Tales of a Sightless City

by Mad God

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1.
Limerence 05:45
Wandering through the meadows I discovered a dark, enchanted wood Shifting faces gazing back upon me whispering in unknown tongues As I moved to turn around but in the corner of my eye I saw a lady running A look of fear in her eyes. I moved to chase her through the grinning trees As unseen hands grabbed at my clothes I did not know what I would find ahead I just knew that must keep pressing on I found myself in a clearing, the smell of burning herbs and incense I gazed upon the maiden bathing in a pool She called out to me and in an instant I found myself beside of her Her hands all over me Yeah And as I felt the blood run down my chest From an unseen wound torn in my throat As gore and viscera sprayed up into the air The maiden laughing, feasting on my flesh Alright now.
2.
The general rides across the line, shouting orders we may die tonight He sees the men are terrified, word is the enemy can't die Corpses raised up to fight, black magic fills the night Faced with death and defeat we call upon dark forces Embracing the night The priests they chant their phrases and breath in the smoke of the Old Gods The magic of the pagan gods flows through our veins Out comes the champion, armoured all in green He raises his voice to the heavens and lets out his scream Green Guardian Arise green guardian, born of earth infused with chaos His sword brings judgement, his visage feared All around him lie the mages, ripped limb from limb He turns his sword to us to cleanse us from the Earth.
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I have been reborn, wrought by centuries of fire And my soul may perish I will fight the encroaching dark The cursed one and the first flame. Through fire and ice and underground I will seek the hidden crowns When reunited the old king once proud Will grant us power to overcome death The cursed one and the first flame I face the arbitration of many years of sin Invading those whose souls can be easily sought Thirsting for blood I wish to be drenched in blood Thirsting for blood I bear the curse, yet I am to become king Of life or death, either way As I begin to ascend the cycle begins again I am the cursed one I am the chosen undead The cursed one and the first flame
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Across galaxies I ride Wicked demons close behind Crossing nebula's my mind begins to fade I inhale gravity to bring me back to sanity Magnificent places I have seen Watched the Mountains of Mars topple and fall Visited Planet Caravan And watched myself die standing on the edge of time Through space and time I have lived While wicked demons draw ever closer And as I fall back down to Earth Thoughts of murder and drugs fill my mind. Yeah
5.
Smoke from the candles rose, to the thatched roof above Underneath it robed figures waited They drew the rites in black sand on the ground And breathed deep of the Old Gods sacred herb In came the sacrifice A female child dressed all in white Bearing the symbol of our unholy lord They lay her on the table Using a stone knife they cut into her Addled by the drugs the child makes not a sound Gently she drifts away But what the cultists find, they did not wish to find Entity of smoke and blood.

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Tales of a Sightless City has been in the making since 2015 and we are finally proud to present Mad God's first full length album.

Mad God is heavily inspired by the works of H.P Lovecraft, evident by our name which is a reference to the great old one Cthulhu. The songs are a collection of horror stories about nightmares, drugs and the things that keep us awake at night. A slow descent into madness.

We are Hillsong for Cthulhu.

We are Mad God.

credits

released July 1, 2017

Guitar and vocals - Tim
Bass - Jarred
Drums - Patrick

Album Artwork by Lyle Van'Dango

Drums recorded at Darkstar Studios by Chad de Aguiar.
Thanks to Kevin Leicher for letting us use his amazing studio space.
Guitars recorded at Backline Studios by Baby (Evert Snyman).

Rest of the album tracked, mixed and mastered by Tim Harbour. Thanks to Pat for a second ear on the mastering.

All music and lyrics written by Tim except the music for Green Guardian which was written by Tim and Pat.

Also thank you to anyone who has been a part of our journey and process in realising this album. Without the support from our families, loved ones, the people who come to our shows and the bands who inspire us in the South African music scene we wouldn't be where we are today. Goat Throne, Corax, Ruff Majick, The Deaf Commission, Pollinator and STRAGE, whether you play stoner rock, sludge, doom or just support our music, you guys have been part of the reason we keep doing this, so thank you.

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Mad God is a psychedelic doom metal band from Johannesburg, South Africa.

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