New Dawn

by Countless Skies

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Following the success of their acclaimed self-titled EP, released late 2014, emerging Hertfordshire UK melodic death metal quartet COUNTLESS SKIES are on the cusp of releasing their much anticipated debut album 'New Dawn'. With a deal inked with Italian label Kolony Records, 'New Dawn' hits the shelves officially on 24th June 2016.

Named after Be'lakor's song 'Countless Skies', the band burst onto the modern metal scene with their debut self-titled EP in late 2014. Blending progressive and darkly intense music influenced by their Scandinavian melodeath heroes, the EP began a flood of shows up and down the UK. After winning the Bedfordshire 'Metal to the Masses' competition, COUNTLESS SKIES played a triumphant gig on the 'New Blood' stage at the UK’s No1 independent metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air in Summer 2015. With such a tremendous start, the future looks bright for COUNTLESS SKIES!

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"If you like high-octane melodic Death Metal and bands like Be’lakor, Insomnium, etc., this is one release you cannot miss out on." -

"The latest effort (and debut full length) from the English group, titled New Dawn, is an uplifting barrage of melodic death metal that forces an audience to reach a new level of existence. From the imagery to the music, it both inspires and creates a peaceful energy that is extremely difficult to turn away from." -

"To say that New Dawn is anything less than a masterpiece would be shortchanging an absolutely astonishing and breathtaking work of art" -


released June 24, 2016

'New Dawn' was recorded by Danny Biggin at HVR Studios before seeing its mix and master under the scrutiny of Juho Räihä at SoundSpiral Audio. The artwork was crafted once again by the talented Carl Ellis.


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Track Name: Heroes
"There were no more wise men; there were no more heroes..." F. Scott Fitzgerald

A world familiar in stranger light
A rift in sterile order and chaos of the night
There are no heroes, there are no wise men

We live alone, beware the heinous
Afeard, tyrannised
Speak not in chorus
But tonight we lead the race

Come the reason
On blinded eyes
Call on thunder
Release the rain

If we should fall
We fall for a higher cause
One life means nothing
In the chaos of the storm from which we're born

The sky will fall for all
The rain came crashing down on us
No pain, no fear. Behold the martyr
And between heroes we die alone

We live in rage, believe the fearless
A veil of false command
Propelled by memory
We join to fill the night

For all of us
Our wake will see
The shores of Eden
In its time

Some will fall, some will die
So more the calling to fight
We feed the fire, we light the flame
And between heroes we die as one
Track Name: Incendium
To breath in flames
To feed the only fire that I cannot explain
In time, enrage
Defeat the mountain that has held me back today

Release the fire
Begin the flames
Become the fury
The wrath untamed

Carry the fear
Above the mind
Clearing the path
That lay entwined

Be the change
That gifts us freedom
Be the reason
We savour life

Feed the fire
Become the rage
Burn the ego
And live today

Hold the light
That fills our emptiness
Face the dark
And burn eternally

Between the light and glowing embers
Burns the heart of creation
A flaming elegance
In which I know myself
Track Name: Solace
Still is the day that marries the shade
As eternal night descends

Long is the eve that holds no reprieve
From a torment without end

Beneath a starlit sky, a faint and doleful sigh
No wind to carry it beyond this empty realm
The light was all but gone when sang this mournful song
But not a soul in sight could hear this verse of overwhelming grief

Still is the night that holds no respite
As the hours turn to years

Long is the day undying and grey
Where the sun has disappeared

"In each of these eyes
Lay the answer
But time left them blind
So now I wander"

In the absence of light
Where time has lost its place
A labyrinth of broken dreams
A token of her grace

As the fallen leaves
Return to paint the path
Her final resting place
Will shimmer with the stars
Track Name: Daybreak
Racing the sun
Forever just beyond your grasp
Outrun the dark
Consuming all within its path

Though the weary sun
Returns to greet the morn
The night is always darkest
Before the break of dawn

Follow the trail
That reaches far from all you've known
As the fading light
Illuminates the way back home

Hold on
The night is always darkest before
The break of dawn
Track Name: Ethereal
Waves crash against the strand
Her faint voice calls
From beneath the depths below
Far in to the distance
Lights beam out across
The vast abyss

I fear that I will never find the strength again
I feel that I have suffered far too long, I’ve given all I can

I was told that there was something more
But now I'm filled with doubt, drifting from the shore

Cold and still I gaze
Up far above
Where all I know is gone

Senses fade as time stops
I give up I
Can’t hold on forever

Spiralling, dragging deeper down
Into the undertow
Crushed by its cold embrace
In numbing silence, I drift away

Tenacious and Majestic
Infinite and Absolute
Enduring and Composing
Constant and Unrelenting
Stubborn and Obstinate
Beckoning and Beguiling

As the storm subsides
I feel the sun
It seems so far away

I strain to stay awake
As consciousness
Fades I know my time has come
Track Name: Wanderer
The bonds of loss and suffering
A burden for the weaker mind

Come walk with me on the greater road
Through golden paths, to nowhere
Leave all of yourself and the world behind
I am the wanderer, and I live forever

The mind can see what the eyes cannot
Our senses have endlessly been fooled
We cannot move mountains with a wish
But give all we have and ascend the peak

Break free
You owe no debt today
Break free
To live the mindful way
Track Name: Return
[Part I]

Like the river to the sea
Like the sunrise to the dawn
Everything that's meant to be returns
Like the calling of the wind
Like the faces of the moon
It's familiar light will guide you home

Take my hand
Don't look back
Don't look back

The journeys taken
The changes made
Will only lead you here to yourself
Don't stay in shadow
Never stand in awe
Look ahead and be free

[Part II]


[Part III]

Days flow free
And pass the shore
No words for me

The pain of growing older
Enlightenment in time
The mortal trail
Each dawn a little colder
Long shadowed ways behind
The mortal trail

Hope goes by
The mask of you
Confined to yourself
Moments cross
And sail beyond you
Too afraid to take

The pain of growing older
Enlightenment in time
The mortal trail
Each dawn a little colder
Long shadowed ways behind
The mortal trail

[Part IV]

Like the father to the son
Like the tiller to the field
Every day begins a further trial
Like the poem to the man
Like the measure to the song
Be the start of something greater here

Take my hand
Don't look back
Don't look back

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