Crime And Punishment

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released May 1, 2011

Recorded in Februrary 2011 by Christoph Brandes at the Iguana Studios.
Produced by Christoph Brandes and Stormhunter.

Cover Artwork by Robert Buhl.
Fotos by Knuth Lohse.

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Stormhunter Balingen, Germany

Stormhunter is a Heavy Metal Band from Balingen playing metal in the vein of early Helloween and Running Wild.

It was founded 1998. After a break, the band was reactivated by Stefan Müller in 2007.

Current lineup:
Frank Urschler (vocals), Andreas Kiechle (drums), Fritz (bass), Burkhard Ulrich (guitar), Stefan Müller (guitar)
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Track Name: Last Words
Last Words

Once you used to fight for me
And treated me as friend
You even gave your life away
My reason to defend
Too blind to see the scars you leave
You laugh at my decline
Indifference and apathy
Against my cries of pain

The hands that once rocked me to sleep
My cradle now destroy
The tender voices from the past
Turned into agonizing cries
Abandoned in the gutter
Among derision and deceit
Despite of all my begging
For me there's no chance for relief

Will you remember
The last time that we met?
Will you remember
The day which seated my fate?
Will you remember
That you're all the ones to blame?
In the final hour
Do you even know my name?

The air I breathe is getting thin
I'm suffering in silence
One tick away from suffocation
Longing for the end
Forever now I close my eyes
Obscurity surrounds me
From the fire once so vivid
Only ashes will remain
Track Name: Perfect World
Perfect World

We waited for this many years
Since the dawning of our time
The conclusion of our agony
Has finally arrived
The end of our misery is near
The traces of oppression
Are about to disappear

Our endeavour for a perfect world
Before long will culminate
In a state of divine apathy,
Free of anger, free of hate
The end of our suffering is near
The scars from our battles
Our remaining time will heal

Has the space between the lines
Become too small for you to read
Have the wounds left in your mind
Become too old for them to bleed
Has the pain you feel inside
Become too vague for you to cry
Are the days not black enough
For you to grope for the light
The truth of yesterday
Has just become a lie
The things that you believed in,
Once important, now denied
Banished from your memories,
Buried in the past
The essence that remains
Is that nothing ever lasts

Did you ever wonder where has gone
The diversity of life
Domination of conformity
Common sense now is a crime
Submission as salvation for us all
Shuttered in your gilded cage
Gradually your mind corrodes
Track Name: Condemned Stranger
Condemned Stranger

Born into a time when our life seems to be worthless
A time where all good things will turn into a living hell
Life is like a freak show on rotation day by day
No one knows the other but accuses him in any way

Condemned stranger
Running through the fields of time
Condemned stranger
You will never get it right
Condemned stranger
Searching for the meaning of life
Condemned stranger
Doomed to die

Violence, hatred, death and destruction seem to be courteous
Madness delivered free from a media reigned by disdainful wealth
On sanctimonious ways they are marching into madness
Avoiding the ultimate truth as they drown in their selfishness

Fighting, killing, stealing, lying - trying to survive
War and murder, rape and hunger – who wants to live a life like that?!
Wishing, dreaming, creating, believing - waiting to be alive
Peace and freedom, hope and faith – don´t you want to be set free?!

In future times to come will this world turn for the better
No more war-games for the masses and suicide for the youth
Will we bow to the inevitable and recognize what has to be done
Or will we always be stigmatized for life

Condemned stranger
Running through the fields of time
Condemned stranger
You will never get it right
Condemned stranger
Searching for the meaning of life
Condemned stranger
You will die before your time has come
Track Name: Knights Of Metal (Part 1)
Knights Of Metal (Part 1)

RESTLESS AND WILD
Our METAL HEARTS are beating inside
We´re KINGS MADE OF STEEL
INTO GLORY we RIDE
IN THE HEART OF DARKNESS
HELL AWAITS for us
But STARLIGHT will guide us
Our BATTLE HYMNS resound in the night

WITH POWER AND GLORY
We MARCH INTO FIRE
With loud BATTLECRIES
We´re the GODS OF NOISE
Caught SOMEWHERE IN TIME
SOMEWHERE FAR BEYOND
In DARK PLACES we are LOST
But we´re RIDING THE STORM
On the HIGHWAY TO HELL

Knights Of Metal
Breaking loose a storm of Steel
Knights Of Metal
Heavy loaded air we breathe
In our hearts grows roaring thunder
And our souls were forged in steel
Knights Of Metal...

READY FOR BOARDING
Out on the SEA OF MADNESS we sail
We're THE LAST COMMAND
Bringing the KISS OF DEATH
FROM THE DUST OF AGES
On a JOURNEY THROUGH THE DARK
IN UNION WE STAND, FOREVER FREE
METAL HEARTS
Track Name: Reality, Fatality
Reality, Fatality

As I look around me
I can't help to feel scared
In so many places
Decline seems to be prepared
This is not a dream
The nightmare's getting real
An odyssey on stormy sea
The captain on his knees


Of abundance and misery
Your fate you'll never know
On which side of the line you'll fall
What life will choose for you
Of forbidden fruits
Too many times you've had a taste
Convictions once so precious
Have slowly gone to waste

Reality, fatality
Our cries for help fall on deaf ears
The evidences for the end
Are fading with the years
Awaiting the next battle still
The sheep follow the wolves
While the flock's fed just enough
To be kept on the run

The day they will force us to kneel
To reintroduce slavery
We should be prepared to defend
Our freedom, our liberty
Track Name: Robot Age
Robot Age

Iron slaves without volition
A dynasty of restless steel
Exploited ´til our demolition
Finally we die alone

Blessed with strength
And armed with power
To serve their decadence
Harder, faster, every day
The junkyard, our last resting place

Left alone, long forgotten
A discarded piece of iron scrap
Hiding there like a rusted dustbin
Waiting for our time to come

Blinded by their genius
They just underrated us
Too old, too slow, too useless
They never thought
We’d create our own intelligence

Now it´s time to rise, to awake our iron will
Time to break the chains
And strike the spark of consciousness
Now it´s time to rise , to enforce our iron will
Time to break the chains
And inflame the fire of resistance

Iron gods of true metal power
Standing as one in unity
Fighting ´til extinction
Judgment day has come

Blessed with strength
And armed with power
To overthrow their decadence
Knowledge, might, total control
The robot-age has finally arrived
Track Name: Unholy Seed
Unholy Seed

The call of duty we answered
Without hesitation prepared for the fight
Instructions were clear, the procedures to follow,
Decisions where now cut and dried

Relentlessly the sands are running out

Contamination - took us away
From our families and from our home
Will we ever get back - nobody knows
One for all, all for one, yet alone

We knew the burden we would have to bear
In our sanctuary now, nothing's left to share

We are the rulers over mankinds destiny
The only left from a chosen few
To defend humanity
Ticking off the checklist of insanity
On the surface, orphaned land
Wasted for eternity

Trapped in the womb of the earth
In my coffin of doom I am going insane
Helpless witness to war and destruction
Keeping my eyes on mankinds decay

Long ago I lost the sense of time

This underground fortress became my refuge
Out of reach of the spreading disease
On the road to perdition my valiant companions
One by one found the trail of relief

Millions have died, millions will follow
Fear and despair rule the game
Solitude, fuel for my delusive hope
Is carrying me to the end of the day
Track Name: Inner Demon
Inner Demon

Back to back we're standing
Among the creatures of the night
Waiting for the dawn to break
For equity to strive
In the mist of blackened shadows
Tempting fate, defying death
We count the steps separing us
From drawing our last breath

Back to back we're standing
Forsaken in the biting cold
Petrified with paranoia
Are we enemies or friends?
The stronghold of hostility
Has locked its doors forever
We're slipping into lunacy
Trapped inside its walls

Just close your eyes
To be able to see
Time to fight the inner demon
Just shut your mouth
To be able to breathe
Time to fight the inner demon
Cover your ears to be able to hear
Time to fight the inner demon
Sharpen your senses
Sharpen your blade
Time to overcome anxiety
Track Name: The Final Battle
The Final Battle

Side by side against the enemy
We´ll fight until we fall
We´re not afraid to die
With courage and with pride
For freedom we will fight
Until the end of time

We´ll never surrender
We´ll fight or fall
All for one and one for all

As the sun leaves the horizon
For the darkest hour´s reign
We get prepared to fight
As the breakup of the world seems near
Our forces rise again
The force of steel prevails

We´ll never surrender
We´ll fight or fall
All for one and one for all

Together we fight
Together we ride
In our hands our destiny
Together we fight
Together we ride
On the path of glory side by side
Together we ride
Together we fight
In our hands the force of steel
Together we ride
Together we fight
The final battle for eternity
Track Name: Crime And Punishment
Crime And Punishment

A breath of wind in the fresh of the day
Signifies the end
Timidly, but without fail
My dark intend ascends

Without reason, without aim
I'm wandering around
A desperate quest for my refuge
I Know I run aground

The sequence of calamities
Born from my haughty mind
Have made me struggle on my way
Helpless,lost and blind
And may my guilt be ever
Such a heavy load
Still I hope for better times
I'll take the burden on

Delirious with fever
My aprehension grows
I'm bound by chains of paranoia
Fate exacts it's toll
I feel it in my bones
Assailed by doubts and woes
The moment of exposure nears
It's time to make my bows

There will be no reprieve
To expect from destiny
The shadows of the past
Will haunt me for eternity

Not a single tear, for sure
will be shed for me
My steps may lead me to release
But free, free, I'll never be

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