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Caligula's Horse - "The Tempest" (audio)

You got your way, like lullabies
Is that the lie that you hoped for?
The closing fist and the butterfly
Tell me that’s the way that you want it

Would you settle for a piece of enough?
A broken back to deliver,
when you carry your heart of gold and sell us all down the river

There’s no saints save for the strength to stand,
for the rise of the righteous man
Let time be the witness, the riot, the rain

There’s no saints
Only the thunder in skin, the frailty
There’s no saints
We are the rising cascade, the rolling wave
There’s no saints to save me

Want me to watch like mother’s eyes?
I got your witness here for you
I see the first and the last to be mine,
nothing more for my soul to magnify

I see the beauty in the bliss as it bleeds
I hear the thunder before me
And it wasn’t a weight you gave me
Don’t need no saint to save me

There’s no saints save for the strength to stand,
for the rise of the righteous man
But we are the tempest, the rapture, the rage

There’s no saints,
only the storm and the sin, the beauty
There’s no saints
We are the blood and the blame,
the stone, the same
There’s no saints to save me

The sea, the storm was always you
The call of the cascade
I see no god in here but you,
the water, the cascade
And we could drown the world in truth, in concord
So dare I just let them set their fires?
They’ll find no witness

I’ll swear by no saints


Ο αυτοκράτορας της Ρώμης Γάιος Ιούλιος Καίσαρας Αύγουστος Γερμανικός (γνωστότερος ως Καλιγούλας) είχε εκφράσει την πρόθεσή του να κάνει ύπατο τον θείο του (Κλαύδιο). Κάποιος σχολίασε ότι θα ήταν καλύτερο να κάνει ύπατο το άλογό του παρά τον Κλαύδιο (τον οποίο προφανώς θεωρούσε παντελώς ακατάλληλο για τη θέση). Ο Καλιγούγας (ως μέγα τρολ) έκανε τον Ινκιτάτο (το άλογό του) ύπατο της Ρώμης. Η ιστορία αυτή ενέπνευσε μία μπάντα από την Αυστραλία επιλέγοντας ως όνομα το Caligula's Horse.

Progressive Metal / rock μπάντα που δημιουργήθηκε προ δεκαετίας, αναφέρει ως επιρροές μπάντες / καλλιτέχνες όπως οι Devin Townsend, Opeth, Steely Dan, Jeff Buckley, Muse, Pain of Salvation, Steeleye Span, the Beatles, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Tori Amos, Lunatic Soul, Katatonia, Tracey Chapman, A Perfect Circle κλπ κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει τέσσερις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους (συν ένα ep). Ο πέμπτος είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Rise Radiant" κι αναμένεται τον τελευταίο ανοιξιάτικο μήνα...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Caligula’s Horse, hailing from Brisbane, Australia, are a leading light in contemporary progressive metal. Their colourful and emotional music, spanning influences as diverse as King Crimson, Steely Dan, Opeth, and Jeff Buckley, has forged a deep and lasting connection with fans across the globe.

Caligula’s Horse have taken ambitious strides with every release, maintaining a course of continual artistic development and reinvention. Formed in 2011, the band garnered critical acclaim for their eclectic and exploratory debut, 'Moments from Ephemeral City' (2011), and its dark, conceptual follow-up, 'The Tide, the Thief & River's End' (2013).

But Caligula's Horse truly made their mark worldwide with their vibrant and hard-hitting third album, 'Bloom' (2015), the first on prestigious German record label, Inside Out. It was on the back of this record that the group expanded its touring regime beyond Australia, including shows with the likes of Mastodon, Opeth, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Tesseract, and Anathema.

Caligula’s Horse’s fourth album, 'In Contact' (2017), with its grand concept and expansive dynamics, was the first to break the Australian ARIA Top 50 Chart. Its critical and commercial success saw the band grow its reach tremendously, packing out venues across Australia, the UK, and Europe, and touring the Americas for the first time.

In 2020, Caligula’s Horse look forward to releasing their most focussed and potent artistic statement yet: 'Rise Radiant', an uncompromising exploration of the human experience dressed in vivid musical colour and virtuosic performances.

It is the culmination of the band’s artistic development, concentrating the expressive stylings which have endeared Caligula’s Horse to legions of fans worldwide. But it is also far more. 'Rise Radiant' is the Caligula’s Horse sound pushed to its extremes: at once its most ferocious and its most touching, its most expansive and its most condensed, its most poetic and its most vicious.

'Rise Radiant' is an anthem for the regeneration of self-belief, an exploration of the themes of legacy, and a rallying cry for survival. The release of 'Rise Radiant' will be accompanied by a world tour, with Caligula’s Horse visiting more countries than ever before, kicking off in the North American 2020 summer.»

Band: Caligula's Horse
Country of origin: Australia
Location: Gold Coast/Brisbane, Queensland
Formed in: 2010
Genre: Progressive Metal/Rock
Lyrical themes: Positivity, Spirituality, Inner struggle, Life
Years active: 2010-present

Το τραγούδι των Caligula's Horse "The Tempest" από το album "Rise Radiant"
Audio: "The Tempest"
Album: "Rise Radiant"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 22nd, 2020
Label: InsideOut Music
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. The Tempest 04:48
02. Slow Violence 04:30
03. Salt 07:41
04. Resonate 02:36
05. Oceanrise 04:33
06. Valkyrie 05:09
07. Autumn 07:43
08. The Ascent 10:42
09. Don't Give Up (Peter Gabriel cover) 05:10
10. Message to My Girl (Split Enz cover) 03:53

Band members:
Jim Grey - Lead Vocals
Sam Vallen - Lead Guitar
Adrian Goleby - Guitar
Dale Prinsse - Bass
Josh Griffin - Drums

Guest/Session: Lynsey Ward - Vocals
Miscellaneous staff: Chris Stevenson Mangos - Artwork


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