Ignitor - The Spider Queen

Artist: Ignitor
Release: The Spider Queen


1. Magnum Opus

A long time ago, dark forces were put into motion
Sanctum moleculae
Sacrum particulae
Diligo vindico
Universa tutelae

Curious and cryptic is
The world of alchemy
Secretive and puzzling
The mystic mind to be
At his royal commandment
The sage is put to task
Provide complete protection
Like shield or iron mask
An amulet created
With properties unknown
Love will be the conduit
To friends of royal throne

This talisman of protection
Would be his greatest feat
Truly his Magnum Opus
His conjuring complete

If only he could know
The bitter fruit that it would bear
Darkness descending, evil unending
Unexpected consequence
Would make itself be known
Unholy entanglement
That nothing could atone
Witches were attracted
Like flies to carrion

Evil was compacted
And could not be undone
Coven battled coven
Intent to take control
Wickedness was virulent
And avarice takes its toll

This talisman of protection
Would be his greatest feat
Truly his Magnum Opus
His conjuring complete

Hell is paved with good intent
To be enslaved by what ye invent
Noble desire that seemed heaven sent
End in despair and deep lament
200 years later
Dark forces would align
A wicked orchestration
Of crime on top of crime
A sorceress of ill intent
Would climb a family stair

Ruthless in her ambition
And no one would be spared
A matriarch of murder
A bitter bride of greed
A king caught in the middle
Would end by ugly deed
Unexpected consequence
Again would be at hand
Evil begat evil
And a spider ruled the land

This talisman of protection
Would be his greatest feat
Truly his Magnum Opus
His conjuring complete

Sanctum moleculae
Sacrum particulae
Diligo vindico
Universa tutelae

2. Evil Calling

Evil calling
Spiders crawling
Demons hiding
Witches lying
Doom won’t rest
In dark infest
Devil’s dawning

Nightmares come to those who wait
Unseen horror near
Darkness falls to desecrate
Shadows creep with fear
Powers that be refuse to see
Turning a blind eye
Hopeless peasants beg for help
As sons and daughters die

Monsters come, quake with fear
Pray for dawn, doom is near

Light is failing, fear unveiling
Blackness spreading
Praying, dreading

Evil hungers out of sight
Waiting patiently
Screams ring out in dead of night
Nothing to be seen
When dawn comes, no bodies found
Only blood splatters upon the ground
Silken webs of those once bound
And still no one believes

Monsters come, quake with fear
Pray for dawn, death is here

3. I Never Knew

Hey, it’s me again
I thought I’d let you know
I’m turning 18
And soon I’ll have to go

Pray, watch over me
As I do as I vowed
I hope you’re pleased with me
I hope I’ll make you proud

Can you see me now?
Let me know somehow
Is there a way back?
Oh, why did you leave me?

Can you hear me now?
Speak to me somehow
Does the veil of death
Separate us completely?

Grandmother did her best
We struggled through the years
I worked so very hard
She always hid her tears

How I wish you were here
To see me on my way
To face my destiny
Evil will pay
I never knew you, Mother
I always missed you, Father
Why did you leave me, Mother?
Do you still love me, Father?

Avenge your death
Is what I vow
In darkened dreams
You showed me how
Through pain and hate
My heart grew hard
My hopes forever scarred
I know that death
Will be my fate
My sweet revenge
Will motivate
To see the look
Upon her face
In reaper’s cold embrace

Can you see me now?
Let me know somehow?
Is there a way back?
Oh, why did you leave me?

I never knew you, Mama
I always missed you, Papa
Why did you leave me, Mama?
Do you still love me, Papa?

I always loved you Mother
I always loved you Father
Why did you leave me Mother?
Do you still love me Father?

4. Let The Games Begin

Come one, come all
For sights unseen
The gallant fight
To please the Queen

Majestic pageant
Of blood and steel
Pounding hooves
And feats unreal

Open warfare
On the field
Battle skills
Shall be revealed

The mighty clash
To entertain
To choose a victor
Through sport and game

The weak will fall
The mighty win
Let the games, the games begin
Time to release
The beast within
Let the games, the games begin

A prize of glory
To wed the Queen
A warrior’s story
A King to be!

Fists of metal
Heart and will
Screams of battle
Fear instill
Smoke and fire
Groans of pain
Once was many
Few remain
Teeth are clenched
Eyes will burn
Crash of contact
No return

The weak will fall
The mighty win
Let the games, the games begin
Time to release
The beast within
Let the games, the games begin

The trophy a kingdom
And beautiful bride
A lady in waiting
Where secrets reside

The field is littered
With limbs and heads
The screams of living
The still of dead
You spy your target
And he’s alone
It’s time to finish
And send him home to God!

Open the door
To victory
His heart the lock
Your sword the key

The weak will fall
The mighty win
Let the games, the games begin
Time to release
The beast within
Let the games, the games begin

A prize of glory
To wed the Queen
A warrior’s story
A King to be!
Now let the games begin!

5. Angels Descend

She said
”Congratulations on your victory
You did so very well
Impressive for your first engagement
In battle skills you quite excel”

She was thinking while he was winning
He had something more at stake
Even when the blood was spilling
There was something
That he couldn’t shake

Have you thought about
What’s in store for you?
Have you thought about
What she’s going through?
You got the power
To win the contest
Do you have talents
To win a princess?

Hey, hey, never say never
You want it, you got it
In love forever

Hey, hey, angels descend now
You want it, baby
Just take her hand now

She said
”Oh Helmut, you’re a charmer
You possess a lot of skill”
She’s got a thing for guys in armour
And he truly fits the bill

Have you thought about
What’s in store for you?
Have you thought about
What she’s going through?
She’s got a throne
She’s got no babies
We hope your skills have
A way with ladies

Hey, hey, never say never
You want it, you got it
In love forever

Hey, hey, wedding bells ring now
Don’t blow it baby
You could be King now

Hey, hey, this is your big chance
Let’s get it on now
It’s time for romance

It’s time to decide Helmut
What’s it going to be?
Go to her castle, Helmut
And play King to be

6. The Spider Queen

The palace gates are to the east
Beyond the jousting green
A garden greets you soft and sweet
Where lark and songbird sing
Fair maidens take you by the arm
And promise pure delight

They say their mistress would be pleased
To dine with you tonight
Opulence and majesty
Encompass and surround
Perfection is the picture here
None better can be found

You’re brought into her chamber
Confection for the eyes
Exquisite is her countenace
But what do eyes believe

She’s a deceiver
A spinner of lies
She’s a soul stealer
She’ll consume your mind
She’s a flesh eater
She’ll feast on your cries
Evil conceiver

All mankind’s demise
She’s not what she seems
A weaver of dreams
A haze of beauty hides
The horror and the dread
Sweet perfume will mask the smell
Of countless rotting dead

You’ll long to be her lover
And join her in her bed
Awake to find it’s feeding time
Entrapped in spider’s web
Her lair is a cave
Where 10,000 corpses lay
While she’s tended by her minions
Who’ve become unwilling slaves
You will dance with her tonight
In a web of false delight
She’ll reveal herself to you
The Spider Queen!

There is no escape
Don’t suffer my fate
She’s not what she seems
A weaver of dreams
Behind beauty lies
A monster of horror
In lovely disguise
She’s not what she seems
A reaper of screams
She hungers for flesh
Enchanting deceiver
Seductress of death

You’ll never be king
Believe what I’ve seen
She’s not what she seems
A weaver of dreams
Behind beauty lies
A monster of horror
In lovely disguise
She’s not what she seems
A reaper of screams
She hungers for flesh
Enchanting deceiver
Seductress of death

7. Rune Of Power

Rune of power
Destroy, devour
That which smashes
Leaving only smoke and ashes

Young Helmut listen to me
We have no time to waste
You missed your chance to kill her
Now we must fight her face to face

We’ve lost all advantage
She knows you’re coming
She knows you’re here
We’re running out of options
The task at hand is becoming clear

Somewhere in her palace
A sacred object waits
The power it possesses
Will help us seal her fate

Created by the Ancients
Passed down from king to king
A perfect path to glory
A terrifying thing

This fearsome rune of power
Fire forged in dragon’s breath
Imbued with darkest magic
Ascendance over death

Battle hammer
Fist of valour
That which smashes
Broken bones and thunder crashes

Now you must hasten to her
Tell her you wish to wed
Confidence must be with you
Even join her in her bed
While she’s sleeping you must take it
An amulet on a silver chain
My mark will be upon it
Her stolen prize will be her bane

Once you have it, call out to me
You shall find me by your side
Together we will slay the monster
Our victory won’t be denied

Created by the Ancients
Passed down from king to king
A perfect path to glory
A terrifying thing

Rune of Power
Destroy, devour
That which smashes
Broken bones and thunder crashes
Dust and death and smoke and ashes

8. What Love Denies

Look in my eyes and see
What love denies to me

Help me
(Spare me)
Save me
(Leave me)
Forgive me my darling
What else could I do?

Love me
(Fear me)
Free me
(Flee me)
Excuse my deception
I did it for you

I’ve waited for so long
Trapped in this hell
I’ve longed for a lover
That would break this spell

I beg you Helmut, help me please
Break this curse and set me free
Don’t let me suffer this forever
Save me so we can be together

Look in my eyes and see
What love denies to me

Spare me
(Help me)
Leave me
(Save me)
Your cries are just lies
I won’t suffer your tears

Fear me
(Love me)
Flee me (
Free me)
Your final breath
Is all that I want to hear

I’ve suffered too long
For too many years
My hour of vengeance
Is finally here
You monster
You murderer
Destroyer of my world
You’re wicked
You’re evil
A spawn of the Devil

I beg you Helmut, help me please
Break this curse and set me free
Don’t let me suffer this forever
Save me so we can be together

You monster
You murderer
Destoyer of my world
You’re wicked
You’re evil
A spawn of the Devil

9. Construct Of Destruction

Greetings my Queen
Remember me?
Much time has passed
Since we were three

It was a difference of opinion
Of who should rule the land
That led to your decision
To take the upper hand

You vicious little harlot
You greedy loathsome bitch
You murdered your own husband
Just to make yourself rich

I, I will destroy
I’ve built a better mousetrap
Which I will now employ
Yes I, I will destroy
Your death will not come easy
And that I will enjoy

You killed my Herzig
You stole his throne
Took the Rune of Power
And kept it for your own

You challenged me in witchcraft
You knew I couldn’t win
So then I killed your Heinrich
And now the fun begins

You think he looks familiar
It’s difficult to gauge
Could be that he and Heinrich
Would be the same of age
Yes I, I will destroy
Contrivance of my vengeance
That I will now enjoy

I’ll take what’s mine to take
I’ll break what’s mine to break
Your cursed rule will end today

I’ll go down in history
As the one who slayed the Spider Queen
Everyone will know your evil ways

Do you remember when Heinrich came to be
The birth was very difficult
You begged for help from me
I decided not to tell you, dear
Two babies were born that day
Presented you with Heinrich
And hid his twin away

When all was turned against me
I bided my time well
My plan began to blossom
When I cast my spider spell

I knew that you would hunger
Snatch victims from the town
Subjects would turn against you
To hunt the monster down

I trained my ward for battle
I whispered in his ear
Instilled in him a hatred
So pure and so sincere

I knew that you would want him
And he could slip inside
Take back the Rune of Power
Nowhere for you to hide

I, I will destroy
I’ve built a better mousetrap
Which I will now employ
Yes I, I will destroy
Your death will not come easy
And that I will enjoy

I’ll take what’s mine to take
I’ll break what’s mine to break
Your cursed rule will end today

10. My Heart Turns To Dust

My world was very different yesterday
How could I’ve known
It would turn out this way?
In some ways it’s the same
But now I hold the blame
My heart just turns to dust

I never knew that love could be so sweet
The feeling in my heart
Made me complete
But now that all is lost
Oh, how my stars were crossed
My heart just turns to dust

Nothing left in this world to love for me
No angels descend from above for me
My whole life was a lie
My fate I can’t deny
My heart just turns to dust

I know the end draws nigh
I hope that you sleep well
I, I won’t say goodbye
I’ll just say farewell
I, I can’t even try
Why, I can’t even tell
I, I won’t say goodbye
I’ll just say farewell

I’ve only wanted one thing in my life
Avenge my parents and to end this strife
And now the deed is done
And I’ve lost everyone
My heart just turns to dust

The curtains close
And the room grows so dim
The shadows spread
Across my heart within
My story’s over now
The end, I dare avow
My heart just turns to dust

I know the end draws nigh
I hope that you sleep well
I, I won’t say goodbye
I’ll just say farewell
I, I can’t even try
Why, I can’t even tell
I, I won’t say goodbye
I’ll just say farewell

11. Dynasty Of Darkness

A dynasty had grown
From such a simple thing
Many have tried to own
What only death can bring
What started out as good
Corrupted over time
Some perished where they stood
Others began to climb
Possess all you can
Is the folly of man
You cannot break free
From this dark dynasty

Descend the long stair
That leads to nowhere
There’s no turning back
You can’t cry, it’s unfair
Can’t stop what’s begun
There’s nowhere to run
It can’t be undone

Young Helmut learned too late
Who he should not believe
A child’s faith is great
So easy to deceive
He’s just another limb
A twisted family tree
Free to prune or trim
To serve another’s need

Descend the long stair
That leads to nowhere
There’s no turning back
You can’t cry it’s unfair
Can’t stop what’s begun
There’s nowhere to run
It can’t be undone

If vengeance is your guide
You’re lost before you leave
If power is your bride
Your lover will deceive
A lesson learned too late
Is not to learn at all
To choose a hated fate
To become hatred’s thrall
An eye for an eye
Until everyone’s blind
You cannot break free
From this dark dynasty

Descend the long stair
That leads to nowhere
There’s no turning back
You can’t cry, it’s unfair
Can’t stop what’s begun
There’s nowhere to run
It can’t be undone