Cosmonaut

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Cosmonaut is a concept album loosely based on the weird-fiction of HP Lovecraft, and borrowing concepts from the science-fiction of Frank Herbert, and Roger Zelazny. The album follows a cosmonaut on a cosmic journey through time and space; from the earthly confines of mortal life, to ascendancy as an immaterial and omnipotent being.

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released November 16, 2018

Music by Kosm / Lyrics by Jessie Grace and Erik Leonhard / Produced by Kosm / Mixing and Mastering by Mike Slater / Engineering by Mike Slater and Sterling Paterson / Art by Jessie Grace / Photography by Marcus J Ranum

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KOSM is a progressive metal band hailing from Vancouver BC, Canada. Combining influences from Mastodon, Tool and Gojira; their sound is dynamic and unquestionably lethal. Since their induction in 2016, they have been making their mark in Vancouver’s metal scene as an absolute force to be reckoned with. ... more

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Track Name: Space Mead
With heedless minds we took to the skies
And made safe passage far away
The psychic eyes gazed far and wide
Peering through cracks in space and time

Purged of the Earth, of the sun and the air
Raised in the darkness of space far from there
Grown in the glow of ancient quasar light
Beckoned to walk in a fathomless night

Born under a different sun
To sail this astral sea
Those who from the Earth have come
Stride this void with ease
Stand before our mystic caste
And view our hallowed deeds
We wander down a starlit path
With ancients under feet
Partake of space mead

Now in deep space we doth reside
Behind the veil of starry night

As we traverse eternal night
We lay to rest primeval light
Dispatching pain and death alike
The way of old vestigial rites

Purged of the Earth, of the sun and the air
Raised in the darkness of space far from there
Grown in the glow of ancient quasar light
Beckoned to walk in a fathomless night

Born under a different sun
To sail this astral sea
Those who from the Earth have come
Stride this void with ease
Stand before our mystic caste
And view our hallowed deeds
We wander down a starlit path
With ancients under feet
Partake of space mead

And from this native soil we will race
Making a home deep in outer space
Across a cosmic distance we will run
Making a haven under any sun
We’ll cast away death and other trifles
Losing ourselves to an endless cycle
Breathing new air through our many lungs
We’ll speak our lies using many tongues

Born under a different sun
To sail this astral sea
Those who from the Earth have come
Stride this void with ease
Stand before our mystic caste
And view our hallowed deeds
We wander down a starlit path
With ancients under feet
Partake of space mead
Track Name: Cosmonaut
We stare out to the universe,
Destination unclear
Carry on into this emptiness that I cannot resolve
While I am cold and all alone

We stare into the edge of the unknown
We stare into this everlasting cold

We carry on into this infinity
And we stave off all of this distant reality

We stare out to the universe,
Destination unclear
Carry on into this emptiness that I cannot resolve
While I am cold and all alone

We stare into the edge of the unknown
We stare into this everlasting cold

We carry on into this infinity
And we stave off all of this distant reality

We stare into the universe
Destinate obtained

We stare into the edge of the unknown
We stare into this everlasting cold

We carry on into this infinity
And we stave off all of this distant reality

We spend your time in the light
You spread yourself in the night
You are the lie you sold
With this insight I’m whole
Track Name: Colossus
I came here to roam
To wander through unfamiliar tides
Unfold, a journey of uncommon kind
In silence, silence, the horrors of an ancient time
In silence, silence, I’ll cast this down a service to all life

Battle
Battle to the apex
On a warpath
I, to restore life, must
Deal the deathblow
Charged with moving mountains
They fall like ash through my hands
Let them all be broken
They fall into the Earth

I came back around
In search of an old familiar smile
Again this creature comes, it stalks me now in
In silence, silence, the horrors of an ancient time
In silence, silence, I’ll cast this down a service to all life

Battle
Battle to the apex
On a warpath
I, to restore life, must
Deal the deathblow
Charged with moving mountains
They fall like ash through my hands
Let them all be broken
They fall into the Earth

Shining like a blade
A light that leads the way
Rumors of the ones
These other idols
Horrors from the deep
And the heavens now awake
Guided by the graves
A pathway skyward

Mind possessed and hypnotized
Now to hear the call and still survive
Overwhelmed at every breath
While planets shake beneath my steps
Altitude and azimuth
In a boundless sky azureus
Zenith shall become the mark
I am skyward ever falling

Rumble in the Earth
Thunder in my veins
Shadows all around
The astral tundra
Tracks amongst the sands
Primordial commands
Seek the higher ground
A pathway skywards

Mind possessed and hypnotized
Now to hear the call and still survive
Overwhelmed at every breath
While planets shake beneath my steps
Altitude and azimuth
In a boundless sky azureus
Zenith shall become the mark
I am skyward ever falling

Hearts untamed
By Paleolithic days
I am unmade
Doom at hand
As this colossus commands
Me to breathe my last

Crowned with horns, my fears are stillborn
Will of granite, skin of thorns
High above I view my station
Seeking here a pathway to the sky
Track Name: Wolves Upon the Throne
Bleeding dust
Feeble hands
We build homes
On shifting sands

We see through beggars’ eyes
Lost in a cosmic divide
We live inside our minds
Fleeing like ghouls from the light
We burn ourselves alive
And then arise from the pyre

Standing tall
Coin in hand
Grinning proud
We are lost and glad

We wish it for our own
Prowling like wolves by the throne
We know not where we go
Dancing like fools to the rope
Creatures of flesh and bone
As we relinquish our souls

We stand at the edge of the earth
Lay down, your time is now

We wish it for our own
Prowling like wolves by the throne
We know not where we go
Dancing like fools to the rope
Creatures of flesh and bone
As we relinquish our souls

We see through beggars’ eyes
Lost in a cosmic divide
We live inside our minds
Fleeing like ghouls from the light
We burn ourselves alive
And then arise from the pyre
Track Name: The Esoteric Order
We sanctify our reasoning
This path it must be crossed

Down this knowledge
Lets you overcome this tide
Crashing down upon the rocks
This is your destiny denied

Breathe in deep
Take all of this insight
You find a sense of sanity
And all of this divinity
It burns, it burns, it burns

And I find enlightenment
Floating down
Threading needles

We will sew
We will sew
We will sew
We will sew
Ourselves with this design

Coat my throat and stain my lungs
Fulfil my righteous purpose

Don't believe
What I don't and cannot see
But with this
Drink of wisdom
Haze had lifted from my sight

This unfolds
Into a quaking fight
I lost within me
My old life a hole
An endless waste of time
And thought
It burns It burns

And I find enlightenment
Floating down

We will sew
We will sew
We will sew
We will sew
Ourselves with this design

Horrors beyond imagination
Envision doom and disaster
This Esoteric Order; a heart
Still beating

Overcome with a sense of
Position and direction
I will sail into the endless abyss
I now call home

And it burns
Track Name: Farseer
Dimensional divide
Upending me inside
I am a shambler
A transient of time
Uprooted from the Earth
And cast into the sacred
Bounds of absence
A thrall to the inert

And here before me
The spawn of ancients
Their haggard visaged aegis
With deadened eyes
And bloodied axe in hand
He cuts in twain the Earth

I am a seer
So I live in fear
I am a seer
So I live in fear

Undone around me
The age of reason
They come about to nothing
Patterns, contexts
And ordered pictures
This tapestry dissolves
All bases broken
The framework unhinged
As all of history muffled
In gnawing teeth
Of rats within these walls
And deep within my brains

I am a seer
So I live in fear
I am a seer
So I live in fear

Six thousand steps downwards
Deep into this cave
Ever downwards fleeing
No peace within this grave
We’ve all our lives been dreaming
Fearful to awake
We’ve always been but dreaming
Now our eyes are forced awake

We are the bones and the dust of the future
We sue for peace then unleash our own eager plans
Does an admission of faults then erase them?
Should I diverge from this path and so live in shame?

So much for words to repel disillusion
Revealing time after time every great misdeed
Let’s watch the season approach and embrace it
Let’s view the death of the world, let’s descend like grains of sand

Upside down
Inside out
Angles absurd
Cause and effect reversed
Track Name: Ancient Heart
As if in stone the old regime
The movements of a world unseen
Our newborn hearts will proclaim peace
As eyeless things approach beneath
While sticks and stones may break my bones
Your words hail from some place unknown

Another time, another day
I may feed the words of waiting graves
Now Yog-Sothoth provides
Ancient Hearts divine
Splendors unreal
Eldritch fantasies
But now that time has gone away
I see prophesied my coming days
Now Yog-Sothoth provides
Ancient Hearts divine
Splendors unreal
Eldritch fantasies

These ancient hearts produce no beat
As outer thing approach unseen
One million maws and countless teeth
A new world order here indeed

Another year, another place
I’ll embrace the earth, my home to stay
Now Yog-Sothoth provides
Ancient Hearts divine
Splendors unreal
Eldritch fantasies
Now that insight has come to stay
I know outer gods will show the way
As Yog-Sothoth provides
Ancient Hearts divine
Splendors unreal
Eldritch fantasies

All our days could be erased in flame
Night for day could be replaced always
Mark these graves as they birth life again
Hark its name encompassing time and space

Cosmic eyes above me
Rows of teeth behind me
Ancient hearts before me
I am fast approaching

Cosmic eyes above me
Rows of teeth behind me
Ancient hearts before me
I am fast approaching might
Track Name: Fiefdom in the Sky
Find me in a crisis
And fading from the iris
I am lost
Trapped beneath the cosmos
And isolated almost
From all life

Could it be that all this time
I’ve been waiting to traverse a line?

Banished from the castle
And toiling as a vassal
You’ll find me
As I fall upon the fallows
And till the earth to barrows
And there rest

Could it be that all this time
My fealty belonged to the sky?
Track Name: Omnipresence
Deny the right
Relinquish your control
Fade your light
Your rule is at its end

So I won’t waste my sense of pride
On your indignant lie, your soul
Drain the fuel of obedience
This is not the end

Keep your faith
While you drown the weak
But I won’t fade out
Your command is on deaf ears

So drown the insipid lull
of instigating pawns released
Break your chains and face this dying will you grace
Your mind is dazed

Blatant indecency, it swirls itself around me
Turn my back, it drags the dagger down
Crave my will, I am one of many
Take my hand, you’ll do as I command

You bash your head against the clouds
You drag your heels across the ocean
You drag your carcass through the centuries
Your omnipresence makes me sick
Track Name: Monarch
Once a man of loss and ruin
I built myself up from the ground
‘Pon the backs of men
I saw my fortune told
Behind the Veil of Maya
Spoke of grave and stone
Take me to the well of the nothingness
I will be back again

Once a man of loss and ruin
I built myself up from the ground
‘Pon the backs of men
I saw my fortune told
Behind the Veil of Maya
Spoke of grave and stone
Take me to the well of the nothingness
I will be back again

Take me over the Rosen Bridge of fate
In my delight of wealth and light
Dining on the dimensional infinity
Me, breaking these chains of slave and wraiths
Within this reality of defeat and misery

Take my life
I am over this eternal fight
Take my soul
I am nothing that you can behold
And I believe
That this helplessness inside of me
Will win

Run away
Don’t take the blame
I will find
A way

Jewels and Gold
Unto my hearth and home
Wealth untold
Is merely what is owed

Waded through the blood
Approached the throne,
Behold what low

Fists of Stone
As I protect my own
Knives in droves
As I upend your host

I waded through the blood
Took up my crown
And held it high

Heart grown cold
As I exact your toll

I waded through the blood
Beheld my soul
And held it close
And laid it down

And In my head
In my heart
I know I’m glad
To depart

Hearts grown cold
As I exact my toll

My head
My heart
Will depart

My head
My heart
Depart

You smite my ruin upon the Earth
Leaving little to mark my birth
You view my wreckage upon the rocks
Headstones always to mark the spot

You smite my ruin upon the Earth
Leaving little to mark my birth
You view my wreckage upon the rocks
And know my kingdom’s end
Track Name: Umbrakinesis
We don’t belong
Inside our mortal vessels
Of flesh and bone
Open your eyes and believe

That this is all a dream
Our great creator has inside
His mind’s eye
As flutes play to keep him fast asleep
This is not of fiction
I drank the mead of space and time
Now I am fully aware
Of what possesses me

I hear the call
Shadow caster
I bend the night
All for my will

Manipulate energy
Shadows cascade around me
Powerful with synergy
Umbrakinesis speaks to me

I hear the call
Shadow caster
I bend the night
All for my will

Manipulate energy
Shadows cascade around me
Powerful with synergy
Umbrakinesis speaks to me
Hatred fuels me
Static frenzy
In this shade of ink

This vision we defy
Our hopelessness denied
I won’t let my weakness become
A struggle to survive
While walking down that line
Relinquish my power my might
Track Name: Wza-Y'ei
Speak the word in my ear,
Power drenching every syllable you speak
Knowledge breathing; take it in, take in everything
Stars align finally

Words asunder burn so sweet,
Trapped inside an indistinguishable feat.
I crawl inside of your membrane
Every word is part of my display
Seep through your ears and your eyes
I am the master bringing light to this everlast plite
Finite

Harvest this lifetime from the stratosphere
Singing every line that I wished to hear
Bones that once did ache, dulling from this gift
What was once my mind, is now an earthly myth

My time it is now
Reaping what is sowed
Dialect of old
Speaking what is known

My time is right now
Time has taken hold
Cast in wealth and gold
Breaking down the mold

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