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The Ancestry

by Echo Tail

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Grains of sand falling buried hands in flame Shining the sun on my face The feeling is so unreal Imagine the sky so deep Endulge the clouds on me This ascension's never ending My return is now delayed I could make a deal this feeling's too much to love Keep me here in this decay It is my place to stay Burning the skin to ash spreading it all so thin bathe in the fire it sticks i can smell the desire
You turn into the shapes within my dreams shifting I can never render the moments here when I am lost in you In the reality I realise that we live within Desolation The time I sleep within my mind It never ages my soul I reside in my own secrecy Its more than I can bear I realise that we live within Desolation
Integers 03:52
Sharing this path with you is all I wanted You make the reason to start again so easy I am so blessed to have you here with me I count the days my life became your dream I give my everything to pull you through Make sure you give me your hand too So that we can still count our time here Masquarades never fit our desire and our pain Its much easier without the mask I am so blessed to have you here with me I count the days my life became your dream
Rune/Ruin 04:09
My favourite past-time is chasing you down streets You know that it stimuates your brain To the point where it stops your feet And make you lay on the ground Your bones are cold and brittle I want to crack them to the beat of your heart You wait for me to push you through the pavement You may think I am a fantasist But you have seen nothing yet You wait for me to push you through the pavement
Assume that we deserve this all Running around in circles Praying that we could end this repeat Nothing could be sweeter Living in repetition Proves that we're further apart then before Lets keep building a myth Keep believing that this will break soon Changing the atmosphere These lies will only get us so far Turning in clockwise positions Hoping our escape comes faster Its a shame that we face away We are cowards in the end
Light this message clear Today will be the breakthrough Thoughts are stuck in traffic But my words are in transit to you Did you lose them on the way to me? Borrowing time and being here with you Makes the night chill with your embrace Falling through ceilings with you Is the only thing I want to do Guide the moon to the sea and drown our love within the clouds When did our feelings seem so far apart?
Closing doors on me The emperor of emptiness Seems like the best role when you live alone I'm used to be being avoided It spreads like wildfire Disconnection infinite It never ends, it will never end Shouting across the room It never listens The empire falls you screwed up
(instrumental) Am I from the same tree? Or am I a broken branch?


'The Ancestry' is the eighth album release for the band.

The idea for this album is to be the end of the trilogy that included the themes from 'Hold the Throne' and 'King Defeatism'; about the rise and fall of an imperial family that ruled a kingdom to ruin. These past albums were instrumentals and the challenge this time round was how to incorporate the lyrics to a concept that started off without words. 'The Ancestry' is an exploration of different perspectives after the fall of the imperial family from various characters within the kingdom, all portraying how freedom, which can breed hope, love and belief, cannot prevent the terrors of betrayal, violence and hate. After so many generations of being on a leash and being dictated, how can the kingdom sustain itself without the guidance?

We wanted this album to be more of an open interpretation of the lyrics but it's nice to have some context also. A more personal reason this album relates to ancestry is that this album is a mix of all our previous work; from the heavy riffs from 'Mirroring' to the dream-like atmospheres of 'Fields of Vision', we wanted to encapsulate all this influences and produce something to progress these sounds further, and we hope that we have succeeded in this.

We would like to thank you for supporting us and we send our massive love to you all for helping us achieve what we have done so far.


released February 20, 2017

Mark Stebbing - vocals, guitars, bass, synth, production, mastering
Tom Stebbing - drums


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Echo Tail Cambridge, UK

Echo Tail is an alternative rock band that started in August 2014. The album releases are based on concepts surrounding particular themes and the music focuses on dreamlike atmospheres and heavy riffs. New album, "A Brief Escape From Life", out 9th April on Bandcamp, Spotify and other music streaming platforms. ... more

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