about noumena


Albumcover designed by Felix Schaffernicht.

After two years of struggle, but in a positive way, we are finally able to present our first full length album Noumena. There has been a lot of changes going on during the past two years like, if you haven't noticed yet, we have a new singer and, as you will notice, a different more melodic and spheric, but also more brute and emotional style of music, just to name a few.

However, in the end our album has become what we wanted it to be, something genuine, which means something authentic that reflects our own views, mood and personalities. The sound, the music and the lyrics are all embedding and fusing into each other, supporting the best of each to make it a sound piece of art.

Our title is an ancient greek word and the plural form of Noumenon, which means something like the thing-in-itself or the underlying. In this sense we tried to write our songs in an open style, which invites you to think about it, to dive into our music. They are thus written in a way that seems clear on the one side, but ambiguous by second sight on the other. The words and notes will affect your very own experience; which shall make the experience listening to our songs a very personal and unique one.

To nail it down, the idea behind the title is: this album is the underlying thing that entails many ideas yet unrevealed, but to be revealed by you, the listener. So grab your own copy down below for free and dive into our music. Feel free to stay/ Dwell on a bit longer on our site to read our lyrics while listening and experiencing your own unique world of Noumena.

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Lyrics

Phenomena

Transcend into the light
To shine so bright
So genuine and free
To break free from that endless stream
To act and be acted upon
To shine so bright
So genuine and free
To break free from that endless dream
Awakened, awakened, I am awakened

When dusk falls abstraction starts to reign
Where is the purity? where the strict lines?
Form is lost, matter obsolete
False conceptions deceive the eulogy of a metamorphosis

From nothingness … to purity
Transcend into … phenomena!

(Phenomena) crawling through the dark
(Phenomena) neither form nor matter
(Phenomena) lingering to reveal oneself
From nothingness to purity… let us transcend into the light

To shine so bright
So genuine and free (and free)
To break free from that endless stream
To act and be acted upon
To shine so bright
So genuine and free
To break free from that endless dream
I am awakened, awakened… I am awakened!

Tear Down These Walls

There right in front of me
Lie the reasons to be at ease
To feel the bliss
But as soon as I embrace the warmth
I wake up in a cold room of my frozen world!

Why am I so afraid of what’s in front of me
Blinded by fear of what might come
Of what will be
Blocking out how it could be
I can‘t see the light!

Where are you?
Why don’t you guide me
I am lost at sea
Drowning in my own fear
Drowning in my own fear!

Is this the way we want to define our lives?
Is this the way we want to define us?

Tear down these walls
Tear them down
Tear down these walls
And leave it all behind
Tear down these walls
Tear them down
Tear down these walls
They are made of … glass

Break it down
And scars will be left behind
You just have to learn to wear your scars with pride (with pride)

Now I see!

And finally, I am one with the light!
One with the light
One with the light
Now I see the world through open eyes

Behind your Treacherous Eyes

Ignorance
Lustrous covered in your treacherous solicitude
Floods of gray reveal
Your eagerness for power (for power)

Long ago,
You gambled confidence away
While your slogans promise a world of peace
This bitter reality
Is killing us all away

You always leave your allies in ruins
Your toxic helping hands
Your toxic eagerness
Corrupt what should prosper
Haven‘t you heard my friend?
Every tyrant falls in the end

They will see through your disguise
They will see behind your shallow smile
Behind your treacherous eyes!

Imposter!
Are you still counting the uncountable?
The death toll grows higher
And you're just standing there
Like a witness to murder
While you are the murderer!
And you still dare to make us believe that

You‘re just a witness to the ruin
You‘re just a witness to the ruin
Just a witness to the ruin
No, you are the ruin to be witnessed

And I will wait
And I will wait
Until the bitter end
Until the bitter end

They will see through disguise
They will see behind your shallow smile
Behind your treacherous eyes!

Farewell

I still remember those days
That innocence
Just in a blink of an eye everything has changed
These years we fought together, laughed together, thought it will last forever

And i could not bid farewell
While these memories fade away
And i could not bid farewell
While these memories fade away

But time put a spell on us
That divided our path
And now we continue our journey apart

I will remember those days that formed ourselves
All these memories will last forever (forever)
And i will hold on tight to what is resting inside my
Heart!

And I could not bid farewell
While these memories fade away
And I could not bid farewell
While these memories fade away

And I stay here at the break of a new dawn!
And I stay here at the break of a new dawn!
The dawn of the unknown!

For The Profit

We overcame the chains of subjection
Surpassed the times of servitude and slavery
Just giving rise for a new era of exploitation

We always aspire benefit
We hunger for as if it‘s our only hope
To save our place in the battleground of our personal demise
Our heroin
Once tasted, we never get enough

Profit is our religion, the charter to corrupt intentions
The only command we count on: the betrayal
Welcome to the fall of grace

Is this the downfall of us?
Is this the downfall of men?

Falling
I won't be swallowed by your apodicted avarice
I won't be this shallow existence
I won't be this shallow embodiment of greed

Comatose

This life
Has it been designed?
To conquer our minds?
I sense that it is nothing but a lie

Dreaming, searching for meanings
I feel so... comatose

From gray to gray the days passed by
Screaming and longing to wake up
Heartbeats like violent waves
Crush through these rusty gates
Life, inside the swarm
Dreamscapes build, just to hold us down

Dreaming…

And ignite the fire inside
To burn down the ceiling
To see all the reasons
To wake up from this lie
That has been put inside our minds, so we can't thrive
And I will hold on tight to this state
Where I'm finally free
Where I'm finally able to see
To see the truth that guides me
Through this lifeless youth

This life
This violent wave
Will flood the shores
And give us a new reign

Open the eyes
Ember falls from the skies
Flames in our hearts
So embrace this life
Wake up

Phantasmagoria

A passion so overwhelming
In a world of chaos
Enlightenment is a misbelief

Raindrops keep on fogging these wastelands
Steamy oases appear in the distance
As they emerge we launch into a mirage
Becoming unseizable

A transformation
Leading us to the realm of eternity
Vast lands of the one and the many

Despair
Where is the source
To satisfy my thirst
Shadows and devils betray my soul
Betray my soul

Raindrops hailing down
A veil of terror blinds my vision
As the worlds collide sole fragments break loose… break loose

Raindrops keep on fogging my perception
Deductions fall for confusions

Horrors
Leave
Leave me
Leave me alone

Blackest Waters

Stones like feathers
Try to break through the glass
Anchors broke away
I will stand my
Ground opens up
Swallows me alive
Nearly drowning I will endure these times

Disguised with the lifeless smile
You try to blind me with your lies

To push the knife inside
Until the sea turns red

You let me drown
But I’m still breathing
You want to pull me to the ground
But I will never bow down

Where is the safety?
My harbor of hope?
Where is my harbor?
My harbor of hope?

I want you to know that I will pass the blackest waters
So look me in the eye as you push the knife inside
Listen to my words and realize

I will bear it all
I will bear it all
‘till it all falls apart
I will bear it all
I will bear it all
‘till it all turns to dust

Horizons

Do you think that it's righteous to behave
Like something that is closer to god
But don't forget at the end of the day
That what we bleed is exactly the same
Go gather your villains
And see for yourself
There's a storm building on the horizon

And the water will rise to wash you all away
And I will stand there motionless
As you drown in your own sins

Listen to my words
I have told them before
My friend… every tyrant falls in the end
And so will you

Do you think that it's righteous to behave
Like something that is closer to god
Never forget
At the end of the day
We all bleed the same
As i have told you before
You will fall!

Do you feel the emptiness?
Do you feel the loneliness?
Broken! Your eyes say more than a thousand words
We all
We all
We all bleed!

Fading

I wander this world alone
This tragic illusion
Condemns who I am
And I still wonder
If I am lost?

I am trapped inside these cold halls
I am running away from the darkness that’s chasing me
Black walls are closing in
And I am trapped, I’m trapped, there’s no way that I might escape

That I might escape!
Escape from me!

It is behind me
It grabs my arm, it’s so dark that i can’t see
I feel the cold embrace
This hungring cold will be my end
I keep on running
A sudden flash
A leap of faith
My body starts burning!

I wander this world alone
Condemned by my own illusions

And I still wander for all eternity
But I’m not lost
I’m just fading away! (just fading)

Noumena

instrumental

thank you


Dimi Conidas in his studio.

First of all a huge THANK YOU, to Dimi Conidas, for putting as much Energy into Mixing & Mastering as we did creating Noumena. Also a huge thank you to Efrem Oppermann & Sascha Kusmaul for helping us out with the recordings. And finally a big shoutout to everyone who has not forgotten us in our small absence, we highly appreciate your support, thanks guys!

please check out Dimis website for further information about his work!

Credits

  • All Songs Written & Recorded by Felix Schaffernicht & Kosta Conidas
  • Lyrics by David Barth & Kosta Conidas
  • Drum Recordings by Efrem Opperman & Sascha Kusmaul
  • Mix & Mastering by Dimi Conidas @ Hellvis Pressplay Studios
  • Artwork by Felix Schaffernicht

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