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William Miller One of the best of 2017 without question. The Devil and The Almighty Blues managed to pack so much soul in six songs of pure emotion. Favorite track: HOW STRANGE THE SILENCE.
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Joel F Fucking great. Even better than the first album. Odin is headbanging. Favorite track: THESE ARE OLD HANDS.
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Michael Authentic to the last letter and the final note, The Devil and the Almighty Blues does exactly what it says on the timeworn, nicotine 'n' whiskey stained tin. For 'II' does indeed contain the mightiest blues to be found across any of the Devil's domains. Favorite track: NEPTUNE BROTHERS.
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Released March 17th 2017 by BLUES FOR THE RED SUN
Recorded 2016 in Ocean Sound Recordings and Lortpels Studio.
Mixed and mastered in Lortpels Studio.
Produced by Petter Svee.

Cover photo by Orsolya Haarberg / www.haarbergphoto.com

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Track Name: THESE ARE OLD HANDS
THESE ARE OLD HANDS

The Wind tells stories
Of those lost at sea
As night is creeping closer

A light in the Window
And a song in your Heart
I just want to come home

I smell the earth
And dream of the sea
My days are getting shorter

Three steps from the grave
Two wishes from home
The night is nearly over



If fate would come
To break my stride
Before I reach the harbour

Lay me down
In the same cold ground
That wore me to the bone

Speak no words
And shed no tears
They will be lost forever

Three steps from the grave
Two wishes from home
The night is nearly over



Let the rains come
To wash us all away
Time to let go of these old hands of mine



Raise your fists
Towards the sky
Days are slowly fading

I curse the ground
I walk upon
Won’t carry me any longer

Break the soil
And dig a hole
Go sit in it forever

Three steps from the grave
Two wishes from home
The night is nearly over



Let the rains come
To wash us all away
Time to let go of these old hands of mine
Track Name: NORTH ROAD
NORTH ROAD

I've seen the snow come and go
Oh so many times before
But the snow that now gathers
I fear will lie forever

Old man winter walks yet again
Upon the North Road to the end

I´ve set foot at last
Upon this long North Road
Every step is a prayer
As I pay what is owed

Old man winter walks yet again
Upon the North Road to the end

I talk to the mountains
Of all my sorrows
I tell them my regrets
I sing them your name

Old man winter walks yet again
Upon the North Road to the end




I know bones go brittle
And that flesh always grows weak
The years wield rough fists
And it sure has a wicked streak

How the sunny days lay lost
Deep beneath the covers of snow
Long forgotten sunshine
Warms my heart as I go

Oh o how the sunny days lay lost
Track Name: WHEN THE LIGHT DIES
WHEN THE LIGHT DIES

Leave me in shadows
When the light dies
There is no place left for me to hide

Oppgang:
I give no helping hand
I sure won’t teach you how to breathe
When the light dies

Oh when the light dies
Leave me in shadows
When the light dies

Ref (det helt stille partiet):
No such thing
Will touch me anymore
When the light dies

To a long lost soul
With a wanderer’s heart
There is hope hidden somewhere in the dark


I give no helping hand
I sure won’t teach you how to breathe
When the light dies

Oh when the light dies
Leave me in shadows
When the light dies


No such thing
Will touch me anymore
When the light dies


Don’t wait for a morning
That will never come
Make peace with the dying of the light

I give no helping hand
I sure won’t teach you how to breathe
When the light dies

Oh when the light dies
Leave me in shadows
When the light dies


No such thing
Will touch me anymore
When the light dies
Track Name: LOW
LOW


I’ll bury all
You ever gave me

I’ll bury all
That you ever gave to me

How the river flows
It always pulls me

How the river flows
It pulls me down

Low was the name you gave me
One I carry with pride

Low was the name you gave me
I will carry it with pride



In low places I’ll be
In low places I’ll hide



Lay me low
Full fathom five

Lay me low
A feast for crows

I know a winding road
A scar across the land

I know a winding road
Cuts like a knife across the land

Low was the name you gave me
One I carry with pride

Low was the name you gave me
I will carry it with pride




In low places I’ll be
In low places I’ll hide
Track Name: HOW STRANGE THE SILENCE
HOW STRANGE THE SILENCE

How strange the silence
Deep and timeless
It lays heavy in the night time air

All those voices
Lost and waiting
Echo through a windless night

Words found wanting
Words forgotten
I treated my own words like slaves

Oh silence
How strange the silence
When all is gone and taken away



Speak from the heart
Let the soul out
Or bind your tongue and speak not at all

Oh fire
Sacred fire
Your warmth is lost on these old bones

So it all went
And passed us by
Those days are gone, oh so long gone

Oh silence
How strange the silence
When all is gone and taken away
Track Name: NEPTUNE BROTHERS
NEPTUNE BROTHERS

You move like trouble down the mountain
Dreams on the river
A snake in the bloodstream
Winds that make me shiver

Keep your eyes on the horizon
Hands on the lever
Hide everything and everyone
Bury it forever

The mane of the mare you cling to
Hair white as silver
Fingers break and let go
Fall out into winter

Break the stone break the bone
Go on swing the hammer
Grind mountains to dust
Choke life out of summer

Settle down and settle up
Pay what is owed
Lay your hands upon the barrel
Chop them off and go

Tongue sharp as glass
Cuts me over and over
With the whip of a serpent
Caress me like a lover