STAGES

by Dreyelands

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    12" Vinyl version of Dreyelands second album 'Stages'. The album pressed in Germany by R.A.N.D. Muzik on 180g heavyweight 'mourning black' vinyl.

    This edition is strictly limited to 500 copies.

    Buying the vinyl you'll instantly get the FULL album in digital flac or mp3 files
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    get a downloadable EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACK only available for this offer.

    The track is a re-loaded version of the song 'Life is Worth the Pain'.

    The original version of the song was released and exclusively available on our previous label's Lion Music's compilation album 'Embrace the Sun' which was a benefit project for the victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan,
    Now we re-recorded the song with a symphonic orchestra and a choir, also re-recorded some of our parts, then re-mixed and re-mastered to fit the sound for our recent record, 'Stages'.

    This version is only downloadable here by buying the 'Stages' vinyl. The song does not feature on the vinyl.

    ---NOTE--- If you pre-ordered the vinyl, you'll get the digitlal version of the album on the release date 05/24/2018.
    But you'll get an exclusive preview track of the single 'Anger' in mp3 instantly.

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about

Second album by the Hungarian progressive metal band, Dreyelands.

This album is based upon the quintessence of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ 1969 book, ’On Death and Dying’. She described five stages of grief and loss, popularly referred to as DABDA. This acronym uses the first letters of the names of these stages Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. This series of emotions can be experienced by anybody who loses something. It can be any form of a personal loss, such as the death of a loved one, the loss of a job or income, the end of a relationship or divorce, drug addiction, incarceration or when your favorite team loses an important game… and even your own dying process.


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credits

released May 24, 2018

Dreyelands - Stages

Nikola Mijic - vocals
Andras Adam Horvath - guitars
Zsolt Kovago - keyboards
Gergely Springer - bass
Omar Gassama - drums

Produced by Andras Adam Horvath
Arranged by Andras Adam Horvath and Dreyelands

Mixed and mastered by Barnabas Hidasi at HL-Studio, Budapest, Hungary - June 2016, March and December 2017.

Drums recorded by Barnabas Hidasi at LV Sound Studio, Budapest, Hungary - 8-10 April, 2016. Studio Manager: Laszlo Valik. Raw electric guitars, bass and all vocals recorded by Andras Adam Horvath at DreyeSound Studio, Budapest, Hungary - April-May, 2016. Electric guitars reamped by Barnabás Hidasi at LV-Sound Studio - May, 2016. Acoustic guitar on ’Acceptance’ recorded by Barnabás Hidasi at HL-Studio - June, 2016. Keyboards recorded by Zsolt Kovago and Andras Adam Horvath at DreyeSound Studio - 2015-2016.

Synth programming and sound design on ’Denial’ by Andras Adam Horvath. Additional synth programming on ‘Anger’ by Andras Adam Horvath on ‘Bargaining by Andras Adam Horvath’ and Gergely Springer. Additional pizzicato violin on ’Bargaining’ by Peter Pejtsik. Speech on ’Depression’ by Zsolt Kovago. All keyboards on 'Life is Worth the Pain - Re-Loaded' by Gyorgy Nagy.

Budapest Art Orchestra on ’Denial’, ’Anger’, ’Bargaining’ and 'Life is Worth the Pain - Re-Loaded' recorded at Hungarian Radio, Studio 22, Budapest, Hungary - May 14, 2016.
Sound engineer: Gabor Buczko. ProTools engineer: Miklos Lukacs Sr. Contractor: Miklos Lukacs - East Connection Music Recording CO.

Voice Station Choir on ’Denial’, ’Bargaining’, ’Acceptance’ and 'Life is Worth the Pain - Re-Loaded'
Artistic Director: Panna Pejtsik
Soprano: Panna Pejtsik, Boglarka Pejtsik, Blanka Tamas. Alto: Anna Borbely, Dorka Pejtsik, Diana Pejtsik, Luca Toth-Heyn. Tenor: Mate Szlavik, Benedek Kaposi, Zsigmond Markovich. Bass: Mate Darvas, Bence Valent, Boldizsar Zajkas.

Orchestra and choir conducted by Peter Pejtsik.

Orchestral and choir arrangements by Andras Adam Horvath (partly based upon original ideas of Zsolt Kovago on ’Anger’, Gergely Springer on ’Bargaining’ and Gyorgy Nagy on 'Life is Worth the Pain - Re-Loaded).
Score supervisor: Peter Pejtsik

Digital editing by Laura Vesztergom, Barnabas Hidasi, Andras Adam Horvath, Nikola Mijic.

All the recordings and the first vinyl pressing of this album is supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary (NKA).

Original Dreyelands logo by Omar Gassama. ’Stages’ logo handwritten by Andras Adam Horvath. Dreyelands logo re-design, album artwork, design and layout by Olivia Nagy. Original photos used for the artwork © Olivia Nagy. Band photo by Sam Matysen. Art direction: Andras Adam Horvath.

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Track Name: Denial
Instrumental song - no lyrics

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Track Name: Anger
ANGER
Lyrics by Omar Gassama

You know I've been suffering
You could feel it deep down inside
My toughness was crumblin’
I feel there’ll be no more light

I burst into rage
‘cause my life is changed
this world is not gonna change

These are the times
When my friendly smile
Is a mask that is crumbling down

So I’m gonna

Seek for illusions
of living a thousand lives
Because I’m caught by my own delusion
The rage is on and I’m gonna try to
Seek for illusions
‘Cause patience is a lie
And I can’t stop to think
But purging the world and going down

There’s no solution,
I’ll never get to see the light
my raving destruction
I know I cannot win this fight

I’m sinking deep
and sure will become
The painful wrath of my own

My heartbroken tears
will not help me now
There’s no one, I’m all on my own

So I’m gonna

Seek for illusions
of living a thousand lives
And I don’t wanna draw conclusion
Destruction is now all that I want to
Seek for illusions
carved under deep inside
I’ve lost all control
In darkness I will now drown

Feel my anger now
All my killing disease
No common sense
Unclear visions deceive
My unconstrained life,
this vicious circle never ends

I won’t hold back now
No turn away
No coward ignorance
I slipped into the unknown
No more reason for me to hide behind the mask

There’s no more suffering
My anger soak deep down inside
My toughness was crumbling
I feel there will be no more light

I burst into rage
‘cause my life is changed
this world is not gonna change (no)

These are the times
When the friendly smile
Is a mask that’s crumbling down

Seek for illusions
of living a thousand lives
Because I’m caught by my own delusion
The rage is on and I’m gonna try to
Seek for illusions
‘Cause patience is a lie
And I can’t stop to think
But purging the world and going down

So I’m gonna

Seek for illusions
of living a thousand lives
And I don’t wanna draw conclusion
Destruction is now all that I want to
Seek for illusions
carved under deep inside
I’ve lost all control
In darkness I drown
I’m going down.

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Track Name: Bargaining
BARGAINING
Lyrics by Omar Gassama, Endre Tarjányi


What if the pain won’t sustain?
What if I can make a change?
Hope will born again…

(Oh) Here I stand
Near to a breakthrough
To deploy the heart and build compromise

It’s the very last chance I can hold
A promise to fly against the sky
This holy, healing bargain
Is making me feel untied

Without a clearer
Path, my doubt will still arise
In the mirror
Strange reflections asking me

It’s my only healer
State of mind to reconcile
All this grief that
I evade to break the dawn, yeah

A new day brings pain again
Touch me with darkness of my fears
Whether I obey?

My mind tells
Things so untrue
To destroy the dark with false sacrifice

It’s time to listen to the voice
To find the safety to disguise
There’s no will and no power
To change this course of life

I hold this feeling
This emotional reprise
That is how I will become safe and sound again

Without a clearer
Path, my doubt will still arise
In the mirror
Strange reflections asking me

It’s my healer
State of mind to reconcile
All this grief that
I evade to break the dawn

This is not illusion
You’re just a simple man
Plans to make a change:
The final cure in need

Renewed my life
It’s my lie
The cleanest return
When Fate is befooled

I hold this feeling
This emotional reprise
That is how I will become down-to-earth again

Without a clearer
Path, my doubt will still arise
In the mirror
Strange reflections asking me

It’s my only healer
State of mind to reconcile
All this grief that
I evade to break the dawn

My fate is clearer
Still the doubt is by my side
In the mirror
My reflection’s asking me

Is there a healer
State of mind to reconcile
All this grief that
I embrace to break the dawn

What if it's just a dream
My chance now to redeem
The loss that I am now
Cryin' out, cryin' out

What if it is a lie
My mind will purify
A soul that couldn't hide
Burnin' out, burnin' out

What if it's just a dream
My chance now to redeem
The loss that I am now
Cryin' out, cryin' out

This pain’s a compromise
Cryin' out, cryin' out...

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Track Name: Depression
DEPRESSION
Lyrics by Omar Gassama)


Knowing the delicate nature of being,
Knowing how quick it all can turn to ashes,
Knowing how fragile a praised and perfect life can be...
...is not power.
It is endless pain and crying...
It means becoming utterly vain.
Renders all that once I wanted to a dead and hollow wasteland.
It turns light into darkness. Silent and painfully empty darkness. So that I know I never possessed anything.
I am floating in an aching void. No one will hear my screams.

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Track Name: Acceptance
ACCEPTANCE
Lyrics by Omar Gassama, Endre Tarjanyi


Silent autumn trees
They whisper my name
In a dark-dark lullaby
A cure to all the pain
I am lying on the rain
On the rain dampened leaves
My cold heart has faded
And my Fate is calling me
My Fate is calling me

Fate is calling me...

Silent autumn trees
Are whispering your name
A dark lullaby is all that I can hear
Nobody’s here to see me
raindrops fall into my orbit
and leak through the cuts
On my surface pale and soft

I gave everything
My heart, my thoughts, my fire
And then you left me broken
To loose all desires

I would do anything
Just to get hold of the past
Now it slowly sinks to the ground

I can let go.
And now I know:
What if I just stop breathing
Loss what makes me free… (Makes me free)

Straining my heart
Closing my eyes, set things apart
This is my only way
I’ve learned now
how to ease the pain

I find it strange as I'm looking back now that I couldn't hold back my rage.
My mind is clear but it was a long way to get out of this cage
Oh it was battle but a bitter-sweet one
And now I’ve found peace in the world that I couldn’t belive in

All those cruel
times when I couldn’t bare the pain of
losing something that was not in vain
Burnt it inside out lost it all in a dark hue (in a dark hue)
My brain’s been crystallized now it’s a calm relic I’m looking through
Oh yeah – I can see the loss is true
Cuts thousand wounds but it’s clear there’s nothing really I can undo

I end my life
I’m on the brink
Of the last doorway to leave

Let go my love
Through all my pain
I found myself
(To believe)
To believe in

I can let go
And now I know
Going through all these STAGES
(I’ll) leave it all behind. (All behind.)

Straining my heart (Straining my heart)
Closing my eyes
It was the way I‘ve learned
How to ease the pain.

I can let it go

My transition is silent (Ooooohh)
As my last breath (As my last breath, yeah, ooohh)

Hmm, I’m lighting up the depth of my soul
I can let it go
Let it go

Let it go

Just let go….

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