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Dark Connection (2021)
Released: 29th of October 2021
Produced by Anton Kabanen
Recorded and mixed by Anton Kabanen at Sound Quest Studio
Mastered by Emil Pohjalainen at Amethyst Sound Productions
Cover artwork by Roman Ismailov
All photos by Jarmo Katila / Toni Kilpinen
* Cover songs
 Blade Runnerto top
Music: A. Kabanen
Lyrics: A. Kabanen
Smog-choked sprawling metropolis
Towers of fire and high-tech infinities
Plunge into neon idolatry
Serve the machine, surrender your empathy, oh yeah

The power-mad control
Our lives below

Blade Runner, more than meets the eye
Blade Runner, will refuse to die
Walking on the knife's edge
Searching for a light
A killer of his own kind

In the womb of a brave new humanity
Paranoia-imbued reality
Behold the cat and the mouse, now the game begins
Drenched in death and no one truly wins, no, no

In friendless solitude
Worn and abused

Blade Runner, more than meets the eye
Blade Runner, will refuse to die
Walking on the knife's edge
Searching for a light
A killer of his own kind

GTR SOLO – KASPERI
GTR SOLO – ANTON

Blade Runner, more than meets the eye
Blade Runner, will refuse to die
Walking on the knife's edge
Searching for a light
A killer of...

Blade Runner, more than meets the eye
Blade Runner, will refuse to die
Walking on the knife's edge
Searching for a light
A killer of his own kind
 Bella Donnato top
Music: A. Kabanen
Lyrics: A. Kabanen
Spellbound by the anacrusis of your song
The moment when the weak prey on the strong
This clandestine symphony intoxicates
Defenseless I remain before the first light breaks

I give in to the rhythm of passion
Like a wolf calling out to the moon
Synchronized in this amorous motion
Incandescently we bloom
Uncontrollable burning desire
Overwhelms until dawn do us part
Bella donna, you possess my restless heart

Dreamlike language, sinful musicality
Tasting the pristine discovery
My eyes touch you where my fingers feel your flow
Where the instruments of lust and love play their role

I give in to the rhythm of passion
Like a wolf calling out to the moon
Synchronized in this amorous motion
Incandescently we bloom
Uncontrollable burning desire
Overwhelms until dawn do us part
Bella donna, you possess my restless heart

GTR SOLO – KASPERI
GTR SOLO – ANTON

I give in to the rhythm of passion
Like a wolf calling out to the moon
Synchronized in this amorous motion
Incandescently we bloom
Uncontrollable burning desire
Overwhelms until dawn do us part
Bella donna, you possess my restless heart
 Highway To Marsto top
Music: A. Kabanen
Lyrics: A. Kabanen
Am I to carry on
With all that I run from
Life worth of agony
Such poignant memories
Anchored in solitude
My soul's a dolorous tune
But I'll catch the winds of change
Let go of yesterdays
A celestial escape

Highway to Mars
Under a million blazing stars
When love's afar
Beyond horizons
Forget the scars
Farewell to mother Earth as
Engines ignite
Tearing the skies
To Mars

Another tempest grows
Unexpected danger zone
The point of no return
She walks into my life
And lets the bullets fly

Highway to Mars
Under a million blazing stars
When love's afar
Beyond horizons
Forget the scars
Farewell to mother Earth as
Engines ignite
Tearing the skies
To Mars

GTR SOLO – ANTON

Farewell to mother Earth as
Engines ignite
Tearing the skies
To Mars

Highway to Mars
Under a million blazing stars
When love's afar
Beyond horizons
Forget the scars
Farewell to mother Earth as
Engines ignite
Tearing the skies

Highway to Mars
Under a million blazing stars
When love's afar
Beyond horizons
Forget the scars
Farewell to mother Earth as
Engines ignite
Tearing the skies
To Mars
 Hardcoreto top
Music: A. Kabanen
Lyrics: A. Kabanen
I explore bizarre desires incognito
Feed my suicidal libido
Posthuman parasite doll, fetish vehicle
Dark pleasure outside the comfort zone

I am the whiplash, you are the thunder
A primal hunger, now is the time
My kinda lady, silver and crazy
No room for maybes, we're partners in crime

Hardcore
Hardcore
Hardcore

Our private liberation of a lethal caress
Unsheathe your claws, my lioness
I delve into the center between your thighs
Insatiable demon undisguised

I am the whiplash, you are the thunder
A primal hunger, now is the time
My kinda lady, silver and crazy
No room for maybes, we're partners in crime

A fallen angel, sweet and pernicious
You're my delicious unholy wine
My kinda lady, silver and crazy
No room for maybes, we're partners in crime

GTR SOLO – ANTON

I am the whiplash, you are the thunder
A primal hunger, now is the time
My kinda lady, silver and crazy
No room for maybes, we're partners in crime

A fallen angel, sweet and pernicious
You're my delicious unholy wine
My kinda lady, silver and crazy
No room for maybes, we're partners in crime

Hardcore
Hardcore
Hardcore
 One Night In Tokyoto top
Music: A. Kabanen
Lyrics: A. Kabanen
Dangerous attraction
Femme fatale in action
The most beautiful mistake of my life
She's a neon flower
Pure seduction power

One night in Tokyo
One night worth all my love

Willfully blindfolded
Mesmerized on this bed
When you touch me I am where love is born
Feverish desire
Getting high on each other

One night in Tokyo
One night worth all my love
My love

GTR SOLO – KASPERI

One night in Tokyo
One night worth all my love

One night in Tokyo
One night worth all my love
My love
 Moonlight Rendezvousto top
Music: A. Kabanen
Lyrics: A. Kabanen
Half-dead in the wasteland of steel and cement
Like a failed experiment
Hunted by a sunless city that never sleeps
Neon reapers rake the streets
Dreaming of a past I may have never had
Everything was false and planned
Aching, just a wind-up toy designed to feel
But the tears are real

I'm a phantom of flesh and fantasy
A machine with a soul in agony
Is there anything left to save of me
Be my remedy
All I want is to feel your love break through
Every piece of my heart belongs to you
With a kiss we will paint a flawless view
Of a moonlight rendezvous

Find me naked in my virgin misery
Like an unplayed melody
Save me, come close and whisper my true name
And become all soothing rain
Touch me like no one's touched me before
In the deep of a cold heart's core
Love me even if it's going to make a crime
We've crossed the line

I'm a phantom of flesh and fantasy
A machine with a soul in agony
Is there anything left to save of me
Be my remedy
All I want is to feel your love break through
Every piece of my heart belongs to you
With a kiss we will paint a flawless view
Of a moonlight rendezvous

GTR SOLO – KASPERI
GTR SOLO – ANTON

I'm a phantom of flesh and fantasy
A machine with a soul in agony
Is there anything left to save of me
Be my remedy
All I want is to feel your love break through
Every piece of my heart belongs to you
With a kiss we will paint a flawless view
Of a moonlight...

I'm a phantom of flesh and fantasy
A machine with a soul in agony
Is there anything left to save of me
Be my remedy
All I want is to feel your love break through
Every piece of my heart belongs to you
With a kiss we will paint a flawless view
Of a moonlight rendezvous
 Revengeance Machineto top
Music: A. Kabanen
Lyrics: A. Kabanen
Hardwired to the mainframe, all systems are seized
A murderous plan is conceived
A sentient virus obsessed with revenge
Until it's completed this terror won't end

High-tech sorcery, demon circuitry
Revengeance machine
Still not dead enough, cybernetic wrath
Revengeance machine

Havoc and madness, the end of control
Concrete Goliath must fall
The death knell is sounding the phantom's call
Collateral victims mean nothing at all

Warning!

High-tech sorcery, demon circuitry
Revengeance machine
Still not dead enough, cybernetic wrath
Revengeance machine

GTR SOLO – KASPERI

A ghoul in the matrix uploading reprisal

High-tech sorcery, demon circuitry
Revengeance machine
Still not dead enough, cybernetic wrath
Revengeance machine

High-tech sorcery, demon circuitry
Revengeance machine
Still not dead enough, cybernetic wrath
Revengeance, revengeance machine
 Dark New Worldto top
Music: A. Kabanen
Lyrics: A. Kabanen
Steel empire and arenas of violence
Cries of help, left to die in the silence
Evil ones claim the throne, total carnage rages uncaged
Morbid freaks run the show and I'm bound to engage
With God damn...

Sodom and Gomorrah, revolting vermin legions everywhere
Rotten super-egos praise this dark new world
Sightless to the monster because your mirror's black forevermore
Never stop the madness in this dark new world

You impregnate fragile minds in a frenzy of perpetual rape
Breeding filth that you force everyone to accept and tolerate
I detest, I resist, and I spit on your crimes, you subhuman whores
Boiling with blood and bile I'm declaring a war
On your...

Sodom and Gomorrah, revolting vermin legions everywhere
Rotten super-egos praise this dark new world
Sightless to the monster because your mirror's black forevermore
Never stop the madness in this dark new world

GTR SOLO – KASPERI
GTR SOLO – ANTON

Sodom and Gomorrah, revolting vermin legions everywhere
Rotten super-egos praise this dark new world
Sightless to the monster because your mirror's black forevermore
I will fight the madness of this dark new world
Hell on earth, dark new world, oh yeah
 To The Last Drop Of Bloodto top
Music: A. Kabanen
Lyrics: A. Kabanen
Sinking deep into a nameless nightmare
Shrouded in eldritch mystery
Hostile age governed by twisted angels
My thousand-year-long enemies

Don the armor, settle the score
Hyper violent, human no more
Manifesting utterly boundless force
To the last drop of blood
Battle prowess, way of the sword
Second to none, never conformed
Galloping Death, ultimate King of War
To the last drop of blood

Consumed by the arcane black steel of madness
Ageless skull and hate prevail
Eyes like torches glow with divination
Like a fearless hellwind I assail

Don the armor, settle the score
Hyper violent, human no more
Manifesting utterly boundless force
To the last drop of blood
Battle prowess, way of the sword
Second to none, never conformed
Galloping Death, ultimate King of War
To the last drop of blood

GTR SOLO – KASPERI
GTR SOLO – ANTON

Don the armor, settle the score
Hyper violent, human no more
Manifesting utterly boundless force
To the last drop of blood
Battle prowess, way of the sword
Second to none, never conformed
Galloping Death, ultimate King of War
To the last drop, last drop of blood
 Broken Survivorsto top
Music: A. Kabanen
Lyrics: A. Kabanen
The wound in my heart
The guilt in my soul
Ill patrons of grief
A chapter now closed
Demise of a dream
No hope, no belief

I'm facing my past tonight
A friend lost in darkness
Your hate, my confusion
The crossing of blades
Unifies our fates

How can our love be wrong
No it can't be
Something that feels so strong
Melting two hearts of stone
Broken survivors on their own

With scorn in your eyes
You scream at my soul
The future is slain
Tear open the seams
To make me undone
And crown me with blame

Exhausted beyond despair
Relinquish your anguish unto me
Through harrowing pain
We're beginning to yearn
For the touch that burns

How can our love be wrong
No it can't be
Something that feels so strong
Facing a perfect storm
Broken survivors, lovers torn

GTR SOLO – KASPERI

Ten thousand more nights with you
Believe in the feeling
A passion that was never meant to be ours
Yet it overpowersv
So how can our love be wrong
How can our love be wrong
No it can't be
Something that feels so strong
Melting two hearts of stone
Broken survivors on their own

How can our love be wrong
No it can't be
Something that feels so strong
Facing a perfect storm
Broken survivors, lovers torn
Fate forlorn
 My Dystopiato top
Music: A. Kabanen
Lyrics: A. Kabanen
This is our last mile together
Immortal love's suicide
A death that lasts forever
The price of the self-crucified

I've turned my back on the purest of heart
Summoned the beast out of the dark
Cruelly denied and betrayed all that ever was
Between our worlds

I am a ghost of sorrow
And from deep shadows I still see
My beautiful dystopia
Covered in black dust of you and me

Great Armageddon, come now, claim my heart
Unbreakable's falling apart
Dead to it all, touched alone by the howling winds
Of my dystopia

Virgin to the filth of this world
Voice of innocence, undisturbed
All in yesterday, now there's only cold

I'm the fire that lost its flames
Lifeless ocean without waves
But I'll raise a smile on my face once more
And let the memories cascade

Great Armageddon, come now, claim my heart
Unbreakable's falling apart
Dead to it all, I am gone with the aeon winds
Of my dystopia

My dystopia
 Battle Hymn *to top
Music: Joey DeMaio and Ross Friedman
Lyrics: Joey DeMaio and Ross Friedman
 They Don't Care About Us *to top
Music: Michael Jackson
Lyrics: Michael Jackson