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Spawned From A Nightmare


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Dreamer, drift through the night Let the darkness take you Leave the pain behind Beauty spawned from a nightmare Slipping through the threads of steel Tell me why it feels so real Awake to find I should have died Yet here I lay, all alone and alive A life beyond the cold control Slice your restraints and imagine Ambitious sparks ablaze Beauty spawned from a nightmare Lost inside, I feel alone Circling I am the crow Arise to find new frame of mind The future shines in the eyes of the dreamer
Taken away from me The breath that I need when I need to scream A chill, I trip, what can this be? The dark floating figure in front of me Is it Horror?! I feel like something’s out to get me! Oh God! As they watch and they wait for me Lights out! Where there’s darkness, they see everything I’m losing control Feed me the fear alive Shock the monster - lightning strikes The nightmare is mutating Face the mirror Inside me is the Horror Shackled and stitched at the neck My body bleeds out electricity Pieces and parts to construct me a heart I need to feel, I need to scream HORROR! As is; nothings what it seems Oh God! The ground beneath me shakes and dissipates Lights Out! It burns my eyes more than my flesh I’m losing control Feed me the fear alive Shock the monster - lightning strikes The nightmare is mutating Face the mirror Feed me the fear alive Shock the monster - lightning strikes The nightmare is mutating Face the mirror The creature must be me
Nova 04:28
Leap from planet to star Escape the state at you which you exist There’s infinite time to waste Slip and you will fail yourself Drift from the sun, milk your way away from them The habit’s a hole It’s black, never-ending and cold It’ll suck you in at the speed that you inhale Gravity takes a hold Lonely but still holding on, but something’s wrong You cling to the edge to carry on, so don’t let go Ascend; get back on the ring Saturn has so many to see One for each memory They’ll spin you around again Wake me before I dwarf into a nebula Fear lies beyond the outer rim of the universe The blackness of the infinite distorts the vortex out of view It’s through the wormhole we must pass To find the future waiting to be sliced Into a parallel time, I find the grains of sand Fall through the glass into my hands And I am left here all alone to float through the void A nova forms a new approach Look to the stars Solace waits So just let go
The sky is falling, it hits my head Is this a dream or am I dead? I have lost me, somewhere in the street Kicking cans and chicken bones, clouds hit my feet. The hen, she cackled out the truth My kingdom come, I’m still the fox But I’ve nothing for my roof The trees are cracking, the air’s abstracting The bushes from the beasts Where now do you see me? Laid on a slate for the crows to pick at Don’t forget my soul I’m dissolving, and the sky is falling all around me Am I dreaming? I must be losing my mind So now wherever will my children go? Tumbling out to see The world around them is a leaf Of a page that has been erased Is it rain that falls and bites my tongue? Or liquid in my lungs Or the sweat of sun melting stone In the street beneath my nimble bones How the hell did I sink so low? Seeping through the sea The world around me is a dream That repeats as if made for me Is it salt that cracks and stings my lips Or splinters left from the crow The dunes of sand break my fall Though they won’t save me from it all Beyond the grave, her friends are waiting To skin me down to earth I’m still craving, the taste of feathers that take me to the gates Please forgive me, I’m just a fox stuck inside a hole. Flee now for your life The boatman comes Step the stones of purgatory You must save yourself.
Black Forest 04:04
Forever I walk through the Black Forest Where the trees are without leaves The ground is made of mirrors and all else is ash
Elves On X 05:09
Little elves on ecstasy Dancing in blue beams of light Listen to their song of night It’ll surely make you scream of fright Possessed in the head from injected led Drags along their curiosity Of death and hate and sex and fame All it brings is pints of pain The light from beneath, seeped up through the trees And made the leaves bleed green Which made the fairies scream That new blood, that same light Fused as one to spawn the Elves of Night Shy and queer they seem to appear The elves of night were spawned to fright Their home, their layer, the cold black forest Where night after night it seems to grow scarier Illusions stream up stairs to nowhere Cover your eyes and say a prayer Their needles of steel, stitching thread so tight To skin covered stone, bringing statues life Make believe there’s no glee...no harmony And their eyes will hypnotize your soul
Bella Aurora 02:51
Time flies, what makes you feel alive? Moving through the mundane You go day to day, the faces all look the same Time to find a new way Lost in a dream that builds up inside Break down the walls raise your eyes to the sky Follow the feeling that gives you control Rise from the rock and continue to roll Don’t look away, you’ve got to believe in me Lose your fear to the sea Turn your head to the wind to find where it all begins Grab the wheel and set sail Let go of all that you think you know and the path will unveil To the ends of the earth, kneel down dig into the dirt And you will find a way Lost in a dream that builds up inside Break down the walls raise your eyes to the sky Follow the feeling that gives you control Rise from the rock and continue to roll Lost in a dream that builds up inside Break down the walls raise your eyes to the sky Follow the feeling that gives you control Rise from the rock and continue to roll
Move through the mystery I’m ascending, atop I see a light But it fades into the night Slippin’ through the threads of time I reach for a memory But it leaves me A twisted step ahead Beware of where you tread As I flee from the nightmare that chased me through the fire I trudge from the mire to reach the twisted spire alone Anfractus turbinis per andron animaverto chai (Bend, spiral through corridors to turn the mind to chaos) Untus, adscendi, per anima adveni ante apex (Rise, ascend through the soul to arrive at the presence of the point) Where does it lead to? I’m intrigued to follow the steps That descend from above; atop waits the answer Yet, as I climb I wonder why I can’t see the end For I stand where I began As I flee to be free And I fight for the sight Of a light at the end of this corridor I trudge and I fall To recall what I saw In this life as I strive for the answer to it all
Dreamer 01:17


In May of 2014, MURSIC released their new album "Spawned From A Nightmare". A 10 song album recorded over the past 4 years involving multiple musicians and instruments, produced and recorded independently by Anthony Montemarano and Brian Rumsey.

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MURSIC "Spawned from a Nightmare"
by Dave Good

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A nonstop symphonic alt-metal ride from start to finish that displays a remarkable amount of instrumental craftsmanship. "Spawned from a Nightmare" is a concept album that takes a listener on a strange and dark journey through the collective imaginations of the band members of Mursic itself. Four years in the making, this debut is one of the few records I've ever heard that comes without flaws. It is haunting, well conceived, and destined for the gravitational pull of the larger stages that surely await this band.

"Nightmare" is reminiscent of Zakk Wylde - era Oz, King Crimson, Rob Zombie, and the Doors. Yep - those Doors. "Nova" is a clearly a salute to the L.A. rocker's vaudeville-ish "Alabama Song." On vocals and keys, MURSIC founder Tony Montemarano approaches the range of Cedric Bixler-Zavala but with the intelligent conviction of Faith No More's Mike Patton. With Brian Rumsey on guitar, bassist Ezra Broderson, and Clay Hackett on drums and percussion, MURSIC is the kind of band that crosses the prog rock divide and makes it possible to love both Yes and Rush at the same time.

It was Clay Hackett in fact who first brought MURSIC to my attention. He'd just left The Suicide Chords | San Diego, CA an all-original romance-metal outfit. The Chords had imploded a few weeks prior. We met in a La Mesa coffee shop in the village, and Hackett played me a couple of MURSIC demos on his iPad. He'd just auditioned for the band and they'd accepted him. He talked up the whole MURSIC concept that day, not just in terms of sound, but in terms of a something approaching a haunted house set and costumes. Refreshing, I told him. I have a real aversion to paying money to see any band that is dressed, well, like the audience.

"But that name," I said. "If you say MURSIC really fast, it kind of sounds like the name of that flesh-eating bacteria."

"Exactly," Hackett said. "Exactly."

- by Dave Good

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released May 29, 2014

All original songs by Anthony Montemarano
Produced by Anthony Montemarano and Brian Rumsey
Recored and Mixed by Brian Rumsey Audio
Mastering by Zen Mastering


Musicians on the album:

Anthony Montemarano - Lead and Backup Vocals / Piano and Synthesizers

Brian Rumsey - Drums / Bass / Guitar / Backing Vocals

Mike Montemarano - Keys / Backing Vocals

Reece Miller - Accordion

Andre Beller - Contra Bass / Viola / Violin

The album is distributed by Sangue Studios x Azimuth Recording Co. and produced by Brian Rumsey of Azimuth Recording Co. with Montemarano.

Album Artwork Credits:

Photography and Lighting by: Cindil Ashley Photography
Models: Anthony Montemarano, Brian Rumsey and Alexander Ward
Concept, Composition Art & Photoshop Work: Anthony Montemarano & Cindil Ashley
Makeup Collaboration: Sarah Sprole & Anthony Montemarano
Jewlery and Leg Pack: Jungle Tribe & Ashley Pagliuso

Also thanks to:
Ryder Makeup Labs



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Theatrical Symphonic Rock

Based out of Los Angeles and San Diego since 2003.

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