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Hinterlands

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VETRAR DRAUGURINN – A chill in the air of the Dutch metal scene…

“And when all the world is lost in shadow / Yours is the only fire I will know. / Bleak is the earth I walk on. / Still the pale light is not gone”
Vetrar Draugurinn is a Dutch band formed around song writer / guitar player Eric Hazebroek (Stream of Passion); show casing his unique style of incorporating melancholic melodies with heavy, down-tuned riffs and his eye for subtle detail and diversity. After Stream of Passion’s demise in 2016 Eric needed a new challenge to continue onwards.

Despite the Icelandic name, the band came to life in the Netherlands. To complete the line-up Eric asked the help of 4 talented, experienced musicians/friends, namely the angelic yet dark voice of Marjan Welman (Autumn, Ayreon), versatile drummer Jim van de Kerkhof (All for Nothing), fellow 8 stringed guitar player Thomas Cochrane (Hologram Earth, Ancient Rites), and long-time collaborator Arjan Heijden (Manifest, Daeonia) on bass. Their goal is to make music from the heart, melancholic and gloomy, intense and fragile at some places, massive and loud in others.

Eric explains: “Throughout my 26 years as an aspiring and semi-professional musician, I grew into the role of songwriter more and more. During my time in Daeonia (Candlelight Records 1997-2001)
I became the sole contributor for the first time and learned a lot about subtle details in melody and atmosphere. The Saturnine (2003 – 2013) was the band in which this came to existence the most.
With a strong work ethic we were playing in the name of the song, disguished our technical abilities underneath a blanket of beautiful melodies. I’m not here to show off my guitar-playing (others are way better than I am). I’m here to make beautiful music.”
For 10 years Eric was part of the Dutch/Mexican progressive symphonic metal band Stream of Passion, with whom he toured several times all over Europe and even played shows in far away places like Russia, Canada, Israel, Mexico, and the United States. During those years he released 3
full-length albums with the band and a live DVD. Stream of Passion also launched an incredibly succesful crowdfunding campaign for the recording of their final studio album in 2013, which grossed near to 200% of their goal.

2017 Saw the start of this brand new band and a brand new adventure, venturing into the next chapter of a musical journey. First a limited edition EP was as an introduction, with a tremndous response to follow. After which a full-length album was recorded during 2018, which will see the light of day in 2019. “Hinterlands” contains 11 songs that will drag you into their travels and darkness. Vetrar Draugurinn is here to give you a glimpse of light in the dark forest, a little bit of warmth in the long wintery night.

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released March 28, 2019

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VETRAR DRAUGURINN is the vehicle for the songwriting of guitarist Eric Hazebroek (ex-Stream of Passion). To complete the line-up Eric asked the help of 4 talented, experienced musicians/friends, namely the angelic yet dark voice of Marjan Welman , versatile drummer Jim van de Kerkhof , fellow 8 stringed guitar player Thomas Cochrane, and long-time collaborator Arjan Heijden on bass. ... more

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Track Name: Hinterlands
HINTERLANDS

Set me free from this alternate reality
Chained to an indoctrinated society
Taught to ignore, blind with both eyes
Colourful truths turned to grey, force-fed lies

But beyond the mist in the valleys within
The haven of your “self” lies deep in slumber
Where “to conform” is “to give in”
An inner scream of bliss and wonder

From the flood lands to the giving ground
Within the hinterlands veracity can be found
Hidden by fog and insecurities, you will see
The real truth lies within the details of the real me

I see my world with different eyes
I ascend from concrete jungles and speak
A language long forgotten, always denied
In a state long mistaken for being weak

From the flood lands to the giving ground
Distant hinterlands where veracity can be found
Unchained from my insecurities, I will see
The real truth, the real me

Set me free from reality
Release me from my chains
Let the teachers be taught
It will all be in vain
Track Name: I Am
I AM

I am LOST. I am air.
I am the last breath, the cry of despair.
No one here to help me. No one cares.
I am silent. I am cold.
I am the faith that's been foretold.
No escaping the rigid grasp of fear.

Don’t put flowers on my grave, my Dear.
It’s just a name on a stone. I’m not here.
Whisper my name and speak the truth.
Deny the coming future, I am You.

I am transparent. I am grey.
I am the pinch of sulphur to your dismay.
No bigger denial than living in the past.
I am rain. I am tears.
I am the alcohol that makes pain disappear.
No one has enough to make it last.

Don’t put flowers on my grave, my Dear
It’s just a name on a weathered stone, I’m not here.
Wallow in sorrow and remember the truth
Celebrate that we were the lucky few.

Remember the time, remember us.
Or my existence will be forever lost.
Remember until you no longer can recall
We were blessed to have met eachother at all.

I am nothing. I am all. I am you…
Track Name: Second
SECOND

Everywhere I go I still feel you there
Every second I sleep I feel you near
And though we might be far apart
I hold your memory close to heart

Cause when the moment comes when I cross the threshold to the place I love
I know those moments last forever and time froze

I will never lose you, I will never want to
think of a time when we have to say goodbye

I count every second till we meet again
I dread every minute that we get closer to the end

Carry me home to where, where my heart is
Bury me close to where, where my love lies

I count every second till we meet again
I dread every minute I get closer to the end
Together. forever. till our dying breath.
Track Name: The Wolves At Our Door
THE WOLVES AT OUR DOOR

By chasing the darkness into the dawning light
the Hunters came, crossing the great divide
Feeding on the fear of losing ourselves to fear
the growling of hungry wolves’ drawing near.

Stand strong, overcome the wrong, and barricade the gates once more
Arm yourself and rise tall to defeat the wolves at our door.
Harbor our light, let fires rage, higher than the tallest trees.
Radiate the beacon inside and drive the darkness to its knees

Vengeful spirits roaming in plain sight
Within the eerie silence they reside
The ghosts of winter are looming in Nordic cold
To devour the warmth of our faith foretold.

Stand strong, turn right from wrong, and cross the bridge to the North once more
Arm yourself and rise tall to defeat the wolves at our door
Harbor our light, let Dark Rivers rage, louder than the oldest trees.
From our Grey Havens our shining light will drive the darkness to its knees.

Under lock & key. I will never forgot. I will never flee.
Under lock & key. I will never forgot. I will never flee from the Wolves at our Door.
Track Name: Mother Of Northern Skies
MOTHER OF NORTHERN SKIES

Mother of Northern Skies
Did you abandon me? Please, shelter me

Alone, like a shadow amongst the trees
I never meant it to end like this, buried underneath
20 inches of pure white snow
Waiting patiently for any lover to show

I feel my life fade
The warmth in my heart decays
Fingers slowly turning numb
The will is lost, I succumb

I stood here for hours, waiting for you
Time has passed, but you're not closer
Your love fell like the snow on my skin
The cold of your heart kills the warmth within

I feel my love fade
Frost in my soul replaced
Eyes glazed in a forever stare
You're not there

I stood here for hours, waiting for you
Time has passed, but you're not closer
Your love fell like the snow on my skin
The cold of your heart kills the warmth within

Mother of Northern Skies
Did you remember me, please, rescue me
I never meant it to end like this, buried underneath
20 inches of pure white snow
Waiting patiently for any lover to show

Together, Apart, I die alone
Together, apart, I die alone...
Track Name: Death Will Come For Us
DEATH WILL COME FOR US

Lie still at this Waking Hour.
Lie still, don’t move an inch
Am I awake or still dreaming?
Did I wander off or did I give in.
In the shadows, to the corner I see you standing
Waiting for the right time to claim your prey.
No stopping the inevitable.
Another soul slipping away

Death will come for us all
Extinguish the fires that I lit
Every time our heart gets broken
We die just a little bit

To live in denial is to live without fear
The fear of the end crawling near
Am I awake or still dreaming?
Did I wander off, away from the light
Lie still in my forever sleep, waiting for eternal night
No stopping the inevitable.
My soul slipping away.

Death will come for us all
Dry the solitairy tear I let slip
Every time we lose someone dear
We die just a little bit

So brave up and stand tall.
Face the darkness, all men must fall
Track Name: Forever Locked Within
FOREVER LOCKED WITHIN

I remember the times when all seemed fine.
The gentle smile that graced your lips, the laughter, the sighs
Carefree years in childhood innocence drifting by in complete and utter bliss

They will never take those away
Those beautiful memories are here to stay
Forever locked in the hearts of those who knew
The true you shining through…

And as we grew older you never lost the spark that drove you, pushed you
Through grey, uneventful days, the bad days, the sad days
Fought off by the strength of unconditional love and honesty
Nothing mattered besides the company you kept

They will never take those away
Those beautiful memories are here to stay
Forever locked in the hearts of those who knew
Will you realize the reason why?
We lived the best of our days gone by
Your gentle smile. Your hand in mine.
They will never take those away from us
Beautiful memories are here to stay with us

I wrap my arms around you to hold you closer to my heart
And hide the hurting caused by every second we’re apart
And wipe those tears away for the moments forever locked within

They will never take those away
Those beautiful memories are here to stay
Forever locked in the hearts of those who knew
The true you shining through…

Will you ever realize the reason why?
Your gentle smile. Your hand in mine.
Track Name: The Narrow Path
THE NARROW PATH

Come closer and stand in my light.
Nobody knows me. No-one stands by my side.
Yet I do not feel lonely, I do not feel loss
Nor do they know of the mountains I crawled across

I’m. Never. Going. To. Let. Go.
I. Have seen. More darkness. Than you will ever know.

I walk the narrow path across these fields
Through ill-lit streets and paradise concealed
To sheath my fragile state from sheer disaster
I walk the line between life and thereafter

Walk through me as if I’m not here.
In your pheripheral vision I will disappear.
You’ll never see the true beauty that lies within
these temples of flesh, bone and skin.

I walk the narrow path across these fields
Through ill-lit streets and paradise concealed
To sheath my fragile state from sheer disaster
I walk the line between life and thereafter

I’m. Never. Going. To. Let. Go.
I have seen more darkness than you will ever know.

Choose your path wisely, the crossroads lie ahead
Choose not for wealth but for essentials instead
Choose your path wisely, that will lead to your true happiness
Track Name: Wanderer
WANDERER

Desolate hills, covered in snow,
Rivers like veins flowing down below
Through vast forests covered in ice
Fierce winds I conjure and entice

I am the wanderer through timeless lands
Winter beside me hand in hand

And in those lands I surely become
The soaring silence in distant horizons
In the heart of the earth I hide
I need no one, I am my own guide

These frosted lands greet me with open arms
They console my sorrow and keep me from harm
I wander from the treeclad lowlands to the mountains of stone
I wander in company of many before me, yet I wander alone.
Track Name: Bleak Earth
BLEAK EARTH

Trace the thin blue line down the skin-deep path to where the heart resides
and carve your name within.
I carry the weight of the world that fuels the fire
I carry the weight of a world, bleak and grey
Hatred fuels the fire of my dismay

Solemn is my mask.
Downward lines where a smile should be
I hung my sorrow amongst the branches of the highest trees

(I carry the weight of a world, bleak and grey)

Save me from what could have been.
The light of my soul has dimmed deep within.
Just your name on the black surface of my heart.
The scars, torn assunder, ripped apart.
I carried the weight of the world, bleak and grey
Hatred fueled the fire of my dismay.

Solemn is my mask
Downward lines where a smile should be
I hung my sorrow amongst the branches of the highest trees
And when all the world is lost in shadow, yours is the only fire I will know
Bleak is the earth I walk on, still the pale light is not gone
Track Name: Twelfth Night
TWELFTH NIGHT (Þrettándinn)
Believe me when I say
I remember those times every day
I feel the nostalgia take hold
(And when the stories are retold)
I smile faintly and think of you.

Do you remember
the times we traveled the world
Together, A group of like-minded souls.
(And when nostalgia takes hold)
I smile faintly and think of you.

The 6th day is here, and we’re ready to fight
Another gloomy year of eternal night
Another dark view upon a decaying life
Struggling through our earthly strife
This Twelfth Night

We’re still here, waiting for the dawn
Of a new chance, the rebirth of a song
(And when time stands still)
I’ll be waiting here for you

And though we are lost
I still see you standing in front of me
Fading like the ghost of a distant era
(And when everything's clear to see)
Will you be waiting here for me?

The 6th day is here, and I’m ready to fight
Another gloomy year of eternal night
My darkened view upon a fleeting life
I struggle through my earthly strife
And I wait here (forever) here for you…

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