IN FLOOD

(2016 Scarlet Records SC 296-0)

Predation
I breathe no hope
The beauty was a foe
Their lethal blow

Damnation
I’m fed a rope
There’s nothing left to lose
Nothing to choose

And while I face the orders
My back’s against the wall
I’m crushed by lands and waters
Wake me from this coma

How long we’ll wait
The flame was lost through these moving walls
For years we bare this torture
The strands won’t give in to the waterfalls

Assailant
Obscure the war
Spiritual genocide
Resistance died

So violent
Face on the floor
A victory drenched in blood
The world in flood

Among waters and giants
My destiny’s to fall…

A work sublime
Success was so complete
The flock of grime
Became the drover

Wrapped in a ray
The masses on retreat
We fade to gray
The story’s over

Hope and pray
Long the day
That your lie turns asunder
Pure dismay
Gone astray
From this ill-fated wonder

A spreading daze
The black hole knocks my door
Trapped in a maze
I dive in terror

Can’t stay afloat
They pull away the shore
I rocked their boat
My biggest error

We gaze the destruction
And wait for a dawn
That will never make it

We fade to gray

Would I deny this kind of air I breathe?
Would I regret for stepping on this soil?
What makes expression measure cheap?
Your different language can’t deride my toil!

I never fed your absurd prejudice
I’m the survivor of your killing spree
You do connive and I insist
Behind denial there’s too much to see

And now I have to follow,
Like puppets, make me hollow,
And hope a light will shine on me!
Inferiors on the border
I’ll get your mess in order!
I got that light inside of me!

You need my face to grow your size
But I can live without you!
You’re just a thing that I despise
You’ll never get me down the drain!

Eternal walk-ons judge the men that bleed
The tribe of Rocking! goons are still at large!
Chasing the lightning for a glimpse
A string of pointless issues to discharge

And you’ll shut and you’ll hear what I say!

Versus the world

That light will shine on me
I got that light shining on me

Dropped at the sea,
had the waters to subdue
I had no choice, I had to stay
Seems like a prime,
but decline is what is true
Consecutive ends parading in front of my eyes,
making me feel numb

Think why you care
What is to gain?
Such a struggle to endure
The sense of rising’s gone
Nothing is fair
Fighting in vain
Only one thing is for sure
At the end we’ll all turn into sand

Feed me with lies
I’m rejecting the deceit
Far from my sight the light of the day
Searching the ground
That subsides under my feet
A violent constraint is triggering bursts in my mind,
How could it heal?

I’ve seen elation dies
My world’s defeated and I grieve
An endless downward spiral

Your triumph, my demise
You crushed me till I cannot breathe
Another twisted rival

Some things will never change
You brought collision to its prime
And now you reap disaster

For years just out of range
Now I will do it, ain’t no crime
We’ll reach the target faster

This time you’ll be the one to suffer
Decimate yourself to feel
The truth about the lies

Profaned in every brutal way
But you can’t touch me now
I love the fear that’s in your eyes

One sided endless frown
Your ways were always my debris
I’m fed up to the back teeth

And if I’m going down
You will be going down with me
You will be going down with…

This time you’ll be the one to suffer
Decimate yourself to feel
The truth about the lies

Profaned in every brutal way
But you can’t touch me now
I love the fear that’s in your eyes

You thought you were invincible
But now you stand to watch
The horror coming from the skies

No mercy for the damn intruder
This will end your flight! You’ll learn
The truth about the lies

This game has lost its meaning
All rules are broken
There is no room for morals anymore

Your ‘golden’ glance is so demeaning
And hollow
I should have known that your nerve ends are dead

Numbers are failing
As leeches prevailing
No inhibitions, I feel so devoured

Struggle the nation
To avoid strangulation
Throw some discord, spread the news, you’re a coward

We lose this brutal war
The sidekicks dropped their guise
And turned to vultures
Evident’s out of season

The sharks will crave for more
Descendants of a such demented figure
The enemies of reason

Bring on extinction
And get your distinction
Feed your machine with new flesh
I’m so long departed

And the game is over…

I would tell you about the things
They put me through
Pain I’ve been subjected to
Lord himself oh would blush
Countless feasts laid at my feet
Forbidden fruits for me to eat
But I think your pulse would start to rush

I’m not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do
But before you come to any conclusions
Try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

You’ll stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes
If you try walking in my shoes

Morality would frown upon
Decency look down upon
Scapegoat fate’s made of me
But I promise now, my judge and jurors
My intentions couldn’t have been purer
My case is easy to see

I’m not looking for a clearer conscience
Peace of mind after what I’ve been through
And before we talk of any repentance
Try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

You’ll stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes
If you try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

I’m not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do
But before you come to any conclusions
Try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

You’ll stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes

You’ll stumble in my footsteps
Keep the same appointments I kept
If you try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes
If you try walking in my shoes
Try walking in my shoes

I’ve seen the hill
Saw the bullets storming
View to a kill
Reason’s final warning
And the scapegoat to take all the blame
Ashes blown in my eyes

Facing the siege
Onrush concealed
It’s a dolorous turn of events
Nothing’s impulsive, in their conscience
We’re the fallen

Lies by the sea
Caught the twins’ submission
Self made debris
Down by demolition
In an instance they’re throwing a name
Let perdition arise

Facing the siege
Onrush concealed
It’s a dolorous turn of events
Nothing’s impulsive, in their conscience
We’re the fallen

Burn every bridge
Never to yield
So relentless, you’ll hear no laments
There’s no escaping, they’ll rage till they see us crawling

Tame me
Come on and tame me
This was always your aim in this world
For this is your sole role in this world

Frame me, blame me
Wipe me out, never let me go
Maim me to the final point
That my hate will grow

The keys were given to the golden claws
A game of balance
That’s long forgotten
A constant battle for the helm control
Updated warfare
The order’s lost

A new religion in a paper form
Descending icons
The Wall Street ‘prophets’
I know no homeland when the gain’s ensured
Withdrawal syndrome
I want it all

Flail me now, more than your daze can do
Tear me down, my will you can’t subdue
I’ll survive and I’ll learn to pretend…

Superior substance in a carton box
Prosperous figures
Decline, destruction
The non compliant is portrayed as foe
They own the terror
I loot by law

‘I’m using matter at a range so close
The winds I planted
Became tornados
The way of nature I at ease oppose
Defy the judgment
I’ll never fall’

But you will fall…

A seeming conquest
Concealer on the scars
I feel the pressure’s coming ‘round
Convey the tremor
They’re praying to the stars
Burned is the shelter to the ground

Veil me
Assail and erase
Reign a world divided
Tear down the walls
Set me free
From the world in me

No regrets, reign a world divided

The norm’s demolished
The mystery’s in our eyes
I’ve seen the symbol falling down
From caves in distance
Ten thousand miles afar
They pose a peril to my crown

All music by Scar Of The Sun, except:
Enemies Of Reason, music by Scar Of The Sun & Bob Katsionis
Walking In My Shoes, music and lyrics by Martin L. Gore.

All lyrics by Terry Nikas.

All keys by Scar Of The Sun & Van Lambrakis, except:
Enemies Of Reason, keys by Scar Of The Sun, Van Lambrakis & Bob Katsionis
Sand, keys by Nick Sid of Cyanna Mercury
In Flood, keys by Scar Of The Sun & George Katsanos

In Flood was produced by Rhys Fulber and Scar Of The Sun.
Engineered, recorded & edited by Terry Nikas @ Zero Gravity Studios, Athens, Greece.
Vocals recorded by Dimitris Dimitriadis @ Zero Gravity Studios, Athens, Greece.
Mixed and mastered by Stamos Koliousis and Van Lambrakis @ 210 Studios, Berlin, Germany.

All artwork, logo & visuals by Achilleas Gatsopoulos
Photography by Audrey Dujardin

Go!
Released from your mortal touch of taint!
A flick of a switch,
dismissal complete!”

Breathless corpse!
A tag on my toe to certify my status,
the words were engraved on:
“subject of the past”!

Time
Has failed to heal the pain
and nothing keeps me sane,
this war’s I was the only hostage!
Still
your ghost is in my brain,
your needle’s in my vain,
my sanity’s a distant project!

Gone!
And stranded among these faceless clones,
It’s not gonna work!
The fire got no pulse!

This cruel guise
is squashing my face beyond control
and flays all my skin with no mercy,
grinds my essence down!

And I felt disposable!
I felt defiled…

Ceased from this fading pleasure
when sober words crushed on the wall
Lights out, I still wonder
what killed the last of senses,
made all the colors go numb
and left me behind it
facing the truth once again

Who’s to blame?
It’s not the light that parted
it’s not the war we started
it’s not the sun that fires blanks!
It’s your senses shutting down
It’s your eyes that did shut down

Forced to renounce the treasure
Deaf ears worn out my piercing voice
Whatever you are worth
you don’t deserve this bleeding
Your drama this loss of touch
Soul’s in isolation
Face your decay once again!

Blame the eclipse of the sun
Blame me the damage is done

It’s not the light that parted
it’s not the war we started
it’s not the sun that fires blanks

Don’t chase me
erase me
Break this thrall that
tore me apart!

Defeat in motion
Casualty of your inner war
Surreal apprising
consequence of this never-ending state of flux
Degeneration
Betting how low you can go
Too much of nothing
Don’t even bother to retreat or hide your tracks

How can I breathe
when these windows are sealed!
I can’t rely on your
foul self again!
Havoc, no control,
could I ever decipher your thoughts?
I can’t pretend all was
washed away by rain!

Urge your demons (count me our!)
I see your breakdown’s getting near
(getting near)
Urge your demons
Chase your reasons
Urge your demons (count me our!)
I see your breakdown’s getting near
(getting near)
A fall unending
haunted by your self created fear

A sick disorder
killing the light before the glow
and scars grow deeper
watching you fight the windmills of your fairytale
Imposed the distance
Another hand you’re dragging down
Your failed existence
terminates here and those unbroken will prevail

Dry, like you cannot believe
Not wasting time to grieve
I’ll stop obliteration,
I will leave

A shiver down my spine
a figure once divine
The strength of desperation
crushed your shrine

This sun is fading
and time was never part of this alliance
This sun is fading
and I was not an object of defiance

Diver of the vastness of your waters,
chained and prayed to set me free
Now the pores released the spite
drained your ocean off of me

Thirst, consume me, show your greed
Your leeches I will feed
until there’s no more blood
for me to bleed

Come wash away the stain
elation after pain
thus no more of your traces
will remain

Water’s burning, winds are turning
I command now when the sun sets…

“DEATH IS NOT THE GREATEST LOSS IN LIFE. THE GREATEST LOSS IS WHAT DIES INSIDE US WHILE WE LIVE”
–NORMAN COUSIN

Behind your finger hides your great fixation
You can’t escape by attempting levitation
Even if you defeated pain, that solemn feeling,
it’s arrogant to think you’ll win your weight!

Stand on the air, but with no wings to fly
Mental deception, you don’t even try
Sky’s not for everyone, limit’s too high
You won’t believe,
you’re not immortal, you’ll die!

“SOMEDAY, AFTER MASTERING THE WINDS, THE WAVES, THE TIDES AND GRAVITY, WE SHALL HARNESS FOR GOD THE ENERGIES OF LOVE, AND THEN, FOR A SECOND TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, MAN WILL HAVE DISCOVERED FIRE.”
–TEILHARD DE CHARDIN

Conceive at last the fact you’re not the hunter
Surrender to the force that drags you under
If you ever upraise the crave, reality will…
…will hold your lovely feet down to the ground!

Relinquish the vortex
and then the blind stared at the sun
Through the rubble
wonders seem so untrue

A later illusion,
the “golden era” has begun
All these years
I’ve been searching for you!

Sudden impulse
This blowing smoke deceive the eyes
Once again, adolescence
filled up the gap with lies

And I was there
the counterweight
to even up the score
Painful blow, the beast within
betray me, start the war!

In a series of unfortunate concurrencies we lost
Curse the meaning, brush off prosperity
and the boundaries crossed
Your relentless mind motivated was,
despite what you’ve been sold
Cracks appeared
frail substance
let descent unfold!

Moral combat
Years of destruction stole the light
Solar tense, obedience
the reason will ignite

And I was there
about to go
and blow the past away
Once I thought I knew it all,
but failed to save the day

Bound together,
this will never end!
Show’s over
when one of us die…

All I express,
my essence you’re sure that you know!
Another illusion you have,
modesty’s the word, but you don’t know it!

Present I am
And nothing belongs to the past!
I don’t know why I should forget,
you got it wrong, so you should forget it!

I see you falling…

Progress you claim,
I’ve moved on is all that I hear…
Another attempted escape,
typical try to avoid reality!

Pompous I sound,
I meant every word that I said!
You think that I’m wasting my breath,
Patience a virtue and you don’t have it!

So you lost the plot
and I had my share in that!
But I’ve crossed the border now!
Crossed the border…

Burn, burn, burn,
from the ruins rise,
the disaster is by your side!
Burn, burn,
in oblivion dive,
‘cause I have to restore my pride!

What I see debris you see a mould

Jaded by the blow
An instant calibration of my head
all the given’s lost
Treated like a foe
A total cancellation of myself,
On you surface frost

What I see debris you see a mould

No need to pray
No words to say
Your eyes are blind
I’ll run away
I found the way
My sea, your bay
I think this time
I’ll pull away

While you insist in living life
In your bubble
I’m leaving traces of my skin
on the rubble

I’m falling
I’m crawling
Appalling
Nothing’s the same
I’m falling
I’m crawling
Appalling
Everything’s changed

No need to pray
No words to say
Your eyes are blind
I’ll run away
I found the way
My game, your play
I think this time
I’ll get away

I’m sick if the words
that makes everything nice
I can’t justify
furthermore any vice
and there’s only one
that can wipe out the shame
Whatever I do
it will stay just the same

Why are you asking me to profane your icon,
destroy the flesh and the bones of this still?
I can’t remain translusive, hiding in vapour,
injecting life to a such foul will!

So long to this endeavour, I’ve stretched my sensors
discern the one, and I keep my track clean
Frantic image but flawless, your contradictions
won’t mystify me and make you obscene!

Failed to discourage my faith,
I still remain the disciple I was ages ago…

…Until the time that these eyes will restate their presence!
…Until your poisoned soul’s total convalescence!
…Until you get that these days weren’t just a number!
…Until the wake from your never ending slumber!

I still remain…
I still remain!

Failed to discourage my faith,
I still remain the disciple I was ages ago…

All through the years
I was searching truth through madness
Absent, I only saw
fragments of your aptness
I’ll be devoted
in happiness and sadness,
Until the rays of your sun
will enlighten my darkness…

Another day with my obscure reflection I’ll survive
An image so grotesque, from dreaming myself I deprive…

Spreading the disease,
through my lungs I blow to please
the necessity to state
that I won’t let you down!

Tendencies concealed,
got no armour nor a shield
Still on crutches try to stand,
I can’t afford to frown!

Glasses on the wall,
scattered splinters on my floor
Like a custom made machine
that will inflict the pain

Weather is my foe
and my cloud is hanging low
Broken shelter over me
I can’t escape the rain

I scream but you don’t hear
I’m far but always near
Excuses I had none
in denial I ran

Elusive to your ear
Confusing words now clear
The justice isn’t done
My evil side has won!

A burden of my own, my dreadful past I can’t defy!
A nail in my flesh for every time I made you cry!

Spreading the disease,
through my lungs I blow to please
the necessity to state
that I won’t let you down!

Tendencies concealed,
got no armour nor a shield
Still on crutches try to stand,
I can’t afford to frown!

You thought it’ll disappear,
But clearly so severe
The stain was never gone
it just can’t be undone!

I whisper in your ear
the tragedy of fear
The justice of the gun
carved this scar of the sun…

A nail in my flesh for every time I made you cry!

…And that may sound strange to you
but that’s exactly what I see…

…And what I see is what I feel!
…And what I feel is what counts!
…And it’s far beyond you can conceive!
…It’s far beyond you want to believe!

Behind every window of my memory!
Over the every day survival!
In every corner that the eye can catch!
Above everybody else!
Above everybody else…

I lost!

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE CONCURRENCIES

(2011 Scarlet Records SC 206-2)

All music by Scar Of The Sun, except: A Series Of Unfortunate Concurrencies, music by Scar Of The Sun and Bob Katsionis.
All lyrics by Terry Nikas.

Guitar solo on “Disposable” by Marios Iliopoulos (NIGHTRAGE).
Additional vocals on “Ode To A Failure” by Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY).
All keys on “8th Ocean Dried” by Bob Katsionis.
Orchestral arrangement on “Gravity” by Chris Antoniou.
Additional vocals on “Burn The Memory” by Leah Randi.

Mikael Stanne & Bob Katsionis appear on courtesy of Century Media Records.
Marios Iliopoulos appears on courtesy of Lifeforce Records.
Chris Antoniou appears on courtesy of Season Of Mist Records.
Leah Randy appears on courtesy of Nettwerk Productions.

Produced by Stamos Koliousis and Terry Nikas.
Co-produced and mixed by Rhys Fulber at ‘Clover Trail Studios’, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Mastered and additional mixing by Greg Reely at ‘The Green Jacket’ in Vancouver, Canada.
Engineered and recorded by Stamos Koliousis at ‘Wave Studios’, Athens, Greece.
Vocals recorded by Dimitris Dimitriadis at ‘Wave Studios’, Athens, Greece.
Additional engineering by Mike Plotnikoff.
Digital editing by Jaroslaw Baran
Additional programming by Rhys Fulber.

Cover & artwork by Achilleas Gatsopoulos.

Photography by Maria Delakou.

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