Episode 01: Like Peering Into The Deepest Ocean Abyss.

by THE DEADSTATION.

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credits

released 15 May 2012
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Shjon Thomas - Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals
Ryan Mattheu - Guitar
Greg Murphy - Lead Vocals, Drums

Guest performers:
Nathaniel Rendon - Keyboards
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Music by: Shjon Thomas
Lyrics on tracks 3, 5, 6, 7 by: Shjon Thomas
Lyrics on track 2, 4 by: Greg Murphy & Shjon Thomas

Keyboards written and arranged by Nathaniel Rendon and Shjon Thomas

Produced by Peter Rutcho, Shjon Thomas, and Ryan Mattheu
Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios
Mixed by Peter Rutcho for Damage Productions
Engineered by Peter Rutcho, Shjon Thomas, and Nathaniel Rendon
Photography by Felicia Simion and Brad Osgood
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Extreme levels of thanks to:

Dan Gonzalez, Nathaniel Rendon at Cosmic Furnace Productions, Peter Rutcho at Damage Productions, Jens Bogren and Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios, Tom Hess, Draven Grey, John Oszajca, Dave Reffett at Guitar World, Ivan Chopik at Guitar Messenger, Stig Nordahl at Metal Express Radio, Lance King and John Cheek at Nightmare Records, Derya Nagle, Bruce Malley, Brad Osgood, Felicia Simion, Anthony Funaro, Brendan Hayter, Olivia Berka, John Madman at The Metal Madman Radio Show, Steve & Cheryl Buckley, Matt Zappa, Dave Cohen at Equilibrium Guitars, Steve Morrill, Hell Within (for letting us use and break some cymbals), Chris at Metal Thursday, Greg Stafford at Prog Palace Radio, Will Mangold at PRM Radio, Luco at Headbangers FM, Gary and Peter at Screaming Symphony, Jarrod Kailef at Epic Rock Radio, Antisocial Radio, Allen Woods at Pirate Rock Radio

Extra-special and generally awesome people:

John Harris, Melissa Trendell, Burak Ozmucur, Shawn Hall, Phil Arbon, Josh Colpitts, Nathaniel Noton-Freeman, Myke Owens, Toby Squire, Nathan Goldsworthy, Jen Koukos, Rishi Rawtani, Wes Parker, Brian Banfield, Jason Morejohn, Demetri Baxter, Sagar Indukumar Rash, Luuk Meijwaard, Jaska Isola, Nathan Raycraft, Sungwoo Jeong, David Palmer, Gabriel Menoscal, Jake Napoleon Ryan, Danny Schrader, Anthony DeCrisantis, Brad Bailey, Ahmed Qa, Luca Menegazzo, Freya Front Roe, Randy Earwood, Igor Van Haasteren, Jeff Sangster, David Aspendell, Brenton Knight, Todd Adams, Charles Alexander Parra, Josh Corley, Hemen Phinehas, Mike Avakian, Noel Kim, Dragana Orlovic, Dave Marcus, Peter Arbon, John Ridge, Jim Wilkinson, Brian & Steve Thompson, Sam Hang, Shaun Murphy, Mark Guicho, Mike Flanagan, Nate Alexander, Zak Baskin, Grady Boatwright, Joe FUCKING Gettler, Joey Adams, Mark Steel, Nick Tsui, Tom Michaud, Tom Wasik, Greg Gallant, Matt Albrecht, Jim Dalphond, Pam Saathoff, Maria Murphy, Joel Clabeaux, Dan Gabriel, Mike Court

To anybody we forgot, let us know and we’ll put your name up here!
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Track Name: Subsistence Defined.
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Is there a side to take?
If one could be correct…
Concern is but a notion
Following compulsion
Confound by principles of aim
No increment of gain
Each flag yields no return
A tarnished hue of comfort

Will you find the time to tend your own?
Do you cut your loss and try greener plains?

When you’re there, you’ll know
It’s the place where all goes to hell
When you’re there, you’ll know
You’ll know

Got to
Must
But can’t adjust
Can’t think clearly
Can’t gain my trust
Because me is us
No majority
Got to
Must
Must adjust
Adjust severely
Remove the rust
Clear the dust
Am I still underneath?

It’s out of my hands
Separation; isolation
The prospect of change; elusive
My resolve remains tenacious

Will you find the time to tend your own?
Do you cut your loss and try greener plains?

When you’re there, you’ll know
It’s the place where all goes to hell
When you’re there, you’ll know
You’ll know

Empty
Nothing
Inside
Worthy
Unsure
Nervous
Tension
Purpose

No sleep
Pale skin
Nauseous
Choking

Pressure
Heightening
Ruthless
Crushing

HOPE IS DEAD

Got to
Must
But can’t adjust
Can’t think clearly
Can’t gain my trust
Because me is us
No majority
Got to
Must
Must adjust
Adjust severely
Remove the rust
Clear the dust
Am I still underneath?
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Track Name: Like Peering Into The Deepest Ocean Abyss: Drugs For Pain Inside.
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What scares me... about thinking that... what I believe... isn't real?

Someone else
You’re someone else…

Hiss of air conditioner
Blank computer screen
Skin turning pale
Semi-conscious
Half-awake
Fear of the unknown
Talking to myself

Alteration follows speculation
Ocular lens eyepiece
Viewed under microscope and theory
Bypass feeling
Rationalize the flaws
Omit what you don’t want to see

Television on
Here, but not for long
Something isn’t right
Drugs for pain inside
No sunlight in days
Slowly wasting away
Stale and bitter air
Distant stare

Television on
Here, but not for long
Something isn’t right
Drugs for pain inside
No sunlight in days
Slowly wasting away
Anything but this…

Unfiltered thought now filtering down
Filtering down… filtering down…

Unfiltered thought now filtering down
Heightening awareness and sense of self
Adrenaline rush to survival mode
Truths are disclosed
Visceral instincts ignite

Push car down drive
Make sure alive
Leave to escape
Remove deadweight
Exit city
No remorse
No pity
Stare in rear view mirror
Just to see what you are
Helplessness gone too far
Track Name: Like Peering Into The Deepest Ocean Abyss: August 4th - 3:21 AM.
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I had been swallowed… swallowed by an infinite, inky blackness. I was enveloped by this blackness. When I looked around me… it was nothingness. It was the abyss.

August 4th - 3:21 A.M. I’m keeping this record for posterity. It’s clear to me now that I’ve been swallowed by something I truly do not understand. The assumed qualities of human existence do not apply here, and their substitutes are unfamiliar to me. Everything I’ve come to know… all the knowledge I’ve amassed in my life… is now useless.

With the introduction of this foreign environment, came recurring instances of moral temptation. This recurring choice between firmly established ambitions and short-term desires. I’ve put forth immeasurable effort to keep this from altering my manner, but it’s proving inadequate in the face of uncompromising inevitability. My judgement is gradually drifting towards the irrational, as this environment wills.

I’ve fallen victim to this blackness. My resolve… diluted by the very nature of my own existence. I’m human. Mentally weak... emotionally unpredictable, and innately flawed.

My captor is far stronger... I’ve been swallowed by a force to be reckoned with… I’ve been swallowed by society.
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Track Name: Like Peering Into The Deepest Ocean Abyss: Anything But This, Anywhere But Here.
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Transmission ends
Dead air is near
Anything but this
Anywhere but here
Afraid I’m slipping through
Cracks in the floor
Pretend I don’t care
I don’t care no more
When it’s everything I know
It’s everything I am
It’s everything I need

(Someone else… you’re someone else)

Pressure point
Ruthless grip
Choke out words
Choke on self
Never felt this before
Never felt this way
Diluted thought
Motivation lost

This isn’t real
You are

(Someone else… you’re someone else.)

I was alright last week
Sudden drop
Hundred foot drop
Can’t explain
You were there
You’re always there

But I need to get…
I have to get…
I have to get the fuck out of here
Somebody… please.
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Track Name: Like Peering Into The Deepest Ocean Abyss: I Cannot Explain Myself Anymore.
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So if you loved me
I’ve said it all before
I cannot explain myself anymore
And if you loved me
You should already know
What it really means to be alone
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Track Name: Slowly, But Surely, I'm Drowning.
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Water
Is rising through cracks in the floor
Slowly
But surely
I’m drowning

It’s filling the room
This ugly room
Everything will soon go under
And I couldn’t even care
Because I’m trapped in this stagnant state
Consumed by this stagnant stench
This endless void I’ll never escape

Looks like there’s no denial this time
Looks like it
Surely seems like it
Seems like I’ve been eviscerated
Because there’s nothing underneath anymore
No feeling
No emotion
Just nothingness

The water’s still rising
And I’m drowning
Slowly
But surely
I’m drowning
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