Metridium Fields

by GIANT SQUID

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Giant Squid's debut to the world via The End Records. Metridium Fields was engineered by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, High On Fire, Mr. Bungle, Sleep) and mixed/produced by Jason Rufus Sewell in Austin, TX. The album is an entire re-recording of the band's first self released record, which is known as Metridium Field (singular, not plural), even though The End Records version still says Metridium Field on the spine of the CD.

The album won critical acclaim around the world and established an international fan base for the band.

credits

released August 24, 2006

Aaron John Gregory: vocals, guitar, banjo, acoustic guitar, theremin, lyrics
Bryan Beeson - bass
Aurielle Zeitler - vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards
Michael conroy - drums

Guest appearances:
Andy Southard - microkorg melody & lead on Metridium Field
Tim Conroy - trumpet on Versus the Siren & Metridium Field
Jason Rufuss Sewell - shehnai & ocarina on Neonate

Instruments engineered by Billy Anderson at the hangar in Sacramento, CA, November 2005 with assistant engineer, Robert Cheek.
All vocals plus additional instruments recorded and produced by Jason Rufuss Sewell except trumpet, microkorg, and additional vocals on Neonate and Revolution in the Water tracked by Robert Cheek.
All songs produced by Jason Rufuss Sewell & Giant Squid additional pre-production by Billy Anderson and Robert Cheek.
Mixed and produced by Jason Rufuss Sewell at Nebulost Productions in Austin, TX February - April, 2006. Mastered by Eric Broyhill at Monster Lab audio in Sacramento, CA.

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GIANT SQUID San Francisco, California

San Francisco, progressive doom-rock, scientists, GIANT SQUID, have been wielding palatial vocals and enormous waves of cello, keys, and exotic sludge riffs for over ten years, garnering universal critical acclaim from all over the world. Marine biology and historic tragedy metaphorically collide into heartbreaking stories of human loss; producing unexpectedly emotional and sincere heavy music. ... more

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Track Name: Neonate
Neonate: You're free from your womb now / But this maternity ward is a feeding ground
Don't look back for ages / Your mother's toothy smile can smell you for miles / You too
will eat your young / Consume all that crosses your path / Each morsel may be your last
Never cling like the remora / To those you spawned you in the past / You too will eat
your young / When there's only enough for one / In times of need this must be done / From
womb to gut it has begun / Eat your young / The songs of giants lure you / Will you follow
Their scents of gluttony tempt you / Will you follow / Energy is precious and journey long
Feed now and breed again / The birth is food / Now feed on / Tides pull and convince
Their direction is the best / Waves hide all that lies / Well beyond their crest / You too
will eat your young / From womb to gut it has begun / Eat your young
Track Name: Versus the Siren
Versus the Siren: She wails and whispers longingly / Calling out to those no longer
listening / Her sweet incantations lost in infamy / Siren fools no one but still she
will sing / Fall just like those before you / I will / Fall just like those before you
Pass Still / Her lure can redirect the oldest currents / Countless have fallen before
Where winged feet will soar / Fall just like those before you / I will pass still / On by / And I will / pass still on by
Track Name: Ampullae of Lorenzini
Ampullae of Lorenzini: Why weren't you here / when I stood alone / You won't believe all that I've learned and all that I have known / She pulls me through all of her bodies Calling out magnetically / Her depths hide nothing from me / I befriended deepest fathoms and returned stronger still / Starving for your praise at the crest of every swell / I find dissuasion of tides / She uses no words to reveal her deep / Your shallows blur all that you speak / to the equal before me / I find dissuasion of tides
Track Name: Summit
Summit: Waiting for the sun / to burn away the season / Revealing the place we called home / Built by our blood and our blood alone / We will find our summit again / This blood does not flow through her veins / As she walks on floors my mother laid / Sheltered by the roof my father built tall / To shield us from all that may fall / We will find our summit again It will take more than the snow / To bury all that you have known / Waiting for the sun to burn away the season / Revealing the place we called home / Built by our blood and our blood alone / Soon will come the winter's end / We will find our summit again / It will take more than the snow / To bury all that you have known
Track Name: Revolution in the Water
Revolution In The Water: When you looked towards the heavens you faced the wrong way / Your actions slaughter saints to whom you need pray / No need to take communion / You've been feeding all along / On an ancient existence / Old as time is long / The rising sun desecrates the embodiment of a blue earth / Destroying the balance of a system in place since all life's birth / Revolution / In the water / Untold treasures / Lay hidden inside bodies left plunging / A black hell awaiting / Don't swim through the water here / Don't feed from the food found here / What floats above all men must fear
Track Name: Metridium Field
Metridium Field: Must we swim on forever? / In search of where the light breaks / pipelines must end somewhere / Twenty kicks into the abyss