Journey of Souls [remaster]

by Keldian

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about

And then what do you do?

You start recording another album before the first is even out the door. That’s how psyched we were at the time! When Perris Records released Heaven’s Gate worldwide in February 2007, we were already deep into the production of this follow-up. We were excited by the new music, but as it turned out – the work was very tough. And we paid the price for it in the end.

Journey of Souls has a great number of musicians and singers that agreed to suffer through the rigorous production of a very ambitious sophomore record. You’ll find the complete list of these incredible performers further down on this page. But we would like to make a special mention of Jørn Holen, who has graced four Keldian albums with not only his world-class drumming, but also his spirit and humor.

We finished Journey of Souls less than a year after Heaven’s Gate. Then came the burn-out… we attempted to start our third album right after this one. Then we realized we needed to see something other than studio walls and to experience something other than writing, tracking, rewriting, retracking, mixing, remixing. In short, we needed a holiday. When we were ready to return, the operation of Keldian would have gone through major changes. But that was still in the future.

The release of Journey of Souls greatly expanded our fanbase. And though more progressive and experimental than our debut album, it was very well received by our existing fans.

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released May 10, 2019

(originally released May 20, 2008)

Keldian is:

Christer Andresen - lead vocals, guitars, bass
Arild Aardalen - synthesizers, vocals

featured on Journey of Souls:

Jørn Holen - drums (1,4,5,6,9,10)
Per Hillestad - drums (3,7,8)
Hector Salgado - drums (2,11)
Anette Fodnes - backing vocals (1,3,4,5,6,10)
Asle Tronrud - harding fiddle (7)
Maja Svisdahl - backing vocals (5,11)
Gjermund Elgenes - backing vocals (6,7)
Anne Marit Bergheim - backing vocals, mandolin (1,2,6,7)
Gunhild Mathea Olaussen - violin (5,10)

all tracks written and produced by Keldian

recorded and mixed by Arild Aardalen

extended dynamic range remaster by
Barry Gardner at SafeandSound Mastering
www.masteringmastering.co.uk

cover artwork by Kim D. French (licensed by Fotolia)

Jørn Holen appears courtesy of Indie Recordings

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KELDIAN; from the Old Norse word kelda ‎(“a well, a spring”).

founded 2005
Aurland, Norway

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Track Name: The Last Frontier [remaster]
out of the ashes, risen once again
the last of the fallen, will not die in vain

invincible armies, made from steel and hate
escape on the wings of fate

the storm is here, we will show no fear
we will lead the way, across the last frontier

hunting a legend, flee from star to star
relentless raiders strike out from afar
resurrecting nemesis behold
prophecy will unfold

the storm is here, we will show no fear
we will lead the way, across the last frontier

for the lost we have to find
for all we left behind
for all of mankind
for the hope that sleeps within
for all that could have been
for the last of our kin

the storm is here, we will show no fear
we will lead the way, across the last frontier

the storm is here, we will show no fear
we will lead the way, across the last frontier

the last frontier
Track Name: Lords of Polaris [remaster]
we master the elements
our breath is the winter wind
we harness the seven seas
we're keepers of the mariner's dreams

to the north, in the land beneath the darkened sky
we are gods, of the winter and a speck of light
ever night, in cathedrals woman, man and child
speak our name, we are lords of polaris

bleak gale, midwinter's storm
our duty keeps us warm
we serve the frozen sun
unmoving, eternal one

to the north, in the land beneath the darkened sky
we are gods, of the winter and a speck of light
ever night, in cathedrals woman, man and child
speak our name, we are lords of polaris

under domes of ice, frozen city lights, this is our dominion
rivers here don't flow, every change is slow, in the land of polaris

to the north, in the land beneath the darkened sky
we are gods, of the winter and a speck of light
ever night, in cathedrals woman, man and child
speak our name, we are lords of polaris
Track Name: Reaper [remaster]
I can hear your voice, echo from afar
every word you sing, treasured in my heart
and at night when you go to rest
the chill in the air is me
I'm here
here for you

now I lay you down to sleep
pray that I your soul will keep
don't be afraid
only death divides us

it has been so long, watching from afar
every day alone, you know it breaks my heart
so this night will be your last, your last alone
the ghost on the wind is me
I'm here
here for you

now I lay you down to sleep
pray that I your soul will keep
don't be afraid, only death divides us

you will die before you wake
pray that I your soul will take
don't be afraid
only death unites us

I'm here for you

now I lay you down to sleep
pray that I your soul will keep
don't be afraid, only death divides us

you will die before you wake
pray that I your soul will take
don't be afraid
only death unites us
Track Name: The Ghost of Icarus [remaster]
the birth of legend so long ago
now holds the truth for those of us who know
he spread his wings, to face his god

now as the sunlight is burning my face
throwing my mind out of time, out of place
traitor to the human race
I have to try
the ghost of icarus behind my eyes

the freezing end so close at hand
we have one shot for the future of man
we spread our wings
to face our god

now as the sunlight is burning my face
throwing my mind out of time, out of place
traitor to the human race
I have to try
the ghost of icarus behind my eyes

I spread my wings, to face my god

now as the sunlight is burning my face
throwing my mind out of time, out of place
traitor to the human race
I had to try
the ghost of icarus behind my eyes
Track Name: Memento Mori [remaster]
awoke to the sound of the dripping of water
the wailing of shells far away, I sat up and listened
I rose and got ready, to greet the last day of my life

far away, I can hear your prayer, and I know it means goodbye
far away, nothing I can say, on the last day of my life

all of the day, all the waiting, it drives me insane
don't want to go, don't want to stay to find my fate
stuttering guns drawing ever nearer, faster the pounding of my heart in fear

far away, I can hear your prayer, and I know it means goodbye
far away, nothing i can say, on the last day of my life

standing in line, side by side, all awaiting our doom
the whistle blows, now the trenches will soon become tombs
no more than men, we are not immortal
no more than them, on the field we are equal

far away, I can hear your prayer, and I know it means goodbye
far away, nothing I can say, on the last day of my life

far away, I can hear your prayer, and I know it means goodbye
stay with me, safe as I can be, on the last day of my life
on the last day of my life

then there is nothing but the sound of silence, it feels like I'm falling asleep
I know you can't hear me, but you will remember
this was the last day of my life
Track Name: Vinland [remaster]
to the land beyond the sea
on a journey under stars you follow me
so behold your deepest dream
land beyond the sea
and life eternally

to be first of men , to be pioneers
no more words without meaning
to be setting sail, for the open seas
ever hoping and dreaming

land beyond the sea
life eternally
it's our destiny
immortality

to discover worlds, to be lords of lands
on the far side of oceans
to be among gods, for eternity
to inspire generations

land beyond the sea
life eternally
it's our destiny
immortality

to the land beyond the sea
on a journey under stars you follow me
so behold your deepest dream
land beyond the sea
and life eternally

to the land beyond the sea
on a journey under stars you follow me
so behold your deepest dream
land beyond the sea
and life eternally
Track Name: The Devil in Me [remaster]
I don't like the way you smile
I don't like to say goodbye
I don't like the words you say to me
I don't like the way you cry
I don't like the way you talk to me
I would like to be alone

fallen angels, I have kept my word
and yet here you stand among the damned
keep your promise and obey my command
we won't wash this blood off from your hands

would you like to play a game?
do you think that I'm insane?
it's a question of mortality
I will never be the same
oh my god, they are still hurting me
in my darkness all alone

fallen angels, I have kept my word
and yet here you stand among the damned
keep your promise and obey my command
we won't wash this blood off from your hands

you put the devil in me
you put the devil in me

fallen angels, I have kept my word
and yet here you stand among the damned
keep your promise and obey my command
we won't wash this blood off from your hands

we won't wash this blood off from your hands
we won't wash this blood off from your hands
Track Name: Hyperion [remaster]
I saw him in a dream so real
I heard my future calling me

from ash to ash
come the fall of all we know
from dust to dust
as we watch the heavens glow

we all serve the lord of pain
now the world will change again
in atonement we will be
to the end of history

from far away, across the stars
I heard the spirits calling me

from fall to rise
the shaping of another world
shadow to light
as we watch the heavens burn

we all serve the lord of pain
now the world will change again
in atonement we will be, to the end of history
on hyperion we find, final fate of human kind
and when all we know is gone
may our lord help us move on

we all serve the lord of pain
now the world will change again
in atonement we will be, to the end of history
on hyperion we find, final fate of human kind
and when all we know is gone
may our lord help us move on
Track Name: God of War [remaster]
god of war, god of war
god of war, god of war

beneath a veil of red
an entire world is lying dead
it's buried deep below
man must never know
man must never wake the sleeping god again

beneath the sands of mars
fell to rest at last
lost among the stars
the dark spiritual curse
death of the universe
what once was must never come to life again

god of war, god of war
god of war, god of war

god of war, god of war
god of war, god of war

the secret must remain
I will seal the tomb
and endure the pain
so I have lived in vain
all my children slain
may I never see the light of day again
Track Name: Starchildren [remaster]
life, arise, exceed existence with burning eyes
believe, break free
illusions of boundries and mortality
into eternity

you are not alone, you are not alone

forever in this life, we sail a sea of stars
we ride the winds of light, across the cosmic night

my mind, blazing bright
eternal life in frozen lattices of light
I feel, I see, order in chaos and destiny
into eternity

you are not alone, you are not alone

forever in this life, we sail a sea of stars
we ride the winds of light, across the cosmic night

firstborn, first free
freed from matter, beyond all life
into eternity

you are not alone, you are not alone

forever in this life, we sail a sea of stars
we ride the winds of light, across the cosmic night

forever in this life, we sail a sea of stars
we ride the winds of light, across the cosmic night
Track Name: Dreamcatcher [remaster]
deep in the night
restless, I feel my mind wander
caught in the light
drifting to find what's beyond here

I'm feeling scared
something is whispering to me
something out there
lost in a world that I can't see

all my life I've been crossing borders, transcending time and again
in my dreams I can see the future
a journey of souls to the end

it opens up
a window to something that I believe
it rushes in
emotion, the knowledge, the certainty

all my life I've been crossing borders, transcending time and again
in my dreams I can see the future
a journey of souls to the end
all my life I've been running away, hiding from hurt and from pain
in my dreams I can shape the future
a journey of souls to the end

all my life I've been crossing borders, transcending time and again
in my dreams I can see the future
a journey of souls to the end
all my life I've been running away, hiding from hurt and from pain
in my dreams I can shape the future
a journey of souls to the end

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