Prelude - Banner of the Sun

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A prelude EP to Fable's second full-length album 'The Red Road West', featuring fresh material from lead composer Hjalmar.


released December 23, 2016

Written, performed, and produced by Hjalmar.

Special thanks to Jonathan Armstrong and Jed Arklay, who assisted in more ways than one in putting this project together.



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Fable VIC, Australia

FABLE are a two man project from Australia that combines elements of black metal, traditional melody, orchestral symphony, and original fantasy into a unique blend of styles. Themed on the high fantasy writings of lead vocalist and songwriter Hjalmar, Fable derives strong inspiration from bands such as Summoning, Falkenbach, and Forefather.

Fable are currently writing their third album Ironclad.
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Track Name: Empire's Age
The sun rises east,
dawn starts to fade
One last sleepless night,
and the debt is paid
The ground rumbles deep,
the light starts to creep,
and the foe reveals his face

Ten thousand strong,
shackled in steel cans
Golden their eagles do gleam...
Hear now they come,
will we all run,
have we all died in vain?

Legends will tell,
the past will reclaim,
what those who challenge us pray
They'll learn this way,
that we shan't be stray,
even as we decay...

Sound the battle call,
shatter the shield wall,
They shan't withstand our rage!
They're all but thralls,
all Aernmen fall,
Bring down the Empire's age!
Track Name: Decadence
Track Name: Seers
A forest surrounds,
this damp hollow house,
quiet and shy they do rouse
Empty of soul,
barren of fear,
oh how they leer...

They tell us our fates,
but rarely they're true,
honest in deceit of you
Cauldrons aflame,
they cry out in pain,
driven insane...

She casts the runes,
and sees into the years...
My fortune reveals,
do you trust the seers?

How they sway,
through time and space,
in surprising grace
Laughing unto
their own pace,
so horrid of face

She cast the runes,
and saw into the years...
My fortune revealed,
I did trust the seers...
Track Name: Banner of the Sun
Blood, and the age,
calls us again,
to the forefront of the stage
Fear of the dark,
terror of the day,
compels us to stay
War beckons near,
visions so clear,
of the glorious veneer
Hear danger call,
passing with the fall,
and break on the brave of all

Howl of the wind,
searing through the skin,
as the heart begins to win
Ease into it,
feel the spirit,
and bite down onto the bit
Feel victory,
dark thoughts shall flee,
at the behest of thee
Fate overcomes,
to the march of the drums,
at the first light of the sun