Woodland Journey

by Panychida

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    EP recorded for Czech Parat magazine. The album was released as an attachement to 2011 December issue. There are 3 brand new songs contained on this album, 2 re-recordings of the songs from the debut album and some cover versions + live songs from the band´s organized Phantoms of Pilsen festival.

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about

"Welcome,
we would like to explain our motives for recording this EP which you are now holding in your hands. Firstly, it is important to say that it was not in our original intentions to present PANYCHIDA in such a way, but certain circumstances led us to do so. The tracks which were recorded for this EP were originally intended as additional pieces of our normal work. Nevertheless, circumstances led us to put them on this special recording. It is an honour to say that everything took place in the way that it did with our recording of “Woodland Journey”. One of the main reasons you can hear PANYCHIDA here on its way to its next regular recording was the beautiful cover art created for us by Zdeňka Boušková, known for her work on covers of the Czech editions of books (not only) by Robert Holdstock. This is not a coincidence, as it was this author whose series on the Mythago Wood inspired the track entitled “Ryhope” from our previous full-length album “Měsíc, les, bílý sníh ~ Moon, Forest, Blinding Snow”. This connection led us to contact the artist of these magical drawings. Because the original plans for the drawing were not realized for various reasons, we decided to make use of a several-month project and its results in this way. Cooperation with Pařát Magazine enabled us to present PANYCHIDA to people who had never had the opportunity. For the group’s image to be sufficiently compact and at the same time exclusive, we have decided to include some re-worked songs next to the brand new tracks from previous years. These older songs also serve as a sample from the previous album. All of this is enriched by the live execution of the track “Running out of Rules” from last years Phantoms of Pilsen Festival. The festival has gone, during which we have strived to introduce bands which have not previously appeared in the Czech Republic and who for us truly possess the hall-mark of the magical.

We would like to dedicate this recording (not only with regard to the title track) to all our friends with which we have close relationships. Further, we dedicate it to our friends who are separated from us by hundreds of miles – miles which are difficultly and rarely crossed in order for us to spend a few moments together. Often it is these people whose friendship is so inspiring and whose existence we must appreciate all the more. Moments spent in their company can take on the feelings of a walk through a forest charged with emotion; a place which we would like to visit more often, and a place to which in our modern world there are so few opportunities to go. These moments become true rarities which we all appreciate and strive to enjoy to its fullest.


PANYCHIDA, November 2011"


"Vítejte,
Chtěli bychom zde osvětlit naši pohnutku natočit EP, které právě držíte ve svých rukách. Předně je nutné říci, že nebylo naším původním záměrem představit PANYCHIDU touto cestou, ale okolnosti nás vedly k tomu, že se tak stalo. Skladby, které byly pro toto EP natočeny byly původně zamýšleny, jako příspěvky k našemu dalšímu řadovému počinu. Nicméně právě okolnosti tomu tak chtěly, že je najdete na této speciální nahrávce. A je nám ctí, že se vše seběhlo právě způsobem, který vyústil v nahrání „Woodland Journey“. Jednou z hlavních příčin toho, že zde můžete slyšet PANYCHIDU na cestě k další řadové nahrávce, byl krásný obal, který pro nás namalovala Zdeňka Boušková známá svými obálkami českých edic knih (nejen) Roberta Holdstocka. Neboť to byl právě tento autor, jehož série o lesu mytág inspirovala naši skladbu „Ryhope“ z předchozího alba „Měsíc, les, bílý sníh“. Tato souvislost nás vedla k oslovení zmíněné autorky magických kreseb. Vzhledem k tomu, že původní plány využití této kresby vzaly z různých důvodů za své, rozhodli jsme se zužitkovat několikaměsíční spolupráci a její výsledek právě touto cestou. Spolupráce s magazínem Pařát pak nabídla možnost představit PANYCHIDU i lidem, kteří dosud s kapelou nemuseli mít tu čest. Aby byla představa o kapele dostatečně ucelená a zároveň exkluzivní, rozhodli jsme se ke zcela novým skladbám zařadit také některé přepracované písně z dřívějších let, jakož i ukázky z minulého alba. Vše je navíc obohaceno živým provedením skladby „Running out of Rules“ z letošního festivalu Phantoms of Pilsen, který nesl pořadové číslo 5, a na kterém se vám snažíme představovat kapely, jež se v ČR doposavad ještě neobjevily, či které mají pro nás samotné punc magična.
Nahrávku bychom pak rádi (nejen vzhledem k textu titulní písně) věnovali všem našim přátelům, ke kterým cítíme blízký vztah. Dále také přátelům, od nichž nás dělí vzdálenost stovek kilometrů, jenž bývá tak těžko a vzácně překonávána za účelem strávení pár společných chvil. Často jsou to totiž právě tito lidé, jejichž přátelství je tolik inspirativní, a jejichž existence si člověk tolik váží. Okamžiky v jejich společnosti tak mohou nabývat pocitu procházky emocionálně nabitým lesem, který bychom tak rádi navštěvovali častěji, na což nám ale v současném světě zbývá jen málo příležitostí. Tím se tyto stávají opravdovými vzácnostmi, kterých si všichni vážíme a snažíme si ji vychutnat do posledního doušku.
Nechť je i pro vás tato procházka příjemným vydechnutím.
PANYCHIDA, Listopad 2011."

credits

released December 21, 2011

„Woodland Journey“ credits:
PANYCHIDA:
Vlčák – vocal, backing vocals
Talic – bass, backing vocals
Sinneral – guitars, accordion, mouth harph, backing vocals
Honza V. – guitars, backing vocals
Honza R. – drums

Very special guests:
Honza Kapák of AVENGER – guitars, drums in tracks 6 - 10
Míra Horejsek of ASGARD – vocal in “Báchorka”
Hoest of TAAKE – ugh in “Rod Havrana”
Lukáš Pavlovský – chorals
Helča Petráková – bagpipes
Michal Bezpalec – flute
Dan ´Šakal´ Švarc – vocal in “Posedlá”

1. Three Pillars (brand new track, 2011)
2. Rod Havrana (brand new track, 2011; feat. Hoest of TAAKE)
3. Return from the Woodland Journey (brand new track, 2011)
4. The Place He´s Coming from (2011 re-recording)
5. Podŭ světomĭ dzvězdŭ (2011 re-recording)
6. Kračunŭ (2010)
7. Moon, Forest, Blinding Snow (2010)
8. Báchorka (2011 re-recording, feat. Míra Horejsek of ASGARD)
9. Black Wings of Death (2010, originally recorded by RUNNING WILD)
10. Posedlá (2011, originally recorded by TÖRR, feat. Dan ´Šakal´ Švarc, ex-TÖRR)
11. Running out of Rules (2011, live at Phantoms of Pilsen 5)
12. Beneath the Gate of Sempiternal Bliss (2011, live at Phantoms of Pilsen 5)

All music and lyrics by PANYCHIDA. Except “Posedlá” – originally recorded by TÖRR; “Black Wings of Death” – originally recorded by RUNNING WILD.
Exclusive track recorded at Hellsound studio, Čestice, Czech Republic. Recorded, produced and mixed by Honza Kapák & PANYCHIDA, 2. 10. – 6. 10. 2011 and 11. 11. – 13. 11. 2011. Mastered by Honza Kapák.
Míra Horejsek recorded his vocal lines in Brno, Czech Republic, 23. 10. 2011. “Báchorka” (originally entitled as “The Story”) taken from the „Měsíc, les, bílý sníh ~ Moon, Forest, Blinding Snow“ album, recorded during the album recording session in winter 2010.
Hoest recorded his ´UGH´ in Bergen, Norway, who the hell knows when … .
“Posedlá” recorded at Hellsound studio, Čestice, Czech Republic. Recorded, produced and mixed by Honza Kapák & PANYCHIDA, 20. 4. and 31. 5. 2011. Mastered by Honza Kapák.
„Moon, Forest, Blinding Snow“ and “Kračunŭ“ taken from the „Měsíc, les, bílý sníh ~ Moon, Forest, Blinding Snow“ album, recorded during the album recording session in winter 2010.
„Running out of Rules“ and “Beneath the Gate of Sempitarnal Bliss” recorded live at Phantoms of Pilsen 5 by Jarda Pelán, Plzeň, Czech Republic, 29. 10. 2011. Mixed and mastered by Honza Kapák at Hellsound studio 11. 11. 2011.
Cover artwork and drawings by Zdeňka Boušková, 2011.
Graphics design and layout by LordReverendJim, 2011.
Band photo by Tamara, 2011.
2011 Panychida logo by Sinneral & Nargor.

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Panychida Plzen, Czech Republic

Founded in 2004 in the city of Pilsen, CZ, Panychida got inspired from old legends and different philosophical sources. Soon after recording the first album a contract with German FOLTER RECORDS was signed. During the years and after 2 full length and one EP, Panychida became one of the leading czech pagan/black/black´n´roll bands.
The new record "Grief for an Idol" takes it all one step further.
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Track Name: Three Pillars
(words by Vlčák)

He is old, though mighty one
Carving stories into stones
Beard silver shining
Bones burning frost

He lived and fought for ages – full of hardship like the deep below
he searched for freedom and the youth flew away

Eagle brought him freedom and now peace is in his soul
The third pillar – privileged mind – gods let him know
Bones cracking like a helmet, when the arms started to shake
Now seeing the pageant, he threw his sword into the lake

When he was young he was gifted with the pillar – strength
With this pillar he smashed through the battles - fighting like a bear
And it brought him new desire, to run over the fields
To ask gods if like themselves, he could now be free

Gods told him: be steady and be just like a wolf
Build another second pillar, sail out of our gulf
When ship cracks like a helmet, then fortify your soul
Sharpen your mind like a blade, wisdom is your sword

He´s been living and sailing for ages – dark like the deep below
Searching for the wisdom, while the youth was flowing away

As a demigod now he is free
Track Name: Rod Havrana
(words by Sinneral)

Venku mrzne až praští,
každý z rodu se ukrývá před vichřicí.
Jenom stařičký sachem
dlí u totemu, rozmlouvá s Velkým Duchem.

Už dávno tu mělo být jaro,
však mráz a hladomor vybíjí rod.
Rod, jenž má v totemu znak
dvou ve sněhu havraních stop.

Havran letí nad hory,
jen Slunce je výš.
Havran letí za lesy,
jen vítr jde dál.
Havran se nebojí,
má silný dráp.
Havran se nebojí,
umí se rvát.
Havran se nebojí,
má silný dráp.
Havran se nebojí,
ten umí řvát.

Vari vari odsud, zlá nemoci!
Jaro je za dveřmi, Havran to ví.
Zas přijde blahobyt,
za nocí ohně až nad totem do rána zaplanou.

Poslední zrní, med a mléko
dávám ti za oběť, ugh, černý Havrane.
Zbav nás té zimy, hladu a nemocí.
Zachovej rod, zachovej rod!

My jsme tví synové, bez tebe bezmocní,
Havrane, Havrane, otče všech duchů.
Naše krev zbarvila pírka na totemu,
zachovej rod, zachovej rod!

Přikaž zlým mrakům, ať odhalí Slunce,
ať roztaje sníh a tráva se zelená.
Temnota ustoupí, den ať je bez konce.
Zachovej rod, zachovej rod!

Havran letí nad hory,
jen Slunce je výš.
Havran letí za lesy,
jen vítr jde dál.
Havran se nebojí,
má silný dráp.
Havran se nebojí,
umí se rvát.
Havran se nebojí,
má silný dráp.
Havran se nebojí,
ten umí řvát.
Track Name: Return from the Woodland Journey
(words by Honza V.)

… and then she left again,
left her light shining in the silence of the night …
… through the woods and spacious fields …
… I was gone again, I was gone to reach my land,
over the seas and hills, where my grave shall sadly stand …

These feelings to me are sacred, though like mountain views are changing,
when in clouds the tops are veiled … .
Sacral moments when those trees embrace me, like lovers they relate,
when in forest we share our secrets.
Those mysteries of life … listening to their stories, through their branches whispering.
(And mine) I drop within their leaves with voice gently shivering, we share our common breeze.

There in the woodland the path goes winding,
as we walk up and down the hills.
Precious to me is this sacred journey,
till my heart at home stands still … silently still … silently still.
There are no trees to speak to me,
where my heart stands still,
where my heart stands still.

… and then she left again,
left her light shining in the silence of the night …
Track Name: The Place He´s Coming from (2011 re-recording)
(words by G.H.M.)

Introduction (Raven's whispering):

Imagine midnight wood,
leaves are falling down from trees.
Let begin election
of sovereign to rule heathens.

Unknown man,
a lonely stranger is coming into camp.
Veiled in cape,
staff in hand - oaken branch from olden land.

Hunters:
Be welcome wayfarer, come and rise some pints with us!
Then tell us, who you are and where's your journey destination.
Our tribe is looking up to those, who reach up dangerous land around.

Traveller:
Believe me...honestly,
old blood's flame is burning in your eyes.
I can see your ancestors,
fortune is standing on your side.

Ancient scrolls are speaking clear
"...find last independent nation..."
Help them grow,
teach them how to use their blood's might.

Hunters:
Our tribe is looking up to those... who reach up dangerous land around!
Track Name: Podŭ světomĭ dzvězdŭ (2011 re-recording)
(words by Talic)

Tečete noťijon - ov jest vran
drug že svitit bělo - koňa nesonťa
doselě nepovinna dva života juna

Čech, Meduna – bogy čtonťi děva jest pravdna
čendo polučaja . v imen zabytych písmen roďena

tenže byvajet běžanie
pod dzvězdami studenymi
se svatba be slnca
tišina noťna vladet nami

luna šipťet umrěte v sijon noť
želanij skrven ledovyj krong
prěstol Peruna i Chrsova moť
t jest kľuč s’krovišť mnog

prěstol Peruna i Chrsova moť

glendajete daleče ne videnta že pri rěce smrti
oděna v črnějem – Morěna – bogyňi živymi trensonťi

si jest poslana po drevľněmu zavětu
rečeno byst pojenti ja otsondu
na stranon zelenojon, zemľon božijon
město ideze srenťete pravdon

padajete že na sněg glasa jeju nesy mrazn větr vějet
někde v otčině jako v sijon noť usnete vědent

abije ne čujete uže zimon
bijete srdci jeju aky grom strachy
Track Name: Moon, Forest, Blinding Snow (2010)
(words by Honza Kapák)

Moon, forest, blinding snow
My ancestors call me back home

Don´t ask me who leads my steps
What made me follow this path
The thing I feel is older than any words
How can you dare to stop me now ... please, don´t ... I must go

Strange, moon shines slightly, just as little as clouds allow
May inner enlightment give me a sight of the day´s clarity
Frost shivers my shoeless feet and tempts me to dance...
... the timeless dance with eternity

The last time Im looking back with tearless regards
Well ... I used to love it there
Last rememberance in a mind washed off pain and scars
Well ... I used to suffer there

Strange, suddenly I understand, all the tones and words whispered to me
A breathtaking song of divine unity
Frost shivers my shoeless feet and tempts me to dance ...
... the endless dance with eternity

You may have used to know me, sorry if I´ll be missed
But the feeling inside is a law
I must keep on this path despite only guessing its goal
Sorry my friends, I must go …

Moon, forest, blinding snow
My ancestors call me back home
Track Name: Báchorka (2011 re-recording)
(words by Honza V.)

Krásou dívka obdařená, však zlá macecha tuze trápí jí,
Sestra v loži zabořená, však ošklivá až přejde smích

Té zlé z prachbídné kratochvíle fialek se zachtělo
Jahody a jablka rudá, dítě marné, okusiti muselo
Za okny jen mráz a vítr, měsíc, les a bílý sníh
Táhne děvče hustým lesem, doufá v zázrak, tu světlo zří


Na kopci tam v tichu sedí
Dvanáct mužů – nejstarší třímá kyj
Prosbu její vyslyší
S pocitem hnusu, Leden postoupí svůj trůn těm ostatním

Táhne matka se svou dcerou, lesem zimním, nehostinným
Hnány touhou, závistí a zlobou, hledat plody letních dní
Komu však v srdci střídmost chybí, pokora a uznání
Zhyne smrtí jak sníh bledou, když neznal lepšího jednání