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Agent Steel - Sonata Cósmica (The Unexpected): Then and now

A horaexatamente 6 da tarde
Uma varinhanas aguasda Fasqueira
A vararecebeu um raio do seu!
Doze horasenergizado
Raiosextraterrestres descendo
Eucalyptus trees shooting up to the skies
Attracting lightning shocks from the air
A strange alien force draws him there
Glowing clouds follow him to the lake
A boy at the edge of the water he stands
Thunder suddenly drops
A bell chimes six times
A bolt of lightning uncoils
And strikes the fishing pole in his hands
Down like a quick burning fuse of light
His body suspended in mid-air
Now looking down at himself, again
Lights envelope his physical body
(They tell him) you will be our antenna
You'll manifest strange powers
The remains of a charred fishing pole
Should be distributed to the chosen
A cosmic chain of command...
At 6:00 PM each night we will mentalize
In healing light with brilliance... our shields are high...
Into the skies
Sonata Cósmica
Contacts from Afron-V
Lights from Afron-V

Το 2021 είναι το έτος που σηματοδοτεί την δισκογραφική επιστροφή των Agent Steel μετά από 14 χρόνια. Ο διάδοχος του album "Alienigma" (2007) τιτλοφορείται "No Other Godz Before Me" κι αναμένεται στα μέσα του πρώτου ανοιξιάτικου μήνα.

Ανάμεσα στα ένδεκα τραγούδια του νέου album υπάρχει και το "The Unexpected" επανηχογραφημένο και με νέο τίτλο, "Sonata Cósmica". Το κομμάτι συνετέθη το μακρινό 1987 από τον Johnny Cyriis και τον Richard Bateman.

Δεν μπήκε σε κάποιο δίσκο παρά μόνο στην βιντεοκασέτα "Mad Locust Rising" που κυκλοφόρησε τον Οκτώβριο του 1989. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μας δίνει η μπάντα (μαζί με το βίντεο που περιλαμβάνει αποσπάσματα κι από την τωρινή και από την αρχική έκδοση του τραγουδιού):

«“The Unexpected” (now known as “Sonata Cósmica”) was a song written in 1987 by Johnny Cyriis and Richard Bateman. Despite having been performed onstage a multitudinous amount of times live throughout Agent Steel’s tour to support their 1987 release “Unstoppable Force”, the song was never recorded in the studio.

As such, the song ended up being an effort that never really went anywhere after the band’s disbandment in 1988, primarily due to Combat Records putting the band on suspension for some three years, and as a result has long since been forgotten by many save for those who attended any of the band’s shows during that tour - the most popular being the inclusion of the song in the setlist of the band’s performance at the Hammersmith Apollo (also known as “The Longest Day”).

Now, in 2021, the song was recovered, and the new and improved incarnation of Agent Steel replenished its fossilized state, to which it was then included on the band’s forthcoming album, No Other Godz Before Me, as well as released as a single.

The title was changed to “Sonata Cósmica”, which is Brazilian Portuguese and roughly translates into “cosmic song”. Indeed, the beginning of the first verse of the lyrics features Portuguese lyrics, which was written by Johnny Cyriis, a Brazilian native.»

Band: Agent Steel
Country of origin: United States
Location: Los Angeles, California
Formed in: 1984
Genre: Power/Speed Metal
Lyrical themes: Aliens, Conspiracy theories, Doom prophecies
Years active: 1984-1988, 1998 (as Agents of Steel), 1998-2001, 2001-2003 (as Order of the Illuminati), 2003-2011, 2018-present

Ο δίσκος των Agent Steel "No Other Godz Before Me"
Video: "Sonata Cósmica"
Album: "No Other Godz Before Me"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 19th, 2021
Label: Dissonance Productions (CD)
Label: Back on Black (12" vinyl)

Track listing:
01. Passage to Afron-V
02. Crypts of Galactic Damnation
03. No Other Godz
04. Trespassers
05. The Devil's Greatest Trick
06. Sonata Cosmica
07. Veterans of Disaster
08. Carousel of Vagrant Souls
09. The Incident
10. Outer Space Connection
11. Entrance to Afron-V

Band members:
John Cyriis - Vocals
Nikolay Atanasov - Guitars
Shuichi Oni - Bass
Rasmus Kjær - Drums
Vinicius Carvalho - Guitars

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