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Grave Digger - Rheingold

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Grave Digger'2003

RheingoldRelease by: Nuclear Blast

(includes 1 Japanese bonus track)


Grave Digger - Rheingold
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. The Ring (Overture)
    (Rheingold

Three Rhinemaidens are swimming in me depths of the river Rhine, as the night-dwarf enters. The Rhinemaidens tease him as he tries to catch them. Then a ray of sunlight shines on the pile of gold. The Rhinemaidens tell the dwarf that if someone should forswear all love, he would be able to forge an all- powerful ring of the Rhinegold. They tell this to the dwarf because they think, he would never forswear love, as he was so lustily chasing them. But they are wrong: mad with despair, the dwarf forswears and curses all love and he steals the Rhinegold and flees before the shocked Rhinemaidens can take any action.
Wotan (king of the gods) bargains with the Giants to build the glory of Valhalla and risks the God's immortality. To appease the Giants and ensure eternal youth, Wotan steals the Rhinegold and the ring from the evil dwarf and gives it to the Giants.
In a fury, the dwarf bitterly spits forth the ring's unforgiving curse. Immediately the giants start a fight over how to divide the treasure. One Giant kills the other gets all the treasure. The power of the curse horrifies Wotan.
After the Giant has left the gods turn to greet their new home. The god of Thunder summons a lighting bolt to clear away the fog and a Rainbow Bridge spreads out. Wotan is silent for a moment, as though seized by a novel idea. He christens the fortress Valhalla.
As the gods are walking the Rainbow Bridge to Valhalla...)

(01:48)

2. Rheingold

(04:01)

3. Valhalla

(03:48)

4. Giants

(04:37)

5. Maidens of War
    (Valkyrie

In the face of the battle, Siegmund, Fathered by Wotan (also father of the Maidens of War), discovers that Sieglinde is his twin sister. Yet, they join as man and wife.
Wotan knows he must kill Siegmund For the violation of the laws of matrimony. But unable to bear the agony of the deed, He sends the Valkyrie Brunnhilde, in his place.
Brunnhilde (one of the Maidens of War) takes mercy on the two lovers. In anguish. Wotan causes Siegmund's death By shattering his sword in battle. Brunnhilde is made mortal as punishment for betraying Wotan, and he surrounds her with a wall of flame that can only be broken by a hero. A portent of the fall of the Gods.)

(05:48)

6. Sword
    (Triumph, Glory And Agony

In a cavern in deep wilderness, a dwarfen smith is forging a sword. He is frustrated: no matter how good a sword he forges, his young "ward" Siegfried breaks every one of them. There is only one sword Siegfried could not break: Nothung the enchanted. But Mime cannot forge it anew. He wants Siegfried to slay the Giant (who is now a dragon) so he could get the Ring. Finnlly the dwarf shows Siegfried the fragments of the sword Nothung as a proof of his tale. Siegfried decides to forge Nothung himself. As he forges the sword, the dwarf brews a drugged potion for him. Siegfried forge the steel and with one mighty blow he's cleaving the anvil in two.
Siegfried walks alone toward the Dragon's cave. He sees a beautiful bird - he carves a flute and tries to imitate its singing, but realises his playing does not sound right. So Siegfried decides to give the bird a few notes from his hunting-horn. As Siegfried blows the hunting-horn, The Dragon comes out of his cave to investigate the noise.
A hard fight begins and Siegfried pierces the Dragon's heart very quickly. The Dragon, lust before he dies, asks his slayer's name and tells his stony to the boy. He also warns Siegfried about the evil dwarf who lead him to the Dragon.
Some of the Dragon's blood has been spilled on Siegfried's fingers and as he licks them he realizes he can now understand the bird's speech.
Siegfried can hear the bird's voice: the bird warns him of the Dwarf's treachery. The Dwarf tries to offer Siegfried a drugged potion, but Siegfried can read his mind as if it were an open book. He gets angry and slays the dwarf with one swift blow of his sword. He throws the Dwarf's corpse in the Dragon's cave.)

(05:02)

7. Dragon

(04:07)

8. Liar
    (Twilight of the Gods

Answering the call to adventure. Siegfried plunges into a world or false friends, deceit, betrayal and death. An herb potion and deception by Hagen, the evil dwarf's son, lead Siegfried to force Brunnhilde into marrying another man.
Hagen ends Siegfried's ring-cursed life with a spear in the back. Siegfried's funeral pyre and Brunnhilde's immolation ignite the heavens and earth. From the ruins of the half-burnt hall, the men and women perceive with awe the light in the sky, in which now appears the hall of Valhalla, where the gods and heroes are seen sitting together...
Bright flames seize on the abode of the gods; and when this is completely enveloped by them, the curtain falls.
The Gods' fate is sealed in the final conflagration and the world awaits its rebirth.)

(02:46)

9. Murderer

(05:37)

10. Twilight of the Gods

(06:42)

Bonus(es):
11. Hero

(06:34)

12. Good Bye

(04:18)



 
The Ring (Overture)
(Rheingold

Three Rhinemaidens are swimming in me depths of the river Rhine, as the night-dwarf enters. The Rhinemaidens tease him as he tries to catch them. Then a ray of sunlight shines on the pile of gold. The Rhinemaidens tell the dwarf that if someone should forswear all love, he would be able to forge an all- powerful ring of the Rhinegold. They tell this to the dwarf because they think, he would never forswear love, as he was so lustily chasing them. But they are wrong: mad with despair, the dwarf forswears and curses all love and he steals the Rhinegold and flees before the shocked Rhinemaidens can take any action.
Wotan (king of the gods) bargains with the Giants to build the glory of Valhalla and risks the God's immortality. To appease the Giants and ensure eternal youth, Wotan steals the Rhinegold and the ring from the evil dwarf and gives it to the Giants.
In a fury, the dwarf bitterly spits forth the ring's unforgiving curse. Immediately the giants start a fight over how to divide the treasure. One Giant kills the other gets all the treasure. The power of the curse horrifies Wotan.
After the Giant has left the gods turn to greet their new home. The god of Thunder summons a lighting bolt to clear away the fog and a Rainbow Bridge spreads out. Wotan is silent for a moment, as though seized by a novel idea. He christens the fortress Valhalla.
As the gods are walking the Rainbow Bridge to Valhalla...)
(Instrumental)
 
 
Rheingold
In the depths of the river
Deep in the waves
Three rhinemaidens are singing
Songs of the brave

An ugly dwarf
Greedy with pleasure
Desires the gold,
Try to steal the treasure

Guardians of the holy treasure
No cheat should steal it from the river
Gleaming glow in the water's depth
Shines brightly, bravely through the waves

Rheingold, Rheingold
Rheingold, Rheingold

Who denies love
Who forfeits it's power
Can attain the magic
To forge a ring

If you are enarmoured
And longing for love
Lets see my handsome
What you look like

Guardians of the holy treasure
No cheat should steal it from the river
Gleaming glow in the water's depth
Shines brightly, bravely through the waves

Rheingold, Rheingold
Rheingold, Rheingold

Aren't you afraid
Brood of the waters.
Then conquer the dark,
And I'll put out yiur light

I wrench the gold from the rock,
Forge the ring of revenge
For hell and the devil,
I curse my love

Guardians of the holy treasure
No cheat should steal it from the river
Who from the Rheingold will fashion the ring
Win the World's wealth and will be king
 
 
Valhalla
A sultry haze hangs in the air
A lightning storm cuts through the sky
Thunder, the. master, calling for the clouds
Thunder, your master, summons you to this place

Boldly tread this fearless path
Don't fear the giant's wrath

Over the mountains
The sun rises up
A castle of gold
Shines through the clouds

The gods awaken
Out of their dreams
Crossing the valley
To the rainbow bridge

Valhalla
Valhalla
Valhalla
Valhalla

Shrouded from the pale cold night
In the east you'll see it's blinding light
From dusk to dawn-in peace and serenity
Follow the King and dwell with me

Boldly tread this fearless path
Don't fear the giant's wrath

Over the mountains
The sun rises up
A castle of gold
Shines through the clouds

The gods awaken
Out of their dreams
Crossing the valley
To the rainbow bridge

Valhalla
Valhalla
Valhalla
Valhalla
 
 
Giants
Sacred hall, eternal might,
Endless fame, see the golden light
Son of the dark, Goddess of youth,
Sacrifice her, and pay the price

Forever you'll be guilty
Forever you'll be free
Forever you'll be strong
Forever you will live in peace

Giants giants
Giants

But in the light of day, pay us penance
Instead of the goddess, we'll have the ring
Brother take heed, don't be greedy
The gold, the treasure, is mine forever

I have slain my brother
Cause we hate each other
I have changed my face
To the dragon's race

Giants giants
Giants

Giants giants
Giants
 
 
Maidens of War
(Valkyrie

In the face of the battle, Siegmund, Fathered by Wotan (also father of the Maidens of War), discovers that Sieglinde is his twin sister. Yet, they join as man and wife.
Wotan knows he must kill Siegmund For the violation of the laws of matrimony. But unable to bear the agony of the deed, He sends the Valkyrie Brunnhilde, in his place.
Brunnhilde (one of the Maidens of War) takes mercy on the two lovers. In anguish. Wotan causes Siegmund's death By shattering his sword in battle. Brunnhilde is made mortal as punishment for betraying Wotan, and he surrounds her with a wall of flame that can only be broken by a hero. A portent of the fall of the Gods.)
Father tell me, what's troubling you
How your worries upset your child
I saw his eyes, heard his words
I realized the hero's solemn distress

Confide in me, I'm loyal to you
But I can't kill, your son, your blood

Killing, fighting for victory
Killing, fighting, the enemy
Killing, fighting in agony
Killing, dying for glory

Maidens of war
Children of the gods
Farewell - farewell
Maidens of war

You slaughter, you've killed your flesh
Why you deny, the love with pain and death
Your spear destroyed the glorious sword
Broke it into nameless steel forever

Killing, fighting for victory
Killing, fighting, the enemy
Killing, fighting in agony
Killing, dying for glory

Maidens of war
Children of the gods
Farewell - farewell
Maidens of war

Why, why, why commit this cruel murder
Why, why, why I'm imprisoned by the holy fire

Maidens of war
Children of the gods
Farewell - farewell
Maidens of war
 
 
Sword
(Triumph, Glory And Agony

In a cavern in deep wilderness, a dwarfen smith is forging a sword. He is frustrated: no matter how good a sword he forges, his young "ward" Siegfried breaks every one of them. There is only one sword Siegfried could not break: Nothung the enchanted. But Mime cannot forge it anew. He wants Siegfried to slay the Giant (who is now a dragon) so he could get the Ring. Finnlly the dwarf shows Siegfried the fragments of the sword Nothung as a proof of his tale. Siegfried decides to forge Nothung himself. As he forges the sword, the dwarf brews a drugged potion for him. Siegfried forge the steel and with one mighty blow he's cleaving the anvil in two.
Siegfried walks alone toward the Dragon's cave. He sees a beautiful bird - he carves a flute and tries to imitate its singing, but realises his playing does not sound right. So Siegfried decides to give the bird a few notes from his hunting-horn. As Siegfried blows the hunting-horn, The Dragon comes out of his cave to investigate the noise.
A hard fight begins and Siegfried pierces the Dragon's heart very quickly. The Dragon, lust before he dies, asks his slayer's name and tells his stony to the boy. He also warns Siegfried about the evil dwarf who lead him to the Dragon.
Some of the Dragon's blood has been spilled on Siegfried's fingers and as he licks them he realizes he can now understand the bird's speech.
Siegfried can hear the bird's voice: the bird warns him of the Dwarf's treachery. The Dwarf tries to offer Siegfried a drugged potion, but Siegfried can read his mind as if it were an open book. He gets angry and slays the dwarf with one swift blow of his sword. He throws the Dwarf's corpse in the Dragon's cave.)
Stranger tell me - the. story behind
How my mother died - as I was a child
My father was killed - in a fight till death
He gave me this sword - with his last breath

This foolish dwarf - it seems so clear
Can't forge the steel - cause he's full of fear
Only the one - who feels no terror
Can forge the steel - and create it anew

Steel by steel
The hammer falls
Shaping me - a deadly sword
With fire and power - i do well
I curse it with a magic spell

Fire, Fire - blow on the blaze
Smelt the splinters - of my steel
Glorious sword - now you're fixed in the hilt
And I spread out - to kill the dragon

Steel by steel
The hammer falls
Shaping me - a deadly sword
With fire and power - i do well
I curse it with a magic spell
 
 
Dragon
A savage dragon in the dark cavern mouth
A rancid bellow pours from it
If you are spattered with his venomous poison
beware and protect from his swishing tail

Kill kill the dragon
Kill kill - the beast inside
Kill kill the dragon
Victory is by my side

He thrust the sword into the dragon's guts
Pierced his heart and shut his mouth
He tasted the blood and listened to the birds
Who told him about the liars words

Kill kill the dragon
Kill kill - the beast inside
Kill kill the dragon
Victory is by my side
 
 
Liar
(Twilight of the Gods

Answering the call to adventure. Siegfried plunges into a world or false friends, deceit, betrayal and death. An herb potion and deception by Hagen, the evil dwarf's son, lead Siegfried to force Brunnhilde into marrying another man.
Hagen ends Siegfried's ring-cursed life with a spear in the back. Siegfried's funeral pyre and Brunnhilde's immolation ignite the heavens and earth. From the ruins of the half-burnt hall, the men and women perceive with awe the light in the sky, in which now appears the hall of Valhalla, where the gods and heroes are seen sitting together...
Bright flames seize on the abode of the gods; and when this is completely enveloped by them, the curtain falls.
The Gods' fate is sealed in the final conflagration and the world awaits its rebirth.)
Night is falling
Brothers in blood
Invincible in their faith

Deceiver, believer
Stronger than steel
Insanity is what I feel

Here I stand
Take my hand
Let us flee
To be free

I'm a liar
I'm a sinner
I feel rain
Running through my veins

I'm a liar
I'm a sinner
I feel rain
Of my own destiny

Fighting, dying,
Revenge in blood
Listen to the tongues of hate

Destroyer, betrayer,
Witness of love
Sadness is my lonely fate

Here I stand
Take my hand
Let us flee
To be free

I'm a liar
I'm a sinner
I feel rain
Running through my veins

I'm a liar
I'm a sinner
I feel rain
Of my own destiny
 
 
Murderer
You bloody liar,
I feel the spear
You've spread me poison
And I've learned my lesson
I hear the wind,
Whispering in my ear
I see the light of day
I feel death is near

Murderer - what have you done
Murderer - the hero's gone
Murderer - with pain you shall die
Murderer - your soul will cry

The sun goes down, the night is falling,
Gods of darkness surround my soul
You faceless evil, you took my blood,
Heaven knows who murdered me

Murderer - what have you done
Murderer - the hero's gone
Murderer - with pain you shall die
Murderer - your soul will cry
 
 
Twilight of the Gods
Stack stout logs for me in pile
By the snow of the Rhine
High and bright let a fire blaze
For the noble hero
With his sword ho shall burn
The horse by his side
So cast your eyes on my pain and grief
Behold your eternal guilt

Twilight of the Gods
Twilight of the Gods

Feel my hatred, mighty gods
My screams break the silent air
I'll take your gold, give it away
To free my self from the magic curse
You will burn deep in hell
For the murder of my love
Darkness near, the rhine overflows,
Higher and higher, waves grow

Twilight of the Gods
Twilight of the Gods
Twilight of the Gods
Twilight of the Gods

Bright flames set fire to the hall
Valhalla's end is near
Gods and heroes are lost in the hall
See Valhalla's fall

Twilight of the Gods
Twilight of the Gods

Bright flames set fire to the hall
Valhalla's end is near
Gods and heroes are lost in the hall
See Valhalla's fall

Twilight of the Gods
Twilight of the Gods
Twilight of the Gods
Twilight of the Gods
 
 
Hero
 
 
Good Bye
 
Lineup:
Chris Boltendahl (Uncle Reaper) - vocal, back-vocal
Hans Peter Katzenburg (HP Katzenburg) - keys
Manni Schmidt - guitar
Jens Becker - bass guitar
Stefan Arnold - drums

Guests:
Olaf Senkbeil - back-vocal
Thomas Hackmann (Hacky) - back-vocal
Michael Rhein (Das Letzte Einhorn) - vocal
 
Produced by Chris Boltendahl and Resetti Brothers.

The lyrics were typed by FaST.



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