The Chronicles of Israfel

The Chronicles of Israfel

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
BandRockMetal

"Occasionally a unique talent appears on the radar, causing you to really sit up and take notice" "Superior Prog Metal Extravaganza" "This dark, dense, heavy and intensely melodic outing has so much atmosphere and rhythmic drive it may well leave you breathless." From Metal Hammer UK-Summer 2007

Biography

Dominic Cifarelli's rise to fame started as guitarist of Montreal metal band Pulse Ultra, whose 2002 debut album release Headspace earned them a slot on the second stage of the 2002 Ozzfest alongside bands such as System of A Down, Meshuggah, Ozzy Osbourne and White Zombie. Dominic was also featured on the cover of Guitar One's "The New Guitar Heroes - 10 Players You Must Know" in November of the same year. Since the split of Pulse Ultra in 2004 Dominic has worked along side Rock Star Supernova winner Lukas Rossi in Rise Electric, with whom he co-wrote the hit track "Headspin."

He is currently in the final mixing stages of his debut solo album "The Chronicles of Israfel," a semi-instrumental guitar masterpiece, based on a story he created. The first part finds the main character on a journey of self discovery which reveals his true superior inner design.

Drawing influences from violent Japanese anime, the sound of the album is full of aggressive guitar driven epics showcasing Dominic's musical and songwriting talent. The diversity of sonic landscapes combined with a multiplicity of unique guitar styles, forms a truly singular sounding album. It is destined to stand out and quench the appetite of his rapidly growing cult-like fan base.

For more information visit : www.myspace.com/thechroniclesofisrafel. The album will see a release in May 2007 through Dominic's own label Bridge Of Hands Entertainment.

Lyrics

Nation

Written By: Dominic Cifarelli/Americo Antonucci

Nation
P&C 2007 Dominic Cifarelli/Americo Antonucci

Why do I see things wrong with everything?
There is no hope or chance for changing
I need to stay clear from the animals
Swine that fill city streets with sharpened teeth
Pleasing their appetites like parasites
Lost with the soulless people I don't want to be

Break down the walls of Babylon
Now - Clean out its lawless malodor
No use for clarity in an age of insanity
I need to end all things unclean

How has this come to pass? I ask myself
Why is my heart so heavy?
Why don't I learn the first time?
They keep us running in circles
And I missed the meaning of the message
Now I am filled with hate for all and everyone

Break down the walls of Babylon
Now - Clean out its lawless malodor
No use for clarity in an age of insanity
I need to end all things unclean

I missed the meaning of the message
Am I the savior of nothing?
What was a vision of beauty has faltered
I can’t believe this destruction
Show me the lives you intend to save
Follow my knife
Follow my light
Know that for you I will lay down my life
Know truth.

The Equinigma

Written By: Dominic Cifarelli

The Equinigma
P&C 2007 Dominic Cifarelli

As you sit so quietly I stare
Waiting for the answers you won't hear
Don't expect to find your way back home
He knows all the things you want to learn but you must listen

All the ones you try to love
You'll never learn with open eyes
You're not like them
And you never will be like them
And all the ones who come and go
They break your heart and tear your soul
You're not like them
Oh you never will be like them

Some dark roads lead to nowhere
Others to where I need to go

Wisdom gained from learning deep in pain
(Feels so freeing)
All you knew has all but washed away
(Learning nothing)
Vega's answers won't be clear at all
(See them through your hidden eye)
Start the shedding of your untrue self

All the ones you try to love
You'll never learn with open eyes
You're not like them
And you never will be like them
And all the ones who come and go
They break your heart and tear your soul
You're not like them
Oh you never will be like them

Go now to find the truth hidden in a dream
Lost so deep seems like trickery
Look for the one with the darkest eyes
And the beautiful virtues
He has the answers that you crave
So let the visions liberate
An inner design so superior
This world is yours take it

All the ones you try to love
You'll never learn with open eyes
You're not like them
And you never will be like them
And all the ones who come and go
They break your heart and tear your soul
You're not like them
Oh you never will be like them

All the dark souls have led me nowhere

Eugenics

Written By: Dominic Cifarelli

Eugenics
P&C 2007 Dominic Cifarelli

Djinn:
Eye for an eye this is my first mission
I'm so proud and so alive
Grey skies above -- and my crows they hover close
The Trake high and tall behind me in the wind, he waves
Glory lies inside the chest and I will not rest until I retrieve my blood-soaked prize

Isaaa: What
Dr.Monziano: May my life spring please be replenished now?
Isaaa: Not until I see the results I asked you for
Dr.Monziano: Yes master. Who are you, what do you want from me???

Djinn: I won't lie, I'm here to take your life
But first you will answer for all you have done

Dr: You must trust, trust what we tell you
All we do here is make your lives better

Djinn: Quiet now, silence that vile tongue it's time to tie you down
Your time is over
Don't squirm, just let it happen

Dr: Oh please I don't know what they've told you
All we do here is make people better

Djinn: All the things that you change on the inside, they change us
on the inside, how can you promise something so wrong?
All the Things that happen in nature
You cannot recreate in your mixtures
You try and you try so hard
Your terror plots are see through and we don't fear you
You try and you try so hard
Your memory will be lost in a whisper heard by no one

We know the truth you cannot hide it or deny it
What you create won't end the panic for the masses
You are not God in our eyes
We'll stop the heroes in the white coats

Rejoice the world will soon prevail our time is close now
We'll see a new day rise
Come once again a clear blue sky, so bright
Unite the free souls high above the hills at twilight

Djinn: It's time now, it'll be done soon, one last breath, make it a good one

Dr: Oh please don't take me this way
Don't destroy all that I've worked for

Djinn: Our wrath our vengeance our right to kill

Dr: I can help you, look on the counter life everlasting only a pace away

Djinn: I'll cut you ever so gently
For the last time
You can't even help yourself
You can't even help yourself
Look --- You can't even save yourself now die

We know the truth you cannot hide it or deny it
What you create won't end the panic for the drama addicts
You are not God in our eyes
We'll stop the heroes in their blood-soaked white coats

Discography

The Chronicles of Israfel "Starborn, Tome I" released 2007
Bridge of Hands Entertainment

Pulse Ultra "Headspace" Released 2002
VelvetHammer/Atlantic Records

Rush Subdivisions Tribute album Released 2005
Magna Carta Records

Set List

1.Starborn Part I
2.Starborn Part II
3.Starborn Part III
4.Burning Day
5.The Equinigma
6.Laudanum
7.Nation
8.Born Fighting
9.Kill Division
10.New Mood Therapy (For A Medicated Babylon)
11.Eugenics
12.Home to Oblivion
13.Lacrima Christi