SHADOW

by Terminatryx

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The long awaited new studio album by Cape Town-based female-fronted Alternative / Metal / Industrial-Rock band TERMINATRYX was released 04/04/14.
(Terminatryx pronounced: "Terminaytricks")

"Shadow" music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTvk-7Zz5rc

Never ones to follow convention, with Terminatryx entering its 12th year, the new album takes the band into yet another realm (following their self-titled debut album; its full remixed version incl. international & local remixers; the Kopskoot! heavy Afrikaans compilation; and the Terminatryx DVD featuring the classic silent vampire film Nosferatu with a new original soundtrack).
This Flamedrop Production was produced by Terminatryx co-founder Paul Blom and the renowned Theo Crous - the duo wanted to add a new dimension of sonic force, yet not diminish the potential accessibility of the songs.
With lead vocalist Sonja Ruppersberg having an equal hand in writing this album’s songs with Paul, her emotional perspective added a great deal to expanding the scope of the new songs that are filled with energy, passion and a drive to transcend the mundane.

Known for being guitarist in bands like Springbok Nude Girls and K.O.B.U.S., and producing acts like Van Coke Kartel, Prime Circle, Parlotones and Dan Patlansky, Theo Crous delved into his heavier roots with this production alongside Paul.
Theo also mixed the “Shadow” album and by recording at his Belville Studios, a warmer analog element was added to the previous digitally dominated recording process of Terminatryx.

In-studio photo gallery at www.terminatryx.com/gallery2013_studio.html

The album will be available on CD as well as reputed digital download locations.

TERMINATRYX is:
Sonja Ruppersberg - Lead & Backing Vocals
Paul Blom - Guitars, Bass, Programming, Drums, Synths, Backing Vocals
Patrick Davidson - Guitar
Ronnie Belcher - Drums

Special guest artists appearing on the TERMINATRYX "Shadow" album include:
FRANCOIS VAN COKE (Van Coke Kartel / Fokofpolisiekar) – gang backing vocals on "Holy"
HEIKE LANGHANS (Draconian - Sweden) - co-vocals on "Outcast"
FRANCOIS BLOM (K.O.B.U.S. / V.O.D) – gang backing vocals on "Holy"
MATTHIJS VAN DIJK (Makabra Ensemble) - violin & orchestration on "The Outcast"
DICCON HARPER (V.O.D / Dragonforce / Pagan Altar) - bass guitar on "Holy"
CRAIG VEE - lead guitar on "Medusa"

The striking "Shadow" cover art and photography was executed by long-time Terminatryx collaborator Dr-Benway.

Several music videos are in pre-production and will be completed across the next few months, aiming to match the stellar productions Terminatryx followers have grown accustomed to. See the album's first music video (for the title track) at www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTvk-7Zz5rc
More will be posted at www.youtube.com/Terminatryx

Several media features (incl. a Kultür Magazine and Sunday Independent cover feature, loads of reviews) and recent press can be accessed at www.terminatryx.com/TXpress.htm (with more coverage in Playboy South Africa, Underground Press and more).

Find Terminatryx on-line at:
Official: www.terminatryx.com
Like: www.facebook.com/Terminatryx
Follow: www.twitter.com/Terminatryx
Listen & Buy: www.terminatryx.bandcamp.com
Watch: www.youtube.com/Terminatryx

TERMINATRYX is proudly associated with: Paul Bothner Music, WildFire Body Piercing, New Rock Shoes, WildFire Tattoos, Cosmesis & Masque, Wolf Clothing, Sailor Jerry

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released April 4, 2014

a Flamedrop Production C + P 2014
Produced by Paul Blom & Theo Crous
Mixed by Theo Crous
Engineered by Theo Crous & Paul Blom
Assistant Engineer: Devon Swart
Additional ProTools editing: Werner Von Waltzleben
Executive Producers: Sonja Ruppersberg & Paul Blom
Mastered by Rogan Kelsey (Kelsey Mastering)
Recorded in Cape Town, South Africa at Bellville Studios and Flamedrop Productions (2013)

TERMINATRYX is :
Sonja Ruppersberg - lead & backing vocals
Paul Blom - guitars, bass, programming, drums, synths, backing vocals
Patrick Davidson - guitar
Ronnie Belcher - drums

Special Guests :
Francois Breytenbach Blom & Francois Van Coke - additional gang backing vocals on HOLY
Heike Langhans - backing vocals on OUTCAST
Diccon Harper - bass guitar on HOLY
Matthijs Van Dijk - violin & orchestration on OUTCAST
Craig Vee - lead guitar on MEDUSA
Additional programming, orchestration, choirs, loops by Theo Crous

Cover design & photography by Dr-Benway (www.HelicopterDesign.co.za)
Cover concept by Sonja, Paul & Dr-Benway
Terminatryx logos & layout by Paul Blom

Terminatryx Bookings / Press / General Inquiries: info@flamedrop.com
Physical CDs & DVDs: www.oneworld.co.za
Digital Downloads at Bandcamp and other reputed stores
T-shirts & Merchandise: www.flamedrop.com/merch

TERMINATRYX would like to thank: Our families, friends, extended family & supporters around the world (especially those who stuck with us through the first 12 years). Theo & the Crouses, Dr-Benway, Francois B, Heike, Francois VC, Diccon, Craig, Chris (Industriezone). Sailor Jerry Rum, Paul Bothner Music, WildFire Body Piercing, WildFire Tattoos CT, Wolf Clothing, Point Blanc Event Tech Solutions. Live venues & bands we’ve performed with. Marnus & Cabal Media. Robin, the Ogdens & Black Ink Promo. Our Makabra Ensemble family: Fuzzy, Sean & Matthijs. Cosmesis. Rui DeSouza & ENT. Clinton, Daleen and all at Cosmesis and Masque.
And our IndieGoGo funders for helping us to lighten the load: Vaughan Hyman, Deon & Lucian Smit, Joan Blom, Willie Van Zyl, Amanda Els, Eileen Burgess, Blaise & Cader Sheasby-Khan, Makiko Ideta, Stephane Bourque, Isolde Bayliss, Thomas Dorman, Este Kira, Rudolf Vavruch, Carine Engelbrecht, Coenie & Trudy Ruppersberg, Frederic Gogniat, David Torr, Ric Shields, Nirvana Naidoo, Jacques van Heerden, Sven Oberg, Donna-Jane Downie, Lenore Scheepers, Phillip Fourie, Elizabeth Down, Slippery Lyzard, Maria Olsen, Cuan Knaggs, Rian Botha, Nic Kotze, Dave Stewart-Candy

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Terminatryx Cape Town, South Africa

TERMINATRYX (pronounced: "Terminaytricks") is a rare and unique sight & sound on the South African music scene (and Africa as a whole), its exciting musical approach setting it apart from most, and defying expectations.
With a dark blend of female-fronted Alternative / Industrial / Metal / Rock flavours, Terminatryx is an anomaly with an unexpected and invigorating sound.
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Track Name: Metropolis
No lyrics
Track Name: Holy
TERMINATRYX - HOLY

Lay the blame - it's the easiest position
Pre-conceptions lead to narrow definitions
Your interpretations are all written down in stone
Ignorance in numbers - a Dystopia of drones

(Chorus)
Continue the same old song
Don't care if the words can harm
The lyrics will hit the spot
Fuel for the murder plot
Labeled mysterious, dark, evil and serious
Burn witches at the stake
Holy is the new fake

Just be a part of the general condition
Part of the flock with the same old disposition
Suffer the pain of human pre-condition
Sadly a part of the previous edition

(Chorus)

Lay the blame it's the easiest position
Preconceptions lead to narrow definitions
Your interpretations are all written down in stone
Ignorance in numbers - a Dystopia of drones

(Chorus)

Holy is the new fake
Track Name: Scars
TERMINATRYX - SCARS

Let the pain subside
And the memories fade
Let the trauma divide
The price that you paid

Blades and fire - Bullets and wire
Broken glass - Etched remnants from your past

(Chorus)
The scars on your skin
Are so much harder to hide
Than the ones within
The marks on your soul
Multiply inside
Lose your grip and your hold

Physical torture - Mental abuse
Self-mutilation - War wounds you did not choose

Don't lose control
Hold on, hold on

The scars on your skin
Are so much harder to hide
Than the ones within
The stars will begin
To align in your eyes
Just as all hope dies

Torn to pieces, accidental
Fists and nails, boots and teeth
Compassion failed, not incidental
Degrading words, bring you to your knees

Sadistic - Masochistic
By another's hand - Or your own

Don't lose control
Hold on, move on

(Chorus)

The damage may be healed,
But the memories, can still remain
Each nerve ending and emotion feels
But you can rise, above the pain

Let the pain subside
And the memories fade
Let the trauma divide
The price that you paid

(Chorus)
Track Name: Masjien
TERMINATRYX - MASJIEN (Afrikaans) - see English below

(Chorus)
Die Masjien marsjeer
Deur die land
Veslind, verskeur
Verwoes, verbrand
 
Gebore uit gemak
Gemaak om ons te dien
Die mensdom het verswak
Opstand van Masjien
 
Meganiese revolusie
Metaal verwoes die vlees
Jou drome net illusie
Jou wêreld nou net vrees

(Chorus)
 
Die ratte draai nou sonder end
Te laat om dit te keer
Die aarde permanent geskend
Masjien nou in beheer
 
Die slaaf is nou die meester
Die skepper ‘n dienaar
Die sonlig word nou duister
Devolusie openbaar
 
(Chorus)
Die Masjien marsjeer…


Translated lyrics: MACHINE

The Machine marches
Across the land
Devours, Tears
Destroys, Burns

Born from comfort
Built to serve us
Mankind has weakened
Rise of the Machine!

Mechanical revolution
Metal destroys the flesh
Your dreams mere illusion
Your world is now just Fear

The Machine marches
Across the land
Devours, Tears
Destroys, Burns

The gears turn without end
Too late to make it cease
The earth permanently scarred
Machine now in charge

The slave is now the master
The creator the servant
The sunlight turns to darkness
Devolution revelation

The Machine marches
Across the land
Devours, Tears
Destroys, Burns
The Machine marches
Track Name: Shadow
TERMINATRYX - SHADOW

I know you well - my other side
I am the light in which you hide
You dare to find my inner mind

(Chorus)
Shadow of my soul, evil is your goal,
I can't come back, I’ve gone too far
There’s no return, my soul to burn
 
(Chorus)
 
And in between - our worlds collide
I’m stranded here, I’m on your side
There’s no return - eternal night
 
(Chorus)
Track Name: Gone
TERMINATRYX - GONE

Standing right here
Was the last time I saw you
And waiting right here
Is the last thing I'll do for you

Go I will go and I'll never return
Go I will go - I am gone

All of this time passing
I can't remember
Why I would let these things
Decide my next move

Go I will go and I'll never return
Go I will go - I am gone

I have waited - For so long
I have hated - But now, I'll go

I left this place now and I can’t see my way
Out of this confusion and out of these shackles
That you gave to me, and I've carried your cross
Go I will go - I have gone

I have waited - For so long
I have hated - But now, I'll go

With no more tears that are left 
To be cried for you
So far away
It's the last time I'll bleed for you

Go I will go and I'll never return
Go I will go, I am gone
Track Name: Purifire
TERMINATRYX - PURIFIRE

I am the PuriFire, I will make you burn
No more will you conspire, each one will get their turn
With a tongue of flame, I will strip your skin
Beaten at your own game, as you pay for your sins
 
Flagrant violations
Every chance you get
Continued indiscretions
Seems like you’ve lost your bet
 
Should you go chasing dragons
Then expect to get burnt
A lesson too late is one
That will remain unlearnt
 
Enter your purgatory
Made by your own hand
You’ll blaze eternally
No use to make a stand
 
I am the PuriFire
 
Treat all around you like trash
Self-centered narcissist
Soon you’re reduced to ash
As your own catalyst
 
You ask where is forgiveness
There will be none for you
Succumb to your own weakness
Your nightmare has come true
 
I am the PuriFire, I will make you burn
No more will you conspire, each one will get their turn
With a tongue of flame, I will strip your skin
Beaten at your own game, now your pain begins
Track Name: Nothing
TERMINATRYX - NOTHING

All these places - Saddened faces
Finally I have seen, a world not meant for me
Nothing will live

All these spaces - Empty graces
Gestures in nothingness, grey and emotionless
No one will give

But I'm strong, I am strong - I'll go on.
I'll go on, I'll go on - For how long

Pained frustrations - Strained relations
Just look the other way, as long as you're okay
Nothing's amiss

Rusted cages - Empty pages
Is this the way to live - To hate and not forgive
Nothing can live

But I'm strong, I am strong - I was wrong
I'll go on, I'll go on - Not for long
Track Name: Outcast
No lyrics
Track Name: Medusa
TERMINATRYX - MEDUSA

I’ve been waiting for this
Creature from the dark
I’ve been tempting, trying,
Looking for its mark

So evasive, playing with fire
I will find her, I won’t tire
For my creature from the dark

I’ve been hoping but these feelings are so stark
I’ve been blindly finding reasons not to guard

So alluring, can’t stop wanting
I can’t stop this seed I’m planting
For my creature from the dark
  
(Chorus)
Look away her hatred’s lurking
She’s been lost and she’s been hurting
She will turn your heart to stone
Entombed, her eyes are all you know
Look away now it’s too late
Her reflection turns to hate
She will turn you into stone
Entombed, her eyes are all you know
 
I’ve been waiting for this
Creature from the dark
I’ve been tempting, trying,
Looking for its mark

So evasive, playing with fire
I will find her, I won’t tire
For my creature from the dark
 
I’ve been hoping but these feelings are so stark
I’ve been blindly finding reasons not to guard
So alluring, can’t stop wanting
I can’t stop this seed I’m planting
For my creature from the dark

(Chorus)

I’ve been searching for this
Creature from the dark
Track Name: Shadow (Industriezone Remix)
TERMINATRYX - SHADOW

I know you well - my other side
I am the light in which you hide
You dare to find my inner mind

(Chorus)
Shadow of my soul, evil is your goal,
I can't come back, I’ve gone too far
There’s no return, my soul to burn
 
(Chorus)
 
And in between - our worlds collide
I’m stranded here, I’m on your side
There’s no return - eternal night
 
(Chorus)