Father Sky

by Hypergiant

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Felix Mickiewicz
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Felix Mickiewicz Caustic blend of solar-winds riffage, austere interludes, and searing vocals, accented with an inexorable funereality. Pairs well with Mudgee white port, Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy, and herbaceous fines processed for aromatherapy by my slick new Hypergiant grinder. Ad astra! Favorite track: Ryu-Un Maru.
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misslissy This is the sickest album ever. Insanely beautiful. I feel this music with my whole body. Plays constantly in my car, great for driving fast & being bad ass. Favorite track: Retrograde.
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Doom-Desert-Doom received the father sky vinyl this week and it is so good. incredibly happy that hypergiant exist, and that I bumbled across this local doom... now to see hypergiant live...
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    A copy of Father Sky that you can both hear, see, taste and touch. Jewel case, 8 page booklet and all the trappings. Luxury.

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    Double vinyl version of Father Sky. Pressed on classic black vinyl with gatefold jacket. Comes with download code and Hypergiant sticker. Limited to 100 copies.

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  • Hypergiant - Father Sky | Special Edition Double Vinyl LP
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    Deluxe double vinyl version of Father Sky. Pressed on Blue & Red mixed vinyl with gatefold jacket. Comes with download code and Hypergiant sticker. Limited to 50 copies.

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1.
Perseus Arm 05:16
I bare my flesh to Father Sky and breathe deeply of his cold The time has come to leave the womb and cast off the chains of gods of old Burning embers in the night reveal all to those with will to see Beacons in the blackness to guide our path across an endless sea
2.
Colossi 07:23
Upon A desolate throne With vampyric greed I suck all the marrow from bone King of all that I see I crush with great cruelty those who would stand against me Crush with great cruelty those who would stand against me The cities run red with the blood of the billions the tempest howls it’s bitter chill Heavy hangs the head that bears it’s swollen crown but the collar is heavier still Gilded plastic cages with ceilings of glass frame all-encompassing lie The nectar is gone and all recourse is lost now we must fight or we die Quake As death rains from the sky Steel wings borne of hatred Black hearts fuelled by fire Black painted spectres of fury and fire consume the black blood of the Earth Skeletal hand of the feeble of conscience ensure that their screams go unheard The mold has been set, cast the pieces in motion Now crawl neath the yoke of our greed The faceless have thrived on our sweat and our torment enslaved to our ignorant creed Quake As death rains from the sky Steel wings borne of hatred Black hearts fuelled by fire Gone An epoch cast in stone Break the bonds of our serfdom Seed the land with their bones Tear our kings from their thrones! Shatter the shadow of Crassus! Bring the Colossi down! Chew off the chains of the plutocrat! We make the future our own!
3.
Island 3 07:24
Thunder of their engines roaring, clouds of fireflies are taking flight Rising from a black abyss an island made of steel and of light Scriptures of the physicist illuminate dark corners of our minds New horizons lie beyond the graveyard of the ancient satellites
4.
Retrograde 06:01
Hatred is in my DNA How can I resist? Violence swells beneath the surface An undertow that drags me down The skulls of millions lie at the bottom Among my scattered bones How can this be who I am? How can this be who we are? Staggering chance Beauty beyond comprehension Life slipped through my fingertips While my hands were around your throat
5.
Entropy 05:22
Smothering tide Crushing the world under foot Delusion, denial and hate Empathy? Evolutionary drive? This fear is what we have chosen Psychotic - Tapestry Systemic - Entropy Indifferent - Cruelty Fractured - Reality Fearful - Symmetry Scorched Earth - Philosophy Phantom - Entity Heavenly - Enemy Sepsis of the mind A seething cancer of the soul Your shepherd will lead you astray Asleep At the summit we lie Black clouds are gathering, ushering us to our end I lie asleep Among dead leaves Choking on The air I breathe I watch them go About their lives What comes, they know As well as I There will be No Paradise Utopia Sacrificed
6.
(Instrumental)
7.
Ryu-Un Maru 08:59
We sailed upon Onyx skies To cast our gaze upon the face of God But what I saw Was nothingness The void between the stars Black haze eclipse my mind Ghosts shriek beneath my skin Their heartbeats deafening Release them from their sin The end is nigh, the gods have lied I killed them all The fault is mine, I led the blind I killed us all Tear down the sky Shatter the moon My guiding light Has spelled our doom My guiding light has spelled our… Cold corridors echo Frost creeps like cancer Eternal silence a deafening roar Unrest in our endless sleep War lurched behind us Our blood in the water A wolf that would swallow the dawn A blanket of ashes to cover our bones Our celestial tomb sails on The children of Gaia awaiting the dawn Eternally frozen in time Dust turns to dust as she silently rusts from inside Divine suicide Across the face of the night we will drift as the embers wane sickly and die Phantoms and ghosts of our struggles and hopes now as one laid to rest in the sky
8.
No Way Out 04:10
The shattered skyline Leering down Over acid sea Volcanic plumes blot out the sun Blot out the sun It stares at me Crushing my chest A lifeless, obverse reflection Of myself Our mother’s womb A nuclear tomb In silent judgement All our kind will die Shell-shocked neurons, flash of light Burning daggers pierce my sight Firmament from earth unbound A burial ground Plague and plunder, death of all Starvation of the soul Blood and fire, storm and drought No way out With cracking hands Held to the sky Drowning in Desperate cries Gaze high with sunken eyes He arrives You will pray for death before the end comes
9.
(Instrumental)
10.
When the mirror is gone When the reflection fades What remains of ourselves But the blackness of space? Our time has run out Meet our own deserved fate A scream won’t be heard with no one to hear The falling of trees will fall on deaf ears Beacon in the dark Extinguishes us Atlas has grown tired his burden too great Crushed by the fall of Hyperion’s weight Our time has run out Meet our own deserved fate Tyrant King of the darkness rising from the blackness of the silent void Tear the mantle from giver of life Oh, monster, tyrant, object devoid of a soul Sun Turn the day into night Break the seasons... Every liar and every thief all of our hatred and selfish conceit and all of the hopes we held in the sky are gone in the blink of an eye
11.
Apogee 04:02
The spire of Mons Elysium towers in the sky A star flickers and fades among the dying of the light The cycles rendered motionless and scattered by the wind This life must reach its end before another can begin We leave this place incognizant, no memory to enshrine The time will come again that the constants realign Space and time are meaningless where consciousness has died The death of Mother Earth begets the death of Father Sky

credits

released November 16, 2017

Nathan Lee - Guitar & Vocals
Gordon Hammer - Guitar
Lachlan Davidson - Bass
Julian Moxon - Drums

Recorded & Mixed at The Brain Studios by Clayton Segelov
Assisted by Matt Clarke
Additional recording at Adversary Studios by Aaron Worboys & Julia Goyen
Keys recorded at Wang Holdings MkII by Nathan Lee
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland

Backing vocals on Island 3 & Solar Landslide by Leah & Amanda Rouvas

Cover & CD Layout by Dixon Jong at Intuitive Designs

Praise be to: Tim Brown, James Haines, Caitlin Withers, Sharon Zelei, Rhyss Webb, Gabe Borghino & Slügpunch, Matthew Hermitage & Barside, Laurence Rosier-Staines, Burdt & Aver, Jono Colliver at Death Mountain & Dr. Colossus, Hypergiant’s social media savvy mothers plus the rest of our collective families, Barnaby Downes, Jimmy Adair, Chris Maric, Steve Howe, Jeff Newton and anyone else appropriate we were negligent enough to omit.

No Thanks: Santi. Fuck you, guy!

Hypergiant uses: Hovercraft Amps, Epiphone, Gibson, Maton, ESP, Mr Black Pedals, Earthquaker Devices, MXR, Way Huge.

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Named for the ultra-massive class of star, Hypergiant fuse the monolithic riffage of stoner rock with the intricacies of progressive metal to create a sound both colossal and nuanced.

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