Identities

by Red Sun Revival

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Following their critically acclaimed debut album “Running from the Dawn” (2012,) and popular 4-track EP “Embers” (2014), Red Sun Revival now release their much anticipated second album “Identities”. “Identities” features nine original songs in addition to a re-mixed version of their 2014 single “Mistakes” featuring newly recorded vocals. All songs also feature live drums courtesy of Simon Rippin (The Nefilim, NFD, The Eden House, Adoration.) As with the band’s previous releases, these new songs have been painstakingly mixed and produced by Stephen Carey (The Eden House, Adoration, NFD, This Burning Effigy.). “Identities” represents a new direction for Red Sun Revival, whilst retaining the essential elements of the band’s characteristic sound. The songs are a mixture of both upbeat and brooding pieces and together form part of a broader narrative told throughout the album. Red Sun Revival are proud to release “Identities” on 19 June 2015.

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released June 19, 2015

Music by Vaughan (Rob) Leydon and Panos Theodoropoulos*

Lyrics by Rob Leydon

*Additional vocals by Christina Emery on ‘Echoes’ and ‘The Condemned Part I’ and additional keyboards by Sam Morrison on ‘The Condemned Part I’

Performances by:

Rob Leydon - Vocals, Keyboards, Clean Guitar
Matt Helm - Rhythm/Lead Guitar
Panos Theodoropoulos - Bass Guitar
Christina Emery - Electric Violin, Backing Vocals
Simon Rippin - Drums
Sam Morrison - Keyboards (‘The Condemned Part I’)

Recorded by Rob Leydon**
Mixed and produced by Stephen Carey
Mastered by David Blackman at Hiltongrove Mastering
Artwork and graphic design Jonny Helm, Matt Helm, and Sarah Channing-Wright

** Drums recorded by Stephen Carey

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Red Sun Revival are an alternative/gothic rock band formed in London, England in 2011. The line-up consists of vocalist/guitarist Rob Leydon, guitarist Matt Helm, bassist Panos Theodoropoulos, and violinist Christina Emery. The band’s sound is defined by sonorous vocals with intricate, often sparkly guitars which float over driving bass lines and weave amongst haunting violin harmonies. ... more

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Track Name: Premonition
Another silent word
Another premonition
The seeds of our destruction have been sown within our hearts
I've seen it all unfurled
A dreadful revelation
Too late to change the past
The moments last

With God as my witness I'm betrayed as I'm forewarned
I still proclaim but you can't hear at all
You look so bewildered are you wondering at last?
What consequences wait and will they ever come to pass?

You're living for today
You're living in the moment
It's always been the same it seems you'll always be this way
"Are you contented now?"
I cried in all my torment
Or are these just imaginary sounds?

I've seen into the future and perceived the course of time
A prophet or an oracle well I just can't decide
I've seized an opportunity to change the things to come
I didn't quite persuade you now whatever have we done?
Track Name: Echoes
Who was I yesterday?
And will I be the same this time tomorrow?
Do you recall my name?
Perhaps you know how long I've been this way?
But if I'm not mistaken
I once knew your face quite well
You've changed and what you've suffered I can't tell
Who's casting this reflection and who stands before me now?
There's someone you remind me of somehow

Should I remember you today?
The sacrifice you made
I'm helpless but I'm not afraid
Are you an echo of the past
Returned to me at last
From all these years apart

Intangible are rare
The glimpses of a life I once remembered
Like vapours in the air
They drift away in silent motion there
And though you seem so different some small trace of you remains
I recognise the evidence this way
You've come here to remind me of a promise made back then
I wonder if we'll ever meet again
Track Name: Four Walls
Within my room
All sorrow seems so far away
And oh so soon
They're drifting in my wake
And when they're gone
I won't preserve a cherished thought for long
They're all consumed
In time within my room

From these four walls
There's no escape at all
There's nothing else I'm sure
I feel afraid no more
Where I belong
These walls and not beyond
Invulnerable and strong
I'll miss them when they're gone

There's no sunlight
No windows and no furniture
It's cold at night
Asleep to all the world
But I'm just fine
Protected from the threats that lurk outside
Are all my fears
Inconsequential here?
Track Name: The Reckoning
In a heartbeat
My whole life flashed by
Though I'm silent and I can't speak
I still know the reasons why
My accusers
Line up one by one
They delight as I discover
The true source from which they come

Close my eyes for the reckoning time
Don't break my fall
In the silence
You'll hear my cries no more
All these promises worthy and kind
Won't save my soul
Every virtue
Redeems no crime at all

In an instant
All this will be gone
In this moment I consider
The life I've known so long
No defences
No resistance stands
No illusions or defences
We leave with what we have
Track Name: Fade in Time
I'm searching the sky
Across the horizon
I see the world on fire from where I stand
I'm certain to find
The end at hand
Tall flames that dance and blaze across this land

And when the evidence is gone
We're in the shadows there beyond
Will we awaken in the end?
And from the ashes rise again

We fade in time
Will we escape with all our lives?
To waste outside
Among the ruins left behind
For all our fears
Will we prevail beyond destruction far and near?
In time out here

Proud arches and towers
Outstretching before me
Great monuments to last a thousand years
I look for them now
But they're not here
Fine halls and vast stone walls that once stood near

Are we forsaken here today?
And will our legacy remain?
In undiscovered vaults and shrines
Beneath the surface in decline
Track Name: In Your Name
You whisper to me
I hear your voice
You pull the strings and I don't even have a choice
You paint a picture
A place in time
And as you bend me to your will I fall in line

Am I the weapon in your hand upon this day
You understand that I'm defending you this way
Will I consent to your demands
Just like a prisoner in your arms
I'm torn apart on your command in and your name

Without instruction
You guide my hand
When I dispense your justice nothing else will stand
As you work through me
In ways unknown
Are you inside or are you testing my resolve?

However can we save them all in time?
A pity for the ones still left behind
Track Name: Mistakes (Album Version)
I don't know what you want
I don't know what you need
I'm so possessed it's hard to see reality
You inhabit my thoughts
I imagine you're near
But when I get too close you turn and disappear

So I made mistakes forsaken one
Do you still believe you'll never fall in love?
Sometimes when I see your face in dreams
Everything becomes just like a memory

I'm afraid all the time
I don't know what to do
There's something indiscernible about you
And wherever you are
And whatever you chose
I'll try to understand if you still want me to

I'll make the same mistakes again
And choose the path of least resistance then
I hear a voice that makes no sound
But only words can reconcile us now
Track Name: The Condemned Part I
You've seen the thoughts
Here in my mind
You know their forms and I'm betrayed again this time
They all bear witness to the things I've said and done
Am I condemned and will your retribution come
Track Name: The Condemned Part II
I see the same day pass before my eyes
Am I a memory of life?
And every moment in this lifetime knows no end
Whenever will I wake again?

These hands before my face seem real right now
They feel the same somehow
The air I breath is cold upon my face
Who dares to leave this place?

Now every day for all eternity right here
Alone for all these years
And still the same events transpire again each day
They always end this way
Track Name: The Awakening
Suddenly the waves are all around
We drift upon the water and descend before we drown
And as we swirl into the vortex one last time
The depths arise to meet us and we're buried here alive

Are your's the only words of which I'm sure?
You follow in my footsteps and appear to me no more
And I perceive your final resting place right now
The half remembered faces on the streets and in the crowds