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by Vasari

On Our continent three hundred thousand people die of starvation every day. Tell me-- why don't you send our continent the food and goods you send to the moon? That was the point of our political uprising. We may have been defeated in the African war, but we will get our message across--by force if necessary. Comet – Orbit
Maelstrom 03:09
Caught in space alone and by myself One chance only left for me to live Dave my partner just died in his sleep Sliced by an asteroid's tiny piece I'm like a kite whose string's cut off Millions of kilometers from the birthplace of mankind A tiny spider walking along a huge web It's too early to give up on Earthians I'm Frank C. Borman, an astronaut Riding the maelstrom of solar wind Release when I face the sun
Time flies Migrate Bird’s mind New age Solo: Kolf
Rendezvous 03:51
Colourful dreams, unending in unending slumber Somewhere beyond the solar system deep in space Faster than light how can I be still alive It's only my mind that's soaring through these endless galaxies On a distant planet, a small life, breathing its last, saw it all in an instant-- the vast universe, the shapes of other life forms... She had the same experience as every dying being in the universe, and every person sleeping in a hibernation capsule. She made her rendezvous. But there is no one to remember, no one to tell. The Milky Way, a magnificent river Lethe...
Solo: Vasari
Cosmo Canyon 05:00
To Cosmo Canyon all of us were going To Cosmo Canyon, all of our companions To Cosmo Canyon all of us were going To Cosmo Canyon, oh, we're going To Cosmo Canyon, uuuuuhhhhuuuhh To Cosmo Canyon, ooooooohhoooohhhhooohhhh To Cosmo Canyon all of us were going To Cosmo Canyon, uuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhh, we're going Solo: Vasari
Amen! The Pope wants to send a mission to Mars But Mars just covers up this Faustian farce The Antithesis, enemy of who believes in Trinity And our Saviour Lord Jesus Christ The Black Morning Star is rising at last The final event 'fore the apocalypse starts But we won't timidly await the things to come No, we will face the great deceiver eye for an eye! Lucifer!
Earthglow 04:40
Advent earthglow
Black hole
Colony 03:24
Then i saw it. Those things mimicked the appearance of strong creatures. If a stronger predator came along, then those things changed as well. I couldn't forgive it. Even if they were harmless creatures, I couldn't forgive them for taking Stella's face, her body. I'd kill every last of them. I should have realised then...! Even after it had breathed its last, this Stella didn't change its shape. Then it was me, they'd all become me! The same eyes were quietly staring at me...endlessly!
I was born on the moon I am growing old Three centuries passed And we leave soon Take you - children Take you - with us We are new generation Can't settle down Pushing across the sea of stars Our bane and boon Gene pool - old blood Ages - voyage Children of earth - you must not die Children of earth - you must be free under the sun on days and stars in the night Solo: Vasari
What am I? For what reason do I exist here? So many little beings - swift and free. Do they know what they are? A complex and strange flavour. I will wait eternally...
Stars in the night Shining like love so bright Lazarus, oh Lazarus I've made it in time, I've made it in time
Now, it is still again. Endless space and infinite time are spreaded out before me. It is impossible for me to either slow down or return. My name is Rocket. I am Rocket. For you who should arrive on this planet 300 years from now, I leave this message. Brothers and sisters, my yet unborn brothers and sisters, travelling toward this, your new home, from somewhere in the darkness of space! Please accept this small gift. And please remember, your father, your mother, and I are with you.


released June 27, 2017

Music and most lyrics by Vasari

All songs written on the seventh moon of Darkmund by Matin Vasari

Matin Vasari: Vocals, synthesisers, additional rhythm and lead guitars

A galactic thank you goes to the following people involved in creating this album:

Christian Kolf: Session rhythm and lead guitars
Jan Buckard: Session bass guitar and backing vocals on Elliptical Orbit
Patrick Schroeder: Session drums

Björn Klaus: Narration on Rendezvous
Lev Sloujitel : Narration on Colony
Jonathan Fisher: Trumpet on Stars in the Night
Markus Fröhlich: Narration on Journey Beyond Tomorrow
Thomas Vormann: Additional lead guitar on Stars in the Night and guitar on Odyssey in Green

Drums and some vocals recorded at Make-My-Day Studios, ISS Bonn. Guitars recorded at DH Studios, ISS Bonn. Bass, trumpet and some more vocals recorded at Kinderzimmer Studio, on the seventh moon of Darkmund. Lev Sloujitel was recorded at Whalevomit Studios, LIC, New York, Old Earth, by David Alexander. Vocals recorded with Shure SM58; no headphones and pop filters were used. Say no to headphones while recording vocals!

Mixed and mastered by Armin Rave at Soundsight Studio, Spaceport Hennef.

Executive Producers: Matin Vasari and Jan Buckard

Logo: Jan Buckard

Cover artwork: Anaïs Chareyre

Cover layout and design: Jan Buckard

This album is dedicated to all the people who have shared with me the fascination with heavy metal over all these years: Dani, Vlad, Bubu, Koko, Patrick, Fluppes, Björn K., Vester, FOK13, Frank, Bobby, Björn B., Christoph, Hugo, Nico, Pepi, Yorck, Flo H., Münz, Lev Sloujitel, Heinrich, Julius, Gogo, Rafael, Thomas A., Rogelio, Justus, Skruvhorn, Thomas H..

Galactic Hails to:
Valborg, Owl, Ekpyrosis, PINES, Klabautamann, and everyone of the Zeitgeister Clan, Maurice and Friedhelm of HAL's Voice, Chainmaster, Beyondition, Pig.

This album was inspired by: Hoshino Yukinobu's 2001 Nights (upon which the concept of this album was based), Quest for Glory III, space cookies, Anathema and many other 90s Peaceville bands, Michael Whelan, Nocturnus, Crimson Glory, Oxiplegatz, Virgin Steele, Arcturus, Manilla Road, Sins of a Solar Empire, Ypsilon, Alien, Mundanus Imperium, Bathory.

To every love that should not be: there is a star forever shining in the night.


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