Solstice Coil

Solstice Coil

 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, ISR
BandAlternativeRock

A seemingly impossible lovechild of Radiohead and Dream Theater. The last word in innovative alternative rock. Music that's both intellectually inspiring and emotionally captivating.

Biography

Solstice Coil blends the powerful sound and emotional charge of international alternative bands such as Radiohead, Muse and Porcupine Tree with the precise compositions and arrangements of progressive rock bands such as Genesis, King Crimson and Dream Theater.

The band's debut album, 'A Prescription for Paper Cuts' (2005), was well received by the global progressive rock community, both online and offline. The album received several awards and the band was invited to play at the Spirit of 66' club in Belgium under the '2006 Prog Resiste' Annual Convention'.

After four years of playing live concerts and working on new materials, Solstice Coil returned to the studio to work on their second album, 'Natural Causes'. In this album, the band presents a darker and heavier sound alongside a more mature songwriting style, while maintaining their previous level of sophistication and innovation.

Natural Causes is due to be released in 2010, as the band prepares to play many concerts in various establishments around the globe.

Lyrics

Photosensitivity

Written By: Shir Deutch

Decisive force must be used
He spoke as people fell to the ground
Truth has been strained for too long
Now the muscles had to burst

Well you seem so surprised
Time and time again
This report has been compiled
From the waters of your friends

"I'm ready to die"
Said the stapler to the trend
Martyrs are so last week
Watch the box to see what's in

Peep holes made to fit one's size
Now that's all we can see
Our eyes are stuck between the cracks
Stop the skid
Revolution popular
The check is in the mail
Credence liquefied
It's so easy to forget

Nod, take our blood, take our blood, only blood, only
Keep growing, keep growing, keep growing, keep growing,
Old, growing old, going bald, staying cold, staying
Cash only, cash only, cash only, cash only,
Save, save our ch, save our cha, save our child, save our
Selves, take our shelves, take our bells, leave this place!

Let me keep the windows shut
Keep the sun away from me
Keep away from the sun

Even Poets Die

Written By: Shir Deutch

A line of naked empty faces
Was stacked up in the courtyard
Stripped with shiny matching fabrics
Big ideas, flowing down the drain
Like tasteless grains in the air
They all hoped to make a difference

In a land
Where blind men live forever
Even poets die
When dirt means more to you
Than man
We shall soon all turn to ashes
On your behalf

We were modified at birth
Adjusted to hypothetical borders
Destined to morph
Into someone else's dream
Shine your shoes
Or be locked away
We're just preparing you
For the ultimate surrender
Of your foundations

Deep Child

Written By: Opher Vishnia

Played with my troops in the litter box
Hungry sandworms on the prowl
Left me with plastic toys

Raincoats worrying in forests of me
I percolate, oozing through walls
It's guilt that you feel about water
Don't wear it out, with each use it grows

She will soon be protecting my closet
Dismemberment's best friend, the morrow
Forces itself upon my bed

Lorries rushing in and out of my head
Corrected, I stand disfigured a whole
It probably stands to reason, I ponder
They'll sell you a new car smell wrapped in a rock

Played with my troops in the litter box
Hungry sandworms on the prowl
Left me with plastic toys
They'll sell you a new car smell wrapped in a rock

Human Again

Written By: Shir Deutch

It feels strange
To be human again
To crawl out of this static cocoon
I am very creative
With my back against the wall

I am sure
I'm completely uncertain
Trying to diminish what's real
I am very courageous
When playing this out in my head

You spoke of the future
And I had to nod
While playing this out in my head
In my mind we're no longer together
In my mind we're already apart

It is always about me
And I always make the journey back
The first square has been waiting
For me to return to my throne

You spoke of the future
And I had to nod
While playing this out in my head

You spoke of the future
And I had to nod
For the lack of a better plan

In my mind we're no longer together
In my mind we're already apart

I should have been writing
Operas in your name (instead of pausing my existence)
I should be breaking down
As we speak

I should have been laughing
In the face of danger (instead of choosing the obvious)
I've played with my emotions
While you were waiting
For a handout

I should have been writing operas in your name
I should not have waited

Fall Schedules

Written By: Shir Deutch

This wooden heart bleeds for no one
Stapling medicine onto their eyes
This cardboard box has filled its purpose

Our society is counting on you
To paint all the sidewalks
Whenever they start to fade
You are indeed
The cornerstone of humanity

I turned into what they've created
They canceled my sense and my mind is outdated
My life source is now barricaded
I cancel myself
I turned into what they've created
They canceled my sense and my mind is outdated
My life source is now barricaded
I cancel myself
But it no longer makes any difference

We circle ourselves with exploitation centers
Seeking redemption in our flabby papers
Replacing warmth with sophisticated plastic

Our society is counting on you
To paint all the sidewalks
Whenever they start to fade
You are indeed
The cornerstone of humanity

I turned into what they've created
They canceled my sense and my mind is outdated
My life source is now barricaded
I cancel myself
I turned into what they've created
They canceled my sense and my mind is outdated
My life source is now barricaded
I cancel myself
But it no longer makes any difference

Question Irrelevant

Written By: Opher Vishnia

Look how that man is snowing
Inhaling through one nostril
I feel so at ease, to be down on my knees (again)
She used to have a cryophyte,
Now she only has a dog
Who do you please with your rabid disease?
Do you find it justified
We converse with nothing but our fingers
I can't reassure they will prove to endure
A broken being where my pride used to be
You missed the right call then you climbed the wrong tree

How it all became this way
Never could quite have things in their place
Why should I choose to obey?
I may as well be cast away

You have to come up
With a tidier solution
Take two of these; they'll remind you to breathe
This one worked hard enough
To earn a massive heart attack
The wolf's getting near and it all becomes clear
What you left behind is
Mellower than wine
It's an "all you can eat" and the course is your feet
A rapture in me (it allows me to think)
Set your head on the pillow they prefer to call "wings"

How it all became this way
Never could quite have things in their place
Why should I choose to obey?
I may as well be cast away

Did it all turn out this way?
Never could quite set a line up straight
Why do I feel led astray?
My brain is just too big for my head

Replacing People

Written By: Shir Deutch

It's easy to be constantly afraid
Of something you cannot ever change
And once again I am amazed
At how reality can spoil a good memory

Lately, my concrete flowers seem to grow
I hardly ever feel empty anymore
I'm done with replacing the people in my life
Just so I could keep telling the same stories

It's always nice to have someone
Who's willing to tell you what to do
And once again I am afraid
That I'm biting more than I can chew

Lately, my concrete flowers seem to grow
I hardly ever feel empty anymore
I'm done with replacing the people in my life
Just so I could keep telling the same stories

I tell her, thoughtfully
Your issues are outstanding
But you don't have to worry,
I can fix you
And she says
You already have
Yes she says
You already have

Lately, my concrete flowers seem to grow
I hardly ever feel empty anymore
I'm done with replacing the people in my life
Just so I could keep telling the same stories

Too Many Regrets

Written By: Shir Deutch

Complete detachment
A punching bag's constant attempts
To overthrow its masters
She will fall in between the cracks
As did all the other stations
Man's big triumph
Over bread crumbs

Too much maintenance
Must keep mouth open
There are no magical short cuts
Other than persistency

But I am drowning in fuel
Completely saturated
Can no longer tell
Between resource and outcome
Surrendered to carbonate
I swim with parasites
Unable to follow all the instructions
For better up keeping
Of future compost

Too many regrets
Must shed this
Woolgathering barren skin
Blood ties aside
It always feels like hugging plastic

Walking Graveyards

Written By: Shir Deutch

Please don't feed me
With useful information
I need to keep myself distracted
Disguise my aspirations in the night

And if it wasn't for the digits
I couldn't tell these days apart
I am compelled to make an effort
Fill my mind with blank
Because it's easier being tired

Tear out my face
Turn it into something that will last
Can't find my place
It's just a hole in the ground
It would fit anyone

The first bite of an apple
Is always the scariest one
I've lost the urge to make an effort
Yet my blood cells linger on
The board has stayed the same
It's the pawn who has changed
He thinks that he can retire

Tear out my face
Let me know if something isn't right
Can't find my place
I am buried in town
I never seen the sun

We are all walking graveyards

Recipe for Eternity

Written By: Shir Deutch

I used to cherish
Those flickering sounds and lights
Now molts are my main concern
I smolder and count, forth and backwards
Frothing and scolding
Bewailing spilled liquid of cows
If times flies
When you're all having fun
Then monotony must be a recipe
For eternity

There comes but a moment
Where all the borders
Are easily swayed beyond a burning doubt
There's one certain limit
Where all of your principles
Metamorphose into stupidity
It's inevitable

I used to perish the thought
Of discarding my habits
Now I lie on thin air
Laying layers of rubbish
I huff and I puff
Indulging my compromises
Tucking everything safely
Under the rug

Discography

A Prescription for Paper Cuts, released September 21, 2005.
Natural Causes, to be released (recorded 2009)