Emissaries Of Light

by Forcefield

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Julian Chan Absolutely bonkers progressive power/thrash like Agent Steel circa "Unstoppable Force" locked in an asylum and fed a steady diet of science fiction before being let out in 2016. The weird wavering falsettos and versatile riffing combine for some bizarre harmonies and song formats at the Slauter Xstroyes threshold of perplexing. Favorite track: Ov Soong.
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Forcefields long awaited second full length.

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released August 10, 2016

Forcefield is: Timothy C. Ernst-Lead Vocals, Kurt Losinske-Lead Guitars/Backing Vocals, Jacob Bedroske-Bass/Cello/Backing Vocals, Matt Belanger-Drums/Percussion, Sean Delorey-Lead Guitars.
Produced and engineered by Dan Stinson at 12 Moon Audio,
Album Art by Therese Joanis.

FORCEFIELD WOULD LIKE TO THANK...
THE UNIVERSE FOR PUTTING US IN A PLACE WHERE THE THINGS WE LOVE CAN BE CELEBRATED IN SONG, THE ENTIRE WISCONSIN SCENE, PARTICULARLY, THE FOX VALLEY FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO, OUR FANS, FRIENDS, AND FAMILIES WHO CONTINUALLY SUPPORT OUR VOYAGE.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: DAN STINSON AT 12 MOON AUDIO FOR HIS HARD WORK AND PATIENCE, THERESE JOANIS, BRIAN “ODDGRIM DOOMHAMMER” WEBER, THE DELOREY FAMILY, RANDY “NO FUN ALLOWED” KASTNER, CHAD “JOYKILLER” ELLIOT, RUSS AND JEANNE KRUEGER, PAUL “PANNICK” OCHTRUP, ERIC KWIATKOWSKI, HEATHER LITTER, AND ALL AT NYDM, ERIC FITZ, TONY AND STACY VAN BO-RO, CLINT AND BETH AT REPTILE PALACE, NEIL AND THERESA AT METAL GRILL, DAVE GALLOW AT THE COLD SHOT, DARWIN AT THE FREQUENCY, CHRIS CRAIG, ANDREW SOMMERS, CHRIS “STEWIE” ONSTAD, MATT “CHOPS” NIEUWENHUIS, SCOTT BARTON, CHRIS WURTINGER AND EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED US GO WHERE NO BAND HAS GONE BEFORE.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BANDS WHO WE’VE HAD THE JOY AND HONOR TO SHARE THE STAGE WITH AND CONTINUE TO SUPPORT AND INSPIRE US: ALLEYWAY, ATTALLA, ONUS, SPEED STAB, CHOOSE YOUR POISON, RAZOR FIST, THE CONQUEROR WORM, SAMYAZA, MEMORIES WITHER, SUBJUGATION, CONNIPTION, THRASHER, TOXIC RUIN, BRAY ROAD, TOWERING ABOMINATION, MICAWBER, GRAVE REMAINS, SQUIDHAMMER, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, VERMILLION, ORDER OF THE JACKAL, THE CENTRAL, AND CAVEAT.

ALBUM COVER ART BY THERESE JOANIS
FORCEFIELD LOGO DESIGN BY KURT LOSINSKE
ALBUM COVER ART CONCEPT BY KURT LOSINSKE, MATT BELANGER, AND TIM ERNST

THIS ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF HOWARD BEDROSKE, STEVE DROVER, AND IAN “LEMMY” KILMISTER.

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Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Cosmic Metal band FORCEFIELD. Their mission; to seek new venues and play for new civilizations, to boldly go were no Metal band has gone before. In 2013 they released their debut EP "Cosmic Integration", in 2015 they released their long awaited concept album "Saga Of The Taming". Their 3rd release "Emersaries Of Light" is due out in 2016. ... more

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Track Name: Shores Of Tenagra
(Solo: K. Losinske)

Darmok ­ Fist in hand;
Jalad ­ take a stand;
Create unity on the Shores of Tanagra
Darmok ­ Fist in hand;
Jalad ­ take a stand;
Create unity on the Shores of Tanagra

Take me away,
to this rugged place
we will learn how to escape
the bounds of reality,
abstractions made real
through verbal construction;
anger and outrage,
failure of function
All stem from what we
don't know about ourselves;
security in the moment,
complacency in the rest;

What is meaning?,
what do these signs signify;
maybe there's another way;
to make a claim, have a say;

Stand with me,
promote equity
Destroy the Beast of the wild
with this alliance

Darmok ­ Fist in hand;
Jalad ­ take a stand;
Create unity on the Shores of Tanagra
Darmok ­ Fist in hand;
Jalad ­ take a stand;
Create unity on the Shores of Tanagra

Let's burn a page in history
The sands on the shore signal
the means to achieve the dream
Join with strange new beings
Together we become stronger
maybe we can last a little longer
To ignore the opportunity
Dooms us to obscurity

Attributing coincidence
to lacking communication
Breeding ground for fear
essence of alienation
Critical failures ravage,
Promise and hope slowly
Until we learn to listen
Put aside indecision

Discover a common wish
Come with me to accomplish this
The past should not command us
Our future built on trust
Difficult to see the common ground
When great troubles abound
Limits to perception
Can lead to fear and deception

(Solo: S. Delorey)

Framing and signify,
Understand or more will die
but for the time being
we must fendoff the screaming
or find the sands

soaked with our blood

we must make a story,

lexicons of victory,

Seek one another out

Explore the land some call home

Set aside your pride,

Boldly we can go

Though salvation is near

Still trapped by fear
of a lurking danger
Avoid the stranger
We can bring paradise
Forgive past crimes
to be carried through all time
I stand with you now my friend
Let our conflict end
We can begin again

(Solo: J. Bedroske)
(Solo: M. Belanger)

The story could go a different way
But In the end we won the day
The key to this plan is
The need to understand
We stood too long as one,
to see it all fall apart,
I know your meaning
I hear it in my heart

End of life a willing price
we honor your sacrifice
With this alliance
we end the pain of silence
We have made our common ground
where understanding is found
New words, new perspective
New time, new directive

We share a common wish
together we accomplished it
The past will not command us
Our future will be built on trust
Track Name: Wild Pegasus
A mind for the struggle
But how long could it last
When the wounds run deep
Unseen in the aftermath
The lone horseman, claws sharpened
Northern darkness ripping
voids in his soul

We want your blood
we want your heart
want your soul
you are
as we make you
you are subject to
our control

Power derived
from a proud line
Impeccably trained
trained to dominate
oh, what can be said
of control
the sum total of road­hardened skill

Here is what we ask of you, exact our revenge
Fight our wars, be our hero, serve our cause
Or play the fool, nemesis true
Ride warrior
Triumph before you die
Achieve success
Harm your nemesis
And fly
Wild Pegasus

Tap out, drop out,
count 'em out, no way out
God in hell, demons dwell
Broken spell, ringing knell
Must expel, can't you tell
Grab and hold, strike and throw
Forgotten son, your time has come

No defeat, get the heat
Hear the pop, crippling lock
North to south, busting mouths
snapping necks, east to west
Headbutt, undercut, pinfall, make the call
So it’s begun, What can be done

Skull bash, psycho clash
overhead is it dead
once again near the end
one more time feel the crime
No one's left, all are dead
One last spot
Give what you got

Submit, what a trip
Big push, throat crush
Take a look, holy book
Enemy or family
Damaged mind, broken spine
Final act, take the strap
Absent friends, see you again!

Run in, cave in
Kill them to save them
Take a bow, over now
Got the rub, CRIPPLE 'EM
Ignore, Hardcore
Mention him not again
Dust to dust
Slay the pegasus

(Solo: K. Losinske/J. Bedroske (Cello))
(Solo: S. Delorey)
(Solo: K. Losinske)

So little have we learned

But still, for blood we burn

Accept our part in the crime perhaps

But only with time
For now its ignored
A dark past, nothing more
One by one more will fall
one by one we'll kill them all
Rhetoric is not respect
Will we know the fall of
Wild Pegasus
Track Name: Chain Of Command
The final peace
last left in a stellar game
strung up on the butcher’s slab
Life and death, feel the same
Our savage foes
Our persistent enemy
Intentions unknown
Paranoid apathy
Beneath the soil
Our mission is pursued
Endless toil to stop
a violent creation
We know not where
this darkness leads
protect the innocent
Ignore our own needs
Inphasable
Spit in the eye of the captor
Unbreakable
Defiance in the face of capture

Look up, tell me
what do you see
Four lights, brightly gleaming
Look again, in a state of distress
the fifth will appear if you value
your senses

Follow the chain
chain of command
at the end your body hangs
And the promise weighs you down
On your pain the future rests
Follow the chain
chain of command
at the end your body hangs
Sacrifice of mind and flesh
Is the price of peaceful

Enveloped in
A shroud of procedure
Protected by abstract concepts
Reality, strips me naked
and agony is thrust into my brain
Believe above all else
So I was trained
The rules call
for your safe return
This prison, deflects the light
The law, made meaningless
by indifference
Undeniable
Crisis grips my mind
Insatiable
No hope over fate tonight

Look up, tell me
what do you see
Four lights, brightly gleaming
You weak pathetic fool
what can you gain
Say there are five
away goes the pain

Follow the chain
chain of command
at the end your body hangs
And the promise weighs you down
On your pain the future rests
Follow the chain
chain of command
at the end your body hangs
Sacrifice of mind and flesh
Is the price of peaceful

An illusion
What I cannot say
The question tortures me
I want to believe
believe in what I see
I want to believe
The question tortures me
As hands drag me away
I want to believe
As freedom draws so near
The answer is clear

NOOOOO

There are four lights
Only four lights
There are four lights
Only four lights

(Solo: K. Losinske)

There are four lights
Only four lights
There are four lights
Only four lights

(Solo: S. Delorey)

At the end, I saw the gleaming
of phantom thoughts
Five lights mocking me
Exceeding the threshold
of pain and will
But the chain is unbroken
The chain is unbroken
Track Name: In The Spirit Of Burning
Cheating death or cheating myself
Catch­22 I call my life
Left the ground a man
Landed a legend
Wreckage of my life
Your bloodlust fulfilled

Man on the wire
Man on fire
Dreaming the impossible
Flying close to the sun

My name is Evel
Iron balls of steal
My name is Evel
That’s E­v­e­l

I am the last gladiator
Spilling my blood for you
In the spirit of burning
In the spirit of burning

(Solo: K. Losinske)
(Solo: S. Delorey)

Crashing, rolling, tumbling, bleeding
Crashing, rolling, tumbling, bleeding
Crashing, rolling, tumbling, bleeding
Crashing, rolling, tumbling, bleeding

In the spirit of burning
In the spirit of burning

A legend or a living dead man
Like Icarus flying close to the sun
Shot of whiskey, I swallow my pride
Edge of the ramp, fly into the dream

Man on the wire
Man on fire
Dreaming the impossible
Flying close to the sun
My name is Evel
Iron balls of steal
I am the last gladiator
spilling my blood for your
Burn
Track Name: Ov Soong
In another space lies the same face
built with distinct minds
Born as brothers, built as equals
They were made to compliment each other
Now at odds, Their duel is set,
and in their cosmic struggle
One android will fall, the other
must stand

War between brothers
the field deep space
Duty and reason
violence and hate
Golden eyes seek
strange new worlds
Endless potential
A vision to unfold
When the entity from far away
Arrived to feast and burn
and desolate
One survived, the other must wait

Awakening made possible by
secret machinations
And a model through which
Concept is made flesh
or at least
A version of it
began as a fevered dream
lies burning with the possibility
Such a state creates enabling the maker
the father and the creator to see his
dream made real

Brothers of metal
Minds artificial
Quest to attain
the promises made
Brothers of metal
Bodies invincible
rage could replace
the courage of grace
Brothers of metal
Power inexhaustible
Rise Sons ov Soong
Brothers of metal
fate unstable
a ceaseless war
of Datalore

For the elder a path of
peaceful exploration
for the younger a lust for
total devastation
This fact is unknown
to the humble being
whose curiosity
led to the demon’s reactivation
From this act of mercy
came great dismay
when the younger summoned
the crystalline entity

(Solo: K. Losinske)
(Solo: S. Delorey)

(Chorus)

Together they struggled
for some peace of mind
Overwhelmed with emotion
logically blind
Kings of machines
no father to guide
dismantled and rebuilt
Death and life, throughout time
Now both are gone
one revered as heroic
the other a devil a lesson
in brave experimentation

Brothers of metal
Minds artificial
Quest to attain
the promises made
Brothers of metal
Bodies invincible
rage could replace
the courage of grace
Brothers of metal
Power inexhaustible
Rise Sons ov Soong
Brothers of metal
fate unstable
a ceaseless war
of Datalore
Track Name: Dark Matters
In freedom we were born
Though it's gone we will remain
'Til death's tyranny enslaves us
and we are dust again

Cursed with A poison touch,
my gift from cold, indifferent fate
I turn the keys to the locks
preventing all escape
A man with no hope
fighting a world with no soul
Hellbent on confrontation
Mishandling the power I control

It's hard to breathe
To breathe in the dark
The stars are blinded
by the dark
My fury wakens
nurtured by the dark
Time has no meaning
in the dark

Where dwells the modern warrior
In a time when swords are broken
Replaced by vile conscience
No thought of consequence
we throw ourselves to the abyss
We are the obsessed
Struggle and crisis
Focused only on death

It's hard to breathe
To breathe in the dark
The stars are blinded
by the dark
My fury wakens
nurtured by the dark
Time has no meaning
in the dark

For a brief time I achieved
all there is to dream
My mind burden free
But now, we all must see
The corrupting influences
Knowledge without wisdom
Dreadful thoughts,
brought on by fear
shame without end
Collapsing spheres

(Solo: K. Losinske)
(Solo: S. Delorey)

It's hard to breathe
To breathe in the dark
The stars are blinded
by the dark
My fury wakens
nurtured by the dark
Time has no meaning
in the dark
Track Name: Sword Of Honor
Deep in space exists a world
Where honor is the only creed
To die in battle, the highest hope
Men brave as the sea is deep

Understand this fact
by our sword we act
Symbol of strength glory and power
Enemies slain, their hearts devoured
Evolved from the strongest
none dare challenge us
Wisdom taught by the wise one
Learned with every battle won

With this Sword of Honor
crafted by the sage
With this Sword of Honor
Begin the warrior’s age

With the deeds of a valiant soldier
Our civilization dawns
The blade is the vow
none escape their fate
hearts beat with rage
craving blood’s taste
Vengeance, sacrifice
strength and duty
These thoughts reign supreme

And with this Sword of Honor
One people we shall become
With this Sword of Honor
Our kingdom shall come

Strand of hair
twisted like chains
into the fire it’s plunged
Brought to the lake
dropped in the pool
Tempered steel borne blade
Stare in it’s gleam
Reflect destiny
the tyrant screams
Wounded he cannot breathe
Brave Kahless brings death to his foe

Taking the glorious blade in hand
Life of bloody battle awaits
All would fall before its might
He vanquished the mad tyrant
After felling, the evil king
For the people of Kronos he turned
He destroyed 500 men
Molor’s empire burned
In the name of love and death
He forever stood his ground
Carving a path of glorious pain
Exclaiming proud
It’s a good day to die

(Solo: K. Losinske)
(Solo: S. Delorey)

Highest ideals in the blade embued
That for all time they would hold true
The battle is mine, on the dead we dine
And bathe in their blood and bile
Rivers of blood, when men die
In Sto­vo­kor we will survive

When we wield this Sword of Honor
Make it a part of your hand
With this Sword of Honor
Forever our house will stand

Qapla’
Track Name: Psycho Plague
I the one to take death’s hand
I am the scourge of living lands
I am a beacon to the dead
So harken to me my friendz
and rise, rise

I the one to take death’s hand
I am the scourge of living lands
I am a beacon to the dead
So harken to me my friendz
and rise

They call me Evil
They curse my given name
the workings of my twisted mind
are the fields for their sadist games
Tear apart my dreams
with corrupt machines
an answer for the madness
an echo to all the screams

Fueled by the endless urge
Fueled by the PSYCHO PLAGUE
Constantly pushed on by this curse
Curse called PSYCHO PLAGUE
My power won’t allow me to die
Power of the PSYCHO PLAGUE
And you friendz will obey my will
‘Cause you live for the PSYCHO PLAGUE

For the plague

No one came to my side
In fear and panic I cried
my love, the one called Lady Death
inspired me to steal away all breath
Corroded ethic forced
upon an un­Fairchild
Adult be­ratement
Ran this dark fire wild
Now I run the show
by Death’s perfect grace
Her ghoulish army grows
an evil smile crosses her face

Fueled by the endless urge
Fueled by the PSYCHO PLAGUE
Constantly pushed on by this curse
Curse called PSYCHO PLAGUE
My power won’t allow me to die
Power of the PSYCHO PLAGUE
And you friendz will obey my will
‘Cause you live for the PSYCHO PLAGUE

We sought to heal the world
to aid the distressed
Our understanding is limited
Powered by life and death

(Solo: K. Losinske)

Total power without life
a gift of the world
to my love
a sacrifice

(Solo: S. Delorey)

I am twice dead
and without end

All your heroes will fall
Answer to my beck and call
Total power without life
a gift of the world
to my love
a sacrifice

The end is near
Behold the lord of fear
With me inside your mind
hear the call, end all mankind
No difference between alive or dead
We’re all together here in the end

I the one to take death’s hand
I am the scourge of living lands
I am a beacon to the dead
To all I bring
Megadeath

Fueled by the PSYCHO PLAGUE
Curse called PSYCHO PLAGUE
Power of the PSYCHO PLAGUE
Live for the PSYCHO PLAGUE
Track Name: Set Phasers To Kill
The Devil's time's not wasted
Its god who wants you dead
mankind needs a sacrifice
don’t offer up your head

In times of old
written in gold
were songs of sin
and sorcery
Magic in the night
valor and the right
The inward eye burning
The warmth of summer
disappears when the air
turns to ice
The sun’s light doesn’t reach you
Your soul fades out of sigh

Gold replaced with memory
Magic fades to obscurity
Steel made obsolete
Fallen by technology
Our fate is sealed when
Time competes with us
The future brings the end
and leaves no one to trust

So set your phasers to kill
In the hunt, we find the thrill
Fight for your life, or no one will
So set your phasers to kill

Water running the edge of the steel
vile taste and acrid feel
You will suffer in dismay
Till they kill you a quicker way

Pander to the people
skewered upon the steeple
Worship lions without teeth
Pray to it your soul to keep
See the stranger
broken by time
Screaming as he’s eaten alive
Soul ripped in a frenzied fog
the last bit of meat is thrown to the dogs

Set your phasers to kill
In the hunt, we find the thrill
Fight for your life, or no one will
So set your phasers to kill

No hope of natural selection
a body rotten with perfection
Take the false correction
begin the last insurrection

(Solo: K. Losinske)
(Solo: S. Delorey)

The future world is ours to break
It’s all decided on the chances we take
Don’t let your only living need
be to suffer to to bleed, no no
Hostile forces cut to the bone
Discover fire, fly past the gods
and die alone
Cyclonic disruption is
eschewing function
Such weakness disgusts us
confuses, corrupts our hope
of natural selection
a body rotten with perfection
Take the false correction
begin the last insurrection
Track Name: Hara-Kiri
Know the way of the Samurai
By the sword we will die
HONOR to fall in battle
A spirit lurking in the shadows
If I'm maimed in this field
DON'T TRY TO SAVE ME
I will only die in glory
FIGHT or face Hari Kari

PLUNGE my Katana through the enemy
I must defend my clan
ONLY returning home victorious
Wielding DEATH within my hand
Draw back my bow
FIRE AT WILL
You'll die by righteous kill
I will not be disgraced
But if so I'll accept my fate

WARRIORS CHARGE THE BATTLEFIELD
SCREAMING ARROWS I ALMOST FEEL

(Solo: S. Delorey)
(Solo: K. Losinske)