The Shipbreaker's Song (2020)

by Apathy Noir

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Soul Strings Perfect timing with new music that feels like something so needed right now. This cannot be a coincidence to hear a shipbreak-themed song early this morning. Favorite track: The Shipbreaker's Song.
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This is the story of our lives, a tale as old as time Passed down through generations We work our fingers to the bone This life is all we have and all we’ve ever known In the shadow of these titans Left to gather dust Stainless steel leviathans Consumed by rot and rust From dawn to dusk we spend our days Working our bodies to an early grave Sing a song of breaking Words of fire and unmaking Swing the hammer, wield the axe Ruined lives, reduced to worthless scrap This is not the life we wanted This is not what we were promised These shattered skeletons of steel Whose broken ribs now pierce the sky Their metal skin, worn thin By distance and by time We work our fingers to the bone This life is all we have and all we’ve ever known Raise your hammers higher Sing with every strike Make your way down to the water As the dawn begins to break Life is short and death is cheap In the shadow of these giants Laid to rest upon the beach Mired in the mud, and grounded on the sand Paid for with our blood, broken by our hands The more things change, the more they stay the same In the belly of these behemoths We spend our days Picking the bones of forgotten gods Rusting silent in their graves Raise your hammers higher Sing with every strike Make your way down to the water As the dawn begins dawn to break
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Welcome, my friend, welcome to the end Welcome to the sunken place Where there is no salvation And there is no escape No-one will hear you screaming Not quite dead, not truly dreaming As you sink towards the bottom Falling farther from the light Into a nightmare neverending Slowly sinking, still descending Deeper and deeper and deeper we go, falling into the abyss Weaker and weaker and weaker we grow, unable to resist The chilling siren song Telling us this is where we belong If this is truly hell, it’s one we made all by ourselves Oblivion now beckons, arms wide open to embrace As we sink, succumb, surrender, to the call of the sunken place Cold, and alone Cold, and alone Cold, and alone Lost in the darkness Cold and alone A rictus smile upon your face Staring out through glassy eyes Windows to the soul still trapped inside Oblivion now beckons, arms wide open to embrace As we sink, succumb, surrender, to the call of the sunken place The silence is deafening A silence so loud It swallows everything And slowly drags you down

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Two track single containing the The Shipbreaker's Song, an epic, melodic yet heavy song, which will also be featured on the upcoming album, and The Sunken Place, a darker, more aggressive and heavier song, exclusive to this release.

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released September 25, 2020

Written and recorded between September 2018 and September 2020 in Studio Noir2 (Söderköping, Sweden).

Vocals recorded by Ian Boult in Stuck On A Name Studios (Nottingham, UK) in August 2020.

Music & arrangements by Viktor Jonas.
Lyrics & vocal arrangements by Andy Walmsley.
Produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Viktor Jonas.
Artwork by Viktor Jonas, based on the original artwork
"Grappling for the Lost Cable" (ca. 1866) by Robert Charles Dudley.

Viktor Jonas - all instruments & programming
Andy Walmsley - vocals

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Apathy Noir Söderköping, Sweden

Melodic, dark & light. Progressive Death/Doom Metal from Sweden.

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