What We Were - What We Are - What We Will Be

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released October 20, 2016

Produced, engineered and mixed by Julian Blanco
Vocals recorded at Cerebro Studios, Almeria (Spain)
Guitars, bass and synths recorded at Sonic House, London (UK)
Drums recorded by Boris Le Gal at Press Play Studio, London (UK)
Additional production at Soho Sonic, London (UK)
Mastered by Acle Kahney at 4D Sounds
Album illustration and layout by Eddie Mendoza

Female vocals on Ghost Eyes by Ishani Chakravarty
Guest vocals on Betta Splendens by Jon Howard
Piano on Cryogenics and How To Find the Next Link by Axel Lang
Moral support by Kjartan Guðmundsson, Marco Marin and Andrea Cardenas

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Nexus Almería, Spain

Born under the unforgiving sun of Almería, Spain, Nexus is a modern heavy metal band that mixes the attack and catchiness of melodic death metal bands of the early 2000s with modern progressive sensibilities resulting in an eclectic yet uncompromising sonic assault that merges evocative electronics with crushing downtuned riffing. ... more

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Track Name: Ex-Human
How I've come this far I don't know
I never ask for this in the first place
What we've done wrong
I would like to know

I've been through all paths
I've become everything
Made every possible choice
Flying on golden wings

My intentions were pure, but beware of what you wish
Come on this journey with me through time and reality

The absolution is taking us to the end
But still we're searching for a sign
Dead pale grey sky announcing the fall of men
The fall of men

Embrace vanity, boost your ego
Become the hunt of perfection
Flood your brain with information
Cheap words with nothing really to say

Reset the values, improve your beliefs
Get amplified with great machinery
Inject your soul with self destruction
Just forget about your fucking personality

Far behind on the way I left my humanity
I look deep into the mirror but I don't recognize what I see

What we were, what we are, what we will be
Through time, and space….
Track Name: 1 Am Number 2
I am still the boy that I used to be
I don’t lend the things that I want
The mirror tells me that I'm right
It doesn’t matter how the years pass by
Follow the naivety way wondering why…..

Growing up tastes like I have betrayed my dreams again
The stars are saying: set yourself free and walk with me

I wont pretend to be a different entity
A lifetime in the shadows hiding like a ghost

I wont pretend I’m strong
I wont hide myself when I cry
Deep inside I have a giant soul
And you will choose the true side

Growing up tastes like I have betrayed my dreams again
The stars are saying: set yourself free and walk with me

Surrounded by burning ambition
I see myself amplified
My heart pumps with no attrition
Ignite my desire

Growing up tastes like I am betraying my dreams again
The stars are saying: set yourself free and walk with me

I miss that paradise
Immune to earthquakes and floods
Where doors were open
And you were someone I used to trust

When I could look into your eyes

Where is my generation?
That one who believed in ideals of hope
The world that we used to know
Is fading away
As I'm taking off my mask
And becoming the one I'm supposed to be

Bastard!! You're poisoning my dreams
Bastard!! Taking my self-steam

I am the number 2
Now you see myself through my eyes, through my soul
I'm not the lucky one

But you will choose the true side, where to fight
Your dreams will show you the way
Now you say, you want to stay?
Or do you want to run away?
Away……
Track Name: Vanishing Points
Walking embraced to the shadows
Some of them just kick you out
They abscond when you offer your fire
Don't follow them

They're still in the ground
You'll see how fast the peaks are crossed
The horizon makes you sink down
If you stay with me

We will cross the sky
Find ourselves at the end
We'll forgive our scars
Take them away

The longest line ends in your fear
The vanishing points let you forbid

Rise up, rise up
Tear down the streetlights
Fuel your flame and flash
Run out, run out
Escape through the lines that fade
Making the way for shunt

Rise up, there is nothing left under your feet
It's time to change
Run out, because the new way you are
Will break the way

The mixture of colours turns up
Giving a sense for the emptiness

We were betrayed by the roots that link the equilibrium
Between holding you down and making you feel out of gravity

The longest line ends in your fear
The vanishing points let you forbid
Track Name: Cryogenics
I wanna testify myself
to analyse all the reasons
Why should I belong (if I should belong...)

I do not criticise, every fiction is shown
Like spectres extending their hands…
Extending their claws

This world hasn't got the hero is hoped
You sold your soul and are willing to sell mine

I just stay, I just stay, I just stay
But with wide eyes
I listen, I listen, no answer, no answer...

I can see from the sky
The exception is hidden under some desert plains
I wanna break inside again
I hate the manner you treat our divine and pretended linkage

This world hasn't got the hero is hoped
You sold your soul and are willing to sell mine

I wanna testify myself
To analyse all the reasons
Why should I belong (if I should belong)
I wanna ask myself again
If I gather the reasons, if it's time to return
It's time to return...
Track Name: How To Find the Next Link
It's not the feats he achieve
It's the feats he makes
And the opportunities that he creates
He is not a man, he is a sea
He is evolution
Break the past, create out of nothingness

What we are, what it means
We don't understand
And yet, we think we'll live forever
We've lost our purpose
We're stuck
Lying to ourselves

Broken in your vanity
Swimming in denied dreams
You want to achieve greatness
But through greed and misery

Man's greatness lies in being a bridge and not a goal
But he collapsed on to its own ocean
You, cannot get into his stride anymore
But he collapsed
And now he is just waiting you to fall
Track Name: The Cold Side of The Burning
I want to destroy our future
Cause I can't forgive our past
I throw my bag of broken promises
Into the maze of nothingness

Try to cipher the puzzle, the reason why
I'm turning the faces of rubik
Try to fill up the abyss, the void within
Try to pretend that we are not lost

Yesterday what I needed was feel my warmth, safety and
get closer your affection, fill up my heart and share with you
My wants are now puzzle by
Sadness - sorrow
The monotony with no sense to fight for

Yesterday what I needed was feel my warmth, safety and
get closer your affection, fill up my heart and share with you

I nail our fear

My demands are clear
When I break through the fear
No matter how strong is my fever
If comes the time I hold strong my sword
If you appear

Sadness - sorrow
The monotony with no sense to fight for

Yesterday what I needed was feel my warmth, safety and
get closer your affection, fill up my heart and share with you
My wants are now puzzle by
Sadness - sorrow
The monotony with no sense to fight for
Track Name: The Lamp and the Genie
Picture yourself in a boat in a river
Build some castles just moving a finger

Start creating as a magnificent
At the fountain

I will not point out who created this bubble
Keep blowing, we're feeling bigger
Nobody can't whiter this flower
Scarcity of repentance
My eyes sting every time I stare the wire spark


Act as a minimalist
But only for thinking big
Style many items
Decode to the smallest detail

In the holes of your grey matter
In the holes
Of your grey matter

I will not point out who created this bubble
Keep blowing, we're feeling bigger
Nobody can't whiter this flower
Scarcity of repentance
My eyes sting every time I stare...

Those who created the lamp and the genie
Did not take into account that was completely stupid
Pissing off the gods in their own universe
Of course they will blow up the lamp and your wishes

Here I am, at the highest mountain
So close to the sun but I can't say nothing
My body is already burned but still hearing the voices
And understand nothing

Je l´ai déjà fait et ne comprends rien
Je l´ai déjà fait et ne comprends rien
Track Name: Betta Splendens
Bow down

We have destroyed our sanctuary
Broken the fishbowl glass
And we could not care less
Times for fame /// not success

The show starts
The screen has disjoined our gaze
Destroy the feel
Watch beneath the remains

Smash down every part of your will
Would you join the foolish gathering?

I've learned how to hate
I've learned how to separate
Drenched in technology
I'm a product of society

Fuck you

I've learned how to hate
I've learned how to separate
Drenched in technology
I'm a product of society

Fuck you

My desire vanishes every time the stream crash to the stones
Push me back to the start, discount the effort, nothing seems worth so

Everything makes no sense at all
Turns to black I fall
Rigged mirrors are dividing us
The outcome's kissing ground
Track Name: Ghost Eyes
Show me the place where I can fly over this
Give me a reason to forgive all these memories
Watch all these people under us without any dream
Give me a chance to be higher for once

Ghost, open the skies, look at me
Hold my hand and take me up to the endless scene
There is nothing I can do to stand such gilt
I am falling down again to crush

Let me get inside the mind
Boundless pupils, through the ghost eyes...
Track Name: Shine the Dark Way
I let you alone
You need time
Always looking through the night
One day it smiles, another cries
I know why you are concealed in the dark
Enjoying the moments in your hideout
Is like fishing in a swamp

And tasting the rotten ground
Yes, I wanna show my empathy
I want to crawl in your way
And fade into your destiny

I know you will find
Your elephant graveyard
What today means all, tomorrow will expire

The moon bright enough
To shine the dark way
What today means all
Tomorrow will expire

I know you will find
Your elephant graveyard
What today means all, tomorrow will expire

I saw how you wet
The brush with your hate
And you painted in black
Every door that was open
Every sign of talent
Was cut like little branches

Shine your way
Track Name: No Regret in Life
When we talked about things we were gonna do
We were wide eyes and wiser too
The ship is under full sail
Ready to cruise over the city ruins
Trying to rescue the values deep inside

Maybe the city shall burn out before reborn as we did
We will show this world
How to see through the people eyes

How to see through
The path of the rainbow
And give the best touch when we cry
To push further my perception
There is no regret in life

Today we are finding out that there is tomorrow
But making sure that today we run our way
If the roads look grey, please don't paint it even more dark
It's enough to listen to my awareness
And my rage agains your intransigence

The life run faster than we
But we learned how to surf over the waves

Our wings are attached
By the light

How to see through
The path of the rainbow
And give the best touch when we cry
To push further my perception
There is no regret in life
Track Name: From Sacrifice to Resurrection
Look how Im gonna give of myself
I waste every last drop
Rather than choose, rather than save
I drop the energy in each action
the elegancy divides my soul

From sacrifice to resurrection!

The cycle makes me reborn
I'll show what I am made of, and give it back
I'll break me down, and hold me in racks
So throw them away

Yes, throw me away

Desperation is what I feel around
Delivering the ashes that you will find

Look how I'm gonna jump on the air
Transcending this bloody red sea the dusk let me in
I'll cross the sky with every action
The elegancy becomes the falling

From sacrifice to resurrection!

The cycle makes me reborn
I'll show what I am made of, and give it back
I'll break me down, and hold me in racks
So throw them away

This is the point where being naked
I don't feel cold or warm
Instead being sustained on the raw material, I get drown
But instead of dying, I just cry as a new born

You found my dump
Where I keep going down
Instead being sustained on the raw material, I get drown

From sacrifice to resurrection!

The cycle makes me reborn
I'll show what I am made of, and give it back
I'll break me down, and hold me in racks,
So throw them away

Yes, throw me away
Track Name: If You Stay With Me
The absolution is taking us to the end
To a new beginning

I see nothing but the void
And the shades I left behind, they make the noise

Walking embraced to the shadows
Some of them just kick you out
They abscond when you offer your fire
Don't follow them!

They're still in the ground
You'll see how fast the peaks are crossed
The horizon makes you sink down
If you stay with me

We will cross the sky
Find ourselves at the end
We'll forgive our scars
Take them away

The longest line ends in your fear
The vanishing points let you forbid
Walking embraced to the shadows
Some of them just kick you out
They abscond when you offer your fire
The vanishing points
Let you be free