The Mixtape EP

by Meridian Dawn

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We’ll try to keep this short (yea, right!).

“The Mixtape EP”.

Our debut release is OUT NOW via Spotify, iTunes, and even BandCamp! This EP is a compilation of three different recording and production sessions the band went through over the course of last year and at the beginning of this year.

“Thieves”, “The Fever Syndrome”, and “Dressed In Ice (Feat. Jake E. of Amaranthe)” are all original MD songs mixed and mastered by the powerful Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Scar Symmetry, Watain, Solution .45) at The Panic Room studio in Skövde, Sweden. These mixes will also serve as the precursor for our debut LP.

“I Don’t Wanna Be Me” is a cover tribute to Peter Steele and the members of Type O Negative. It was mixed, produced, and mastered by Daniel Antonsson (Soilwork, Dark Tranquillity, Dimension Zero) at Gothenburg Rock Studio in Göteborg, Sweden.

The final track on the EP, “Descent”, is another cover tribute of who we consider the pioneers of modern metal, Fear Factory. It was mixed and engineered by Nicholas Ziros (Meridian Dawn, Into The Moat, Remembering Never) and mastered by Jeff Cloyes (311, Lauren Hill, Plies) at JamPro Music Factory located in Reno, Nevada USA.

The cover art was created by our brother Gustavo Sazes (Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy, James LaBrie) with concept assistance from Mr. Hämäläinen.

Some of us in the band are old enough to remember mixtapes. For those who don’t, they were awesome. Making your own “greatest hits” to somehow indoctrinate your pals into liking a band as much as you do!

So here you go, a nice mix to get everyone through the waiting of our label negotiations for our first full length. We have spoken to A LOT of labels and everyone we have worked with so far has been overwhelmingly positive and helpful.

We had a lot of fun putting this together and you can expect more surprise releases like this from us in the future!

Cheers for now, remember to stay tuned in! 5 jokers called Meridian Dawn #themixtape #thefeversyndrome #thewaitisoverfornow

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released March 25, 2014

Johnson/Hämäläinen/Cussell/Ziros/Nunez

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Meridian Dawn

The brainchild of guitarist Brandon Johnson, vocalist Antony Hämäläinen (Nervosia, ex-Nightrage), and drummer Johan Nunez (Firewind, ex-Nightrage, Suicide Of Demons). The band's lineup was completed in late 2012 by bassist Nick Ziros (Into The Moat, ex-Remembering Never, ex-Before The Mourning), and guitarist Christopher Jon (Before The Mourning, ex-White Wizzard, ex-Remembering Never). ... more

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Track Name: Thieves
Isolated, with hard skin
A touch that leads to judgement
Shame and thirst, unlock the reasons
From inside our walls

There is no sign
You can reach it, all within your mind
No honor with thieves
Without a sound to breathe in

Floating desire
Drawn to the pyre
With all their filth
Stealing what they will

This is all that I've got left
Walking on waves of sadness

My body and soul
Have run their course
To the right state of form
Mending, proving, I am now!

Floating desire
Drawn to the pyre
With all their filth
Stealing what they will

No one shall come to find this part
A chain that beats me down

Where are you/Where are you
My echo is none but few

My body and soul
Have run their course
To the right state of form
Mending, proving, I am now!

Where are you/Where are you
My echo is none but few

Where are you...
Track Name: The Fever Syndrome
Despair is my middle name
I have only my self to blame
A work in progress
Mechanical numbness

Write the pain in your blood
Another good chance for some
We can't besmirch you
We can destroy you

I am overcome with these feelings
I can't shake the fever out
The life that owes me
A syndrome of deceivers
What a way to end a life

I stare at the ruins of hope
With a light that blinds a ghost
A rolling tide
So long as its justified

In your cold calculated heart
Endorsed by a fatal art
A spark in my hands
Withered out like the sand

I am overcome with these feelings
I can't shake the fever out
The life that owes me
A syndrome of deceivers
What a way to end a life

NOW!

I am overcome with these feelings
I can't shake the fever out
The life that owes me
A syndrome of deceivers
What a way to end a life

I am overcome with these fevers
I can't shake the syndrome out
I'll come home a believer
What a way to end a life
Track Name: Dressed In Ice (Feat. Jake E. Of Amaranthe)
Seeding fast, a lonely street
Wait to find your enemy
The world is now, turning fast
Another brain shot through this mess
Your father's brave insanity
Comes to be, reality
Words escape all I know
To leave you in the falling snow

Slipped the vice
Your life-force slips away
Howling for a dead eternity

Drag the line far behind
You'll never send me down
To distract them with their lies
Why was I blind?
Drag the line far behind
You'll never send me down
Through all my grey skies
Still dressed in ice

Colors never meant to be
Forked in reality
So to shake this world I know
Where will we go?

Come try to end it all
Just end my life
If time would just flow by
Like a stream, like a dream

This is the fire to inspire
Like a hero I return
Spread my wings to evoke the collusion now
Reverse the silence take me higher
I revived my piece of mind
let the truth be your guide

All my life, everything I am
Is dressed in ice!

Drag the line far behind
You'll never send me down
To distract them with their lies
Why was I blind?
Drag the line far behind
You'll never send me down
Through all my grey skies
Still dressed in ice

Seeding fast, a lonely street
Wait to find your enemy
The world is now, turning fast
Another brain shot through this mess
Your father's brave insanity
Comes to be, reality
Words escape all I know
To leave you in the falling snow

All my life, everything I am
Is dressed in ice!
Track Name: I Don't Wanna Be Me
I Don't Wanna be
I Don't Wanna be me
I Don't Wanna be me anymore

Ever throwing at his home
Two glass houses, twenty stones
Fourteen yellow, six are blue
Could it be worse.....quite doubtful

I Don't Wanna be
I Don't Wanna be me
I Don't Wanna be me anymore

I Don't Wanna be
I Don't Wanna be me
I Don't Wanna be me anymore

Two steps forward, three steps back
Without warning, heart attack
He fell asleep in the snow
Never woke up, died alone

I Don't Wanna be
I Don't Wanna be me
I Don't Wanna be me anymore

I Don't Wanna be
I Don't Wanna be me
I Don't Wanna be me anymore

Please don't dress in black
When you're at his wake
Don't go there to mourn
But to celebrate
Track Name: Descent
Falling victim from neglect
Designed thoughts and intellect
Forgotten and displaced
The crux of my dismay
I feel nothing
I am nothing
I feel nothing
Nothing
How deep I descend?
Until I reach my end?
How deep I descend?
Deeper into this abyss
Weighted down and sinking fast
Life did not offer me
More than false destiny
I feel nothing
I am nothing
I feel nothing
Nothing
How deep I descend?
Until I reach my end?
How deep I secend?
I am nothing
I feel nothing
I am nothing
I feel nothing
Nothing
Nothing...
How deep I descend?
Until I reach my end?
How deep I descend?