Journey to the Other Land

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Skycrater focuses on bringing the power of his tales of valour and courage to life through choir-like vocals backed by heavy multi-instrumental arrangements. In "Journey to the Other Land", you will sail alongside an old warrior who sets off in his drakkar to his final destination: The Other Land. A place of comfort, forgiveness and eternal rest that is not easily reached, given the multiple temptations and obstacles Asger will cross on the wide, deep ocean. While songs like "Hailstorm" or "The Sorcerer" will awake in you the rage of a sailor in fighting the storm, other tracks like "After the Storm" or "The Sirens' Song" will sooth your spirit while the winds drop and the quiet reigns on the ocean again. By the time Asger catches sight of the Fire Bird and his adventure comes to an end in the Garden of Heroes, you will feel as rewarded and exalted and his does, throwing his sword in the spring to meet his King again. "Journey to the Other Land" is not just an album, it's a tale that will carry you into another world, one of justice, pride and righteousness. Let the winds fill your sails and carry you away!

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released September 17, 2016

Music, lyrics and the tale are original compositions of Federico Lucchi, vocalist and guitarist for Skycrater. Released on September 17, 2016.

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Skycrater Nanning, China

Born in Italy and raised in Canada, Federico Lucchi is the main and only band member at the moment. Having previously worked with a few Canadian musicians, the incomplete band split up when Lucchi moved to China to further study music and singing technics. Skycrater is presently working to develop a heavier and more complex sound. Enjoy its 3rd album, "Journey to the Other Land". ... more

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Track Name: Rise of a Nation
The rise of a nation so strong has begun
Don’t let them fool you
Don’t let them scare you
They are just humans, what they build shall fall
What they kill shall live
Who they serve shall betray them

Remember
They cannot win, they all will pay in the end
Remember
There is just one way, they all know they’re wrong
They all know their fate

We watch them ride into night
Friend, be careful, don’t ride with them

Open your eyes
Can’t you see their lust and hate
Open your heart
Can’t you feel their cold hatred
Open your ears
You can hear their blasphemies
Open your mind
They can see you are weak

Open your eyes
They can see
Open your heart
That you are weak
Open you ears
You can’t hide it,
Open your mind

The rise of a nation so strong has begun
Don’t let them fool you
Don’t let them scare you
They are just humans, what they build shall fall
What they kill shall live
Who they serve shall betray them

Remember
They cannot win, they all will pay in the end
Remember
There is just one way, they all know they’re wrong
They all know their fate

We watch them ride into night
Friend, be careful, don’t ride with them

The rise of a nation so strong has begun
Don’t let them fool you
Don’t let them scare you
They are just humans, what they build shall fall
What they kill shall live
Who they serve shall betray them
Track Name: The Other Land
When you reach the coast of the Other Land
Don’t forget my name
When you draw the blade for the last time
Don’t look back over your shoulder
(X2)

The ship is waiting, hoist the sail now
Let the winds drive you to Heaven
The sun is drowning, into the Ocean
Pull the sheet now, leave the haven

Your journey has now just begun
What waits for you, is more than honour
You gave your life for the Power of Powers
The Creator will now reward your courage

You shall be dressed in golden robes
You shall now stand besides His throne
Your name shall be chanted in our halls
When your boat reaches Shores
The birds will sing again

The ship is waiting, hoist the sail now
Let the winds drive you to Heaven
The sun is drowning, into the Ocean
Pull the sheet now, leave the haven

Hurry now, the Horse of Fire
Has risen high into the sky
The sign is given, the stars will guide you
The wind will carry your boat

Higher and higher they’ll fly
Hail the Eagles guarding the sky
Faster than arrow you’ll sail
Your drakkar through storms and through ice will ram
It won’t fail!

The ship is waiting, hoist the sail now
Let the winds drive you to Heaven
The sun is drowning, into the Ocean
Pull the sheet now, leave the haven
(X2)
Track Name: Hailstorm
Clouds are fast covering the sky
The wind is starting to howl
Tall waves are growing around, like
Shadows they swallow the light

Asger, now pull down your sail
The wind will turn it to rags
Gather all your strength to steer
Or your boat shall be lost

Hailstorm
The clouds are darkening the sky
Fight for your life
Hailstorm
The waves are sweeping your boat
Hold on tight
(X2)

Lightening flashes
Thunder roars
Waves crash
On the deck
Don’t shout, don’t run
Stay wide awake
Steer your boat into the waves

After the storm there’ll be silence
But now it’s raging like war
After the storm you will rest
Don’t think about it, survive

Keep her afloat, she’s your life
Let her go down and you’ll drown
Don’t lose the sail or the oars
After the storm you will need them

Hailstorm
The clouds are darkening the sky
Fight for your life
Hailstorm
The waves are sweeping your boat
Hold on tight
(X2)

Lightening flashes
Thunder roars
Waves crash
On the deck
Don’t shout, don’t run
Stay wide awake
Steer your boat into the waves

Hailstorm
The clouds are darkening the sky
Fight for your life
Hailstorm
The waves are sweeping your boat
Hold on tight
(X2)
Track Name: After the Storm
The winds are gone, the water flattens
Sun appears behind the clouds
The last drops fall,and the arch in the sky
Paints the air in thousand colours

The boat, now still, is watching Asger
Sleeping rolled in the wet and torn sail
It drifts unsteered onto the Ocean
Borne towards its final destination

After the storm, the peace and quiet
Are only broken by the waves against the hull and
The last drops falling down onto Asger asleep
After the storm the sun is rising
Lighting up the sky, the ocean and the clouds
Far behind’s the night, far behind’s the storm

The sun is high, now forget the night
Forget the storm, for now it’s gone
You fought all night, now it’s all right
The currents will carry you to the Other Land

Don’t be afraid, for the ocean is quiet now
Its anger is gone, its wrath is forgotten
While you dream, Asger, your boat is guarded
His Hand will watch, the winds won’t rise again

After the storm, the peace and quiet
Are only broken by the waves against the hull and
The last drops falling down onto Asger asleep
After the storm the sun is rising
Lighting up the sky, the ocean and the clouds
Far behind’s the night, far behind’s the storm
Track Name: The Sorcerer
Up went the waves though there was no wind
Lifting up the ship of Asger, asleep
Out of the water came a man, all black
Long cloak, tall hat, he shouted out aloud:

“Beware, stranger, you lost your way
Turn around whilst there’s still time
Ahead there’s void, there’s nothing that you seek
Steer around or fall into the Abyss”

“Leave, old man
I will not listen (to) your words
I know ahead there is the Other Land”

“Don’t, believe what they tell
Their eyes are blind their mouths, like viper’s
If you go on, your fate you’ll meet
Your ship will sink, your life... lost!”

“Slave of your lies, your words can’t reach me
Nor your poison hurt me, your evil is wasted
Great Magic protects my ship, shifts the winds in my sails
Shields my life from the evil you try to unleash"

Dark clouds covered the moon and the stars
Thousand bats flew round and round
Tongues of fire shot out of the water
But the winds kept pushing Asger to the Other Land

Taller and taller the old man kept growing
His feet high above the waves
His eyes gleaming with anger and rage
His arms stretched out, his face distorted

“How dare you insult me
How dare you defy me?
Never did I hear such insolence
In thousand years of traveling these lands

The Magic that you trust, you cannot see
The friends that sent you here want your death
I’ll give you one last chance to survive
turn your ship and I’ll spare you my wrath”

“Leave, old man
I will not listen (to) your words
I know ahead there is the Other Land”

“How can you blindly follow a path you can’t see
A God you can’t hear, can’t feel
How can you foolishly believe that he cares for your soul
That he cares for you life, for he knows no love”

“Listen to me, old man, you tempt me in vain
I can see my path, I can feel my God’s love
Take a look at yourself, you’re living in fear
Eat'n by lies or by spear, you cannot trick my soul”
Track Name: The Sirens' Song
The sun rises over the clouds
And far you can see the seagulls fly, high

There is land, somewhere ahead
Yes, there are reefs, you can hear
The sound of water crashing against
Helplessly drawn, Asger comes close
He knows not why, what for…

Sitting on the rocks are
Most beautiful girls he ever saw
He never imagined to hear
Such enchanting voices sing
The sweetest melodies on earth…
sweet… so sweet they sing:

“Closer, come closer
Beautiful man on your ship
Are you at war, do you have ennemies
Do you have time, listen to our melodies
They are so sweet you know you like them

Closer, come closer
Beautiful man on your ship
Are you at war, why wear a sword
Are you afraid, look, we have no weapons
We’re girls, so harmless we are”

“Hide away,
I don’t want to hear your music anymore
though it’s sweet, like poison it kills me

Hide away,
I’m on a long journey
And I do not want to fail so close to land”

“Stranger, are you afraid, warrior what do you fear
See, we are only girls, see, we now only sing
Hearken our music”
(X2)

“Yes, you know I’m afraid for I know you are sirens
You want to sink my boat, you want to take my life
I will not listen

I have travelled so far, I have met a sorcerer
I did go through storms, I did go through fog
I don’t want to fail now”

“Closer, come closer
Beautiful man on your ship
Are you at war, do you have ennemies
Do you have time, listen to our melodies
They are so sweet you know you like them

Closer, come closer
Beautiful man on your ship
Are you at war, why wear a sword
Are you afraid, look, we have no weapons
We’re girls, so harmless we are”

“Stranger, are you afraid, warrior what do you fear
See, we are only girls, see, we now only sing
Hearken our music”
(X2)

“Sirens, why do you tempt me
Sirens, what do you want
There is no gold aboard,
My life is not worth much
See, I am no King

Sirens, why do yo tempt me
sirens, what do you want
this is just a war ship
I am just a warrior
going to the Other Land"

“Closer, come closer
Beautiful man on your ship
Are you at war, do you have ennemies
Do you have time, listen to our melodies
They are so sweet you know you like them

Closer, come closer
Beautiful man on your ship
Are you at war, why wear a sword
Are you afraid, look, we have no weapons
We’re girls, so harmless we are”
Track Name: Shore in Sight
Shore in sight, is it the Other Land?
It surely looks like some paradise
Shore in sight, is it the Other Land?
The eagles are not flying in the sky
(X2)

Fire, where is your horse?
(X2)

It burns, unseen
It’s hiding, the sign is not given
It lays, it hides
Is this the Other Land?

Should he pull over?
This land looks like paradise
Though the sign is not given
Could this be the Other Land?

Fire, where is your horse?
(X2)

Shore in sight, is it the Other Land?
It surely looks like some paradise
Shore in sight, is it the Other Land?
The eagles are not flying in the sky
(X2)

There are people on the island
They are calling out: “Asger”
There are lanterns, bonfire burning
But there is no fire horse

They’re calling louder, calling: “Asger
Why do you sail away from us?
This is Heaven while the Other Land
Is just the fruit of your imagination”

Fire, where is your horse?
(X2)

Tempted
(X4)
He knows it’s not the Other Land
Track Name: Into the Fog
Nothing I see, nothing I hear
Nothing I know, what can I do
I am trapped into the fog

No wind, no sign, of land around me
No sun, no moon, all around it’s white
It’s cold, I can’t find my way
I need to see the stars in the sky
See the moon and sun
Hear the seagulls cry
Find the Other Land, Other Land

I sense there’s something in the fog
Calling out
I can hear a soft voice whisper into the fog

I can’t see but I can hear the words that it speaks
I can’t touch but I can feel
It’s close ahead (of) my ship
Leading my way into
Into the fog

Nothing I see, nothing I hear
Nothing I know, what can I do
I am trapped into the fog

I can’t see the way in front of me
But still I can find my way
There is a voice that leads me straight ahead
Currents that drag me on
Light winds that push my boat
Hope for me again to find the Other Land
Other Land

I sense there’s something in the fog
Calling out
I can hear a soft voice whisper into the fog

I can’t see but I can hear the words that it speaks
I can’t touch but I can feel
It’s close ahead (of) my ship
Leading my way into
Into the fog

Nothing I see, nothing I hear
Nothing I know, what can I do
I am trapped into the fog

Nothing I see, nothing I hear
Nothing I know, what can I do
I am trapped into the fog
Track Name: Here ends the Journey
Here ends the tale, the journey of our friend
Finally he reached the other land
There was a spring, like crystal so clear
Deep inside it he threw his blade

Here ends the journey of Asger the warrior
Now his sins are forgiven and forgotten
Here ends the journey of Asger the Warrior
Now he will rest at the side of the King

He gleams with beauty, his youth restored
His garments with gold and silver adorned
He needs not fear nor needs he hide
For now he’s guest in the House of his King

Here ends the journey of Asger the warrior
Now his sins are forgiven and forgotten
Here ends the journey of Asger the Warrior
Now he will rest at the side of the King

His enemies are gone, his worries forgotten
For now he will live in the Garden of Heroes
He went through rain, through storms, fog and hail
Tempted by sorcerers and Sirens to fail

Here ends the journey of Asger the warrior
Now his sins are forgiven and forgotten
Here ends the journey of Asger the Warrior
Now he will rest at the side of the King

But never did he turn aside the path
That led him straight to the Other Land
Praise the warrior, praise his courage
Praise his faith and his righteousness

Praise the warrior, praise his courage
Praise his faith and his righteousness
Praise the warrior, praise his courage
Praise his faith and his righteousness