The Dreaming City

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"Starborn sound like they’ve walked straight out of 80s USA, ringing reminiscent of Metal Church and early Megadeth in their speed-infused, American power metal approach. Whilst ‘The Dreaming City’ is clearly an homage to the greats of the past, Starborn do their predecessors a great justice." PowerPlay Magazine

"The idea these Brits are going for is delivered with a clarity on par with the biggest names in the genre. There may be only five songs in all but each one is honed to a fine cutting point, melding aggression and technical expertise with ease. A full length in a year or two will hopefully bring the ideas presented here to full fruition. For now, it’s advised they bask in the light of utter victory." - 9.5/10 The Metal Observer

"The Dreaming City follows the band's Born by the Wind demo of 2014 and is an improvement in every way. Starborn doesn't really sound like too many other bands out there." - The Metal Crypt

"UK heavy metal that sure needs exposure, it's perfect!" -100/100 Voted Best band for May 2015, The Metal Mag

Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far, all purchases go straight into the recording of our debut album.

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released July 1, 2015

Mixing and mastering by Kyle Partridge
Artwork by Luke Oram
Booklet and Layout by Mumintroll

The Dreaming City line up:
Bruce Turnbull - Vocals
Chris Foley - Guitar
Sean Atkinson - Guitar
Jonny Kelsey - Bass
Dan Alderson - Drums

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Heavy/power metal from Newcastle, England.

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Track Name: Triumphant Resolve
Out of the storm, of stars I am born
A servant forlorn, lost and alone

Retribution will soon be mine
What I'd give to turn the hands of time
My salvation is on the line
How can we carry on this time?

You taught me about pain, agony and grief
The only thing I asked of you was a moment of belief

In the grand scheme of things we are alone
Little more than just flesh and bone
I had hopes, I had dreams, I had faith
But I didn't have the strength it takes

Now the time has come, again I will rise
Out of the dark, and into the light
Out of the storm, of stars I am born
A servant forlorn, lost and alone

Solo Atkinson
Solo Foley

You taught me about pain, agony and grief
The only thing I asked of you was a moment of belief

Now the time has come, again I will rise
Out of the dark, and into the light
Out of the storm, of stars I am born
A servant forlorn, lost and alone

Solo Foley
Track Name: Cruelty Unchained
A nubile, pale and thin
A perfect specimen
Without excuse, she's going home with him

A cold hand throws the locks
Her mind succumbs to shock
Her will to live is as solid as a rock

Her hair is golden and divine
His lips are poison to the vine
"Eat my flesh, and drink my wine
What once was yours, now is mine."

"Pollyanna: please thy master
When this is over, the saints will take you home, home."

Her tears fall from the sky like rain: this is cruelty unchained
If love's a crime, then you are guilty, guilty
Her tears fall from the sky like rain, this is cruelty unchained
Behind closed doors, a sunset stained
This Lolita is claimed

Angels weeping in their sleep
Pray the Lord her soul to keep

Solo Foley
Solo Atkinson

"Pollyanna: please thy master
When this is over, the saints will take you home, home."

Her tears fall from the sky like rain: this is cruelty unchained
If love's a crime, then you are guilty, guilty
Her tears fall from the sky like rain, this is cruelty unchained
Behind closed doors, a sunset stained
This Lolita is claimed

Angels weeping in their sleep
Pray the Lord her soul to keep
Track Name: Carnival Of Shadows
See the prophet, see the sage, calling freaks up to the stage
Point and laugh at their deformity
Sunken eyes fixed to a stare, ashamed of the cross they have to bear
Their sorrow smothered by the calliope

Exploited by the system
What have they done?
Dared to the chase the shadows
Into unforgiving sun?

The curtain is raised, and the klaxon turns
Embittered with rage, a call to arms is heard:

"Forfeit your precious Eden; sanity, exiled
Behold the birth of this chimera's season"

No light remains in this carnival of shadows
We sleep till dark
Sleep till dark
When the evening falls, madness is to follow
Blood for blood
The eye of the night is ours

Solo Foley

Ascend the killing floor, there's work to be done
Hone your instruments of wrath, now the slaughter has begun
Who's the master, who's the slave, who is headed for the grave?
We were destined for the spike; there was nothing more to life

Solo Foley
Solo Atkinson
Double

There is no escape, you belong to us
When you enter the gate, of this manic circus

"Forfeit your precious Eden; sanity, exiled
Behold the birth of this chimera's season"

No light remains in this carnival of shadows
We sleep till dark
Sleep till dark
When the evening falls, madness is to follow
Blood for blood
The eye of the night is ours
Track Name: A Merciless End To Words
Solo Foley

An empty presence fills the room where you once stood
Photographs in gilded frames reflect the truth
There is blood under our nails; we should have known
Too blind to see that you were sinking like a stone

I'm sorry, I didn't know what you had planned
If only I'd had a chance to understand
Without you, I am a king without a crown
Just tell me: what circumstances took you down?


Toll, toll, the church bells toll for thee
Leaving me
I know, God, how I know the true sound of silence
Toll, toll, the church bells toll for thee
Leaving me
I know, God, how I know the true sound of silence

Memories are all I have to keep you close
Monuments behind a gate guarded by ghosts
Sleepless nights haunted by things I should have said
There is an end to words: farewell, my fallen friend

Solo Atkinson
Solo Foley

Toll, toll, the church bells toll for thee
Leaving me
I know, God, how I know the true sound of silence
Toll, toll, the church bells toll for thee
Leaving me
I know, God, how I know the true sound of silence
Track Name: The Dreaming City
Herod:

Lamentation and mourning
Just as the day is dawning
A veil of darkness forming for the mothers of children who are no more

Herod the king has spoken:
"Emmanuel has awoken
Go out in search of the chosen, and kill him where he stands, as it was foretold"

The Pharisees:

Hear what the prophets said:
"He will rise up from the dead"
Who is he who comes in the name of the Lord?

Say what is this? The Holy Ghost?
God from God, Lord of Hosts?
He says he came not to bring peace, but to bring a sword

The Apostles:

In his wake Jerusalem will fall
Lunatics and lepers, he heals them all!
He came to cleanse us of our sins
He is the Messiah, the King of Kings

Pilate:

Bring him to me, Pharisees
Let him be judged

The Christ:

My God, why?
Why have you forsaken me?
When all I did was bleed?
My God, why?
Why have you forsaken me?
When all I did was bleed
For you...

The Multitude:

Thorns, we'll crown his head with thorns
The Jews and Gentiles mourn
Stone, we'll take it stone by stone
The kingdom down below

The Christ:

My God, why?
Why have you forsaken me?
When all I did was bleed?
My God, why?
Why have you forsaken me?
When all I did was bleed
For you...
Solo Atkinson

Pilate:

Heed my words, take your cross, drag it to the Place of Skulls
If as you say, Son of God, let him come redeem his son...

Solo Foley

The Tempter:

Are you not the Holy One?
Can't you chose which throne you sit upon?
Behold the kingdoms of the earth
Cast down and bow to me
Defy your Holy Trinity
Forsake the calling of your birth

The Christ:

I reject your offering
Get behind me, Prince of Sin
I will not toil where the worm doesn't die

The Tempter:

Very well, so be it
All the riches of the world are forfeit
Remove the beam from your eye; we'll meet again in time

Solo Foley

Mary:

On the first day of the week, while the city gently sleeps
For those who find, thou did seek, his return

The Christ:

Go, go spread the word, teach all you've heard
Rise, Fallen Kingdom, rise, to the palace in the sky!

The Christ:

My God, why?
Why have you forsaken me?
When all I did was bleed?
My God, why?
Why have you forsaken me?
When all I did was bleed
For you...