Lava Flows

by STONE COLD DEAD

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Debut album by STONE COLD DEAD released via Volcanic Music.

Two special features concerning the recording line-up, give a major peculiarity on this album.

The first feature is the participation of three drummers, as the concept of the album unfolds along the Cosmic Tree, which connects three different realities together. George Kollias, best known for his work with American technical death metal band Nile, Yannis Stavropoulos, who is one of the greatest all-around drummers in Greece and Dimitrios (Vorskaath) Dorian, mastermind of Zemial, are the three extraordinary drummers that recorded for “Lava Flows”, three tracks each.

The second special feature of the album is the important role of the contrabass performed by Charis Pazaroulas (ex-Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra). The use of the bowed contrabass in combination with the baritone guitars played by George Bokos, have a significant influence on STONE COLD DEAD’s sonic identity. “Lava Flows” is one of the very few albums in the history of metal music, involving contrabass as one of the key instruments of a band.

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released November 6, 2015

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"Lava Flows" line-up:
George Bokos: guitars, vocals, percussion
Charis Pazaroulas: contrabass, electric bass, backing vocals
Yannis Stavropoulos: drums (tracks 1, 2, 3)
Dimitrios Dorian (Vorskaath): drums (tracks 4, 5, 6)
George Kollias: drums (tracks 7, 8, 9)

All music by George Bokos and Charis Pazaroulas
Lyrics by Charis Pazaroulas

Arranged by George Bokos, Charis Pazaroulas, Yannis Stavropoulos (tracks 1, 2, 3), Dimitrios Dorian (tracks 4, 5, 6) and George Kollias (tracks 7, 8, 9)

Trumpets on "The Black Snake" by Ioannis Spoulos
Additional vocals on "Death Drive" by Dimitrios Dorian

Artwork by Costin Chioreanu

Mixed and mastered by Vasilis Gouvatsos
at Grindhouse Studio Athens

Produced and engineered by George Bokos
at Grindhouse Studio Athens

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STONE COLD DEAD Athens, Greece

STONE COLD DEAD ́s music is a mixture of extreme groove metal and experimental rock, forged with baritone guitars and bowed contrabass. Founding member of the band is former Rotting Christ and Nightfall guitarist George Bokos.

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Track Name: Climbing The Cave
CLIMBING THE CAVE

Envision infants living in an underground dark cave
Their necks and legs chained they can't move, can only see before them
Passing shadows is their life - A reflected artefact

- "What a strange image and strange prisoners!"
- "Just like ourselves..."

Vague remembrance from the past
Welling up of what's within
Anamnesis from the journey upwards
to the fundamental Cosmo Forms

Envision, once more, humankind before an impervious, dark screen
The truth would be literally nothing but shadows of those images

We are bound to break free from these bonds and achieve liberty

Vague remembrance from the past
Welling up of what's within
Anamnesis from the journey upwards
to the fundamental Cosmo Forms

We are bound to break free
"It's my choice to be released and disabused of the error!"
We are bound to break free
"It's my choice to be released and disabused of the error!"
We are bound to break free
"It's my choice to be released from the error!"

Climbing the Cave

"We are bound to break free and it's our choice to be released and disabused of the error..."

(Based on extracts from Plato's "Republic", Book VII)
Track Name: Cyclone Speaking
CYCLONE SPEAKING

Wide open is the mystic window of my hideout-circle
The shape of a morning shadow asking - The riddle is laughing

Truth is Fake

Dissipate with rage what is before me
Dreadful paintings of my blackened mind
All that was settled, now is unsettled
Great Chaos has arrived...

The Watcher of Chaos
The centre of my cyclone speaking
The crystal clarity of life is screaming

Watching the Watcher
Walking the path to consciousness
Through the illusion of my circumference

Running with tears pursued by fears, I'm torn apart and frightened
The Great Abyss is broken - Maddened the riddle is laughing

The Riddle is Laughing

Tear your clothes and throw yourself into the stream
Don't ask why, there is no guarantee
Just tear your clothes and throw yourself

To Liberate - To Celebrate

As the madness encircles me while I'm seeking for bliss
I've been in hands of the winds before, I'm part of that stream

The Watcher of Chaos
The centre of my cyclone speaking
The crystal clarity of life is screaming

Watching the Watcher
Walking the path to consciousness
Through the illusion of my circumference

The Watcher of Chaos
Walking through Chaos

I won't let you separate and kill me
Track Name: Lava Flows
LAVA FLOWS

Revitalizing blood rips my volcanic skin
Invigorating blood erupts over the culture of pseudo-thinking

An incandescent river of lava flows
Within its body I've drifted, a long time ago

Burning...

An incandescent river of lava flows
Man of bright prospects, it's all around you

Burning textures of my breathing hopes
Incinerate the structures of my thoughts
Viscous river from a bleeding heart
My volcanic form erupts and

Lava Flows

Lava flows through my massive heart
I belong to a consciousness of trust
River from a bleeding land
My volcanic form erupts and

Lava Flows

Yearn the great unknown - I'm part of it
I belong to a raging stream of blood
Art of the believing heart

I'm mad, you're mad!
Flow in the river's madness...
I'm mad, you're mad!

Burning Textures - Burning Structures

Burning textures of my breathing hopes
Incinerate the structures of my thoughts
Viscous river from a bleeding heart
My volcanic form erupts and

Lava Flows

Lava flows through my massive heart
I belong to a consciousness of trust
Art of the believing heart
My volcanic form erupts and

Lava Flows

Lava Flows through my massive Heart
Track Name: Death Drive
DEATH DRIVE

Varieties of neuro-psycho anxieties
Societies revolve around my head
Singing threnodies of a suicidal, semi-spiral, multi-thinking Ego

"Life strives to dispel the slavery structures
by awakening instincts that will lead to my Egotropic Death"

Just let the life be free from delusions and feel the stream
of internal transcendence
Breaking down barriers coined by the effigies of morality

Free from delusions and feel the limits of ego dissolving
Timeless and formless act of emptiness
Egotropic Death

"Varieties of anxieties revolve around my head, singing threnodies from a suicidal, semi-spiral, multi-thinking ego..."

Death Drive

Free from delusions and feel the stream of internal transcendence
Breaking down barriers coined by the effigies of morality

Free from delusions and feel the limits of ego dissolving
Timeless and formless act of emptiness - Egotropic Death

Egotropic Death
Track Name: The Black Snake
THE BLACK SNAKE

Death and birth united in the circle of life
Round and round I'm going crazy one more time
Black and white complete, inner power unleashed
Me and you returning from an endless round

God and man collide and the centre is light
Round and round I'm going crazy one more time
Dark and light complete, crawler of inner bliss
Rises through the mystic path of self-freed ground

Ouroboros

"It had no need of eyes,
for there was nothing outside it to be seen;
nor of ears,
for there was nothing outside to be heard"*
I Returned to Wholeness

Fiery Serpent of Light
Rises up Inside
Ouroboros

The Change
The Communion to the Circle
Devouring my little self
Looking inside
The Change

"It had no need of eyes,
for there was nothing outside it to be seen;
nor of ears,
for there was nothing outside to be heard"*
I Returned to Wholeness

Fiery Serpent of Light
Rises up Inside

Ouroboros

*Extract from Plato's "Timaeus" (33 - The Construction of the World)
Track Name: Hubrism
HUBRISM

In the prophecy by blood decrypted
Pain foreseen to flow away
Though a prodigy by myths encaged
Fate engraved

"He refuses to act subserviently to a scornful lord
or to reveal the details of a prophecy about the downfall"

"A God confronting God"

Seize the day to get away
Heal the pain and all the shame
Feel the grace, embracing flame
Freedom from the Tyranny of Exaltation

Hubris is a Godlike Complex
Hubris is a Godlike Complex

-Breakaway-
-Breakaway-

"He refuses to act subserviently to a scornful lord
or to reveal the details of a prophecy about the downfall"

Foreseen the pain to flow away
A God became completely insane
Deliberate act melts the chains
Freedom from the Tyranny of Exaltation

-Breakaway-
-Breakaway-

Hubris is a Godlike Complex
Hubris is a Godlike Complex
Hubris is a Godlike Complex

Hubris by a Fallen God

(Influenced by Aeschylus "Prometheus Bound")
Track Name: Deconstructing The Architect
DECONSTRUCTING THE ARCHITECT

Inside the crystal water drop, the delusion is a sense of self
Searching for mister God, only mask icons and sculptures are left

Demiurge...

Still holding inflatable dolls while decoding ironical calls
The core of the delusion is where the self dwells
Monarch-Punisher, is anybody there?

Hey, the Call
I'm ready to explode
Deconstructing the prejudice within

Hey, the Fall
Of ready-made thoughts
Through the mirror of consequences

Deconstructing the prejudice within
Deconstructing the way that I feel
Deconstructing the Architect in me
Deconstructing the way of my...

Deconstructing the prejudice within
Deconstructing the way that I feel
Deconstructing the Architect in me
Deconstructing your way
Deconstructing my way

Deconstructing the prejudice within
Deconstructing the way that I feel
Deconstructing the Architect in me
Deconstructing the way of my decease
Track Name: Umbilical Cord
UMBILICAL CORD

Cryptic morning of demise,
unexpectedly compels my eyes, open only to realise
The enslavement of my body,
a wired dark reality of ideality - Damn it!

A vision that my life goes through a Dead Black Cord
I never really thought, the Black Cord!

Dilemma, Seeker of Truth
Time has come to disconnect the timeworn
Artificial Umbilical Cord

May I unplug the Lord?

Dilemma, Seeker of Truth
The hour of choice has come

Arcane morning of demise,
unexpectedly compels my eyes, open only to realise
The enslavement of my spirit,
a virtual reality of personality - Cut it!

Dilemma, Seeker of Truth
Time has come to disconnect the timeworn
Artificial Umbilical Cord
Superficial cables...my only Lord

The Dilemma, is it true?
Time has come to disconnect the timeworn
Artificial Umbilical Cord
Superficial cables...my only Lord
Track Name: And The Tree Becomes A Sphere
AND THE TREE BECOMES A SPHERE

Re-create

Microcosmos of everlasting motion
From the depths of the invigorating cosmic navel
Energy vortex is springing up from primordial waters
Penetrating the invisible-visible being

Regenerate

Body is like a tree
Growing toward liberation
Gaining the knowledge of immortality
Through the re-creation of the integrated universe

Thousands of branches, thousands of hands
Raised to heavens, spreading the birth

Breath - Regenerates
Give - Re-creates
Breath - Rejuvenates
Breathe -The Cosmic Tree

Unites All Forms of Creation

Breath - Regenerates
Give - Re-creates
Breath - Rejuvenates
Breathe - Godspeed

Like unfolding lotus from the greatest abyss
The tree emerges from the centre of the sphere
The sphere becomes a tree and the tree becomes a sphere

I'm Breaking Free…

Like a Tree
The body is renewed
Like a Tree

Like a Tree
The universe renewed
Like a Tree

Breath - Regenerates
Give - Re-creates
Breath - Rejuvenates
Breathe - The Cosmic Tree

Unites All Forms of Creation

Breath - Regenerates
Give - Re-creates
Breath - Rejuvenates
Breathe - Godspeed