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The Thief

by Horseburner

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The Thief 02:12
The masses gathered, ears and hearts are open wide A thief has come in the middle of the night The heir, the hope, has passed on through the veil To Death, O’ Thief, life stolen from this child The sad-eyed king retires to his riches and his wares What worth has gold when tainted by despair? Gilded walls Stone & mortar The years erode and wash away Your roots exposed Symptoms of grief and madness they surround Bodies ailing dying on the ground The joyless King has locked himself away His mind a wreck from the years of misery Your roots have come undone
I remember the birth of the sun Rising from the sea to herald a new day Parade the child to rising hands I remember the death of the day A silent grave beneath a wailing crystal tomb Cast the child to rising tides Can you hear it? A siren song that calls to brave the break and crest Can you hear them dreaming in the depths? A smile at last Alight on darkened seas An ocean too far The birds have drowned Can you feel it? Lighter than the burden of your heavy heart Bend and shake Tide will rise I’ll find the boy below
A wicked deed, this vile act Words from Highborn mouths descend My lowly life, my seaborne fate Under Thetis’ watchful eye The Fisher cast his empty net Deep into the salt-tide swell The child sleeps in darkness deep, bound by tangle weeds A sire with a vacant court, an oak of barren branch This wicked sea, a vile tomb The Seer’s portents tell the tale A noble birth, a stalwart seed Will fell the tree in time The ships have come in Their nets are bare The ships have come in Filled with only stone The Fisher cast his empty nets Deep into the salt-tide swell The child sleeps in arms of mercy A sire with a silent court, an oak turned gallows pole
Seas Between 01:51
Goldenhand, Jewel of rusted sands. The wind that blows sails from the east Erodes the stone, golden gift from the sea O’ Sacred Mountain Bread and breath Guide our Hand We bow our heads “Our cup is full.” “I do not belong, though stone am I.” “The desert’s not my home. I will live where there is need.” Sturdy of bow, heavy of hull. Sail swift, sail east. Sail home.
The Oak 06:48
Fathoms 08:12
i: Moirai Bathed in Light Herald the Dawn These shores awash Tonight we drown thereon Scores of men Recompense To shake the shields For a father’s sins Gold and Stone The Mighty Oak Blind to heed Prophecy invoked Crystalline and still Fathoms deep Returned to his Shrine A seaweed crown upon his brow My son I’ve loved My son I’ve buried A thousand times With guilt and grief I’ve carried Lay him down Harken distant sound As Gold ascends his throne By damned fate we’re bound ii. A Great Drowning of Man Looming shadow The quickening Wave Adrift in darkness The hateful decay Sodden oak And the Stone become rune End this line Oh! World! Begin anew Undone by Time Undone by Fear Undone by Fate Undone by The Thief
Thiefsong 01:44


Together since 2008 and borne from the wild Appalachian green of West Virginia, Horseburner has never cowered from hard toil. From performing their first live show, self-recording and releasing two EPs (2009’s Dirt City and Strange Giant in 2013), putting on an inaugural tour in 2011 and releasing their debut full-length album, Dead
Seeds, Barren Soil in 2016, the band has, quite simply, done it all themselves.

Having played hundreds of shows over the past decade, performing alongside acts such as Torche, Weedeater, Goatwhore, Obituary, Corrosion of Conformity, The Obsessed, Karma to Burn and Bell Witch, in 2017 the band reissued their debut album through Hellmistress Records, which quickly reignited that song writing/recording flame,
resulting in the gift of new music.

In 2019, as well as hitting the road for a monster Spring Tour of the US, the band join forces with Ripple Music, the California-based record label and world leader in Heavy Rock, Stoner, Doom and Heavy Psych to bring you the hard rocking yield of that fruitful and inspired year.

Horseburner’s new album The Thief arrives on 9th August on Ripple Music.


released August 9, 2019

Adam Nohe - Drums, Vocals
Jack Thomas - Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizer
Seth Bostick - Bass
Zachary Kaufman - Guitar

Recorded December 2018 - February 2019 by Neil Tuuri at Amish Electric Chair Studios in Athens, Ohio & by Jack Thomas at Green Mist Studio in Vienna, West Virginia

Mixed by Neil Tuuri

Mastered by David Klug at David Klug Studio

Cover art by Brian Mercer


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Stoner metal. Sludge. Doom. Call it what you will, Parkersburg, West Virginia's Horseburner creates riff-heavy rock n' roll to shake your insides.

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