R.I.P. William J. "The Destroyer" Tsamis

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Ένας από τους πιο αγαπημένους μου καλλιτέχνες όλων εποχών, ο μεγάλος William (Bill) Tsamis των θρυλικών Warlord απεχώρησε σήμερα Κυριακή από τον μάταιο τούτο κόσμο....

Ας είναι ελαφρύ το χώμα που θα τον σκεπάσει.


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Ωωωωωωωωωωωωωω!!! Τι κρίμα!!! Ελαφρύ το χώμα. Ο θεός να τον αναπαύσει.


As time marches back to infinity
I behold in my eyes
That this land of serenity
Once was a furnace of fire.

At swords, were the gods of the heavens
For the plight of the city of Troy
And for years, did the warriors do battle
For the fight of the Helen of Troy

He was the mighty Achilles
He sought the glory of war
In the heat of fighting and killing
He bought the blood of his enemies, with his sword
He stole their breath, giving them the grave as their reward

He was the mighty Achilles
He slaughtered legions at war
With the speed of lightning and zeal
He carved his name, forever into books of lore
An immortal legend - helmet, shield, and sword

Commend the dead who fought and bled upon the fields
And bury them with honors, swords and shields
Remember them they could not fend in the end
In the face of Achilles' anger, his revenge.

Hail to the one! To the king of the dead in Acheron
In his shadow we fade, we are lost in his name.
Hail to the one! To the king of the dead in Acheron
In his shadow we fade, we are lost in his name.
Hail to the one!

(edit: lyrics added by AEON)
 

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They rise from this fiery region,
On dragon-like wings, by thousands they've come to war.
And dark are the Seraphic Legions,
With armor and shield, they raise their flaming swords.
In the name of the Archangel Lucifer
The Legions hath come, to divide and to conquer
Thy kingdom, Thy power, Thy throne,
The Seraphic legions they goe . . .

The celestial armies of heaven,
Descend from the Sovereign's sky forth God's command.
And lo, Michael with sword in hand,
He leads the Lordian Guard to slay to damn.
In the name of the Almighty Father,
The angels hath come to cast out the Legions
Forever, to the infernal realm,
From heaven to hell . . .

On chariots of thunder and lightning,
On Lordian Steeds the angels smite their foe.
And the Seraph they fall to destruction,
As the hounds and the carrion of hell feast on their corpse.
Now lost is the Archangel Lucifer,
Who thought in his mind, he could rise to Empyrean dominion
'Til fate was his foe,
The will of God his woe . . .
 

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Και κάτι ακόμα από Τρωϊκό κύκλο:


In the night I hear the sound
The City Walls of Troy are falling down
In the night I see its doom

The City Walls of Troy have become ruin
In the night I see the horse
Odysseus has won his final war

In the night I hear the lie
Odysseus has fooled them by surprise
Oh, great city walls, ruins of man
Oh, City Walls of Troy, the burning land

In the night I see the land
The City Walls of Troy no longer stand
In the night I hear them say
The City Walls of Troy have died today
 

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Ο Τσάμης έγραφε ποιήματα όχι τραγούδια. Φανταστείτε κάτι σαν Λευτέρης Παπαδόπουλος σε epic metal. Τί κρίμα ρε γμτ! Αδυνατώ να το πιστέψω. Πριν αρκετά χρόνια είχα διαβάσει μια συνέντευξή του σε ελληνικό περιοδικό. Δίδασκε σε αμερικανικο πανεπιστήμιο και ήταν ιδιαίτερα αγαπητός και προσιτός, και λόγω του τρόπου ζωής (πήγαινε στο πανεπιστήμιο με δερμάτινο μπουφάν ας πούμε).
 

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Μεγαλη απωλεια, στον αντιποδα της ξεφτιλισμενης "επικαιροτητας", αντιστροφως αναλογη της "αισθησης" που θα προκαλεσει "ευρυτερα". Και η απωλεια γινεται πιο εντονη οταν ξερεις οτι τιποτα αντιστοιχο ή εστω συγκρισιμο δεν υπαρχει να συνεχισει αυτην την παρακαταθηκη. Δεν υπαρχει σημερα ενας αντιστοιχος Tsamis ή Shelton να δημιουργησει τις σκεψεις και τα συναισθηματα που πριν απο δεκαετιες κεντησαν αυτοι.

Οι πιο πολλοι θα προσπερασουν με την ιδια αδιαφορα και χλευη οπως οταν μας εκαναν χαζι να καλπαζουμε σε πεδια μαχων με τους υμνους (και) των Warlord/Lordian Guard, κραδαινοντας air guitars και φωναζοντας μεθυσμενα, παραληρηματικα : "The Hammer Will Fall on You"!
 
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