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Black Fire Upon Us” is a song by virtual American melodic metal band Dethklok. It was released as a part of their second studio album, Dethalbum II.[1][2]

“Black Fire Upon Us”
Background information
Released September 29, 2009
Featured in Dethrelease
Album Dethalbum II
Next track Dethsupport
Previous track Laser Cannon Deth Sentence


One of the last songs to be revealed off the album, it was first played live September 29, 2009—the day Dethalbum II was released.

Dethklok played the song on a pentagonal stage reflecting the five band members, as well as the pentagram. The stage started underground before rocketing into the sky, and was spherical in shape until it reached a certain altitude, where the it folded out to reveal the band at its center.

After the performance, Dethklok returned to Mordhaus for the album’s release party. However, the celebration was cut short when the Revengencers dared their assault on Mordhaus.

Music video[]

A music video has been produced for use during live performances.[2]


  • Tonight we ride on clouds of fire
  • We’re damned by gods, our deaths conspired
  • We fear no mortals in these worlds
  • The gift we give you is your soul
  • Fly with us tonight
  • Fly with us tonight
  • The sky
  • Will break
  • Black fire
  • Will wake
  • Fly on through the night
  • We built an alliance
  • Our numbers are strong
  • We gather
  • But we don’t prey to gods
  • “What fools, what lunatics”
  • They must think of us
  • On this night
  • We will journey
  • Far behind this world
  • And you must know
  • That we will never come back home again
  • But now we must fly
  • Beasts in the night
  • Tragic in the sky
  • Battlefield in sight
  • Storm gathers strong
  • Cold blackened flame
  • Tell us our future
  • Stories of the slain
  • Fire grows strong
  • Freezing our skin
  • Vision is clouded
  • The rain will begin
  • Dangerous creatures
  • Those that oppose us (Those that oppose us)
  • Raped all their power (Raped all their power)
  • Bartered with warlocks (Bartered with warlocks)
  • Cheated the demons (Cheated the demons)
  • For ancient spells (For ancient spells)
  • The blackened fire (The blackened fire)
  • Waits to consume us (Waits to consume us)
  • So now we’ll say goodbye
  • Because tonight we die
  • So we say goodbye
  • So we’ll say goodbye
  • We die!
  • Tonight we ride on clouds of fire
  • We’re damned by gods, our deaths conspired
  • We fear no mortals in these worlds
  • The gift we give you is your soul
  • The gift we give you is your soul[3]


  • “Black Fire Upon Us” was revealed in the season two finale “Dethrelease,” which is also known as Black Fire Upon Us.
  • Dethklok’s performance of “Black Fire Upon Us” has been considered to be one of Dethklok’s finest performances, along with the concert they played in “Renovationklok,” and their performances of “Laser Cannon Deth Sentence,” and “Impeach God.”
  • The performance of the song was a rarity among sets, in that the band had a gimmick without anyone dying (excluding the bloody afterparty).


  1. Dethalbum II on Wikipedia
  2. 2.0 2.1 Black Fire Upon Us” official music video on YouTube
  3. Black Fire Upon Us” lyrics on Genius