IRIDIC

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released January 28, 2015

PRODUCED BY JOHN SOUKI

Mixed by Matt Mellinger at Mellonhead Productions (Indianapolis, IN)
Mastered by Andy VanDette at Engine Room Audio (New York, NY)

All music composed and recorded by John Souki
Lyrics by Luke Mellinger and John Souki

Bass on 'Redesign' recorded by Conner Green
Bass solo on 'Revelate' recorded by Janiel Caraballo

All music published by Aerial Cherries Music (BMI)

Management: Kendra Paige with Spectacular Moments, LLC.
Contact: management@spectacularmoments.com

© 2015 IRIDIC. All Rights Reserved.

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IRIDIC

IRIDIC is a progressive metal band from lead guitarist and producer John Souki, and vocalist Luke Mellinger. Channeling the baroque grandeur of Muse via the breathless dynamism of Dream Theater and the rhythmic technicality of Periphery, the group looks set to establish itself as a formidable force on the international stage. ... more

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Track Name: The Journey
Verse 1:

What's become of me?
Truth fades to black
Fear lights the path
As I escape this crimson tide
That's taken me
to the abyss of my existence
A vacant premonition leading
This vessel far away from all I know....

Wake up!
You're navigating oceans
Depressed sensory nerves will slow the man I know I can be
Rise up!
Your drowning 'neath emotions
Repressed memories bury the truth
Of a youth's forgotten soul

Chorus:

Do the blind dream in sight?
Will I ever find that place?
The glimpse that I see is hazy, contorted, faded and out of reach
I see a silhouette of a man with a bottle in hand
It comes and goes like the transient breeze
And wisps away like wind to sand

Verse 2:

Peeling back the skin
Diving below to find the source
That caused the pain
That caused a change in my beliefs
The age of innocence is gone

My virgin eyes had never seen such wickedness
An earthquake shook the fragile frame inside my chest
I found it difficult to rest within my head
Amidst this emptiness

Paralytic thoughts
Scream without a sound
Something draws me back
To an image that cannot be found

Chorus:

Do the blind dream in sight?
Will I ever find that place?
The glimpse that I see is hazy, contorted, faded and out of reach
I see a silhouette of a man with a bottle in hand
It comes and goes like the transient breeze
And wisps away like wind to sand

Bridge:

Gazing up at the stars
Lead me home to the past
See the shore from afar
Let loose sails from the mast

Chorus:

Do the blind dream in sight?
Will I ever find that place?
The glimpse that I see is hazy, contorted, faded and out of reach
I see a silhouette of a man with a bottle in hand
It comes and goes like the transient breeze
And wisps away like wind to sand
Track Name: Redesign
Redesign

Verse 1:

Start from scratch
Shape emotions
Construct truth
I am becoming more robotic
I cannot stop this
A light eclipsed by looming shadows
From flesh to cold
I long for a warm embrace
I see a man on horse without a face

Verse 2:

Does it have to be me?
Not a word may I say
(Unless spoken to of course)
Thinks me a disgrace
If I turn and go the wrong way
Fleeing, running, quickly losing faith
I see a man on a horse giving chase

Pre-chorus:

Turn off your mind
Let me think for you
Conform with time
And escape from truth

Chorus:

Grace
Guiding me astray
Reaching for the meaningless
Rearrange
The dreams that
Manifest within the vacant space
Within my head

Verse 3:

Pushing on
Through the motions
Feelings becoming more necrotic
I cannot save them
I hide from light, reside in shadows
I'm so alone
I long for warm embrace
I see a man on a horse; the man is me

Pre-chorus:

Turn off your mind
Let me think for you
Conform with time
And escape from truth

Chorus:

Grace
Guiding me astray
Reaching for the meaningless
Rearrange
The dreams that
Manifest within the vacant space
Within my head

Bridge:

Forget all that you have learned
It was all a lie
Permeating through my
Frail mind
Redesign

Chorus:

Grace
Guiding me astray
Reaching for the meaningless
Rearrange
The dreams that
Manifest within the vacant space
Within my head
Track Name: Catharsis
CATHARSIS

Verse 1:

Truth in an empty chamber
Piercing your heart to ember
Fear in crimson tears
Feeding my ambition
I will never be the same
blurring thoughts that fuel my rage
Painted in a canvas stained with age...

Verse 2:

The sands of time have been so harsh to me
I can not function, swallowed in seclusion
Descend from my throne of innocence
There is nothing left to chance
They will find their hope in death…

Pre-chorus:

The hand of man has come
To free me from this prison I call home
Change words to action now, and damn it all

Chorus 1:

I burn it down
Falling asunder all around
The smell of scorching flesh pleases me

Bridge:

Infernal flames now rise
To meet their unforeseen demise
My power will make their world crumble…

Everyone is not to blame
Not any person is the same
But now it's too late, so damn it all

Breakdown:

The smoke had cleared
My mind was clouded still
Regretful actions made
Sanity has been erased
Canvas stained by septic age...

Chorus 2:

I’m yearning now
To pick up the pieces on the ground
The final outcome did not meet my intended result
Everyone was not to blame
I am the one who bears the blame
Be careful what you wish for
(be careful what you wish for) - [grunt]
Track Name: Revelate
REVELATE

Verse 1:

Judge not lest yee be judged
The robed man would say
But it's easier to look at the cover
Than to read for days
You can either drown in anger
Or thrive in hope
How could you be so hollow?
Do I need to follow?

Pre-chorus:

Peel back the skin
Dive below to shed light on answers you know
Did he do that because he loved you?
Open your mind...

Chorus:

Please step back
Gain perspective
Like gazing at the earth from the moon
And one will see
(You have a life to live)
Choose a path that the fits best and blaze the trail...

Verse 2:

Feeding corruption with obsession
Leads to turbulence
Your mind is quixotic
Your words are so caustic
Your thoughts are shrouded
By your selfish logic
I can't change the past
I can't see the future
And presently I'm lost in this stupor

Pre-chorus:

Peel back the skin
Dive below
To shed light on answers you know
Did he do that because he loved you?
Open your mind...

Chorus:

Please step back
Gain perspective
Like gazing at the earth from the moon
And one will see
(You have a life to live)
So choose a path that the fits best and blaze the trail...