Paragon Circus

by Altesia

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Frederic Bezies [fr] Excellent premier album. Du bon rock progressif avec des influences metal bien dosée. Que demander de plus ? La suite :)

[en]Excellent first album. Good progressive rock with well balanced metal influences. What more could you ask for? More :) Favorite track: Hex reverse.
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Zedana Amazing find today. Love it lots. 😍
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Pavel Kozlov A very confident debut form French prog metallers. Solid songwriting and performance with eclectic instrumentation that brings both guitars and keys into spotlight, effortlessly ranging from metallic riffing to straight out progressive rock jams.
Along with some Opeth and Haken influences, one may hear a very special something that is distinctly unique and could in time reach even farther into uncharted musical worlds. Favorite track: Amidst the smoke.
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Altesia's highly anticipated debut album Paragon Circus is out ! For fans of : Opeth, Dream Theater, Haken, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Between The Buried And Me...

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released December 11, 2019

Clément Darrieu - All vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
Alexis "Idler" Casanova - Lead and rhythm guitar
Antoine Pirog - Bass
Yann Ménage - Drums
Henri Bordillon - Keyboards

Guests :
Julien Deforges - Saxophone (on "Reminiscence)
Thibault Malon - Violin (on "The prison child" and "Cassandra's prophecy")
Esteban Sainz - Growls (on "Hex reverse" and "Cassandra's prophecy")

All music and lyrics written by Clément Darrieu. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Yann Ménage at his home studio. Production by Alexis "Idler" Casanova and Yann Ménage. Arrangements by Altesia.

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Altesia is a new progressive metal band from Bordeaux (France). Check out our debut album "Paragon Circus" !

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Track Name: Pandora
Pandora’s box, evils spread out
Pandora’s box, reveal them now
Pandora’s box, infects us all
Pandora’s box, hope will remain
Track Name: Reminiscence
Come round again
Severe pain
Is ending

Open my eyes
A divine light
Is filling me

Majestic trees
Pure water streams
A gentle breeze
Guides me back home

This world of misery
Fades from my memory
This life of purity
Will last an eternity

In my mind abound
Dreadful scenes of doom
Hopeless rushing crowds
Deafening howls afar

The clouds of dust
Have all vanished
The healing dream
Is happening

This world of misery
Fades from my memory
This life of purity
Will last an eternity

This world of misery
Fades from my memory
This life of purity
Will last an eternity
Track Name: Amidst the smoke
Down below the gleaming dome
Lie the dawning seeds of gold
Feeding the ground, in the silence of the night
As the clock awaits the call

Time to awake
The morning of the glow will arrive
In the skies where the eye can see

Open the gate
To all the wonders hiding away
And you’ll set your mind free

Sirens spread their heady songs
Magic spells that haunt the souls
Seeking the crown, for a passing ray of light
Guided by a blinding sun

Time to awake
The morning of the glow will arrive
In the skies where the eye can see

Open the gate
To all the wonders hiding away
And you’ll set your mind free

Sailing on the seas of profusion
Looking through the gap of illusion
While the hands are begging
And the tears are flowing
In the everlasting rain

Deep inside your heart
There’s a garden full of colours
A blooming joy ahead

Ethereal and bright
Is the path that leads to healing
In the circle of life
Track Name: The prison child
Hour of divine
Lights our destiny

The progeny’s shape
Is looming to reveal his ecstasy
Seeking to find
A cradle of lands to dive in

Exalted to grow
Engulfed by the scent of avidity
His nascent desire
Leads him to places unseen

Drowning in the mud
Crawling in the mire
In their eyes
A vision of his mind disguised
A pariah

Contemplate
The stars glinting in
The empyrean sky
Pleasant reverie
Lingering in
His spirit

Inside the cage
Held behind these bars
The bank draws away

Infinite wait
Dismal glory
War within the child

Drowning in the mud
Crawling in the mire
In their eyes
A vision of his mind disguised
A pariah

End foreseen
An omen of aborted life
To set free

Dispel the weight of guilt
Gnawing the inner shore
Unveil the marrow
Trapped in an iron core

An altered reason sinking
In a gloomy haze
Devouring pictures wobbling
In his brain

Sparkles to cease the motion
Prayers soughed for salvation
Track Name: Hex reverse
Sleeping deeply
Trusting blindly

Lurking in the dark
Light appears
Live in oblivion
Absurd mirage

Cry neath the moon
Hoping again
Cry neath the moon
In vain

A paragon built upon the ruins
Of a time
Where the walls were strong

Innocence fades as reason grows
In a land
That once was blank

Reveal the secret of existence
(Buried faith collapses)
(I cannot survive among these lies)
Carry the burden of the real

Perceive the shadow of the presence
(Trapped inside my silence)
(Condemned to remain in this interval)
Vision cannot be erased
From my memory

Cry neath the moon
Hoping again
Cry neath the moon
In vain

I wish I had stayed in my grave
Shadows dancing above my head
Track Name: Cassandra's prophecy
Out of the visions and eerie voices
The morning light is shining bright again
Trying to conceal a rising ruin
And remnants of a kingdom to rebuild

A curse ignored, above us, hovering in wait
To grab our bodies, weakened, lying in despair

A favour from the skies
A poisoned gift, disguised
My words are doomed to lapse
Into the depths of silence

The serpent made its choice
An honour conferred by the crown
A promise now betrayed
And then the pact is broken



The scene was whispered by distant figures
A buried premonition yet untold
Smother the urges, turn off the flicker
But after all these presages reborn

A simple mortal's view could only be denied
Within a circle where the lofty souls preside

An army raised to clear
The fetters to their dreams
The blindfold disappeared
Under the weight of violence

Defeated by the void
The drifting vessel lost its way
Among the dazzled mob
The circus lives forever



A sudden lightning in the night
Perfume of darkness starts to emanate
And as the crowds begin to shake
The dire oracles feed on our deepest fears

The end is coming
The bell is tolling
Beholding, announcing
The sentence of the crime



A last orison, a final life
Somewhere the scythe is hiding in the dusk
Showing the way leading to pyres
The deafening howls afar are burning like a scar

The curtain’s falling
The ants are swarming
Escaping, awaiting
The sentence of the crime



Fate has spoken now
Sceneries fading out
Swallowed in the loins of a ravaged ground
Where the seeds of gold will dwell

Hour of divine
Leaving us behind
Lurking in the dark, the yellow eyes observe
Unleashing the creatures of the flames to reign

Run away
Run away



Pandora's box, evils spread out
Pandora's box, hope will remain

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