Apophis discusses the potential and effects of a large celestial collision with the modern Earth. Named after the Egyptian god of death and destruction, Apophis is non-fiction near Earth object (asteroid) discovered in November 2004. This track presented the band with a number of technical challenges when reproducing live, and resulted in the incorporation of multiple samplers, digital drum sounds, 808 sub drops and upwards of 3 minutes of live drumming in sync with a click track by BJ McNally.
It will take the treasures invested in your soul, as the sky turns red and the oceans boil. From the depths, of the untrodden, given birth by a distant sun, Apophis discriminates against no one.
To turn sand into glass; we'll be done by midnight. When the sky is turned to stone and it's Earth against Earth. The death of the Sapien, the wise and the faithful. Only the man with the reason, will this notice be useful.
Destroyer of worlds, you can black out the sky; our reasons to live and lie, are our reasons to die. Obscene, is the waste of this earth, a celestial body for that it is cursed, more than this plague of man.
We yearn for wings and lungs with air, as our reign on earth comes to an end. Suicide, in mind, for a death before our time; the corruption flow is our fatal crime.
So hold your breath until your lungs are wet; but hold your loved ones closer, in the darkness, hold composure. We're failing, but we're alive. To find your piece of mind, search in this great divide.
from On The Wings Of Hope
track released January 1, 2009
Produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen
Recorded and engineered by Laurie McCallum
Lyrics by Matthew Leonard Rowe
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