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Scion of Aether

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Ippocalyptica
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Ippocalyptica If you are in the business of writing songs in the 10-minute range, you had better be good at storytelling, and those stories had better be impactful and not meander. So much progressive metal falls prey to self-indulgence and, to put it euphemistically, “wandering” song structures, to say nothing of lacking heaviness. But rejoice, for Velnias knows how to tell a story! Scion of Aether is dynamic, emotionally varied, heavy, and focused. Oh, and if this sounds like Opeth, I must be deaf. Favorite track: Supernal Emergent.
Uncle Gary
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Uncle Gary Uncle Gary has heard me blasting this album at least three times a week since it came out. He finally asked me "what all the hollering is about" and I told him this was a solid Album of the Year contender. He got so excited that he jump kicked a birdfeeder and threw a BMX bike in the pond! Favorite track: Aurora Rune.
Pulpit Plague
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Pulpit Plague This band is aging very well. Even back in 2008 Sovereign Nocturnal was amazing but this is their best release yet. Their guitar sound is quite something. Very rich symphonies that grow and progress very well. Favorite track: Oblivion Horizon - Null Terminus.
Fargie Van Der Velde
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Fargie Van Der Velde They keep getting better over the years. This is one of those album that keeps growing on you each time you listen to it. Favorite track: Oblivion Horizon - Null Terminus.
JT EXTREME
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JT EXTREME Monumental 2020 atmospheric release that lingers in the loins for days on end Favorite track: Aurora Rune.
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I am celestial kindred - The pariah of the infinite My flesh is a veil of illusion - The elemental curse of dimension I invoke thundering fires, awakening the divine mentor Purge the chrysalis of the lesser self Set me ablaze with the flame of potential Oblivion shall consume that which was never meant to stand Brilliant emanant shadow, tempered in existential friction Raise the indomitable juggernaut Break the smothering tide against the prominence of iron will
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Aurora Rune 09:28
Fires of creation... Stars unto worlds, worlds unto dust... Titan hammerfall, rend the boundaries of dimension Cadence of aeons weaving the cosmic form Beneath the indifferent gaze and wanton grimace of a blind eternity Where among these cinders is written our purpose? Latent potential - Flickering embers in the astral forge, fading in nihil Vastness stokes their radiance Every spark laden with the weight of infinitum from which they fall Gravity to quell the vacuum! Brilliance to illuminate the boundless dark!
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Confluence of entropy - Blossom of the void Begin the process of being, wrought of nothing Synchronous rhythm - The pulse of the expanse Burgeoning internal fractal Reflection towards and from the center Locus of consciousness - A single point eternal and never, etched upon a vanishing horizon The haunted shell, an icon of memories entwined in every strand - Emergent with momentum stolen from a moment before moments Glimmer of the future in a shadow of the past Supernal flickering with the inertia of a cosmic stillness
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Time harbours the boundless horizon Nurturing the endless potential - The life in everything It carries us towards revelation, granting us flight We revel in the illusion of our ascension So seems bountiful the feast of life We raise our spectral temples So we create the construct of our delusion - Vantage through union of flesh and psyche Minute watchers on the empyrean periphery Borne to witness a mockery of sense and perception The epiphany is mortality - The essence woven through all things Behold the great consuming oblivion! Time is the void, poised to devour us all...

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released March 27, 2020

Produced by Velnias and Billy Anderson
Engine-Eared and Mixed by Billy Anderson
Assistant Engineer - Jason Powers
Recorded at Type Foundry - Portland, Oregon
Mixed at Everything Hz - Portland, Oregon
Mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx
Illustrations by Adam Watts

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VELNIAS Nederland, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Empyrean Ascendancy

The roots of Velnias stretch back to 2006. Hailing from Nederland, in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, their music is an exploration of the macrocosm reflected within the fractal expanse of the burgeoning microcosm. ... more

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