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Hellrider is the second song on the compilation Fist for Fight and the first track on Metalizer by Sabaton.

Background

Pär: "Finalized on the night before we started the recordings of the demos of Fist for Fight second session (2001). Programmed note by note in some old program with really crappy samples but still I remember when I heard it for the first time that this was by far our best song and for many years it was. Today we had almost forgotten how much we once liked it and possibly we will start playing it more live in the future."[1]

Pär: "The day before we entered the studio to start recording ‘Fist For Fight,’ I remember sitting at Joakim’s place and having some beers. That evening, the song ‘Hellrider’ was written simply by chance since it was not intended to be recorded. ‘Hellrider’ then became a standing song in all the future live sets of SABATON and even today, we play it."[2]

Information

  • The song was re-recorded in 2002 for the band's debut album, but the re-recording wasn't released until 2007's Metalizer.

Lyrics

Engines are running,
Our blood burns like oil
Head one by one down the highway
Tires are screaming,
Leave trails on the road,
The sirens of Death coming our way

We’ll always be one step ahead, we’ll not fall back

Pedal to metal, rock hard and ride free,
The philosophy of a Rider
Don’t use the brakes, ride on faster instead,
Adrenaline taking you higher

Fall back in line or stand away,
We like it fast

Into hell we ride fast as lightning,
Enter the darkness, the weak ones will pay
Ride through fire cause revolution,
This is a Hellrider’s way

Crushing the traitors,
To no man we kneel,
The power is at our command
Nothing can stop us,
It’s head over heels,
United together we stand

If it’s too hard,
Then you’re too weak,
You’re in our way

Engines are running,
Our blood burns like oil
Head one by one down the highway
Tires are screaming,
Leave trails on the road,
The sirens of Death coming our way

If you ain’t tough enough to play,
Get out our way

References

  1. Metalizer (Re-Armed) booklet
  2. Metal-Rules.com
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