IPB Style© Fisana

Jump to content



Please donate to gain access to The Bedlam, an ad-free version of the board and more!


Photo

Silent Planetstrong political content


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Dandelion

Dandelion

    nope

  • Party Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13976 posts
  • Joined 26-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina

Posted 17 August 2018 - 06:23 PM

https://en.wikipedia...i/Silent_Planet

 

2012 - Come Wind, Come Weather EP

2014 - The Night God Slept

2014 - lastsleep (1944–1946) EP

2016 - Everything Was Sound

2018 - When the End Began

 

Garrett Russell – lead vocals
Thomas Freckleton – bass, keyboards, clean vocals
Mitchell Stark – guitars
Alex Camarena – drums

 

 

Respective perspectives worshiping directives - blindly killing for our dogma,[1] until our sons meet in the garden.[2] Torches scald the night sky; the youth rise up and set their elders to the gallows.[3] Fire in the lighthouse: All our advances, a spark away from conflagration. In the night I saw you fall, oh wicked star,[4] illuminate our hate, show us who we really are. Books were burned away - only swords remained.[5] The prophets died for peace, stabbed by preying priests. As the wise man said I'll keep my heart and lose my head.[6] Without a neck how can I sink with a millstone to the bottom of the sea?[7] The bottom of the sea - and I’m finding the violence - it looks like me. Singing songs of life when all we know is death.[8] A world of orphans[9] left empty-handed. If love’s a sin I’ll become a heretic. Recurring intervention:[10] Framing the narrative to cleanse our tainted conscience.[11] Harvesting destruction: Reaping the sow from weapons planted in the soil.[12] Terrified little son, encumbered by your sword, you can hide your fear but won’t shed the sheer weight of your own humanity - humanity. You can face me towards the mountains[13] where I meet our Mother’s gaze.[14] Too blinded by this hatred to recognize your brother’s face.[15] Singing songs of life when all we know is death. A world of orphans left empty-handed. I’ll collapse - head parting from my weary shoulders - seeds of life spilling from my palms.[16] Subverting love[17] will take hold in this hateful soil; my blood is the water. Inshallah, Shalom. Love will take hold.[18] FOOTNOTES:

 

1 The clash of violent Jihadists and western imperialism

2 The Fertile Crescent

3 The most common, and often overlooked, victims of violent Jihad are peaceful Muslims.

4 Luke 10:18

5 The United States has dropped 20,000 bombs in Iraq and Syria in the last year.

6 Mark 6:14-29

7 Luke 17:2

8 Shane Claiborne, Jesus for President

9 Over one billion children are currently experiencing deprivation of basic needs.

10 Noam Chomsky, Failed States

11 Stanley Hauerwas, War and the American Difference

12 Iran-Contra affair (1985-1987) and more current instances of Western supply of weapons to unstable regions for means of political and economic capital.

13 Golgotha

14 Acts 7:54-60

15 The twins, torn apart by war, reunite - one the prisoner, one the executioner.

16 Tertullian, Apologeticus

17 John Howard Yoder, The Politics of Jesus

18 If you would like to make an immediate impact in the lives of orphans around the world, you can learn more and donate to World Vision: http://worldvision.org.

Stay informed about the plight of refugees around the world at: http://www.unhcr.org.



#2 Dandelion

Dandelion

    nope

  • Party Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13976 posts
  • Joined 26-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina

Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:04 AM

The album is out this friday and so far it looks like it's a step up instrumentally, I'm still digging through the lyrics of their previous work

 



#3 Dandelion

Dandelion

    nope

  • Party Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13976 posts
  • Joined 26-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina

Posted 27 December 2019 - 03:05 PM

What better way to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of our first full-length, than to re-record it from scratch? XX (City Grave) and Wasteland (Vechnost) are now streaming.

Spoiler



#4 Dandelion

Dandelion

    nope

  • Party Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13976 posts
  • Joined 26-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina

Posted 27 December 2019 - 10:17 PM

The album is out this friday and so far it looks like it's a step up instrumentally, I'm still digging through the lyrics of their previous work
 


 

I just received word that a young friend who inspired me to write Share the Body was found dead by their mother today. Addiction is truly the epidemic of our time. If you are struggling with addiction and reading this now, please take this as a sign to get help now.

I spend all day with folks in this mental facility, many of them attempting to get sober from the chemicals that have held them captive for so long. It's a difficult journey, but it is so worth it.
Please, don't let the memory of my young friend be in vain. Get help. Friends, don't give up on your friends. Family, don't give up on your family.
I love you all.



#5 Dandelion

Dandelion

    nope

  • Party Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13976 posts
  • Joined 26-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina

Posted 28 May 2020 - 07:39 AM

Man I fucking love this guy:

Another human being executed at the hands of people who swore to protect and serve them. All for the “crime” of being black and suspected. Damn. And it saddens me to see these horrific instances only to see people still deny the inequality placed right in front of their faces. Murder shouldn’t be a political debate, but like everything else in 2020, it becomes social media spectacle and lost in the next news cycle.
I don’t have all of the answers. I don’t even know if I have some of them. But if you’re reading this and you know what it’s like to be scared for your life because of the way you look: I’m sorry. I don’t know what that’s like, but I know you are not alone. Over the course of my time touring I have met so many different people who have overcome various obstacles to achieve things they were always told were impossible. I appreciate your resilience.
And look, I know this is just the Facebook page for an obscure metal band - but I feel like something has to be said. I’m afraid that it’s gonna be more silence from the actors at the highest levels of our government, so I figured I’d say something. Perhaps it’s just shouting into the void, who knows, but I hope that some small grace can come out of a tragedy. Maybe you and I might take a second and reevaluate our lives. Are we willing to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes? Is it possible that some of us have certain advantages in life that we might overlook? The answer isn’t to feel guilty when we look at the world, but instead moved to do something. Something new. Attend a city council meeting (when they exist again), volunteer at a shelter (if you feel medically safe in doubt so) or just read essays or poems or look at art made by people who might look, sound, talk nothing like you.
Diversity is a gift. But we need to be willing and able to embrace it, otherwise our differences might just lead to more division. We all have comfort zones, and that’s alright, but unless we are willing to get outside of them, shut up for long enough to listen, how will we grow? And one thing I do know: If you aren’t growing you are decaying.
Okay, that’s all of my rambling for now. I’m going to read some more of Maya Angelou, a poet and a prophet:

“Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave
I am the dream and the hope of a slave
I rise
I rise
I rise.”




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users