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vir fortis

by AxMinister

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    vir fortis tells the tales of Napoleon Bonaparte and Vlad the Impaler
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The age of revolution against the corruption of kings The age of Jefferson, Rousseau, and the Bastille The age of change from Medieval Tyranny The age of unchained ideas and opportunity The age of Napoleon and his legacy. The American Revolution shook the world Europe’s monarchs destined to fall A thousand years of tradition, The old new form of oppression, Imperialism subjugation slavery The Christian Church a mockery Plebeians starved held fast the belief Mankind having an awakening By the second half of the 18th century Genoa’s oppression of Corsica! An island in the Mediterranean sea, Corsicans are proud and look to war! Under Pasquale Paoli, Genoa’s forced to forfeit all! Sold to Luis 15th, The locals went on fighting more! But the French were a tougher enemy! 100 miles long, the island is small Scenic with charm, northwestern Italy. The French won it all, complete deathblow And offered amnesty. The Corsicans agreed, they have lost it all Escaped Paoli. The French were smart, helped build homes Led to prosperity The very year that he’s born, Corsica’s French dawn, August 15th seventeen sixty nine An islander baby, Italian no more, The French won it the same year that he’s born Providence, Coincidence, Serendipitous tone, History’s irony. Life and liberty Gifts bestowed by God the father Abolish slavery Through providence we’ll reach The will of His grace A scared woman is pregnant hiding in the caves, Escaping the roar, the horror, and the noise, The child she’s carrying, in the damp as she’s crying, In the mountains, she’s hiding, away from the war. Island nobility on this dot in the sea The Bonaparte lineage is Florentine Governor Marbeuf, took residency At their home with the family, With the two boys at infancy, An opportunity given, Miracle charity, A royal scholarship, Military academy, Him and his brother Joseph’s the elder, Future king For the Emperor to be. I am Napoleon educated by the king, I study Rousseau Hume and the kin, I write and I ride I’m a captain of artillery, Paris my bride, the lights dazzle me Theatres sublime, but the French are rising The year I’m 20, they storm the Bastille. The guards I see, the Swiss at the Tuileries They’re ripped apart by the Paris mob, I have never seen such brutality, Red dolls in rags bloody and stomped The Swiss guards at the Tuileries, The French king is executed, the terror starts, The guillotine thirsty, Royalist, Jacobin, Robespierre, Indiscriminate, Even the fathers of the revolution Had their heads severed. The army is loyal to the republic, My family is exiled from their island, I stand with the revolution, The army I serve and my future. France is mired with enemies, External with Britain and the rest of Europe, Marie Antoinette was a Hapsburg queen. Internal foes, Royalists, Fighting for an executed king, An act so heinous, in their eyes blasphemy, The fledging republic is nearly collapsing. I fight for liberty, For myself, the world, there is no other Lead my family, Providence will bring The will of my fate!
Prince Vlad Tepes Son of the dragon He is undead, a vampire Dracula! CHORUS Vlad the Impaler To the plebes he was a savior From the order of the dragon And the house of Dragula He fought off the Ottomans With horror and deviance Forests of impalement Fueled his legend Thirst coloured crimson Ruthless vengeance Nobles exterminated Feudal termination A demon’s reputation Bloodthirsty self-allegiance The Orthodoxy feared him Condemned and cursed him Excommunicated expelled Executed to hell CHORUS Demonically blessed Cursed to resurrect In eternal unrest An immortal creature A soulless deceiver Lascivious heathen A vicious demeanor A fiendish demon The first in a legion Of hell spawn minions Vampire servants From hell’s dominion
Impalement is a slow death You writhe till your last breath On a fixed spike you are slowly held With the pike’s sharp tip You are pierced below the hip Gravity drags your body sags As you die CHORUS For days you would wither


vir fortis


released May 11, 2023

Nicholas Klaus - Bass/Vox
Bas von Bismark - Drums
Steve MacLeod- Guitar

Produced and Mastered by Tyler Williams
Monolithic Productions


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AxMinister Toronto, Ontario

AxMinister is a metal trio from Toronto. Their sound is influenced by such masters as Slayer, Megadeth, and Manowar. Their lyrical content focuses on film, history, politics, and religion. Check them out at a heavy metal venue near you!

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