Demons

by Bloodshot Dawn

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This is "Demons", our 2nd full length album! Funded by our incredible fans during a Kickstarter in Spring 2014, we couldn't have done it without you!

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released October 26, 2014

Produced by: Benjamin Ellis

Drums recorded at: Studio Disaster (SWE) June - July 2014
Engineered by: Benjamin Ellis, Janne Jaloma & Josh McMorran
Additional engineering by: Oscar Nilsson at Crehate Studios (SWE)

All Guitars, Bass & Keyboards/Orchestral Arrangements recorded at: Darkside Studios (UK) July - September 2014
Engineered by: Benjamin Ellis

All Vocals recorded at: Envy Studios (UK) during July 2014
Engineered by: Richard Worrall & Jack Stephens

Mixed & Mastered by: Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios (DK) during September 2014

Guest Vocals on "Human Void" by: Sven De Caluwé

Guest Solos on "The Image Faded" by:
Teemu Mäntysaari (Wintersun)
Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry)
Andy James
Chris Amott (Armgeddon, Ex-Arch Enemy)

Album Artwork by: Pär Olofsson
Album Layout by: Dave Coia at Vile Logos & Design
Band Photography by: Phil Berridge
Photo edits by: Ivy Tenebrae

All songs written and arranged by: Bloodshot Dawn, except "Human Void" written by Bloodshot Dawn & Sven De Caluwé

All music © 2014 Bloodshot Dawn

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Track Name: Smoke and Mirrors
Rising
A fear of unknowing and misinformation
The death of indignation
Pure ignorance

Powers
Force fed facts to deter the mind
What's real? What is lies?
When is our time to die?

Serpent’s tongue
Spitting poison
When you look upon the mirror
Can you face what you're blind to see?
No more lies
We won't survive
If you read between the lines
You'll see beyond the blindfold of our times

Rising
Hidden agenda. Battles of nations
The death of care and reason
Total War

Powers
Force Fed Facts to deter the mind
What's real? What is lies?
Now is our time to die!

Living in fear
We are more than this
Civilisation was built under nations
Of humans existing as one

Serpent’s tongue
Spitting poison
When you look upon the mirror
Can you face what you're blind to see?
No more lies
We won't survive
If you read between the lines
You'll see beyond the blindfold of our times

[Solo - Benjamin Ellis]
[Solo - Josh McMorran]

Serpent’s tongue
Spitting poison
When you look upon the mirror
Can you face what you can not see?
No more lies
We won't survive
If you read between the lines
You'll see beyond the blindfold of our times
Track Name: Consequence Complex
Born
A pure existence
Untainted by others
We go through time
Ingesting negatives and lies
But ask yourself...
What is life?

You must not hold your problems
The time is up
If you don't face the facts
Your mind will erupt
Mind over matter
Trivial factors
Control the storm
Within the head

You must cast into shadow
All the hate and fear
For a better tomorrow
We won't be defeated
The Consequence Complex controls
Shaped thoughts of all will falter
As your mind is filled
And becomes altered
Break free from the shackles of your mind
And see the grand design

Living
Animosity is rife
Journey of life
Unfathomable pain
Take from the positive
Not negatives and lies
With questions unanswered...
This is life

[Solo - Benjamin Ellis]
[Solo - Josh McMorran]

Mind over matter
Trivial factors
Control the storm
Within the head

You must cast into shadow
All the hate and fear
For a better tomorrow
We won't be defeated
The Consequence Complex controls
Shaped thoughts of all will falter
As your mind is filled
And becomes altered
Break free from the shackles of your mind
And see the grand design
Track Name: Unified
Behold!

Behold your empire of ritual disdain
With you the martyr king
Crying out for the advent of change
While clutching so tight to your invisible chains

You keep your mouth shut for fear of judgement
As soon as backs are turned you abandon your silence
You’re a hypocrite and liar
But you know this too well

We are Unified in chains
That hold us to the ground
Content to blend with the crowd
Mediocrity resounds

Behold the signs of a fractured mind
Now push it ’til it breaks
So fucking used to denying yourself
You know it must end
But you do it so well

I hold your world in the palm of my hand
I’ll squeeze the life right out of you

We are Unified in chains
That hold us to the ground
Content to blend with the crowd
Mediocrity resounds

We are Unified in chains
That hold us to the ground
Content to blend with the crowd
Identity unfound

[Lead - Benjamin Ellis]

You say that we are Unified
I say that we have lost control

I refuse to accept that this is my only solution
A broken machine that no one even tries to fix anymore
I am sick of pretending that this is the only way for me
This is not who I am meant to be…

It’s meant to be

[Solo - Benjamin Ellis]
[Solo - Josh McMorran]

We are Unified in chains
That hold us to the ground
Content to blend with the crowd
Mediocrity resounds

A time will come
When this will be undone
As all you thought you knew
Turns out was never true
And all that we are
Returns to the start
But I’ll welcome in the end
To begin and grow again
Track Name: Inadequacy
I have a story to tell
Living in my own hell
Complications… Interrogations…
Of my own thoughts
Inadequacy to expectation
Forever striving for what?
How can you know what you want
If you don't know yourself?

In the vortex of thought
My mind collides with my empathy
Complexity of inadequacy
Shaping the path that will be
Pushing the limits
Of human capacity
Blind by self expectations
A driving tenacity

Standing still in the eye of the storm
While everything’s torn apart
A twisted sense of fascination
How did you let it get this far?

I’m at the edge of ruin
Caving under the pressures that I put on myself
In danger of burning out

Complexities of my mind
Failing to see the grand design
Concerns for others thoughts
Hindering me, my future diseased
Pushing the limits
Of human capacity
Blind by self expectations
A driving tenacity

Standing still in the eye of the storm
While everything’s torn apart
A twisted sense of fascination
How did you let it get this far?

I’m at the edge of ruin
Caving under the pressures that I put on myself
In danger of burning out

[Solo - Josh McMorran]

[Solo - Benjamin Ellis]
Track Name: Black Hole Infinity
Infinite life
Recycled matter erupts
Light reforms
Planets are torn as power is formed
From black hole devastation
Time and space
Recreation

Infinite
Beyond all comprehension
The galaxy becomes part of a new dimension
Beyond the realm of no light
Foul species shall thrive

Gravity's Force
Aeon of endless creation
Solar system’s source
The Sun is god

Our earth’s destiny out of our control
Destruction of all worlds
Collision of fire and planets
Behold the death of everything
The birth of a new beginning
Infinity

Beyond all comprehension
The galaxy becomes part of a new dimension
Beyond the realm of no light
Foul species shall thrive
As we return to the void
From which we came
Nothing will remain

[Solo - Josh McMorran]
[Solo - Benjamin Ellis]

Infinite
Beyond all comprehension
The galaxy becomes part of a new dimension
Beyond the realm of no light
Foul species shall thrive
As we return to the void from which we came
Nothing will remain
Track Name: Human Void
Caught between your lack of empathy and callous greed
The Human Void dominates me
Caught in the boundaries of my mind
All emotion declines
Set yourself free
From the plague of humanity
Open the doors of your mind and leave
Among the Human Void
Existing without reason
Living without ploy

Vicariously live your life without compassion
A grotesque trait of the human condition
I can’t deny we all fall for it
Yet we preach contradiction
Hypocrites

Soul destroyed
Human Void

We all fall into the void
Catastrophe
We all live an existence without care
From sins absolved?

Caught between your lack of empathy and callous greed
The Human Void dominates me
Caught in the boundaries of my mind
All emotion declines
Set yourself free
From the plague of humanity
Open the doors of your mind and leave
Among the Human Void
Existing without reason
Living without ploy

Life without compassion
Will lead to our extinction
I won’t deny and embrace it
In the blink of an eye, we are just hypocrites

Soul destroyed
Human Void

We all fall into the void
Catastrophe
We all live an existence without care
From sins absolved?

Human
Human void
Shallow and Callous
We exploit
Burn it all

[Solo - Josh McMorran]
[Solo - Benjamin Ellis]

Burn it all
This failing society
Through self absorption we damned ourselves into nether
We are beyond salvation
Track Name: The Image Faded
You close your eyes and try to recall
But can only glimpse the splintered pieces of the whole
Try to catch them and they drift out of sight
The Image Faded
Unclear after all this time

Begin scrabbling for inspired fiction
Subconscious fabricates a distorted scene of the story you left behind

Living your life in a dream
Of the day that never comes
A fantasy so clear
Only to wake and find…

… Nothing can live up to this
The images in your head
Start to believe it and you’re losing your grip
Addicted to a made up world

Now indifferent to your waking life
You pray for endless night
Keep your head in the clouds and your life will pass you by

Living your life in a dream
Of the day that never comes
A fantasy so clear
Only to wake and find it never was

With every sleep you return
To the day that never comes
But always wake to find it never was

[Lead - Benjamin Ellis]
[Guest Solo - Teemu Mäntysaari]
[Guest Solo - Per Nilsson]
[Solo - Benjamin Ellis]
[Guest Solo - Andy James]
[Solo - Josh McMorran]
[Guest Solo - Christopher Amott]

Living your life in a dream
Of the day that never comes
A fantasy so clear
Only to wake and find it never was

With every sleep you return
To the day that never comes

But always wake to find it never was
Track Name: Demons
So many things I can’t remember
Too many things I can’t forget
The thoughts that keep me awake and plague me with regret
A constant reminder of mistakes I cannot escape
A wretched ache that never leaves
The scars unseen
Caught in the shadow of a memory
My mind’s my enemy

My mind’s my enemy

These Demons
They’re haunting me - They’re all I see
These Demons
Threaten with destiny - It’s changing me

Can’t say you didn’t see it coming
And now you’re losing this war
You’re the only one in it now… The others have moved on
So stop saving face and start saving your soul
Can’t keep living this way
Won’t dull this pain
Stop trying to fight it alone
Now let these Demons go

Let these Demons go!
Go!

These Demons
They’re haunting me - They’re all I see
These Demons
Threaten with destiny - It’s changing me

[Solo - Benjamin Ellis]

These Demons
They’re haunting me - They’re all I see
No more will Demons be haunting me
I set them free