The Rock of the Clyde

by Ruadh

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Tom O'Dell
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Tom O'Dell An album of extraordinary quality that grows with each listen, new nuances revealing themselves every time. It’s simultaneously serene and savage, and carries the mantle of Caledonian Black Metal with righteous aplomb. It’s well worth your time and money; buy this. Favorite track: Only distant echoes reign (Part 1).
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Andy The highs do rock in a very similar vein to SOAR but it is with the lighter interludes and the clean vocals where Ruadh demonstrates that this is a lot more than it may seem at first. Favorite track: Only distant echoes reign (Part 2).
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sysiphusplus3 My mom died two days ago and I needed some good music now more than ever. Glad I discovered you guys, I have metal from all over the world and needed some from Scotland for my collection. Favorite track: Embers.
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1.
Embers 10:00
Charcoal Skies overhead as the dawn surrenders to the cold night a chill overbearing is felt from within a failing light is all that's left the embers of flame that kept us warm So many secrets hidden in soil So many bones are buried within So many souls wander these lands These lands we call our home. Enter, the season bring with you the darkness the harvest has ended and we must take refuge from the cold the offerings given to the land that will waken when the world is reborn. The Embers of the flame!
2.
A fortress of stone on the banks of the Clyde casting it's shadow upon river so strong imposing the landscape a vantage for sight It stands through time and the changing of hands The fort of the Britons the seat of the southern kingdom The Rock of the Clyde The Rock of the Clyde "Lost in the memories of long dead bards who's words and stories gave life to this land Ingrained in our fabric in our nations tale" A fortress of stone on the banks of the Clyde casting it's shadow upon river so strong imposing the landscape a vantage for sight It stands through time and the changing of hands The fort of the Britons the seat of the southern kingdom The Rock of the Clyde A fortress of stone on the banks of the Clyde casting it's shadow upon river so strong imposing the landscape a vantage for sight It stands through time and the changing of hands The fort of the Britons the seat in the southern kingdom The Rock of the Clyde From ages of iron to modern day it stands atop the river proud Though many structures have dawned it peaks still it remains unbent by time a monument of the past the Rock of the Clyde
3.
The fire is lit a log is burning bright to conquer the darkness and banish evil from sight. For fortune in the days to come the last light is used from the year that takes flight. The old oak that bears mistletoe blessed by the Gods and given as a gift to adorn the Pine tree with colours of the moon and stars to represent the fallen as the year comes to a close. The light of winter, holds. Voices linger in the gathering dark telling tales of the land and it's people to which we hold a spiritual bond unbroken by time
4.
Laying on the hillside Scattered on the glens The blissful fields of Heather for which my soul still yearns I am born of the soil this land that keeps me close inside I feel the heartbeat of all that fell before. Deep in thought I lay Gazing at the sky above fields of Heather are eagles soaring high A brazen land this is bold with bracken strong Sorrow held within And history told in song. It's purple shimmer glistens among the green landscape bellow As I gaze upon this plain and it fills my empty soul Born we are as servants ignorant to the ways of old Awoken by our need to feel something more than we are told. I hold my hands to the sky as the rain begins to fall it's here now I wander listening to the voices from before here at the fields of heather my spirit is reborn a cold chill is around us connected to the land
5.
Cold and dark is the forest deep where souls of the fallen and pride of the nation now sleeps I hear the pipes are calling carried by the wind like the leaves in autumn lost in a drift a powerful sway like waves crashing to the shore its stories kept for aeons and its history etched in stone. Paths now overgrown retaken by the trees where our fathers walked reclaimed by natures growth seasons pass one to the next our customs wash away like rain falling from the sky and all that remains are the stories our elders tell A sorrow fills my heart as I wander the through woods A pain is felt within as I walk along the shores A cold breathe always follows like the ghosts that still remain Dying to be heard in these empty glens. Whether by the sword or by the peoples will A time will come for us to rise again A crown atop a kings head there will never be but our sons and daughters will be free in the end.
6.
Breath taking is the landscape release my soul interned as distant echoes cascade telling tales of a time we'll never know Ephemeral we are The last light burns bright within and darkness is certain but for a matter of time. The land that once provided The forest that was sacred to us all The trees that carry wisdom The spear that guarded our homes the mist upon the landscape A shroud upon the glens Can you hear the voices echo from ages long since past. Only distant echoes reign to tell us what of came before On the wind it sings it's tales and a sorrow is in it's song.

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One-man atmospheric black metal project, Ruadh, return with their sophomore album entitled ‘The Rock of the Clyde’ There will be six tracks of epic, Scottish, atmospheric black metal with folk elements throughout. ‘The Rock of the Clyde’ is an evolution from their debut album ‘Sovereign’. It has a much more melodic feel yet has more visceral elements too. Tom Perrett, hailing from Rutherglen (also known as the red glen) in the central belt of Scotland looks to forge a sound akin to the classics he has always enjoyed such as Bathory, Burzum, Windir and Emperor. Ruadh’s sound will also appeal to fans of newer atmospheric black metal bands such as Saor, Winterfylleth and Panopticon. ‘The Rock of the Clyde’ contains six tracks that are massive in both scope and scale, taking you through the Iron Ages in Scotland. It also explores the history and mythology of the people of Scotland, conveying both sorrow and uplifting, almost heroic tones. Social Media  Official Website: ​https://ruadh.bandcamp.com/releases Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/ruadhofficial/ Twitter: ​https://twitter.com/ruadhofficial Instagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/ruadhofficial/

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released May 22, 2020

Tom Perrett - All instruments unless stated below
Kim Copland - Bass
Phillip Morrison - Drums
Female vocals by Ceiti


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Ruadh Glasgow, UK

RUADH (which is pronounced "Roo-Ah" and translates to "red") is the Atmospheric Black Metal project of Tom Perrett from Glasgow, Scotland.

Tom was born and raised in one of the oldest Burghs in Scotland, which translates to "The red glen". The derivation of the town's name is unclear but one theory is that the area was once a settlement of Reuther, a Scottish king who ruled between 213 &187 BC.
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