Short Tales & Tall Shadows - CD & Digital

by New Zero God

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    With our new album, 'Short Tales & Tall Shadows', our intent was to be a lot different from anything we had done before. We wanted to create a dark artistic album, more Goth than before, with a strong flavor of theatricality but also with a bit more of a modern sound than its predecessors.

    The CD edition of this release has 10 tracks, while the forthcoming limited-edition vinyl will have 9. There are 4 CD tracks which will not be available on the vinyl and 3 of the vinyl tracks won’t be available on the CD.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Short Tales & Tall Shadows - CD & Digital via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Combine the 'Short Tales & Tall Shadows' CD along with our newest T-Shirt (bat logo, style 04) and save on your overall cost and shipping!

    The fourth in a series of t-shirts is now available for order, both as a single purchase or as a bundled package deal with our new release, 'Short Tales & Tall Shadows'. ^Flap Flap Flap^

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    *Logo design by Lao

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1.
KING PEST THE FIRST This is the rotten side of the city That only crooks prefer to share The air is thick and tastes like poison The hideout is for those who dare There are six friends 'round the table In the undertaker’s lair One of them floating in a coffin He shook and took a breath of air... TREASON shouted everyone As they slapped away my grin TREASON was the word that echoed In this parish of death and sin ''Be our guest'' Said King Pest The First The skeleton chandelier hung Above the Queen's funeral shroud While the man wrapped as a mummy Could hardly move or make a sound Ana-Pest, the Arch Duchess, Poured some liquor in a skull But there was one more man among them Whose funeral clothes were rather dull... TREASON shouted everyone As they slapped away my grin TREASON was the word that echoed In this parish of death and sin ''Be our guest'' Said King Pest The First ''Know then that in these dominions I am monarch, and here rule with undivided empire under the title of 'King Pest Τhe First'.'' Forever
2.
DEADLY DOLLHOUSE Tonight... Like every other night While all humans are sleeping Us, the toys that is, come out of the woodwork And we are gathered to dance. Just like every night I am happy to dance with my darling, Lucy My favorite doll. She's been here for a long time. Long before me, long before the Master bought me. But I fell in love with her from the first time I saw her. So every night, I walk down the stairs right after 12 o'clock when all humans are sleeping, When the Master is snoring To meet her . (sigh) But tonight... Tonight Lucy is not here. All the other couples are dancing in front of the fireplace. I asked around but she is not here. It's snowing outside. And I don't wanna think that she is out. I sit by the fireplace. Watching the flames dance... And there... There... I saw her. I saw her shoes in the fireplace. And her eyes looking at me. Never to be... Never to be...
3.
GARDEN OF MAZES There's a house over the hills, Where a little lady lives, There's a maze around the house And she tries to find the way out. The world is distant from her room She stares for hours to find a route As she runs near, To what seemed clear, She finds the exit's disappeared Garden of Mazes Where we once came to play But we lost ourselves along the way Garden of Mazes An impossible place We run inside it, deep inside our brains There's a man looking for you Little lady can you hear? He's calling out your name Cause to him you are so dear But the hour strikes heavy, now it's clear Garden of Mazes Where we once came to play But we lost ourselves along the way Garden of Mazes An impossible place We run inside it, deep inside our brains
4.
CLOUD OF DREAMS When all this gets too tough to live And I have nothing else to give, There is a place where I can hide. I turn off the lights and shut my eyes A cloud of dreams (x4) The admission's price is a drop of blood While I steal nectar from the gods I don't believe in any creed 'Cause this is all I'll ever need A cloud of dreams (x4)
5.
03:49
SHUT UP There comes a time When you have enough of someone Cause when he speaks He ruins your whole day No more lies No more of his mad behavior Say it loud Spit it in his face That he better shut up shut up shut up Say it like you mean it Shut up shut up shut up Don't you show your face round here no more They do you wrong Thinking you'll be here forever They won't change Don't be that naive No more lies No more of his mad behavior Say it loud Spit it in his face
6.
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE Call me day or night Call me anytime and I'll be there. I will catch a plane or the late night train just to find you. In a Babylonian desert you and me. Laughing hard in the shade of a palm tree. Message me in time and we'll sip our wine in Alaska. I will fight the waves and 1000 brave ones but I'll find you In an Amazonian forest you might be, Hostage of a tribe that lives upon the trees. Love can get me anywhere, Down the rabbit hole For your love Call me day or night Call me anytime and I'll be there. I will catch a plane or the late night train just to find you. In a psychedelic dream I saw us two Playing hide and seek upon the moon Love can get me anywhere, Down the rabbit hole For your love
7.
04:50
MY REAPER The voices... they're calling my name... In darkness... every day is the same And as the music plays... I long to end my days. The heartache... it's so painful to feel... In silence... The torment's so real... Crawling deeper and deeper... So close now to my reaper. And as the music plays... I long to end my days... Spinning around and around Till my feet don't touch the ground But a hope that is tomorrow Could end these tears of sorrow... Spinning around and around Till my feet don't touch the ground
8.
04:59
BASTARDS I used to play with you as a kid The rest were calling you a freak But I liked your style Was kinda wild Better a witty fool Than a foolish twit. You never tried to blend in. Your eyes couldn't hide your smile You had your own rules Your magic tricks Your lover's trust And that is all you needed It only had To brand someone's back the once To be forever wise. So if you're out there Mark these words my dear: Don't let the bastards get you down Haven't seen you for a few years. But it feels like you're still here. To question every Authority Of a deaf and dumb Majority It feels like you're still here It only had To brand someone's back the once To be forever wise. So if you're out there Mark these words my dear: Don't let the bastards get you down You never tried to blend in. You never tried to give in Lift my spirit Off the ground Take me high, Spin me around SPIRIT Come inside me SPIRIT Come inside Teach me how to be true Cause I feel lonely Lonely Lonely without you Without you Without you It only had To brand someone's back the once To be forever wise. So now I'm here You mark my words my dear: Don't let the bastards get you down Don't let the bastards get you down Don't let the bastards get you down
9.
SHE'S ELECTRIFIED Hey Little Lady from the house in the hills No need to worry Cause you got lost She's electrified
10.
01:08

about

"...The band have made a bold move with 'Short Tales & Tall Shadows' and it has paid off in a big way. The songwriting, the performances and the execution are spot on. Hopefully this will be a path the band continues to explore moving forward."
- Intravenous Magazine - UK

"...This is an amazing album full of atmosphere, passion and feeling as the music drags you off to somewhere dark and bleak!"
- Tomatrax - Australia

"...For those that have enjoyed this band's past two albums, you'll absolutely love this one as well but keep in mind, these guys have created an album unlike any of their previous releases."
- Subexistance - Greece

"9"
- Metal Hammer - Greece

credits

released March 15, 2016

MIKE POUGOUNAS - Vocals, Keyboards, Tambourine
HARRIS STAVRAKAS - Electric & Acoustic Bass
AKIS NIKOLAIDIS - Electric & Acoustic Guitar
BABIS 'BB ROMEO' EFTHIMIOU - Drums & Programming (Release Lineup)
JOHN PSIMOPOULOS - Drums (LIVE Lineup)

Produced by: Mike Pougounas & Babis Efthimiou
Engineered by: Babis Efthimiou
Recorded at: QZN Recording Studios [Athens, Greece] except for: 'Deadly Dollhouse' (Guitar and Bass), 'Garden Of Mazes' (Drums), and 'My Reaper' (Drums) recorded at Esoteron Studio [Athens, Greece]
Engineered by: George Dovolos
Drums on 'Garden Of Mazes' and 'My Reaper' by Manos Kehagias
Mastering by: John Psimopoulos
Logo by: Sidheog Steves
Photos by: Costas Papapanos
Artwork by: Gogo Hioti,
Band Photo by: The band

Thanks to: Anna Psarreas, Mary and Marilia, Maria and Jacob, Iosif Angelidis, Dimitris Vasiliadis, Valerios Calocerinos, Mick Mercer, Shaun Histed-Todd, DJ Cruel Britannia, Trevor Bamford, Damian Gibbs, Eugenio Javier Cáceres, Dave Alucard, Jez Keefe (R.I.P.), Alex 'Mish' Daniele, Tricia Psarreas Murray & Jeff Murray, Fondas SumerSon, Voe Saint-Clare, ZZ Tom Zegers, Jet Away (R.I.P.), Paulio Barnez, Paul Devine, Franco Fortini, Karo & Gaets, Romeo Fabrizio, Nico & Gianfranco, Luca Agente Morgeo Foto e Video, Fabbio Vezzani and the entire Italian Ekidna Tribe, Don Campau, E. A. Poe, Nikiforos Nevrakis, Mike Tzavaras, Ina & Pandora.

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New Zero God Athens, Greece

Formed In March 2006 by x-Flowers Of Romance singer, Mike Pougounas, New Zero God is a band that combines goth, dark wave, and post punk genres to make a sound that is uniquely their own.

Lineup:
MIKE POUGOUNAS [Vocals, Keyboards],
BABIS EFTHIMIOU [Programmer and Producer],
AKIS NIKOLAIDIS [Guitars],
JOHN PSIMOPOULOS [Drums],
MICHALIS SEMERTZOGLOU [Bass].
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