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Cartographer

Cartographer

Connect the dots

Cartographer is a digital single by Finnish metal act Skein. Released 29th of March 2018, it stands on its own as an independent release, introducing new material after the band's sophomore full-length Deadweight (2017) and before the release of upcoming EP.

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Credits

Music and arrangement by Skein
Lyrics by Juha Höyssä
Produced, mastered and mixed by Tuomas Kokko at Electric Fox Studios
Additional engineering by Janne Korpela
Mastered by Svante Försback at Chartmakers

Background vocals by Iina Kyttänen and Iina Souru

Music video by Gallacas

Band photography by Mikko Henrik Huotari
Cover artwork by Juha Höyssä

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Cartographer lyrics

A flash of clarity
In a world made of haze

A fleeting memory
Like a spark before the flame
Brings me to a halt

Passing scenery
Like a song once lost coming back
Takes a hold of me

A flash of clarity
In a world made of haze

What has been lost

I'll connect the dots
Draw the lines between
To complete the map I hope will lead me on
I'll connect the scars
Draw the lines between
To complete the map I hope will lead me on

I hold it close to me
Like a picture fading to a blur
Just for a heartbeat

Before letting go
Before unraveling this tangled skein
Into something new

And the fire I'll burn
Is a cleansing one
For tomorrow

In the dusk of a dying day
I lay my memories to sleep under the open sky
And open myself to the wait
And the promise
Of a dawn
To come

Connect the dots
Lines between

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Photo by Mikko Henrik Huotari

Biography

Since its formation in 2004, Skein has been labeled in many ways. The mix of crushing heaviness and more beautiful, atmospheric parts as well as the combination of both screamed and clean vocals have been called "darkened alternative metal" as well as "post-metal", but proven hard to categorize.

After two albums - Of Wings Unfolding (2014) and Deadweight (2017) - three EPs and one digital single, the band brings forth a new song in form of a digital single dubbed Cartographer.

While the short-term focus for first half of 2018 will be on recording new material, the band is looking for new collaborations for future steps.

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Skein is Hiski Marstio (guitar), Juha Höyssä (bass), Jarno Ojala (guitar), Kari Ruissalo (drums) and Sami Silvennoinen (vocals)

Contact us at contact@skeinband.com

Photo by Jani Muhonen

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