The Dark Curse

by Arcane Existence

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Joseph Whitenton
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Joseph Whitenton Entertaining and theatrical black/death metal. This reminds of mid-career Dimmu Borgir or Abigail Williams. What a unique source material for black metal! Favorite track: Magic.
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Skyler Isaac The sample tracks for this one are simply great. The group has a sound that is inventive and fresh, and dipped in imagination. Favorite track: The Dark One.
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Arcane Existence is a blend of melodic black metal and death metal with symphonies accenting. Influsing catchy rhythms at the core of each song. Deep lows and emotional highs bring the true motive behind this album to life alongside melodious and epic singing.

A metal album inspired by the TV show Once Upon A Time.

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released January 6, 2017

Eligio Tapia - Vocals
Jamie Fong - Female Vocals
Kiera Pietrangelo - Instrumentation & Lyrics
Jeremy Von Epp - Mixing and Mastering

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Cover Art - Almanc Designs - www.facebook.com/AlmancDesigns
Logo - ModBlackMoon - modblackmoon.com

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Arcane Existence San Jose, California

Arcane Existence is a symphonic black/death metal band from the Bay Area, CA. With the freshly announced lineup comes shows, new music and much more. Follow us to get the latest updates on new material!

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Track Name: Welcome to Storybrooke
The dark curse brought us here
Damned to this fate by the queen
Welcome to Storybrooke
Where our fate is predetermined by her

Nothing can take us back home
Nothing can make us remember

Take me back
I need to go back
I can't go back
Back home
To the Enchanted Forest
Track Name: The Dark One
Born from the seal of darkness
I rise
Formed by the blackest matter
To be welcomed by the voices' advice

Resist the voices in my head
They shared the same fate as I
Bring me closer to the darkness ahead

I must trust you with this encumbrance
Fathoms below, lies that haunt me
Vanquish their words in hopes of resistance

Don't let it happen, don't let me give in
I must have this but I want to avulse
To sever this tether
To have not a care for anyone else

I am
The Dark One

Relieve me of this tether
But then you become obstinate
The curse passes on
For eternity
Track Name: Reshaping History
A symbol of wisdom pointing north
A symbol of courage pointing east
A symbol of love pointing south
A symbol of innocence pointing west

With all these items
This spell can be initiated
Never before successful
Never before this present time

You will bear witness to history in the making
Altering the departed

Wisdom, constructed by the dark one’s misery
Courage, stolen from the heroic prince
Love, ripped from the forlorn queen
Innocence, stolen from heroic creators

Placed upon the compass’ ends
North, east, south and west
The spell can be enacted
For the first time in known history

Forging a new fate

The caster’s ashes rise
Giving life to the spell of time travel
Enacting the impossible
Changing her past, forever

Rise
Reshaping history
Track Name: Magic
The book of spells
The manifestation of your predestination
The history of your legacy
Moving forth another generation

Magical elvish scriptures
Grant you this proficiency
Absorb the words into your blood
Designing your impending ascendancy

You do not need this influence
But you require it all
You don’t want to end up like her
To use this magic for nothing but evil

You have done it
I sent her through the looking glass
You had no choice
My fate was already temptation
She is gone but your legacy lives on
Nothing can ever change
I can never change

These elvish scriptures
Designed my impending corruption
My intention has changed
My tyranny has consumed me

All you've ever wanted
So easy to attain
So many have died
Is this really how you wanted to reign
Track Name: Bleeding Through
The candle placed upon the altar
A brewed poison surrounding
Thoughts of a damaged past summon her
The dead that never really die
We hope to understand why

The portal opens
With no response
We are left to wonder
What really happened?

Bleeding Through
The past never foregone
Its toll still rings
With a future we must form

Bleeding Through
The past never foregone
Its toll still rings
With a future we must form

We cannot escape the past
It can never be recast

Forming our future
With no say on how
Uncontrolled conjure
Forged by others unknown

It never ends
Its reign upon our lives
We have no choice
We must live this life

Bleeding Through
The past never foregone
Its toll still rings
With a future we must form

Bleeding Through
The past never foregone
Its toll still rings
From its tumultuous storm
Track Name: Somnumbra Atra
Sent by our king
To procure Dreamshade
Using this substance for our kingdom
To protect the essence of the land

The boy speaks of poison
The king could never be so tyrannical
I shall prove him wrong
By lacerating myself with its thorn

The poison spreads rapidly
A slow agonizing death proceeding
With a sure end in sight
Only this land’s waters may restore me
Back to life

This king is no hero
He is a deceitful man
We shall expose him
His people will finally see his true nature

Upon departure of this island
The land’s water could no longer save me
Our exodus is my fatality
My blindness
Your adversity
Track Name: A Land Without Magic
All of my past life
Nothing but a haze
Where was I before here?

It sounds all too real
But feels all too gone
What am I supposed to believe

Trapped in this town
Not remembering how I got here

All of these years
My past life defined me
All gone due to this curse

She did this to us
Destroyed our futures
But now it is broken

We can live again
We have our two lives now

Reshaped by our past
Altered by the curse
Never to return to our land

Who am I now?
Who are we?

Is this who I am?

Am I really from a land of fairytales
Or this cursed land without magic
Track Name: Excalibur
The Holy Grail descended from the heavens
Brought to this land for the one chosen by the Gods
Bringing light to this fortunate province
With great magic and immortality

Forged from this Holy Grail, Excalibur is designed
I shall rip this great power
And die beside the one I love
With the Flame of Prometheus

Split in two, Excalibur is nothing
With the darkness tethered
This dagger shall control him
With the remains left behind

Forever tethered to this dagger

Forged from this Holy Grail, Excalibur is designed
I shall rip this great power
And die beside the one I love
With the Flame of Prometheus

With the new Dark One born
And Excalibur in their grasp
We may bear witness to the most powerful
Dark one

The choice is theirs
To destroy the darkness
Or to destroy the light
A power far too great

The ultimate freedom
To use my power as my own
No one to stop me
No one to control me

You can finally do as you please
All that you have sacrificed to get here
It can all finally end

Darkness can finally be destroyed
Dark Ones are gone
Gone, gone
Track Name: To The Underworld
If you wish to bring him back
You must pay the ultimate cost
For all magic comes with a price
And this price is your life

Your debt has yet to be paid
The demon is here to take your life
None can escape this fate
So this life must return to us

Ones hath not wished to venture
To the Underworld
After much adversity
Though, we must do so

To the land of the departed
Yet never done with their work
They stay here to finish what they started
Whatever is needed must be done

None can leave
Without transferring the mark
No, you cannot leave
For you have the mark

Never to return
Once banished to this hell
There is no hope of rebirth
Hades will not allow such a spell

I shall save his soul
I'll find him and bring him home
My one true love will come with me
No matter the cost I will succeed

You cannot bring him back
He is detained to this land
A life must take his place
In order for him to be restored

I shall split my heart in two
Just to save you

You cannot bring him back
He is detained to this land
A life must take his place
In order for him to return

None can leave
Without transferring the mark
No, you cannot leave
For you have the mark
Of Charon

Welcome to the Underworld

Ones hath not wished to venture
To the Underworld
After much adversity
Though, we must do so

To the land of the departed
Yet never done with their work
Whatever is needed must be done