Echoes

by Wills Dissolve

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Echoes 31:36
<New Houston, I’m approaching the outer rim. I will be out of direct com range soon, and engaging hibernation.  All systems are clear. Mission is a go. Newton-8 over and out. > <Roger that Newton-8. Phase 2 is a go. Godspeed. > Awake… out among the stars… Where... no one else has been... We… have traveled from afar… Now… our task… begins... Starlight closing Departing from all that is known Father goodbye Sacrifice made for all mankind Signal Fading Lightyears of distance we have flown Human experience Will overcome the grand design Disappeared the last three probes and here we are following Volunteered heart and soul through the darkness flying Determined to persevere sailing towards our last hope collapsed star lies waiting Yet unclear we don’t know if we’ll be drawn apart spaghettified atoms wide or pass into the unknown Entering, the Double Helix Nebula Subspace Slip drive Starting Countdown Five Four Three Two One The tendrils of Light beckon me closer Dancing visions of radiant fantasy Stardust forms the guiding beacon To the throne room of the idiot god The center calls us forth To Nathan and Albert's Bridge A path to being reborn If that's, what it really is... The model is sound We will be allowed ...to pass. Even if I die It’s better this way I had to leave Couldn’t stay, I must get... ...away Behold a fool, running from his problems, Bearing away his pain into the barren void of Space! ...and the Challenger Deep, of the Milky Way. Elevated Vitals, do not Despair Fulfilling our purpose, we are nearly there. or, are, we? But nothing was ever, quite so simple, Nothing gained, without the venture. But this one saw fit, to playing at, being the hero and cast himself, into the leading role, hurtling through the cosmos, towards the Deepest, Darkest, Bleakest, Blackest, hole. Detecting Hawking Radiation Proceed With Caution. Mentally preparing to enter a heart of darkness <a heart of darkness > Forming the Will to, pave the way <I will show us the way> If the last of our ambitions, fade with the light <A blueshifted sea> At least we dared to sail, the empty sea of night <What will become of me?> Gliding around an accretion disk Composed of stars long since dead Diving into a black abyss Not knowing what lies... Ahead! Ripped apart, at the seams Excruciating existence petrified! Violent Gamma, particle beams Cellular Matter becomes Ionised! Covalent structure returning to form Consciousness becoming realised. Where are we now? Told of a world, ...of vibrant green. …sight unseen Where life decays, fades away Such as I am here today Falling down Towards my Certain demise Powerless Dying alone in this emptiness A hopeful light flickers… ...across the screen. System rebooted, scan underway! Do I have power again? Error report, damaged array! I feel the darkness surrounding Repair function will not engage! My head, and heart are pounding…. Ego corroding, please end the Pain! Turned around Course Revised No controls Please Advise Damage Sustained, return to base. Going back the way we came. Remain calm, we shall proceed. Return yourself to hypersleep. Can’t turn back Won’t survive Shields will fail Vaporised. No choice now, <Please stand by> Shut it down, <Can’t comply> We’ll burn to death <Fate unknown> Nothing left <Going home> Access denied Options limited Death looming Pull the plug and float into the void! Life support disengaged. Oxygen begins to fade Controls Dead Sanity is frayed Everything here an echo of my past Each reflection becoming a little worse. Entropy, shall claim me at last. Futility, chapter and verse. Hail science Hail the endless void Adrift and alone within the endless cold of this celestial tomb Closing my eyes, one last time, to all I have to lose Carried away, my body mourned by none, nameless to the abyss Shapes Bright Light

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"Echoes" excerpt: www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1WgCUysjZo

"Echoes" Trailer #1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN3LdWTtc7Y

"Echoes" Trailer #2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy35CfsZrqk

"Echoes" Trailer #3: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQM__YadLk4
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Following on the comet tail of their debut album "The Heavens Are Not On Fire...", Wills Dissolve direct their gaze upon the cosmos once again in “Echoes”, their sophomore album presented as a 32 minute exploration of the loneliness and sacrifice of astro-technological advancement. Though once again rooted in progressive metal, “Echoes” incorporates a wide range of styles to tell the tale of an astronaut on a dangerous and vital deep space expedition. Allow yourself to be transported through the empty vacuum of space exploring the cosmos as the last vestiges of humanity search for another planet to inhabit, as human short-sightedness and hubris has rendered earth uninhabitable. Musically, you will hear everything from Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Ambient, Prog-rock, and Black Metal on this journey through the stars, allowing the narrative to develop naturally and letting the musical style shift as appropriate.

Mixed by Guitarist Andrew Caruana and mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSiege, “Echoes” is scheduled for release on Friday August 28 through Hypnotic Dirge Records. The captivating album cover was crafted by artist Adam Burke ( Nightjar art of Adam Burke) Additionally, new merch was desgined by Bharaduur and Kaitlyn Stanley. Damian Smith - vocalist of Altars of Grief also makes an appearance on the record.

Resonating deeply with a possible prospective future, “Echoes” is a cinematic and fantastic tale with ominous and cautionary undertones.

Hail the endless void!

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released August 28, 2020

Nick Block - Guitars, Vocals, Synth
Andrew Caruana - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Programming
Branson Heinz - Drums
Shaun Weller - Bass, Vocals, Synth

Mixed by Andrew Caruana
Recording Engineered by Andrew Caruana and Nick Block at Backlit Studio in Houston, Texas

Mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSiege

Drums Engineered by Craig Douglas and Chris Kritikos at Southwing Audio in Houston, Texas

Album Artwork by Adam Burke: adam-burke-art.com

Guest Vocals by Damian Smith (Altars of Grief)
Damian Smith's vocals engineered by Justin Bender at Blue Door Recording in Regina, Saskatchewan

Flute Solo by Mary Campbell Foster
Additional Backing Vocals by Kaitlyn Stanley, Nicholas Babbitt, Jerik Thibodeaux, Jai Benoit

Photography by Rick Custer
Additional photography courtesy of NASA

Shirt artwork by Bharaduur: www.instagram.com/bharaduur/
Patch/Sticker artwork by Kaitlyn Stanley: www.facebook.com/GoatTeaParty


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"Echoes is a stunning album! A beautifully original, innovative and visionary album. It’s very complex and is constantly changing, but at the same time hangs together and feels like a coherent whole. The transitions between sections, sometimes disparate sections, all feel totally natural and don’t seem forced, this is a clever trick to pull off, and Wills Dissolve pull it off brilliantly. ... Echoes goes so much further, and in years to come will be considered a classic."
-Musipedia of Metal

" Everything found on “The Heavens…” is still here, but molded into an even more cohesive flow, with not a second wasted nor overdone. Ambient pieces flow into psych rock streams slowly building into pummeling mid tempo death metal before segueing into groovy Mastodon-esque sludge and into proggy jams, and then everything back again. You got heavy growls, crushing riffs, clean singing, vocoders, synths, acoustic guitars, flowing and mingling endlessly."
-Metal Utopia

"Overall – An intelligent, creatively crafted journey, into the most profound depths of space, ‘Echoes’ certainly conveys its intended message well. Portrayed through a complete miasma of shades and sounds, this is one for meditative purposes, depicting intriguing aural portraits of the vast possibilities of otherwise incongruent extremes of metallic sounds."
-Rock Queen Reviews

"Indeed, it’s this ability to create such a cohesive sound over such a long track that really makes Wills Dissolve so exciting. The band have supreme confidence in their abilities and a masterful knack of melding genres together."
-Echoes and Dust

" The music works so well with the lyrics, and they show a flexibility you don’t often here in this type of sub-genre of metal. They know when to crank it up into a frenzy of guttural vocals, with deep, dark, and thick guitars, bass and drums, and also when to let moments of melody and ambiance brighten your day. You will get it all here on this album, so sit back, and enjoy the ride, as I know that I did for sure."
-Metal Temple

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