Saxon Shore [Single]

by Isenmor

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"Saxon Shore" tells the story of the first wave of Anglo-Saxons to come to Britain as conquerors. The Saxon Shore was an area in southeast Britain originally fortified and manned to defend against Germanic raiders (referred to collectively as Saxons by the Romans). In time, the Romans recruited some of these same peoples to serve as soldiers, offering them settlement in this area in exchange for military service. These peoples eventually turned on the British, conquering them instead of fighting for them, carving out their own kingdoms that would eventually become England.

While the song is written from the perspective of the Anglo-Saxons, the lyrics are mainly based on the version of the story first recorded by the British monk Gildas in his 6th Century work The Ruin and Conquest of Britain, which is largely unfavorable of the Anglo-Saxons. The end of the song includes a quote from Gildas' work, from a letter the Roman inhabitants of Britain sent to the Emperor requesting aid against the Saxons. The Emperors rejection of these pleas for aid are seen as the end of Roman rule in Britain and the beginning of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.

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released June 20, 2016

Tim Regan - guitar/vocals
Nick Schneider - violin/vocals
Mike Wilson - bass/vocals
Jon Lyon - keys
Daniel Tidwell - guitar
Mark Williams - violin
David Spencer - drums

Recorded at Spartan Sound Studios, Spring 2016.
Mixed and mastered by Daniel Tidwell

Artwork ("Øen Trænen i Nordland") by Knud Baade

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Isenmor Baltimore, Maryland

ISENMOR is dual-violin-fronted Gewyrdelic Folc Metal. Combining elements of folk metal greats ENSIFERUM, HEIDEVOLK, ELUVEITIE, FALKENBACH, and TÝR, ISENMOR fuses the heart of the Old World with the spirit of those who sought out new shores.

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Track Name: Saxon Shore
These Romans are too soft and slow
To save their own damn homes
We Germans gladly fight for them
For land and food and gold
Gaels and Picts and Celtic scum
They fall upon our spears
Blood and sweat will earn long halls
For men who know no fear

Saxon Shore, new lands call
Through the German sea we row, to the west Britannia
Saxon Shore, by battle claimed
With our spears we bought this land, and by spears ours it remains

Angles, Saxons, Jutes and more
Hit shores with shields in hand
A linden wall painted with gore
Will earn us our own lands
But while we fight these cowards hide
From axes and long knives
These Romans are so fucking weak
We’ll take their homes and wives

Saxon Shore, new lands call
Through the German sea we row, to the west Britannia
Saxon Shore, by battle claimed
With our spears we bought this land, and by spears ours it remains

We don’t even need to ask
For Woden’s aid these days
These helpless little Christian whelps
Can’t even wield a blade
Every day we gain more ground
Each day more Britons fall
Soon this whole land will be ours
For now the Saxon Shore