Born From Nothing (Single)

by I'll Be An Empire

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Debut single from the upcoming release, "Abiogenesis"

Recorded with In Motion Recordings
Artwork by Sigma Collective


Evolution sanctuary
Endless forms coincide and synchronize
Our experiment: to seed new life
On promising planets
Yours is not the first, won't be the last

We look back to a world bathed in flame
Devoid of empathy, torn asunder
Piece by piece

Left to our own devices
We chart our course to the nearest system
Motion sickness, disorientation
Aqueous slumber to ease my mind
Of the haunting memories,
We left them there to die
No one survived...

Spiraling outward
Extinction protocol engaged
Guilt and overwhelming stench of death
Regret and remorse, I confess

Bastard sons of the old world become the gods
Of unfamiliar realms we happened upon
A fortunate find for us
The assurance of our continuity
We will persevere

We set out to find a new world
Untouched, unaware of the atrocities
We set out to find a new world
Untouched, unaware of this imminent design
We materialize to unfold
By our own hands

"Eradication of disease,
Intellectual capacity increase"
The expedition cut short, loss of control
Loss of control

Breathe in, eyes closed
Dream of fresh air,
Mountains, roaring oceans
Our redemption
A journey home


released May 13, 2016



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I'll Be An Empire Atlanta, Georgia

Progressive/Hardcore band from Atlanta, GA

For fans of The Contortionist, Between the Buried and Me, TesseracT

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