Biolume Part 1 - In Tartarean Chains


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    releases November 1, 2019

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Forever Silenced
Of Golden Age Descended
When Titans Fall
Pillars In The Sky


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Four years after their second album, the highly acclaimed “Shards Of Silver Fade”, MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY return with “Biolume Part I – In Tartarean Chains”, the first in a trilogy of albums exploring the themes of banishment and exile, of fallen gods and resentment, of sacrifice and despair. A representation of things that have been taken from us, and the desire to return to a previous embodiment or form.
Once again, sole member Dis Pater recounts the ultimate journey through death in the shade of a Nature apparently indifferent, yet always compassionate in its embrace and glorious in its beauty . “When coming up with the ideas for Biolume, I was thinking of how the relationship of light and darkness are tied together,” explains the Australian musician. “In the darkest caves, the deepest parts of the ocean, there are lights which are produced by organisms, with no need for the sun. Darkness is seen as a place of banishment, you are expelled from the light. To survive you have to create your own light, which no matter how faint, enables you to see enough of what you need.”

Graced with a visionary cover painting by the inimitable Elijah Tamu, “Biolume Part I - In Tartarean Chains” follows in the footsteps of MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY's previous works, offering nocturnal melodies of cosmic proportions solemnly raising from black and doom metal dungeons, spread across carpets of dark electronics. “I wouldn't call it a more straightforward album, but it is certainly more focused," Dis Pater says. "I consider this the beginning of the second chapter of Midnight Odyssey, with a familiar sound but new texture.”
And concludes: “There's a level of spite in this album that I don’t feel I’ve properly expressed before. This is the music I’m singing and performing not as an entertainer, but as a messenger of death, as a temporary vessel with whom the universe channels its most darkest and hidden truths.”


releases November 1, 2019


Dis Pater - all instruments and vocals

Mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony
Cover painting by Elijah Tamu / Ikonostasis
Art direction and layout by Francesco Gemelli
Cat. Nr. IVR120


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Track Name: Hidden In Tartarus
For centuries, the last of the wandering
Bodies within the stars
Was but a tiny flicker
Its secret, its grandeur
Hidden for so long to the eyes
Of mortals below

Layers of ice and layers of cloud
Orbit around
The true nature of your past
Is hidden in Tartarus

Oh burning titan, so far from the sun
Your glow is feint to the eyes of men
Oh slumbering giant, sixth from our star
Your past is faint to the minds of men
Oh deposed ruler, so long since your rule
Your son sits bright in the hearts of gods
Once mighty king, bringer of the golden age
No age shall be so great in the folly of men

Postquam Saturno tenebrosa in Tartara misso
sub Iove mundus erat, subiit argentea proles,
auro deterior, fulvo pretiosior aere
(Ovid, Metamorphoses, Bk 1, 115)

(After Saturn had been banished to the dark land of death, and the world was under the say of Jove, the silver race came in, lower in the scale than gold, but of greater worth than yellow brass)

Oh mighty harvester, a god so bountiful
Your radiance brought wealth to gods
Oh wretched leader, driven mad by prophecy
Your children brought war to the realm of gods
Oh besieged emperor, your army
Were banished to the prison of gods
Oh ancient entity, you’ve been usurped
Your kingdom is left to the deeds of men
Track Name: A Storm Before A Fiery Dawn
Heavens on fire
The sunder of the sky
The goddess of moonlight
Her fury now unleashed
I know not, this anger
So mighty, and vengeful
The night winds, grow monstrous
A furious call beckons them forth

A storm before
A fiery dawn
A burning haze
A fire reborn

Oh lunar queen
What is this madness?
What is this infernal storm?
What shattered your serenity, what clawed at your soul?

Are you the one who called to me?
Are you the one who beckoned me?
Are you the one who, are you the one who,
Are you the one who summoned me?
Are you the one who’s hunting me?
Are you the one who’s threatening me?
Are you the one who, are you the one who,
Are you the one who’s luring me?

Oh lunar queen
Why do you cower
Now that the sun’s returning?
Is his radiance, the source of your craze?

Is he the one who called to me?
Is he the one who beckoned me?
Is he the one who, is he the one who,
Is he the one who summoned me?
Is he the one who’s hunting me?
Is he the one who’s threatening me?
Is he the one who, is he the one who,
Is he the one who’ll devour me?

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