Sight in shadow

by Voidstalker

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about

This is our debut album! 10 songs, professionally recorded to the highest standard, we have worked very hard to make this the best we possibly could for you and your earholes.

Some of the nice things people have said about Sight in Shadow:

"The likes of Opeth, Soundgarden and System Of A Down have been cited as influences and one listen to the band and you’ll see why - they shine through their sound. Guitar driven, they have a dark, shadowy vibe capped by Emily Garrard’s confident vocals that succeed in being both soulful and powerful.

Each member has a eclectic taste and so their sound is pulled in a myriad of directions which keep the listener guessing. Be they channeling the low end of Black Sabbath, the progressive leanings of everyone’s favourite madman Devin Townsend or revelling in the spirit of Faith No More or a full throttle Deftones, there is plenty to sink your teeth into"
- Phil Weller, manchesterrocks.webs.com


"Excellent musicianship on display here, it always pleases me to see a guitarist with a 7-string guitar who actually uses more than the bottom 2 strings and explores the extra range that instrument provides!"
- Thomas Black, Hazard Media

"If we ever get our hands on an interstellar battlecruiser, bristling with planet killing missiles, we'd definitely call it Voidstalker.

How to describe their sound? Imagine dreaming about Gallon Drunk on acid in an alternative universe, it's psychedelic, prog rock, post modernistic power punk, poetically, intensely, darkly powerful stuff. There is a creatively intelligent and organic feel to Voidstalkers music."
- The Quantum Poet, Surroundedby.co.uk

credits

released February 22, 2014

Voidstalker are (On this record):
Emily Garrard - Lead and backing vocals
Stuart Cowley - Guitars and backing vocals
Ashleigh Talbot - Bass and backing vocals
Joe Roberts - Drums

All music and lyrics by Stuart Cowley & Emily Garrard

An Iron Vine Production
Produced by Stuart Armriding, recorded at Iron Vine Studio & Spirit Studio, Manchester
Mixed and Mastered at Iron Vine Studio
Artwork design by Naufragus Simia
Inside spread photo taken by Charlotte Taylor

For info:
www.voidstalker.com
www.facebook.com/thisisvoidstalker

Booking: voidstalker@live.co.uk

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Voidstalker Manchester, UK

Manchester based life music!

Formerly 4 piece progressively leaning rock band (Sight in Shadow was the result of this time), we are now writing as an acoustic duo (without loosing the 7 string guitar)

Debut album 'Sight in shadow' was released on 22nd February 2014

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Track Name: Cage
The air is thick with culture
Burning silence underneath
A million eyes gaze round but all see the same thing
And as the rain beats down
Onto the barren city streets
Are we the only ones that see?
That we live in a contradiction
The death of fact for the birth of fiction
Dont dare offend so they always aim to please

Let me out of the cage or come on in
Let me out of the cage or come on in

Give me silence what I want its all I need
To quit believing in a world of fallacy
Lack the patience needed to live in mediocrisy
Are we the only ones that see?
That we live in a contradiction
The death of fact for the birth of fiction
Dont dare offend so they always aim to please

Let me out of the cage or come on in
Let me out of the cage or come on in

These rules mean nothing to this brain
washed pride leaves the masses i their sway
Let your fears run away with your open mind
All we need is time, all we need is time
To burn this blindfold and open up your eyes

Let me out of the cage or come on in
Let me out of the cage or come on in...
Track Name: Gilded Mask
You say so because I dont know or care why
Why would I?
Been let down, firmer firm ground
Cold ego tells a story

Speak like you never judge and hold your head up firmly

Blame the other for the change
And don't forget
You're just another memory to me

Give out answers like betrayal
Keep your distance if you're able
I've pretended for too long now
That distant pain is buried under

Spill solvent on your soul
When it all goes
There's nothing true about your gilded mask

Pull the shards into place
And invent yourself another past

Give out answers like betrayal
Keep your distance if you're able
I've pretended for too long now
That distant pain is buried under

Give out answers like betrayal
Keep your distance if you're able
I've pretended for too long now
That distant pain is buried under

You don't own me
You don't
You don't own me now!
Track Name: Hotel Hovel
The old man in your dreams
Tells a future you will see
About where you will go
And what you will be
But he's just a phantom of an imagination wild
He has no place in this space and time

What is a thought but the key to a cage?
What are drugs but the rivers to erode you away?

Blinded by guidance
Pretentious messiahs
Preach from their high street plateau
So just burn your obsessions
Or be naked and alone
Wearing opinions that you never owned

What is a thought but the key to a cage?
What are drugs but the rivers to wash you away?
What is a thought but the key to a cage?
What are drugs but the rivers to erode you away?

The drones are washing themselves of themselves
With smoke that just leaves a stain on their minds
The queen never says she will lock you away
In a hive hotel for castaways
Away...
Track Name: Man in the storm
See the water running down
The rising well so very tall
See the eye so very round
Falling with your true loves name
In the desert now they hide
Speaking with their different phrase
Turning all your paths around
Symbols of your past are found

And it hurts you so
It hurts you so

Fallen stars you found too soon
Whispering fate and fortunes fools
In the dark you find your name
Many time and time again, and time and time again
Watch the love you hate to give
Feeling lost you turn around
To find the futures on your back
Carried by your weary hands

And it hurts you so
It hurts you so
Track Name: Swift Revenge
In this thought space
No links to the outside
Surrounded by memories I wait
I wait...
If I lost myself here I would not know
Keep on waiting until my surroundings flood within

Imagination can become real
That how I found you
Inside my own dreams
I told you I would return
I will take you away with me
Forever

There is no darkness here
It's only what we make
This time is yours
My gift to you
You can make it yours
Or you can make it ours
Or you can destroy
As you don't trust
In everything you see

Imagination can become real
That how I found you
Inside my own dreams
I told you I would return
I will take you away with me
Forever

Destroy me in your past
And keep me a memory
I will take my control
And rise...

Trust in me
What choice do you have?
At the end of your life and
Theres only one way to go
All your life was filled
With choices
And you chose this
You chose to create
Me
Track Name: The Pirate Song
There's a war on these waves
Hoist the sails into the sky
There's the dead and the living
And the ones that cant decide
But fight and unite
For the freedom we once knew
Voidstalkers
coming for you!

Load (we're gonna), load (we're gonna),
Load the guitar cannons
Shoot (we're gonna), shoot (we're gonna),
Shoot them at the enemy
Load (we're gonna), load (we're gonna),
Load the riff cannons
Shoot (ready), shoot, (aim) shoot
Them all down to hell (FIRE!)

Why did i agree to write this song?
It's all gone so wrong....

All the cannons will be shot
But not into hell
For I am pure Evil
And my plans I will tell
Before the dawn comes they will be on me crew
Or walking the plank is what they will do so

Load (we're gonna), load (we're gonna),
Load the guitar cannons
Shoot (we're gonna), shoot (we're gonna),
Shoot them at the enemy
Load (we're gonna), load (we're gonna),
Load the riff cannons
Shoot (ready), shoot, (aim) shoot
Them all down to hell (FIRE!)

Why did i agree to write this song?
It's all gone so wrong...

Theres always more fun when there's
Always more fun when there's
Always more fun when there's rum!
Track Name: Lung Butter
It starts
When you're lying in bed
Wondering if the timers out
On the pressure fuse in your head
You know that this isn't right
And there's no reason to be feeling that your muscles are bound tight

So I take a page from the wall
Read letters, cant attach a meaning at all
So i stare at the page from the wall
Can't think of anything for the

Lung Butter
True pathogen blues
Lung Butter
Holds no excuse
Lung Butter
Put's your throat in a noose
Lung Butter
Doesn't give a reason to you
Lung butter
When its holding your cards you are screwed
Cos it wants you

Sunrise arrives and puts the night time to bed
Thoughts can't travel far within the contents of your waterlogged head
The heat sets your mind alight
And by twenty two to seven revelations are in sight

Surrounded by leopards in black velvet gowns
Angry shadows and a man who spins his head like an owl
Playing his keyboard his notes dark and load
He's just another victim of

Lung Butter
True pathogen blues
Lung Butter
Holds no excuse
Lung Butter
Put's your throat in a noose
Lung Butter
Doesn't give a reason to you
Lung butter
When its holding your cards you are screwed
Cos it wants you

One bizarre world has it's madness on show
Its people wear masks and don't seek whats important
Wasted in bed with a feverish glow
Think Im awake but it segways and segways away
Blurs up the lines from what is and can never be
Chained to the Earth
Made my choice on which way to go
Think I'm awake but I'll never
I'll never
I'll never
I'll never know
Track Name: Not Quite Right
Where the light shines on you
Different colours all around
There are things I think you knew
This is not a normal situation

Underneath the surface
I've not been quite right
Why can't you see?
These defenses are burying me

Telling secrets in the dark
But it doesn't mean I'm any closer to your heart
So tell me what you need
Cos' I don't ever want to let you down again

There are many ways to make a smile
And everyone is just as beautiful to me
So there's no reason to hide
You should be happy now
Not holding in your pain

Underneath the surface
I've not been quite right
Why can't you see?
These defenses are burying me

Underneath the surface
I've not been quite right
Why can't you see?
These defenses are killing me
Track Name: Nurture Vs Nunchuck
You've been floating around again, flaunting yourself
So everybody will know and everybody sees
Justified by the actions of those who know you the most
You feast on
Another socialite gathering that's just not to be missed
Those unmerciful hormones will draw in what you'd resist
As the watered down liquor slowly loosens your grip
You lose a part of yourself

You make me question why I tolerate this

A slave to the lowbrain and its chemical hits
There's nothing complex about you yet you still baffle me
Etch your name on the christened and throw your
Shit at the rest
Taking trips with your ego
Fuel your hearts fastest beat
A needless Jesus still has judases that he cant defeat
You keep on turning those heads to press them into the sheets
You might as well be alone

You make me question why
I tolerate this
And I can assert
What we both know is right
But still you’ll lie with me tonight

And still you wont believe it
And still you wont believe it

As the millions wasted
Look to their home from their floors
This hollow little world is whole
Its all over the walls, it covers the floor
Pieces of ego
Not secured

I've emptied
Myself into you
A part of me
Now a part of you
There's nothing here
At least nothing new
The hole in me
For the hole in you
Track Name: Mouse
Come here
Wasting my time
With sweet talk and memories
That girl is gone
And she’s locked the door now
Find me a future
And I'll make my own before you

Falling in love with you
Feels like, falling away from you
And I just can't hold on anymore

Come here
With empty promises
Now I can keep myself warm
And away from you
I can hold the silence forever
Until you think to ask me
What it was worth to you?

Falling in love with you
Feels like, falling away from you
And I just can't hold on anymore

SURFACE

Come here
With these stains
Wasted opportunities, it’s me that you blame
The clocks are changing
Set always to these small distractions
So that we never question
The things we should
The things that we should...