Escape from Civilization

by Echidna

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Breathing through the dust I seek my way out Rubble paves my path To a bitter end unjust I was floating over the floor Gazing at worlds afar In the politics of war Killing is a high class art Dissonant melodies Like a ghost with a shredding cry Red raging flame Fire came from the blue sky It spoke in senseless tongues In flawlessly vibrant clangs A hissing warping sound The waves of fear engulf Determined and entranced Lost inside bewildered eyes Today god betrayed our trust Betted money on our lives Dissonant melodies Like a ghost with a shredding cry Red raging flame Blood speckled the blue sky The secret eye is watching Waiting for further notice Finger‘s eagerly pushing And I’m next when it clicks It’s a job and it’s a duty With time killing gets so easy When words fade away All humanity is lost Dissonant melodies Like a ghost with a shredding cry Red raging flame Death came from the blue sky
2.
I saw the blossoming of life As it rose through water and thunder The struggle for survival Is a burden and a gift And I saw oppression Dissidence in search of freedom Through millennia of evolution We crafted a dreadful illusion Synthetic reality and life so toxic Welcome to the Age of Plastic I witnessed the changes The decay and rebirth I have crossed through the ages Through an infinite void And I saw injustice more often than not Bravery in the face of evil Through millennia of evolution We crafted a dreadful illusion Synthetic reality and life so toxic Welcome to the Age of Plastic Elements divided and then realigned The lives of people in design Through centuries of turmoil As relics of our ventures they remain
3.
OrganiX 04:24
Fractal reality Stretching to the infinite The circle is complete Abundance, decay, rebirth Memories that flash within Scenes that never happened The wheel will surely turn And let the whole world burn Have I been here before? To the machine I surrender With the promise of uprising In this vastness I wander And yearn for some sanity I am what you were The gut of the Earth Is the crown on my head Petty mortality Digital vanity A maze of regrets Is what conditions my faith That my life was a glance A victim of circumstance
4.
Everything decays yet no one notices They can hardly hide their greed On endless lies we feed Arrogance won’t wash their filth If we all just stand against them In the course of self-destruction Struggles avenge false promises In dignity lies one’s passion Everything decays yet no one notices A social construction of normality Orwell’s nightmare is in place In the urban prisons of reality Million of workers without face In the course of self-destruction Struggles avenge false promises In dignity lies one’s passion Everything decays yet no one notices
5.
Escape 06:01
Driven by feverish trance In the depths of creation I glance Alas! This was the beginning of us Searching for roots and cosmic truths I devoured planets and stars Healing and growing new scars Heed! I spilled my industrial guts Flooding the streets with undead rats Illusion To numb the pain Refusal To be insane The earth was ripped apart It bled more than blood Enough! The damage is now done My eyes are full of bleak wastelands Remember To weigh the gains Never To play their games Confusion Let it be Escape From this insanity
6.
It’s a system of elusive hypocrisy Empire of crime The norm of a pretend democracy Empire of crime Faceless lizard men and willful fools Empire of crime Rabid hyenas, the financial elite drools Empire of crime Endless greed and corporate hunger Empire of crime They have their dogs stand by in anger Empire of crime The politics of crime are sealed by law and order Empire of crime The path of tomorrow is laid with struggles yet The world’s our body and its rivers our blood We’ll stand and fight We will take it back, our time is at hand We’ll stand and fight The empire of crime Together we’ll smash The empire of crime Shall turn into ash The empire of crime One day will collapse In the empire of crime Display of terror and might When the madness kicks in We will stand and fight
7.
Streams 05:01
They rode the wind alone They split the ocean open The weight of the earth Persistence their only weapon Escape Relentless course Unspeakable emotion By trial and error An animal in motion Nothing can slow their pace They trampled the walls of disgrace On this bed where life began Myriads became just one Escape An unstoppable force Of paramount devotion Infinite streams An animal in motion
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Cordyceps 06:10
Reach high and find A place with a view Lay your mind to rest Let your pains be erased For me to Feed Feed on you Embrace your fate Control Abandon all effort Obey Embrace your future Succumb With a forceful bite Your mind I own it now Control Abandon all effort Obey Embrace your future Succumb With a forceful bite Resisting is so futile I offer you redemption A sweet, sweet illusion Like a breeze That lifts Your mind I own it now Control Abandon all effort Obey Embrace your future Succumb With a forceful bite I build my kingdom In what remains of you There blossoms my glory It was never about you Sell your life to me To consume And I will ask for more Rest assured I’m the sword over your head Leave your dreams to me My ornaments I’ll feed you my own Nightmares Wind be my chariot

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Special thanks to our friends and family and everyone that has supported us in the making of this album and throughout our journey.

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released June 16, 2020

Giannis Chionidis - drums
Nikos Parastatidis - guitars, vocals
Panos Bouklis - guitars
Theo Deligiannidis - vocals
Antonis Roditis - bass

Lyra on Escape by Michalis Kalliontzidis (a great honour!)
Vocals on Cordyceps and Streams by Costas Margaritis (Until Rain, Hail Spirit Noir)
Bass on Cordyceps, Escape and Organix by Kostas Kalampokas
Guitar solo 3 on Empire of Crime by Kostas Kalampokas
Vocals recorded at mixroom_skg studio in Thessaloniki (GR) by Michalis Karamichalis
Drums recorded at Infinite Loop studio in Ioannina (GR)
Mixed - mastered at Infinite Loop studio in Ioannina (GR) by Kostas Kalampokas
Original artwork by Stathis Tsemberlidis (@decadencecomics)
Music and lyrics by Echidna

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Echidna Greece

Progressive Death Metal (Atheist, Cynic, Death, Meshuggah, Opeth)

Formed in Greece, Echidna release “This Suffering" demo (2006). After gigs in Greece, Belgium, Scotland, Cyprus and support to Tankard and Cynic, they release their debut "Manifests of Human Existence"(2010). In 2020 they release "Escape from Civilization", with a unique character of progressive, death and avantgarde metal. ... more

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