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1.
Lost in the mire Fought from the cold A message in the fire One lies beyond A serpents vision in a spire A thousand winters before my eyes There's a pillar in the light It's in the air The serpent must feed All return As he awaits the endless rebirth Following the pyre Spoke to this world A rushing river Back from below A serpents vision in a spire A thousand winters before my eyes There's a pillar in the light It's everywhere The serpent must feed All return As he awaits the endless rebirth Ascension belief Ouroboros back to the gates Pyre of the sun
2.
On We Sail 05:34
Found a passage in the tide Crossing the world When a spiral sucked you down Took you below There's a portal in the sea Sending you outward Vanish to the netherworld Further you go Iron grip as we leave this earth On we sail until the ending comes Cosmic rift I'm gone with the earth On we sail into a vast unknown Found a message in the light Caught by the sun When a vision stole your mind One to behold There's an image of the eye Bringing you closer Vanish to the other world Further you go Iron grip as we leave this earth On we sail until the ending comes Cosmic rift I'm gone with the earth On we sail into a vast unknown Sent below permanent free fall Sent below celestial free fall Iron grip as we leave this earth On we sail until the ending comes Cosmic rift I'm gone with the earth On we sail into a vast unknown
3.
Arcane Mystic Take me to the fire below We can eat the ashes burn with the dust I have sailed on through the sky I have sailed oceans of time I have searched for the light I have sailed all of my life Arcane Mystic Take me to the fire below We can eat the ashes burn with the dust Ancient tales speak of the one He who dwells in the beyond Casting the spell summoning light I have searched all of my life I have sailed through the divide I have sailed celestial tides I have searched for the light I have sailed all of my life
4.
Transient 05:45
Steeped in glorious light Colossal figures space and time Transient on we rust Soon the world returns to dust I awoke in a strange land Beasts wild they rome Insane the tribes of men Greet most with stone Given sight we arrive Steeped in a glory of light Colossal figures space and time Transient on we rust Soon the world returns to dust We chase the endless sky For every ghost Though I can't find a trace Some distant home From the sky we're alive Steeped in glorious light Colossal figures space and time Transient on we rust Soon the world returns to dust
5.
Arrival 05:39
Cosmic immortal Built of the dust Journey back to Where it began Back to the starlight The elephant will run A stone in flight Moving onward Astral journey Earth skin we shed We are star sent We are endless Back to the starlight The elephant will run A stone in flight Moving onward
6.
Ark Debris 06:39
Weave the dust and debris In fire trust and believe Empires run into the sea Just to go back to sleep Now the sun sets in the east Now it's done the hoard is released To the rust time will recede Daylight must give way to the eve Wander the woods seeking the key Just to go back to sleep
7.
Shrine 10:18
Light falls a tunnel emits Time lost regained in a haze Run into the void Fall back to the earth Be reborn Shrines bought an earthly tomb Carbon rots comes back anew Run into the void Fall back to the earth Be reborn Wheel holding me captive Confined to rebirth The flat circle spins A million times over An infinite madness Before we return We bury the ashes We've been here before Run into the void Fall back to the earth Be reborn Wheel holding me captive Confined to rebirth The flat circle spins A million times over

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#1 on Doom Charts August 2018 #2 for 2018
"Forming the Void absolutely dominated the charts this month with 18 votes on 29 lists, many high on the individual rankings. Moving up from the #9 spot last month prior to the album release, its clear the fans and critics hear something special, and seeing them live in Vegas plus meeting and hanging out with the dudes its clear they are on the right path."
doomcharts.com/2018/09/01/doom-charts-august-2018/

"Lousiana's Forming the Void is one of stoner metal's best-kept secrets. Last year's Relic was a potent blend of sludge, stoner and prog, accentuated by phenomenal songwriting and damn-near radio-friendly tunes that put most radio rock to shame." - Aaron (Metal Injection) www.metalinjection.net/av/full-album-stream/forming-the-void-channel-the-classics-on-new-album-rift

"Forming The Void are set to crush all-comers with this follow-up to their much-lauded third album Relic. Immense, imperious and armed with megaton riffs, Rift is an admirable sequel to the genre expansions of Relic and a major step forward in terms of production. There's nothing quite as odd as their sludgy cover of Kashmir this time round, but in Extinction Event, Ark Debris and glacial 10-minute closer Shrine and the rest they've created an album that ranges from shamanic atmospherics to vast, tectonic bruisers, all the while twisting the archetypal
stoner sound to their own nefarious ends."-Essi Berelian (Classic Rock Magazine)

"Rift is a different album to Relic. It may have similar sounds and ideas. However Rift takes you on a more personal and spiritual journey. The production on Rift is simply first rate. With the album sounding fresh and super heavy from the start.Relic made me a fan of Forming The Void's music. However Rift has made Forming The Void become one of my favourite bands. Rift will be considered as one of the best albums of the year. Simply unmissable." - Steve Howe (Outlaws of the Sun)
outlawsofthesun.blogspot.com/2018/07/forming-void-rift-album-review.html

"Mountain-like riffs are propelled by the rhythm section – unstoppable bastards with searing solos that get the neck muscles working overtime. Cleanish vocals drenched in reverb float to the front of everything which ties in nicely with the psychedelic passages that weave in and out of the sonic prayers being offered here." -Tony Maim (Stoner HiVe)
stonerhive.blogspot.com/2018/07/forming-void-rift.html

"You like riffs? You like soaring melody? You like a bit of space-talk with your riffs and melody? You like albums with a mammoth flying out of a volcano on the cover? Then you’ve come to the right place: step right up and witness Rift."- Matt Butler (Echoes and Dust) www.echoesanddust.com/2018/08/forming-the-void-rift/

"I’m sorry, but any record that starts with a song called “Extinction Event” is telegraphing its heaviness. And sure enough, Rift is the most weighted offering yet in the relatively brief but prolific tenure of Louisiana four-piece Forming the Void." - JJ Koczan (The Obelisk) theobelisk.net/obelisk/2018/07/27/forming-the-void-rift-review-premiere/

"Turns out that there’s room for a little bit more worship of The Good Riff after all. Of course, by “a little bit more,” I really mean “packed full” of The Good Riff, as Rift takes no shortcuts in terms of hooking the listener with them." -Grymm (Angry Metal Guy) www.angrymetalguy.com/forming-the-void-rift-review/

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released August 17, 2018

Recorded by Chris Munson
Mixed and Mastered by James Plotkin
Album Artwork by Adam Burke

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“Louisiana’s Forming the Void is one of stoner metal’s best-kept secrets […]Any self-respecting fan of stoner, sludge prog, or hell, even grunge, owes it to themselves to give this album a spin. ”
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