The Ever Spinning Wheel

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AMPLIFIED MEMORY's debut album explores the realms of themes like desires, personality, humanity's failures and the longing for the vast, undiscovered universe in eleven melodic death metal tracks and a spheric intro. It begins with the inception of existence and ends with the downfall of mankind, the moment the ever spinning wheel starts its next cycle.


Press about "The Ever Spinning Wheel:

Metal.de (GER): “[…] the melodies drag the listener through the machinery like a marionette, in which aggression repeatedly demands its place, however, you ultimately end up with your feet in the icy cold sea and blissfully die the Ophelia death […].”

Stormbringer.at (AUT): “With just the right amount of eruptions of aggression and a keen sense for melodies, these guys create several goosebumps moments.”

Powermetal.de (GER): “[…] AMPLIFIED MEMORY show themselves as an extremely mature and technically versed band, which delivers a more than convincing debut here. Whoever likes melodic death metal and excellent dual guitars should definitely give these guys a chance.”


Ratings:

powermetal.de (GER): 8/10
FFM-Rock Online Magazin (GER): 7.5/10
Twilight-Magazin (GER): 11/15
Stormbringer.at (AUT): 3.5/5
Metal1.info (GER): 7/10
Metalglory (GER): 7/10
Time For Metal (GER): 7/10

credits

released July 25, 2013

Line-Up:
Wolfgang Paulini – vocals
Christoph Lamprecht – guitars
Simon Bodesheim – guitars, keyboards
Michael Bichler-Thal – bass
Felix Indra – drums

Composed between 2009 and 2011, recorded between May 2011 and June 2012.
Main arrangements by Simon Bodesheim, final arrangements by Amplified Memory.
Backing vocals on tracks 7 by Simon Bodesheim and Felix Indra.
Violins on tracks 1 & 7 by Marion Lamprecht.
All songs edited by Stefan Traunmüller.
Engineered and mixed by Stefan Traunmüller at Soundtempel Studio Freilassing.
Visual Design and artwork by Maximilian Kühn.

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Amplified Memory Munich, Germany

Dreams, recurring patterns, reminiscences, desires, the question about reality or simply the longing for the vast, undiscovered universe: All these things are in the focus of AMPLIFIED MEMORY, who work them up in their own innovative mixture of fast death metal, doom/black metal ballads and stomping midtempo beasts with a special focus on 90’s melodeath. ... more

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Track Name: Of Whirling Chaos and Glowing Stars
In the beginning there was nothingness
Containing existence within itself
The wheel started its spinning
Like a stream rising from its source
Dead matter and whirling chaos
Giving birth to glowing stars

Planets, nebulae and galaxies
Everything’s got its place in the space of time
Spread in the existence of nothingness
All things follow the order of chaos

The straight line of evolution, the conscience of nature
Is rushing forth unstoppably in order to survive
Complex living beings created by the power of nature
Forming little worlds on the base of a great one
Causing millions of beginnings

Various wonders used to be the world's triggers
The play of elements
And confirm the world's foundations
And every night I sit in the grass and look up to the stars
A gift of creation, may it never come to an end
Track Name: Heteronomous
I am waiting for my mind to stop
For it seems to be uncoupled from my free will
So I'm lesser the hamster
But rather the wheel spun by its feet
And so I'm turned through daily life
Not knowing what's real
But knowing that this must be an error
Of what I should be

I tried to have my own thoughts
To be myself and reign my mind
But there's a fence i cannot break through
To this day I've never known myself

What are my thoughts, if I can't decide
Which way they shall go?
If they have their own life
Why do I take them for myself?

What is the thing
That keeps my mind running
Even when I call for it to stop?
Is it more entitled
To pilot my thoughts than I am?
Is it superior to me?
If so, I have no reason to exist

But there must be a purpose
For my presence
Or else I'm just the spawn
Of a psychosis

What are my thoughts, if I can't decide
Which way they shall go?
If they have their own life
Why do I take them for myself?

Could the awareness of these thoughts
Be the essence of what I really am?
Could it be that fragile touch
That fragile touch of stillness?

My mind's dividing things in black and white
So staring at the world I only see my thoughts
While reality is buried
Beneath

What are my thoughts, if I can't decide
Which way they shall go?
If they have their own life
Why do I take them for myself?

Make these screaming voices stop!
Track Name: Drowning the Appetence
High up on a cliff I sit and watch the waves
Listen to the sound of the sea
It makes me happy and calms me down
All this feels at home for me

I’ve been sitting here all my life
And I never want to leave this place
Though just sitting around here seems senseless
I feel connected to the ocean with all its waves

Thinking about a greater sense in life
The sea keeps drawing my attention
Maybe I’ve already found it
Right in front of my eyes
Why should all this not be good for me?

All of a sudden a grinding sound breaks the silence
The rock I’m sitting on begins to shake
And though the cliff is about to collapse I don’t move
A captain always goes down with his ship

And in these few seconds between living and dying
I review my previous life
Could I have lived like all the other people I know
Or is the ocean what I’m living for?

Thinking about a greater sense in life
The sea keeps drawing my attention
Maybe I’ve already found it
Right in front of my eyes
Why should all this not be good for me?

Suddenly the rock breaks off
Falls into the sea
I close my eyes and plunge into
The sea I love so much
Swallowing the cold salt water
I’m about to faint

As the water fills my lungs I can feel death’s embrace
But I realize I don’t regret giving my life to my beloved sea
Track Name: From Balance to Chaos
Open your eyes and look at our world
Without any conscience and without any scruple
The laws of humanity are burning in our mind
Filling our veins with its cold, worthless ash

Shadows arise from every spark of light
But sparks of light don't arise from shadows

The balance of once has turned into chaos
You'll call out for justice, but no one will answer
No one… no one will ever listen
Come on, reach the top, get higher and higher
But realize your path is made of corruption
And your future collapses
Like a dream that breaks early in the morning

How can we live when our heart
Has turned into a pumping dollar sign

The addiction to power can be seen in our eyes
Killing our neighbour, starving for control
It's hard to break with the silence
The silence of a disenchanted world

Shadows arise from every spark of light
But sparks of light don't arise from shadows

The balance of once has turned into chaos
You'll call out for justice, but no one will answer
No one… no one will ever listen
Come on, reach the top, get higher and higher
But realize your path is made of corruption
And your future collapses
Like a dream that breaks early in the morning

From balance to chaos, a process hard to stop
From balance to chaos, the voice of madness calls
From balance to chaos, a process hard to stop
From balance to chaos, the voice of madness calls
From balance to chaos, a process hard to stop
From balance to chaos, the voice of madness calls
From balance to chaos, a process hard to stop
From balance to chaos, and then the curtain falls
Track Name: Inscrutable Stones
I’m condemned by these words
Which are written on these inscrutable stones

Caught in a roulette made of stones
This labyrinth is built with my own bones
It never follows to what I say
Always fooling me by leading me astray

The greater happiness is just the lesser agony
Still I can’t find the real bliss in me
It seems reality's a whore
And I keep loving her forever more

My walls become transparent
Appear to be a dam ponding night
And it’s breaking in front of me
Now midnight's crushing
In merciless, giant waves into my soul
While thundering clouds are chasing away
The stars from the sky

Burning dolefulness and crackling fear
Is this what it means to be a seer
It means everyone else is blind
While I see the restless frigidity in mankind

Am I the only one to resist this beast
To fail at finding cure for our disease
Or maybe we abuse me as a sacrifice
A scapegoat for our cocky lies

My walls become transparent
Appear to be a dam ponding night
And it’s breaking in front of me
Now midnight's crushing
In merciless, giant waves into my soul
While thundering clouds are chasing away
The stars from the sky

The curse is the loneliness
What if I never opened my eyes
I'd still dwell in this grey mess
And still deem it the best for me
So I chance to be a coward
And take a sleeping mask
May it erase every little spark
And may the acid leave nothing to ask

But when my eyesight was gone
And tears of joy couldn’t reach the air
I broke as I noticed there were still shadows
Screaming as shrill at me as I do
As I do

My walls become transparent
Appear to be a dam ponding night
And it’s breaking in front of me
Now midnight's crushing
In merciless, giant waves into my soul
While thundering clouds are chasing away
The stars from the sky
Track Name: Omniscient Stars
I am nothing under these glowing stars
Only dust anywhere in fate
I am everything touched by the spirit of the moon
The axis centring outer universe

I am one thing floating with the pulse of cosmos
Within nothingness causing existence

Oh you stars, share with me your visions
Let me hear you talking
Whisper in my ears
What might it be that you see with countless eyes?
What is the secret
Behind cohesion of cosmos?

Every night I flee from dreadful Hypnos
So I can dwell with you at night
By daylight I suffered from the heat of desire
But now the stars lift up my spirit

Oh let there be eternal night, make this spell never end
Don’t let the moon show its other side and my stars fade

Keep Eos from spreading light so that the sky stay black and my stars be alive again

I scream to the night, I scream to the silence
Nobody knows my thoughts and
I scream to the night, I scream to the silence
Nobody knows my mind and
I scream to the night, I scream to the silence
Nobody knows me at all
But they do, who whisper to me
Who shine for me, who watch me every night

Oh you stars, share with me your visions
Let me hear you talking
Whisper in my ears
What might it be that you see with countless eyes?
What is the secret
Behind cohesion of cosmos?

Again I bleed in this moonlight
Under these omniscient stars
Again and again my hands try to reach for the stars
But only my thoughts are with them
Track Name: The Ever Spinning Wheel
I am reality and know what’s behind all mirrors
Only opened my lids to make all chaos begin
Exploding, expanding, never to stop
Creating a sense for existence

Can you think of a world consisting of emptiness
And abundance… and abundance?

My power surrounds planets
Is across the galaxies, through the universe
Not discovered by
Human intellect

Rational grasp is a fake of the wisdom within
They want to find explanations for everything
The only thing they forget is the question
The question about me

Omnipotence means nonduality
There are only two things that are one pole
And they are both one… they are both one

My power surrounds planets
Is across the galaxies, through the universe
Not able to be discovered by
Human intellect

They have reached the sky, reached the moon
Even the stars, but don’t they know?
No one will ever reach my stars

My power surrounds planets
Is across the galaxies, through the universe
Will never be discovered by
Human intellect
Track Name: The Curse of Winter
Lost in the middle of nowhere
Exhausted by the cold winds
Lost without any direction
I’m wandering around
Ice burns my skin
The bone-chilling spell freezes my blood
Makes me weak, wrecks my hope
Takes my warmth away

My soul slips away like melting snow on my skin
It feels like falling into water unable to swim
I’m drowning in deserts of snow
My candle is burning so low

Burning ice taking my sight
I'm lost in a white hell
I am blinded by its spell
I was blinded as I fell
Ice burns my mind
Fills my thoughts with frosty clouds
The cold air I breathe pierces my chest
As my bearings are lost in the snow

My soul slips away like melting snow on my skin
It feels like falling into water unable to swim
I’m drowning in deserts of snow
My candle is about to fade

I can feel the wizards of the winter
Shattering my consciousness
Abandoned by my powers
And covered with snow
My will to live is fading

My soul slips away like melting snow on my skin
It feels like falling into water unable to swim
I’m drowning in deserts of snow
My candle is extinct
Track Name: Hollowed
When I open my eyes
I just stare into the dark
For the moon has burned
My last feel for the light

Tormented by voices
That lead me through this maze
While in this whole maze
No purpose is revealed

The falling night reminds me
Of my eternal quest
Will it ever end?
When will these voices
Stop following me?

I spread my wings to take
Pure blood as mine is gone
This way I try to fill my veins
still I can't feed on what I've drunk

My lips are torture
My poisoned kiss crawls deeper
Deeper than agony
And deeper than fear

The falling night reminds me
Of my eternal quest
Will it ever end?
When will these voices
Stop following me?

The wind calls my name
A thunder only heard by me
At midnight I'll come to you
To share with you my bane
Track Name: Ekpyrosis (Preparing for a New Beginning)
Heavy clouds are opening
Adjusting the stream of time
The night that used to be silver and bright
Is lightened by a fiery grin in the sky
The stage on which life acts
Is the scenery where death plays
Is the world where we live
And our clock is ticking but time stands still

I feel the heat of flames on my skin
Telling me perdition has come

Stars are falling from the blood red sky
Crushing the earth, setting all its roots on fire
Dispelling our illusion of an immortal world we control
Preparing for a new beginning

The air we breathe burns our lungs
As the thoughts in our minds corrode our souls
Our homes are surrounded by shimmering air
Cities are deserted but crowded by flames
Our world of past times lost its reality
Like a painting falling into water

Mother earth is closing her eyes
These eyes of ash

Stars are falling from the blood red sky
Crushing the earth, setting all its roots on fire
Dispelling our illusion of an immortal world we control
Preparing for a new beginning

What used to be the deep blue sky
Now lightens up the woods in crimson red

Stars are falling from the blood red sky
Crushing the earth, setting all its roots on fire
Dispelling our illusion of an immortal world we control
Preparing for a new beginning

The stars that used to be my life
Have now they turned into my death?
For the last time I'm looking up to the stars
Will this really be the end?

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