Paragon Circus

by Altesia

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Carsten Pieper
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Carsten Pieper Thanks to John Woodward for the hint: I absolutely agree with him. If you're looking for a new Haken album with more melodies than Haken chose to deliver lately, this is for you. Favorite track: Reminiscence.
John Woodward
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John Woodward Since Haken decided to choose darker and heavier path, this debut album by Altesia is a wonderful surprise to the lovers of melodic prog-metal. Fantastic work which goes easily to my number one in the best of 2020 list so far. Favorite track: Reminiscence.
Louie Garcia
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Louie Garcia This album is very unique. It resonates with raw emotion. The concept is relevant to the world today. the production, musicianship and just the feel of the band is phenomenal. Definitely a great album for 2020.
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1.
Pandora 02:35
Pandora’s box, evils spread out Pandora’s box, reveal them now Pandora’s box, infects us all Pandora’s box, hope will remain
2.
Reminiscence 11:41
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
Hex reverse 06:30
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
6.
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
7.
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

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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 - 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.
Artwork by Nihil.

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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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