IONO

by SPHERES

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"IONO" is the first album of SPHERES, Paris based alternative Prog metal band, released on May 10, 2019.
The invitation to spatio-galactic travel is one of the main dimensions of the album, what is obvious is the multitude of contrasts and textures that characterises it.
Sharp riffs with strong melodies, from clean to growl and scream vocals, ambiances oscillating between dream and frenzy... everything is done to shake the listeners up and invite them to take part in the journey.

In fact, nothing has been left to chance, including the artwork by Julien Grelet illustrations, even before the first notes, the dystopian, supernatural dimensions of an album that shuffles temporalities and breaks down the barriers between musical genres.
Influenced by; Gojira, Opeth, Mastodon, Tool, etc... it's varied!


BIOGRAPHY:

Founded by the singer/guitarist, Jonathan Lino (aka dictator StaLino) the project takes off in May 2018 with the arrival in Paris of Tom Pluijmaekers (Tommi P), drummer from The Netherlands in purpose of eating stuffed snails... Encountered in an intergalactic Strip Club, Camille on guitar and Lek on bass, joined them during a brawl at the bar, here comes the bromance!
Then the band goes on with the recording of their first album. The band completed and the album on track, SPHERES set off their first tour on March 2019.

"IONO" starts with the tribal and contrasted
"The Cimmerian Ghost", which evokes our humanity to
the iron age. We then fly away with "Mars",
an invitation to space exploration, marking and expressing
the need for mankind to always explore and
push beyond limits of its own condition.
"Stellar” a sort of stellar version of the myth
of Orpheus, mentioned along the same line, the infinite
complexity of the universe and its mysteries.
"TV Nation" stands a sharp criticism of talk shows and
media on the the payroll of Big Brother which turning us into zombies of
sofas. "Sound City" depicts, not without humor,
a squeaky portrait of our "political clowns".
Denunciations give way to the morbid with
"Silk Road" which, behind its sharpened riff,
take us into the deep of Dark Net and its
criminal drifts. "The Thing" is
the opportunity to immerse into an imaginary world,
a child's nightmare. The conclusion is clear with "Break Loose" and
his heavy chorus: resignation or escape
are no option, all we need to do is
express ourselves and burst in rage:
"Get it out, and fight!”

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"IONO" est le premier album de SPHERES, groupe de métal progressif-alternatif franco-hollandais.
Si l'invitation au voyage spatio-galactique semble être une des dimensions principales de l'album, ce qui saute aux yeux (enfin, aux oreilles), c'est la multitude de contrastes et de textures qui l'habitent.
Des riffs acérés aux mélodies planantes, du chant clair au growl en passant par le scream, des ambiances oscillants entre rêve et frénésie... tout est fait pour bousculer l'auditeur dans ses habitudes et l'inviter à prendre part au voyage.

De fait, rien n’a été laissé au hasard, y compris l’artwork réalisé par Julien Grelet qui illustre, avant même les premières notes,
les dimensions dystopique, fantastique et surnaturelle d'un album qui bouscule les temporalités et fait tomber les frontières entre les genres.
Les influences ? Gojira, Opeth, Mastodon, Tool, etc... oui c'est varié !

BIOGRAPHIE :
Fondé par le chanteur/guitariste/dictateur, Jonathan Lino, aka Stalino, le projet prend son envol en mai 2018 avec l’arrivée à Paris de Tom Pluijmaekers (n'essayez même pas de le prononcer correctement), batteur venu de Hollande dans le but de manger des escargots farcis. Rencontrés au hasard d'un détour d'un SCI (Strip Club Intergalactique), Camille à la guitare et Lek à la basse les rejoignent peu de temps après. Le groupe étant au complet, celui-ci enchaîne avec l’enregistrement de son premier album. En mars 2019, deux mois avant la sortie officielle de l'album, SPHERES part pour sa première tournée (France, Belgique, Pays-Bas).


"IONO" débute avec le tribal et contrasté
“Cimmerian Ghost”, qui évoque notre Humanité à
l'âge de fer. On s’envole très vite avec “Mars” ,
invitation à l'exploration spatiale, marquant
la nécessité pour l'Homme de toujours
dépasser les limites de sa propre condition.
“Stellar” sorte de version stellaire du mythe
d'Orphée, évoque dans la même lignée l'infinie
complexité des mystères de l'Univers. Avec “TV
Nation” se dresse une critique acerbe de ces
puissances médiatiques à la solde des
multinationales, qui font de nous des zombies de
canapés. “Sound City” dresse, non sans humour,
un portrait grinçant de nos "clowns politiques".
La dénonciation fait place au morbide avec
“Silk Road” qui, derrière son riff aiguisé nous
emporte au cœur du Dark Net et de ses
dérives criminelles. “The Thing” est
l'occasion de replonger dans un monde
imaginaire , un cauchemar d'enfant. Le
constat est sans appel avec “Break Loose” et
son refrain heavy : la résignation, la fuite ne
sont pas des options. Il ne nous reste plus
qu'à exprimer et crier notre rage : "Get it out,
and fight".

credits

released May 10, 2019

Jonathan Lino - Guitar & Vocals
Camille Lafontaine - Guitar
Lek - Bass
Tom Pluijmaekers - Drums

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Founded by the singer/guitarist, Jonathan Lino (aka dictator StaLino) the project takes off in May 2018 with the arrival in Paris of Tom Pluijmaekers (Tommi P), drummer from The Netherlands, Camille on guitar and Lek on bass, joined them.
Then the band goes on with the recording of their first album. The band completed and the album on track, SPHERES set off his first tour on March 2019.
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Track Name: The Cimmerian Ghost
I see the sunrise redden the sky
One thousand miles away in a strange land
as is see the blood, spread over the ground redden the plain
i remember the battlefield, that day , so many died
I was a warrior from the iron age
sanguinary , seething with rage
Above my head, this sword of Damocles
Here i am on my knees
Following the paths of dignity, as a man of honor
I’m a brave warrior in the pay of a mad king
they have cut off my deep roots
to come here to spill my blood
Necrosis for exclusive loot ,
My remains dragged in the mud

Are you ready for the wall of death
Some of you will take one last breath
Separate yourself , join your banner
You shall fight in dispersed order
Time to open the doors of darkness
In the middle of this battlefield
Run like hell to the wall of death
Your brave heart for only shield

My specter will haunt the bloody plains
over a land that men no longer plow
over hill and dale , i will sow the pain
where the flowers of evil shall grow
As sure as rivers continue to flow
I'll fly over the cimmerian meadow
Spying with the third eye of the crow
Spurring war desires against your foe
To you my love

I won’t be here to see;
If the sun should rise
and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me
The winter is coming as the wind blows
I’ve turned into a ghost, my heart is made of snow
across the earth , i'm the one who will prowl
Suddenly by nightfall , you will hear my Growl
Track Name: Mars
Cross the stellar system
following the strange rhythm
of the sun , earth and their orbit
to reach the ground on the red planet
Walk on the red granite
What a giant leap for mankind
It's not just a state of mind
To the future , but the next step
The red planet
lighting up our night sky
Lord of war
in our stellar system
Schism....
shine, we marvel of this creation
Time, since the dawn of time
Sparking our imagination
like the sound of a chime
Always further and Higher
like the famous seagull
But our eyes , wider
are the eyes of an eagle
pursuing our prey
Nothing can stand in our way
we are going the distance
for a higher plan of existence
Like the seagull in the sky
Learning about life and flight
the humility, self perfection
But space is a dark ocean
One day we will be on Mars
Always further and Higher
than the most distant stars
It's our destiny to go further
Track Name: Television Nation
Television nation is setting in motion
Television nation is the mother of creation
lying, treating, ruling , embroidered lies
on the dark tissue that serves us as a blanky
Wake up slave
Who gonna save
your critical mind
Don't be blind
It doesn't much
matter the truth
That fucking TV look for only
of the sensational
Deformation of facts
facts inexact
Holding the slander
they're just some fucking liars......
Wake up , Slave
Who’s gonna save
your critical mind
Don't be blind
Let's fight against the Talk show Nation
The dictatorship of voyeurism
There is no addiction issue
as long as we reject that tissue
of Lies , open your eyes
Television nation is our god of substitution
But Television nation isn't an omniscient
lying, treating ruling , writing the libel
on the dark paper that serves us as a bible
Wake up slave
Who gonna save
your critical mind
Don't be blind
Best tool of propaganda
following the memoranda
of a corrupt government
that influence our judgment
Accusation without proof
just like a fucking spoof
they content with repeating
what Jack is kind to give them....
Wake up slave

Who gonna save
your critical mind
Don't be blind
Let's fight against the Talk show Nation
The dictatorship of voyeurism
There is no addiction issue
as long as we reject that tissue
of Lies , open your eyes
We turn on that fucking TV
Just like some stupid zombies
Better than cast pearls before swine
we get drunk of that dirty wine
as the poisoned blood of a brand new prophet
You don't get it
damn it , beat it
Big brother's watching you , You Know It
They turn off our numbs brain
like vampires , searching for gain
like a banker without moral sense
they take your blood blood as they take your conscience
Break that screens , it absorbs your spirit
You don't get it
damn it , beat it
Big brother is watching you , you Know it
It is finally happened
Under a mass of (hand) clappin'.
Television rules the nation
Enjoy the brain castration.
Stand for the ovation
One last celebration
with an army of TV zombie
empire the idiocracy
Track Name: Break Loose
Get it out and fight (x8)
Running the time
Always in a great hurry
Never walk the line
As far as i can see
Beyond the mirage
only doubts remain
Turn over this page
to cast of one's chains
Going on the flow ,
Without dodging the blow
Here is time ... Get it out
Get it out n’ fight , Get it out n’ fight
Get it out ....fight
Get it out ...... fight
Here is time to face and do it my way
Time has passed , miss words
Feeling hundreds of lashes
pushing me to move forward
until ashes to ashes
Break loose and move on
Lest i should die here alone
Vapors of absinthe
running through my veins
as my absences
running through my brain
Here is time to get it out
Get it out n’ fight , Get it out n’ fight
Get it out n’ fight
Get it out n’ fight
Here is time to face and do it my way
Track Name: Stellar
Beyond the line, across rough time
we were fine
Across the time , across the Space
escape the distress , take one last breath
And wait for .....a sign
Thats what i'm fighting for ... a sign
Sun , i miss your shine
Gone with the solar wind
in a billion of stardusts
My heart’s chagrin
As i watch my dreams combust
trying to extinguish it by my tears
Here 's come the fears
Oh dear, what have I done
to deserve this black sun
Through the black holes
deep inside your blue eyes
I extended my damned soul
under every starry sky
your love carried me far
away across the universe
traveling like a shooting star
forever surrounded by the curse
Chorus
My heart used to glow like the sun
we're one and the same person
The sun died, turning it black
And now it's getting dark ,
Too dark ... too dark to see
you, my celestial body
I'll find a way to have you back
by following every track
Heart of my Universe
All that divine stardust
Gone for the last wanderlust
Gone like a star on fire
My supernova
Imprisoned in your Nebula
My heart beats like a pulsar
To me , you were so stellar

Across the space, across the time
we were fine
Across the time , across the Space
escape the distress , take on last breath
wait for .....a sign
Thats what i'm fighting for ... a sign
Sun , i miss your shine...
Braving, Braving ...
Braving the fright ,at the speed of light
escape the distress , take on last breath
Wait for .......a sign
Thats what i'm fighting for....a sign
Track Name: Silk Road
They keep treading on the same rake
Over and over , the same mistake
Walking on the Silk Road like preys
ready to pay

Verses 1:
From Tor , to store
Insane curiosity
Don’t make me slay
It's death to sell in all these rays

Break:
Redroom , redrum
Doom and gloom
Redroom , redrum
From womb to the tomb....

Verse 2 :
Organs , Guns ,
creepy hunters of children
Psycho filling their sight
To satisfy their appetite

Verse 3
Darknet , Market
Psychos working their best way,
Day after day
As a spider spinning its thread
Track Name: The Thing
Caught behind the Wall
Down in a strange hole
Buried in another world
How to explain by words
Just trying to focus
How to forget this incubus
Through the misty Forrest
Echoed the cry of the beast
Dark, Dark run run run run
light light light light
fight, Fight Fight fight
Dark
As The beast Was approaching
by his heavy step on the ground
This parallel world was shaking
Run away from this scary sound
I was Trying to keep my breath
This world smells like death
Fear of the beast and the dark
A nightmare in a children park
Run Run in the dark
Run Run through the night
Run Run in the Park
Run Run or that monster's gonna bite
Suddenly appeared my Maids
In a thunder of divine light
Them beauty full of shades
It was such a comforting sight
They were intoning some odes
Resonating like thousand voices
Across the valley of the death
The thing returned to the darkness
Track Name: Sound City
Walk The Line to find a way to hold it
Close Your eyes, ,so fine, give up for a hit
Have you heard these rumors
Have you heard these brave riots
Hold The line again , breaking The habit
for our right, we'll fight and take to the street
Have you heard the sound city
Police strikes without mercy
Welcome in the circus land , Welcome
Here is/are some animal(s) ,Some tamers
In the audience, pigs are coming clean, So clean
Lady and gentleman , the ring is on fire, Fire
Take the time to get back the labour code
Hold the line the street is our last abode
Do you hear The sound city
They gonna drive us crazy
Welcome in the circus land , Welcome
Here are some animals ,Some tamers l
In the audience, pigs are coming clean, So clean
Lady and gentleman , the ring is on fire, Fire
Hahaha ...They gonna drive us crazy
Hahaha ...They gonna drive us crazy ...
Have you heard in the cities
Do you think it's just ditties
Have you heard in the cities
Hahaha ...
So you think it's just a fucking lie
Time to fight , for our right
All that night , this is the only way
Structure
Some injures, a part of a picture
Watch the Show , police row ,
fake riots, causing overflow
Cops hostile
be docile ,for political fossils

Breathe the gas, piece of glass
Like a whip bruising your pulpit
peace keepers , like tamers
in the pay of masters
Of puppets, of budget
We're set , to kick the bucket
sophist
shook your fist ,unleash the beast
Have you heard in the cites
Do you think it's just ditties
Have you heard in the cites
So you think it's just ditties

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