The Poisoner

by White Crone

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1) THE DREAM OF TIAMAT I HAD A DREAM, OR WAS IT ALL A VISION A CHAMBER UNSEEN, DEEP WITHIN EARTH- PERDITION MAGMA BELOW, AN OCEAN MILES ABOVE ME YET SOMEHOW I KNOW, THIS VASTNESS LIES WITHIN ME THE SILENCE SO DEEP IS BANISHED BY SUSSERATIONS IN THE DARK I SUDDENLY FEEL, I'M NOT HERE ALONE! THE MIND THAT SEES ME, THE EYES THAT PIERCE RIGHT THROUGH ME THE FIRE CONSUMES ME, THE BLAZE THAT EATS RIGHT THROUGH ME, OHHH ENLIVED BY FEAR, ENTHRALLMENT ALL CONSUMING MY VISION COMES CLEAR, THE SERPENTS COILS ARE MOVING AND NOW I CAN SEE TWO EYES THAT ARE BLAZING AT ME IN THE DARK A SINEWY FORM, I'M NOT HERE ALONE! THE MIND THAT SEES ME, THE EYES THAT PIERCE RIGHT THROUGH ME THE FIRE CONSUMES ME, THE BLAZE THAT EATS RIGHT THROUGH ME, OHHH DRAWN EVER SO NEAR, CONFRONTING THE TWO ORBS ABLAZE IN THE DARK I DROP TO MY KNEES, SURRENDER COMPLETE! THE MOUTH THAT SEIZED ME, THE TEETH THAT RIPPED RIGHT THROUGH ME MY BODY LEAVES ME, THE SERPENT'S COILS ENFOLD ME NOW MY MIND SEEKS YOU, MY EYES WILL PIERCE RIGHT THROUGH YOU HERE I AWAIT YOU, 'TIL YOU COME FREE MY SPIRIT, OHHH
2.
The Poisoner 03:19
2)THE POISONER NO SANCTUARY FOUND ON ANY HALLOWED GROUND WON'T EVEN MAKE A SOUND- THE POISONER HIS TRACE IS EVER CLEAN, HE KNOWS JUST WHERE YOU'VE BEEN EVER REMAINS UNSEEN- THE POISONER DEATH HAS NO FACE, DEATH BEARS NO NAME! HE MAY BE LURKING NEAR, FOOTSTEPS YOU'LL NEVER HEAR WHO KNOWS WHEN HE'LL APPEAR- THE POISONER NO GATE OR CASTLE WALL CAN SHIELD FROM THIS CABAL HE'S CREEPING THROUGH YOUR HALLS- THE POISONER DEATH HAS NO FACE, DEATH BEARS NO NAME! NOW HE HAS MADE HIS KILL, HIS DUTY IS FULFILLED NO DROP OF BLOOD WAS SPILLED- THE POISONER SILENT HE SLIPS ON BY, BENEATH THE BLACKENED SKY UNSEEN BY ANY EYE- THE POISONER DEATH HAS NO FACE, DEATH BEARS NO NAME!
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To the Abyss 04:27
3) TO THE ABYSS FOOTSTEPS FALL IN THE ARCANE HALL, COME TO CLAIM TOME EXHUMED FROM THIS RAYLESS TOMB, BOOK OF SHAME FINGERS THAT TRACE ALONG THE VELLUM IN A QUEST FOR NEW REALITIES FOMENTING THIS OBSESSION, AND AN UNRELENTING YEARNING TO BREAK FREE FROM DELUSION, YET THIS HUNGER FOR ETERNITY IS A HEEDLESS STUMBLING TO THE ABYSS WISDOM SEALED NE'ER TO BE REVEALED, NOW UNCHAINED ANGEL'S WINGS TURN TO BLACKENED THINGS, EVER STAINED HAIL, AND RECITE THE INCANTATION OF A KNOWLEDGE MISBEGOTTEN ALL CREATION CRACKING OPEN IN AN UNEARTHLY ENCOUNTER WITH A PRESENCE UNINVITED- YOU WILL FIND HERE NO TRANQUILITY IN A FALL HEADLONG INTO THE ABYSS NOW REALIZE YOU HAVE FORSAKEN ANY PROMISE OF SALVATION EVERY HOPE YOU HAVE ABANDONED, IN PERVERSE ASCENTION HELPLESS, YOU FIND YOURSELF EMBRACING THIS INFERNAL IMMORTALITY IN A GRAND DESCENT INTO THE ABYSS
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Broken 04:46
5) BROKEN DEAR LET ME TIGHTEN UP THOSE BANDAGES FOR YOU THOSE TOES AREN'T TOUCHING ON THE SOLE DON'T SCREAM- NOW, WOULD YOU RATHER TOIL OUT IN THE FIELDS? OR WOULD YOU TAKE THE ROBE AND BOWL? IN ORDER TO BE RECEIVED, YOU MUST BE BROKEN IN ORDER TO BE RECEIVED, YOU MUST BE BROKEN LIE STILL, WE WOULDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO HOLD YOU DOWN FOR THEN THE CUT MAY NOT BE CLEAN OUR SACRED DUTY IS TO PRY OPEN THE SHELL TO TAKE THE PEARL THAT LIES BETWEEN IN ORDER TO BE RECEIVED, YOU MUST BE BROKEN IN ORDER TO BE RECEIVED, YOU MUST BE BROKEN THE GOOD BOOK SAYS TO SPARE THE ROD WILL SPOIL THE CHILD I DON'T ENJOY WHAT I MUST DO BUT HE'LL EXPECT YOU TO BE SEEN AND NEVER HEARD SO UNDERSTAND, I'M ONLY DOING THIS FOR YOU IN ORDER TO BE RECEIVED, YOU MUST BE BROKEN IN ORDER TO BE RECEIVED, YOU MUST BE BROKEN BROKEN BROKEN
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6) THE SEVEN GATES OF HELL IN A DREAM OR A NIGHTMARE, WHEN LOVE GIVES WAY TO HATE THE QUEST BEGINS FOR THE KEYS TO THE SEVEN GATES RIDE THE WINGS OF A LOCUST, SEE THE WIZARD CAST HIS SPELL SEARCH FOR THE KEYS TO THE SEVEN GATES OF HELL IN HEAVEN'S HELL, WHERE ALL EVIL DWELLS- AND MAN AND BEAST ARE ONE CONCEALED TO ALL- REVEALED TO NONE LIE THOSE INFERNAL GATES- THE DAMNED INFERNAL GATES! THE SEVEN GATES OF HELL HEAR THE CRY OF THE ZOMBIE, RID THE BODY OF ITS SOUL THE QUEST FOR THE SACRED KEYS HAS BECOME ITS GOAL STEAL THE WINGS FROM A HYDRA, TAKE THE SWORD FROM THE SACRED SHRINE TAKE THE STRENGTH OF THE BEAST, AND THE SINNER'S MIND UNVEILED IN DEATH TO THE SINNER! WRITTEN IN THE ANCIENT BOOK OF LIES HEAR THE DEMONS CALL FROM THE CRIMSON WATERFALL AS THE BLOOD RAINS FROM THE SKY, OHH WHEN REALITY'S A DREAM AND EVERY LIE IS TRUE IN THE DAY WHEN YOU ARE ME, AND THE NIGHT WHEN I AM YOU WHEN THE FLAME OF LIFE GROWS COLD, WE CHIME THE SILENT BELL AND THE UNBORN CHILD IS OLD- THE SEVEN GATES OF HELL! WE'RE GOING THROUGH THE GATES OF HELL IN HEAVEN'S HELL, SO MANY DIED IN VAIN THEY NEVER LIVED THEIR TALES TO TELL NONE SHALL FIND THE KEY TO SET THEIR SPIRITS FREE FROM THE SEVEN GATES OF HELL THE SEVEN GATES, THE SEVEN GATES, THE SEVEN GATES- THE SEVEN GATES OF HELL!
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7) NEW PLANET EARTH WELCOME HERE TO THIS CAVERNOUS SHRINE, WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD LIES SLEEPING WHAT A BLESSING YOU'VE STUMBLED IN HERE, LET ME SHARE THIS GREAT SECRET I'M KEEPING WE SHALL BE THE FIRST ONES TO WITNESS THIS TRUTH YOU SHALL BE THE FIRST ONE TO DIE ON ITS TOOTH THIS IS THE CENTER OF A NEW PLANET EARTH YOU HAVE THE HONOR TO BE WITNESS OF BIRTH THIS IS THE CENTER OF A NEW PLANET EARTH A REVELATION SET SPINNING WHITE AND GLISTENING, LIQUID AND SMOOTH, IN ITS GLORY IT WILL SOON BE EMERGING IN ITS MEMBRANE IT PULSES WITH LIGHT, AND PREPARES FOR EMPYREAN PURGING SOON WE SHALL BE MADE NEW WITH FIRE AND FLOOD SHE SHALL BE MADE WHOLE WITH YOUR BODY AND BLOOD THIS IS THE CENTER OF A NEW PLANET EARTH... A REVELATION SET SPINNING THIS IS THE CENTER OF A NEW PLANET EARTH... OUR END IS JUST ITS BEGINNING NOW THROUGH THIS PLACENTA SHE CUTS LIKE A KNIFE RISE, BRINGER OF DEATH AND RENEWER OF LIFE! THIS IS THE CENTER OF A NEW PLANET EARTH...
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Interment 05:35
9.
Edge of Gone 04:02
9) EDGE OF GONE I WALK IN THE STREETS OF ILLUSION, CONSORT WITH THE GHOSTS OF THE PAST MY CLARITY ONLY CONFUSION, AS EACH DAY BECOMES THE FIRST AND THE LAST METROPOLIS RISING ABOVE ME, MONUMENTS TO FAME AND GAIN I QUIVER BELOW IN THE UMBRA, MY VITALITY A FLICKER OF FLAME I DIDN'T ASK TO BE CRAZY, I DIDN'T ASK TO BE COLD I KNOW YOU'RE THINKING I'M LAZY, BUT I NEVER HAD A HAND TO HOLD AND ITS GETTING OLD SO ANOTHER DAY BEGINS AND ENDS, LIVING ON THE EDGE OF GONE I HIDE FROM THE PREACHER AND JAILER, NO HIDING FROM PEDESTRIAN GAZE EMBODIMENT OF YOUR OWN FAILURE- WHAT I DID TO EARN YOUR LOOK OF DISDAIN A CONFLUENCE OF CIRCUMSTANCES LED TO THIS SYSIPHEAN STATE BUT WHO OF US FREE FROM THE CHANCES OF REDUCTION TO A SIMILAR FATE? I DIDN'T ASK TO BE CRAZY, I DIDN'T ASK TO BE IN PAIN A SICK SOCIETY MADE ME, AND LEFT ME SLEEPING IN THE POURING RAIN- AND YOU CALL ME INSANE? SO ANOTHER DAY BEGINS AND ENDS, LIVING ON THE EDGE OF GONE I WALK THROUGH THE STREETS IN DELUSION, HAUNTED BY THE GHOSTS OF THE PAST VITALITY NEARS ITS CONCLUSION AS EACH BREATH BECOMES THE FIRST AND THE LAST THE CONCRET JUNGLE SURROUNDS ME, THOSE MONUMENTS TO FAME AND GAIN ITS DENIZENS NEVER REFLECTING THAT WE TWO COULD BE THE ONE AND THE SAME I DIDN'T ASK TO BE CRAZY, I DIDN'T ASK TO BE COLD AND NOW MY MEMORY'S HAZY OF WHEN I EVER HAD A GRIP TO HOLD MY STORY NEVER TOLD SO ANOTHER DAY BEGINS AND ENDS, LIVING ON THE EDGE OF GONE!
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Melancholia 02:00
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11) UNDER HAG STONES FROM THE BOOKS OF ANCIENT TIMES, TAUGHT IN PROSE, RIDDLES AND RHYMES PROPHECIES OF FOLKWAYS OLD, FEARSOME TALES BEST LEFT UNTOLD TALES OF HUMAN SACRIFICE- DAGGERS PLUNGED IN HEARTS AND EYES! RITUALS ABANDONED IN SHAME, WHEN FROM THE EAST NEW PEOPLES CAME FROM THE RIVERS GATHERED THEY STONES OF PROTECTION FROM THESE OLD GRAVES THEY DID PILE THOSE BARROWS HIGH, TO KEEP THE RESTLESS DEAD INSIDE WHO KNOW WHAT'S LYING UNDER HAG STONES NOW THOSE TIMES HAVE COME AND GONE, LONG FORGOTTEN BY MOTHERS AND SONS YET THE SEED THAT WAS SOWN IN THE PAST, DESTINED TO BLOOM WHEN THE SPELL WAS CAST THEY DID SAY THIS DAY WOULD COME, WHEN THE DEAD WOULD RISE AS ONE WHO KNOWS WHAT'S WRITHING UNDER HAG STONES ENTER MEN OF MODERN WAYS, BUILDING HIGH, DISTURBING THE GRAVES CROWDING IN EACH WOLD AND HILL, TIL THAT CURSE WAS FULFILLED HEAR THE CLATTERING OF THOSE STONES, AND REANIMATED BONE WHO KNOWS WHAT'S RISING UNDER HAG STONES
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18 Rabbit 07:18
12) 18 RABBIT HIDING IN AN OCEAN OF GREEN, A KINGDOM CENTURIES MADE UNSEEN WITH MEMORY PRESERVED OF A KING ON HIS THRONE A MAN MADE DIVINE, APOTHEOSIS IN STONE FOR ETERNITY EMERGING FROM THE JUNGLES OF TIME, THE REMNANTS OF HIS NATION SUBLIME WITH MACHETE THAT FLIES, AND THE SPADE DIGGING DOWN NOW, HERE IS REVEALED THE MYSTICAL CROWN OF THE JAGUAR TEMPLES SET ALIGNED WITH THE STARS, BONDING MAN WITH HEAVENS AFAR BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY THE SOVEREIGN DID STAND WITH BLOOD SACRIFICE AND HIS SERPENTS IN HAND, HE REIGNED OF MAIZE MADE, AND THE BLOOD OF THE GODS, ASCENDING STAIRS NONE OTHER MAY TROD HE WAS LESS THAN A GOD, YET MORE THAN A MAN HIS NAME SHALL BE KNOWN AS KING OF COPAN FOREVER! UNDER HIS RULE A GREAT METROPOLIS DID RISE ATOP HIS PYRAMID IT SPREADS BEFORE HIS EYES AMIDST THE BLOODLETTING HE REIGNS THE FIELDS MADE FERTILE BY HIS VEINS WITH REPUTATION OF A PATRON KING ADORED ARTISTS AND ARCHITECTS, THEY FLOCK IN BY THE SCORE THEY DID CREATE THIS ROYAL PLACE ONE THOUSAND RENDERINGS OF HIS FACE THE ART OF WAR HAD BEEN BY BALL AND COURT REPLACED BRINGING SERENITY TO ONCE A BRUTAL PLACE YET JEALOUS RIVALS MADE THEIR PLAN TO BE USURPERS OF HIS LAND A SWIFT ABDUCTION MARKED THE ENDING OF HIS REIGN THE PEOPLE WEPT FOR THEIR IMMORTAL KING IN CHAINS! HOW SWIFTLY SLICED THE HAND OF DOOM SENDING HIM HEADLESS TO HIS TOMB IT'S ALWAYS BEEN THAT THOSE WHO USE THEIR WEALTH AND POWER TO LEAVE BEHIND WORKS OF SUCH GRANDEUR- THEIR NAMES SHALL BE KNOWN IT SHALL BE A LEGACY FAR BEYOND MEASURE BEYOND EDIFICES AND TREASURE A GIFT TO ALL HUMANITY

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White Crone's The Poisoner delivers Traditional Heavy Metal, with traces of prog, proto & doom. Featuring soaring Dickinsonian female vocals, epic dual guitars, thunderous drums & (most especially) iron fisted bass guitar, The Poisoner will take you "back to the day."

THE POISONER IS RECEIVING EXCELLENT REVIEWS WORLDWIDE:

"I love this record and I love Lisa Mann... a musical monster... heavy metal with all the needless bullshit stripped away...Melody. Musicianship. Songwriting as art and (witch) craft!"
-Dark Juan, Ever Metal (UK)

"Reminding me of Seventh Son by Maiden at some points... music to raise swords to"
-CarcassBomb, NoobHeavy (Australia)

"epic vocals, roaring riffage and tasty bass lines"
-Luke Parsons, Abrasive Noise (UK)

"juicy, high-energy riffage... I can't get enough of the whole album... unapologetically badass"
-Jessie May, Alternative Control (USA)

"a high quality sound that can easily compete with major releases... strongly influenced by Mercyful Fate, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden... the bass on this one is incredible"
-Nik Cameron, Glacially Musical (USA)

"Lisa has indeed a great voice, rich and powerful, she dominates the compositions with ease... This indeed sounds like a bow before the classics and the masters that did perform them in the days of old."
-Dennis Eikenkotter, Reflections of Darkness (Germany)

"It is very, very good. Check this album. Well worth it."
-Blessed Altar Zine (International)

"One of the best traditional metal albums I've listened to this year... I absolutely love all these songs. ...timeless, clear production."
-Rachel Montgomery, Metal Temple (International)

"Mann's rich timbre and tone draws parallels to Ronnie James Dio... White Crone have delivered an album that is thoroughly enjoyable..."
-Adam McCann, Metal Heads Forever Magazine (Canada)

"Lisa undoubtedly understands the genre and its purest roots... a brutal and powerful honesty that is transmitted to the listener... Ronnie James Dio... I dare say that our protagonist is the female version..."
-Daniel Vazquez Lobato, Subterraneo Webzine (Spain)

"Lisa's voice is incredibly strong... the bass is what dominates the spotlight, almost a tribute to bassists like Steve Harris and Geddy Lee... a high level album... first class production..."
-Mauro Antunes, Radio Rock Nation (Brazil)

credits

released February 22, 2020

Lisa Mann: vocals, 6 & 8 string basses, 6 & 7 string guitars
Larry London: drums (except Under Hag Stones)
Vinny Appice: drums- Under Hag Stones
Mehdi Farjami: lead & additional rhythm guitar- The Dream of Tiamat & The Seven Gates of Hell
Caton Lyles: percussion- Broken
Kevin Hahn: various pick scrapes & barre chords

ALL SONGS COMPOSED & ARRANGED BY LISA MANN except:
SEVEN GATES OF HELL, COMPOSED BY CONRAD LANT, JEFFREY DUNN, & ANTHONY BRAY

PRODUCED BY LISA MANN & KEVIN HAHN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER- JAMES SPIVAK
RECORDED, MIXED & MASTERED BY KEVIN HAHN AT OPAL STUDIO, PORTLAND OR
PHOTOS BY MIRI STEBIVKA- MIRIFOTO
DESIGN & PHOTO CONCEPTS- LISA MANN
COVER IMAGE- “THE WHITE WITCH” BY JAN VIDRA
GRAPHIC DESIGN- JEN TAYLOR, VIVIDPIX & DESIGN

Lisa Mann Music- ASCAP

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White Crone Portland, Oregon

Lisa Mann made a career as an award winning blues artist, but never lost her love of metal music. Growing up in the mosh pits of the 1980's, she was inspired by bands such as Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, Black Sabbath, Manowar, Dio and more. A mostly one-woman project, White Crone is a love letter to this grand era of metal, and a lyrical homage to mystical storytelling traditions of yore. ... more

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