The Vapor Sea

by Lowcaster

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All songs written, performed and produced by Lowcaster
Bass tracks & Backing vocals performed by Alexis Blair
Recorded at Secret Studios, San Francisco, CA.
Engineered & Mixed by Jason Bridges and Marc Brandi
Mastered by Shawn Hatfield at Audible Oddities
Illustration by Henry Lewis
Band Portrait by Darren Samuelson
Album Design by Cris Logan

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released February 10, 2017

Jason Bridges - Guitar / Vocals
Marc Brandi - Guitar / Vocals
Dean LaVoie - Drums
Blaine Tabor - Bass

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Lowcaster San Francisco, California

Like an ancient old-growth redwood standing alone in a field of industrial decimation, Lowcaster is one of few heavy acts left towering in San Francisco’s deforested music scene. From doom to thrash metal, from hardcore-punk to psyche, the deepest dirt crusted roots of Bay Area underground music have nourished their massive sound. ... more

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Track Name: Blood Moon
Blood Moon

The forests were slashed and burned
To fight off the black descending on earth
All the watchfires that glowed
Are now ashes that fall like snow
From the beacons no light
The cities fell into night.

And the pall bearers marched
Carrying kings into the endless dark
Mothers tears devoured by the frozen ground

And the war was fought
Stabbing bayonets into the dark
And death was relief for the birds and the beasts
Chasing embers of a dying sun

Blood moon
Blood moon
Blood moon
Black doom

Burning no more
Not flicker of light in the dense pitch of the world
The vultures they fly
Hanging heavy in the lifeless sky
The sound of despair is their only guide

The quest to light the flame
The struggle for a reason
Quiet all the screams
Howling at the blood moon
Blood moon
Black doom

The earth no longer breathes
Frozen dead seasons
Remnants of the trees
Digested by the black doom
Black doom
Blood moon

Lyrics: J.Bridges
Music: J.Bridges, M.Brandi, D.LaVoie
Track Name: Ghost Lights
Ghost Lights

It’s growing darker these days
beaten paths have grown over
darker it grows now
can’t find the way
faint lights appear in the distance
they call and beckon your approach
as night cloaks its getting colder
can’t find the way

in their hands your fate
the Will of the Wisp
they will lead you astray
Will of the Wisp

Don’t follow the light
Don’t follow the light
Don’t follow the lights...

Metacomet is seeking his vengeance
beating wings echo from above
Hell-hounds are prowling this forest
with eyes ablaze
fog seeps around wooded altar
holy ground, blessed, blood-soaked
spirits out searching for the Belt
with eyes ablaze

Lyrics: D.LaVoie, M.Brandi
Music: D.LaVoie, M.Brandi, J.Bridges
Track Name: Shadowfang
Shadowfang

Way down in the hollow
You find me there
Haunted by your lonesome stare
Wandering and waiting
On the morrow
Kissing your tears
Feeding on your fears


Frightened by fangs in my shadow
You run
Hiding in the light til dawn
Scared of the thing you wanted
All along
Hiding in the light til dawn
Memories of the lost
Battles never fought
Linger in the dark halls

In dreams your followed
Cascading down like weeping willows
A darkness that surrounds
It's fingers clawing, calling you out

Frightened by fangs in my shadow
You run
Hiding in the light til dawn
Scared of the thing you wanted
All along
Hiding in the light til dawn
Memories of the lost
Battles never fought
Linger in the dark halls


Phantom voices call
From a past that's dead and gone
And echo in your dark heart

Lyrics: J.Bridges, M.Brandi
Music: J.Bridges, M.Brandi, D.LaVoie
Track Name: Land Gives Way
Land Gives Way

Adrift in Sea of Shallow Graves
Wine-dark recedes to return again
Leaving brackish lines and scarring lives
Blood-blue froth carve your way inside

In Siren's Song, a Perigean Line
Land gives way
Suggesting tails of hands that guide
Land gives way
In Vapor Sea, a voyage blind
Land gives way
Salted wounds from Cosmic Tides

Lyrics: M.Brandi
Music: M.Brandi, J.Bridges, D.LaVoie
Track Name: Dirty War
Dirty War

There are no good wars anymore
The film stock before
Made softer, the gore
The firebombs in Dresden glowed so much more
Warm

And all the good, brave soldiers
Killed with fashion and fervor
And genocide was a reason
to fight

Now heroes are ghosts
The night in their eyes
Is rage in disguise
Their families are lost
Their glycerine eyes
Give in to a lie
A bullet in the heart
A bullet in the back
A bullet in the heart
A bullet in the back

They're fighting a dirty war
The franchise of death
Sells it to the poor
And stores all the human blood
And keeps it warm
Ooh warm

And all the storytellers
Photographing murder
Cropping limbs for glory and lies

Now heroes are ghosts
The night in their eyes
Is rage in disguise
Their families are lost
Their glycerine eyes
Give in to a lie
A bullet in the heart
A bullet in the back
A bullet in the heart
A bullet in the back

Somewhere there's bullets for us all
Somewhere there's bullets made for hope

Lyrics: J.Bridges
Music: J.Bridges, M.Brandi, D.LaVoie
Track Name: Pocket Bible
Pocket Bible

Raise the crosses on the hill.
Slay the aboriginals
Sharp minds now lackadaisical
False light bends their will.

From chariots the highborn glare.
Their soulless glance a vapid state.
False gods, a pointless existence
Unmoved by empty prayers

So c'mon string us up
You fascist motherfuckers
On the cross,
The masses love dead martyrs.
Bleed us thin,
There will always be another

Bleating sheep,
One eye for another.
They'll drink their fill,
While we master how to suffer.
Who's penned in,
when butcher comes to slaughter?

Lyrics: M.Brandi
Music: M.Brandi