO TAKE THEIR PLACE
WRAPPED IN SNOW AND TWILIGHT FAITH
PREPARING FOR THE UNDERTOW
A LAYING OF FLOWERS WHERE THE WILLED WINDS BLOW
IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT IN THE EYE OF THE STORM
DRUGGED BY THE INCENSE OF A BLOODY DAWN
HERE WE ARE UNDER THE STARS
EMPTY AS DEAD BROTHERS IN ARMS

NIGHTTIME IN SONNENHEIM (Sample)
POUR THE MEAD IT´S TIME TO FEAST
IT´S NIGHTTIME IN SONNENHEIM
IN THE BRIGHTNESS OF STARS IN THE MIGHT OF NIGHT
IT´S NIGHTTIME IN SONNENHEIM
A TOAST TO FRIENDS AND HERE´S TO KIN
HERE´S TO GOOD COMPANY AS DAY GROWS DIM
TIMES TO COME AND TIMES THAT´VE BEEN
HERE´S TO THE POWERS AND STRENGTH WITHIN
MOUNT YOUR DREAMS POUR YOUR WINE
IT´S NIGHTTIME IN SONNENHEIM
ERECT THE ALGIZ HOLD TIGHT MY FRIEND
THE FIRE´S LIT THE FEAST BEGINS
THE EMPTINESS OF OUR FOES SHALL RICOCHET
TRUE WE ARE AND TRUE WE´LL STAY
AND THIS I SAY MY TRUEST FRIEND
THOR´S ON RETURN AND OTHINN RIDES AGAIN
BRING DEINE FREUNDE ZUM FEST
ES IST NACHT IN SONNENHEIM
BRING DEINE FREUNDE ZUM FEST
ES IST NACHT IN SONNENHEIM
BRING YOUR FRIENDS TO THE FEAST
IT´S NIGHTTIME IN SONNENHEIM
BRING YOUR FRIENDS TO THE FEAST
IT´S NIGHTTIME IN SONNENHEIM

SUMMER SOLSTICE (Sample)
SUMMER SOLSTICE YOUR HAND IN MINE
SUMMER SOLSTICE SO DIVINE
A PLEDGE TO KEEP TO SUN ABOVE
A PLEDGE TO YOU MY LOVE
SUMMER SOLSTICE GLORIOUS AND GOLDEN
SUMMER SOLSTICE FERTILE AND GILDED
A HOMAGE TO LIFE IN ALL IT´S BLOOM
CIRCLE OF THE SUN REKINDLE THE FIRE
SUMMER SOLSTICE YOUR HAND IN MINE
SUMMER SOLSTICE HERE IN SONNENHEIM
A PLEDGE TO KEEP TO SUN ABOVE
A PLEDGE TO YOU MY LOVE

HONOUR (Sample)
GAZE INTO THE FIRE
GAZE INTO THE FLAME
AND FROM THAT IT´LL RISE
SIMPLE YET SO EFFECTIVE
A CHOICE TO BE MADE
TO BE THE SHEEP OR THE SHEPHERD
TO BE THE HAMMER OR THE NAIL
TO FAIL OR PREVAIL
IN HEARTS DRAINED OF HONOUR
THESE CHANTS SHALL RESONATE PLENTY
IN HEARTS VILE AND HOLLOW
THESE CHANTS SHALL SNEAK IN GENTLY
IN HEARTS DRAINED OF HONOUR
THESE CHANTS WILL LEAVE THEM EMPTY
IN HEARTS DEAD AND SHALLOW
THESE CHANTS SHALL RISE ETERNALLY
IN THE ASHES OF A FIRE NEGLECTED
A SEED A SPECTRE UNEXPECTED
A FIRE THAT NEVER RESTS
UNCONQUERED SUN - REAWAKE
SOUND THY TRUMPETS TUNE THY DRUMS
AND SHARPEN THY DAGGERS
LET THEM KNOW WE´RE COMING
CARRYING THE WINDS THAT SHATTERS
IN HEARTS DRAINED OF HONOUR
THESE CHANTS SHALL RESONATE PLENTY
IN HEARTS VILE AND HOLLOW
THESE CHANTS SHALL SNEAK IN GENTLY
IN HEARTS DRAINED OF HONOUR
THESE CHANTS WILL LEAVE THEM EMPTY
IN HEARTS DEAD AND SHALLOW
THESE CHANTS SHALL RISE ETERNALLY
"BE YOUR FRIEND´S TRUE FRIEND
TO HIM AND HIS FRIENDS
BEWARE OF BEFRIENDING
AN ENEMY´S FRIEND"
"BE YOUR FRIEND´S TRUE FRIEND.
RETURN GIFT FOR GIFT
REPAY LAUGHTER
WITH LAUGHTER AGAIN
BUT BETRAYAL WITH TREACHERY."
-HÁVAMÁL


MY BLACK FAITH (Sample)
YOU WEAKENED AND TORE MY HEART
YOU RIPPED AND PURGED MY SOUL
YOU INVOKED THIS NIGHT WITHOUT A CARE
INITIATED THE END OF LOVE
ALL LIGHT BENDS INTO A HOLE
OF UTTER NOTHING
A HOPELESSNESS I CAN NOT COMPREHEND
VEILS AND THRUSTS AND BURNS AND TEARS
MY BLACK FATE
MY BLACK FAITH
I CAST MY LOVE AWAY
TWIST IN HELL WHERE I BELONG
AND NOW YOU´VE COME TO SEE ME SMILE
SO YOU CAN BE HAPPY FOR A WHILE
THE WARMTH HAS LEFT ME MY DEAR
LEFT BUT A FUTURE OF EMPTY YEARS
WITH A TRAIL OF NOTHING
AND EVEN DARKER DESCENT
MY BLACK FATE
MY BLACK FAITH
MY BLACK HATE
MY BLACK FAITH

WONDERFUL WONDERFUL SUN
WONDERFUL WONDERFUL SUN
TURN DOUBT INTO DUST
WONDERFUL WONDERFUL SUN
YOUR COLOURS SO LIKE BLOOD
AND FROM THE ESSENCE
INTO THE HEART
AND A QUESTION OF WILL
A CORONA A HALO OF FIRE
OF BLOOD OF DESIRE
THIS SEASON WE INITIATE
PURIFY! RETALIATE!
AND FROM THE ESSENCE
FROM THE SOLITUDE
AND A QUESTION OF FAITH
WONDERFUL WONDERFUL SUN
TURN DOUBT INTO DUST
WONDERFUL WONDERFUL SUN
YOUR COLOURS SO LIKE BLOOD
AND FROM THE ESSENCE
FROM THE SOLITUDE
IT´S A QUESTION OF HEART

HOLLOW UPON HOLLOW
WATCH THE PYRES RISE
WATCH THE FIRE BURN
HOLLOW UPON HOLLOW
WHAT EMPTY HEARTS
THIS WORLD PRODUCE
HOLLOW UPON HOLLOW
HERE COMES THE BLOODWIND
HERE COMES THE BLOODWINDS
HERE COMES THE BLOODWINDS
ONCE SWORD NOW RUST
ONCE FAITH NOW DUST
HOLLOW UPON HOLLOW
ONCE A WORD NOW DECEIT
ONCE FLOWERS NOW WEEDS
HOLLOW UPON HOLLOW
HERE COMES THE BLOODWIND
HERE COMES THE BLOODWINDS
HERE COMES THE BLOODWINDS
DID WE FORGET OUR PAST
SHALL WE REGAIN THE PATH
HOLLOW UPON HOLLOW
WATCH THE FIRES RISE
WATCH THE PYRES BURN
HOLLOW UPON HOLLOW
HERE COMES THE BLOODWIND
HERE COMES THE BLOODWINDS
HERE COMES THE BLOODWINDS

CAMOUFLAGE (Sample)
BEAUTIFUL AND STILL IS THE NIGHT
CAMOUFLAGE COATED DRAPED IN BLACK AND GREY
OH THESE CHANTS WILL COME FULL CIRCLE
UNDER THIS MY BLOODLIT MOON
A PROCESSION OF STARS ACROSS A NORTHERN SKY
THE SNOW IS AS COLD AS IT COMES
WITH STEALTH WE CHARGE WE BRAVE
EMBRACE OUR FAITH AND PURGE EMPTY DAYS
IN THE COMPANY OF WOLFS AND BLAZING WINDS
WHERE REASON STOPS AND HEART BEGINS
THERE´S A GEM JUST BELOW THE FIRE
FIXED IN BLACK AND SYMBOLS OF DESIRE
AND A CRAVING TO SORT YOU OUT
TO CAST YOU OUT INTO VERY DARKNESS (I promise)
A NIGHTTIME WHISPER CLANDESTINE
THE NATURE OF SECRECY AND DISILLUSIONED IN BETWEEN
BEAUTIFUL AND STILL IS THE NIGHT
CAMOUFLAGE COATED HARBOURING WILL
ALWAYS ON COURSE OVER THE MISTS OF NIGHT
ALWAYS ON COURSE OVER THE MISTS OF TIME
ALWAYS ON COURSE OVER THE MISTS OF NIGHT
ALWAYS ON COURSE OVER THE MISTS OF LIFE

LIEBLOS HIN ZUR DUNKELHEIT
LIEBLOS HIN ZUR DUNKELHEIT
LIEBLOS HIN ZUR DUNKELHEIT
LIEBLOS HIN ZUR DUNKELHEIT
LIEBLOS HIN ZUR DUNKELHEIT
LIEBLOS HIN ZUR DUNKELHEIT
LIEBLOS HIN ZUR DUNKELHEIT
LIEBLOS HIN ZUR DUNKELHEIT
LIEBLOS HIN ZUR DUNKELHEIT
LIEBLOS HIN ZUR DUNKELHEIT

HAIL HAIL HAIL
AS FROM A DREAM I WOKE
SAW A BLACKFLAMED SUN
A BLACK SPEARED SUN
SHINING ON EVERYONE
HAIL HAIL HAIL THESE RUNES THEY WILL PREVAIL
HAIL HAIL HAIL IF NOTHING ELSE
AND BENEATH AN ALTER
COVERED IN OAKLEAF
POWERFUL RUNES I SAW
SOWILÓ TÍWAZ & ELHAZ INVERTED
HAIL HAIL HAIL THESE RUNES THEY WILL PREVAIL
HAIL HAIL HAIL IF NOTHING ELSE
AS FROM A DREAM I WOKE
HEARD A WHISPER FROM THE PAST
AMONG THE TREES AMONG THE SHADOWS
GREAT RUNES OF SECRECY
HAIL HAIL HAIL THESE RUNES THEY WILL PREVAIL
HAIL HAIL HAIL IF NOTHING ELSE

HERE´S AN ODE
HERE´S AN ODE FOR YOU AND I
A CHANT AND A LOVE THAT NEVER SWAY
IN THE WINTER SNOW IN THE SUMMER SUN
BY THE RISING MOON
BY THE SETTING DAWN
BY OUR WILL AND MISANTHROPY
BY THE ROAD AND WHAT WILL BE
THROUGH BLOOD AND TEARS
AND NIGHTS WITHOUT MEASURE
HERE´S AN ODE FOR YOU AND I
A CHANT AND A LOVE THAT NEVER SWAY
IN THE WINTER SNOW IN THE SUMMER SUN
BY THE RISING MOON
BY THE SETTING DAWN
HERE´S AN ODE FOR YOU AND I
A CHANT AND A LOVE THAT NEVER SWAY
IN THE WINTER SNOW IN THE SUMMER SUN
BY THE RISING MOON
BY THE SETTING DAWN
BY OUR WILL AND MISANTHROPY
BY THE ROAD AND WHAT WILL BE
THROUGH BLOOD AND TEARS
AND NIGHTS WITHOUT MEASURE
HERE´S AN ODE FOR YOU AND I
A CHANT AND A LOVE THAT NEVER SWAY
IN THE WINTER SNOW IN THE SUMMER SUN
BY THE RISING MOON
BY THE SETTING DAWN

I SHALL FEAST (Sample)
IN THE HEART OF THE NIGHT
THE SHADOWS IN THE HEART
WHEN FRIENDSHIP GROWS THIN
ARE YOU WITHOUT DREAMS WITHIN?
TONIGHT I DREW MY BLOOD FOR YOU
BEHOLD THE SORROW AND THE MOON
DARKNESS WILL CONSUME EVERYONE OF YOU
TERROR AND DISHONOUR WILL SEE YOU THROUGH
JOY AND HAPPINESS PURGED OF EXISTENCE
ENTER NIGHT WOLFTEETH GLISTENS
I SHALL FEAST I SHALL FEAST
ON YOUR EMPTINESS ON YOUR EMPTINESS
I SHALL FEAST I SHALL FEAST
ON YOUR EMPTINESS ON YOUR COWARDNESS
I SHALL FEAST I SHALL FEAST
I SHALL FEAST I SHALL FEAST
I SHALL FEAST I SHALL FEAST
ON YOUR EMPTINESS ON YOUR EMPTINESS
I SHALL FEAST I SHALL FEAST
ON YOUR EMPTINESS ON YOUR COWARDNESS
I SHALL FEAST I SHALL FEAST
I SHALL FEAST I SHALL FEAST

LIKE WOLVES
LIKE WOLVES WE PLUNGE INTO THE NIGHT
PURE AT HEART PUREST WILL
RAISING FIRES ONE WITH SELF
AND FOR A WHILE THINGS DOESN´T SEEM
DISHONEST AND EMPTY
AND HOWEVER THIS WORLD MAY BE
BE ON GUARD TAKE GOOD HEED
AND CHOOSE CAREFULLY
WE TREAD WITH STEALTH!
LIKE WOLVES WE PLUNGE INTO THE NIGHT
LIKE WOLVES WE PLUNGE INTO THE NIGHT


WINTER SOLSTICE
BLOOD WINTER FEAST A SOLSTICE PLEDGE
LEAN ON THE BLADE LEAN ON DEATH
I´LL RIP ALL YOUR ANGELS ALL APART
THIS WINTER NO LOVE NO HEART
THIS ENDLESS PLUNGE TOWARDS THE END
I´LL SMILE AS YOU FALL AS NIGHT DESCENDS
BLOOD AND ALGIZ ABOVE
MIDNIGHT VEIL MIDNIGHT VEIL MY LOVE
YOUR IGNORANCE HAS SLAIN YOUR GODS
YOUR EMPTINESS WILL SLAY YOUR HEART
WHAT EMPTY THINGS THIS WINTER BRINGS
WHAT LOVELY TUNE SWEET SATAN SINGS
6-6-6 UPON THE WIND
WHAT EMPTY DEEDS THE FUTURE BRINGS
THE SMELL OF IODINE IN THE AIR
IF YOU SHOULD FALL THEN I DON´T CARE
BLOOD AND ALGIZ ABOVE
MIDNIGHT VEIL MIDNIGHT VEIL MY LOVE
YOUR IGNORANCE HAS SLAIN YOUR HEART
YOUR EMPTINESS WILL SLAY YOUR GODS

 

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Notes

The title came from a friend who was told by a Danish WW2 volunteer who served on the German side,
that while on the frontline during the night-time, the soldiers called the lit up sky
for 'Sonnenheim'.
How beautiful and terrifing.

The cover photo was taken while attending a midsummer blót in Lejre, Denmark 2002

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