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Space Vikings & Other Stories

by Alpha Boötis

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J&S
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J&S Awesome, high energy space disco synth metal with a huge spirit of adventure. A tremendously good fun band and record that really is doing something very different, blending such a range of styles and instruments into something cohesive and highly enjoyable. I also NEED a USS Neon t-shirt once they have some back in stock!!! Favorite track: Space Vikings.
Andreas Muhr
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Andreas Muhr Back to the future Part 666! This is the perfect soundtrack for Marty McFly to get into his DeLorean DMC-12 again and take his last trip to hell.
lisamannmetal
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lisamannmetal "Put the Doritos in this zip lock, man, that bag makes too much noise." I stuff the snacks into my coat pocket as we stumble out of the smoke filled Datsun & cross the parking lot to the planetarium. "Space Vikings & Other Stories" reads the sign, we all high-five each other and enter. The place is packed, just as we assumed! We find a few spots in the back & settle in. "Dude, this is gonna put Laser Floyd to shame!"
It was fantastical indeed... we went back the next night! Favorite track: Space Vikings.
Noctis
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Noctis You'll want to sing, dance, headbang and get drunk in space. This album is an absolute thrill. A hidden gem of
Power Metal / Synthwave with hints of 80's Prog Rock. It's so cheesy and fun, but you know, the good kinda cheese. Please do yourself a favor and listen to this!! Favorite track: Towards the Sun.
duskclaw224
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duskclaw224 Like Bladerunner meeting Iron Maiden, this album is a lovely fusion of 80's inspired music. Space Vikings & Other Stories covers a wide range of moods while maintaining a solid Synthwave/Metal identity: From soaring melodies to powerful bass, from slower epics to driving rythms, and with hints of funky grooves and videogamey goodness. If these things sound appealing to you, then I highly recommend giving this album a listen! Favorite track: Back to Eunomia.
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1.
Finest Hour 05:16
They told of rulers in this land The likes of which were living free The blood of us, the blood of them And just a stain of memory We were lords in this land Turning water into sand Breathing life ablaze Burning all we used to praise Wander far from sight In seas unfit for life Breathing life astray Our finest hour has passed away We destroyed our home Torn between greed and strife This beautiful paradise Is now a barren stone They tore wounds none could ever mend Unveiled the blackness of their hearts The blood of us, the blood of them And they tore the dream apart We were lords in this land Turning water into sand Breathing life ablaze Burning all we used to praise Wander far from sight In seas unfit for life Breathing life astray Our finest hour has died away We destroyed our home Torn between greed and strife This beautiful paradise Is now a barren stone They told of rulers in this land The likes of which will never be Yet the scar is in my hand Of a doom I plainly see The blood of us the blood of them And a shattered memory Yet the earth remembers them The defiler they once called humanity Remember (x4)
2.
Blasters, cannons, jetpacks We’re rounding off the pack Armor, chainsaws, we’re back And braced for the attack Beyond the flaming sky Ragnarok is nigh We are the hounds of war Unbreakable tide Brothers, assemble! The universe is ours for the taking Warriors, to arms! Take no prisoners glory awaits the brave! We ride through outer space We carry our blades through their hearts They scream without a sound The void fills their lungs As life leaves their eyes No mercy, No quarter (x4) Glory awaits the brave! Solo In this hour, before death and strife Fear in our guts keeps us sharp as a knife They sowed our rage, they reap the storm Space Vikings! Space Vikings! Space Vikings! Beware the Space Vikings (bis) Beyond the flaming sky Ragnarok is nigh We are the hounds of war Unbreakable tide Brothers, assemble The universe is ours for the taking Warriors, tonight We send their souls to Niflheim To Niflheim! To Niflheim! To Niflheim! To Niflheim!
3.
Monolithe 03:59
Quand le soleil illumine la voie Son réveil est le réveil du roi Par sa main de flamme Nous faisons sa loi Craignez pour vos âmes Vous tremblerez d’effroi Car l’oeil de feu vous voit Par notre chant sa chaleur traverse les tempêtes Nul néant, nul astre n’assombrira ses conquêtes Quand notre maître éclairera nos âmes Toutes nos peurs s’éteindront en ses flammes Solo Car l’oeil de feu vous voit Par notre bras, ses rayons transpercent les impurs Nulle armée, nul vaisseau ne percera son armure Solo
4.
The walls are closing in The air is too thick to breathe Feel your instinct kicking in Hear your guts telling you to leave The walls are closing in You’ve got to get away From this place of misery That kept your dreams at bay Feel your instinct kicking in Sweat running down your spine Shivers running on your skin The fog that clouds your mind (bis) Is finally lifting So, you run from your life Trying to believe their lives Yes, you run, towards the sun Yet you can’t outrun yourself The air’s too thick to breathe Your flesh is getting weak Amidst the grinding teeth You find the strength to speak “Why won’t you let me be?” So, you run, from their hate Trying to emancipate Yes, you run towards the sun And the hour is running late Spend all your life Inside their maze Of blinding light Ten thousand days Of grief and strife To let your dreams take flight Still you run for your life Trying to escape your fate Yes, you run towards the sun Your destiny awaits Still you run for your life Trying to escape your fate Yes, you run towards the sun Your destiny awaits
5.
Rubicon 05:14
6.
Ailes de fer 04:11
Pour mourir les pieds sur terre Le coeur en l’air! Je foncerai tête première À travers l’enfer Pour fuir ma misère Et noyer dans le desert Cette routine qui m’exaspère Bientôt vos murs de pierre S’effondreront, tomberont en poussière Et comme un oiseau dans l’air Libre de mon calvaire Vers le soleil à des années lumières de cette vie Je m’envolerai vers l’infini J’en ai plus rien à faire De vos guerres et de vos prières De vos délires solaires Et de vos plafonds de verre Tyrannie sans frontière De souffrance interplanétaire Le décompte s’accelère, Je vois la lumière Vers le soleil à des années lumière de cette vie Vers l’infini me voilà partie Mon Coeur bat à l’envers Je m’écrase sur la stratosphere Pour fuir les jours d’hier Et quitter ce cimetière Pour mourrir les pieds sur terre La tête en l’air et le regard fier À travers l’univers Sur mes ailes de fer Vers le soleil, brulant comme un éclair je m’enfuis Pour échapper à leur folie
7.
Many years ago, we set a desperate course Aiming for the stars that shone above our dying home The best and brightest of all; our people’s only hope We set out to discover a world to call our own We’re lost along the milky way Never to see the earth again Through the endless skies we sail across the night Far beyond the wildest dreams of those we left behind Centuries had passed, our hopes were fading fast A thousand planets, a thousand suns We searched and found at last We’re lost along the milky way Never to see the earth again Solo We’re lost along the milky way Never to see the earth again We’d almost given up, we’d settled in despair Till we finally stumbled on the answer to our quest Through the great wormhole, beyond the new frontier In Orion’s Belt we will rebuild a biosphere We are the Pioneers We roam amongst these stars We are the last of us We bear the hopes and dreams of all our kind Will we find a home for our kin? Or be lost forevermore? We are nearing the last flicker of light We must plant the seeds of rebirth So, we’ll live on in a new earth So, we’ll live on as roots and grass Through the endless skies We finally reached our goal Far beyond the wildest dreams We build a brave new home We are the Pioneer’s We built this world from hope and stardust We have become as gods Demiurges of a new kingdom of man We will live on through our creation We brought forth the blessings of life
8.
They made fools out of us They tried to rip us off They sent us flying through space But now they’re up for a change of pace We’re back From the void of space tonight We’re back From the void of space to fight Let’s see who gets the last laugh! Back to Eunomia Let’s teach these aliens who’s the boss Back to Eunomia And maybe this time we won’t get lost… We jumped to Alpha Boötis Reached Ecumenopolis Got in trouble with the law Escaped right through a nebula They thought us lost forever Well they better think again Do you feel the rising fever? Coz we’re back with a vengeance We’re back With a lightning in our gaze We’re back With an anger set ablaze What doesn’t kill us makes us mad! Back to Eunomia Let’s teach these aliens who’s the boss Back to Eunomia I hope this time we’ve got them guns… A hail of bullets starts to rain Their blood is flowing down the drain Their leader shot, left there to rot They scream and yell, we slay the lot Send em all to hell! Their web of lies brought their demise Their web of lies brought their demise This time they will taste our might We’re back From the place where there’s no light I hope this time we win the fight! Back from space with a burning anger Do you feel the hate and the rising fever? Send ‘em all to hell as burning cinder All of them thought we were lost forever Never to be said that we forgave ‘em Now we’re back and ready to show ‘em Look at ‘em now how the tables of turned Back from the void we have returned To Eunomia We taught these aliens who’s the boss Back to Eunomia We turned these sorry bastards into dust Into dust!
9.
Neon Sun 03:15
Well it was a lousy morning alright For days and days, not a spaceport in sight Finally, around Wormhole 66 they found this gas bar And these wings left me here, around this neon star Sittin’ by the Neon Sun Hitchin’ a ride with anyone They never stop to say hello They leave me in my neon glow Well, no need to tell you at first it was kind of fun I mean… with funny food and fuzzy drinks, The party was on the run It’s always noon or midnight, as long as you got some rum But as time passes you realize your life’s just an empty drum Sittin’ by the Neon Sun Hitchin’ a ride with anyone They never stop to say hello They leave me in my neon glow Solo I mean… it ain’t my fault if I didn’t wake up Life ‘round here gets pretty messed up C’mon guys… I’m ready for the ride Sittin’ by the Neon Sun Hitchin’ a ride with anyone They never stop to say hello They leave me in my neon glow C’mon people… pick me up! Anytime now… I’m waiting for ya… In the Neon Sun!

about

After centuries of apocalyptic climate change, wars and cataclysms, mankind had to abandon earth and set forth into the cosmos aboard gargantuan colony ships, built from Earth’s dying breath. The following is a collection of their stories after leaving earth, as told by the crew of USS NEON in the 25th century following the Death of Earth.

The first song, Finest Hour is a myth retelling the final years of man on a barren and almost lifeless earth. Space Vikings, Monolith and Pioneer’s each tell the story of a different colony ship, as one embraces a life of piracy, the second succumbs to religious zealotry and fascistic fervor and the last errs for millennia of doubt but pushes through and finally finds a new Earth.

Towards the Sun, Rubicon and Ailes de Fer tell the story of Claire, one of the billions living inside Monolithe and toiling under the iron rule of Louis CLIII, the Sun-King of Mankind. We follow her as she grows rebellious and attempts a daring escape aboard a stolen rocket, setting her controls for the long-lost Sol System, and Earth

Then, we skip back to present day, to continue the tale of USS Neon as they come back from Episode’s I adventures and storm Ecumenopolis in search of vengeance… all the while Tony Da Traveler still hangs at the Neon Sun Wormhole Gas Bar waiting for a ride after missing the boarding call.

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released July 19, 2019

All music by Alpha Boötis
Mixing by Étienne “Ozymandias” Vézina
Mastering by David Fuller at Fuller Studios
Artwork and Design by Dave Petersen

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Alpha Boötis Montreal, Québec

Space Disco Synth Metal with operatic vocals, epic sci-fi stories and powerful production. Alpha Boötis' music aims to take you on a journey through the stars and the eons.

For fans of power metal, synthwave and progressive rock!
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