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Waylander reveal lyrical meanings behind select songs on new album

Posted in News with tags , , , on 18th May 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Waylander-cover-1400x1400-72dpiFreshly mastered at the Finnox Studio in Finland, where acts such as Children of Bodom and Nightwish have recorded, Irish folk metal band Waylander are releasing their brand new and fourth full length album Kindred Spirits on July 16th (EU) and August 14th (North America)

The band have described lyrics for the two first songs: Echoes of the Sidhe and Lamh Dearg, which we feel are very interesting topics.

Echoes Of The Sidhe deals with the enduring fascination in Celtic countries with the the Fairy folk which has survived the coming of Christianity as well as the modern age of enlightenment. The belief in the old Gods and the existence of higher planes of existence has endured and will continue to do so.

LÁMH DEARG,  meaning Red Hand, the symbol of the northern province of Ulster of which Northern Ireland makes up two thirds. For the first time since our debut demo, the conflict in Northern Ireland is used as a subject for one of our songs. This song is about love for the land which transcends politics, where the land itself is sacred while mankind are merely the custodians for the generations to come. Concentrate on what unites us as it’s a lot more than people have knowledge of due to a blinkered mindset. In effect, this song is a modern pagan perspective on the conflict we have endured.

Kindred Spirits track listing:

1. Echoes of the Sidhe
2. Lámh Dearg
3. Twin Fires of Beltíne
4. Of Fear and Fury
5. Grave of Giants
6. A Path Well Trodden
7. Quest for Immortality
8. Erdath
9. Kindred Spirits