Fugue

by Rest Among Ruins

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Mitsuyuki Sekizawa
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Mitsuyuki Sekizawa Mike was my favorite vocalist since he had joined'Intervals'. Unfortunately he left the band and joined 'Raunchy', a Danish metal band as the front man. After that he reunited this band and recorded the 'Fugue' album.I consider that this is a masterpiece.
I like "Sign To Surrender" especially.
But I like entire album. The title song,"Fugue" is a long one over eleven minutes. This song is very beautiful. I like it very much.
I can't help myself crying.Thank you for a great stuff! Favorite track: Sign To Surrender.
Dann 'the djentle giant'
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Dann 'the djentle giant' Rest among ruins should be a menace to Periphery. It's perfect djent with energy, intensity, technique, great mélodies and rythmn. Honestly, as a fan of djent and metalcore, I dare to say it's the best djent album since Periphery I and the only album of The Haarp Machine.
Brandan O'Connor
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Brandan O'Connor I think the entire album is a masterpiece and I can't wait to see what else you guys are going to be doing in the future! Thank you for the metal! Favorite track: Nothing Else.
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    "Fugue" album tracklist
    1. Beyond The Storm
    2. In Another’s Skin
    3. Before You Speak
    4. Sign To Surrender
    5. Bled Letter
    6. In Focus
    7. Reach The Edge [feat Aleka Farha]
    8. Nothing Else
    9. Cleanse The Sky
    10. Siren City
    11. Everyones Glowing Home
    12. Guide My Way
    13. Stranded In The Balcony
    14. Fugue
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ALBUM INCLUDES
-14 Tracks totaling 1 hour, 7 minutes total playing time
-Official Album Liner Notes PDF

TRACKLIST
1. Beyond The Storm
2. In Another’s Skin
3. Before You Speak
4. Sign To Surrender
5. Bled Letter
6. In Focus
7. Reach The Edge [feat Aleka Farha]
8. Nothing Else
9. Cleanse The Sky
10. Siren City
11. Everyones Glowing Home
12. Guide My Way
13. Stranded In The Balcony
14. Fugue

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released June 2, 2015

Rest Among Ruins is:
Mike Semesky: Vocals, rhythm guitar, bass
Ben Schmitz: Lead guitar
Geoff Palmer: Drums

Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Andrew Reynolds (Drewsif Stalin)
Instruments engineered by Andrew Reynolds
Vocals engineered by Mike Semesky
Album Artwork by Jordan Salmon
Album Layout By Mike Semesky

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Rest Among Ruins Baltimore, Maryland

Featuring ex-Intervals/The HAARP Machine vocalist, Mike Semesky.

Debut album 'Fugue' coming 6/2/2015

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Track Name: Beyond The Storm
Opening these eyes for the first time
As if they had seen all along
And never to speak again of these grey skies
That have held me captive
For so long I've been waiting
To return to the world left behind me 

Follow these callings beyond the storm
Desperately reaching out for hints of solace
Dying to know why this seems so momentary
The time against the tide, always dreading the shore

The wreck, I relived over and over again
The agony in your eyes, the fear for our lives
With the prayer you not be taken

Follow these callings beyond the storm
Desperately reaching out for hints of solace
Dying to know why this seems so momentary
the time against the tide, always dreading the shore
Oh god, was her life spared?

Follow these callings beyond the storm
Desperately reaching out for hints of solace
Dying to know why this seems so momentary
the time against the tide, always dreading the shore
Track Name: In Another's Skin
There must be some sort of mistake here doctor
Unwrapping these bandages to another's face
Holding my breath as I race from mirror to mirror
Every time praying that the last was a lie

It's no wonder that there was
No exchange between our eyes
And I don't know I don't know if this is
Something from which I can hide
Imprisoned in another's skin
Where are the seams to release me?

I cannot wait while out of focus
A moment longer
A loss for words because they
Would not be my own

It's no wonder that there was
No exchange between our eyes
And I don't know I don't know if this is
Something from which I can hide
Imprisoned in another's skin
Where are the seams to release me?

Reflections in the night
Turn me out from inside
Reflections in the night
Can you not see that I'm 
Imprisoned in another's skin
Where are the seams to release me?
Imprisoned in another's skin

It's no wonder that there was
No exchange between our eyes
And I don't know I don't know if this is
Something from which I can hide
Imprisoned in another's skin
Where are the seams to release me?
Track Name: Before You Speak
With these stones that have held me here, captive
Lying now in ruins
A cascade of memories surrounds me and now
I leave the chains behind me
Remembrance is never the same when we remove ourselves
When we’re removed from the shame

Before you say anything give me this time
To find the life that was caught in endless night
Before we speak let me please see clearly
And through the ashes I will awake

The regrets that have held me here,
captive Are now understood as a
mark of my humanity
And a sign to leave the chains behind

Before you say anything
Before you say anything give me this time
To find the life that was caught in endless night
Before we speak let me please see clearly
And through the ashes I will awake

Don't worry this will all be over shortly

Before you say anything
Before you say anything give me this time
To find the life that was caught in endless night
Before we speak let me please see clearly
And through the ashes I will awake
Track Name: Sign To Surrender
But empty was the night
When I met the edge of the earth
As the light stormed behind the clouds
With empty hands, I refuse to leave my very last hope
And the mirror's view, the rivaling truth

Is this a sign to surrender?
With a blindfold tied and just one round in the chamber
I think it's safe to say I've been
Stranded and left to search with no direction
And I can't help thinking that I am supposed to
Lose myself along the way
 
Why else would this take form in front of me
At this moment, on this night
Other than to hide what I have been searching for
These familiar forces have suddenly become strangers
In a world that I thought I once knew
 
Is this a sign to surrender?
With a blindfold tied and just one round in the chamber
I think it's safe to say I've been
Stranded and left to search with no direction
And I can't help thinking that I am supposed to
Lose myself along the way
 
In the glaring light at the edge of the earth
Forsaken by the world and sky
It occurred to me then
What a pleasure it would be to watch them
To watch them burn
Track Name: Bled Letter
Don't believe a word that you hear
I've written all that can be revealed
Don't let all be lost not having read
The words that through ink were bled

No longer do I see a monster in the mirror
When peeling the skin back, revealing a man 
Desperately awaiting his life’s past
I still can't allow her to see me this way

Don't believe a word that you hear
I've written all that can be revealed
Don't let all be lost not having read
The words that through ink were bled

For now my truth can only be written
If seen or spoken, I know that I'll lose her
So through ink I leave my penitence on paper
Just like giving blood but I'm bleeding out

I swear that I'll show my face when
I get it back
I swear that I'll show my face,
you'll see me again once I am whole
Track Name: In Focus
Dreams of distant memories
Coming now into focus
As the story of our lives meets the  big screen
Front row seats to our hollywood premiere
A lifetime dream
Captivates an audience of one
 
Finally reliving this tale for the first time 
Since I awoke to this terrible dream
 
For some reason I didn't see
The chapters lived most recently
Not that I am proud of them
I just find it odd that they're missing
Front row seats to our hollywood premiere
An audience of one
Desultory remembrance of our lives

The theater lights flash suddenly
As I open my eyes to leave
A different ending it may have been
But there is no time to waste
 
Finally reliving this tale for the first time 
Since I awoke to this terrible dream
Track Name: Reach The Edge [Feat. Aleka Farha]
Standing under a glaring moon and begging
Please come closer and share your reflections with us all
I’ve been lost in the world’s confessions
And in need of your guidance
And I know what has driven me
But is it time to let go?
 
‘cause I can’t breathe
I've reached the edge
And can't believe what it's come to
And that I've been left with nothing
From where we were to where I stand right now,
Its all been taken away
Now I can't breathe, now I can't keep
This from defeating me
 
Standing under a glaring moon and waiting
For a reason to believe that this all was meant to be
I’ve been lost in the world’s confessions
And in need of your guidance
And I know what has driven me
But is it time to let go?

‘cause I can’t breathe
I've reached the edge
I can't believe what it's come to
I've been left with nothing
From where we were to where I stand right now

‘cause I can’t breathe
I've reached the edge
And can't believe what it's come to
And that I've been left with nothing
From where we were to where I stand right now,
Its all been taken away
Now I can't breathe, now I can't keep
This from defeating me
Track Name: Nothing Else
Could we savor these early hours
If we’re speaking with our backs turned
To each other or are we here
Just to be alone?

I am right here in front of you
Why is it that you don’t speak
I rose from the hospital bed to find you in the city
But you look through me as if I’m a ghost
I’ve left the clues from our past
Yet the path you won’t follow
What more can I do to step into your view

Could we savor these early hours
If we’re speaking with our backs turned
To each other or are we here
Just to be alone?

There is nothing else
That I can say
It seems the memories have
Only remained with me

Was it the least of your worries that I arise
Without any scars from the wreck
I can’t bear to ask these questions
Since you don’t even seem to know my face
I’ve left the clues from our past
Yet the path you won’t follow
What more can I do
To step into your view

There is nothing else
That I can say
It seems the memories have
Only remained with me

So to the mirror I turn to see
Questioning my reflection
Never before was there a need to fear
So why is there one now?

There is nothing else
That I can say
It seems the memories have
Only remained with me
Track Name: Cleanse The Sky
Approaching the shore,
My questions still unanswered
Just like I should have before but this time with blood 
In my hands that paint the waves that pass by
A trail of guilt I'll forever leave behind
Every shade of the night washed away
Down to my blistered hands, 
Carrying the burns and the burdens of my guilt
Yet ready for the weight of redemption

Rising under the tide 
Lifted above my head, the waves to cleanse the sky
With all of my strength
I hope it's not too late to wash this guilt as far away as I can

Carrying the burns and burdens
of my guilt
Ready for the weight of
redemption
I'll hold on as long as I can if
even this ocean consumes me
Every shade of the night must return 
To the sky above me

Rising under the tide 
Lifted above my head, the waves to cleanse the sky
With all of my strength
I hope it's not too late to wash this guilt as far away as I can

The weight subsides as these waves become walls
In a moments rest on my shoulders
Then crashing down, every stone, every trace
Of imperfection, every fault exposed

Rising under the tide
Lifted above my head, the waves to cleanse the sky
Deliver us from the night
Track Name: Siren City
The sky hung low to the earth 
As if to tell me that I am not worthy
But I continued to search 
Clouds collecting in front of me 
Lightly flashing

And there you were, standing amongst
A silent crowd behind the gate
Can you not see me?

Distant sounds of sirens 
I know I'm in the right place
The point at which 
Everything seems to drift
The other way
But I am still holding on 
I am still holding on

And there you were, standing amongst
A silent crowd behind the gate
Can you not see me?
Can you not see me?
Track Name: Everyones Glowing Home
This wait has become so unbearable
And I fear that any longer may prove me unable
Months go by without answer
And still cannot the hour hand find its way
Has it all been forgotten?
Has it all been lost again?

The will escapes me
To stop the record from skipping
Each night, dancing
To broken rhythms of these questions

Atop the shards strewn across the floor,
Reflections of a truth to which I cannot describe
Still find a way to sink under my skin
Deeply, removed just to get a closer look inside
Makes me think that it's time I write to meet her
 
The moonlight seeping through the window
Over empty streets and glowing homes 
By the looks of the carpet map below
Where were you when I needed you most?
 
Has it all been forgotten? Has it all been lost again?

The will escapes me
To stop the record from skipping
Each night, dancing
To broken rhythms of these questions
The streets have emptied
And I have finally made up my mind
To take this one chance
To find her again
Track Name: Guide My Way
Risen from what felt like an eternity 
The uncertainty drives me to my feet
Carefully following the heals of my steps leading in
And I'll never turn back around

My deepest wounds will not heal
Until I know you're alive
Trusting in city lights
To guide my way

Distant is the path standing before that 
Of my convalescence; swept into darkness 
With the lights and the screams of the sirens

My deepest wounds will not heal
Until I know you're alive
Trusting in city lights
To guide my way
Track Name: Stranded In The Balcony
Into the storm I reached and disarmed
Before it could reach me
To prepare as if to flip down
The lightswitch to see
Securing the gaps in the sky
Unknowing that our own
Is sure to shatter
As the world blisters below
 
It was the greatest mistake
Though we didn't know it
Tearing the bolts from the sky
Towering above our horizon
Now our city is dark and dry

These defenses are strong
Yet unaware that revenge doesn't heal
And in the end, who strikes last
Is simply as powerless as the first

It was the greatest mistake
Though we didn't know it
Tearing the bolts from the sky
Towering above our horizon
Now our city is dark and dry
Now we must wait
Until our wounds have healed
 
I didn’t mean for it to be this way
A symphony without arms and
A theater empty while you're
Stranded in the balcony

Securing the gaps in the sky
Unknowing that our own is sure to shatter
As the world blisters below
 
It was the greatest mistake
Though we didn't know it
Tearing bolts from the sky
Towering above our horizon
Now our city is dark and dry
Now we must wait
Until our wounds have healed

Removing the storms
Before they could fall
Now it's just a matter of time
Before these acts will ruin us all
Now it's just a matter of time
Track Name: Fugue
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And when I finally
Pass through your gate
Avoiding the faces
Staring up at me
Expecting our eyes
To meet again
I met instead
Our names etched in stone