Album Credits

Produced, Recorded, Engineered, Edited and Mastered by Joe Gagliardi III
Co-Produced by Joe Gagliardi Jr., Gonzalo Quintero, Brad Lane and Kai Gunning

Recorded at:
Suicide Studios (New Windsor, NY) 2007-2008
Creekside (Mountainville, NY) 2008-2009
Squire (New Windsor, NY) 2009-2012
Hit The Road Productions – East (Chester, NY) 2011-2013
The Lab (New Windsor, NY) 2012-2013
Studio 23 (West Hurley, NY) 2012
Empyrean (Saugerties, NY) 2012
Candy’s Basement (Saugerties, NY) 2012

Mastered at The Lab (New Windsor, NY) August 2013

Design Credits
Album Artwork and Photography: Joe Gagliardi III
Additional Album Photography
“Go Away” & “Taking A Deep Breath” by Brad Lane
“Paths of Glory” by Robert F. Sargent. “Into the Jaws of Death” June 6, 1944
“Vertigo” by Alfred Hitchcock. Film still from the 1958 film “Vertigo”

Samples
“Paths of Glory” the 1957 Stanley Kubrick film
“Aliens” the 1986 James Cameron film
“Event Horizon” the 1997 Paul W.S. Anderson film
“Contact” the 1997 Robert Zemeckis film
“A Nightmare On Elm Street 5” the 1989 Stephen Hopkins film
“Black Death” the 2010 Christopher Smith film
“A Nightmare On Elm Street 5” the 1989 Stephen Hopkins film
“Contact” the 1997 Robert Zemeckis film
“Identity” the 2003 Michael Cooney film
“51 Belly Dancer Favorites by Abdul Ahmed and His Orchestra”
“The Shining” the 1980 Stanley Kubrick film
“Voices of Song: The Dominican Sisters Chorale of Amityville, NY”
“Environments: An Atlantic Records Syntonic Research Series” 1970
***Samples used without permission. Please don’t sue us 🙂

“Paths of Glory”
Joe Gagliardi III: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Drums, Programming & Sampling
Brad Lane: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Kai Gunning: String Keyboards
Gonzalo Quintero: Percussion
Music and Lyrics by Mike Patton, Mike Bordin, Billy Gould, Roddy Bottum and Jon Hudson
Additional Music written by Joe Gagliardi III
Published by Big Thrilling Music

“Entranced”
Joe Gagliardi III: Keyboards, Drums, Programming & Sampling
Music by Joe Gagliardi III
Published by Bleeding Hands Sound Recordings (ASCAP)

“Escaping Oblivion”
Joe Gagliardi III: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Drums, Programming & Sampling
Brad Lane: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Kai Reznik: String Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Lyrics by Joe Gagliardi III
Music by Joe Gagliardi III & Tony Mergendahl
Published by Bleeding Hands Sound Recordings (ASCAP)

“Bliss”
Joe Gagliardi III: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Drums, Programming & Sampling
Brad Lane: Bass Guitar
Kai Reznik: String Keyboards & Programmed Vocals
Music and Lyrics by Joe Gagliardi III
Published by Bleeding Hands Sound Recordings (ASCAP)

“Vertigo”
Joe Gagliardi III: Guitars, Keyboards, Drums, Programming & Sampling
Brad Lane: Bass Guitar
Kai Reznik: String Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Music and Lyrics by Joe Gagliardi III
Published by Bleeding Hands Sound Recordings (ASCAP)

“Go Away”
Joe Gagliardi III: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, String Keyboards, Drums, Programming & Sampling
Brad Lane: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Music and Lyrics by Joe Gagliardi III
Published by Bleeding Hands Sound Recordings (ASCAP)

“In Utero”
Joe Gagliardi III: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, String Keyboards, Drums, Programming & Sampling
Brad Lane: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Kai Reznik: Additional Programming
Music and Lyrics by Joe Gagliardi III
Published by Bleeding Hands Sound Recordings (ASCAP)

“Heaven”
Joe Gagliardi III: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Drums, Programming & Sampling
Brad Lane: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Kai Reznik: String Keyboards
Music and Lyrics by Joe Gagliardi III & Mike Francello
Published by Bleeding Hands Sound Recordings (ASCAP)

“Dust in the Wind”
Joe Gagliardi III: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, String Keyboards, Drums, Programming & Sampling
Brad Lane: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Music and Lyrics by Kerry Livgren
Additional Music written by Joe Gagliardi III
Published by Don Kirshner

“Taking a Deep Breath”
Brad Lane: Vocals & Bass Guitar
Joe Gagliardi III: Guitars, Keyboards, Drums, Programming & Sampling
Kai Reznik: String Keyboards
Poetry by Edgar Allen Poe*
Music by Joe Gagliardi III
*Originally published as “Imitation” in 1827. Registered through Public Domain.
Published by Bleeding Hands Sound Recordings (ASCAP)

Gear Used

Apple Computers
DigiDesign 002 & 003 Interfaces
ProTools 7 & 10
Propellerheads Reason
Garageband
Schecter Guitars & Basses
Roland TD-9 Drums
Alesis (model #)
Korg (model #)
D’Addario Strings
Pick Guy Guitar Picks
Clayton U.S.A. Guitar Picks
Behringer (model#) Speakers

ZSR-001

"Paths of Glory" Lyrics

You squirt out red and turn so yellow
And then you made me kill my own
I’m not afraid…
…coming…
But I’m afraid…
…coming…

(Did you urge your fellow soldiers forward?… I didn’t urge them on.)

Blood in your eyes again – Bravery, the face of man
Blood on your mind again – Chivalry, the face of man
Blood in your lies again – Enemy, the face of man
Blood in your eyes again…

Is this the only path of glory?
If so then I won’t go alone
Follow the trail…
…running…
Follow the trail…
…running…

(Please save me…
How do you wanna be remembered?
I don’t want to die)

I can’t save you, no one can

Again…
Again…
Again…

I’m not afraid…
But I’m afraid…

(Ready?… Aim… FIRE!!!)

"Escaping Oblivion" Lyrics

My life has been torn
Emotions have been scorn
Experimenting with suicide

Anger’s building up inside of me
My hate provokes threat
I’m trying to escape oblivion

Open up your eyes
Our lives are filled with lies
Don’t you care?
Are you scared?

Anger’s building up inside of me
My hate provokes threat
I’m trying to escape oblivion
Cowards line-up to serve their sentences
To find a quick way out
I’m trying to escape oblivion

When I die…there will just be nothingness

"Bliss" Lyrics

I see your happy – apparently, I’m not
Now I can’t remember the things I forgot
To love, to hate, to destroy, to create
To criticize, to mesmerize, to demise, to be wise

It’s always the same, there’s no one to blame
It’s always the same cause you will never change…

Never!!!

you will never change…
I see your happy…

"Go Away" Lyrics

I am awake…
My anger, my blood
Begins to boil over…

Lies are told, spread to manipulate
Why must you start this?
Why must you say things that are not true?
Now I contemplate if you’ve ever told me the truth

I thought you were my friend, but I was mistaken
I thought I could trust you, but I guess that was never true
Don’t you ever look at me, don’t you ever talk to me
Cause I don’t want your infection…

Go away, to another place
Where I’ll never see your face
Blistered and burned, my heart has turned
In the other direction, showing no more affection

I thought you were my friend, but I was mistaken
I thought I could trust you, now I know that was never true
Don’t you ever look at me, Don’t you ever talk to me
Cause I don’t want your infection to spread…

Through…
To spread through

Go Away…

Go Away…
Get the fuck away…
Go Away…

"In Utero" Lyrics

I should have known
I should have known it would come to this
A broken oath,
A broken oath that can’t be fixed
I was born unknowingly
Into a world uncaring
My heart is bleeding for you…

I wonder why
Why you even try
To make things right
It’s just wasted time…

I harbor the guilt
I harbor the guilt of my past
I cannot undo
I cannot change what has come to pass
Empires fall, crumble down
Divided by asymmetry
My love for you fades…

I should have known, I should have known
I should have known…
I should have known, I should have known
I should have known…

I wonder why
Why we even tried
To make things right
We’re just wasted …

(I’ve, I’ve always been here)

Now our love
fades away… away…

"Heaven" Lyrics

So many people getting nowhere
Your falling up and I’m your nightmare
I’m gonna show you where to die
I’ll take a trip and bring you with me…

Why are you so gorgeous?
I’m gonna make you wanna fly
I’m falling up with you, I can’t run away
You’re falling up with me, you don’t want to stay

stay with me…

Now you fall from grace…

I am a fallen angel
I will not stand alone
I will tempt you
and i will own you

know my words
for they will not abate
prepare yourself
for endless suffering

"Dust in the Wind" Lyrics

I close my eyes – only for a moment and the moment’s gone
All my dreams – pass before my eyes a curiosity

All we are is…
All we are is dust in the wind

Same old song – just a drop of water in the endless sea
All we do – crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see

All we are is…
All we are is dust in the wind

Now, don’t hang on – nothing last forever but the earth and sky
It slips away – and all your money won’t another minute buy

All we are is…
All we are is dust in the wind

Everything is dust in the wind…

"Taking a Deep Breath" Lyrics

A dark unfathomed tide
of interminable pride
A mystery, and a dream
Should my early life seem

I say that dream was fraught
With a wild and waking thought
of beings that have been
Which my spirit hath not seen

Had I let them pass me by
With a dreaming eye
Let none of earth inherit
That vision of my spirit

Those thoughts I would control,
As a spell upon his soul
For that bright hope at last
And that light time have past

And my worldly rest hath gone
With a sigh as it passed on
I care not though it perish
With a thought I then did cherish