REFUGEEUM

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The new, fourth album by BLACK SPACE RIDERS is here ... and it's called "REFUGEEUM"!
REFUGEEUM, as in "refugees" as well as in "refuge". Deeply moved by what is currently happening on this planet, the band has left its orbital wanderings at least thematically and turned instead to an earthly, eternal issue, one that is, sadly, very topical again: flight and expulsion - loss of home - profound sorrow – the will to survive - hope for what may come - hunted and hunter - victim and perpetrator - acceptance and rejection.

Compared to the band’s internationally acclaimed previous album "D:REI", REFUGEEUM, with its nine songs and about an hour’s playing time, is almost compact.

The band has managed to evolve its style and give space to what it likes, while also respecting its roots.
REFUGEEUM is profound both lyrically and musically. The whole album is pervaded by a sublime and uplifting atmosphere that oscillates between dreamy and gripping, sadness and hope, longing and pursuit.

The songs are complex, yet catchy, and continue to resonate for a long time after listening. The two lead singers, JE and SEB, work in harmony in expression, feeling and versatility. The guitars dare to even greater openness and clarity. In every song, there are exciting, and at the same time often unexpected, grooves, a rich bass foundation, and a drumming that develops and drives the song.

The band has expanded its original fat riff and space cosmos to encompass anthemic and melodic lead guitars. It integrates playful beats, and trip-hop, dub, and New Wave elements. This makes REFUGEEUM exciting and varied.

An album that’s like a journey. Varied and yet fluent, a unified whole. An album that also takes a stance. REFUGEEUM sounds great, has something to say, is moving, and also great to listen to!

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released July 24, 2015

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Track Name: Vortex Sun
VORTEX SUN
One soul - one heart
One love - apart.
One world - one mind
One past - behind.
One hope - one will
one dream - fulfill.
One war - one pain
we flee - again.
One trip - one fear
one loss - my dear.
One will - one cry
my hope - good bye.
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Fear - crawling nothingness
Tears – fall on desert sands.
Sun – drags me out of here.
Strength – start to fight against.
Rising ... rising ... rising ... rising!
Rage – urging force inside
Raise – freedom now untied
Move – home is out of reach
Come – time to end our cries.
Rising ... rising ... rising ... rising!
Where is the harbouring place?
Where are the ruins we faced?
New strong convictions we won.
Enter the reign – Vortex Sun!
Track Name: Universal Bloodlines
Universal Bloodlines

My dear ....
what happened to us when the madness began?
How could we ever move so far apart?
From you, .... my brother?
Say why ....
Did You follow those inhuman lies?
Can't you see - how you are poisoning
our bloodline?

Once your brother - once your love
Once below you - now above
Same old bloodline - same old god:
but you are dead now - and I am not - I am not!

I see ....
You are no longer standing close by my side.
when the commandment came you had to divide
our bloodline, oh brother?
I must see ...
We lost your soul, you changed sides
yes - your divinity will certainly shine:
in destruction - at your end!
Track Name: Born a Lion (Homeless)
Born a lion (Homeless)

Born a lion
Beloved son of a desert chief
Raised a leader
Strong boy back in better days
Born a lion
Love and hope of his family
Father's lion
Young, wild and a whole lot of dreams
Born a lion
Little hands and a healing touch
Oh a good heart
Playing games in the desert sand
Cried a sister
Sound of war brought by southern winds
Born a lion
God's gun and the terror began
Run! End of former life
Shattered and destroyed
Western world arrival
End up on skid row
Now the lion is dead
But the memory is alive
And the question remains
Without any reply
If it wouldn't have happened
then what could have been?
Track Name: The Lure (Come with us)
The Lure (Come with us)

Buddy can't you see
That your life means agony (come with us)
I'm the ferryman
Lead you to the Promised Land (come with us)
We take you to the shore
Where milk and honey flow (come with us)
Pay us in advance
don't you miss your final chance (come with us)
Say you got no money
Leave it to your wife (come with us)
Sell your house and family
buy a better life (come with us)
Misery, my business
Moralizing useless! (come with us)
I don't care for your arrival
nor for your survival (come with us)
Forget about the past
You don't wanna be the last (come with us)
Just a little step
Put your money in my hand (come with us)
You don't wanna float
Better go and get the boat (come with us)
Buy a better life
Leave the agony behind (come with us)
Track Name: Run to the Plains
Run to the plains

Calling for the run to the plains
Calling for the break of my chains
Calling for the run to the plains
Waiting for the throb in my veins
Calling up the will to survive
calling up the patterns of life
Calling up the will to survive
Waiting for my fear to arrive
Gathering the strength for the hunt
Gather for the march to the front
Calling up the run to the plains
Hunting for the hunted in chains
calling for the run to the plains
Calling for the break of my chains
calling for the run to the plains
Waiting for the time to escape ..
Go! Run! Leave the Hole! My life is shattered!
Go! Run! Eat my soul! I see you fall!
Go! Run! Leave the Hole! My life is shattered!
I see you fall!
Track Name: Curtains of Death
Curtains of death

In this common time
souls are joining forces.
No we won't go down
but there is no way out.
They have taken all,
nothing left to live on.
Seize the final chance.
Better off to die.
We won't fight against
overwhelming rulers.
Forge your destiny
Salvation's over there.
They will chase to death.
Words will not be spoken.
Realize at last:
Blunt humanity
As we march towards the distant horizon
Soon approaching the end of our world
In the distance feel faith and hope rising
Reaching out for the curtains of light
Marching on with the fear of the hunted
Feel the breath of the beasts on our neck
Then we're touching the rim of a New World
Realizing the end of our fright

Through the walls
through the curtains - of death
Through the walls
Through the night
through the caverns - of wrath
Through the walls
through the traces
through the curtains - of death
Through the night
through anxiety
through the caverns - of wrath
Track Name: Melek's Lament (Yazidi Tears)
Melek's lament (Yazidi tears)

See these lights?
Fires burning on the hillside
Northern tribes
On the road to Nineveh
Bent and abandoned - weary and hopeless
Once again
On the run to leave the heartland
Forgotten reign
Oh my people fell from grace
Cry for my children - mourn for their souls
Weep
Remorse. Cry for my children
Weep
Grace. Healing and blessing
Yazata
So run my children
Don't swallow your cries
I stare into those
Black trauma-eyes
Yazata
Cold and starvation
In shattered walls
Mount Sinjar trembles
Our temple falls
Mass emigration
Explosive vests
Boys suicidal
Girls Jump to death
Track Name: Walking Shades
Walking shades

While the guarding night
cools my troubled mind,
we follow eden's call
on our steady walk.
...god is far from here ...
Men behind the lines
keeping: killing times.
They regard our lives:
threatening parasites.
...god is far from here ...
...god is far from here ...
A walk between the worlds,
a growing universe.
Hate and hollow faith
hunt the walking shades.
...god is far from here ...

Loss of our past and walking in hope - fielded and
thrown out again
Track Name: Ritual of inner Strength
Ritual of inner Strength

Float - on the ocean
Drift - upon a dream
Rain - from the outside
Cold - inside me
Pain - now we suffer
Dark - is my mind
Pain - oh we suffer
Rain - wish I could ...
...
BURN
BURN
....
For the Sake of our unborn children
With the mind of a hunted ghost
We confess we are strong and willing
Now persist! Let us reach the coast !