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Forging Nations LIVE!

by The Cyberiam

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Compact Disc of "Forging Nations LIVE!" featuring sleeve artwork by Brian Kovacs.

    This is The Cyberiam's LIVE performance from ProgStock 2019 on October 13th, 2019. Includes "The Butterfly Effect" performed in its entirety plus selections from their debut album!

    By many considered the highlight and biggest surprise of ProgStock Festival 2019, this is the complete concert recorded live and showing the band playing many of their greatest songs, among those fan favorites like Nostalgia and Don’t Blink along with the 21 minute epic The Butterfly Effect. This concert is a must have for fans of the band and a everyone in attendance at ProgStock 2019, as well as a great entry point for new fans and fans of well written and well performed rock in general.

    “The biggest surprise of ProgStock 2019 (for me, at least) came on Sunday morning, when Chicago quartet The Cyberiam channeled influences such as Dream Theater, Tool, and Porcupine Tree into wildly tight, dynamic, and gripping compositions. Images of nature, B&W
    faces, candles, spiders, and more adorned their sophisticated, slightly futuristic pop/rock odes of social commentary, with the highlights being the epic “The Butterfly Effect” and the Doctor Who-inspired “Don’t Blink.” – Jordan Blum/The Prog Report

    Format: CD
    Artist: The Cyberiam
    Release Date: 12.04.2020

    Includes unlimited streaming of Forging Nations LIVE! via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 4 The Cyberiam releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Connected, Forging Nations LIVE!, The Butterfly Effect (EP), and The Cyberiam. , and , .

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1.
You did not deserve her Alice is the worlds cure Projecting strength but fragile she was more than meets the eye Now we never get to see What a girl could hope to be I hope Alice haunts your dreams I would pay to hear your screams Is it right or is it wrong for you to think that alone she couldn’t do it Did you ever stop to think she could do this being on her own Where do you get off when you objectify all the things that made her stronger If only you had realized what alice needed you to say She gave you her all You gave her only the means to fall Self loathing, with your lies, tipped over the lever in her mind Guess we’ll never know what could have come to pass If you’d only been her pillar Just a little bit of positivity and she might still be here I guess technically your hands are clean but mentally you’re morphine So in the end to kill a mockingbird all you had to use were your words
2.
I could pull those shackles tight I like it better when you fight Please won’t you try to resist I will slowly break your wrist I love the taste I love the smell My new heaven is your hell I’ll remember you were brave While I’m digging up your grave You can run but you can never hide I could make it look like suicide You’ll fight back but I’ll still take it all Dance the dance before you take the fall When I pull away the blind you can look into my eyes Then it’s back to solitude You will learn some gratitude
3.
Do you remember when we were kids? When you smashed your face right above your eyelid? It never even crossed your mind at the time That you could have died or ended up fucking blind! Remember when we all went to Magaluf? We discovered Dream Theater and Ryan drank 100 proof A “what would Jesus do” bracelet covered in sick and bile He never lived that down, but I think about it once in a while Seemed like endless teenage summers at the club hitting tennis balls then sneak into the pubs Remember we kept stealing all those cans of lilt? We never got caught, and I still don’t feel any guilt If I could go back to a year it’s 17 Life was close to perfect all be it a little green Mesmerized as I learned human evolution Or the 1940’s jewish persecution We camped out that night in Magheramorne quarry? Now that’s where they film the Game of thrones story Bill and Ted was better than any mans religion Be excellent to each other while we’re living And so my childhood friends have mostly drifted away Nelson, Craig, Andy, Ryan, Toad, Mark and Wiley At least social media helps provide me with the means To see what my friends have become since we were teens Now I’m twice the age I was since my favourite year on earth But nostalgia skews my hindsight. Admittedly the years have been progressively better not worse And so I hope my daughters have the youth they deserve Fill their lives with memories and moments in reserve I’ll jealously relive my youth vicariously through their eyes And hope I live to hear their children’s cries, and then do it twice
4.
One decision changed it all Bet you’re happy that you waited Live to fight another day Curiosity is sated Never ran the red light Another soul was ended Thoughts of “what if it were me?” Was life overextended? Do you wanna fly? Choose your Butterfly Will you choose to die to slay your Butterfly? 20 generations passed The descendants might discover The cure to all mankind’s disease From which we won’t recover Do you wanna fly? Choose your Butterfly If you choose to lie To save your Butterfly Every little thing I do is forging nations Every little thing I do breaks apart the fabric of the time continuum Every little thing I do attempts to foil the majesty laid out by Father Time Anon it shall remain “anon-linear” Wait to see what I would do again Wait and see what I would do again I guess the universe did not intend For me to stick around until the end With all the extra time I’ve got to spend I still don’t think I’ll ever comprehend
5.
I have won the war Cause I will write the history To the victor the spoils Choose what we’ll ignore Sharpening my pencil While I blunt my sword 1st person revelation Must be seen by more Tyrant or a saint These words don’t apply I will make my case With ink like blood and paint Take my worst mistakes And say what you will But I have won the war So what was true is fake Speak no more of what came before Futile revival Forever denial
6.
Revelation You’re never gonna get it and you’re never gonna understand Segregation There is us and there is them and you will never get my homeland Usurpation Give it up and give it all I’m never gonna give it back Misdirection You’re broken and you’re rotten and we’re gonna help you get back on track Violation People won’t believe you and their never gonna change their minds Disaffection You’re evil and dishonest and you’re tainted and you’re feeble so I’m laying down the law and now I think that it is time for you to go My new occupation Total domination I will be your leader I will treat you better You will be my subjects You will show me respect You will not question My new occupation
7.
If I had a tardis I would make my life mine Maybe I’d travel to different worlds and change my timeline That fleeting chance I had with Carolyn in ’99 I could have said the right thing, I could have read the signs If I had a tardis I’d explore the galaxy Maybe meet lifeforms I couldn’t imagine or couldn’t even see Don’t blink or you might fix them in your reality Your time and relative dimension in space would have a sudden finality Don’t Blink. You might just miss it Don’t Blink. You might regret it Don’t Blink. Oh you just don’t get it Don’t Blink. Or you’ll never forget it

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This is The Cyberiam's LIVE performance from ProgStock 2019 on October 13th, 2019. Includes "The Butterfly Effect" performed in its entirety plus selections from their debut album!

By many considered the highlight and biggest surprise of ProgStock Festival 2019, this is the complete concert recorded live and showing the band playing many of their greatest songs, among those fan favorites like Nostalgia and Don’t Blink along with the 21 minute epic The Butterfly Effect. This concert is a must have for fans of the band and a everyone in attendance at ProgStock 2019, as well as a great entry point for new fans and fans of well written and well performed rock in general.

“The biggest surprise of ProgStock 2019 (for me, at least) came on Sunday morning, when Chicago quartet The Cyberiam channeled influences such as Dream Theater, Tool, and Porcupine Tree into wildly tight, dynamic, and gripping compositions. Images of nature, B&W
faces, candles, spiders, and more adorned their sophisticated, slightly futuristic pop/rock odes of social commentary, with the highlights being the epic “The Butterfly Effect” and the Doctor Who-inspired “Don’t Blink.” – Jordan Blum/The Prog Report

Artist: The Cyberiam
Release Date: 12.04.2020

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released December 4, 2020

Keith Semple - Vocals and Guitar
Tommy Murray - Drums
Frank Lucas - Keyboards
Brian Kovacs - Bass and Background Vocals

Mixed by Keith Semple
Mastered by Andy VanDette at Engine Room Audio

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The Cyberiam Chicago, Illinois

Comprised of some of Chicago’s most accomplished musicians, The Cyberiam have come together to create their own unique brand of hard/heavy progressive rock.
Influenced by bands like Dream Theater, Marillion, and Rush, their music has been described as the “heavy, atmospheric prog of bands like Porcupine Tree and Tool with a good melodic and pop sensibility”. Their live shows are simply stunning.
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