Black Drapes For Tomorrow

by Shores Of Null

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Black Drapes For Tomorrow is the band's sophomore album, out on Candlelight/Spinefarm Records. The title leaves no room for misinterpretations, Shores Of Null are back with a burden of gloom and darkness.

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released April 14, 2017

Davide Straccione - Vocals
Gabriele Giaccari - Guitars
Raffaele Colace - Guitars
Matteo Capozucca - Bass
Emiliano Cantiano - Drums

Produced by Shores Of Null and Marco "Cinghio" Mastrobuono
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Kick Recording Studio (Rome - Italy) between March and November 2016

All music written by Gabriele Giaccari and Raffaele Colace
All lyrics written by Davide Straccione
All songs arranged by Shores Of Null

Also appearing:
Carmelo Orlando (Novembre): clean and screaming guest vocals on "Tide Against Us"
Marco Mastrobuono: strings programming on "Tide Against Us"
Fabio Gabbianelli: double bass on "The Enemy Within" and "Death Of A River"
Natalja Polevoda: Russian spoken intro on "The Kolyma Route"

Artwork design, photomanipulation and layout by Diletta F. (Eba Art)
Visual direction by Shores Of Null

Published by Tanglade Ltd
2017 Candlelight Records / Spinefarm Records

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Shores Of Null Rome, Italy

Shores Of Null is a Rome-based metal band formed in 2013 waving the flag of sorrow in the now vibrant doom metal scene, trading off between gothic-doom vibes and blackened aggression, with epic melancholy-ridden vocal patterns.

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Track Name: Donau
With heavy hearts
On these frozen shores we stepped down
From these bare remains, hollow as caves
We stand dead

Me and the ground
It's gonna be the last time
A winter's sham
Resilience to bitter cold

Soldiers and machine guns
Roped us in three, shot the middle one
Just like sacks we tumbled down
Floating through big slabs of ice

For all I did, all for nothing
All my life fading before my eyes
The end is just a shot away
Kill three birds with one stone

Donau
Inside your womb
A graveyard beneath the murky waves

Do you remember
Waters turning red
Loglike bodies
Afloat under the dead sun

With heavy hearts
From these frozen shores we depart
Watch these bare remains, how they escape
Becoming dead

Donau
Inside your womb
A graveyard beneath the frozen waves

Do you remember
Blue giving way to red
Lifeless bodies
Afloat under the absent sky
Track Name: Tide Against Us
Corridors
The vaste seaside
Watch the waves break
We're swept away
And reabsorbed by the tide
The tide we yearned for
That no one seems to recall

The shores
The night
The moon
Consumed by mistral
I lie awaiting
I lie awaiting the chime
Of seabirds flying about
And rise above

Cold is the tide
We're buried and soaked
United we sink
Into the ocean
Still there was a time
We used to be gods
Those times are dead
Tide against us

With no direction
We walked the same shores
The cold bit like fire
Tide against us

Chaos, our last chance
To be carried away by the storm

Cold is the tide
We're buried and soaked
United we sink
Into the ocean
Still there was a time
We used to be gods
Those times are dead
Tide against us

The shores
The night
The moon
Consumed by mistral
I lie awaiting
I lie awaiting your eyes
Track Name: House Of Cries
Concealed
I'm sitting there
Numb, unable to react

Unreal
Abandoned there
Like a spectre in the dark

I was born a quiet man
I was lured into a trap
Swallowing pills every day
I don't know who I am

Unsafe
I'm dying there
Eating my very own heart out

Rabid souls
We become taint
Too taint to see the light 

Cries of torment, cries of pain
Pierce through the city
They would never go away

Time has come to realize we're condemned
We'll die screaming inside the house of cries

Altered 
I see you there
Tying my feet to the ground

I'd wish
To see the chains break
And vanish out of sight

I would scream if I had voice left
I would tear my chords apart
Nothing heals, all deteriorates
Am I left here to die?
Track Name: Black Drapes For Tomorrow
A slow procession to the burial
Dressed up just right for an early ceremony
Every day we celebrate the funeral of mankind
Years of reveries gone down the drain

We have been taught to follow the prints
To reach the edge of human stupidity
We break the coherence we tend to keep
The future is a torn up black dirty drape

One day I'll be reaching home
A whole life to reconstruct
All our dreams are gonna hang so high

Bitter taste, nothing but a rough sorrow
Will we remain when everything will fall?
Dead end maze, are we the ones to follow?
Black drapes for tomorrow

We have been taught to see it differently
And to imagine a blooming future
Yet we are blind to a greater movie
All we can see are these black flags waving

One day I'll be reaching home
A whole life to reconstruct
All our dreams are gonna end sometime
Track Name: Carry On, My Tiny Hope
This valley of ashes
I'm walking alone
Night has flooded my road
Soon it will be dawn
I can see the enemy
Just the two of us
The battle's in action
And it rages on

Like a sick god puts his children on hold
I would rejoice to watch my enemy go
I'm a stranger to this valley unknown
My desire is to grieve no more

All my fleet has drowned
Symptom: castaway
How long will I endure?
Carry on, my tiny hope

I'm roaming alone
Till my feet will guide me
I'll pretend to survive
I can't beat the enemy
I fought and I lost
A war can't be endless
We're born to succumb

Like a sick god puts his children on hold
I would rejoice to watch my enemy go
I'm a stranger to this valley unknown
My desire is to grieve no more

Sick is the world we'll leave behind 
Carry on, my hope
Track Name: We Ain't Ashes
All the ships have sailed 
From the kingdom carved out on lies

So sick of giving in
Feel the sunrise
Share the same fall

May the downfall be eternal
May the landing be so sweet
Will we be colleagues in despair?

May the fragile be the strongest
May the hopeless be the judge
Of your life consumed by tragedy

Falling
Crumbling
We ain't ashes
We chose fire
Beating
Burning 
We ain't ashes
We chose fire


May the unsung be remembered
May the wretched be the king
A grief's empire

May the mountains be the flesh
May the branches be the bones
Our bones
Freedom to fall

As the heaviest teardrop gushes
Feel these smothered flames
How they long to be fired up
Dreams of stars aloof
I want you to stand by me

For the tears that we swallow
For the true black that we cry
After all, stains will stay

For the routine, for the logic
For the days left undone
Burn them down, let them burn
Track Name: A Thousand Storms
Her Majesty Life
Please help me to hold dear my inner grey
And always to reveal
My common glee

Born into a thousand storms
Clung to affliction
I witnessed a dozen falls
Altogether

His Majesty Woe
Please help me to believe in misery
And never to reveal
Every fear lying within

The blue tinged cold light will keep us alive

We'll be neighbours to the stars
The limit is the aura
I can't explain why
Read between the lights
Stare into the void
As the earth keeps spinning

Born into a thousand storms
Clung to affliction
I witnessed a dozen falls
Altogether

Countless times 
A path to hell and back
And whenever we return
We'll kiss the soil

Save a tear for the living
We will rise again
In joy and woe

Cold days ahead
Will help me to release my darkest soul
Long days ahead
Will never take the reins of my cursed soul
Track Name: The Kolyma Route
Bound to ice and snow
Foundations groan as I pass by
World's longest graveyard down my toes
The longest one of all

I will see you go
I will see you go
On the sullen route of silence and cold
I will see you go

Gusts of wind will blow
Death's white cloak meets the eye
Mourning a man at every step
Every step I take

I will see you go
I will see you go
On the trodden road where memories hurt
I will see you go

I am about to cross emptiness
I'll take you on a ride on the road of bones
To see the thin line beyond which every soul falls apart
Never healed, deeper scars never gone
Bones exiled laid down in gravel offer no resistance
I'll take you on a ride throughout the memory lane
To revive all hearts who dwell in permafrost
Come meet me below, below the ice

Streams reclaim the road
Yonder where blood used to run

Whereas you think no one could ever live
It is actually impossible to leave
Thus we survive

On the road of bones
I can't look back
Journey to the world's end
A sad tale of white

A pole of cruelty and winter
Few steps away to none
A prison unassailable
This prison of mine

Call it a day, returning from war
Wounds leak again, defiling the snow
Guide me away till my heart will thaw
Nothing here melts away
How deep is the snow