Tales From the Black Lodge

by Shadow Windhawk

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    The 2nd pressing of "Tales From the Black Lodge" on high-quality silver Compact Discs. This version comes in a slick, all-new gatefold "Eco-Wallet" design with full-color cover artwork by Thunder Pumpkin. Only 50 copies are being produced; each will come with some very exclusive extras:

    + One hand-written TFTBL lyric book, signed and numbered by Shadow Windhawk - featuring illustrations by Thunder Pumpkin.

    + One 1" Shadow Windhawk "Bat Coffee" button.

    And from SWH's private horror collection:
    + One random Elvira, Mistress of the Dark "Omnichrome" Trading Card, circa 1997.

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"Tales From the Black Lodge" is my first ever solo EP and the first time I've done anything acoustic. I recorded it live with only my voice and an acoustic guitar at Annex Recordings in SLC, UT (with the exception of the solo on Feb. 24th 1989, which was recorded using a 1965 Gibson Les Paul). It was tracked, mixed and mastered by Aaron Dominguez. The production of the record is very minimal, as I intended this EP to have an organic feel and a loneliness which listeners will hopefully identify with. There's no auto tuning. There's no glossy sheen. Just me in a room doing what I do. It's the most honest example of my songwriting I could realistically self produce / independently fund on a shoestring budget. I hope in some way, it inspires others to pick up a guitar and search for their own creativity...perhaps by heading into the woods to seek out those stories which lie in the shadows, and have yet to be told...

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released May 7, 2013

Music / Lyrics: Shadow Windhawk.
Tracked, mixed and mastered by Aaron Dominguez at Annex Recording in SLC, UT on April 20th, 2013.

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I am Shadow Windhawk, a singer / songwriter from Salt Lake City, Utah. Currently I write music, lyrics and front my solo band, Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians. In addition, I play guitar and sing backups for Argyle Goolsby and the Roving Midnight. I'm also the former lead guitar / backing vocalist for DieMonsterDie. ... more

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Track Name: The End of Everything
Hold tight darling
Grab the ropes that bind your feet
Nobody knows you’re here with me
Silence your heart which slowly beats
Be still my darling
Feel the darkness as you sleep

Bleeding
Vision is blurring
Screaming
Find me, I’m dying

Here at the end...of everything

Kiss me darling
Live forever in this hate
Snow is falling
A dance of death upon your face
Tell me my princess, where do you hide your shame?
Bloody darling
All your pain has been erased

Bleeding
Vision is blurring
Screaming
Find me, I’m dying

Here at the end

....of everything.
Track Name: Feb. 24th 1989
Driving through a moonless night
The road is winding, sadness in her eyes
The snow all melts
Blood drips from my head
It doesn’t hurt me Laura...to see you dead

And on the 24th, she’ll be wrapped in plastic
buried in a casket
disgraced, homecoming queen
fire walk with me

a man from another place is coming
to guide him to the Black Lodge
where time and space mean nothing
shadowed by the dark of pine trees
the air is freezing...and my soul is leaving

And on the 24th, she’ll be wrapped in plastic
buried in a casket
disgraced, homecoming queen
fire walk with me

will they ever find me?
guess I’ll never know
when we meet again
it won’t be me. it won’t be me.

it won't be me.
Track Name: Ashes of Samhain
The coffin walls are rotting and caving in
there’s no use in trying to escape this ancient grave of sin
the stench of death and soil is overwhelming
dried skin like ashes, colorless
no blood left running

she lies awake at night
crying for her dark prince coming to drain her veins all dry
sweet mourning screams, painful and bloody

Emotionless, succumbing...a pool of red
in that dress she’s stunning,
harlot of the devil’s every whim
in her heart she’s trying to understand
her eyes are made of fire, her body turns to sand

her body turns to sand

she lies awake at night
crying for her dark prince coming to drain her veins all dry
sweet mourning screams, painful and bloody

born of the sickly hand of fate
those years she wears upon her face
her mind is locked within a cage
she dies to live another day

kiss me goodbye, ignite the samhain flame
kiss me goodbye, blow the ash away
Track Name: Albastru Lumanare (Blue Candle)
Locked in and sealed tight
No sunlight, scents of earth
blood from my eyes, cremated cries
dreaming of re-birth

oh my darling, tell me does it hurt?
bewitched by tears, could drown in here
while all those candles burn

burn

midnight, my only friend
I don’t know where I’ll run
in this tomb, dried blood on my chest
I don’t know when the end will come
will you see me? when my teeth rip out your throat?
one death takes another again
before the night is done

and I’ve been lost so long, ageless as the earth
well I know no fear and I can’t hear
her broken heart return
the light is fading now, I can’t see her icy breath
its been ten long years trapped down in here
and I’m just waiting for death

death

midnight, my only friend
I don’t know where I’ll run
in this tomb, dried blood on my chest
I don’t know when the end will come
will you see me? when my teeth rip out your throat?
one death takes another again
before the night is done