Ethereal

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"ETHEREAL" is the third full-length album by SHOKRAN.
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"With their newest outing ‘Ethereal’, the band takes what made ‘Exodus’ so great and amplified that by a tenfold: the instrumentation, the vocals, the production, the concept, what have you has been improved upon in an unfathomable way, leading to the bands greatest album of their careers." "Right off the bat in opener “Unbodied”, the oriental sounds, as common on prior albums, are still very prevalent and it’s really well utilized as opposed to being some easy gimmick. The concept of the album, which is about the main characters self-searching, multidimensional wanderings and realizing himself ‘as great as a God’ in some of the realities, is fully revealed on “Golden Pendant”, which coincidentally enough seems to have some of the best lyrics on the album." (C) TheNewFury
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released February 8, 2019

Music: Dmitry Demyanenko
Vocals: Andrew Ivashchenko
Lyrics: Victor Brazhnikov
Mixing|Mastering: Morton Studio
Artwork: Mayhem Project

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Dmitry Demyanenko - guitar/music
Andrew Ivashchenko - vocals
Mike Isaev - Drums
Rodion Shevchenko - Bass

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Track Name: Unbodied
UNBODIED

I spent so many years in this limbo
A feeble man, an empty broken shell
So why I choose this voluntary exile?
I don`t feel the blood, pulsing in veins
Life dissolved in death

Cry!
Cuz my outcome is tragic
Unbodied!

Can`t you see? I`m just a ghost, unformed creation
Give me peace! I went through hell
I don`t know where I am
I think, this place was left
By our creators!

I want to leave, but I don`t know how
Step by step I move away from the light, into the arms of darkness
It feels like an infection

Chorus:
Sun will not rise for me anymore
Life was lost
Lowliness

And the cage was locked
Condemned me to exile
Days, when heart has stopped (life was a lie)
This reachless perfection in my mind

Please stop praying (please stop praying)
I never will be saved (I am gone)
This continuous overthrow
Constant fall into emptiness

Chorus: (2x)
Sun will not rise for me anymore
Life was lost
Lowliness

Dark river flows through, through all the worlds
These waters take me
And after the mind has calmed down...silence
Oblivion, through pain, oblivion

At the very end of the road
I synchronized with the pulsation of the universe...
Track Name: Nature of the Paradox
NATURE OF THE PARADOX

I used all my chances
I used everything
But it`s getting worse with every fuckin` day
Covered my scars
And hided my pain
But couldn't hide my soul as deep as it needs

This nature of the paradox
I have no future, when I have lost my past
Like reversed symphony
My reveries, my reveries

Something else (an evil entity)
Control my head, my every move (and it`s not going to leave)
Something else (an evil entity)
It wants me dead

Oh God! Erase all the thin lines
Oh God! Erase all the thin lines

When I`m all alone
Bring back the control...

Save me from truth
I will forget it on another day
Save me from truth
It squeezes my throat
And I see no guiding light (cannot ease the pain)
So it keeps on fighting with me
Save me from truth
I need a truce
I think it's time to wake (my consciousness)
Reveries, reveries

I was wrong!
Mind is clear - I break the chains of gravity
Broken faith chasing me
Freed my body from that entity
And drowned in reveries

This nature of the paradox
Will complement all the existing gaps
It leading me to nowhere
But I'm nearly done...

Save me from truth
I will forget it on another day
Save me from truth
It squeezes my throat
And I see no guiding light (cannot ease the pain)
So it keeps on fighting with me
Save me from truth
I need a truce
And I am buried my heart
And with it all of my scars
And run away, away, away...
Track Name: Shadows
SHADOWS

The shadows are calling for you
They`ll do anything to get through
The shadows are waiting for you
In the blackness

The walls of this city
Are painted with blood
An abomination that swallow hearts
No trace...Those shadows are hide their presence
Those shadows are dead inside

Believe me - they will drag you down
Believe me - below this town

Wasted soul in a wasted body
With no way to break boundaries of the flesh
Wasted world - damaged with obscurity

Shadows dance, circling in a trance
They feel the victim and they know it`s you
They know you`re scared, you are their prey
Seeking to drive their thirst away

You knew it will be mistake
But still you take a step
This place not intended to life
Still burning from the inside

(The shadows are calling for you
They`ll do anything to get through)
And light cannot pass the blackness of this place (2x)
Blurred mind is like a cage
It`s like a goddamn cage

Believe me - they`ll drag you down
Believe me - below this town

You can't stop...
No matter how hard you are trying
Stay aside!
Ten pairs of eyes glowing in the dark
Hatred... it trickles from their sore mouths
Run and hide, run and hide, save yourself!

They know you desperate
You run between the lights, the road without end
And blackness pursues you
And it will overtake

You knew it will be mistake
But still you take a step
This place not intended to life
burning still from the inside

Distant lights! They fade away with you!
Those fading distant lights...
Track Name: Ascention
ASCENTION

The line is gone
The moment I was so afraid of
Is now, but why it so deeply calms me?
I think I`m ready to be gone...

Everything seems so naturally
I feel the sky falls inside of me
Don`t even try to stay in this routine of days (of days)

I didn`t feel alive, so let`s not pretend
Burdened with a habit, to betray myself, but what I`ve got?
I`m sick of their lies, of all the dirty lies
So I decide to move along, oh!

My way`s one-sided
And undivided
My way`s one-sided
And reckless for them all
Don`t expect that they'll believe me
I don`t really care

The wait is over - it was so long
I don`t know what is beyond - beyond the dream
Congregating
The metamorphosis, different parallel

My fake beliefs are gone
The harmony built inside
The moment of solace (true solace) - the great ascension!

This is the path I chose
Greater than the Sun

I've come through (perception)
It's all I need (connection)
Dim lights ignite (dim lights ignite when I arrived)
When all the lies and pain
Going away
It`s time for something new!

No! There's no constraints for me in this reality
The fire transformed me and now
I`m fading away, forgot my affections
Deceived fate

World`s blind (world`s blind)
Obsessed only with their lives (with their lives)
Inside it`s empty, can`t you see the truth?

Walls will not make you strong
There`s no limits
Between you and path to the stars
Choose! Maybe it`s your only way
To the stars!

Life in cocoon
No meaning for us to share it
My ascension will break their rules
And I hope you will join me
World is lost, so there is no need to pretending!
Just spread your wings and fly

Ascension
And no more pain inside
I`m waking up
Reaching the void...
I call you (call you)
Go the road of light
We will unite

I've come through (perception)
It's all I need (connection)
Dim lights ignite (dim lights ignite when I arrived)
When all lies and pain
Going away
It`s time for something new!
Track Name: Conquerors
CONQUERORS

Your world
Crumbled, melted away
It burnt down

Teardrop, mixed with your blood
Barren paradise
It can only give you darkest hate
NO! beloved god has left his throne
Your shepherd is gone, your shepherd unleashes our suffering in hell

Do you hear the call to arms?
Will you stab them with the million poisoned daggers?
This is your destiny; this is your destiny!
You are here to die!
Kiss the crucifixion
We`re breaking the rules of infinity!
Down to the core to embrace our cursed Earth!

With the blood of Gods
We`ll rewrite our destiny to prevail!
Kings and queens can only save themselves

Perfection - is what we're trying to create
Subjection - your life is our price
LIFE

The bitter truth!
We`re curing the sickness
No matter how much men we've lost (+scream)
It makes no difference (+scream)
We`re marching on
To heavens gate
And there`s no escape
As conquerors we`re breaking through
Breaking through...

Crawling parasites - they're like you (like you)
And we won`t turn away - you must know this
Dullness defines you
So we bring the notion of justice

You still live inside your fake identity
Don`t you feel this world despise you? Nothing, but bloodsuckers
This is your destiny; this is your destiny!
You are here to die!
Kiss the crucifixion
We`re breaking the rules of infinity!
Down to the core to embrace our cursed Earth!
LIFE

The bitter truth!
We`re curing the sickness
No matter how much men we lost (+scream)
It makes no difference (+scream)
We`re marching on
To heavens gate
And there`s no escape
No escape...

We know the truth!
As God as our witness
So incomplete
We know the truth!
As God as our witness
Swallow your pride

As God as our witness
Marching on!
Track Name: Superior
SUPERIOR

Lost in the chasm
The story keeps moving backwards in my head
Blind spots in my mind was replaced
Time stopped and then I
Saw someone's face - face that I know!
Everything looked as if I was looking at myself

This can't be real!
But it is

And he continues to keep moving towards me
But I was numb, I was numb
His eyes are dark and smitten
Faded and dreary eyes
No spark... and I can see that
He's not alive

He came up
Cold hands grabbed me
It consumed my mind and heart
Will he try to hurt me?
Lose control
And I just can't surpass him
The superior form of me, he rules my mind
Mighty unexplained force, he's unfeigned
I have no words I can say now, none of mortal man has this might
His dead eyes flashed in the dark and then...
Then we soared!

"The ultimate purpose
(He spoke with his mouth shut)
Is the awakening from pseudo-existence
Bring you back to life!"

And then I saw bizarre dimensions
I was pierced by the light
My apprehension melting down
I am no longer a feeble man

Light began to absorb me
The great unknown keeps tempting me
I hope it will never stop and so it will be
He's friend, he's foe
He guides me all along the way

There is no pain
I cast my fears away
Altered sense of life

Not the end (new era is yet to begin)
Of my path (keeps rising from the ash, until it has much power to create new order)
Not the end (power, that I'll never understand)
...but I'll die trying
Track Name: Golden Pendant
GOLDEN PENDANT

How many times
How many times
How many times I lived in vain
But now I’m here - I am here

Voice from another day
I feel it coming from my heart
With all the dreams that have remained (in past)
The voice is warning:
"Remember yourself! Remember your role!
Peer into the golden pendant
Remember yourself! Remember again!
Stop living in vain!"

And I am falling to a dream
And I am drifting inside this imminence
Hold on! What happened to this city I know? It`s so surreal
And I am falling to a dream
And I am drifting inside this imminence
Oh God! And why it seems that this body isn`t mine, am I going insane?

"Once you were great as a god
(It’s in your blood)
Greater then man ever could be
Once You were great as a god
Greater then man ever could be
Then man ever could be, it`s in your blood"

The secret is revealed
So long was kept concealed

So many times I lived in vain but now I am here

Chorus:
And I am falling to a dream
And I am drifting inside this imminence
Hold on! And why it seems that this body isn`t mine, am I going insane?

It`s so surreal to me, I know, I know
It`s so surreal to me, I know, I know
And then I woke up...
Track Name: Ethereal
ETHEREAL

I've lost my way
Those winds are changing
None of them shows to me familiar world
They are the past, they are the future
I`ll go through chaos, if it need to
Dissolve...

Different stories I can tell
Will guide you through my inner hell
But only one will make you feel
Ethereal
I'm refusing this sick reality you offering
I`ll drift through stars on equal terms with boundless universe

I will transcend
Tones of your ignorance
I know I need to change myself

The path of the light
Will guide me through the darkest night
I become a part of something, so ethereal
I choose not to stay
In world where my mind is dying
Remember this day!
Farewell to the life in its past form

Now it`s your turn to wake up! (to wake up!)
An echoes sounding in my head
They come from the outside
I'm dissolving in the essence
It`s time to set my body free

I must bury the sorrow
Deep down inside of me
Inside of me!
Dissolve...

It burns like f***ing fire
Fast-paced star, rising afar
World painted gold
I want to share my mind with you
It`s like a game, where you can trick obsessions
But don`t forget
Knowledge always burns like fire
It`s time to leave, it`s time to leave...

And it feels natural
Like melting with the solar winds
`cause you and me - we`re simply nothing!
The path of the light11Will guide me through the darkest nightI become a part of something, so etherealI choose not to stay (not to stay here)In world where my mind is dyingRemember this day!Farewell to the life in its past form
Track Name: Faces Behind the Stars
FACES BEHIND THE STARS

I don`t deserve another chance
I`m drowning in the ignorance
My will is broken
The lips have spoken
Indifference

The more attempts - the fewer wins
The constant friend of all my fears
And paper crowns are buried deep down in the sand with me
I failed you! Forgive me!
The desolation of inner self

I appeal to those whose bodies are invisible
I truly believe they`ll segregate me from my past
I can`t see the faces hidden behind the stars
But I feel, it`s not absurd - they know that I exist

I'm the one who will fulfill your whim
(just say a word)
You are perfection! Greatest perfection!
Nightmares are gone, now I`m alone with my dreams
Can`t you hear? I`m your humble slave!

The sun did not illuminate the dark sky
I simply didn`t know what to expect
I just can't feel my body, feel no pain
I soared above the dried soil

Laugh! Oh, they heard me well!
They fulfilled my only desire!
So I stopped resisting
And flew away with the wind!

Their call is so strong
The mortal man can`t oppose
So my opposing is pointless
I can`t comprehend their strength
Don`t realize the greatness
But I give them my life

Bliss collapsed! They condemned me to death!
Right at their feet!
Ignominious
And then I fell

Their call is so strong
The mortal man can`t oppose
So my opposing is pointless
I can't comprehend their divine strength
Don`t realize the greatness
But I give them my life

And the stars will hide their faces
And the stars will hide their faces
Doomed to insignificance
Just a worthless mortal man
I don`t hear their mighty call
I don`t hear their mighty call...
Track Name: Destiny Crucified
DESTINY CRUCIFIED

I stucked inside this endless borders
And now i can`t refute
The void inside me filled with painful and unhealing wounds
It giving me the daily doze
Of something i called "soul"
Desynchronized with body, broken and out of control

And it feeds on my own anger
The days i`ve spent alone
I tried in vain to realize
That there`s no reason left to fight
And then my mind was filled with senses, which i`ve been looking for so long.
So i feel like i finally found this place where I belong.

Chorus:

This world is another blank page with lack of fantasies
There is no wrong or right, we cannot escape from this life

I can`t recognize those voices in my mind
They trying to say: "You`re not lonely. You will find the otherside"

Voices are buzzing in my head:
"You lied to yourself!"
"Your world is nothing more than a next step
Prepare now for your big crusade!
Move forward and never look back"

Chorus (2x):

This world is another blank page with lack of fantasies
There is no wrong or right, we cannot escape from this life

It was a moment, when all the senses were lost
All that i knew, shattered in pieces at once
Trying to understand this new power,
That makes my past life useless as a blur

Chorus (2x):

This world is another blank page with lack of fantasies
Destiny crucified, when different spaces collide

CRUCIFIED!

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