Sea Bastard

by Sea Bastard

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This is the digital download release of Sea Bastard. There will be physical versions available soon, both a CD release and a double gatefold vinyl.

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released 31 October 2012

Guitars - Oliver Heart
Bass - Steve Patton
Drums - George Leaver
Vocals - Ian Montgomery

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Sea Bastard Brighton, UK

Sea Bastard are a doom band from Brighton on the south coast of the UK formed in July 2011 from the ashes of two Brighton doom bands, Jovian and Funeral Hag and their sound is a fusion of the two bands’ styles; the uncompromising lethargy of Jovian meeting the groove of Funeral Hag.

The band recorded a demo in October 2011 and played their first gig on Halloween withdoom legends Pagan Altar!
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Track Name: Smashed by Sunlight
I am waiting here under this bridge for you
The only crossing for many leagues
Try your luck elsewhere at your peril
No matter how dire your need
You must cross to reach the northlands
'pon your flesh, I shall feed
Many a traveller I've waylaid here
All of them I've gobbled up
I let nothing go to waste
Their helms my cup, their bones my stock
Yet they never slake my hunger
There's not a creature large enough!

Once in my youth I succumbed to folly
At the hands of billygoats, three
With promises of larger prey to come
I was distracted and the eldest bested me
He tossed his mighty horns and I fell into the water
Drifting downstream towards the sea
Dreaming of my bridge, my hunting ground
I came to upon the shore
A few fishermen to calm my hunger
But they left me wanting more
So I started back upstream towards my bridge
And my cave, my precious meat store

Here are men with swords and armour
Come to slay me in my cave
Oh, those poor deluded fools
Such trinkets will not keep them safe

At first, brave, they come right for me
Until I've eaten two or three
Then, like all who came before them
Drop their weapons, turn and flee

I chase, they run
Pusuit runs on
The night grows old
Dawn breaks, so cold
Sun burns my skin
Blood clots within
My flesh sets hard
I explode into shards
Track Name: Ramesses' Revenge
Down the Nile
On ships of living wood
The wizards came
As prophesied they should
The pyramids'
occult formations called
By wizardly hands
Pharaoh must surely fall

The guttering glow
Of blue electric light
Its arcing power
Illuminates the night
Subtlety
Is not the wizard's tool
Pharoah sees them come
For he is no fool

Ramesses
Gathered his serpent guard
Strike fast, he said
And hit those Wizards hard
Their leader rides
An eagle burning white
Strike his mount's heart
Deprive them of his might

The wizards strike
Lightning falls like rain
Necromancy
Draws mummies from their graves
Serpents fall
Their flesh rent and charred
Ramesses laughs
As the wizards begin to chant

The rite completed
The wizards soar on high
Ramesses, he kneels
And summons down Ra's might
Wizards ignite
Touched by hands of the sun
Flying infernos
Incinerated, every one

The wizardly host
Reduced to soot and ash
Such a mighty army
Defeated by a single flash
Man may know power
But it is as nought
In contest with the gods'
And all that they have wrought
Track Name: Psychic Funeral
There is a land within my mind I fear to tread
The things living there fill my heart with dread
Dark powers lurking, trying to take control
Each night I must do battle for my living soul
The four try to tempt me with their evil ways
Promising me power until the end of my days
But the price that they ask is much too high for me
I will not serve them, not now, nor for eternity

The temptress offers pleasures beyond imagining
A joy in the sensations of every little thing
She'll teach a man to love the pain of every single cut
Suffered in the many battles of her eternal rutt
The lord of change brings knowledge beyond the realm of man
The chance to be a pawn in his infernal plan
Decieving all opposed to him he'll make them play their role
He also tricks his servants, so easy when they're already in his control

Next there comes the plague lord of rot and entropy
Offering his power through eternal decay
To be forever rotting, spreading the disease
Crusade to consume everything, his hunger will not be appeased
And last the lord of death, upon his throne of skulls
His thirst for blood leads to countless callous culls
A life of endless battle with the strength and hate to win
Slaughtering all who stand, their blood a sacrifice to him

One thing preserves me, shows me the way
A golden beacon, there through all my days
Sometimes its light grows dim, obscured by a monstrous storm
But always it returns, filling me with its divine warmth
It's him on Earth, keeping out his watchful eye
Saving the souls of all who serve him when they die
Only the faithful will stand by his side
To fight the final battle at the end of time

Oh, my glorious Emperor, I owe my mind to thee
Without your strength soulbound within, the daemons would surely overwhelm me
As payment for my salvation, my lifetime I shall serve
Communicating 'cross the void for the glory of Him on Earth
Track Name: Sea Bastard
Out
Beyond the stars
'tween galaxies
The voids so far
There was he born
Thence cast to Earth
An empty sphere
Of little worth
Then we grew
Spread 'cross the land
And for our future
He formed a plan
That we
Should be enchained
He our lord
And we his slaves

As we prospered
He grew weak
Confined
Out in the deep
Barely alive
For lack of food
Just waiting for
His chance to rule
Half deaf half blind
The depths his home
He went insane
Left all alone
But then one day
He felt a surge
A strange new power
Enough for him to emerge

In the crushing depths
He begins to stir
Roused from ancient dormancy
No longer is he interred

Bursting forth from the depths
Suffused with energy
Heat and radiation from
Nuclear detonations undersea
Awakened from his deathly trance
His lust for power is renewed
Wreaking total devastation
Human tragedy must ensue

The power of the atom
Has doomed man to this fate
The bastard has awakened
It's already too late
Charged with atomic energy
He cannot be stopped
Humanity and planet earth
For us now all hope is lost

Rise Sea Bastard
Bow before the Bastard
Rise Sea Bastard
Kneel before your master

Rise Sea Bastard
Bow before the Bastard
Rise Sea Bastard
Kneel before your master
Rise Sea Bastard
Bow before the Bastard
Rise Sea Bastard
Kneel before your master
Track Name: Masters of Unreality
Adrift in a sea of unreality
Predatory creatures are circling
Although their nature is unclear to me
They mean to devour me I'm certain

An unnatural mist swallowing me
Ominous shapes are looming
Have my pursuers finally closed on me?
No, thank god, just a ruin

I know I'll meet my end
In this godforsaken place
How did I get here?
From elsewhere in time and space
Transported by some means
Far beyond my ken
What's this ahead, a portal?
Will it take me home again?

I am cursed to walk these lands
Strange and terrible
Malevolent observers
Watch my every move
Waiting for that one mistake
That will mean my end
Souls released from fleshy prisons
Easy prey for such as them

Each land a different shade
Another sickly light
Each shrouded in mystery
A thousand ghoulish sights
Ruined civilisations
Behemoth carcasses
But always ruination
What power could wreak such as this?

I see a glimmer of light through the hellish haze
I run towards it in hopes it is the ultimate gate
I'm so tired of running with nary a chance to rest
In a constant state of terror, my heart pounds against my breast

Please be the final hurdle, the journey at an end
Please lead me to familiar lands, please take me home again

Falling through space and drifting in time, my senses overloaded
As I emerge I am unaware, my sense of self has been eroded
As I recall quite what I am, awareness is returning slowly
My body lies on a precipice, a pit of seething horrors below me

I try to move
Limbs slow responding
My weight shifts
Suddenly descending
Falling into
The maw of the old one
Body and soul consumed
All trace of me gone