Night Echoes

by Hemina

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    This is for a 4 panel gatefold vinyl with full lyrics and a beautiful artwork by Dominique van Velsen, a gorgeous layout by our very own Nathan McMahon.

    This is the definitive way to experience 'Night Echoes' as the album was structured and designed with the vinyl format in mind.

    All vinyl purchases come with a free download naturally :)

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about

A concept album focusing on a young man trying to navigate adolescence following the loss of his father to suicide. The next piece in the Heminal universe previously established by 'Synthetic', 'Nebulae', and 'Venus'.

Hemina are a 4 piece Progressive Metal band from Sydney, Australia. The band’s sound has been described as a unique combination of hard hitting syncopated grooves, lush synth backwashes, multi-part vocal harmonies, blistering memorable leads with a focus on songwriting and emotion.

The band have supported international bands Uriah Heep, Kamelot, Apocalyptica, Queensryche and soon-to-be Haken. They have shared the stage with Aussie legends, Caligula’s Horse, Chaos Divine, Voyager, Twelve Foot Ninja, Divine Ascension, Breaking Orbit among many others and simply live for the stage.

Hemina’s first three albums ‘Synthetic’, ‘Nebulae’ and 'Venus' were met with critical acclaim traversing many different sides of the band’s sonic spectrum from the complex and dark, to the immediate and uplifting. The release of 'Venus' saw Hemina taking their music overseas for the first time, culminating in performances at Progpower Europe (Netherlands) and Euroblast (Germany).

The band’s fourth album ‘Night Echoes' is the most collaborative work to date offering the eclectic flavours of what fans have come to expect in the past as well as a new palette and range of emotional expression never before heard from the group. Hemina return with a more concise 45 minute concept album exploring adolescence, nostalgia, grief, and loss in the 21st century with a thematic arc to accompany and elaborate on their previous conceptual output.

‘Night Echoes’ is Hemina at their most emotional and melodic without ignoring the aggressive and venomous side that keeps the music in balance. With a powerful modern production and mix crafted by Skene at Ploughman Studios with audiophile mastering from Ermin Hamidovic at Systematic Productions (Periphery, Devin Townsend, Plini, Architects) – this is Hemina at their best.

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released August 9, 2019

Hemina is:
Douglas Skene - Vocals, Guitars and Keyboards
Mitch Coull - Guitars and Vocals
Jessica Martin - Bass and Vocals
Nathan McMahon - Drums, Percussion and Vocals

Produced by Douglas Skene.
Mixed by Douglas Skene at Ploughman Studios.
Drums Engineered by Nathan McMahon.
Mastered by Ermin Hamidovic at Systematic Productions.

All Lyrics by Douglas Skene except 'The Only Way' by Douglas Skene and Jessica Martin.

Additional Vocals on 'Everything Unsaid' by Selin Akbaşoğulları.

Additional Vocals on 'One Short' by Phill Eltakchi.

Gang Vocals by Tom de Wit, Shane Ian Leadbeater, Harrisen Walden, Mairead Walden, Lachlan Arvidson, Simon Bowles, Luke Delbridge, Radina Dimcheva, Anthony Stewart, Reece Denton, Jay Orr, Jevginiy Kasputin, Rico Kallirgos, Daniel Straka, Mark Ashby, Fernando Segundo, Bart Sluis and Aaron Austin.

Xylophone and Ocarina on 'Flat' by Reece Denton.
Slide Guitar on 'Flicker' by Dean Bennison.
Musical Box on 'In Technicolour' by Anthony Stewart.

Additional Editing by Stuart Stawman.

Cover Art by Dominique van Velsen.
Band Photography by Trent Mulligan.
Layout Designed by Nathan McMahon.
Hemina Logo by Nathan McMahon.

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Track Name: The Only Way
Wallowing in the more
(What good is that gonna do?)
They say that I am suffering a sickness
That I am incapable
The danger's in believing that it's true
(Who's gonna lift you up, boy?)
If you can't turn this demon on its head
You might as well check out for good

Hey, let's do this right now!

Don't become your enemy
You got this!
This is the only way
I will never be one of them again

Every day we just complain and close our eyes
And pray it goes away
So raise your voice and make demands
It's time to take a stand
It's the only way
Sing...

Chemically ripe for war
They say that I am suffering a sickness
Bet that's what they told Dad too
The danger's in not knowing what to do
If you can't burn this ghost of grief
Prepare yourself for life to close its doors

Stripped to the bone with hefty muscle
Expose the core with cruelty out of love
Adopt a different kind of life
An honest, human, primal cry!

We will not follow
We lead the way
We're the new leaders of man
Track Name: What's the Catch?
All in
Whoever said that life was simple
Lied through their teeth
What's the catch?
The catch is...
Anything that's worth a damn at all's worth fighting for

But if all was fair
We wouldn't have to spin the roulette wheel
And bet with our lives
Whether wrong or right
Only you or I can cross the distance formed by space and time

Don't know if I am ready to let myself fall
This fast without a lifeline
But now I'm sure as I have been before
The gamble's worth the gain

Are you waiting cos I'm waiting
Are you really there?
If you're who you said you are
There's no sense hiding me

In a different life
We wouldn't have to spin the roulette wheel
And bet with our lives
Whether wrong or right
Only you or I can cross the distance formed by space and time

Are you waiting cos I'm waiting?
Track Name: We Will
Growing up I was fixated on starships on the silver screen
A future where we all seemingly got along
Content to explore...

Will we?

Will we ever leave home?
Will we know the unknown?
Will we?

I sometimes can't help but feel I'm on the losing team
Will it be 2035 with nothing left to show but division?

Will we learn to admit when we are wrong?
Will we?
Will we stand the test of time or die?

Will we?
We will!
Track Name: One Short
I'm guessing you were just born maybe yesterday
You live life the naive way
You think he's talking truth but you just can't let it go
And maybe he is, you'll rarely ever know!

And if you're worried what your daddy'd think
You better turn the other cheek
As if your god would worry bout another hole if you give it...
Soul!

You say you want a deep connection
If it's deep you want, I got it
Still say we're one short of the dollar
And that's a lot of sense to me
You say you want it, baby?
But you still want his blessing
Throw out your dated notions
And take your cues below!

Tell me now if you're keeping up?
Cos if you don't, I'll spell it out
Most folks I know like to try before they buy
And if he don't mind either way
He is a gentleman and a scholar
You can believe that!

I'm guessing that you'll come around
As your body burns with pleasure
As your body burns, you'll come round and round
And round and round you go
Reeling to and fro
And as my hunger grows
Your body sorely glows

Most folks I know like to try before they buy
It's just a fact of life
I know this painkiller's a real headache
That's why you gotta let it go
Track Name: Flat
Feeling flat
The colours don't seep in anymore

My whole life in front of me
But it seems like it's behind
Feeling so flat
Foresee time in front of me
But it doesn't have that glow
Nothing does

I rush into battlefields
But I'm always head first
I fly without radar
But I'm on autopilot
And I'm the only passenger
Thank god

Feeling so flat

Can't you see me struggling, family?
Can't you feel my love?
Can't you see me broken, stranded without you near
Can't you see me writhing, Daddy?
You left me here alone!
Can we move past the tit-for-tat?
We're much too old for that!

Too weak for anything but a quick fix
Inject my dose of adrenaline
Too weak for anything but a quick fix
Inject my dose of benevolence
Too weak for anything but a quick fix
Inject my dose of delirium
Too weak for anything but this...

My whole life in front of me
But it seems like it's benign
Feeling so flat
But I feel
I feel, so don't give up on me
Cos I will never give up on you
Track Name: Everything Unsaid
There's a picture of mum and dad, and me on the fireplace
Wiping my nose in it
Creature comforts like growing up believing the world's a friendly a place
When it's not

There's always someone
Who's without someone
Why's it always me?
Just this once, not me
Just for now, not me
Track Name: Nostalgia
I'm late to class again
Fell asleep at 3am
The story of my life
Forgot my pass again
Centre of attention
There's no place I'd rather not be than snoozing for 10

It's real enough for me to feel it
It's good enough for me to live it
Wistful and so sentimental
The present is so overblown
It's real enough for me to feel there
Then it's real enough for me to be there
Soul searching, internalising nostalgia

I have been guilty of living in the past
To give it another go
To give it another try
I'm addicted to that tummy rush
The heart flutter and the body butterflies
Well, can you blame me for drifting way back there?
It seemed like a simpler time
Or maybe all were blind?
Rose-tinted has always been our jam
We're human after all...
Take a trip down memory lane?

It's tough being a man
When you're still a boy inside
And lonely, rainy nights hide tears and growing pains
Am I deserving of love?

It's real enough for me to feel it
It's good enough for me to live it
The star of my own Bildungsroman
The coming of age is too slow!
Oh, it's real enough for me to feel there
Then it's real enough for me to stay there
Dependable, battery-recharging nostalgia...

Sometimes it's noxious
It will consume
Deeper and deeper
I sink into nostalgia
For a time and place I never knew

You shackled me in your loss
You passed the torch between men
So I relive my halcyon days
In the summertime through nostalgia

Take a trip down memory lane!
Track Name: In Technicolour
Re-watched the home videos
The ones on vintage tapes
Now covered in grain
I can barely make out your face
I breathed the air you breathe
I mimed each word you'd say
Like father, like son
Only umteen years away...

But if I could just say goodbye to you?

Cos I'm blind
Colourblind
Blind in a world full of colour
Blind
Colourblind
Blind in a world full of colour
A boy without a father
If I could only paint the black and white

With vivid colours of pink and green
And open up your palette to the fascination that it could've been
But I can't cos life is not a platform game
With an HUD
With more than one life
But the choice is yours
To spit chips or call
But once you commit
You'll have to sit our future out

I would give it all to talk again!

If I could take your hand and walk you through my life since
Would it faze you at all or would I have to convince
That being wholly selfish left indelible footprints
In the way I see the world and how I'm swallowed by it
If I could freeze all time and show you where I am now
Would you feel remorse or guilt that you chewed me up and spat me out?
The parent's oath; always in the interest of your child
You thought this was really it?

The final straw that you drew short
At least you had a choice unlike this boy without a father
Oh now, it's crystal clear
I'm like you but I see in Technicolour.

Blind
Colourblind
Blind in a world full of colour
A boy without a father
If I could only paint the black and white
Track Name: Flicker
It's too late, it's too late
We've broken in half
It's too late to separate the bullet wound from the scars
If faith is a virtue then why'd you lose yours
And pass the point of no return?

If you cross the river, then you build a mountain
Who'll shine the lantern and guide me to you?
I've found the best way is to find the fountain of youth you created
Half of me is you!

Children need protectors and fathers are providers
And family is the lifeblood
That's why we needed you
Grieving, crying
Ordained to walk alone as you cross the Rubicon

I thought I caught a flicker but you were never there
Did you see our smiles before you crossed the Rubicon?
I grew up too fast

We all have a day
A line we all must tow
The lantern's light flickers no more
Still you had to choose the grimmest way
To say goodbye...

I just hope it lasts

But things have a habit of going my way
I'm like a cat with 9 lives a day
Thrown from the rooftops
I fall on my feet
I have been told that it runs in my veins
The gravitas to take the worst by the reins
But that don't mean this broken heart won't bleed
If you cut me, I'll bleed.

Lights will flicker as the oil runs dry
Eyelids grow thicker like the swell of dusk tide
And life's like that lanterm swaying left to right to left to right to left to right
Slowly but surely
I will lay my body down and cry myself
For the rest of my life
The grief I feel sings the whale song
Of this tragedy...

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