Bio

Since 2005, Zephaniah has been involved in a growing revival of power and thrash metal in the United States. Known for an energetic stage show and technically challenging music, the release of their first full album, Stories from the Book of Metal, helped gain the group recognition in the global underground metal scene.


Zephaniah's latest release - REFORGED - features eight new songs showcasing the members' talents. Listeners can expect memorable melodies with must-hear musicality, tightly produced and delivered with a modern approach to the traditional power/thrash format.

Images/Video

Reforged video by Joey Smith and Katelyn Calhoun. Live photos by Joey Smith.

Discography

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Reforged (Divebomb Records, Spiritual Beast Records)
Release Date: 02/12/2016
1Reforged00:06:57Show Lyrics
A lone warrior holds aloft the sword of rubies
He holds it high above his head
A lone conspirator plots the swords destruction
To bring its glory to an end
Coming in the night
Hidden by shadows
Playing out his treachery

Brought together from the ends of the world
Broken pieces of a mighty blade
The anvil strike sings an awesome chord
We are reforged

The blade lies fractured
Ne'er to be whole again
Strewn about the ground
Shards of ruby can't be found
Songs and tales were told
Of the famous sword of old
In a growing time of need
Legends return to reality
Forgotten fractals made whole again
Coming together
Bringing darkness to an end

From the fires in the forge
Like a phoenix reborn
Sparks ignite the iron's core
Bound together through the storm
Lightning strikes crashing down
As we hear a thunderous sound
Resurrecting our almighty steel

Complete once more, the blade of fabled legend is now
Stronger than it previously was
Unbeatable and magical, the king's sword brought glory
Back to its wielder and all those who bore
Witness to its might and power!!
2Destiny00:03:54Show Lyrics
Far across the sky
In a distant time
People fight
For their lives decline
No hope to cling to
All seems lost
They have to pay the price
No matter the cost
Nowhere to go
The wasteland is their home

No food, no water, no way to survive
Against all odds, they keep hope alive

Fight on forever
Don't lose your soul
Keep your hands held high
Into our destiny
We will ride

A story passed along
From the olden days
Tells of a place
Free from malice and rage
In a desperate march
They cross the barren lands
But no green was found
Only death in the sands
One by one they fall
The earth reclaims them all

Having been deceived
Their hope was in vain
Carried on the wind
All their screams of pain
3Mad Max00:07:01Show Lyrics
I am the night rider
I'm a fuel injected suicide machine
I am the rockery, I am the roller
I am the out of controller
Down the road with fire in my eyes
Driving fast and cheating death
Faster, faster, faster, faster
You can't take me alive

In a world gone cold
With hot blood I still roam
Bringing justice from the law
No time to wait
The wheels of fate
Are rolling towards me
It's driving me mad

The knight rider is dead
Brought down by the justice of the law
His peoples rage, on display
Destroying all they see

Upon the sea of hot asphalt
With fury the gang rides
Beating, stealing, raping, death
Into glory ride

Marked by Toecutter's dismay
My family caught in the fray
In exchange for the life of their friend
My wife and child shall pay
Trapped on a desolate road
The getaway car goes cold
As I race to the horrifying scene
All I love is gone in an awful dream

I'm mad
4Road Warrior00:07:18Show Lyrics
Through the dust clouds and sandstorms I roam
Through this ravaged world that I call my home
Food and fuel are in short supply
Sought by the merciless, those who fight them die

Only one upholds the law
Lone vigilante hills them all

It's the end of the world
Nothing left but roads
He who drives the fastest
Won't pay death's toll
The highway is my battleground
My engine is the call
The warrior of the road
Drives through them all

The final outpost with fuel reserves maintained
Comes under siege by outlaws unrestrained
Between life or death, to skirmish or take flight
Mailing their choice to flee into the night

One man stands between them all
Justice served, they will fall
5Thunderdome00:04:49Show Lyrics
Two men enter, one man leaves!!!

Coming from the wasteland
Into barter town
My supplies, followed here
Nowhere to be found
A deal is struck with the witch
Who will decide my fate
Blood & sweat in the ring
Both run down my face

Fight to the death
With all your strength
Fight to the death
With all your might
Fight to the death
You have to win
Fight to the death
Or it's your life

Master Blaster, behind the scenes
Controlling all the gas
Equal parts, strong and smart
A giant killing mass
In the ring, a dome of spikes
Weapons all around
Flying high above my foe
I must strike him down

Two men enter, one man leaves!!!
6Quest for the Royal Crown00:09:16Show Lyrics
Riding across a desert plain
Searching for new land to gain
An oasis of water lies just ahead
Guarded by men to be slain
Carrying our weapons, grasping our shields
None who are weak shall remain
Riding up swiftly killing them all
Making them feel fear and pain

Crushing, beating, destroying their homes
A sacrifice is made in vain
No one survives to carry on
Leaving no trace of their name

Five valiant warriors ride from the north
Traversing across the sand
Making a claim for the oasis hold
Victory is close at hand
An enemy escapes with the king's royal crown
The water becomes naught but sand
We must ride forth to save our new home
And all of those left in our lands

Searching, hunting, chasing him down
To restore the peace to our lands
Slicing, tearing, breaking his bones
The villain will die in the sands

Losing the trail and losing our way
Feeling like all hope is lost
The enemy is spotted, dead in our sights
We must stop him at any cost
Riding up swiftly, taking him down
Tearing him limb from limb
Scaring his flesh, breaking his bones
All that is heard are his screams

Taking the crown that's rightfully ours
Returning it back to its home
Carrying it across the desert sands
In a casing made of his bones

As we enter the gates of our kingdom of sand
The cheers could be heard far and wide
The crown returned, back to its home
Rain clouds soon fill the sky
Nourishing waters fall down to earth
Giving new life to our tribe
Songs and tales will forever be told
Long live the five

Now that their quest has come to an end
In peace they live their lives
But not a soul shall ever forget
The deeds of the warriors five

The quest for the royal crown
7Judgement00:06:33Show Lyrics
You will see the day when your strength fails you
A day when man and beast will perish
You will try to run but I will pursue
Taking from you all you cherish

Do not pray to save your souls
When the hour of judgement tolls

I offered pain or salvation
Laid a path to Valhalla's gate
You chose to face extermination
You will die on this judgement day

You will bear witness to the devastation
Black clouds dark skies doom and gloom
Your warriors will cry out in trepidation
Like wretched babies ripped from their wombs
8Battle Hymn of the Victorious00:06:49Show Lyrics
Brothers come forth and have a drink with me
On the morrow we fight, death or victory
Join the fire, share in the glory, grab an ale
Raise up your mugs, join the chant of our epic tale

Into battle we shall ride
With mace and chain held high
But first we steal the night
And raise our pints
We sing triumphantly
Ancient tales of bravery
Our horns now filled with mead
We face our destiny

As warriors we toast and drink our fill
Grab the first wench you see and make her squeal
The band plays on, feasting all through the night
Raise up your fist. Let out your battle cry
Prepare to fight

Into battle we shall ride
With mace and chain held high
But first we steal the night
And raise our pints
Download Stories from the book of metal album

Stories from the Book of Metal (Self-Released)
Release Date: 03/31/2007
1The Metal Prayer00:03:59Show Lyrics
Oh, Metal Gods
Who art in Valhalla
Hallowed be thy names
Many battles done and kingdoms won
To be able to claim victory

Give us this day our shields and swords
And forgive our lack of mercy
As we forgive those
who are merciful towards us
And lead us not
into the land of the peaceful
But deliver us into battle
For the power, the glory, the honor are yours
Now and forever

Hail, hail, hail…
2Antietam00:05:39Show Lyrics
A devastating assault
Cast upon their left flank
Confederates at fault
Dispiriting their vast ranks
On a bridge they rode
Stampeding with full power
The Union army showed
Who stood tall that final hour

Brother, Brother
Shoot each other
For your country
For your own life
Father, Mother
Have Another
We are Dying
Stop your crying
This bloody day

Their hearts are still bleeding
But too much blood is lost
The dead wind is beating
From their own holocaust
Reinforcements come
And march on the field
Beating on their drums
For hours they never yield

Brother, Brother
Shoot each other
For your country
For your own life
Father, Mother
Have Another
We are dying
Stop your crying
This bloody day
3Avenger of Souls00:06:34Show Lyrics
When you're the only one
Left in battle
You will stand and fight
Or perish like the others

If you try to run
They will catch you
If you try to hide
They will surely find you

Think of what's become
Of your brothers
Avenge their restless souls
Attack with all your fury

Meet them in the middle
With power you can feel
Then it will be settled
With a mighty clash of steel

Shout out your battle cry
To deter them
Charge with all your strength
And slay them by the hundreds

Blocking sword with shield
Dodging arrows
Bodies on the fields
With the blood of thine enemies

Meet them in the middle
With power you can feel
Then it will be settled
With a mighty clash of steel

Wo!
It is done
To avenge the fallen ones
Fighting!
All alone
They’ll remember you as
Avenger of Souls
4Deep Breath00:05:06Show Lyrics
If an hour goes by
And time stands still
When death birds fly
And dark blood spills
If the way is lost
And paths are found
Spears are tossed
Morale is down

We will fight on
Our enemies will fall
Fight until dawn
We will not fall

When armor breaks
And warriors cry
When bodies bake
And soldiers die
When tigers fight
And lions roar
Into the night
The blood will pour

We will fight on
Our enemies will crawl
Fight until dawn
We will not fall

Our eyes are red
Our fingers sore
Our swords like lead
Our skin is torn
We cry for aid
In a time of need
Heads held high
Their wounds will bleed

We will fight on
Our enemies will crawl
Fight until dawn
We will not fall

We will not fall
We will fight on

The battle is won
The war has just begun
5Sword of the King00:07:06Show Lyrics
Forged out of mighty steel
Sharpened by the grinding wheel
Shining with crimson light
It’s prepared to win the fight
A mighty warrior holds it high
He is not afraid to die
Their glory is world renown
They hold their enemies spellbound

They ride into battle
to defend their land
Mighty warriors with swords in hand

Oh! Sword of Rubies
In your sapphire sheath
Won’t you come out to fight
And kill our enemies

Riding on the battlefield
The sword is cracking every shield
Coming to the castle-hold
Where inside lies the king of old
His wickedness and tyranny
Will be his undoing indeed
The evil king will be cast down
The rightful heir will take the crown

We need your power now
we must win the battle somehow
And you will lead us on
to certain victory

Oh! Sword of Rubies
In your sapphire sheath
Won’t you come out to fight
And kill our enemies

The rightful heir takes up the crown
And he shall rule over all that he sees

Oh! Sword of Rubies
In your sapphire sheath
Won’t you come out to fight
And kill our enemies
6Fight for Love00:05:49Show Lyrics
Fight for the energy
Fight for the ecstasy
Raise your swords up to thesky
Show the demons how they’ll die
Grab thy horse, unsheathe thy steel
Let love be our battlefield
We fight for love that’s right and true
Our love will triumph over you

Fight! Fight for love
Fight the war
Fight for love

You will try but not succeed
Overcome by foolish greed
Love burns power over sin
You will lose we will win
Counting down the enemy list
Lightning strikes in love’s fist
Love is power you will see
The only way to be free

Fight! Fight for love
Fight the war
Fight for love

Time has come to march to fight
Sword in hand shield held tight
Both sides face eye to eye
Truth cries to overcome lies
Under the moon and under the sun
Love’s victory shall be won
We will fight for loves call
Our love will triumph above all

Fight! Fight for love
Fight the war
Fight for love

Fight!...
7Blackbeard's Revenge00:07:54Show Lyrics
The Captain sighs and breathes anew
As he looks upon the ocean blue
Fly to the decks, we must prepare
The shouts of battle in the air

The water rises higher and higher
Our bones break and our muscles tire
The captain sings like a choir
"Man the cannons boys, its time to fire!"

Man the cannons secure the sails
This be the day that we prevail
Bodies flying, Our lives are lost
Defend the ship at any cost

The water rises higher and higher
Our bones break and our muscles tire
The captain sings like a choir
"Man the cannon boys, its time to fire!"

Bows are breaking with bending steel
As the captain comforts his trembling wheel
The captain orders the men’s retreat
But we have never known defeat

The bow is broken the decks are smashed
The ship is taking water fast
We don’t know how longthe ship will hold
Bloodied water around the ship
Bodies fallen from the steel’s tip
The enemy will never take our gold!

Songs are sung and tales are told
How we raped their land
and stole their gold
We are sailing with blood red eyes
For we are pirates in disguise

The water rises higher and higher
Our bones break and our muscles tire
The captain sings like a choir
"Man the cannons boys, its time to fire!"

FIRE!
8The Lone Warrior00:06:56Show Lyrics
From her castle in the sky
The Ice Queen watches down
At the warrior down below
Riding into town
He proclaims his love
And she puts on a façade
Her treachery and lies have made him curse the Gods

Her love is blinding as the snow
And he does not know which way to go

Stand and fight against the world
With only a sword in your hand
Your true power will be unfurled
You will become a man

He rides along the beaten path
Sure of loves way
She breaks her vow
Stabs him in the back
Makes the warrior pay
For his crime of love
He did not deny
He took his steel
Broke her flesh
And then he said goodbye

Leaving her to die in his wake
His honor and his pride he must take

Stand and fight against the world
With only a sword in your hand
Your true power will be unfurled
You will become a man

Stand & fight against the world
With only a sword in your hand
Your true power will be unfurled
You will become a man
9Flame of the Dragon00:05:05Show Lyrics
Fire blazing from its mouth
Dark wings in the sky
Feeble soldiers down below
Burning as they die

His breath will show no mercy
His eyes will show no fear
Fly the dragon into the night
Feel his fire in the sky
Fly the dragon swords held high
Burn them as they die

He flies across the clouds
Searching for their death
And when he sees his enemies
He burns them with his breath

His breath will show no mercy
His eyes will show no fear

Fly the dragon into the night
Feel his fire in the sky
Fly the dragon swords held high
Burn them as they die

Those who stand against us
Will only meet with flames
And when they beg for mercy
Their faces will be maimed

His breath will show no mercy
His eyes will show no fear

Fly the dragon into the night
Feel his fire in the sky
Fly the dragon swords held high
Burn them as they die

Tour Dates

Show DateCityStateVenueBands
2016-11-11CovingtonKYBackstage CafeSplit the Abyss
Solar Flare
Seigelord
Scarangella
2016-11-04IndianapolisIN5th QuarterVektor
Black Fast
Well of Night
2016-10-28LafayetteINLafayette TheaterMind's Horizon
Bizarre Noir
Catalytic
Edge of Oblivion
God Am
2016-06-10DefianceOHSpanky'sDethrats
Nova Noire
Flat tire Ambulance
2016-06-04CovingtonKYBackstageAutomaton
Colossus
Fenrir
2016-06-03Fort WayneINSkeletune's LoungeWrath
Arterial Mist
Karkosa
2016-06-02ChicagoILReggie's Rock ClubColossus
Genotype
Acracy
2016-05-03IndianapolisIN5th QuarterStonecutters
Entombed
Exmortus
2016-04-02KnoxvilleTNConcourse at the InternationalTheories of the Apocalypse
Kingslayer
WarClown
2016-04-01IndianapolisINHeadquartersGrim Reaper
Savage Master
2016-03-26LafayetteINLafayette TheaterYesterday's Chips
Bizarre Noir
2016-03-19Fort WayneINSkeletune's LoungeThree Cities
Beneath It All
2016-03-18KalamazooMIShakespearesDamascus
Arakkis
Tomb of Teeth
2016-01-23CovingtonKYCincy Power Fest - Madison TheaterAutomaton
Siegelord
Lords of The Trident
Solar Flare
2015-12-19IndianaolisIN5th QuarterCatalytic
El Rusho
Steel Aggressor
2015-12-11HammondIN5th AmmendmentAxxios
Steel Aggressor
2015-10-24LafayetteINDoom RoomBeast In the Field
Mound Builders
2015-10-15Fort WayneINPiere'sButcher Babies
Nekrogoblikon
Demonwolf
2015-10-10Fort WayneINSkeletune's LoungeCrimson Shadows
Unleash The Archers
Black Order
2015-09-25Fort WayneINSkeletune's LoungeKingslayer
Trampled Under Tyrants
2015-09-20Fort WayneINCS3Impaler
Lurking Corpses
Fiend
2015-09-18Bowling GreenOHHowardsFlatline Revival
On Top
Vibrant Troubadors
2015-08-21Fort WayneINSkeletune's LoungeAutomaton
AxeRipper
Masochist
2015-08-09LouisvilleKYHighland TaproomStagecoach Inferno
Kingslayer
2015-08-08MariettaGAHeavy Metal Homecoming - 120 TavernColossus
Zruda
Tortus
Project Roenwolfe
2015-08-07Johnson CityTNHideawayCemetery Filth
Suppressive Fire
Graverat
2015-08-06CovingtonKYBackstageAutomaton
Split The Abyss
Cain
2015-07-24Fort WayneINC2G Music HallMichael Angelo Batio
Exterminate All Rational Thought
2015-06-20IndianapolisIN5th QuarterPhotian Schism
Faithxtractor
Lucifist
2015-06-13AppletonWICold ShotForcefield
Lords of The Trident
2015-06-12MadisonWIThe AnnexDroids Attack
Lords of the Trident
2015-06-06Fort WayneINBrass RailWrath
Split The Abyss
Demonwolf
2015-05-22KalamazooMIShakespearesDamascus
Blackgate
2015-03-21CovingtonKYBackstageAutomaton
Scarangella
Stagecoach Inferno
2015-03-20LafayetteINDoom RoomPhotian Schism
Antica Arcana
2015-03-14Fort Wayne,NSkeletune's LoungeStonecutters
Karkosa
Coffinwitch
2015-02-27Bowling GreenOHHowardsMonstrasadus
Catherine's X
2015-02-21LouisvilleKYThird Street DiveJereactors
Hot Prowlers
2015-01-16Fort WayneINCS3Lords of the Trident
Demonwolf
Lurking Corpses
2014-12-13CovingtonKYBackstageLuther
Stonecutters
2014-12-12DefianceOHSpanky'sBlack Order
Nova Noire
Split Second
Dethrats
2014-12-06Fort WayneIN4-Ds BarMichael Angelo Batio
2014-11-09ColumbusOHShrunken HeadRaven
Night Demon
2014-11-07New BrunswickNJHouse Show
2014-11-06CliftonNJDingbatz
2014-11-05QueensNYBlackthorn 51
2014-11-04WorcesterMAHotel VernonSonic pulse
Bloodwar
2014-11-03AlbanyNYBogiesPanzram518
Bloodwar
2014-11-01Fort WayneINO'SullivansExterminate All Rational Thought
Masochist
2014-09-21IndianapolisIN5th Quarter
2014-09-20Kansas CityMODavey's UptownAlsatia
2014-09-19LafayetteINDoom RoomTurboner
Car Door Dick Smash
2014-08-31ChicagoILLivewire LoungeAcracy
2014-08-30MadisonWIDragonfly LoungeLords of The Trident
Government Zero
2014-08-29Grand RapidsMIMulligansWithout Blood
2014-07-27ShelbyvilleINShelbyville Music Festival
2014-06-27ColumbusOHWarriors of Metal Festival Aska
James Rivera
Valhalla

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