Huntsman (Single 2013)

by Winterhymn

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Winterhymn's 2013 single "Huntsman," from their yet-to-be-announced followup album to 2011's Songs for the Slain.


The bitter taste of righteous blood
Stains the oaken lips
Spurs the vernal bones
Of primal guardians in service of the savage one
The gruesome hunt-horn drones

Hail! Huntsman!
The forest rides tonight!
Hail! Huntsman!
Rid us of this blight!

Over archaic laughs of sport
The captives plead and wail
Some are dragged underground
To be devoured at the horrid feasts of nameless gods
To be scraps for Drathna's hounds

Hail! Huntsman!
The forest rides tonight!
Hail! Huntsman!
Rid us of this blight!

And lo! Through the brush there came a sight terrible to behold
The stag god, accompanied by his spidery host
He who is brother to the mountains
Warden of the untamed
And butcher of the fearful

They marched across The Iron Jaw with sword and helm
Seeking fabled woodland doorways to the twilight realms
The proudest of their captains are now hunted like boars
Their banners lie in gory pools upon the forest floor


released 09 September 2013
Music by Winterhymn

Artwork by Jenny Warner (Exura)

Draug - Guitar, vocals, and lyrics
Exura - Keys
Umbriel - Violin
Varrik - Guitar and narration
Valthrun - Drums
Alvadar - Bass and vocals

Recording, mixing, and additional programming by Kevin Brown

Mastered by Sam Wale



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Winterhymn Cincinnati, Ohio

"Cold-Blooded American Folk Metal."
Currently producing the followup to their debut full-length Songs for the Slain (available on

Winterhymn is an American folk metal band from Cincinnati, OH. Founded in late 2009, they have been on a continuous conquest of North America, enthralling audiences with their own unique blend of fantasy and heavy/black/power metal.
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