The Stars Would Not Awake You

by TEMPESTUOUS FALL

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CD in jewel case. 12-page full color booklet with lyrics

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TEMPESTUOUS FALL is the funeral death/doom project of Dis Pater, the Australian artist behind the acclaimed black metal acts MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY and THE CREVICES BELOW.
Through 5 majestic songs, the band's debut "The Stars Would Not Awake You" paints a nocturnal world of romanticism and decadence. A place of the soul, where the broken dreams and the bitterness of life turn into dark poetry and fly on the wings of elegant and moving melodies, granitic guitars, and sumptuous arrangements of keyboards and violins, while growl and clean voices tell stories of Love and Death.
"I feel genuinely positive about Tempestuous Fall," says Dis Pater. "It's a bit of a milestone for me, something I have wanted to do for so long, but just never really sat down and did it. I guess the only thing holding me back was myself."
With TEMPESTUOUS FALL Dis Pater has revisited the early 90's death/doom metal of My Dying Bride and Anathema, re-thought through the experience in Midnight Odyssey and enshrouded in modern funeral doom atmospheres.
"I realized something that maybe is obvious to other people: My music represents the part of me that remembers and holds on to memories," explains the artist, "the memories of first listening to certain bands and feeling that tremendous sensation of something that completely expresses the thoughts and problems inside me. This new album is one of the truest expressions of my inner self, even more so than Midnight Odyssey or The Crevices Below."

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released June 26, 2012

Written by Dis Pater, September 2011 - March 2012

Dis Pater: guitars, bass, keys, vocals

Guest growls on "Old & Grey" by BM. Violins courtesy of Renee Hunter.

Cat. nr. IVR013

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Track Name: Old & Grey
Laid, to rest like the roses at night
They awake at the break of dawn
But I will not

Wait for me, to decay, light the way
This dark misery clouds your dreams
Wait and see

Faint, like my lifeless flesh

Live and breathe, only cease, old and grey
Your thoughts will tempt, just refrain
The blood stains

Take another breath, near your chest, it stabs away
Layer by layer, eroding, it grips so tight
Thoughts will deepen, sinking hope, enticing despair
Tears so salty, corroding, your vision impaired

Taste your tears, drying your skin, parching thirst
Thoughts forgetting, time is flowing, years wasted
Old and grey, eyes betray, death so slow
Lights will fade, but still your heart hurts.

Come to me, come and stay, shine the way
This dark solemn path, all your dreams
Come with me.
Track Name: Beneath A Stone Grave
For years I have laid
Surrounded by silence
Undisturbed for years
In a death so peaceful

So what is this noise?
Has my crypt been disturbed?
So what is this noise?
Has its seal been opened?

Even though I lie
Entombed behind
This large stone grave
I feel a presence

I feel a warmth
The kind death knows not
I feel a warmth
The kind that betrays the living

"Oh mortal being
You have disturbed my sleep
And I ask why?
I don't encroach on the living
So why must you awaken the dead?
The fetid air is my resting place
And i wish to be left alone
In this darkness I wish to be
Surrounded by the cold of stone
Track Name: Marble Tears
In this barren season
Only once a year
Upon her fine face
drop the marble tears
Her cries are silent
But to touch these stones
Is to know her anguish
A fleeting sense of fear

Does she disturb
The realm of the dead?
Or is her presence
A bitter relief
For the one whose abode
Lies beneath the earth
Though he may rejoice
She laments her fate.

"This curse haunts me
I will never escape it
The fates binding
Those tempting cursed seeds"

"One season here
Three seasons living in fear
That fetid air
Oh how I dread it down there
I can't escape
When I am bound to this fate
Oh Hades hear
Your season's end draws near"

"Below the sunlight's reach
Dark magic bears the fruit
The cursed juice so sweet
That wicked curse by you…"

"Prisoned to be with you
Shall I never forget?
That day the earth opened
And swallowed up my grace"

In this barren season
Never twice a year
Down from her fair face
Pour the marble tears
Her pain is silent
But to take these stones
Is to share her anguish
And be cursed like her.
Track Name: The Stars Would Not Awake You
Streams, washing away, taking your remains
The sky, where you once dwelt, before you fell down
The stars, would not awake, to save you today
The earth, taker of life, giver of mourning

Sunlight, you seem so harsh
My eyes can't bare your warmth
Please recede and set
Let me grieve in the dark

Moonlight, you seem so pure
Your glow distracts my thoughts
Please rise and stay tonight
Help me, for I am alone

Dreams, moving away, flowing within me
Your face, once seemed so clear, now disappears
Your trace, formless in shape, shapeless in haze
Your name, I cannot say, I can't remember
Your face…
Track Name: A Cold Stale Goodbye
The night is young and the air is dangerous
I do not want you to leave this night
Don't think it's some childish paranoia
I sense that death's on his horse tonight

I turn away but for a moment
And you have left me on my own
This feeling grows like a seed inside me
It's vines are strangling my insides

I chase but you are too far
I stop to breathe this air
I hear the faintest footsteps
I feel his cold breath down my neck

The eyes of his wicked horse
Stare right into mine
The last thing that I feel
A cold, stale goodbye

Death has touched me
I hear faint cries
From her voice
Oh how sick she feels inside

The night is old and drenched in staleness
I did not want to leave you this night
Your eyes are filled with deep hysteria.
I sense that death won't come for a while