Grim Tales In The Dead Of Night

by Lurking Fear

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released January 13, 2016

Line up:
Fabiano Fabbrucci - bass, lead vocals
Mirko "Coscia" Pancrazzi - guitars, vocals
Stefano Pizzichi - drums

Special guest:
Massimo Fabbrucci - gong and singing bowls


Music by Mirko "Coscia" Pancrazzi and Lurking Fear
Arrangements by Lurking Fear
Lyrics by Fabiano Fabbrucci


Produced by Lurking Fear
Recorded by Massimo Fabbrucci at DITH Studio, Figline Valdarno (FI) Italy, may 16-17, 2015
Mixed and mastered by Fabio Carusi and Lurking Fear

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Lurking Fear Florence, Italy

LURKING FEAR are an Italian Metal trio born in 2011, when MIRKO "COSCIA" PANCRAZZI (guitar/vocals) and FABIANO FABBRUCCI (bass/lead vocals) are joined by STEFANO PIZZICHI (drums).
The songs composed by the band refer to 70s Heavy Metal and NWOBHM from the early 80s, while the lyrics are about horror literature classics of the early 1900s and generally everything macabre and grotesque.
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Track Name: Watching Eye
WATCHING EYE

Under a pale moon, in a demon light
I saw the city for the first time
In ghastly marbles, towers and streets
I could understand a tongue unknown to me

So when I woke up I did not feel the same
Within my soul was growing something strange:
“Where is my place? It’s not a dream!
How can I prove that is reality?”

One night I realized to have a bodily form
Listening news about Inutos horde
Merciless creatures, squat and yellow fiends
Coming from west, they soon would be here

To the watchtower they sent me
Eyes of the army I was going to be
Then from a roof hole I saw its tempting light
Whispered evil, repeated in my mind

Shining through the night
Shining through the night… Deceiver
Creep inside my mind - Oh no!
Bearing some strange message that has been lost

"Slumber, watcher, till the spheres, Six and twenty thousand years
Have revolv'd, and I return - To the spot where now I burn.
Other stars anon shall rise - To the axis of the skies;
Stars that soothe and stars that bless - With a sweet forgetfulness:
Only when - my round is o'er - Shall the past - disturb thy door."
HOWARD PHILLIPS LOVECRAFT (1920-1937)

I struggled in vain against my sleep
While the Star was grinning at me
Around me I saw creatures from beyond
They laughed at me, the city would fall

Those shadows said: “It’s all in your mind
Where Polaris shines high there’s only snow and ice
No man can lives in that realm of cold
Except the squat and yellow ones, called Esquimaux”

Shining through the night
Shining through the night… Deceiver
Creep inside my mind - Oh no!
“Now they have arrived!”
Track Name: Lady of Usher
LADY OF USHER

Riding through desolate country
I found myself in front of the mansion
I looked upon the grim walls before me
In my heart grew a sense of depression
My host spoke to me with shine in his eyes
RODERICK USHER: “In this wretched madness, my friend, I shall die!”

I saw her slowly passing by
I saw her slowly disappear

Deep down under – A fire burning day by day
Deep down under – Her life was wasted away

One night he told me the lady had died
We brought her down into the vault
In her face a lingering smile
We screwed the lid and secured the door
Late in the night of the seventh day
He entered my room and told me - RODERICK USHER: “You’ve seen it?”

RODERICK USHER: “I hear her rising from the grave
I hear her footsteps on the stairs”

Deep down under – She struggles in the dark
Deep down under – Can you hear the beating heart?

RODERICK USHER: “Oh I have heard it, so many hours, so many days
I dared not speak, what we have done, we buried her alive!
Buried alive
Soon she'll be here, where I can flee? She’s without the door!”
With a moaning cry the white lady fell, embraced they died

From that chamber I fled away
While fell the House of Usher

Deep down under – She struggles in the dark
Deep down under – Can you hear the beating heart?
Track Name: The Strain
THE STRAIN

Silent streets in the dying town
Staring windows of black void
Dreary strokes from a ghoulish belfry
Hideous figures gaze at me

Sly, glassy eyes that never shut
Unseen oddity inside the maze in the dark

Out to the Reef
Chanting in the dead of night
Can you hear them calling?

Drunk man says: “I have seen them
Dropping things down in the water
The Deep-Ones granted richness
In return of young blood”

“Swarms, everywhere, rattling our doors
Shots and screams, they come to claim what’s theirs”

Out to the Reef
Chanting in the dead of night
Can you hear them calling?

Here they come
Bastard spawn
Here they come
Shadow falls

I can hear in the darkness
Creaking stairs, secret footsteps
In bleak alleys they chase me
I must hide, but I can see

Coming from the Reef
Swimming in the dead of night
Under the moonlight they rise

Here they come
Bastard spawn
Shadow falls

Dreams come to show me what suggested by the mirror
We shall dive down in the depths and dwell in glory forever
Track Name: I Am
I AM

So here I am, in lonely madness
Haunted by memories of fear and sadness
In candle light, between damp stones
Old books have taught me what is beyond these walls

Dreaming – Dreaming the world blessed by sunlight
Waiting – Waiting for something that has to come
Rising – Rising from darkness to reach the unknown

Realized - I am - Insane
Demons – Moonlight - Pain
Now I’ve realized - who really I am - it drives me insane
I ride with demons - under the moonlight - away from pain
I will be free!

Climbing black rocks, wings I can’t see
The moon appears to me, it’s like in my dreams
Out in the graveyard and across the meadows
I reach a castle, oh the light flames from the windows

Dreaming – Dreaming the world blessed by sunlight
Waiting – Waiting for something that has to come
Rising – Rising from darkness to reach the unknown

Realized - I am - Insane
Demons – Moonlight - Pain
Now I’ve realized - who really I am - it drives me insane
I ride with demons - under the moonlight - away from pain
So let me in!

I step in that joyful room, sudden falls fear
Screaming in terror all of them flee, something is near
Shade of decay, stares in my eyes
I try to leave from this nightmare that I recognize

Realized - I am - Insane
Demons – Moonlight - Pain
Now I’ve realized - who really I am - it drives me insane
I ride with demons - under the moonlight - away from pain

I am a stranger - I’m an outsider - no more a man
Now I know it - because my fingers - have touched a glass

The monster is me
Track Name: Flesh and Soul
FLESH AND SOUL

A MAN: I remember everything, that day they came for me
The frightened people did nothing, while that stuff passed through my skin
My body was on fire, things crawling beneath the skin
A sheet pulled up over my face, but I could not move or speak

THE BOKOR: Now you die, in a way - Death is not the end
They will mourn in pain - They will never guess

THE BOKOR: I sent away your ti-bonanj

A MAN: I have heard the dull sound of the soil that fell over me
Inside the coffin the dark surrounds and it’s really hard to breathe

THE BOKOR: You’re trapped in dark and cold - The Uncle is moving for loot
Then the night will come - And so Tonton Macoute

THE BOKOR: I sent away your ti-bonanj

THE BOKOR: Now I own your soul – A MAN: I’m no more free
THE BOKOR: You’ll be my slave – A MAN: My fate is so mean
THE BOKOR: Enter their dreams – THE BOKOR/A MAN: And make them scream

THE BOKOR: Puffer fish, toad and worms and child’s brain, unearthed from his grave
Papa Legba listen, unlock the door, let the spirits hear my call
Baron Samedì, black as ink, would you like something to drink?
Grant his soul to my will, it is naught, in my web he will be caught

THE BOKOR: Wake up, my friend
Cries echo in the burial ground
You get hurt trying to get out
But I’m here for you, so don’t worry about it
You've nosed into what you were not concerned
You have been warned, but now who cares?
Working hard in my sugar plantation
You’ll have time to drift into damnation
You better not hope to escape from me
I rule your thoughts, I walk through your dreams
By now you no longer belong to the living
Here, you’ll see, Death is only the beginning

THE BOKOR: I sent away your ti-bonanj

THE BOKOR: Now I own your soul – A MAN: I’m no more free
THE BOKOR: You’ll be my slave – A MAN: My fate is so mean
THE BOKOR: Enter their dreams – THE BOKOR/A MAN: And make them scream