Hell To Pay

by Spartan Warrior

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    The 4th album from NWOBHM legends Spartan Warrior, featuring 10 brand new tracks of blistering Heavy Metal.
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10 songs of energetic heavy metal. This album features mid-paced heavy catchy numbers (Bad Attitude, Covered in Lust), faster speed-metal esque rippers (Court of Clowns, Walls Fall Down, Hell To Pay), prog-influenced epics (Shadowland, In Memoriam), and a traditional power ballad (Something to Believe In) thrown in for good measure. This has everything that Spartan Warrior are known for plus the natural expansion of ideas and influences of a band on their 4th album.

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FROM PURE STEEL RECORDS -

SPARTAN WARRIOR, who are a hugely prestigious signing at Pure Steel, are one of the hottest bands of the NWOBHM movement.

The bands debut album “Steel n‘ Chains“ and their self-titled second album which were released during 1983 and 1984 to critical acclaim were albums of great quality and continue to attract a deserved cult status among Heavy Metal aficionados.

In 2009 the band reunited and subsequently released the “Behind Closed Eyes” album which also heralded the bands return to the live circuit both at home in the UK and abroad.

“Hell To Pay” is the bands fourth album and the 10 featured songs and the bands performances on this album provide firm evidence, if ever that were needed, that founding members David and Neil Wilkinson have lost nothing of their original power and appeal.

Harnessing the force of a line up that has essentially been together since mid 2011 the band deliver 45 minutes of quality hard rock infused heavy metal.
Drawing on influences as thunderous as Saxon and as melodic as UFO, Spartan Warrior show their dexterity as song writers and performers.

Driven by the powerhouse rhythm section of James Charlton (Drums) and Tim Morton (Bass) Spartan Warrior launch a heavy metal attack on tracks such as “Walls Fall Down”, “Fallen”, “In Memorium” and the title track “Hell To Pay” whilst equally delivering the sublime balladry of “Something to Believe In” and the hook laden choruses of “Lettin Go” and “Bad Attitude”.

The twin guitar attack of Neil Wilkinson and Dan Rochester is a force to be reckoned with and the vocals of David Wilkinson have lost none of their characteristic bite.

Spartan Warrior have delivered an album of great quality and which is truly representative of the bands status as a stunning live act.

The Union Jack is flown high above Pure Steel HQ... are you ready!

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released February 23, 2018

Vocals - Dave Wilkinson
Guitars - Neil Wilkinson
Guitars - Dan Rochester
Bass - Tim Morton
Drums - James Charlton

Produced & mixed by Neil Wilkinson
Mastered by Robert Romagna (www.facebook.com/Audiostahl)
Artwork by Timo Wuerz (www.timowuerz.com)

Released by Pure Steel Records (www.puresteel-records.com)

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Track Name: Hell To Pay
Siren of hell call fates warning
Call to my soul from hell’s bell
Fallen Gods lamb to the slaughter
Price for my sin time will tell

What cannot kill me will just make me strong
Code of dishonour each day

Man out of time gonna pay for life’s crime
There’s gonna be hell to pay

Solo – Wilkinson
Solo – Rochester

Life falls away retributions decay eats at my heart to the core
Angel of death as I take my last breath, my body can’t take any more

Dark heart of sadness release me from madness, all of my fear and pain
Set free my sin, burned through hell fire within and wash it away with the rain
Set free my sin, burned with hell fire within and wash it away with the rain

Retribution, there’s gonna be hell to pay
No Absolution, there’s gonna be hell to pay
No Salvation, there’s gonna be hell to pay
Fire for my sin, there’s gonna be hell to…
Track Name: Bad Attitude
Hey you!
What the fuck you lookin’ at?

Bar Room, flirtation
I got myself into another situation
Could I get it more wrong?
I think that bitch been leading me on

And she’s got, everything I want
Right now she’s everything I need
And she knows, I’ve got to have her

And I said that I won’t be leaving here alone
But her bad attitude is, it’s gonna leave me cold

She’s got ideas above her station
And I’ve got a bad reputation
It’s time I made a pass
Cos she looks hot through the bottom of my glass

And she’s got, everything I want
Right now she’s everything I need
And she knows, I’ve got to have her

And I said, that I won’t be leaving here alone
But her bad attitude is, it’s gonna leave me cold
And I said, that I won’t be leaving here alone
But her bad attitude is, it’s gonna leave me cold

Solo - Wilkinson

And she’s got, everything I want
Right now she’s everything I need
And she’s got the body and face
If she’s got the time, I’ve got the place
And she’s got, everything I want
Right now she’s everything I need
She just wants to put me in place
Ice cold stare, slap to my face

(Solo – Wilkinson)
And she’s hot, and she, she got it
And she’s got, a bad attitude
And she’s hot, and she, she got it
And she’s got, a bad attitude
And she’s hot, and she, she got it
And she’s got, a bad attitude
And she’s hot, and she, she got it
And she’s got, a bad attitude
Track Name: Letting Go
Bad blood, hard line,
Doing time for a passion crime
It’s time I made it on my own
Bad luck, all mine
I’m living on borrowed time
Save your prayers and let it go

I thought I had it made
This was the price I paid
Flesh and blood I turned to stone
Each night I rolled the dice
I walked across thin ice
Lettin’ Go

Hard Up, hard time
What I got is mine all mine
I’m easy come or easy go
Fired up, shot down
Lights out just foolin’ around
She’s the one who’s putting on the show

I thought I had it made
This was the price I paid
Flesh and blood I turned to stone
Each night I rolled the dice
I walked across thin ice
Lettin’ Go
Lettin’ Go
I walked the razor’s edge
Hotwired upon the ledge
And I’m cut down to the bone
Under a burning sky
You know I’m born to die

Solo - Wilkinson

I thought I had it made
This was the price I paid
Flesh and blood I turned to stone
Each night I rolled the dice
I walked across thin ice
Lettin’ Go

Break out, fast lane
One chance, never do it again
Living costs though life’s for free
On heat, on cue
To give me something old, borrowed and blue
Hard ride but never let me be

I thought I had it made
This was the price I paid
Flesh and blood I turned to stone
Each night I rolled the dice
I walked across thin ice
Lettin’ Go
Lettin’ Go
I walked the razor’s edge
Hotwired upon the ledge
And I’m cut down to the bone
Under a burning sky
You know I’m born to die
Lettin’ Go
Track Name: Court of Clowns
A Court room of malice, a poisonous chalice
A nest full of venomous snakes
Spawned by a bastard who turned his cloak fast
Rode on a plague of mistakes

To further his glories he told them his stories
Web spun with spite he would weave
Gathering to him his jesters and fools
Bound in a web of deceit

Now Court’s in session
So learn your lesson!

Hangman jury bringing me down
Judged by a fool at the Court of Clown’s
Jesters and jokers who make their own rules
Judged on a lie at the Court of fools
Hangman jury bringing me down
Judged on a lie at the Court of Clown’s
Jesters and jokers who break their own rules
Judged on a lie at the Court of fools

Solo - Rochester

Stand alone I stand accused
Victimised I am abused
His jurors one my guilt assured

Welcome to this Court of hate
They sit in judgment as I wait
They are the traitor’s at my gate

Your humiliation, your soul’s desecration
A verdict they spat in your face
The spider in black had his knife at your back
Each juror a shameful disgrace

Enemy or Brother?
One or the other!

Hangman jury bringing me down
Judged by a fool at the Court of Clown’s
Jesters and jokers who make their own rules
Judged on a lie at the Court of fools
Hangman jury bringing me down
Judged on a lie at the Court of Clown’s
Jesters and jokers who break their own rules
Judged on a lie at the Court of fools
Track Name: Something To Believe In
Give me something to believe in that I can call my own
A shining light that guides me on a road I walk alone
My demon’s ride beside me beneath that blood red sky
There comes a time for living, there comes a time to die

If I walked that road forever
If I walked that road alone
Would you still be there beside me?
Would we ever make it home?
Though there’s hunger in your eyes
Said we’d never compromise
There I go

It’s a long time ‘til forever, that place where no one knows
You said you’d leave me never and so the feeling grows

If I walked that road forever
If I walked that road alone
Would you still be there beside me?
Would we ever make it home?
Though there’s hunger in your eyes
Said we’d never compromise
There I go
There I go

Solo - Wilkinson

When I’m walking in your shadow, when my heart is turned to stone
And I lose my faith in my dreams, and I’m cold and all alone
When I look into your eyes, see the pain you see the lies
When I look into your eyes, see the pain, you see my lies
Hand in hand, No compromise
Love had lost, Love had died
Let it go.
Track Name: Walls Fall Down
Out of the darkness they call to the night
Angel of death draws a veil on the light
We are forsaken, they are the damned
To walk in the shadows at evils command

Walls fall down, Walls fall down, down
Walls fall down, Walls fall

Down in your blood, feel their disease
Sucking your life they just do as they please
We are forsaken, they are the few
When those bastards come calling you know what to do

As the darkness falls, you can hear their calls, look towards the sky
As they sense your fear you feel them getting near and it’s your turn to die

There’s no redemption, there’s no remorse
Feeding upon us we’re taken by force
Nowhere to run, there’s nowhere to hide
As the walls fall around us it’s our turn to die

Walls fall down, Walls fall down, down
Walls fall down, Walls fall down, down, down
Walls fall down, down, down
Walls fall down
Walls fall down

Solo – Rochester

As the darkness falls, you can hear their calls, look towards the sky
As they sense your fear, you feel them getting near and it’s your turn to die

Out of the darkness, call to the night
Angels of death draw a veil on the light
We are forsaken, they are the damned
To walk in the shadows at evils command

Walls fall down, Walls fall down, down
Walls fall down, Walls fall down, down, down
Walls fall down, down, down
Walls fall down
Walls fall down
Track Name: Shadowland
We were fallen angels in a world born to despair
To the silent shadows we were whispers in the air
Undead in darkness our hearts would feel no pain
Man’s own sorrow would yet be evils gain

Dark faith deliver us, transcend the sands of time
Their deaths last sweetness did the passion fit the crime?
Fortune ruined for the life that they held dear
In their dying, apocalyptic fear

Shadowland, heart of stone
Son of man, you’re not alone
Save your soul

Shadowland my sin
Blood brethren my kin
Immortality
Shadowland my home
Shadowland my sin
Blood brethren my kin
Immortality
Shadowland my home

Light’s suffocation our time to prey and feed
Their supplication, submission to our need
Without reflection their life blood fuels our greed
Cold desire, their warmth flows as they bleed

Shadow land, heart of stone
Son of man, you’re not alone
Save your soul

Solo – Wilkinson
Solo – Rochester
Solo – Wilkinson

In Shadowland, heart of stone
In Shadowland, you’re not alone
In Shadowland, heart of stone
In Shadowland
In Shadowland
Track Name: Covered In Lust
COVERED IN LUST

On heat, no point running
Fast track, soon be coming
On fire, I know she needs me
On time, she’s gonna bleed me

I want it all, I want it too much
She’s out of reach, she’s out of touch

And I’m dirty on the inside
And she’s my stain
You know she’s got me roped and tied
Cos I’m in chains
And she’s got me at her fingertips
To touch too much
I can taste her sweat upon my lips
And she’s covered in lust

Covered in lust
She’s a sinner
Covered in lust
Covered in lust, covered in lust
She’s a sinner
Covered in lust

Heartbeat, perspiration
On her knees, my salvation
I want it all, I know it’s wrong
She’s got her stockings and her high heels on

I want it all, I want it too much
She’s out of reach, she’s out of touch

And I’m dirty on the inside
And she’s my stain
You know she’s got me roped and tied
Cos I’m in chains
And she’s got me at her fingertips
To touch too much
I can taste her sweat upon my lips
And she’s covered in lust

Covered in lust, covered in lust
She’s a sinner
Covered in lust
She’s covered

Solo – Rochester
Solo – Wilkinson
Solo – Rochester

Covered in lust, covered in lust
She’s a sinner
Covered in lust
Covered in lust, covered in lust
She’s a sinner
Covered in lust

Covered in lust, covered in lust
Covered in lust
She’s a sinner
Track Name: Fallen
We are the sons of fire we are the dogs of war
We are the dogs of death and we stand upon this shore
We are the hounds of Hades, hear our battle cry
We are thunder, we are lighting in the sky

Sons and fathers born to die
Tyranny born to defy
Let them hear our battle cry
As we join the fallen

This is our final cause, this is our destiny
This is our fate, our death our immortality

Let my blood fall to the sand
Let us die under command
As we make our final stand
As we join the fallen
Sons and fathers born to die
Tyranny born to defy
Let them hear our battle cry
As we join the fallen

Solo – Wilkinson

Let my blood fall to the sand
Let us die under command
As we make our final stand
As we join the fallen
Sons and fathers born to die
Tyranny born to defy
Let them hear our battle cry
As we join the fallen
Track Name: In Memorium
War cry, live free, fight for our liberty
One flag, one god, nations of the brave
Tyrant set them free they’re not your sons of anarchy
Be not alone, be not afraid

What cost? Blood shot, lives are taken lives are lost
In death, depart from this living hell
Death toll, lost soul, father, son and Holy Ghost
Cry justice, ring the freedom bell

They had to fight for your freedom
Now there’s blood on their hands
There was never a reason
They don’t understand

One fate, war zone, fought for freedom, died alone
Last breath, another death, sanitarium
War Pigs kept at bay, nobody can win the day
In remembrance in Memorium

Solo – Wilkinson

They had to fight for your freedom
Now there’s blood on their hands

There was never a reason
They don’t understand

One fate, War zone, fought for freedom, died alone
Last breath, another death, Sanitarium
War Pigs kept at bay, nobody can win the day
In remembrance in Memorium

In remembrance
In remembrance in Memorium
In remembrance
In remembrance in Memorium

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