Cosmonaut

by KOSM

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1.
Space Mead 06:08
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
2.
Cosmonaut 05:28
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
3.
Colossus 06:39
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Farseer 06:41
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
7.
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
8.
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?
9.
Omnipresence 04:36
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
10.
Monarch 07:17
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
11.
Umbrakinesis 05:24
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
12.
Wza-Y'ei 04:21
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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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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