Ravenous Solemnity

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All songs written, arranged and executed by Dephosphorus©.

Music by Thanos Mantas.
Lyrics by Panos Agoros, except #2,11,13 by Tolis Yovanitis.
All quotes by Iain M. Banks unless noted.

Engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered by Miltos Schimatariotis at Northside Studio (www.northside.gr). Drums recorded by Michalis Karpathiotis at Studio D. Εlectronics by Miltos Schimatariotis.

Artwork by Viral Graphics.

Dephosphorus are Thanos Mantas (guitar, bass and chants on “Astrocyte Portal”), Panos Agoros (vocals) and John Votsis (drums).

www.dephosphorus.com

Iain [M.] Banks (16 February 1954 – 9 June 2013)

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released 10 February 2014

DEPHOSPHORUS “Ravenous Solemnity” (7 Degrees Records/Handshake Inc.)
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Bundling all things extreme and heavy into a unique, coherent music style known as astrogrind, and endorsing a cosmic, mind expanding concept with the associated aesthetics, Dephosphorus are a creative force on the edge of the contemporary music scene.

Maintaining since 2011 and the now classic “Axiom” mini-LP high standards and a consistent discographic presence, they have been graced with the enthusiastic support of a cult following comprised of eclectic music lovers from all over the globe.

“Ravenous Solemnity”, the 2nd full-length album succeeding to 2012’s critically and fan acclaimed “Night Sky Transform”, marks a milestone for the band. The addition behind the drum kit of John Votsis, one the most talented and dedicated musicians of the local Greek scene, has been instrumental in making of this dense, 43-minute-long odyssey Dephosphorus’ most intense and majestic effort to date.

Illustrated once again with stunning artwork by analog visionaries and friends Viral Graphics, packaged as a glorious gatefold double LP pressed on 180g heavy wax by the good care of the band’s allies and vinyl specialists 7 Degrees Records in cooperation with Handshake Inc., the latter providing for the first time North American distribution for the band, “Ravenous Solemnity” is destined to be a classic gem in any extreme audiophile’s record collection. A digital version is available for a reasonable fee from the band’s Bandcamp page, while a cassette and possibly a CD edition will follow at some point.

With Dephosphorus’ personnel being split between Greece and Sweden, the band is still not planning any live shows but it remains more dedicated than ever in challenging themselves and the underground audience. A collaborative split-LP effort with excellent Finnish comrades Haapoja approaches completion and will be released later this year.
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DEPHOSPHORUS Discography:
• 2011: “Axiom” mini-LP @ 7 Degrees Records
• 2012: split-7”EP with WAKE (CA) @ 7 Degrees Records
• 2012: split-7”EP with GREAT FALLS (US) @ Hell Comes Home
• 2012: “Night Sky Transform” LP @ 7 Degrees Records
• 2013: V/A “Monomaniac vol.2/3” @ Blastbeat Mailmurder <= contributed exclusive track “Unknown To Thee”
• 2014: V/A “The CVLT Nation Sessions: DISCHARGE’s seminal album Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing” <= contributed “The Blood Runs Red”
• 2014: “Ravenous Solemnity” 2xLP @ 7 Degrees Records/Handshake Inc.
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www.7degrees-records.de
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Track Name: Reversed Into Contraction
Agonizing
Like an infant
Torn out from his mother womb
Facing the violence
Of a brave new world

I recall an existence
I ignore all of it
I ignore the shape i possessed
And the feelings i’ve had

Awakening
Lush with death-life
Last thing that i remember
Is reversing into contraction
Reversing into contraction
Collapsing
Collapsing
Then everything was stripped away

Then everything was stripped away
Even the notion of existence
All has vanished utterly
Then shape-taking again

Shape-taking again
Everything was stripped away
Even the notion of existence
Shape-taking again
Awareness
Existence
Track Name: There Is A Color
There is a color,
yet unseen.

There is a sea unsailed.
There is a sky,
bursting
awaiting to explode.

There is an essence,
yet uncharted.
There is a soil untrod.
There is a sound,
yet unheard.
A function unthought of.

There is a Void,
yet unperceived.
A Vacuum Invisible.
There is a color,
Slowly morphing.
A chasm unexplored.

There is a colour,
yet unseen.
Track Name: Ancient Drone
Abstract device.
Carved in paradox.
Enigmatic.
Crystalline entity.
A sentient, artificial lifeform.
Crossing rivers of galaxies.
With timeless grace.
Parading into vastness.
Ancient Drone.

Originating from different dimensions.
Monitored other continua.
Transferred into this universe.
Ancient drone.
Investing the fabric of space.
Ancient Drone.

On a mission.
Delivering a message to Dephosphorus.
Traversing dimensions.
Barricaded in darkness.
Performing rituals of its own.
Piercing god’s armor in the ideosphere.
Grinding bones of anticosmic zealots.
Ancient Drone.
Track Name: Dark On Dark
Dark on dark.
Awaiting harvest.
These eternal cycles
Our destiny is beyond!
Stagnation!
Meaninglessness!
The fallow times in between.
Our local reality.
Spotted with decay.
Our lives, a slow crawl.
Ambivalent loops.
Behold!
A strong life form with the will.
No more!
No more.
Endless compromises.
Our local reality.
Spotted with decay.
Behold!
A strong life form with the will.
No more.
Endless compromises.
Track Name: Astrocyte Portal
Pre-computronium decades of calculus.
Eventually a pattern emerges.
Unnoticed rogue solar system.
Seemingly escaping the galaxy.

Attracted by an unknown force.
Astrophysicists' only hypothesis.
An invisible fabric, a blackened stream.
Upon which it sails.

Daring assumption, macrocosmic projection.
The astrocyte specimen is a portal of comprehension.
Invisible blood flows into the universal veins.
Transmitting, transporting, connecting.

Through the microscope lens.
Molecular level investigation.
Peculiar outline of astrocyte.
Sensing a possible correlation.

An astrocyte portal.
Grandiose change of scale.
Molecules leading the fearless closer
To the cosmos' mystical backbone.

An astrocyte portal.
An astrocyte portal.

Grandiose change of scale.
Molecules leading the fearless closer.
To the cosmos' mystical backbone.

The astrocyte specimen is a portal
Molecules lead the fearless closer
To the cosmos' mystical backbone.
To the cosmos' mystical backbone.
Track Name: Storming The Sloan Wall
Mounting guard on the Sloan great wall.
Ultimate fortification of formidable scale.
Majestic certainty that it can’t be random.
Planning defense.
Preparing for annihilating war.
Paradoxal invaders will be.
Storming the Sloan wall.
When universes collide.
One will eventually swallow the other.

Fight to preserve your own reality.
Maintain current physical forces .
The dynamics of energy and matter.
Maintain current physical forces .

Galactic filament.
Rising majestically 1.38 billion years across.
Behold the Sloan great wall.
Largest structure in the cosmos.

Fight to preserve your own reality.
Maintain current physical forces .
The dynamics of energy and matter.
Maintain current physical forces .

Prepare for the final battle
A mighty siege.
Abstract faceless paradox.
Menacing to devour us all.
Resist the last assault.
A mighty siege.
Impenetrable fortress.
Ultimate bastion.

Storming the Sloan wall.
Track Name: False Vacuum
A vacuum,
Not yet decayed to its ground state.
Random quantum fluctuation.
Tunneled from nothing to a false vacuum.

A region of space.
Containing no matter, nor radiation.
Not quite nothing.
Not quite nothing.
Not quite nothing.

Space inside the false vacuum.
Curved or warped.
Small amount of energy contained in the curvature.

Ostensible violation of energy conservation .
For sufficiently small time intervals.
Allowed by the Heisenberg uncertainty principle .
Bubble inflates exponentially.
The Universe grows by many orders of magnitude in a tiny fraction of a second.
Track Name: Ravenous Solemnity
“Like a a dark, cloud-covered planet,
clothed in quiet mystery”.

The aura of lucid extrapolation.
Formalize that what was merely suspected.
A scientific spear.
To devastate established logic.
Harness.
The technology involved.

Modular photonic circuitry.
Crystal drone probing the unknown.
Project thyself into infinity.
Beyond the big voids of our time.

Project thyself into infinity.
Beyond the big voids of our time.
Track Name: Towards The Cold, Mysterious Infinity
The poisonous malevolence of those who believe in god’s creation.
Cowardly escapism.
Too weak to assume the position.
Towards the cold, mysterious infinity.

Sworn enemies of science.
A civilization eternally torn apart.
By the war of feeling versus reason.
A civilization eternally torn apart.

Hollow pages of useless books.
Atrophying brains - perception rots.
As the findings have been pre-established.
Before research has actually been done.

Hollow pages of useless books.
Atrophying brains - perception rots.
Track Name: Hammer Of Logic
Hammer of logic to fall.
Iron taste in mouth.
Smell of burning.

“The worms fear change,
They think worm thoughts”.
Inevitable recalibration occurs.
Local continuum rebalanced.

“The worms fear change,
They think worm thoughts”.
Inevitable recalibration occurs.
Hail Dephosphorus!

Hammer of logic to fall.
Iron taste in mouth.

Hammer of logic to fall.
Iron taste in mouth.
Smell of burning.

“The worms fear change,
They think worm thoughts”.
Track Name: A Fountain Of Daggers
Sparkling eyes.
Marvel at the sight.
Of the ascender.

Radiant -
A skin of thorns.
A fountain of daggers.

It –
Untouched by human law.

It –
Disciple of lethal virtue.

Ordained, augmented, tactical.

Obedient.
To the one true master.
To the one true master.
Track Name: Buried Alive In Obsolescence
Your putrid supernatural creationism.
The fallacies - you're believing in.
"The Universe is not fine-tuned to life;
life is fine-tuned to the Universe."

Feel comfortable with your imaginary friends.
Puddle thinking.
Reassuring concepts so convenient.
Toxic mental medicine filling the existential void.

You cannot assume the position.
Anchored in a volcanic rock.
Speeding across the cosmos.
Supreme Architect of the Universe… HA HA HA!
Nothing comes from nothing.
Nothing comes from nothing.

You cannot assume the position.
Anchored in a volcanic rock.
An eternal cosmos with no beginning, nor end.
Track Name: Glorification Of The Anti-Life Equation
Numb in amazement
Ecstatic within the awe of realization.
And acceptance.
Such is the condition of the non-illuminated being
Against the mere coherence.
Of cosmological absolutes.

Blissful through the sanctification.
Of comprehensional incapacity.
The gift of Anti-Life.
Woe to you , o Universes!

Blissful through the sanctification.
Of comprehensional incapacity.

Gone is the concept
of general relativity.
Dominant is the equation.
That prevents expansion.

Revel in the sound.
Of Omni-Collision.
Breath in parallel.
With the ghastly echoes of Catastrophe.

Such is the apprehension of the illuminated.
In conjunction with erratically reshaped Universes,
all matter of calamities are unleashed
In Anti-Life.
Track Name: Vicious Infinite Regress
Vicious infinite fucking regress.
When the solution reintroduces the problem.
Trust your eyes.
Two parallel facing mirrors.
An infinite series of receding pictures.
Mighty recursion.
Causal loops.
Predestination paradoxes arise.

Infinite causal chains.
Infinite causal regress.
Point out the flaws.
Extrapolate.
The structure of the physical world.

Your mind explodes.
Your consciousness implodes.
You are now member of our cause!