It is time for a Gathered In Darkness update from your friends Dr. Froth and Robert Lowe.
The Track List is now ready to be released to the public, but since we were going that far we thought it would be fun to go a step further and give all you good people out there a little bit more.
If you have been watching our video updates (There are four out there that you should go check out if you have not yet, with a fifth installment coming your way very, very soon), you know that the script has been completed. Amazingly, this album has a script that clocks in at 43 pages…wow.
My goal in writing it was to create an epic piece of poetic literature that would stand on its own…even without the music. I feel that I have succeeded in this endeavour, at least to the best of my ability. Consequently, for fun, I have included some quotes from the material to go along with each track listing. Hopefully this will help capture your interest even more.
In case you have forgotten who is who in this monstrosity…here is the primary cast:
The Man: Robert Lowe
Light Advocate: Chuck Williams
The Underjudge: Lance King
Infernal Prosecutor: James Rivera
Unborn Soul: David Gonzalez
Harbinger of Suffering: Austin Funderburk
Mother of the Unborn Soul: Sloan Robley
Dark Advocate: John Calvin
Story Synopsis: The Man (Robert Lowe’s unnamed character) finds himself by chance in a small diner that is beset by a seemingly random act of violence. His frantic decisions regarding his escape result in not only his own demise, but that of a woman who is in the final trimester of her pregnancy. Now he finds himself on trial in the Abyss to see if he will face judgement for the death of the unborn child. His only hope is the Light Advocate (Chuck Williams) who has been appointed to defend him before the Underjudge (Lance King). Will he find his way to a verdict of innocence or is he doomed to an eternity of unspeakable horror?
Track Listing and Quotes:
1): Incident at Slammy’s Fine Dining
“How’s the pancakes? Bwahahahahahahahaha” – The Shooter
“Sustenance for unease, feeding horror by this endeavor
Forced screaming into the gaping jaws of terror.” –The Man
“Blackened creatures spread their wings and murmur now of darker things.” –The Man
3): Advocate March
“The structure seems to be alive, enwreathed by bands of dancing flames
as if composed by tortured specters, as if every brick were baked with pain
Mortared by hate, embossed with blasphemous scripture.” – The Man
“To advert your fate there is nothing you can do
but hope for salvation while preparing for doom.” –Dark Advocate
“A scream rises in my throat but is murdered by my fear,
becoming a momentary whisper that quickly disapears…and is gone.” –The Man
“Our intentions are meaningless, actions are all that matters.
For I intend years of time to spend watching your flesh ripped from bone.” –Infernal Prosecutor
“It would seem this court convened under pacts ancient and nefarious
to ascertain and the truth make plain on the nature of this crime so serious.” –The Underjudge
5): Straw Men
“Visions of myself here on the stand. I see myself saying words but I cannot understand them.
All I know, all I feel is that this can not be real…This is what its like to be damned.” –The Man
6): Testimony of the Unborn Soul
“I’ll spend eternity counting days I’ll never have on fingers that will never feel flesh…
as if I was born…only for death.” –Unborn Soul
7): Parallel Threads
“Because of free will the lines of fate number millions.
They run parallel but not necessarily concurrent.
They hold the result of every choice never made.” –Light Advocate
8): This is How the World Ends
“The blood beneath my feet begins to boil. Something wicked this way comes.
My flesh writhes in anticipation of the forthcoming crimes against it.
My final chapter now begins, from this fate I can’t defend…This is how the world ends.” –The Man
9): Tides of Suffering
“A ghoulish horde awaits you…Laughing they commence their hacking.
Ripping, slashing, breaking, stabbing.” –Harbinger of Suffering
10): Deja Slammy
Well friends…I hope this helps whet your appetite for the main course of Prog Doom that will be coming your way soon. And while you wait…why not go pick up a copy of the latest Six Minute Century album “Wasting Time” from Nightmare Records.
Until next time…stay moist.