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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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming 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^

    Please specify size when ordering. Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large. Special Sizes Upon Request.

    *Logo design by Lao

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"...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

In March 2006, four established musicians met to talk about their musical experiences. After a few drinks and a long journey down memory lane they created New Zero God, 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], HARRIS STAVRAKAS [Bass], MIKE "Jabbar" TZAVARAS [Drums], AKIS NIKOLAIDIS [Guitars]. ... more

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Track Name: King Pest The First
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
Track Name: Deadly Dollhouse
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...
Track Name: Garden of Mazes
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
Track Name: Cloud of Dreams
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)
Track Name: Shut Up
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
Track Name: Down The Rabbit Hole
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
Track Name: My Reaper
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
Track Name: Bastards
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
Track Name: She's Electrified
SHE'S ELECTRIFIED

Hey Little Lady from the house in the hills
No need to worry
Cause you got lost

She's electrified