Lore

by Elder

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Lore will be released in the US by Armageddon Shop and in Europe by Stickman Records on February 27th!

Lore is the third full-length album by Elder and a watershed moment in the band's history. Joining the interplay of heaviness and melody which has become the hallmark Elder sound are a host of new meanderings through uncharted kosmische territory; krautrock, prog as well as classic heavy rock and doom can all be heard unfolding throughout the record's five songs. By giving equal credence to riffs and atmosphere, Lore bypasses genre constraints, the group's penchant for progressive songwriting and melody shining more brightly than ever.

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US buyers can preorder the vinyl and CD here: www.armageddonshop.com/search.php?artist=ELDER

European buyers can preorder the vinyl and CD here: www.stickman-records.de

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released 27 February 2015

Nicholas DiSalvo - guitars, drums, keyboards, vocals
Matthew Couto - drums
Jack Donovan - bass

Artwork by Adrian Dexter
Recorded by Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab
Mastered by Carl Saff

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Elder Providence, Rhode Island

Elder is a three-piece heavy psych band hailing from Boston, USA. Their lengthy songs are told as stories, unfolding and undulating across genre boundaries and into new kosmische territory.

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Track Name: Compendium
born upon the cusp of revelation
a consciousness awakened by the dawn
a primitive undying fascination
moved the hand that carved into the stone

faces change, thought returns to dust
ashen countenance, holy rust
I am compendium

trapped inside the cultish hall of mirrors
taught to worship self-destructing flaws
running now, the ravens getting nearer
fighting off the gnashing of the claws

this is the weight of heartbreak
this is the weight of life
a thunder at the temple
silencing endless strife
Track Name: Legend
the whispering night
tracks in the snow
crossing the threshold
of what we all know

crimson immortal
elysian fields
stems of good fortunes
they've been reaping for years

seek words of wisdom
spurning the lore
weavers of fate
have cast on the shore

we seek lives of holiness
and finding nothing in its place

the grace of the gods
a fire gone out
on the banks of the lands
once so firmly devout

a wringing of hands
facing the dark
hollow and dead
what we know in our hearts
Track Name: Lore
angelic visions hewn in white
a relic sacred, gift divine
bathed in sallow golden light
piercing the vessels of mankind

who kneels before the mantle gold
projecting thoughts into the sphere
where light dissolved manipulates
the aeons cold austere

the inner chamber stands agape
the void benign and whispering
a feather carves a crescent path
age-hardened is giving in

the seeds we've sewn rising forth
the sons of trite and jealous birth
who wash their hands in blood and soil
a golden light an earthly toil
Track Name: Deadweight
the burden of freedom's weight
yearning for form and shape
riddles they spoke in tongues
yearning for life undone

hands upon the oak
at the end of time
and we scream the oath

crushing the weak and grinding on
wheels of eternity foregone

lay dead weight
Track Name: Spirit at Aphelion
a temple and a labyrinth
beckoning across the void
resentment for the tragedy
in the face of what's destroyed

a journeyer on the wayward path
spirit at aphelion
denizens of wood and plain
gather at the setting sun

reign of mist bearing down
fateless and degenerate
enraptured by the olden words
futility regenerates