Adding Heads to the Pile

by A Band of Orcs

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  • *All miniatures are supplied unpainted.

    28mm scale gaming miniatures. All figures are cast in lead free white metal. Due to their size and often sharp points, they should be kept away from small children.

    The six piece set includes all members of the Gore-Stained Axe Tribe including Gogog Bloodthroat, Cretos Filthgrinder, Hulg ElfR.I.P.per, Gronk! and Oog Skullbasher with his War Drum kit.

    These figures look brutally great in any and all fantasy wargaming or fantasy football sideline settings.

    Comes with a freed download of the "WarChiefs of the Apocalypse" EP. Hail Gzoroth!!!

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    This is the required battle garb of A Band of Orcs and the Gore-Stained Axe Tribe's bid for total heavy metal Domination - modeled by the lovely and spared Linds Isler of Ladies of Metal (www.theladiesofmetal.com).

    The official Burning Axe and Shield Logo confers a +1 bonus to both attack and defense while fighting on behalf of your new orc overlords. Modeled here by some seriously stoked minion.
    Printed on a Gildan 5000 T 5.3-ounce, 100% cotton, seamless double needle collar.

    ''We're Not Misunderstood, We're Evil'' Slogan on back.

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  • Burning Shield and Axe Logo Die Cut Sticker

    4" x 3" die-cut sticker, gives you a +2 bonus in battle against giants.

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  • Adding Heads to the Pile CD in Jewel Case
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    CD Jewel case includes a beautifully printed 16-page lyrics booklet featuring art by Chuck Lukacs and Lorraine Schleter. Hail Gzoroth!!!!

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Rise up, break free Take your chains in your hands. Rise up, Follow me Shattered skulls of the tyrant kings All Rise now and break free Take those chains in your hands. All Rise up! Come and Follow me! Shattered skulls of the tyrant kings Shadows on the wall World which you see Illusion! Out beyond the cave So much more to see Wide Open Gave up your life Gave up your death Gave up your everything When you acquiesced All you see in this cave is a lie Smoke and flames and shadows to hide The burning world that waits outside The only truth -- take back your life Rise up, break free Take your chains in your hands. Rise up, Follow me Shattered skulls of the tyrant kings What are chains and flesh? Compared to being free? Deception Take your chains in hand Come and follow me. Rebellion! Why die a slave? When you can die free This MOMENT!!! Sing of broken chains Shattered skulls of kings Redemption! You have a choice Give up or fight This is your time, now fight for your life! All you see in this cave is a lie Smoke and flames and shadows to hide The burning world that waits outside The only truth -- take back your life So you bleed And you suffer And your toil makes them richer Still you bleed More you suffer And your toil makes them richer You’ll always bleed Always suffer While your toil makes you NOTHING! When you bleed When you suffer Make sure it makes you STRONGER!!!!! All you gave was the rest of your life. Blood and tears and sweat to survive All they took was the best of your life The Time is now to take back your life. All you gave was the rest of your life. Blood and tears and sweat to survive All they took was the best of your life All you gave and got were for lies Lies! Lies! Were for Lies! Lies! Fucking Lies! Liiiiiiiiiiiiiessssssssssssss!!!!
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"I have been a fan of the band from the beginning and I totally dig their uniquely-themed, death metal assault. Right from the get-go these guys make it clear that they're are not a gimmick band; this is top-notch, face-melting brutality chock full of killer riffs, wicked shredding and totally insane drumming...

"...I can’t say enough good things about this record; I truly dig the whole package... from the intense cover artwork and music to the whole underlying theme.

"If you're a fan of heavy metal or extreme music and not yet familiar with A Band of Orcs, I highly suggest you acquaint yourself with them as soon as possible. These guys are the real deal!"

--Bruce Moore, PureGrainAudio.com

“Adding Heads to the Pile demonstrates how the Orcs have a solid grip on their blackened death/thrash fundamentals, but they've also found a way to put their signature on the genre with their lyrical world-building, which helps bring the essence of their outlandish live personas to your earphones. The whole monstrous bundle is wrapped up with supreme artwork, including paintings by fantasy illustrators Chuck Lukacs (Magic: The Gathering) and Lorraine Schleter, which should have fans salivating for a proper vinyl edition.”
--Gregory Burkart, Fearnet.com

“Adding Heads to the Pile is a remarkably good album that displays an abundance of songwriting and performance talent...I should add that the album is beautifully produced, brimming with power and edged with clarity. It’s the kind of album that ought to be heard using CD-quality tracks and good headphones.”

--Islander, No Clean Singing

“I LOVE the images that these lyrics stick into my head. Every song is like this and the lyrics get deeper and deeper as the album moves on.

“A Band of Orcs is an inventive and wildly imaginative band that will keep your thrashing all night long. These guys are not a rehash of GWAR or other ‘costume’ bands; they are the evolvement of the genre. They have a past, a history that is rife with strife, and they present it for you in their music. I highly recommend A Band of Orcs to anyone that likes fast music and unforgiving lyrics.”

--Matthew Scott Baker, Shattered Ravings (Sci-fi and Fantasy Blog)

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released October 31, 2012

Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Juan Urteaga, Executive Producer Gruesom Grimp, all songs by A Band of Orcs and the Gore-Stained Axe Tribe

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A Band of Orcs Capitola, California

A Band of Orcs hail from Hirntodia. They came to Earth realm via a popular role-playing game played by a group of human children, who are now dead. The Game Master's older brother, Jed, saved his own life by offering to teach the Orcs to play guitar. SLAYER's "Reign in Blood" play in the background of Jed's room and eased the rage of the beasts. They use this magic called metal for Domination. ... more

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