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Alpha Draconis

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01. ELEMENTAL FORCES Grope through the darkness in the mist I shall never miss the sun Drowning in deep blue Life it gives and then it takes it away Suffocation, I can’t inhale The invisible is not here Somehow, the earth is shaking Suddenly the elements smashing Everything in their way Without regard for man or animal Nothing we can do, we cannot control When the Forces move out to destroy (Solo: A. Curty) Burned by the sun, frozen in the arctic ice Blinding storms raging, tidal waves crashing Quaking, erupting, nature will blow you away No place for hiding No one to negotiate See how weak we are What you took for granted turns against you The elements smashing Everything in their way Without regard for man or animal Nothing we can do, we cannot control When the Forces move out to destroy Out to destroy
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02. THE NEW LORDSHIP The wired war is upon the world Start the fires, command the bomb squad Destroy the shelters, everything’s disassembled Make the children homeless Hear the women cry Face the terror speechless See all brave men die They fell For hell So we can be free And obey the new lordship (Solo: C. Schafer) The towers fell and the bridges are burning Streets are debris and the cultures are drowning Another Phantom state is rising from the ashes Rip them off of their pride Steal ‘em all they’re worth Keep ‘em beg for mercy Leave ‘em lying there So the Lot Shall rot So we can be free And obey the new lordship (Solo: A. Curty)
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03. SINGLE WARNING You are now afraid to walk the streets Not supposed to feel safe and warm No natural reaction you’re able to hold Morph into a robot only here to serve The only thing I need is global security I am willing to free, to free my identity You shall never question our authority We define your laws, take the power for our profit and overrule you I don’t believe in things that I can’t see I have a right to know and they show it on a screen Don’t you see how they’re playing with me? Couldn’t believe they’re fooling with you too Expect no storm warning I give you a single Single warning A hint, this clue that let’s you open up and doubt This unseen scene, this unheard noise, a fake that you exposed Still you got nothing, but a single warning Still you got nothing, but a single warning (Solo: A. Curty) We shall believe in only what they want us to think it’s real You were born into a world, created by their will We have to ignore what is going on behind us But how can I forget, when I found proof Don’t you see how they’re playing with me? Couldn’t believe they’re fooling with you too Expect no storm warning I give you a single Single warning
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Free downloads Order CD Youtube Distant Past Alpha Draconis (2010) 01. ELEMENTAL FORCES Grope through the darkness in the mist I shall never miss the sun Drowning in deep blue Life it gives and then it takes it away Suffocation, I can’t inhale The invisible is not here Somehow, the earth is shaking Suddenly the elements smashing Everything in their way Without regard for man or animal Nothing we can do, we cannot control When the Forces move out to destroy (Solo: A. Curty) Burned by the sun, frozen in the arctic ice Blinding storms raging, tidal waves crashing Quaking, erupting, nature will blow you away No place for hiding No one to negotiate See how weak we are What you took for granted turns against you The elements smashing Everything in their way Without regard for man or animal Nothing we can do, we cannot control When the Forces move out to destroy Out to destroy top | back 02. THE NEW LORDSHIP The wired war is upon the world Start the fires, command the bomb squad Destroy the shelters, everything’s disassembled Make the children homeless Hear the women cry Face the terror speechless See all brave men die They fell For hell So we can be free And obey the new lordship (Solo: C. Schafer) The towers fell and the bridges are burning Streets are debris and the cultures are drowning Another Phantom state is rising from the ashes Rip them off of their pride Steal ‘em all they’re worth Keep ‘em beg for mercy Leave ‘em lying there So the Lot Shall rot So we can be free And obey the new lordship (Solo: A. Curty) top | back 03. SINGLE WARNING You are now afraid to walk the streets Not supposed to feel safe and warm No natural reaction you’re able to hold Morph into a robot only here to serve The only thing I need is global security I am willing to free, to free my identity You shall never question our authority We define your laws, take the power for our profit and overrule you I don’t believe in things that I can’t see I have a right to know and they show it on a screen Don’t you see how they’re playing with me? Couldn’t believe they’re fooling with you too Expect no storm warning I give you a single Single warning A hint, this clue that let’s you open up and doubt This unseen scene, this unheard noise, a fake that you exposed Still you got nothing, but a single warning Still you got nothing, but a single warning (Solo: A. Curty) We shall believe in only what they want us to think it’s real You were born into a world, created by their will We have to ignore what is going on behind us But how can I forget, when I found proof Don’t you see how they’re playing with me? Couldn’t believe they’re fooling with you too Expect no storm warning I give you a single Single warning top | back 04. THE INTERROGATION Blackness Don’t know if it’s night or day No one to help me Locked in Woken up every hour of today To feed me poison Interrogation Threatens my soul – Questions All they do is breaking my will With vicious pain- Turmoil My mind is being torn from inside I start eating from his hand Interrogation Demolish my soul (Solo: C. Schafer) First he breaks your will Then destroys your mind I can’t seem to fight it Lose my individual self Make me slave Make me a whore Where is the truth and what is it for? – Interrogation Crucify my soul Burnt brain I begin to be someone else than me I’m changing inside Shut down Another zombie risen again A model citizen – Interrogation Is your black throne
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05. THE POWERS THAT BE Creative Control over the World The path has been made for you to fail Like Puppet masters guiding the Strings Just make sure to follow their ways Treated like slaves, numbered, not named Abused like figures in a chess-game Made impossible to kill the king A conspiracy from the ministry For the powers that be Steal your face Delete your life In Days of Grace For the powers that be Blind your eyes Break your will Until it dies (Solo: D. Luterbacher) Living in a police state You’re hunted down, driven into A corner attack, if you can stand up against them Enjoy your victory as long as it lasts For the powers that be Steal your face Delete your life In Days of Grace For the powers that be Blind your eyes Break your will Until it dies
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Demolition 02:56
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Free downloads Order CD Youtube Distant Past Alpha Draconis (2010) 01. ELEMENTAL FORCES Grope through the darkness in the mist I shall never miss the sun Drowning in deep blue Life it gives and then it takes it away Suffocation, I can’t inhale The invisible is not here Somehow, the earth is shaking Suddenly the elements smashing Everything in their way Without regard for man or animal Nothing we can do, we cannot control When the Forces move out to destroy (Solo: A. Curty) Burned by the sun, frozen in the arctic ice Blinding storms raging, tidal waves crashing Quaking, erupting, nature will blow you away No place for hiding No one to negotiate See how weak we are What you took for granted turns against you The elements smashing Everything in their way Without regard for man or animal Nothing we can do, we cannot control When the Forces move out to destroy Out to destroy top | back 02. THE NEW LORDSHIP The wired war is upon the world Start the fires, command the bomb squad Destroy the shelters, everything’s disassembled Make the children homeless Hear the women cry Face the terror speechless See all brave men die They fell For hell So we can be free And obey the new lordship (Solo: C. Schafer) The towers fell and the bridges are burning Streets are debris and the cultures are drowning Another Phantom state is rising from the ashes Rip them off of their pride Steal ‘em all they’re worth Keep ‘em beg for mercy Leave ‘em lying there So the Lot Shall rot So we can be free And obey the new lordship (Solo: A. Curty) top | back 03. SINGLE WARNING You are now afraid to walk the streets Not supposed to feel safe and warm No natural reaction you’re able to hold Morph into a robot only here to serve The only thing I need is global security I am willing to free, to free my identity You shall never question our authority We define your laws, take the power for our profit and overrule you I don’t believe in things that I can’t see I have a right to know and they show it on a screen Don’t you see how they’re playing with me? Couldn’t believe they’re fooling with you too Expect no storm warning I give you a single Single warning A hint, this clue that let’s you open up and doubt This unseen scene, this unheard noise, a fake that you exposed Still you got nothing, but a single warning Still you got nothing, but a single warning (Solo: A. Curty) We shall believe in only what they want us to think it’s real You were born into a world, created by their will We have to ignore what is going on behind us But how can I forget, when I found proof Don’t you see how they’re playing with me? Couldn’t believe they’re fooling with you too Expect no storm warning I give you a single Single warning top | back 04. THE INTERROGATION Blackness Don’t know if it’s night or day No one to help me Locked in Woken up every hour of today To feed me poison Interrogation Threatens my soul – Questions All they do is breaking my will With vicious pain- Turmoil My mind is being torn from inside I start eating from his hand Interrogation Demolish my soul (Solo: C. Schafer) First he breaks your will Then destroys your mind I can’t seem to fight it Lose my individual self Make me slave Make me a whore Where is the truth and what is it for? – Interrogation Crucify my soul Burnt brain I begin to be someone else than me I’m changing inside Shut down Another zombie risen again A model citizen – Interrogation Is your black throne top | back 05. THE POWERS THAT BE Creative Control over the World The path has been made for you to fail Like Puppet masters guiding the Strings Just make sure to follow their ways Treated like slaves, numbered, not named Abused like figures in a chess-game Made impossible to kill the king A conspiracy from the ministry For the powers that be Steal your face Delete your life In Days of Grace For the powers that be Blind your eyes Break your will Until it dies (Solo: D. Luterbacher) Living in a police state You’re hunted down, driven into A corner attack, if you can stand up against them Enjoy your victory as long as it lasts For the powers that be Steal your face Delete your life In Days of Grace For the powers that be Blind your eyes Break your will Until it dies top | back 06. DEMOLITION (Solos: A.Curty) top | back 07. TRIAL AND ERROR One ship, one fool Never reaching the shore No way, no goal Where’s an entrance, where’s a door? One step, beyond Hidden in plain sight No return, no backspace I follow the inner light But I can’t control my intuition I know if I search, I will find The land, beneath our feet The holy city of Shamballah (Solo: C. Schafer) How bad is my timing? Have I tried and tried enough? Has the test of time passed by yet? A Legend never fails In the dark of my memories If the spirits still alive In the age of Ignoramus The King of Kings will rise Trial and Error: A World underground Trial and Error: Rulers from Terra Trial and Error: No one returned Trial and Error: You’ll never find Shamballah City of Forever, Temple of the Gods Passage through the world, in Tunnels of Light On wings of a bird, hovering crafts Fountains of Creation, mighty Vril-Force (Solo: A. Curty)
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08. REFUSE TO BE DENIED (Solo: D. Luterbacher) Reject expression to a centre point in me Drifting away in dreams of glory to feel Cannot connect to the holy shapes inside Crawling back to the womb with all the blind When the time comes I’ll be glad to sacrifice Keeping away the past, that left us all behind Hope is blackened by the powers of the lie But in the end, I refuse to be denied My eyes are bleeding from the pressure that I give Unified fields surround us where we live Forces are hidden, to guide us all away But absolute the fact: we never went astray When the time comes I’ll be glad to sacrifice Keeping away the past that left us all behind Hope is blackened by the powers of the lie But in the end, I refuse to be denied Refuse to be denied (Solo: D. Luterbacher)
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09. SPARE MY LIFE All the tears in my eyes Anger and pain within me lies Can’t tell the truth from a fake Can’t I wake up for heaven sake In my head, my mind knows There are more highs than there are lows Living daily just to survive It ain’t no reason for suicide Why, oh Why Spare my life Why, oh Why The answer I’ll never know Why, oh Why Spare my life Why, oh Why The answer I’ll never know The end is better that sacrifice Now wait the time is here The time for Sacrifice There are stars in the sky No more reasons for you to cry Make a stand and make a wish If you believe, the world can switch And when it does, you all will feel The signs are clear, the signs are real And if we die, if that’s the key It’s only here, to set us free (Solo: C. Schafer) Why, oh Why Spare my life Why, oh Why The answer I’ll never know Why, oh Why Spare my life Why, oh Why, the answer I’ll never know The end is better that sacrifice Now wait the time is here The time for Sacrifice Ain’t Suicide
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11. THE SERPENT WITH THE DOUBLE-EDGED TONGUE a): The Awakening Where are you, my god, my power, my senses tell me You are here, where I don’t see You should have saved me, let me prosper, let me feel real life Instead I sit and wait for a sign of life Wake up, wake up There’s no time to waste Wake up, wake up Watch the serpent fall from upon the sky Wake up, wake up There’s no time Wake up, wake up Watch the serpent fall from upon the sky I don’t know why, I don’t know why Come and show me your secret I’ll keep it safe Open your book and I’ll take it to my cave Let me take note Let me tell the future Upcoming events Breaking the barrier of time Time is now mine (Solo: A. Curty) Get up, go away There is more time than needed Get up, go away Watch the serpent rising up so high Get up, go away There’s more time Get up, go away Watch the serpent rising up so high Now I know why, now I know why b): The Voyage (Solo: C. Schafer) The World is a lonely place full of lost souls Lost little minds whose lives are occupied May I tell them now, so they will know? A secret, a mystery, an unknowing puzzle to be Shall I start to enlighten, tell me how Or shall I save man By deceiving On and on I travel To plant the seed in different cultures Spread the good word Spread the lies Just to safe them from the Truth Safe them for good (Solo: M. Vaucher) c): Chosen Few We are the seers of the past We bring you Jesus the real and only Obey, believe, receive Totally completely Turn from Satan -Turn from grief Nothing more shall I believe Let us write it down Just what we remember Once and for all Twelve chosen ones Twelve chosen sons Twelve holy unite Twelve planets collide (Solo: C. Schafer) d): Final Descent Here is my servant, whom I have chosen The one I love and I delight I will put my spirit on him And he will proclaim justice to the nations He will not quarrel or cry out No one will hear his voice in the streets A bruised reed he will not break And a smouldering wick he will not snuff out Until he leads justice to victory In his name the nations will put their hope (Matthew 12, 18-21) Never return Never new born Never return Never will turn Never return Never reborn Never return Never to learn But the damage has been done 2000 years of innocent people Dying for you Love your next To kill the other Love yourself and kill your brother Wake up, wake up There’s more space than time Wake up, wake up I saw the serpent spreading out the lie Get up, go away Get under earth or Stand up and shout To the serpent king up in the sky Now you know why, now you know why (Solo: A. Curty)

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Swiss progressive/melodic heavy metal band Distant Past are on their third full-length release, Alpha Draconis. They have a cool sound but is hard to pinpoint or compare exactly who they sound like. But their influences run deep with classic metal, '70s progressive rock, NWOBHM and '80s metal. There are progressive parts, spacey parts and thrashy parts. It's a well-blended concoction of all the great components of hard rock and metal. There's elements of IRON MAIDEN, HAWKWIND and THIN LIZZY thrown together, while still remaining fresh and creative enough to not be a clone of any of their influences.

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released August 28, 2010

11 Songs – app. 55 minutes of music
recorded 2008 - 2010 @ KAYFABEstudios, Switzerland
mixed and mastered by V.O. Pulver @ Little Creek Studio, Switzerland

Line up:
Adriano Troiano / Bass, spoken Words, effects
Alain Curty / Rhytm and Lead Guitars
Christof Schafer / Rhytm and Lead Guitars
Al Spicher / Drums
Angelo Schafer / Lead Vocals

Special Guests:
David Luterbacher / Guitar Solos on "Refuse" and "Powers"
Michael Vaucher / Guitar Solo on "b) The Voyage"
Andy Bächler / Drums on "The Serpent"
Tobias Schaller / Drums on "Demolition"

© 2010 KAYFABE sounds (SUISA)

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Much has changed, so that DISTANT PAST are a full-blown band now, no longer “just” a project. Joining Adriano and Jvo is Ben on Guitar. Remo on Drums and Lorenz on Guitars.The new Album is a collaborative effort and features more accessible songwriting, great Chorusses to sing along, headbanging Riffs and fast-paces melodies! ... more

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