Sun Dethroned

by Moonshade

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    Physical version of Moonshade's debut album, "Sun Dethroned" (Art Gates Records, 2018).

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    About "Sun Dethroned":

    "Sun Dethroned is a conceptual work that deals with a two-sided personification of the human condition, in the form of two romantically involved main characters that simbolize the abstract concepts of “good” and “evil”: Lenore and God of Nothingness, the latter represented in the album cover.

    Throughout this piece a story is told of which the most important events are the death of Lenore (“good”), that lead God of Nothingness (“evil”) towards a spiralling descent into wrath and madness, eventually consuming all reality, including himself, finally abandoning his pitiful existence in a sea of regrets where, in essence, he mourns his lost love and mourns the innocence of his madness.

    In short, Sun Dethroned functions as a parabola that highlights the need for balance while firmly stating the cost of its absence."

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    Get the full "Sun Dethroned" experience with our limited edition "Lenore" t-shirt and our debut album, "Sun Dethroned".


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Digital version of Moonshade's debut album, "Sun Dethroned" (Art Gates Records, 2018)

"Sun Dethroned is a conceptual work that deals with a two-sided personification of the human condition, in the form of two romantically involved main characters that simbolize the abstract concepts of “good” and “evil”: Lenore and God of Nothingness, the latter represented in the album cover. Throughout this piece a story is told of which the most important events are the death of Lenore (“good”), that lead God of Nothingness (“evil”) towards a spiralling descent into wrath and madness, eventually consuming all reality, including himself, finally abandoning his pitiful existence in a sea of regrets where, in essence, he mourns his lost love and mourns the innocence of his madness. In short, Sun Dethroned functions as a parabola that highlights the need for balance while firmly stating the cost of its absence."

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released October 26, 2018

Lyrics and Lead Vocals by Ricardo Pereira
Guitars and Backing Vocals by Pedro Quelhas & Daniel Laureano
Bass Guitar by Nuno Barbosa
Keyboard Arrangements by Nuno Barbosa & Pedro Quelhas
Drums and Percussion by Sandro Rodrigues

Recorded and Edited by Afonso Aguiar (Titanforged Productions) & Pedro Quelhas
Mixed and Mastered by Afonso Aguiar
Cover Artwork and Photography by Daniel Laureano
Design and Layouts by Joël Martins (Titanforged Productions)

Special thanks to FBAUP University and Ricardo Junior for allowing us the usage of their respective photography studios.

Music and Lyrics composed and interpreted by Moonshade

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Moonshade Portugal

Moonshade is a lusitanian metal band, formed in 2010. With one demo and one EP under their belt - along with a set of live shows that allowed to share the stage with the likes of Amorphis - the band will release their debut album "Sun Dethroned", through Art Gates Records in the 26th of October, 2018, in the continued effort to musically redefine the beauty in chaos, death and despair ... more

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Track Name: God of Nothingness
A maniacal misconstruction
Aria of bleak despair
Darkened ode to corruption
Colossal sorrow stripped bare

Tales of blissful hatred
Love and madness intertwined
Sounding off the seventh trumpet
Purging all we once enshrined

The dusk will sing
Songs of lament
Heralds of plague
For dreams undreamt

A barren earth
His hidden plea
Sickened desire
Insane in sanity

The by-product of pain
Drowning in most blessed darkness
Blasphemous purity
The god of nothingness

She, mere slave of his neglect
Personified regret
Embodiment of all that he longed to forget

A flame that weakens, still
Frailty that betrays the will
Her spirit restless with a task to fulfill

Hers is the key
The constant plea
For one long lost
In sane insanity

Her dying flame endures
Alone in a sea of darkness
Faintly burning from within (him)
The god of nothingness

Oh, specter of pain
I wonder, can you hear?
The sound of all meaning
Wither and disappear

The Creator is absent
We are alone, I fear
Yet, soon, all our anguish
Shall wither and disappear

Amidst lament
Fate has decreed
Their desire
A tainted creed

Apart and incomplete,
In impure self-deceit
Revealing our existence
As vain and obsolete
Track Name: The Flames That Forged Us
A most erotic séance
Of darkness embedded
Abandoned two lost souls in
The path they were headed

Bleeding accursed notes
Corrupted litanies
Relenting, repenting
The time they’ve not seized

A plethora of hearts so were torn
From the bosom of grief, two souls were reborn
And damned be the keys that she plays
Through these hallowed days

Bodies lie down between lives
Consumed by lust, their eternal demise
What lies beyond the gates of fear?
Of Heaven and Hell I know not, my darling dear

Thus we hail such blasphemy
In the path of tragedy

Bodies that love between lives
Consumed by lust, their eternal demise
What lies beyond the gates of fear?
Of heaven and hell I know not, my darling dear

Thus I chose to burn in your arms
As you turned all these doubts into opaque glass shards

Sin with me,
Whisper to me all we can be

Contemplating salvation
Bathing in fractals of us
The foundation of redemption
Forging both our hearts from dust

Cimmerian temptation at hand
None have ever witnessed a beauty so grand
A mixture of my deepest desires
The rebirth of a forgotten fire

As king and queen
Or pawns in a greater scheme
Track Name: Lenore
A gallery of my greatest fears, in sheer disdain
For a moribund heart and all that remains

Erase the sun

A pale orchid withers away
Tainted by deepest regret
Departure marked by decay
Carving bleak melodies on my chest

A symphony of suffering
Adrift in the sands of time
Summoning ghosts that haunt moments
Of days scarred and unrefined

Erase the sun
So I can see
Which star will shine in this soulless night

When sanity lies at its limit
Craving for a chance at redemption
Accursed by a broken spirit
I ache to find liberation

I ache for the loss of her splendor
An existence beyond sublime
Yearning for a dire breath
Her memory banned from my mind

I’ll be the one
On my bended knees
Beneath the moon, devoid of light

How does it feel to be alive?
Beyond all will to survive
This is the day I die

Erase the sun
So I can see
Which star will shine in this soulless night

I’ll be the one
On my bended knees
Beneath the moon, devoid of light
Track Name: Sun Dethroned
Her descent into oblivion
Gracefully walking down those steps
Into the groves of the unknown
That flourish on the darkest depths

Left burning scars in innocence

Goddess Lenore, my cruel will of fate
Heed these silent cries
For the reaper is at the gates

This day, you have ceased to know pain
And left behind all hopes and fears
Beyond all sorrow, knowing peace
Deafened to my selfish tears

Cast me down beyond all light
Where shadows bow in reverence

Cast upon the veil of darkness
A restless heart falls ever silent
Undisturbed by pleas of mercy
Ending a parasitic torment

What pain can vanquish shades of death?
The still-water chalice of fate?
When misery turns to despair
Our very nature we mutilate

Crucified
In denial
For our crimes
A life denied

Lenore, my cruel will of fate
Alone, your servant cries
As the reaper closes the gates
Track Name: Upon Your Ashes
With ashes in my mouth, I grieve
The stigmata of loss, it reaves
A soul lacking traits of humanity

Such hecatomb without resemblance
Awakens a thirst for vengeance
For the anathema that befell me

Engulf the world
In unforgiving flames

I dream of rivers of blood in a never-ending fire
This cataclysmic wrath will shatter the earth under thee
Unearthing our nature as slaves of desire
A cross to bear in all its unholy profanity

Stripped of the fabled veil of wonder
That blinds the face of all mankind
Finding solace in my insanity

Of love and loss I knew enough
As all bliss hastily turned to dust
All meaning lost through life’s opacity

All this hatred
Living within

I dream of rivers of blood in a never-ending fire
This cataclysmic wrath will shatter the earth under thee
Unearthing our nature as slaves of desire
A cross to bear in all its unholy profanity

A curse upon thee
Corrupt child of Man
For this is the day
We will come to end

All this hatred
Living within
Will trigger the coming
Of wages of sin

A new world so begins

Apocalypse dawns from the depths of despair
For an accursed race, condemned to decadence
A beast awakened, in darkness I dwell
Bleeding through the gashes in my innocence

Ephemerality flooded by suffering
Cleansed in an odious instance
Track Name: World Torn Asunder
A chimaera tears this world asunder
In a parasitic feast of neurotic alchemy
This tireless beast, with undying hunger
Self-proclaimed prosperity’s arch enemy

Wails of suffering, so obsolete
Further bless a garden of shallow graves
Silent serpents fall at damnation’s feet
Bereft to torture, by faux-kings enslaved

Abandoned in the twilight of dementia
Dreams amount to nothing as the coffins descend
A million tears might fall, but neither one nor all
Will save us from when all light comes to an end

Loneliness
Pulls me under
Leaving a
World torn asunder

For these ashes reek of the forgotten

The air itself reeks of the long forgotten
As the sands of time devour their memory
The stones of Babel tower above the fallen
For black roses are the dowry of misery

Torrents of blood, they seep through the gashes
Torn by the silence of these desperate screams
Turning both peasant and king to ashes
And mirror all my empty, darkened dreams

For we are nothing but flesh and bone
Oh misery, fruit of a Sun Dethroned
Track Name: Eventide
I, tainted fiend
Withered, cradled by these woes
Hereby reap my sorrows
Writhing as I decompose

I, enslaved by the profane,
Bow to demons of guilt
Shackling this soul to shame

So it seems her absence was my bane
The blade that lacks a hilt
Ashes against the grain

In the eye of the storm birthed from the abyss
Ten thousand hymns are heard, hailing depravity
Embracing the last drops of indigo bliss
Amidst such shapelessness, drowning in lunacy

Here I am
Gouging out my eyes
Rotting as the daylight dies
Exorcized of lies
Crucified, I agonize

Crowned king of disdain
As the castle we built
Washed away with the rain

And thus, these tattered remains
Of adoration unfit
Fell into death’s dark domains

Lacking the restraint
To save half of what I am
Adrift in the pain of temptation
The taint of deception
It condemns me to damnation

Gouging out my eyes
Rotting as the daylight dies
Exorcized of lies
Crucified, I agonize

Peace lies in defeat
Hope is now obsolete
A heart’s dire beat
Eternally incomplete
Shattered is all deceit
I submit to my defeat

Shedding two lonely tears
One for each of us, my dear
For the end draws near
And soon both of us will disappear
Track Name: A Dreamless Slumber
As I depart from this mortal coil
The fragments of my existence
Are laid to rest in barren soil
As the sun fades in the distance

I am nothing

The pouring rains
Have washed away the cross
And all bloodstains
Accursed phantoms of loss

Amidst demise
These blackened skies

Silence the embers
Blinding his weary eyes
Maddened with tales
Of a fool’s paradise

For it was fire
And all the lies it told
That through desire
Bound him to days of old

Heavens will shatter
In the twilight of the end
Stars will collide, everything dies
Darkness descends

The sun erased
Devoid of reason to rise
A moment traced
Throughout benighted skies

All that prevails
Is sheer impurity
The rotting wound, that all consumes
In obscurity

Consumed by anguish
Drowning in regret
Abandoned to languish
Of salvation bereft

This bleak horizon
Of morrow absent
Sorrow that rises
Above the firmament

The heavens shatter
In the twilight of the end
The stars collide, everything dies
Darkness descends

The sun erased
Devoid of reason to rise
A moment traced
Throughout benighted skies

All that prevails
Is sheer impurity
The rotting wound, that all consumes
In obscurity

The tomb he carved as a monument to mourning
Is ill-adorned by ten thousand forms of suffering

The sterile seeds of such calamity
Mundanity of one possessed
What never was can only be
Merely wishful thinking, at best

To sleep, perchance to dream
In oblivion’s bleak infinity
So it seems, nothing can be redeemed
Thus I am laid to rest for eternity

To sleep, the chance to dream
Was declared as yet another fantasy
So it seems, nothing can be redeemed
Thus I am laid to rest for eternity

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