Local Dogs

by Doctor Cyclops

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Steve Rodger This is fucking tremendous !! So many great riffs that weave a tapestry of many threads. Unquestionably my download of the week ... Favorite track: Druid Samhain (feat. Bill Steer).
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1.
03:48
The heat of the blaze Had scorched the rose Pinned in her braid The same fate befell The fresh carnation Subject to mind control By a man with a silver nose Two daughters Left their home To run into the gates of hell, Grim hell!! Then the time came when The third daughter was Pure jasmine dew The stranger man Enumerates moons She couldn’t know That he had been bewitched Who’s gonna draw us out of hell? Surrounded by flames In the castle of broken hearts You’ll recive the master key to every room But if the flower withers Reality is revealed… and damns you All alone, his charm fed by the grace of evil Can he stand the promises that he made? Ashen face His cloven hooves step on the ground If you know what this means You’ve seen Lucifer in your yard Running back from the land Of crooked skeletons
2.
04:14
Oh, my mind’s obsessed And I must have been infected Sorcerer’s black magic flexed From asteroids these eggs rejected! From the sands behind my back A thousand flies ready to fly and crop the sky I’ve seen them walking by lysergic skies unreal The painful colour of my soulful touch was real Revolution in the minds of these people waiting for a sign Reckon with illusions coming from the future Radiation feeds the pain Cancer growing changes DNA They all regret what they didn’t do and fucked up the evolution Oh Lord I’m sure an insectum arose from my bed The guy with a misty eye was running yards of tear-stained miles with fear The lonesome death could wait For his handsome grove to rear.
3.
In time we’re stuck like standing still Just like if it was frozen But when we find ourselves awake Then nothing will have changed It’s hard to push the fire down When the flame is getting higher Beneath the shade my fears run free They’re coming down like stardust That rises from the depth To bring forth a star Refused and neglected Where a star blew may a star no more. Yes I am here again My demon I surrender Helpless, naked, piping loud Like a fiend hid in a cloud It rises from the depth To bring forth a star Refused and neglected Where a star blew may a star no more. You’re dancing like a dead star Black night will guard the secret A white glove into darkness The only sign of passing If you’ll walk my love into the dead of me Will you tell real flowers from what is vain? There’s a bit of obscurity so you’ve got to beware But I hope and I pray and I struggle for you to dare.
4.
05:13
I’ve been stepping out from darkness Lead by the will of a magnetic sun And as the war rears people sharpness Great the pain dooms the world I’ve been coming out from darkness Inspired by raindrops of gold And as the war rears people sharpness Great the pain dooms the world Little drops of rainbow crop the sun Lead by a source of inspiration The less you get the more you own Now you deal with your frustration I’ve been through love and expectations The passion shards control your mind Lost in the garden I found salvation The silence spoke with ancient rhymes It will be there when all the stars start falling Down where the rainbow plants his seeds When something good is gonna up and leave you With just the ashes of your dreams Oh Epicurus from the stars It comes from Venus or from Mars? The way of leaving, I can see the ladder It’s hanging over a plane blues sea.
5.
I was nearly near to despair In a wall of misery I fight Innocence was just a river That brings you down to hell On the road to Peactopia I could hardly remember my name Mesmerized by a witch that healed my pain This life I chose seems a hellish trail Blades from a Fortune Land And wheels of sweet pleasure Are sinking in the mire Awaiting our final deal Love has spread his crimson shades With frozen lips Now, forgotten by time His sphere will open but not for you! To Love means override fear!
6.
06:23
Black spider on the wall observes the great King Midas Sea serpent wraps around the throne and stares at King Midas Grim rats now batter doors to celebrate King Midas White eyes behind the gates, filled with lust! King Midas hides down by the lake For his desires who’s to blame? You grind your blade against these hills of foggy walls The shapes behind your back now feed themselves Hole of joy! Catching you, now your ghosts are gonna stay they’ll see you through Polymorphic mirrors made a slave of you You’re lost! The torturers are claiming their uncared-for servants His gift of gold condemning him to starve King Midas crawling on the floor aganist King Midas His realm of trash is just a pool of ash!
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8.
Unknown origin from a land of frost and fire Came to the point when wonder passed the truth by Leave that behind and cross the river reaching forests
 To sell the druid the remainder of your sins. They lift the pyre, now that shadows twin with darkness And from the light of fire the pattern comes to heart Don’t find yourself alone or this night might be your tomb The rite begins when torches raise their lights high The king himself subjects his power to the season, From catacombs the deads now rise and walk by Great Sabbath for the witches, they spin and cast their spells The rural people do not dare to step outside the doors because of Rituals by Druid Samhain It happens once a year when life's turning over When fairies paint the leaves of yellow and red
 This timeless time brings forth the rulers of the rulers They gather round and set the pace side by side As they approach the sacred grove with their procession Like death's cold hand when comes and takes by surprise The Sabbath of the witches will cast its evil spells The rural people do not dare to step outside doors because of Rituals by Druid Samhain Black robed winter came On white horses then it faded
 Faithful maiden in a fateful night
preserved her love from dirty games
 Hazel tree leads to the well Where water witches wear pale masks
 Creatures of blue lights, Halo of glow-worms in the night!
9.
06:44
We keep rolling though we know death As we’ve been mesmerized And this wicked cosmic soul Slowly in greed it dies I hear the human voices They spread their ingrained words While idols raise like ghosts In their eyes recklesness We fight this sadness with the same cries that make it real No religion teaches this: nobody cares about you And so without a soul This world in greed it lives Just as insensitive as steel That’s what we are… I’ve seen mankind acrawling Sacrificing lambs In the name of some lost gods That blindly rule us. We fight this sadness with the cries that make it real No religion teaches this: nobody cares about you
10.

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Recorded in the UK and produced by James Atkinson, with the fair featuring of the Lord of Riffs Mr Bill Steer (Carcass, Firebird, Gentlemans Pistols), Local Dogs is an explosive mixture of seventies heavy rock, New Wave of British Heavy Metal and obscure doomy sabbath-style stuff ready to take you back to the spirit of a different era. Groovy riffs and gloomy paths coming straight from the woods give you the impression that the epic saga of the Seventies ended up in something different than a fleeting reflection of the past. If you like the early Deep Purple groove, try to imagine it mixed with the bluesy Graveyard mood played by Cathedral jamming on Budgie's tunes in Witchfinder General's practice room: then you should be close to realize the spirit and the power of this record. In this contest the featuring of Bill Steer (Carcass, Firebird, Gentlemans Pistols) on lead guitar just tastes like the cherry on top of a tempting cake.

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released March 31, 2017

Christian Draghi - guitars and vocals
Francesco Filippini - bass
Alessandro Dallera - drums

Bill Steer - guitar solos on "Stardust" and "Druid Samhain"
Enzo Draghi - hammond organ on "Stanley the Owl"
Rob Last - hammond organ on "Witch's Tale"
James Atkinson - backing vocals, here and there
Steve Lloyd - lyrics of "Stanley The Owl"

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Doctor Cyclops Bosmenso Superiore, Italy

Doctor Cyclops is a seventies-styled power trio playing heavy rock music inspired by a vintage sound, eldest son of glorious Balck Sabbath and of other more underground heroes from the 70ies and early 80ies such as Sir Lord Baltimore, Captain Beyond or Witchfinder General. Even more modern references are warm-vintage styled ones: Witchcraft, Cathedral, Spiritual Beggars just to say some. ... more

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