Opus Tierra

by NIXA

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1.
Opus Tierra 06:24
Song: Opus Tierra Album: Opus Tierra Artist: Nixa ————————————————— 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, whats 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
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Seed 05:56 video
Song: Seed Album: Opus Tierra Artist: Nixa ————————————————— 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
Song: Ambrosia Album: Opus Tierra Artist: Nixa ————————————————— 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
Song: Destroyer Album: Opus Tierra Artist: Nixa ————————————————— 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
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Song: House of Serpents Album: Opus Tierra Artist: Nixa ————————————————— 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
Song: The Mound Album: Opus Tierra Artist: Nixa ————————————————— 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
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Song: Restless Seer Album: Opus Tierra Artist: Nixa ————————————————— 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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about

It is in the chaos of destruction that creation begins to thrive; such is the case with OPUS TIERRA, the powerful  new full-length album from South Florida’s dynamic NIXA. OPUS TIERRA takes the listener through a doomed primeval landscape with shifting vocal harmonies and heaving rhythms, foreboding and lumbering riffs recalling the sound of earth giving way to mountains - mirroring the band’s own personal journey of vanquished expectations and building anew what was once familiar.

Recorded by NIXA at their own Skybound Studio, and co-engineered and produced by Kristian Karlsson (Cult of Luna, Pg.Lost), OPUS TIERRA sits comfortably alongside contemporaries like Yob, Pallbearer and Neurosis, yet intones its own melodic ruminations on the nature of man’s duality and place in the natural realm. Exploring loss and ordeal, creation and destruction - themes that threatened to consume the whole band in the process - NIXA was reborn as a new beast through fire and grit.
It is within this deep lore and passion that NIXA thrives and shows their mighty heft.

“We wanted to create something new, abandon all old notions of what we thought the album should sound like, and move away from any and all restrictions - letting these visions flow like lava and corrode any previously held paradigms,” says frontman Valentin Mellstrom.

Since their inception, NIXA has shared the stage with bands like Crowbar, High on Fire, Stephen O’Malley, and Jucifer, culling their firm stance in the sphere of heavy music, and ready to step forward into a world of their own creation.
In 2018 NIXA signed to War Anthem Records, who will be releasing OPUS TIERRA on March 22nd 2019

credits

released March 22, 2019

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

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