Laniakea

by Mantra

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1.
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08:45
Stone, day and night Sky and ground Sound and silence Light in the dark Still, cold and warm Roots and leaves Round and round Storm of life Signs of life Spark of urge Before the fire, under the souls Uplifting By the blast of breath To burst hunger Follow the source of blood Thirst grows from the ground In the moment of fear Instinct is the only guide A beast ready to kill To save its own child Each day, each night Living nigh it Today the sun reaches for the rocks Spreading out of nowhere, matterless glow Ethereal body, shaping the blow Lighter than winds and faster than streams Only stones can stand its burn Each day, each night, Living with it A blazing flake splits the whole Split the whole and watch the showdown A new being is made, through the hand Released out of control A new spirit is created, through the head Released out of control By the light of the flame Smashing the clouds Follow the path of man I grow out of the fire
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I walk on silence, in the shadows During days and nights Feel and smell the way of flesh In each moment and everywhere Track down to find the tension to chop down Open the bleeding source into new wakes I see balance in everything Nothing is lost, nothing is created Everything is one, inner cycle Everything in its right place The light has come for a reason The perfect time, the perfect place Take the throne of blood Nothing ever dies All is reborn Fractal ramification On the same scheme everywhere Pieces split but never spoil Track down to find the tension to chop down Open the bleeding source into new wakes What you give is what you take You're part of it You are the wolf, you are the sheep You're made of stones You're everything What you give is what you take Too much noise You're part of it You are the wolf, you are the sheep To find You're made of stones You're everything Where is my inner circle
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05:28
From the scars, knowledge is born Through my fingers, new shapes arise Deep inside my heart, in my veins A world is born from my eyes Seeds from the past grow in my mind From the source, I carry the stones Inertia Time passes, and the choice is mine To think and create new life I write down the time aligning the stones along the stars Revealing the dawn and drawing the cradle of new souls Where does my power end? The ants are crawling forever Building mountains Last night, they told me the secret Giant stones In erection Toward the sky, toward the sun Toward the stars Giant stones To be seen From the sky, from the sun From the stars
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Flood of life in my brain Blood is rushing to my head Everything beating To the sound of my inside drum Here comes the blur Here comes the faint dark The light is fading Colors shining Conscience shaking And I feel I'm not alone The sounds are growing Strings vibrating Someone's watching And I feel everything's gone Nothing is real But I feel I'm there At the core of this world In the womb of time I am rising Flesh and bone out of the soil Scattering life around the world I'm letting go where nothing dies Into the creator’s eye The hand takes my heart, drags me out of my mouth And they announce themselves with signs Pierced by spikes, the cutting up starts Muscles swell as they scatter my bones Encrypted light shouts symbols Wisdom is blown through my mind I put the pieces together It all makes sense now Nothing will ever be the same again Let there be light
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08:09
The present is every moment Between life and death In the chasm of choice Hidden by consciousness Wake up Burnt by the sun Falling with rain You ride the flesh Outside the glass of the mind Inside the blast of time Cross the sphere and pray for me Crawling to the sunlight It's time to cross the layers By a mind straight on the line Of absolute consciousness Duality shattering reality Everything must be done again This is our prison This is our trance mission Like a christ at the crossroads of heaven and hell Things so real and so senseful Steps are mountains Animals stars travel and draw a circle over my head And lead my way beyond time Dance of myths, trance of filth Thoughts, blasts, no turning back Hands around the present, trust required Expanding universe Solved complexity, ruins carve my eye Split myself in two and Cross the sphere and pray for me So hard to say Burnt by the sun So hard to see Falling with rain Is this just the end You ride the flesh Or the beginning? Day after day The light touches our skins Making us older In the eyes of the sad men Where are all the dreams My father used to have Lost in the ocean of chaos
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In the wake of the millions And the warm waves of creation I feel the dawn is old How to find again the remains And the feelings of what I have been I see future has come
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07:20
My people wander at dusk Chasing the night back in the woods Disguised in fear, trapped in anguish My people is invisible Our stones bend toward the skies Either by defiance or submission Or is it just the adoration? My people will always explore When we kneel down before the fathers We close our eyes in reverence The ones living between us and the gods Are the wanderers of the invisible My people will never forget The holy tales A wild beast is a godhead to us And we seize the beast with a mark on the wall Divine drawings out of colors and shapes And confront whatever exceeds our understanding Connecting these worlds We rise to a new level We call for the gods This is the new visible symbol In this very moment The passing of the sun Illuminates with liquid light The carving of our lives in the stone This is where my people is born This is where we learnt to walk This is the place that owns our memories A world ruled by luminaries Laniakea
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Melting the knowledge into one mind Work is a treasure Deep inside the earth, in the rock's veins Crushing the core The gift of the stars is revealed by the fire Open the depth of the past Reach for the stardust inside To burn them again and again Bring the dead sun back to life Open the depth of time Light up the embers again Hammer the dust from the sun Into the shapes of the mind The gloaming is coming It's time to guard the glimpse in the gloom Wait for the moon to brighten up the fire Ready to hammer In the wave of the rough and the fond Stone circle transcends the iron drum Melting the knowledge into one mind Deep down the hole, there's a burning sun We're becoming our own creations Melting the earth into gods and weapons We're becoming visions in the caves Drawing dark smoke out of the earth Blaze and flares shoot up and burn your skin The light so bright that you'll become blind The hits so loud that you'll become deaf No cliff is high enough To satisfy my will for endless fall

about

Three years after the release of 'Into The Light', we are glad to release our second album on October 21st 2016 via our label Finisterian Dead End.

This new album, entitled 'LANIAKEA', is both a journey toward the origins of mankind, and a progressive and tribal experience along which we overcame our own limits. Mysteries and spiritual puzzles are also part of this journey.

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released October 21, 2016

© 2016 Tribal Warming – Finisterian Dead End
All rights reserved.
Words & music by Mantra
Recorded and engineered by Arthur Lauth at Brown Bear Studio
Mastered by Ronan Cloarec at Master Lab Systems

mantrafr.com
finisteriandeadend.com

Mantra is:
Pierre Junod - vocals
Simon Saint-Georges - guitar
Thomas Courtin - bass guitar
Gabriel Junod - drums

Guitar solo on ‘Inner Cycle’: Florian Riault
Additional vocals on ‘Inner Cycle’: Bertrand Noël
Additional vocals on ‘Visions In The Cave’: Samuel Bondon
Additional flutes: Madeleine Junod

Original artwork by Marion Dusquesne
Artwork design & layout by Chloé Dollet
Sound design by Gabriel Junod
Orchestration by Simon Saint-Georges

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Mantra France

Free spirit of the French metal scene, Mantra has been exploring the boundaries of progressive music for nearly 10 years. Ritual-like atmospheres on stage, shamanic or metaphysical concept-albums: the band cuts loose to give life to genuine shows, and goes as far as incorporating contemporary dance into its appearances on stage. ... more

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