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Order & Chaos

by Karybdis

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1.
Kronos 04:30
KRONOS The cosmos glistens in my eyes, I see beyond. I look inside, Every corner of my mind. Searching for you, To let go of this beastly burden, Become realigned And let the passion re-ignite. You never know when Our time will end When life will transcend. When you're in the flow Embrace reality before your grip let's go. And I know I Cling to your gravity, Cause I can't let you go. I get the sense I'm not alone. Abandon logic and reason, To free my soul. The more you learn The less you know. Now I descern and despise Every truth, Every lie. As I watch the fabric of reality unreveal. Wide awake every night, Thoughts that travel at the speed of light, Overflowing insanity. I have to close my eyes to see. For when the visions start to go And feelings are fleeting Where only death can grow. Destroyer, Creator. Concealed in eternity. Our tragedies decay. We're fighting Inner demons That fear our comfort to the end. I get the sense I'm not alone. Abandon logic and reason To free my soul. The more you learn The less you know. Cross the impossible plane, Find the mystics who dwell there. Ever deceiving, Forever dreaming of this world. Waiting to be reconciled. Where the rains (Where the rains) Defy (Defy) Gravity. Lost in the chronicle of ages, They wisper insanity. Lifeless but breathing, Searching for meaning in this world. Existing within our minds. Behold the cost of creation. No order and chaos reigns. A mythical world Prophesys Tells the end of Time. No order and chaos reigns. Our tragedies decay. We're fighting Inner demons That fear our comfort to the end, But truth be told, I get the sense I'm not alone. Abandon logic and reason To free my soul. The more you learn The less you know.
2.
The Moirai 04:43
THE MORAI As I slip into despair Falling. Cast through the veil of mystery. Flying through a world without fate, Orchestrated and betrayed by Gods Descendants of The Primordial ones Creators of destiny, From the shadows they weave The Morai Spin their web eternally I hear their voice I feel my mortality, But their words stay hidden from me. Was I chosen for nothing? I cannot escape this Void As I waste the days away, And fall into silence. Break through The walls within so that I can breathe. Night and day Granddaughters of Titans The Weavers disinvolved As mankind search for meaning Within their woe. The ground gives way and swallows me Descendants of The Primordial ones, Creators of destiny. In the dark of night, I hear the terrified, Within their cries I hear words that were once hidden from me. I am the voice you heard Unbound origin of darkness Creator Destroyer Your fate's woven in the fabric And when the body burns And all's left Are embers and ashes Reignite Your purpose, your life Reignite Sever the thread, Create your own. So mesmerized By demised egos Within the embers I will grow. The futures free The past is set in stone. As I sever the ties Create my own. Within the embers I will grow. Crushing the woven fates internally I hear their voice, I feel my mortality Are your words still hidden from me? Was I chosen for nothing? I cannot escape this Void As I waste the days away And fall into silence. And when the body burns And all that's left are embers And ashes reignite Your purpose and your life.
3.
Maya Valles 03:30
MAJA VALLES Infinite frozen endless night. Deserted paradise (Sailing) Through the spiralling void (Chaos) Is the force in which we propel, Unconsciously. Chasing life through the darkness till you realise. You're out of your depth, A parasite. Terraforming that which has been stained with blood. We stare at the stars As they speak to me. The beast inside dreaming of the day he'll be set free. To the place where I belong. (Until I cease) Running from The sun that never shone. The unknown Empty vessel Unexplored. Signs of extinct life read between the lines. Bruised and beaten Maja Valles. (Fated) To never see what's right in front of me (Faded) Unfathomably. A wretched light bleeds from my heart Lacking will and determination. (Hatred) I lose control, I'm getting lost, I'm getting (Spacey) Self inducing apathy. An endless fight set to dethrone The malevolent force in me. So set me free. To the place where I belong. Until I cease, Running from The sun that never shone The god of war An epiphany Through the past you are reborn. Uncovering the sights Of a world once alive now war torn. Our world be warned. The scorched earth (A vision of the end) In my burning dreams, Surrendering what life remains in me I will be mourned. (As madness descends) The final catastrophe in view. As time between us takes its toll. And our never ending night takes us home. Finding forever in memories With you. (With you) With you. Is where I belong. I finally cease Running from The sun that never shone. (So set me free) To the place where I belong. Until I cease, Running from The sun that never shone
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Tartarus 05:25
TARTARUS Glow Under the light of the evening star. Working away at the wisdom of who you truly are. Intrepidly believing without a hope When you're looking at life Through the lens of a horrorscope. And from the depths Of death we rise. An empty promise of freedom leaves us Sleepwalking. Enforcing addiction to life. And I'll break all the habits Surrounding The faith of human kind. Contorting the mind, Turn the glass and you will see, The cycle of destruction, A never ending destiny. Yeah Working away at the wisdom of who you truly are. And as you wait up for the morning sun And curse the way you're wondering where all the days have gone. To drift out of thought and time alluring Chaos Into Existence. I exist now distorting your dreams Exploring your torments As I hear the night sing to me. Taint the atmosphere As you rot, as you dewll. With Tartarus revealing your fate, Welcome to hell. Feel their grip getting tighter and tighter, Feel their fingers their piercing. Tearing through skin, Scream as your soul Let's go Searching for light in the sorrow within. Immursed in your ire Sinking deeper through this, Cascading kiss Of Misery's mistress. Unrevered Desolation Nowhere to hide Nowhere to run. Finding peace Before I'm undone. Ethereal bliss As I dream Empyrean. Rage Subsides Moments of clarity begin to shine. Cease the madness. Breathe the light. Open up the wings of the soul If only to Cease the madness. Breathe the light. Open up the wings of the soul, If only to fly. Sever this place Cut the ties Cut the baleful beings The serpants under guise. Neverending Scars Penetrate the void. Fears are on fire Unfrightened by desires reach A shadow washes over me, Once again now I can breathe. From the depths of death I rise one more time Soaking the feelings up before I descend. Into the madness of my mind From the depths I rise. Unrevered Desolation Nowhere to hide Nowhere to run. Finding peace Before I'm undone. Ethereal bliss As I dream Empyrean.

about

Conceived as a concept EP based around Gustav Holst’s ‘The Planets’ suite, Order and Chaos explores classical themes and melodies reimagined through a modern lens. Drummer/composer Mitch McGugan explains: ‘We have always been fascinated by learning more about the cosmos. After watching 'The Planets in Concert' with Brian Cox, a program that interspersed the famous collection of pieces by Gustav Holst with Brian Cox- explaining how our understanding of the planets has changed in the last 100 years, it made me want to experiment with some of the motifs and see if they would work in a completely different genre of music. We (Karybdis) have always used strings as part of our sound, but we really wanted to push the boat out and utilise not only a multitude of strings, but a choir and a brass section as well.’

As guitar riffs began to blend with orchestral arrangements, it became clear that vocalist Rich O’Donnell would have to stretch himself to keep up ‘I’ve really tried to push myself on this EP and tried to explore some of the melodic undertones of my voice, while I’m still striving to be as heavy as possible there’s certain moments that required me to scale things back and think about how I can work with the choir and string parts to create something truly unique.’


As the EP began to take shape it became clear that the best choice to helm production was new guitarist Dave Klussmann who has previously worked with the likes of Oceano, Enterprise Earth, Chiasmata and Fraktions. Dave: ‘When Karybdis approached me to join the band, I was equally excited by the prospect of producing as I was by writing and performing. This was a somewhat daunting task, due to the lineage of excellent guitarists and producers who have worked with the band in the past, but I feel I have achieved my goal of crafting a sound that encompasses the established vibes of previous material while adding new twists and progressing the sound of the band to new heights.’



The band began tracking at Lightship 95 Studios in early July and wrapped production In October 2021. 2 music videos accompanied this release, first 'Maja Valles' then 'Kronos'.

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released December 3, 2021

'Order & Chaos' mixed and produced by Dave Klussmann

Drums Recorded by Dave Holmes at LightShip95 studios
www.lightship95.com

Karybdis is:

Rich O'Donnell - Vocals
Dave Klussmann - Guitar
Jay Gladwin- Bass
Mitch McGugan- Drums


Orchestration Composition: Mitch McGugan
Orchestration Editing: Vincenzo Prestigiacomo

Also Features:
Bertie Anderson (Soprano)
Oliver Izod (Bass)
Mitch McGugan (Tenor, Violin, Viola)
Elisheba Stevens (Cello)
Sam Ewens (Trumpet, Trombone)
Sasha Koushk-Jalali (Tuba)


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Formed in 2009, Karybdis are a powerhouse with Death/Groove and Hardcore influences.

Their most recent release, 'Order & Chaos' was released in December 2021

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