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Demiurgus

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1.
[Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Jimmy Pitts] [Solo- Nick Padovani]
2.
Arcane arts we call into the everblack On this day we shall bring you back Our blood for hers Equivalent exchange Dematerialized before my eyes and devoured by the void To save his life I’ll sacrifice yet another limb [Solo- Jimmy Pitts] Deformed, but not defeated We will get our bodies back Cursed are you who have broken the taboo, for your prying eyes have seen the truth Damned to suffer symbolic deformities, for a fleeting glimpse of eternity Unforeseen complication, ripped you from my womb to the tomb Distraught I sought reclamation- an eerie calm before the storm Ill cries cracked thunderous skies, as I gave birth to gloom For what lie in the center circle, was no longer the fruit of my womb [Solo- Hugo Doyon-Karout] From shadows abound- out of sight,without sound I find myself hopelessly pinned to the ground A dastardly qualm, a blade impales each palm- as homunculi psalm a grim requiem Shadows swell in as my nightmare begins Forced to complete human transmutation Banished from light for this perilous plight has cast me into a realm of eternal night [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Nick Padovani] Cursed are you who have broken the taboo, for your prying eyes have seen the truth Damned to suffer symbolic deformities, for a fleeting glimpse of eternity Cursed are you who have broken the taboo, for your prying eyes have seen the truth Damned to suffer symbolic deformities, for a fleeting glimpse of eternity [Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
3.
[Solo- Nick Padovani] Oh, foolish King of Xerxes, you seek immortality The means to your end- forsaking morality The price The lives of those that you rule A worthy sacrifice to pay the toll You’ve taken the bait A lust for power has sealed your fate Scribed throughout the sands of these tainted lands Alchemic sigils weave my twisted web of deceit You’ve been ensnared, your life now fodder for my flame Hands reach forth from beyond the gate, to collect my offering [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Phil Tougas] The all seeing eye, it beckons me Into a realm, mere mortals dare not see I'm called into the void, once more I see the truth The apex of all space and time Finally at long last- I shall abandon this flask The land falls silent as millions are sacrificed Granting me fathomless power and eternal life The limits of my abilities are unknown A living philosopher’s stone [Solo- Nick Padovani] The limits of my abilities are unknown A living philosopher’s stone [Solo- Nick Padovani]
4.
Homunculus, what have you done Brother of mine, Von Hohenheim I have escaped What have you done to me I’ve gifted you a body that will last all eternity At what cost The lives of my countrymen have been lost And now you stand before me draped in what appears to be a suit of my flesh Answer me Homunculus I was born of your blood, for that I’ve given you a name, awareness, knowledge, and purpose- A new life A vessel’s what I needed so this elaborate scheme I did arrange I suppose you could say it’s equivalent exchange Blood brothers entwined ‘til the end of time The scope of my schemes will haunt your very dreams I’ll shed this facade and become a god Blood brothers entwined ‘til the end of time [Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Phil Tougas] Can you feel them pulsing within The chorus of your comrades, slaves, and your king Echoing harmoniously in a wave of infinite screams [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Hugo Doyon-Karout] [Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Phil Tougas] Homunculus, for this you will breathe your last I will return, for now there is much to learn Go then, Hohenheim You’re trapped in this web of mine Blood brothers entwined ‘til the end of time The scope of my schemes will haunt your very dreams I’ll shed this facade and become a god Blood brothers entwined ‘til the end of time
5.
Shrouded 01:38
[Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Nick Padovani]
6.
Shrouded in sinister secrecy Arcane alchemy births pieces of me Willing my children into existence, a force from which there is no resistance Birthing homunculi- embodiment of sin As I cast out these imperfections, my ultimate scheme begins Using my seven deadly children and desires of man I string and harness the military of this chaotic land Pushing its borders beyond boundaries once perceived Alchemic atrocities, these puppets have been deceived Wrath, Pride, Gluttony, Lust, Envy, Sloth and Greed Our goal is strangulation For each task will be assigned, children, we will reap the souls of this nation Populating propaganda a constant state of war Blinded soldiers commit deeds of which they will abhor Orchestrating ominous onslaughts the shadow king unsoiled Our territories- stained by scarlet soil [Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Christian Muenzner] Beneath the surface- Sigil Insidious Transmutation circle- unparalleled Guiding the flow of this nation The Shadow King- Homunculus And artificial children fit to do his bidding Terrifying powers gifted by their crimson core Indispensable tools of war [Solo- Christian Muenzner] Wrath, Pride, Gluttony, Lust, Envy, Sloth and Greed Our goal is strangulation For each task will be assigned, children, we will reap the souls of this nation Seeking sovereign sacrifices who’ve been beyond the gate Human transmutation has forever changed their fates Perilous preparation, the promised day is near The birth of a new God all the Cosmos will revere Limits of my abilities are unknown, and the depths of my schemes will haunt your very dreams Perilous preparations the promised day is near The birth of a new God all the Cosmos will revere Limits of my abilities are unknown, and the depths of my schemes will haunt your very dreams Perilous preparations the promised day is near The birth of a new God all the Cosmos will revere
7.
Reincarnated 02:45
[Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Jimmy Pitts] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Jimmy Pitts]
8.
We are the creeping tendrils of our Father Wolves among sheep, herding the meek Spreading the reach of his web of deceit As he wills it, so shall it be Manifestation of destiny [Solo - Sanjay Kumar] Malleable flesh- my guise that which I despise An Imposter- lurking Marionettes- unaware of their strings Our agenda- triggering tragedy Veiled in the suit of a soldier, complete with gun in hand I’ll return this child to your precious holy land With but one life, I pluck upon the heartstrings of man Tension turns the tide- calculating genocide Predictable- the sheepish acts of mortal men Cycles of bloodshed that never end Instill disorder, a task for we Soulless servants of the Shadow King  [Solo - Jimmy Pitts] [Solo -Malcolm Pugh] [Solo - Colin Butler] [Solo - Nick Padovani] [Solo - Phil Tougas] [Solo - Sanjay Kumar] [Solo - Malcolm Pugh] [Solo - Colin Butler] [Solo - Nick Padovani] [Solo - Hugo Doyon-Karout] [Solo - Jimmy Pitts] [Solo - Phil Tougas] [Solo - Malcolm Pugh] [Solo - Colin Butler] [Solo - Nick Padovani] [Solo - Sanjay Kumar] [Solo - Phil Tougas] [Solo - Malcolm Pugh] [Solo - Colin Butler] These eyes have witnessed the death of a nation They have seen the horrors of w*r These hands have cast innocence to the abyss I have felt life turn to ash Alchemic soldiers carrying out grievous orders Progressing esoteric agenda I’ll expose corruption of the senior staff To do so, I must go deeper My only chance at a semblance of redemption is to root out the evil within [Solo - Phil Tougas] Honorable- though my intentions may be My actions are treasonous Behind the scenes- there lurk inhuman beings Homunculi- the likes of which cannot die For too long I’ve been a puppet Now I see my true ambitions Incinerate these miasmic fiends Bring order to a nation For every life stolen from my fellow man Flames are on the rise Cremating evil before my eyes Homunculus- witch who ensnares the minds of men This eve your heart shall burn in my hand Cinder and ash once flesh and cell Dualis Flamel [Solo- Nick Padovani] Homunculus- witch who ensnares the minds of men This eve your heart shall burn in my hand Cinder and ash once flesh and cell Dualis Flame l [Solo - Jimmy Pitts] Dualis Flamel [Solo - Hugo Doyon-Karout] Dualis Flamel
9.
[Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Nick Padovani]
10.
Welcome to the halls of this, my unhallowed bastion Sequestered deep beneath the stirring city streets Sovereign sacrifices, seized by my sickening silhouettes Each bare a burden of sin, steeped in hubris Impetuous alchemists, you who dared to gaze upon the truth Hopelessly trapped in this web of mine, for our fates are intertwined For centuries I have waited, now soon it shall come to pass Fifty million Amestrian lives will put untold power in my grasp Closer now my offerings for the moon has eclipsed the sun Through you my desires will finally come into fruition [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] The knowledge that Earth's collected since birth from iota to complex organism is now mine The knowledge that Earth's collected since birth from iota to complex organism is now mine Celestial waves wash over new graves as I ascend to the Heavens [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Nick Padovani] Tendrils reaching through the void Bridging the realm betwixt gates Into the eyes of the Infinite Cosmos I am he who swallowed God Omnipotence courses through me No longer a mere philosopher's stone- waking divinity No longer bound by flask nor suit of flesh This planet- my throne The Cosmos- my quest Impetuous alchemists, you dare to defy your deity Your efforts are futile Your alchemy- frugal But this, I’ll grant of thee Brother of mine- Von Hohenheim I’ll grant you the chance to speak your mind- for this Eve you die
11.
Ecliptic 01:27
Nate Miller- Erhu, Saw Ryan Cho- Viola
12.
With each year’s passing Centuries seemingly everlasting I walk amongst man, for they know not what I am Born of fabled atrocity Entombed within me are the lives of the lost Tormented whispers and wails echo a great many tales I carry with me the burden of your sin Hundreds of thousands buried just beneath my skin [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Jimmy Pitts] Those who reside inside have aided me in this plot Centuries of strife Your sins shall be for naught Together this army of lost should stand to counteract your atrocities This is the fall of the Demiurge The death of a deity A squall of souls coalesce in sky Crimson clouds rain back departed lives [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Nick Padovani]
13.
Oh, this fate was unforeseen calamity Dethroned by fleshborn treachery From a gaping hole in my chest- emissaries outstretch Pull me back to the void Back to my genesis [Solo- Jimmy Pitts] Shrouded silhouettes reach forth, penumbra tearing me particle from particle Beckoned by the ageless entity to palaver- the failure of my deeds Why, God, why would you refuse to become one with me Back to the void Back to the Truth Cast into exile [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Phil Tougas] Many names have I- the One, the All, the Truth They call me God, the World, the Universe, and Atom For this Eve I’ve summoned thee- you who so desperately wanted the all The plot you sought- the onslaught Defeated by humanoid squall Why was my pursuit of the arcane a taboo I merely sought to know the all to attain the Truth Dwarf you have not grown beyond your days in the flask Merely expelled desires and acquired a flesh mask The power in which you possess was stolen from those you detest All of that so called knowledge, such arrogance must be repressed For those who leave me besotted a special hell there is allotted A fate truly tailored for your sins- symbolic retribution [Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Hugo Doyon-Karout] [Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Phil Tougas] Oh, you who have failed to see enlightenment Out done by fleshborn quintessence Behold your barren portal of Truth- bleak with rancor Once your genesis, now your terminus Tell me what it was that I was supposed to do Before I’m bound once more, I’m begging for the Truth Dwarf you have not grown beyond your days in the flask Merely expelled desires and acquired a flesh mask The door to your destiny is open wide Do you dare take a look inside Listen closely for the words on my breath sentence you to a fate worse than death You who sought to have it all, condemned to a fate infinitesimal Banished is your free will, now you shall be a nameless iota that dwells within me [Solo- Tyler Cox] Dwarf you have not grown beyond your days in the flask Merely expelled desires and acquired a flesh mask Listen closely for the words on my breath sentence you to a fate worse than death You who sought to have it all, condemned to a fate infinitesimal Banished is your free will, now you shall be a nameless iota that dwells within me [Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Phil Tougas]
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Ouroboric 05:35
[Solo- Nick Padovani] [Solo- Hugo Doyon-Karout] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Denis Shvarts] [Solo- Jack Fliegler] [Solo- Sanjay Kumar] [Solo- Zach Hohn] [Solo- Jimmy Pitts] [Solo- Phil Tougas] [Solo- Nick Padovani]

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released March 8, 2019

Stevie Boiser | Vocals
Nick Padovani | Guitar, Nylon Guitar
Phil Tougas | Guitar, Nylon Guitar
Sanjay Kumar | Guitar
Hugo Doyon-Karout | Fretless Bass
Jimmy Pitts | Piano
Chason Westmoreland | Drums

Produced By Nick Padovani, Phil Tougas, Mike Low, And Equipoise
All Music Written And Performed By Equipoise
All Lyrics Written By Stevie Boiser
Orchestral Arrangements Written By Nick Padovani
Tracked And Engineered By Equipoise
Additional Re-Amping, Tracking And Engineering By Hugues Deslauriers
Mixed By Mike Low
Mastered By Zak Denham

Guest Vocals On “A Suit Of My Flesh” By Julien “Nutz” Deyres
Guest Solos On “Sigil Insidious” By Christian Muenzner
Guest Solos On “Dualis Flamel” By Malcolm Pugh
Guest Solos On “Dualis Flamel” By Colin Butler
Steel String Guitars On “Eve Of The Promised Day” By Colin Butler
Erhu And Saw On “‘Ecliptic” By Nate Miller
Viola On “Ecliptic” By Ryan Cho
Guest Solo On “Cast Into Exile” By Tyler Cox
Guest Solo On “Ouroboric” By Denis Shvarts
Guest Solo On “Ouroboric” By Jack Fliegler
Guest Solo On “Ouroboric” By Zach Hohn

Logo By Arpad Korenci
Artwork By Justin Si-Set Abraham

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