OPUS TIERRA

by NIXA

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1.
Opus Tierra 06:24
So here we are, all alone with misty eyes What brought us home It had to end us all And I heard you call, but could not see the light Only ocean, that buries all life Your sickness to the stars Inside the cave at night alone, that holds it all They came from far and wide to see The smoke from pyres destiny What carries us beyond Will bury us at night Just to believe, what’s in our minds Our sickness to the stars Inside the cave of night alone, that holds it all They prayed to understand, a final chance to change it all Through the gates, beyond the call And when every single word they say, becomes a rope that hangs us all These separating worlds, of flesh and soul One is willing, the other cold Were sentenced to the stars Inside the cave of night alone, that holds it all What carries us beyond, it buries us at night again We leave it all
2.
Seed 05:56
One God, beneath o so many In search of, the great ancient passage Wherever he went, nothing was found Whenever he came back, from the beyond Breathing life, into you At the instant of your birth my child Pulling back, the veil of life At the instant of your death I raise my hands towards the sky Travel through time, far beyond the mind Golden of the hearts, the seed of light Wherever you go, you come undone The servants of man, masters of no one Now wake them up, set them free, let their blood lead our way To a place beyond the grave Breathing life, into you At the instant of your birth my child Pulling back, the veil of life At the instant of your death I raise my hands towards the sky Travel through time, far beyond the mind Golden of the hearts, the seed of light Wherever you go, you come undone
3.
Ambrosia 05:39
War comes closer, our ambrosia Let their world burn clear Coming on closer, growing bolder Striking fear from hearts Beyond the gates of mind, we stand before our summoned gods Await the dealing hand, expect no mercy from your own Now face the beast in chains, turned on his own and on himself Much more to life than death, in my sight and far beyond War comes closer, our ambrosia Let their world burn clear Coming on closer, growing bolder Striking fear from hearts All sins inherited, some serve an ancient legacy And as it all begins to fall, how blessed we are Now here the widows sing, pray for a past to come back home We left it all to serve the gods, our leaders holy light So light the pyres up, you’ll rise again against the odds Against the cold, this promise of old So let them know Now let them see What we see War comes closer, our ambrosia Let their world burn clear Coming on closer, growing bolder Striking fear from hearts
4.
Destroyer 04:23
Arrows came falling Swords from the sky Tried to break down resistance As they aimed for our minds Say can you hear me now At war for our gods Say will you guide me through this As my soul grows cold Let go of your shield As time slows down When there's no more resistance Their swords cannot shine In silence, you carry Your burden, now bury Let your sacrifice - Lead them Now bleeding through time - Eternal In silence, you carry Their burden, now bury Ascend from this earth Kings of war Our sacrifice triumphs the cold As we become - Kings of war
5.
A river set aflame Walls broken down and spirits shattered Slowly your vision dies One thousand shields they will not matter Beg for your soul Breath from your wounds You enlighten me - As I atone my sins All I see is flames Within the void of stars Come see their Christ drown in this matter Whispers they call for war All worlds erode in a house of serpents You enlighten me - As I atone my sins All I see is flames - As you enlighten me
6.
The Mound 04:59
A giant mound arise at center of our world We all worship, the great house upon the hill Drinking the blackest mud, to purge the evil out We all worship, the great house upon the hill Taken to the altar Reaching for the other side Buried in the black mound Placed upon the altar
Bleeding for immortal life
Buried in the black mound
Rise before your god As all rivers reverse, once bringers of life Now fill up with mud and blood, this sacrifice Famine and rebellion, the hands that holds the knife Now digging through the dirt, in search of breath & light Living in darkness in darkness, bring me your light No one can save me, no one but me As our world corrodes, empires demise No words in 600 years - then all screams at once Did all that we were told, and all it brought was drought Hands digging through the dirt, in search of breath & light
7.
Descending from stars, of eons age Holiest of kings, we all fought in vain Clearing up the past, it’s all in your mind You ruler of the altar Restless Seer, I hear your whisper Night follows day and day the night The pendulum swings from living to the dead Where is my faith, please tell me now I feel as I am, sinking into the ground Now there is no world to alter Restless Seer, I hear your whisper Spread out in time A bond to heaven, sealed by the seal of earth Restless through rivers, in temple caves Feed them the golden eyes, enlighten minds Move into darkness, our eyes blacked out

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The new album OPUS TIERRA have been a long personal journey for the band since its previous release. By fire from above and below, OPUS TIERRA took its shape. Recorded at NIXA’s own studio Skybound in South Florida and mixed Kristian Karlsson (Cult of Luna, pg.lost). The album slowly but surely morphed into an intense and slow destroyer moving like a beast through foreboding aural landscapes and trembling-mountain sized riffs. The riffs and heavy pace of drums on the album create a somber pulse for the band’s vocal layers to viciously and melodically intone rumination on the nature of mankind. The albums lyrical theme is a deep dive into the dualities and transitional phases of human belief and the complex relationship ancient man had with the cosmos, the gods, and their role woven into the fabric of our existence - an invisible world, destroying itself to give birth to a roaring new through the vision and sounds of NIXA. Opus Tierra is a eternal genesis of our belief systems, personal, political or religious, looking to invite and engulf anything that comes close to its borders.

“We wanted to create something new, abandon all old notions of what we “thought” the new album should sound like, moving away from restrictive genres yet still following the energy that we have inside and around us at this point of our lives. To let all songs flow like lava, corrode previously set beliefs, like waves against solid rock and consume the past like a great forest fire. These visions of great earthly and universal shifts throughout time became our guides and the lyrics followed in the footsteps of these once mythical giants and godly cosmic destruction.”

The new album was released on War Anthem Records.

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released March 22, 2019

Valentin Mellström (vocals)
Raul Valentine (guitar and bass)
Michael Rodriguez (drums)

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NIXA Florida

Since their inception, NIXA has shared the stage with bands like Crowbar, High on Fire, Stephen O’Malley, and Jucifer and Opus Tierra have already been named by Sweden Rock Magazine as “a nominee for Album of the Year” culling their firm stance in the sphere of international heavy sounds. ... more

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