Return To Earth

by Gates to the Morning

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Mike - Atpharkfall If you are looking for some atmospheric music that tells you a good story you'll better check this out you won't be disappointed ) Favorite track: Chasing Shadows.
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Reszman This album is epic! The songs illuminate my soul giving me a feeling of peace and tranquility while uplifting my spirits. Absolute a must own in my top 5 of albums of the year.
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Heather Lawson I have been anxiously awaiting this. Can't wait for the full release. Love the mixture of vocal styles and the progressive elements. A must buy in my humble opinion. Favorite track: Freezing The Sundials.
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King Obscure 02:23
I shine bright I burn In most obscure places I sing loud I declare In an empty hall I build temples, statues, And monuments In barren lands I know of love I share In cryptic fashion I shine bright! I soar… But seek me not You’ll never find me I remain a king obscure
So long have I mistaken the map for the land All my work and musings, calculations and plans Could never have accounted for this uncharted land I stand on the brink of my former existence Mourning the death of who I once was
Standing at the mercy of many mountains I have been here before, so long ago Lost the map and threw away the key So much suffering entwined with beauty Land of forgotten treasures Land of neglected pain
My Star 02:10
Only in darkness Can I see you This morningstar It never fades away I’m still wandering In search of home My star of hope Leads the way
A daunting acclimation to the psychic plane Reluctantly embracing the gifts of schizophrenia Moving deeper and deeper into the blessing of pain Now a specter inching and agonizing through the chasm of Daa’th The Madness Road…
Freezing the Sun…. ….Freezing the Sun Arise and fall again But you still keep me Frozen in Time Father Winter I look North to you In the darkest of days I am an apprentice of your tradition
I stand here broken at your service i shed this skin until I am naked I bend knee for you In the dark night of the soul I slip into the deepest and most fearful Inside there is an untouched well of feeling Untended and free It speaks the language of the heart Absurd! I reach for the sword of reason Afraid! I drink from the cup of sympathy The wand of my true sight, the valor of the five Im scared, oh, like a child Entangled in this matrix In vain I try to make sense of the shapeless The doors close behind me Dissolution of the “I” Alone inside Enter spirit Exit pride As the self begins to die And through all that suffers Return me to a sea of light
Crestfallen 05:00
Crestfallen and crushed at the brink again Transmitting the immeasurable grief of Mother Earth A vessel for her agony A channel for her pain As the masquerade fades away In the wandering wind I will be….
Every man must be his own undertaker Seeing to the dead within himself Tending to his own graveyard of fractured spirits Otherwise doomed to haunt the chamber of the third dimension, Endlessly
Here I hide Hidden in Shadows Soul I’ll find Hidden In Shadows No way out Bleeding this ending The way out is through Feeding the empty Disguised as truth
Two Winters 05:16
Somewhere beyond the fragmented sense of self Some place between worlds Where time stands perfectly still Earth seized me  Sent me to the heart of Two Winters Then she released me  To carry her sound everywhere I go…
Steadfast 04:02
There is no greater reward beyond your name There is no greater fame than this utter devotion I ask for nothing I chant your name simply to hear it, without cease To speak it is such subtle grace I ask for nothing more I try not to think, because you can’t be thought of I wait mindlessly for your experience I know you are always on time
Rekindled 05:42
Beacons are lit Reach the flame to every corner Leave none unchanged Lead the way out Sear the soul Holding you closer Feel the inferno rage
Ill catch you when you’re fading My heart will always sing your song Earth is the place you belong now And when you’re weak , I am strong Its not your time to leave it all behind This is not your curtain call Stay with me Stay with me……


Progressive Blend of Post-Black Metal resulting in a 14 track concept album.


released July 19, 2019

Sean Meyers-Drums, Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Composition & Lyrics
Dylan Jacobus- Bass
Mark Glaser-Lead Guitars
Anthony Gobeille- Keyboards
Jon Lopez-Acoustic and Classical Guitars, Fretless Bass
Meg Moyer-Vocals
Ædan McEvoy-Lever Harp

Recorded at Backroom Studios by Kevin Antreassian and Mikhail Marinas
Mixed by Kevin Antreassian
Mastered by Joe Laporta at Sterling Sound in NYC
Album Artwork by Jesper Alvermark
Band Logo by Anthony Gobeille


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Progressive blend of Post-Black Metal from North Jersey

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