Down into the dark, deep below the streets
Where no daylight penetrates my layer.
Stale the air, cold and damp
Alone I sit in my filthy, old armchair
Hours have passed but I haven't moved
I sit transfixed in my world of dark desire
The screen, it flickers... and it sends the shadows dancing round my head.

Br 1:

Days are spent immersed in my fantasies
With Price, Lee & Lugosi for company.
Black & White, my dreams leap out from the screen
All the time I'm watching them, all I can see is me !


The walls are dark, Victorian green
Layers of dust envelope everything.
The life outside is not one for which I care
To be defiled under every stranger's stare.
Here in this world I am the one who is in control.
Greater than all, I hear the darkness call.
Moving pictures show the world in which I dare
to be the prince, he can take me anywhere

Br 2:

Obsession fuelling my darkest dreams
To become the one who, inside me, screams
Just like a serpent I rise from my seat
Reflection in the mirror, his power that I seek.


And it stares back, the face of Lestat
And the world, you may call me Lestat.

The echos of her feet
Through Gothic archways steal
My breath, I glide transfixed
The moon it guides me on her heels
I must not let her see
That I persue her so
I walk the cobbled stone
A wraith consumed, enthralled.

I see the moonlight catch
The paleness of her neck
Beautiful shoulders bare
My eyes caress and stare
At last, her journey's end
To the masqued ball she goes
I follow her inside
Can't let her out my sight

What a scene awaits
So elegent and loud
The crowded dancefloor lures
me and I start to look for her
And then I spy her face
and all else fades to a blur
Willing our eyes to meet
I stare and she begins to turn

I stare into her eyes
And she'll not look away
Quickly I move up to her
No words, she offers me her hand
The music plays its part
Now that she's in my arms
She will never leave
Always a part of me

It's time to be alone, I want her to myself
Into the cool night air, the music fades away
Across the lawn we drift, past scented blossom trees
Down to the water's edge, gentle ebbing of the stream

My hand is round her waist as I pull her close to me
I run my fingers down her face, trace the outline of her hair
And then the kiss - a passion so furious
I feel her breath on me as I move towards her neck

She trembles to my touch, I run my mouth across her flesh
Teeth bared, I poise - I wait until I hear her groan
We both surrender to the bite - intense, divine
A blood red charge of lust - the world in that moment is mine

My eyes snap open and I let her fall away from me
Backwards into the river, her kiss left searing inside
She breathes her last breath as she gently floats away
Beautiful in death - in me she'll never wither, never leave.

Down I fall to earth, I awake to this bastard curse
The dream has dissapeared once more, life is nought but a bitter whore
Yet now, before my eyes, the room begins to shift
The walls begin to melt away, drip and pour like burning flesh
Demonic faces, hands reach out - a Gothic hell has come
I feel him now, coursing through - I smile and I'm home
I look up into his eyes, my burning, mad red eyes
And the night, it beckons
She's out there somewhere.


from Hell Kisses The Earth, released September 17, 2013
Rob Lundgren: Vocals
Ben Higgins: Guitars, bass, programming



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The Reckoning Somerset, UK

The Reckoning is the heavy metal expressions of English guitarist and songwriter Ben Higgins, allied to the badass vocal talents of Rob Lundgren from Sweden.

The debut album, Defining Armageddon was released in December 2012 and the follow up album is under way with a release for 2013.
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