Northern Mass - Opera Omnia

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This is an Opera Omnia, meaning that downloading this CD you'll get both the CDs Northern Mass have recorded:

1) "Northern Mass" is a Metal Concept Album (trks: 1-12)

2) "Acoustic Tales from a Foreign Land" may be seen as a Concept Album too, but it contains some non-original songs (covers from our first band Wolfingar that are still active) (trks. 13-24)

Northern Mass has a long story, too long for this short Bio. Let us just say this: this project has been in our heads for too much time and finally we have been able to publish it without incurring in copyright ownership of our own material. The journey has been so long that we are now exhausted, these two cds and most of what we have ever written for this project, and for the moment will be everything we will publish under this name. Thanks to everyone who appreciates this work as much as we do.

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credits

released September 29, 2014

Ferdinando Valsecchi: All Instruments, Lyrics (in songs of Northern Mass), Composer, Orchestration, Recording, Mixing & Mastering

Guido Borgheresi: Composer, Orchestration, Piano

Guido Giraldi: Lyrics (in songs of Acoustic Tales from a Foreign Land), Composer (in songs 3-5-10 of Acoustic Tales from a Foreign Land)

V>lh>ll: Remix of track 9 Ragnarök: The Beginning www.facebook.com/vxlhxll

Special Thanks to: Alessio Giuntini, Marco Pirrello (former members) & Marco Cioni/Sound System Studio (for some vocal parts being recorded there)

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Northern Mass has a long story, too long for this short Bio. Let us just say this: this project has been in our heads for too much time and finally we have been able to publish it without incurring in copyright ownership of our material. These two cds are most of what we have ever written for this project, and for the moment will be everything we will publish under this name. ... more

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Track Name: Ancient Age
[Shaman]
Bones of our Ancestors
Guided through the Time
Grant my Knowledge
For the Future to be fine

Gather up the Thing
So that everyone'll know
Future time will be not
As white, as sweet as snow

Red, like Blood & Fire,
I see through my Future's Eyes
Rains & Storms will fire
The spirits of our Time

Soon we will be challaged
By our Gods to prove our worthness
To their Crusade against
Their Enemies, will we be Lost?

Go to Pray and throw the Runes,
Be prepared for the Worst
And be Thankfull for
these Last Bites of Peace

Gather up your things
We are moving far in the North
Greet your people off, and
Watch them go through the Storm

Until Ragnarok may come
Protect the Gods;
Even far from home,
Odin, our Father, will protect us all.

Greet your people off
You will see Them again,
In Spring, or far above,
In Valhalla you shall Meet again
Track Name: Heroes
[Viking's CHief]
Come forward my comrades
Come and see what is waiting
for us and our land
Will you risk your life
for what you think and belong to?

Rest tonight

Fight tomorrow

Come forward my comrades
Hell is waiting for us
Our Lands will be stepped
by men who many others
have killed, why wouldn't us?

Rest tonight

Fight tomorrow

Waiting here for the dawn,
I can't sleep no more,
I can't stop to think
to what they could seize.

Our Homes, our Lands,
Our women, our children,
Or will it be our souls?
Our Spirit will guide us
Our Gods will protect us

Their Homes, their Lands,
Their women, their children,
Won't stop these men?
Nature will never forgive
What will they do in the name of their "god"?


In the battlefield we will seek
For teir throat and their blood:
We won't proffer our cheek
To their fist and their god

I heard a rumor, and it says
That what they seek is to extend
their reign: wasn't it their god
who told them to be humble and pure?

The Ancient told us about our enemy,
Do they know their own?
How long will our journey last?
Where will our battlefield be set?
Track Name: Shards of Glory
Sun shines at dawn
creating such a mystic glow
Dawn is what we wait for
The end is what we're looking for

Shining weapon at the dawn
creating such a mystic glow
Signal is what we wait for
The end is what they're looking for

Raging armies run to death
she waits them there
And everything turns to black

Sparkling weapons, soaked in blood
Wait for their owners
But he will never return


"Son, my only son, what have they done?"
"Father, what will I become?"
"Son, my only son, how can this be?"
"Father, do not worry: they'll come with me"

"A father should not see his son die"
"Father you should not cry,
I'll go somewhere into the mystic Asgaard Reign
next to Odin we will meet again!"


"I will make you pay,
Invadors of our reign,
I will make you pay,
I will make you meet death again!

"For my son, for my Land,
For my ancestors and my Faith,
I will make you pay,
I will make you meet death again!"
Track Name: Wild Hunt
[Shaman]
During the season fall
Raining leaves, by the shores,
will be stepped & carried on
To our Homes, empty walls

Leaving back our healthy lifes
Rest no more, by the shores,
Run away, some left behind,
Will protect our world.

[Viking Warriors]
"Fear no more
For our world
We'll be here
By the Shores

Wait for them
Sword in hand
Fight 'em here
'till the End!"


"Here far in the North
They already know the threat:
Gods were clear,
We must fight back!

Even though our blood
May be spilled for no wirth,
We'll come back in the end
From Valhalla for revenge!"

"Our lands
Bowed their heads
To the new god
Far from home

In these lands,
Now in their hands,
Our Gods
Are far from Home!"

[Viking Women, escaping from war]
"Leaving here our hearts
We'll go back to the shores
to escape this wild hunt
We are changing our mind!

Our Gods left us back
We, as humans, fear the threat,
Change our faith to their own
Their god could save us all"

"Here by the shores
We can start a new life
They are speaking of a god
Full of mercy, (but) full of pride"


"Fear no more
This new world
We are be here
By the Shores

Wait for them
Hearts in hands
Wave 'em here
It's the End!"

"These new laws are new to us
But we need a place to live
"This is not an unprideful path"
Is so hard to believe?"

[Viking Warriors, seeking for freedom]
"Leave these Lands, with regret
Our people failed our Gods
We will sail to new Lands
Where their god is unknown"
Track Name: Hunting My Land
[Fugitive Viking's Chief]

"Hunting my land!

Far from Home
I wish
I hope
Again

To take back
I wish
I hope
Again

Our Land
I wish
I hope
Again

Back from them
I wish
I hope
Again!

Hunting my Land


What I will never understand
Is the way my Land betryed herself
Will this land ever hold my grave?
Or will I be forever Slave?


I will make
them pay
for their
mystake

Our Gods won't
run
away
from their

Throw the runes
and wait
for their
sign

Død and Gud:
their end
will soon come

Hunting my Land"
Track Name: End of an Era
[Christians Praying]
"Gloria Sanctus Ritus Kirye"

[Gods Speaking]
Poor Humans made of flesh
Made of Dust you'll return to ash
Dust to Dust, your World will end
For a New Era you shall pray

Two sons of Man will be chosen
to be safe under Roots ubroken
Later on they'll come & see
What their World has become

[Vikings speaking]
"It has already started raining
Even the Sky can pity the Human Being
The Last Battle will be set
All over the world when the last Sun will set

Four years we have to wait
to accomplish our faith
(and) What everything for us has always meant
As Heritage to our Sons will be sent"

[High Christian Priest speaking]
"We can already feel the changing
is our god afraid of theirs?
Can't our prayers save our Souls?
Even if it will be soaked in blood

Even killing all their Blood
Nature itself seems Dieing
There's nothing more we can do
I wonder if our Omniscent god was seeking for (all) this"

[Odin speaking]
"This Chess game will son end,
They started everything with THEIR hand,
in the name of something else
They couldn't make their Fate safe.

Go now, alert the warriors,
Doors of gold will soon be opened
On Earth their journey will end,
like ours, for revenge

What I can see with my Future's eye,
is Sons of Man & Sons of Gods
far in Time from now;
What I can't see with my Future's eye,
is how they will choose to live their lives."
Track Name: The War Path (Cover Wolfingar)
One winter Legions came,
Killed my Breed beneath a frozen rain
For foolish Pride
They've been sacrified

Human Passion never stays
It doesn't even matter if you pray,
I won't deny
Stolen Innocence

This is a story about about a man robbed of the greates wealth he had, in the 1st century the converted Romans killed the Pagan enemies in the name of the Crucified Nazaren, but now one of those pagans is looking for vengeance.

Battleshields and thunder on a spear
Again, pain!
Screaming for agony!
Fight 'till the end of the Day
When Valhalla's door will be opened wide on my soul!

I've seen men bleed,
victims of a sensless destiny
once again...

I've seen men fall,
I cried on the runes carved for them all,
deep in my soul...

Painful Memories

Battlefields and thunder on a spear
Again, pain!
Screaming for agony!
Fight 'till the end of the Day
When Valhalla's door will be opened wide on my soul!

No tears anymore,
I will deep my hands in Christian's Gore!
I'll slay them all,
That's my offering

Ancient Spirits by my side
I will soon be there to hear their cries
I'll see their eyes
When they'll will die!

Valhalla awaits me!
I can feel my people watching me
Again!
Again!

Blood still flows into my veins
Wishes of vengeance, suffering and pain,
They are calling out
My name!
Track Name: Ragnarök: The Beginning (Cover Wolfingar)
Age of swords, age of axes
The fate of war awaits
Human, wolves against themselves
Before the end of us all

Einherjer, hand of the gods
Kneeled before the golden Kidskjalf
Einherjer, there's a war to win
Let the battle begin!

Snow of this winter
Will cover the earth
Snow will darken the light
Time of wid, time of wolves
Before the universe's fall
No mercy, nowhere to run
Stars fall upon us all

The wolves run, devour the sun
The chains are broken, the flames are stoken
This night won't be overcomed
Wish of the norns will be done

Time has come"
Black is the Sun,
Hear the call"
Time has come!
Black is the Sun,
Ready for War!

Blood paints the shade in the dusk of the gods
Before the battle of asgard
Shields will be broken, hopes fade in the dark
Whispers in silence and sorrow

Time has come"
Black is the Sun,
Hear the call"
Time has come!
Black is the Sun,
Ready for War!

Blood paints the shade in the dusk of the gods
Before the battle of asgard
Shields will be broken, hopes fade in the dark
Whispers in silence and sorrow