Father Sky

by Hypergiant

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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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    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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  • Father Sky 'The Physicist' Raglan Tee
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    A surreal depiction of cosmic cataclysm, lovingly rendered in black and grey ink on the finest Gildan Heavy Cotton 3/4 Raglan Tee. Only 25 printed.

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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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Track Name: Perseus Arm
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
Track Name: Colossi
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!
Track Name: Island 3
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
Track Name: Retrograde
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
Track Name: Entropy
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
Track Name: Interlude: Krakenmare
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Ryu-Un Maru
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
Track Name: No Way Out
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
Track Name: PSR J0835-4510
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Solar Landslide
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
Track Name: Apogee
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

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