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Sleepy Plessow

by Judicator

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  • Sleepy Plessow 2018 Compact Disc w/ Bonus Tracks
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    CDR Re-pressing of our 2013 album 'Sleepy Plessow' w/ 'Heroes and Villains' and 'Wenn Kronen' single bonus tracks

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The Elector 05:56
A dreary land with no real hope Which seeks to rise from gray waters Feel the light shine through the clouds of fear Bring the fight, a clever fox with highest hopes These are the prospects of our people To free ourselves from constant shame All eyes gaze upon the Elector -Who are you to judge me so? A well meaning failure, “protector” -Disregarded and mocked All eyes gaze upon the Elector -I try my best to guide us through the fire A poisoned and hesitant mindset -I did my best for us all Caught between the hammer and the anvil Torn apart, my reputation’s fate These are the prospects of our people To build a nation just as strong All eyes gaze upon the Elector -The Swedish lion calls for war A well meaning failure, “protector” -No place for neutrality All eyes gaze upon the Elector -No right choice to make A poisoned and hesitant mindset -I’m damned no matter what I do All your heart means nothing. No matter how hard you try. This poor lame man was doomed to hang But not from rope, but from his own shame These were the prospects and ambitions I try so hard but always fail All eyes gaze upon the Elector -Who are you to talk me down? A well meaning failure, “protector” -A lame and courageous man All eyes gaze upon the Elector -Ich laufe nach Ducal Preussen Menschen koennen so gedankenlos -A hero who accepts unjust shame
Now the time to decide, give us a choice between hell and fire We yield, unending strife—Catholic rage, and all for god The Danes came into our city in peace -There’s no need for bloodshed! Then fire came from out of the western bank -Provoked Danish fire Chaos and bloodshed throughout the streets of Brandenburg —are filling with dead, the harsh cannon fire belches its horrid smoke Pointless violence, shattered silence Give all you have and still you’ll die By my will we’ll take what we need Even daughters bound and gagged Ears parted with heads, splinters of wood in the throats of old men Burn houses and steal anything found in the rubble Children stripped of their clothes and left to die of exposure The common man pays a horrible price to feed other armies Amazing, the cost of belief And there’s no relief Imperial bloodlust We have to reform, concentrate power Thirty years of blood is far too much Thirty years of terror, thirty years of fear And no one is safe here from Swedish or from Danes Thirty years of hardship The soldiers live off our land We’re just a fledgling nation I dream of a better time I feel enraged, there’s no release Constant pressure and agony You want to rise? First learn to lie You be the fox with a mask of a lion Systems failing all around You have no friends, you are alone Leave me be, I can't take no more I’ll set a fire and lock the door Starlight born to a father of shame The fox and the lion Choose now the path which will be your guide There’s no room for mercy Shamed and kicked in the mud, we look to the sun and dream of better times Persistence, acceptance of loss Well this is our creed, but never we forget
We have ascended to great renown A kingdom that’s respected by the seeds we’ve sewn Fight wars for money and all the perks This time is just so happens to be the French we fight And then dark news came from the east The Swedish armies from the north No, no, no! There’s only one way out That’s to avenge myself upon the Swedes Both noble and the plain—we’ll kill them all! We’ll purge this land of filth and bring them to the fall This cruel betrayal, it feels the same as the thirty years of terror which left a vile stain Never again will this come to pass We fly for Brandenburg for vengeance now at last They flew like specters in the night With hearts so heavy for the dawn No, no, no! There’s only one way out The fox will go to war with wolves who have no doubt that we are weaker still and stand but little chance But now our hearts are made of fire and blood is on our minds Silent in the rain Our passage through the night We swept them from the stage Brandenburg left vacant in their flight Their expectations blocked by the marshlands not in sight Silence at Fehrbellin Echoes of family long gone by Silence at Fehrbellin Green fields shimmer with their blood Despite an overwhelming tide The rage of shame cast fear aside Blood, blood, blood! We have them on the run I am the father, Friedrich Wilhelm The fleeing Swedes were butchered by peasants and by all The memory of shame is sometimes quite unfair
Release Me 04:55
Life in this cage, it seems I am condemned To see right through the bars of freedom out beyond That is the punishment—to see what you can’t have And learn obedience, to kneel as you still stand Friedrich, dear My love, be calm You’ll find your path in time before too long I fear his hand The shame carries on A tyrant for a guide Release is on my mind No songs of bird, no warm embrace Nothing more valuable than a friendly face Only my sister and Hans von Katte There’s no escape, make the best of what you have You’re wasting time, you worthless boy My plans for you won’t be destroyed I fear his plans Confined to fortress walls The shame he puts on me Release is on my mind Friedrich, boy All will be well A chance of release from all this hell Fight, flight or die I’ll vanish into the night No choice but to risk my life My tyrant, my father, and this strife
Sapphire 05:50
Lost in this haze (you’re worthless) I swim in the mist for days at a time You come to a point where one must act on his words A broken resolve, a path carved into the mountain’s heart One last escape—the only light in this darkness Into the unknown my spirit has flown—it’s time now to follow The wraith of my dreams tears apart at the seams with the sight of my captor No escape In the sapphire starlight It’s my trial of fears Come with me to the shadows As hell appears And so I’m discovered, my father’s rage inflamed and provoked They call me a traitor It’s not betrayal to run from your pain, but certainly shameful And so I sit and await my trial They’ve taken my friends away, extinguished their chances of happy lives I’m dead on my feet; they sit in their seats and pierce me with dead eyes They question my pride, they threaten my life My future is uncertain Austria’s plans will soon come to light A happenstance benefit now that is ripe You’ve offered your future as king of this realm Reverse what you plea as the moon turns to stone You will never really be free until you explore it I run for my life Where are you taking him? Leave him alone! Dear Friedrich, I must say goodbye It’s time for my star now to fade in the night Be strong and don’t break your own will A brave man who kneels there with tears in his eyes The sword in the sun wants to fall My head to the bars so I can’t look away By god I will make you all pay No escape In the sapphire sunbeams Piercing through to my cell Come with me to the shadows To my personal hell I am swimming in anger, I will make them all burn Not for this flash in the pan, but for the whole damn situation
My time has come, it’s to rise to my destiny and Prove competence, I’m not the same and I won’t be like you A crown made of steel collecting dust in the light of the morning Beams of twilight, a solemn oath that I swear to my people Unter diesem leichten-Stein Ruh ich Pein ohn’ alle Pein Und erwarte mit den Meinen Selig fuer Gott zu erscheinen Wir sind wieder geboren Der philosoph Koenig Ein Land, dass hoeher steigt Launischen, aber stark Frage der Sexualitaet Es ist mir egal Wir sind immer bei dir Der Zorn ich bringe We are now reborn Philosopher king A land rising higher Capricious but strong Subject to the people And nothing else matters We are always be you The wrath that I bring I am a mirror; reflect personas of those around me A creature who lies, who doesn’t dare to be what nature designed But with this new position, a seat upon the throne I’ll lead my men through fields where Austria’s fate is sewn Forsaken what is ours, I’ll tell you all right now This is the man who will avenge me Vienna—never to be trusted Father, I’ll carry on and fight for rightful gain
In these days the fuse is burning Slow decay of peacetime To the south a beast of vengeance Near to the east is the hungry wolf I puff my pipe in the sunset and feel the warmth it provides A chilling breeze like an omen of wintertime tells me we’re near the fall This war of partition, like wolves at the slaughter Ripping limb from limb in a frenzy, flesh and bone pulled apart You see the odds stacked against you, this time there’s no way out Prussia’s rise to higher standing will fucking burn to a backwater state No! As days of war go slowly by, I feel the weight of man’s design A plan to win, to keep our heads above the tide, to take it all one day at a time Let there be light Let there be nothing to shield the blood from heaven Es werde licht Es werde nicht, um das Blut vom Himmel abschirmen For years we’ve suffered For years we’ve sacrificed our sons and brothers to defend our very being Nobody hears the cries of the common man who suffers hell to come Fire! We will push on through smoke and chaos swirling round our horses’ feet No! This can’t be right; we’ll guide the fight from safety here at this climax And so they’re broken, but reunited—shattering all that gaze them hell We’re fleeing on the run Nothing for me, I plunge my sword into the ground and make a stand Even if I die, I’ll fight alone You see the masses, don’t lose your mind We have to flee into the fray, into the womb of everything we love Despite my loyalty and all I’ve given The battle’s lost and hope is fading like a nightmare This is not a simple tale We are heavy hearted souls When one speaks to you of death, never trust the words they say lest you speak unto a soldier Our flesh is of the earth Not just paintings on the wall, not just stories that you hear And we stand naked, so exposed Constant fire, never safe Bullets kill the men beside me Valor here means simply not running All is gray, I have to run! Quell your fears, we have to stand Keep formation, no matter what Raise your muskets, unleash hell! Madness thrives in empty hearts I will overcome my grief and carry on And fuel the furnace of in my heart Prussians all together as one United underneath the flag you mended Russians furious and still divided Elizabeth soon will die in rotten linen Struggle in a storm to catch your breath Courage never goes unrewarded Seven years we’ve fought and failed to win And seven more will come to pass if you don’t learn to yield Never will Austria forget its pains And never will you forget the Iron Kingdom’s wrath A soldier sacrifices for the common good His health and limbs, his strength and life He has the right to claim some benefits for those he fought and died for His pain and screams, his blood and sweat There is no higher price As the raven flies a tear comes to my eye Weathered the storm and wait upon the dawn To puff my pipe again and have another drink Duality of man will be the ghost that haunts our race
Sea of Fire 05:24
The sun sets on the field, and darkness is my shield A bullet in my back and shrapnel has turned my ankle black Every step I take advances forth my dying state I hear their screams of agony; their tortured souls will soon be free You’re struggling through the night You’re searching for the light You’re swimming in a sea of fire Moonlight reflects the blood The battle’s lost, not won I’m swimming in a sea of fire Crawling over corpses, I hear the thunder of their horses Cossacks killing wounded men, I hear their pleas time and again I’m on my journey through the dark, my pain and tears may not leave a mark I see the campfires up ahead; I thought for sure that I’d be dead You’re struggling through the night You’re searching for the light You’re swimming in a sea of fire A quest for safe haven, a quest to live again I’m swimming through a sea of fire Promise you will come back to me Swear now, say you will agree (Terror, I may never make it back) Moments that I live for all the while Heartache, worth it just to see you smile I hear them coming, I fear they will attack A hundred yards away the Cossacks come your way You’re fleeing from a sea of fire They stop and then dismount, my time has now run out I’m sinking in a sea of fire
Wrinkles on a young face, he went into the light He saw the truth which meant a weight no one can bear No god—no higher meaning I stress we are alone But worry not, my dear, for death will bring release To be the wraith who wanders endlessly through space When crowns are shattered, I will have faith Until that day, my friends, I’ll step off to the side When crowns are shattered, I will come back to you Set a fire, lock the door We are together to burn forever Feel the flames swell, kiss your feet We’re bound together to writhe forevermore Despite waves of sorrow, one must hold onto love Through war and times of hunger, hold onto them How curious is mankind, our capability to cheat and kill each other; kindness and charity I am the guardian to the Prussian claim to life When crowns are shattered, I will have faith There is no line which separates yourself from me When crowns are shattered, I will come back to you Thus we rose to guard all German states alike When crowns are shattered, I will have faith And so must all men be who wish to see a change When crowns are shattered, I will come back to you Set a fire, lock the door We are together to burn forever Feel the flames swell, kiss your feet We’re bound together to writhe forevermore Entzunde ein Feuer, verschliess die Tuer Wir sind zusammen um fuer immer zu brennen
Sans Souci 01:36
Here upon this armchair I reflect upon my life Did I do everything I dreamt of, or did I waste my time? I smile to myself and think of all I’ve done This is a death which I can live with I rest my weary head and sleep……..


"SLEEPY PLESSOW" is our second full length album. ‘Sleepy Plessow’ tells the gradual tale of Prussia, leading up to and focusing on the life of Friedrich der Grosse (Frederick the Great). This is a US POWER METAL album which features complex vocal arrangements, a variety of singers, a plethora of power and speed metal riffs, and shows marked growth from our first album "KING OF ROME" We hope you enjoy our second offering, we put a lot of passion and intensity into this one, and hope it shows!


released June 4, 2013

Judicator is:
John Yelland - Vocals
Alicia Cordisco - Guitars, Bass, Additional Harsh Vocals on "The Elector" and "Thirty Years of Terror"

Guest Musicians:
Paul Black (Turned to Stone) – vocals on “Thirty Years of Terror” / “Memory of Shame” / “Release Me”
Austin Bentley (Disforia) – vocals on “Release Me” / “Sapphire”
Elizabeth Hall – vocals on “Release Me” / “Blut vom Himmel” / “Sea of Fire”
Alex Hinerman (Koala Combat) – vocals on “Blut vom Himmel”
Chad Anderson (Disforia) – vocals on “Blut vom Himmel”
Lux Edwards (Soulmass, Vermiform, ex-Seven Kingdoms) – vocals on “Blut vom Himmel”
Patrick Parris (Project: Roenwolfe, ex-Theocracy) – vocals on “The Philosopher King” / “Gedenkstätte” / “Blut vom Himmel”
Marilene Bennett – vocals on “Release Me”
Lorelai Laffey - Keyboards on "Gedenkstätte"

Chad Anderson - Drum Programming
Michael Goodrich - Mixing/Mastering
Alicia Cordisco - Booklet Design

All lyrics and vocal/spoken word arrangements by John Yelland
All music by Alicia Cordisco except "Gedenkstätte" by Lorelai Laffey

Cover art "A Flute Concert of Frederick the Great at Sansouci 1852" by Adolph Von Menzel is used/modified under Public Domain.




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Judicator is a Power Metal band formed by John Yelland and Alicia Cordisco after the two met at a Blind Guardian concert. They released two historical based albums as a recording project, and then evolved into a full band, signing with Prosthetic Records in 2020! Their 6th album 'The Majesty of Decay' full of epic and progressive power metal is out now! ... more


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