Legends

by Ethereal Riffian

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Mikhail On the 3rd album Ethereal Riffian focused on writing of shorter and simpler (by their standards) compositions + added a pinch of Seattle sound into the trademarked shamanic psychedelic stoner-doom.
Result - the most accessible (in the finest sense of the word) ER record, charged with great songs, cool riffage and awesome vocals.
My favorite combo: Dreamgazer + Kosmic + Moonflower. Favorite track: Dreamgazer.
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    Complete Ethereal Riffian discography features:

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    • Story clippings from the band’s books and novels for each release
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    • Metal pendant
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    • Incense sticks
    • Self-development brochure

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"Legends is a tour de force of excellence from start to finish. There is virtually no aspect of what this Ukranian act has created that can’t be eaten right up in earnest.
Ethereal Riffian has been criminally unknown after all their valiant and interesting efforts that they’ve put out over the years, but it’s with this release alone that Ethereal Riffian has created something that just cannot be missed."
Kris Wilson, Headbanger Reviews

"The album is helped along by explosive production values that will keep the listener on their toes and guessing which direction the album will take you next.
Overall, Legends is a complex and challenging album but one that is packed with expertly played riffs and fantastic vocals to match. This may not be the most straight forward album to listen to but that hasn’t stopped Ethereal Riffian from releasing their best album to date."
Stewe Howe, Outlaws of the Sun

"A successful album with potential to leave its mark on the international scene."
Joel Costa, Metal Hammer Portugal

"After listening to the album for the third time, it became clear to me that none of Ukrainian bands were able to do anything like that."
Oleksa Blidyi, Neformat UA

"Highly entertaining audio that’s dangerously infectious and pleasingly varied throughout."
Cult Metal Flix

credits

released September 6, 2019

Ethereal Riffian is:

Val Korniev – guitar/vocal/lyrics
Olexander Korniev – bass
Max Yuhimenko – lead guitar
Nikita Shipovskoi – drums

Guest Musicians:

Olexander Senkovych – cello

Written and performed by Ethereal Riffian
Recorded during autumn 2018 at Bobina Records
Mixed and mastered at Bobina Records by Dmitry "Bob" Homulko
Artwork by Yura "xninja" Nagorniy, Mila Kisileva and Val Korniev
Thanks to freesound.org for samples
Thanks to Vadim Kulinchenko for merch photos

The band would like to thank everyone who contributed during the
crowdfunding campaign: Mikulik Vladimir, Kalinka Vitaliy, Michael Shiver, Masovets Oleksandr, Suprunenko Andrew, Jeremy Quantrill, Nikiforov Oleg, Michael Isaac, Mike Lynn, Conrad Coyle, Matthew Thomas,Gavin Hobson, Ronald Lee Walter, Anton Santanen, The Wolves 111, Ivor Loobas, Eric Layhe, Ryan Knapp, Marilena Moroni, Nakamura Aurelie, Andrew Minor, Lanvin Pierre-Baptiste, Christof Jud, Sebastian Schnell, Mikhail Bielousov, Sven Hesse, Ivan Kryvoruchko, Aymerick Lome, Rob Matyas, Adam Everhardt, Kai Szuwar and Anton Ivanov.

Special thanks to Viktor Priduvalov, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Filipp Dobrov, Julia Korneva, Annie Gilevich, Dmitry "Bob" Homulko and Dmitry Gedrovich

Release prepared in association with Robustfellow Prods.

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Ethereal Riffian Киев, Ukraine

Ethereal Riffian's activity has two main objectives: to compose unconventional music, which is able to expand the frames of the listener’s musical perception, and to shed light on the existence of a subtler plane, whose laws if understood properly may help to perceive the reality on a deeper level. Join us if you're ready for the intermediation between two worlds. ... more

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Track Name: Born Again
Born again into confusion, distortion is all around
Moving towards absolution, we’re gonna' break the ground!

Guilty scare, indifferent stare, you want me be like this?
You try to make me lesser than I AM
But I won't stay, I won't betray the youniversal bliss
Come on and join me, make your choice

And whether you stand, or you fall
Or you flow it doesn't matter at all
‘Cuz what you seek and what you find, you knew it all

Road is changing, it can’t stay the…it can’t stay the same
Now you’ve joined me, let us play the game

Look through delusions of fear filled mind
Cease all illusions, save the mankind

We go through joy, we go through pain that's how we're living
You can't escape it with body just like mine
It's time to share, it's time to love and start forgiving
You've got it, brother?
Track Name: Dreamgazer
Stay on the ground, with your head in the sky

Gazing at the black wings of Morpheus
And I hear he whispers my name, he whispers my name…

Should I believe it?
Should I believe it?
Can I conceive it, now?

And so, I let go, I let it flow

Hear, understand there is nothing to fear
You will find you have nothing to lose
You will see all the roads you can choose

Seer, understands there is no thing as fear
We have nothing to lose, we are able to choose

Ohhh, nothing to lose, world we can choose
Track Name: Legends
Rise again, rise again
Get a hold now with your plan
Destined to rise
To skies, way of the wise

Breathe again, feel again
Get a hold now with your clan
Destined to rise
Into the skies, to star shined skies

Can you feel the indestructible?
Can you see the way?

I will show you indestructible force inside
I will show you and your fear will die
I will show you vibrant way you can be
The legends are you and me

Only actions define me
Can’t suppress this force in me

Whenever I go, perfection’s show
Can’t take it away, no way
Yeah, whenever I go…
Can’t take it away, take it away
Can’t take it away from me

Cease now all your weakness
Time for the glory has come
Legend’s vigor you have witnessed
Now one of us you can become

Rise up with your fist in the air
Devil’s on your back, fuck him off if you dare
Gather your force, gather all of it right now
Don’t look around, gather and go!
Can you feel the indestructible?
Can you feel the pulse?

Now you show me indestructible force inside
Now you show me and our fear will die
Now you show me vibrant way we can be
The legends are you and me
Track Name: Kosmic
Kosmic sky shining
Elements aligning
We're to witness the fall of the old
Let the Spirit unfold
And reveal our nature

WAKE YOUR STRENGTH

I AM made of timeless stardust
And I see it in you
To the final Truth awakened
Now I'm waiting, I'm waiting for you

Ohhh, we're eternal
Earth is our playground
Ohhh, we're eternal

Try to malign me, no matter what you do
You can't confine me
Can't you see, you're no different than me
Go and set yourself free and shine in your glory

When our eyes point to the stars
Then we feel, that our nature is Eternal
It is Real

I AM made of timeless stardust
And I see it in you
To the final Truth awakened
Now I'm waiting, I'm waiting for you

I AM made of timeless stardust
And I see it in YOU
Track Name: Unconquerable
Recognize me, scrutinize me
I’m the force within, can set you free
Realize me, eternize me
Open up your heart and your mind now

No one can put the limit on fearless spirit, that’s pulsing in us
No one can put the limit on fearless spirit, never

Rectify you, purify you
Clean up all your dirt, cleanse of all your shit
Etherize you, creolize you
So that you can be, what you were meant to be

Nothing can crack your will, if you feel
If you live beyond the unreal

Vitalize us, canonize us
Ignorance’s not bliss, it’s devil’s kiss
Heroize us, divinize us
Step into new world, to new world now

No one can put a limit on fearless spirit, that’s pulsing in us
No one can put the limit on fearless spirit, which makes us robust

Let’s awake to glory
Let’s rewrite our story
Time to realize
We are free, we are free, we are free
Track Name: Moonflower
When’s the slumber over?
Yeah yeah yeah
I’m looking through haze of my eyes
When no-mind will take over?
Yeah yeah yeah
I will not accept these lies

Wake me up
Wake me up

Are we sane? In pain… all fuss in vain

Some dreams are wiser than waking
Yeah yeah yeah
Watch this reality’s shaking
Yeah yeah yeah

Show me, the reality
So that I could see
Where the phantom ends
And the Truth ascends in me
Track Name: Pain to Wisdom
Born blindfolded, ignorance limits our sight
Die blindfolded, is there a way to reach the light?

Zillion times to wisdom through pain we rise (silent cries)
We shatter mind's walls, we break the ice, erase vice
How many more cycles can we endure? Till we cure...
Reaching to Infinity, I sense our affinity

Our scars can be the maps to light (not our plight)
Fuck your fear if Death is here, it's always near
How many more lessons should we take? Till we wake...
Act like it’s your final breath, only wise can cheat the Death
Resurrection!

In the moment of truth, we will stand as glorious titans,
For our pain is nothing but a realistic illusion

Free from the pains of tomorrow
(Free from grief, our fears are peeled)
Free from the ills of the past
We’re living in NOW with no quarter
(See and feel, our wounds are healed)
Track Name: Ethereal Path
Atapi sampajañña satima

AUM, when time is spent eternity starts
AUM, one starts sensing ethereal path

THE ONLY WAY OUT IS IN

Look through the haze inside you, don't let this noise define you
Stay with the sacred stillness, break free from illusioned mind illness
Recall the look of your face, before the beginning of life's race

Seeing, seeing, seeing the bubble of this world
Touch it, peel it and hear what was once unheard
Feeling, feeling the end of the game
Yearning, thirsting not to be saved, but to save

Envisioning light, envisioning dark
What will be their choice? What will be their mark?

Envisioning pain, envisioning bliss
Entwine with the darkness, before you know peace

How many lifetimes, you’ve stepped onto this blessed Earth?
The Truth that you sought, was always right here, right here…

Shard of the divine, my soul here I lay
Oh human, rejoice, we’ll meet at kosmic bay

THE ONLY WAY OUT IS IN

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