Woodland Rites

by GREEN LUNG

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A DOOM CHARTS Number One Record

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'This is heavy metal how it should be done, with lashings of occult camp and some sweet solstice swagger' The Guardian

www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/22/arcade-fire-track-of-the-week

‘Killer, sample-strewn psych-doom. There’s great songwriting, spiralling solos and the power of the riff permeating all of it' Daniel P. Carter, Kerrang!

'The full-length debut from these South London voyagers surges with all the druggy riffs and spooky psychedelia you could ever want' Metal Hammer

'An early contender to stand among 2019’s best debut albums... something truly special' The Obelisk

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'A fantastic mix of stoner rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock laden with harmonies. The band just dropped their new single "Let The Devil In" and it's going to get stuck in your head while also essentially forcing you to slow head bang' Metal Injection

www.metalinjection.net/av/new-music/green-lungs-new-song-let-the-devil-in-is-a-heavy-psych-rock-stoner-jam

'I’ve already tagged this one for me to revisit when Doomed & Stoned considers the Heavy Best of 2019. This is exceptional in every way' Doomed & Stoned

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Woodland Rites is one of the most enjoyable albums I’ve heard recently. Because it handles themes of belief, magic, and perspectives on life with such a light and inclusive hand, it sneaks up on you. You find yourself not only rocking to its excellent music but somehow inhaling its mood. A riff rings out and you can smell the oak’s needles; a vocal line rings and an image of a cowled figure flashes in your head, a lit candle in one hand. Green Lung accomplish making both a great musical album and a great lyrical journey into their imagination. Just take their hand and away you go' Heavy Blog Is Heavy

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'A stellar experience... when music is as strong and reputable as this one cannot help but to crank up the volume and give in to its power, of which there is an absolute abundance' New Noise Magazine

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'The songs are strong, the lyrical imagery is top notch and the music does not miss a beat. Woodland Rites is one of the best debut records I have heard in some time' Outlaws of the Sun

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'Just like that, Green Lung have submitted another contender for metal album of the year. Folks, we’re only just in March. I thought 2018 was a high mark year for metal, but 2019 is shaping up possibly even stronger. 10/10' Metal Temple

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'The fact that Woodland Rites is the debut from Green Lung is simply incredible as the level of maturity and depth in the song writing far exceeds the band’s years. With the band writing songs of this level on their debut album, it is truly exciting to see what they come up with for their next release' Distorted Sound

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'A very impressive debut from a very impressive band. "Woodland Rites" is a superb album that is both melodic AND accessible' Desert Psychlist

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'Full of great riffs, brilliant hammond work, great lyrics and vocals and some amazing solos. One of the best stoner/psychedelic rock albums I have heard in a very long time' Musipedia of Metal

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'Full of top riffs, catchy vocals, and endless mood. These are the kind of songs that stay with you after the record has stopped playing. Highly recommended' Indy Metal Vault

www.indymetalvault.com/2019/04/19/vault-picks-2-april-19th-2019/

'This band has impressed so much these last couple of years just releasing total bangers and I don’t think they’re gonna stop anytime soon' Mammoth Tongue Reviews

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released March 20, 2019

Side A:

I: Initiation
II: Woodland Rites
III: Let the Devil In
IV: The Ritual Tree

Side B:

V: Templar Dawn
VI: Call of the Coven
VII: May Queen
VII: Into the Wild

Recorded at Bear Bites Horse Studio, September 2018
Engineered and mixed by Wayne Adams (bearbiteshorse.com)
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (audiosiege.com)
Released via Kozmik Artifactz (kozmik-artifactz.com)

Additional backing vocals and saxophone by Joe Murgatroyd (joemurgatroyd.com)
Additional keyboards by Oscar Foxley (oscarfoxley.com)

LP and CD art and illustration by Richard Wells (richardwellsgraphics.com)
Cassette photography by Courtney Brooke (lightwitch.com)
Band photography by Sally Patti (sallypatti.com)
Art direction by Tom Templar

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GREEN LUNG London, UK

Vox: Tom Templar
Guitar: Scott Black
Bass: Andrew Cave
Drums: Matt Wiseman
Organ: John Wright

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Track Name: Initiation
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Woodland Rites
At the gloaming on Walpurgis night
In the forest you saw our fires alight
The trees were talking, they whispered your name
Darkness was falling as you walked towards the flames

Oh yeah!

Now you stand before the sign
Yeah, you can’t believe your eyes
Dancing naked in the night
Won’t you join our woodland rites?
Our woodland rites

Christian woman, you couldn’t resist
So you came closer, just to catch a glimpse
What you saw, you’ll never forget
In black smoke the form of Baphomet

Oh yeah!

Now you stand before the sign
Is this all in your mind?
Dancing naked in the night
Won’t you join our woodland rites?
Our woodland rites

You wake up in the morning sun
No memory of what was done
And you cannot understand
Why there’s blood upon your hands

Now you stand before the sign
Yeah, you know that it’s your time
Dancing naked in the night
Won’t you join our woodland rites?
Our woodland rites

Come, join our rites…

Our woodland rites!
Track Name: Let the Devil In
You’ve spent your whole life in the service of God
Down on your two knees to save your soul
We’ve been watching, everything you do
Our Lord and Master has great plans for you

Sister, you’ve been told
That making love’s a sin
Open your heart
And let the devil in

Sister, can’t you see
His mark upon your skin
Open your heart
And let the devil in

Come to the last house on the left of the street
In the red room our circle will meet
Wear nothing more than a long black hood
And a pendant of tannis root

Sister, you’ve been told
That making love’s a sin
Open your heart
And let the devil in

Sister, you can try to fight
You know you’ll never win
Open your heart
And let the devil in

Let him in
Let the devil in

Sister, you’ve been told
That making love’s a sin
Open your heart
And let the devil in

Sister, let it go!
Give yourself to him
Open your heart
And let the devil in

Let him in
Let the devil in
Track Name: The Ritual Tree
In time you will see
What’s behind the leaves
Carved in bark, the devil’s mark
Follow me to the Ritual Tree

If you come down to old Hagley Wood
Who knows what you might find?
See the black candles lighting the way
Through the branches entwined

In time you will see
What’s behind the leaves
Carved in bark, the devil’s mark
Follow me to the Ritual Tree

Past the dark rows of oak, ash and thorn
To the twisted Wych elm
With its trunk hollowed out and deformed
Like some gateway to Hell

In time you will see
What’s behind the leaves
Carved in bark, the devil’s mark
Follow me to the Ritual Tree

She is waiting here beneath the boughs
Do you dare look inside?
Hand of Glory is pointing at you
And there’s nowhere to hide

In time you will see
What’s behind the leaves
Carved in bark, the devil’s mark
Follow me to the Ritual Tree

Who put Bella in the Wych elm?
I’ll never tell
Track Name: Templar Dawn
Inside our tombs we dead await
In endless gloom we contemplate
We shall return, as prophesied
So break the curse and we will rise

Once we were knights
In the service of Christ
Now to Satan sworn
On this unholy night
Under the pale moonlight
We will be reborn
Templar dawn

Templar dawn

For centuries our cult has grown
Now they will raise our blackened bones
Cursed by the king, burned at the stake
Seeking revenge, we now awake

Once we were knights
In the service of Christ
Now to Satan sworn
On this unholy night
Under the pale moonlight
We will be reborn
Templar dawn

Grand Master!

Ride out!

Out of the crypt, we ride again
To lay waste to the world of men
Our eyes are blind, our flesh decayed
But still we wage our black crusade

Once we were knights
In the service of Christ
Now to Satan sworn
On this unholy night
Under the pale moonlight
We will be reborn
Templar dawn
Track Name: Call of the Coven
I heard them calling
At witching hour, just before the dawn
I had the feeling
That I had heard their song somewhere before

Deep in the marrow
That melody awoke something in me
An ancient evil
At once I knew I had to set it free

From the field and the furrows
And from the trees
I hear the call of the coven
Calling to me

At the height of the summer
On solstice eve
I hear the call of the coven
Calling to me

I tried to fight it
Oh how I begged, I pleaded and I prayed
But it was too late
In a stupor I was drawn toward the glade

Somnambulating
I couldn’t tell what was real or a dream
There in the clearing
Skyclad, they were beckoning to me

From the field and the furrows
And from the trees
I hear the call of the coven
Calling to me

At the height of the summer
On solstice eve
I hear the call of the coven
Calling to me

Calling… calling… calling to me

So begins the Sabbath
Witches whirling up into the sky
I am their captive
They will force me to conceive their demon child

From the field and the furrows
And from the trees
I hear the call of the coven
Calling to me

At the height of the summer
On solstice eve
I hear the call of the coven
Calling to me
Track Name: May Queen
I’ve seen the birds fall from the sky
I’ve seen the harvest wither and die
And now I know our prayers have all been in vain
We must invoke the Old Gods to bring back the rain

Wake her at dawn, bring her down to the bower
Robe her in white, crown her with funeral flowers
Join the parade, oh follow her through fields of dust
Because tonight we must bless the same soil with her blood

May Queen
Chosen One
Daughter of the Sun

May Queen
Chosen One
Now your time has come

As dusk descends, we climb the black hill to the stones
The sun sets blood red as she takes up her wicker throne
Flames flicker high as our torches are put to the pyre
Her reign will end, as her body is fed to the fire

May Queen
Chosen One
Daughter of the Sun

May Queen
Chosen One
Now your time has come
Track Name: Into the Wild
Spent all winter waiting
For the sun to arise
Longing for isolation
For the starlit skies

Dreaming of the forest
The whispering pines
Soon as the summer comes
I will step out of time

Now I’m going out into the wild
For once in my life I feel alive
Now I find my way into the wild
Here to stay until the day I die

Tried to live the city life
But it came to no good
Tried to be civilised
But I never could

Never felt satisfaction
Never felt at home
‘Til I went to the woods
And I lived alone

Now I’m going out into the wild
For once in my life I feel alive
Now I find my way into the wild
Here to stay until the day I die

No sense of self
No sense of time
Here I have found
Some peace of mind

Now I am nothing
I am nobody
At the edge of nowhere
I am finally free

Up here on the mountain
I’ve got my own space
Feel like I dropped out
Of the human race

No hope for mankind
No, they’ll never learn
Yeah, I’m going to sit back
And watch the world burn

No sense of self
No sense of time
Here I have found
Some peace of mind

Now I am nothing
I am nobody
At the edge of nowhere
I am finally free

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