Proving Our Mettle

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“Proving our Mettle is a bare-chested scream of defiance, and a rallying call to the true,” continues Rayzor. “It is our banner planted firmly in the ground and from here we stand and fight. Fighting for Metal is not just a song: it’s a mission statement.”

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released 19 April 2013
Songs by R. McGill, D. Jenkins and R. Chinchella

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Metal Sydney, Australia

METAL is a band straight out of the old school of traditional balls to the wall heavy metal. Think back to those heady glory days of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead and Manowar, “when men were men and songs were forged with blood, sweat and steel," ... more

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Track Name: Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal

When I look into your eyes
I can see the power lies
In your heart and is true
This song is for you

You can feel it in your blood
it is pumping through your veins
You can feel it in your heart
As the pounding begins

It is burning deep inside so let it out

As the drums begin to pound
Bass is rumbling the ground
guitars roaring through the night
Heavy Metal, Power, Might!

As I walk on to the stage
I can feel my heart ablaze
As the power soars through me
We fulfill our destiny
Track Name: Victory
Rise up, and be the one to lead
Stand alone where others fail
Take on the world, and do it on your own
No-one to trust or let you down

Fight
And stand
Your ground
Never lose sight of the end

Push on
Defy
The ones who hold you back

Doubted from the start, never spared a chance
Stand up and take it for yourself
Smash their beliefs and throw them in their face
The time is yours to set things straight

Fight
And stand
Your ground
Never lose sight of the end

Push on
Defy
The ones who hold you back


Victory
See it in my eyes
Victory
Within my grasp
Victory
My time has come
Victory (hold long)

The future’s up to you, don’t sit back in the past
Take control and rise above
The Metal way, to never call it a day
Stay true because there is no other path
Track Name: Beneath the Banner of the Iron Duke
Under the cover of a darkening day
The allies halt their retreat
On the ridge of Mont Saint Jean
Tomorrow the battle will be fought!


The cavalry guard the last of the infantry
Allied artillery lines the ridge
The stalemate at Quatre bras
Must not be made to look a defeat


this is the day, this is the place, this is where we will stand, Seventh Coalition against Napoleon
With no retreat and no respite we stand under the Iron Duke we will win the Battle of Waterloo


With the dawn near 200,000 men
begin to rise
soaked and blue with the cold
for the battle they prepare


The allies form into their squares
clutching their rifles tight
if the calvary see them flinch
the battle will be lost


this is the day, this is the place, this is where we will stand, Seventh Coalition against Napoleon
With no retreat and no respite we stand under the Iron Duke we will win the Battle of Waterloo
Track Name: Battlefields Ablaze
A challenge has been sent, a threat against our lives
Armed for the onslaught, prepare now or die


Called now, to our fate, all men must fight.
Trained hard, without fear, or compromise.

Marching forth a wall comprised of steel man and beast
Stand against this terror force, not another day you’ll see

Called now, to our fate, all men must fight.
Trained hard, without fear, or compromise.


Death to, our enemies, their end has come
On we ride, until we die

Swords against the sky, shining through the flames.
Hear the battle cry, long will live our names.
The false know defeat, fallen to their graves
Lying in our wake, a battlefield ablaze

Through the haze rising up, their front line appears
Silence now all breath is held, the time to strike is here


Cold steel, shreds flesh and bone
Blood gargled cries as we slay down the false


No remorse, their screams are in vain
Look into their eyes, as you twist in the blade
Track Name: The Buccaneer's Revenge
Mist and darkness conspiring against us
A flash in the dark silence torn apart
We return fire as their shots land wide
Amid the confusion terror is building
Crew rush to arms and the battle is joined

Across the deck the buccaneer cries
“Helmsman turn to port
Gunners reload and fire!
Fight for your lives!”

As the second ship appeared
The treachery was revealed
How deep did the treachery run?
All knew but one

Oblivious to it
He has lost his ship
Enemy unknown
The buccaneer’s revenge

The white flag rises up
The buccaneer feels a blade
His first mate leads him
Away

The guns are silent as ships near
Crew makes their allegiance clear
Before he flees he fires his gun
The first mate falls

Betrayed on that night
He lived to flee
He will return
The buccaneer’s revenge

Battling against the tide
The buccaneer swims to shore
Betrayed by his crew
Friends cast him aside and left him to die

Hatred burns within
As he begins to plot his revenge
Never did he suspect
He never knew the reasons why

He seeks his ship
And seeks their supplies
A small amount of poison
The crew will slowly die

Agony wont set in
Until well to sea
The buccaneer will wait
Reclaim his ship for free
Track Name: The Smelting of Steel
The smelting of steel

Crush the red rock
Ship across the sea
Remove the volatiles from coal
Prepare to smelt

Hammers rise, weapons forged
Armour of the purest steel
Victory is being forged
It’s the smelting of steel

Mix the iron With the coke
Smelting of steel
Limestone flux removes impurities
Smelting of steel
See the flames rise
Smelting of steel
Molten steel flows
Smelting of steel

Fire the furnace
Purge the impurities
Send the steel to the forge
And create our weapons of fear
Track Name: The Gry Lion
Ruler of his land, passed to him by kin
He must hunt a gry lion, the last of its kind
To claim the throne for his own


Securing his land, he hunts his game
Though barbarians have united under one name
The marked one will live just to see him die

In the lonely desert the sun sets on the blood hills
The oracle will come true the gry lion will die
Opet will burn
The kindness of the sunbird will cause the death of his king
He didn’t know the enemy he made
The gods can’t save them

The army of the black king
will follow him to death
Numbers more
than men can count
Fate blows on the wind
The oracle
told them
Told them they were doomed
But the warning can’t
save him
The wheels turn too soon


United the tide
sweeps across
The gry lion
makes his stand
Fight for every
mile lost
As the men
dwindle before his hand

Deserted by
His sunbird
The priests legion
Still holds the line
Courage hangs
By a thread
What will stop
All this death?

The end has come
Fate has won
The city begins to burn
The last men fight and die

Timon has revenge
But still they fight
To the last loyal man
The Gry Lion will stand


The army without number descends on them now
Baal’s breath lights the sky terror fills the air
They watch their kin burn
Lines break upon the onslaught, at the temple they stand
The hand of friendship the oracle foresaw
The Lion falls on the Sunbird’s sword
In the lonely desert the sun sets on the blood hills
No memory remains of those great men
History has been burned
The kindness of the sunbird to the black king
The sign of the gods was marked clear on him
Their Gods betrayed them
Track Name: Fighting For Metal
When darkness falls
And hope seems lost
Many will give up
Many may fall
But to those who stay true
And fear not the false
They will stand and fight
They will prevail

Into the night we ride
Until the day we die
Real men that never hide
Metal never lies

Brothers by my side
Until the day we die
Warriors by day and night
For metal we fight

Until the day we die
Brothers of metal always fight
Never to give in
Never to forgive
Track Name: The Kiss of Steel
Forged from steel purity unmatched
Possess the one who holds it
Magic binds sword and man
Immortality to he who wields it

Fear it, the kiss of steel
To this blade you’ll kneel
Feel it, the kiss of steel
Strike you with the hate I feel
Know it, the kiss of steel
The last thing you shall feel
Taste it, the kiss of steel
Your blood coats my blade of steel

Lifetime lived a hundred times
Torture of immortality
Waiting for the one to come
The one that will make me bleed

Need it, the kiss of steel
To this blade I am bound
Want it, the kiss of steel
Strike me give me release
Know it, the kiss of steel
The last thing I shall feel
Taste it, the kiss of steel
Honour me with the kiss of steel


Seek it, the kiss of steel
Release me from this world
Crave it, the kiss of steel
Pierce me make me feel
Know it, the kiss of steel
A warrior’s death comes to me
Taste it, the kiss of steel
My blood coats your blade of steel
Track Name: Proving our Mettle
See the flames
Light the sky
As the false
Come to war

Bringing swords
Of steel impure
And with hearts
Filled with deceit

They come to fight us
They invade our land
Burning as they come
But we will stand

They think they can fight us
They think they can win
But where my brothers stand
Will always be our land

We stand and see their fear
Draw swords as we wait

Hammer sound as smiths work steel
Blades sharpened, prepare to fight

We are proving our mettle
We walk through the flames
We are made of metal
We shall fear no pain

They charge at us
They break on our lines
our swords cleave flesh
their blood flows deep

Though some will fall
We will win the day
valhalla awaits
the glorious dead
Track Name: Trafalgar
As the sun rose above the white cliffs of Cape Trafalgar
the opposing fleet was East by South around 10 miles

The morning sung with British cheers, now their prey would be brought to battle
A gentle wind blowing West Nor' West fills every sail

Out numbered
out gunned
out manned
But the allies are ill prepared
By dusk this all will be over
By dusk this all will be done

Nelson and Collingwood lead the two columns of ships forth
They make all haste to close and engage with the allied fleet

Upon the Victory a signal from Nelson is raised
ENGLAND EXPECTS THAT EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY

Out Numbered
Out gunned
Out Manned
But the allies are ill prepared
The two columns are nearing
Soon they will breach the line

At noon the allies
opened fire
on the British warships
bearing down on them

The British hold their fire
as the allies waste shots
aiming too high
and too long

Collingwood closes first
Drawing alongside
a French warship
and clearing off it's decks

The first volley begins
the carnage and the horror
The allied line is breached
The true battle has begun

Nelson's ship strikes the center
of the allied line
unleashing fury
on the Trinidad

More British attack
The air is full smoke
From the shore the Spanish
can hear the din of war

In the horror of battle
the casualties are climbing
shots rip through flesh
blood slicks the decks

From Redoubtable's mast
a shot is fired
at the quarter deck
and Lord Nelson falls

Partial firing continued until the late afternoon
by then of 33 17 ships had their colours struck

The British fleet of just 27 had won the day
Though Nelson was among the dead and a nation plunged into mourning

Out numbered
Out gunned
Out manned
But the allies were ill prepared
In just 5 hours it was over
And there were many thousands dead