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Silva (EP)

by Memfis

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Cordyceps 04:05
Heed my will! It’s calling me to go Up higher still! I am carrying the embryo Give in to me! Now it steers my every move Come set me free! To where it wants to grow Never have I been this thoroughly astray There’s a voice inside I must obey I am going up somehow though I don’t know where and I don’t know why But I know that there is no other way Heed my will! It’s calling me to go Up higher still! I am carrying the embryo Give in to me! Now it steers my every move Come set me free! To where it wants to grow As I crumble and draw my last breath from this painful strange world I can see my death spawns a higher being And it grants my life a meaning
King Bolete 03:42
I've stood through thunder Whirlwinds and blistering rain I've seen the forest become golden fire My battle is won My spores have been shed And my work here is done Like flowers shrivel And the conifers bend to the wind I must take retreat Surrender this form Let this flesh decay But I am not this body My true being is deep underground As the earth commands Winter rapes the land And I rest.. Deep below new kings grow We are but protractions In this world to reproduce And the purpose of our actions Is beyond our own Oh can you see We're not what we seem We are captives here And death sets us free Oh can you see How this life is a dream We are not our bodies We are one, deep underground
The woods are quiet now My heartbeat is the only sound I've been running for hours on I'm safe here and now but not for long They think that I don't know Blindly bolting through the snow The fire shredding through the trees Their thunderblasts are death aimed at me Come the morning their dogs will be back Soulless worms on legs And in the second I halt they attack I've seen the lust for blood Burning in their piglet eyes They crave my skin and they claim my crown Tireless in their resolve to kill I have become A king on the run A fugitive in my own domain Deeper I go Into the night The last of my kind I’m running for My life and for my bloodline
Silva 02:28
The March 04:40
Summer's dying early and the sun sets low So the journey has begun Our legs are getting heavy and our throats are dry Still we must press on Marching ten thousand strong in a line moving along Up and down and around or any other way The road is rough but no one walks alone We're the tribe that stayed behind We hold our ground These stalwart souls don't fold Won't yield to the dark and cold Come rain and raging blizzards Hell will wring us on the way We've got the power to resist And keep the storm at bay We're the tribe that stayed behind.. The lone penguin stands no chance against this deadly weather He will simply fade away into the whiteness all around him He falls asleep and disappears So huddle up and hold me near There’s strength in our unity This is how we survive Yes only then can we endure As one warming entity Through love we stay alive As the winter lingers And the night is seemingly endless Remember what you carry Don't let it go Keep awake now Stay beside me Don't disappear We're born into a cruel world Yet still we stand Life will not be defeated We're marching on Together


Memfis announce the April 6th release date for their third release Silva. It’s the bands first new recording since Vertigo (recorded 2008, released 2011). Silva marks a new beginning for the band, putting the label issues to the past. It’s released digitally as pay-what-you- want by the band themselves via www.memfisband.com. It’s also going to be available on iTunes, Spotify and all the other big digital vendors.

Silva is the celebration of Memfis 10 year anniversary. It’s a story about the scandinavian wilderness: rabid elks, deadly fungi - and loving penguins. The sound is influenced by German kraut bands (Tangerine Dream/Can) as well as 70’s prog (King Crimson/Camel/ Bo Hansson). Memfis skipped the difficult third album, and is moving towards new musical grounds. The EP format allows for a compact and effective release with no filler tracks - quality over quantity.


released April 6, 2013

Drum recordings and Mixes were done at Studio KUST, Gothenburg,
October 2012 - Mars 2013 by Henrik Magnusson.
Vocals, Bass and Guitars recorded at various locations by Memfis.
Additional vintage instruments and tape echoes recorded at Sonores Studios by Jonas Odhner.
Produced by Memfis and Henrik Magnusson
Engineered by Henrik Magnusson and Mattias Engström
Mastered by Linus Andersson at Element Studios, 2nd April 2013.

Music written by Mattias Engström
Lyrics written by Daniel Götstedt

Artwork by Claes Josefsson

Mattias Engström - Guitars, Vocals, Rhodes, Mellotron & Yamaha CS10
Daniel Götstedt - Guitars and Vocals
Henrik Hedelund - Thunderbird & Jazz Bass
Carl-Johan Lindblad - Drums

Special thanks:
Jonas Odhner, Claes Josefsson, Henrik Magnusson, Linus Andersson, Robert Reinholdz, Patrick Mark, Jonas Rydberg, Jonas Fogelberg, Jonnie Täll, Robert Nordh, and our selves for still making music after 10 years!


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Alternative Progressive Metal for the impatient.
Gothenburg/Stockholm, Sweden.

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