Here & Beyond

by Slain

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    India's own Progressive Rock masterpiece. Download Slain's highly-anticipated 10-track debut album Here & Beyond!

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Here & Beyond is an album of contrasts. Classic orchestral melodies and modern metal, tunes that are infectiously catchy yet quirkily experimental, hard-hitting choruses with a beautiful uplifting message. The music is so intricately woven one hardly notices as the moods, styles and emotions shift seamlessly through each song; classical passages flavour a heavy rhythmic landscape in this perfect balance of melody and musicianship. The lyrics deal with a wide range of topics, from being yourself, to fearlessly chasing your dreams to more serious topics of forgiveness and spirituality, but it all ties together with an underlying message of making your way in the world. Taking that risk, that leap of faith, and flying!

Here & Beyond is an album of passions. Every step of the way was planned and executed by the incredibly talented young members of Slain; from the song writing and arrangements by each member, to concept scripting and lyrics by Naresh Nathan (Bass Guitarist of Slain) to the entire recording, mixing and mastering process done at Xandrin Records, run by Judah Sandhy (Vocalist of Slain), the orchestral and percussive arrangements throughout the album by Jared and Jonathan (Drummer & Keyboardist of Slain) to the stunning album artwork & packaging by Manek D’Silva (Guitarist of Slain), to planning and conceptualizing a launch show with a unique concept, one never-before attempted in India: ‘Beyond Live’, a 12-piece choir backing a power rock band; the best recognized young voices in Bangalore city, trained and conducted by the accomplished Bryden Lewis (Guitarist of Slain). "We’ve chosen to do everything ourselves- this time especially, because this album is our child, the product of 3 years of Slain. We like to think there's no one who could have raised it better. That’s the story of Here & Beyond."

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released November 19, 2010

Music & Lyrics written and performed by Slain

Judah Sandhy – Vocals
Bryden Lewis – Guitar
Manek D’Silva – Guitar
Naresh Nathan – Bass Guitar
Jonathan Wesley – Keyboard
Jared Sandhy – Drums & Percussion

Guest Vocals by Ruhee Ahamed on ‘Prodigal’

Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered at Xandrin Records (Bangalore) by Judah Sandhy


Photography by Clyde D’Mello (intandem.deviantart.com)
Artwork by Manek D’Silva (therandomlines.com)
Design by Ashim D’Silva (therandomlines.com)

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Track Name: Soldier
He's made me a soldier in the war
To show forth the light into the dark!
He gives me the strength to stand and fight
And nail the enemy in his eyes!

When the walls are crashing in and out
And there's no place to hide-
Surrounded by all my foes
Finding reasons to escape and hide

Now there's a greater power that fights;
You hear the thunder when you call His name
There's lightning when you call his name
He wont bring you shame, there's power and light!
Track Name: Your Majesty
So many times I’ve failed but You have always loved me.
Why don’t I realize the lamb was slain for me?
And this is how I am and yet You chose to love me.
Then how special can this love be to everyone?

Faithful and loving, you hand was on your love child
Inclined your ears to mine, and heard the sound of my cry!
Your love is all I need to put my feet upon the rock;
You set my feet a-dancing, a new song in my heart
You find me mercy everyday of my life, You chose to be my master
Let everything You’ve created know the power of your love and let them see Your majesty.
Track Name: Superhero
Imagine a world of lights and visions
The heart of a child, who loves and listens
Looks up to him, as she paints a picture, knowing that it’ll be alright.
Imagine a land of sounds and silence,
Where colour drips into the art of innocence
And every day the sun keeps getting brighter, showing that it’ll all be alright.

‘Cause he is her hero, no one else comes close
Such is the love from a soul untold
‘Cause he is her hero, and she don’t need no more
In this world, for this life, everybody needs a reason to smile
Searching for it through the storm wind’s eye,
Hoping to find the hero in my life.
Heart of gold, pure through fire,
Somebody told me about the small things in life.
Its innocence; now makes so much sense,
And I’m hoping to find the hero in my life.

Imagine a world where time stands still:
The mind of a child looking into the sky.
She sees a star, giving her his light, and telling her to sleep into the night.
Look at the trust she puts into that star, reaching out to a world so far
And every night he shines just for her,
Showing her that he guards her through the night.

‘Cause he is her hero, no one else comes close
Such is the love from a soul untold
‘Cause he is her hero and she don’t need no more
In this world, for this life, everybody needs a reason to smile
Searching for it through the storm wind’s eye,
Hoping to find the hero in my life.
Heart of gold, pure through fire,
Somebody told me about the small things in life.
Its innocence: now makes so much sense,
And I’m hoping to find the hero in my life.
Track Name: Spread Your Wings
I see the moonlight in the sky shining bright,
Lucifer pretending: Lord of the Light!
His forces are out to get my soul;
But with God above I fear no evil.

I’ve got to pick myself, hoping on this journey.
I’m not afraid, nor am I confined to your chains!
I’m gonna touch the sky, spread my wings and fly,
I’m gonna show you that there’s hope for you and I.
There came a man who made this world for you and I,
There ain’t no reason to be afraid when He’s around

When the night darkens and lights fade away,
Waiting for a new dawn, searching for freedom!
Sleepless nights, wasted time all my life
Forbidden fruit holds no future
The price he paid, rose again came alive
Held my hand took me up and made me fly

I’m gonna touch the sky, spread my wings and fly,
I’m gonna show you that there’s hope for you and I.
There came a man who made this world for you and I,
There ain’t no reason to be afraid when He’s around.
Track Name: Angel in the Sky
The boy told me that it’s true; he saw the light shine right down.
He told me it wasn’t late for him to regret the love
He feels like an angel to be loved. He feels like the ocean’s just for him.
He says no to evil that destroys, He says no to pride that ruined his gain.
He feels like an angel, he feels like
Angel in the sky
Track Name: You Don't Have to Be a Star
I try to think of all the memories and the stories that we’ve shared;
We both sang and played the same song, from the time that we were born.
Sometimes I think, sometimes I wonder if there were clouds and no more stars,
But He’s given me everything I need, a friend to love me now.

This life is worth living, try to show God’s love as much as you can.

All are precious in His sight! No matter if you’re black or white
He loves you just the way you are: you don’t have to be a star.
Track Name: Judgment Call
Just like a fallen star, I dread an explanation
I find it hard to see all the good around me.
Here I lie, afraid to die, chasing shadows all my life,
Intensifies my endless cries, there’s no place to hide.
Heaven’s doors open wide, I see a rider stand inside,
The judged are taken by His sword; His name is truth, the Word of God.

White rider, pray your judgment call takes me higher, not my final fall.
Track Name: Prodigal
You hear a voice that brings you relief,
It echoes through misery so deep.
What you have is not what you need,
It’s love that has brought you this far....
Believe me by now I don't care where you've been
Oh please, come be mine.
I'm waiting for you to go turn back the tide,
The forces of uncertainty must die.
Tearing eyes, paralyzed
Standing here alone
What can I say that could bring you back?
What do you think you’ll prove?

This is not my land don't you see
This son of yours can't wait I must leave
My ways, I know are all that I need,
My treasure now I'll take afar

Spend it on pleasures that my eyes have seen
You'll see, I am mine
I've wanted to have it all right by my side

When you're alone and the weight of your world overcomes you, and your endless need
You're not a stranger! No, you deserve better- I’ll wait, patiently
Tearing eyes, paralyzed; as the damned wait for paradise
You believe you'll survive, how can I?
Seven days, I lay awake, not to dream your bitter fate
Seven candles at the gate show the way

Father, your obsession’s unreal; that daring dog deserves to be dead!
You gave him all! His fall was his call! I stood beside you instead
The neighbours mock, our servants laugh; won’t you just let it go?
Believe me by now I don't care where you've been
Oh please, come be mine!
Still waiting for you to go turn back the tide…

You're not a stranger! No, you deserve better- I’ll wait, patiently
Tearing eyes, paralyzed; as the damned wait for paradise
You believe you'll survive
You and I realize, on the day we reunite
What was dead, once lost, will be alive!
Track Name: Here & Beyond
Scarlet clouds swallow the morning light
There’s a shadow in the land;
All hope seems gone
Oh fallen prince, had you held your head up high
When the demon’s wretched strain called your name!
They cower, the killing hour
For a hundred screaming souls
The dead of night, you're dead on sight!
Now feed your fear, Warrior

I'm here; I see heaven when I close my eyes
Dreams that cannot die
You'll see this fire burning through the darkest night
Here and beyond
Endangered, empowered
“Welcome to hell!” they said
Red knives, lost lives:
Thousands on each side

Failure and death closing on every side;
Hot tired breath
eyes open wide
Miracles! I hear a whisper in the wind
And a voice out of the deep, strengthens me
Their valour, a waving banner!
Shining light into the weakened fortress
Let every man with will to stand
Raise a sword! Reclaim the land!

I'm here; I see heaven when I close my eyes
Dreams that cannot die
You'll see this fire burning through the darkest night
Here and beyond
Endangered, empowered
“Welcome to hell!” they said
Red knives, lost lives;
Through darkness light will guide!

Endangered, empowered
“Welcome to hell!” they said
Red knives, lost lives;
Through darkness light will guide!

I’m free now, I believe now
I’m breaking every chain
I’m taking my place,
I’m fighting in faith:
Here and beyond!