Blacken The Sun

by Elyrean

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'BLACKEN THE SUN' is a concept album that blends Greek Mythology with Lovecraftian Horror into a modern day tale that deals with loss, anger, violence, madness betrayal, love & death. Each song is a chapter, dealing with different themes and exploring the vast emotional range that human beings experience on a daily basis. It's a Thrash Metal album, but with a huge variety of other elements to further the listening experience and the emotional reaction. Fast, Heavy, Melodic and Technical all at once, it's a story that reveals the darkness within us all. Whether you emotionally connect to the lyrics, enjoy a good story, or just love Heavy music, 'BLACKEN THE SUN' has something to offer all listeners.

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released December 14, 2019

Recorded By:

Asa Jones: Vocals, Bass, Strings & Acoustic Guitar
Daryl Payne: Drums & Strings
Will Edwards: Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
Dan Kraushar: Guitar

Composed By:

Asa Jones, Daryl Payne, Will Edwards & Dan Kraushar.

Extra Composition For 'DISTORTED REALITY' By:

Madeline Alldridge & Jake Barnbrook

Lyrics By:

Asa Jones & Daryl Payne

Engineered By:

Daryl Payne & Asa Jones at Black Sun Studios & The Hen House, Hednesford (Drums).

Mixed & Mastered By:

Daryl Payne at Black Sun Studios

Artwork Created By:

Mark Erskine of Erskine Designs

Logo Created By:

Kieran Scott of Brutulz Art

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Elyrean England, UK

Elyrean are a Technical/Melodic Thrash Metal quartet from Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Influenced by Sylosis, Death, Revocation and H.P. Lovecraft.

Asa Jones - Vocals/Bass

Will Edwards - Guitars

Dan Kraushar - Guitars

Daryl Payne - Drums
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Track Name: Unhallowed
[VERSE 1]
Deafening silence fills the skies,
Echoed through the sands of time,
No dawn shall cast a light,
Amend this broken dream.
Denied rights of eternal bliss,
Mutilated by hollow sheep,
No warmth in Deaths cold grip,
Your innocence died screaming.

[POST VERSE 1]
So easily misguided,
My sanity splits at the seams,
Hollow shell of perfected beauty,
So close yet out of reach.

[VERSE 2]
White roses now wither away,
Their petals stained crimson red,
Drowning in the tides between,
Emptiness fulfils my life.
I’ve lived through a thousand lives,
Seen these horrors a thousand times,
No time can heal this pain,
Is this my fate?

[CHORUS]
Forced into the depths,
Dragged through the Earth,
Crimson soiled grave,
Unhallowed.

[VERSE 3]
Rip apart this intangible dream,
Embrace this nightmare that’ll never cease,
Shattered remnants hidden deep within,
Broken soil fills your empty shell.
Lifeless body now pale and froze,
Your pure soul raped thousandfold,
Blackened heart filled with sand and dust,
Dried veins bleed ashes of the Earth.

[POST VERSE 2]
So easily directed,
Insanity spreads through my dreams,
Empty void of flawless grotesque,
Sorrow clings like a leech.

[VERSE 4]
Pulled down to the underworld,
Where the light has failed to reach,
Eclipsed kingdom of lifeless souls,
Devoid eyes now shocked and dazed.
Surrounded by a thousand screams,
Ferried over the river Styx,
To become one with the undertow,
Darkness prevails in the land of Hades.

[MIDDLE SECTION]
The skies tear open,
Elysium begins to weep,
Your face still haunts me,
As you’re dragged through the Styx.
I still feel your harsh breath,
Down the back of my neck,
Cold silences numb the wounds,
Every scar a faded memory.

[OUTRO]
Return to me,
Awaken from this dream,
The light gives in,
Your ghost will never be set free.
Come back to me,
Take me to open seas,
Deny these memories and drown them in my misery.
Track Name: Distorted Reality
[VERSE 1]
As the world is blinded by hate,
I have seen mankind forsake,
Rejection of the Gods,
How the mighty have fell from grace.
Blasphemous in their ways,
To their paper thin God they pray,
Unscrupulous form of waste,
A faithless state of decay.

[VERSE 2]
Profligation of this Earth,
An Eden consumed by worms,
Where man is conditioned by worth,
Devoured by lust since birth.
By their own hands they're damned,
From a noose of filth they hang,
Enslaved and reprogrammed,
Malicious the spawn of man.

[CHORUS]
Slander the Gods of old,
Reign supreme the devolution of man,
Paradise ripped from my grasp,
Cleansing Terra of the misguided.

[VERSE 3]
Hope dies with morality,
Through broken soil crimson seeps,
Torn apart from your purity,
Left to rot where the sun doth reach.
Forced from this world of unlight,
At the hands of swine denied,
Desecration of sacred life,
Violated as virtue dies.

[VERSE 4]
Purify this world with blood,
Whilst their kingdoms return to dust,
Terra Mater birthed from redux,
I'll blacken this cursed sun.
Damnation shall encrimson,
Ceremonial purgation,
Spawning void of oblivion,
Spewing forth the Great Ancients.

[CHORUS]
Slander the Gods of old,
Reign supreme the devolution of man,
Paradise ripped from my grasp,
Cleansing Terra of the misguided.

[MIDDLE SECTION]
My heart is as blackened as that cursed sphere of flame in the sky,
The pain of my loss ringing through the endless night.

[CHORUS]
Slander the Gods of old,
Reign supreme the devolution of man,
Paradise ripped from my grasp,
Cleansing Terra of the misguided.

[ALTERNATE CHORUS]
Embrace this world anew,
Reign supreme the evolution of Terra,
Paradise born from my wrath,
Cleansing Earth of the filth and vermin.
Track Name: Blacken The Sun
[VERSE 1]
Humanity has fallen,
Into a great collapse.
Destroying all life,
The world reset.
A storm of fire,
Rains down from the skies,
Cities demolished,
Monuments reduced.

[PRE-CHORUS 1]
False idols corrupting,
Mankind has become,
Blinded by hatred,
A thirst for revenge.

[CHORUS]
Great ancients rise,
From amidst the tides,
To claim what’s mine,
Elders forsaken,
Humanity’s woe.
Tear down the skies,
As flames ignite,
Eclipse the light,
Casting my shadow,
I’ll blacken the sun.

[VERSE 2]
Stone kingdoms crumble,
As faith is turned to dust.
Rivers of blood,
Cleansing the tarnished Earth.
Amongst the ruins,
Pillars of man erode.
Ashes and rubble,
A world reborn.

[PRE-CHORUS 2]
Civilisation,
Dismantled and broken.
Worthless souls condemned,
Embrace your extinction.

[CHORUS]
Great ancients rise,
From amidst the tides,
To claim what’s mine,
Elders forsaken,
Humanity’s woe.
Tear down the skies,
As flames ignite,
Eclipse the light,
Casting my shadow,
I’ll blacken the sun.

[BREAKDOWN]
Purge this fucking Earth.
Track Name: Fallen Ground
[INTRO VERSE]
As I awake, I see through new eyes,
This mortal world, ripped back through time.
Beneath the skies,
Broken soil crumbles through my feet,
Embers of the past fade from life.

[PRE-CHORUS 1]
Deceived by disdain,
Beyond death,
I’ve cursed this domain.
In times past,
A god I would reign.

[CHORUS]
Earths devastation,
Orchestrated with paralyzed perception.
Eternal gloom,
Shadows over smouldering ash.
Melancholic guilt,
Weighs abysmal beneath my skin.
Mind eclipsed with sorrow,
As I wander through fallen ground.

[PRE-CHORUS 2]
Cosmic life source,
Asphyxiated,
Exanimate, obscured.
Empires one with dust,
I let slaughter take its course.

[CHORUS]
Earths devastation,
Orchestrated with paralyzed perception.
Eternal gloom,
Shadows over smouldering ash.
Melancholic guilt,
Weighs abysmal beneath my skin.
Mind eclipsed with sorrow,
As I wander through fallen ground.

[MIDDLE SECTION]

[CHORUS]
Earths devastation,
Orchestrated with paralyzed perception.
Eternal gloom,
Shadows over smouldering ash.
Melancholic guilt,
Weighs abysmal beneath my skin.
Mind eclipsed with sorrow,
As I wander through fallen ground.
Track Name: Swarming Darkness
[VERSE 1]
Possessed by your deception,
Grievous fatal mistake.
Pushed to this insanity,
That led them to their graves.
Horrors evoke bereavement,
Deathless despondency,
Mournful waste of pitiful life,
Destruction of purity.

[CHORUS]
Tears of crimson ash,
Pouring down from mourning skies,
Beneath your fading mask,
A thinly veiled cloak of lies.
As darkness swarms,
Shrouding me in misery,
Spectre’s of the past,
Encircling me,
It’s all that I see.

[VERSE 2]
Condemned to a breathless void,
Sacred life gone to waste,
Sacrificed your divinity,
From the gods you turned away.
Blissful your self-murder,
Your soul ripped from grace,
Funereal is this morbid life,
Salvation carved with a blade.

[CHORUS]
Tears of crimson ash,
Pouring down from mourning skies,
Beneath your fading mask,
A thinly veiled cloak of lies.
As darkness swarms,
Shrouding me in misery,
Spectre’s of the past,
Encircling me,
It’s all that I see.

[OUTRO]
Is this really the end?
Or just a means to start again?

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