UNIVERSUM

UNIVERSUM

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A crushing fusion of Scandinavian melodic death metal, NWOAHM and old school metal, Universum are fast becoming one of South Australia's favourite melodic metal acts.

Biography

Hailing from Adelaide - Australia, Universum completed formation in early 2007. Fusing Scandinavian melodic death metal, NWOAHM and old school metal elements, Universum have set forth to create their own distinct brand of heavy melodic metal.

Founded by Stephen Murphy, Jaron Soininen and Michael Soininen, the band began rehearsing as a three piece and soon after was joined by Rachael Madden on keys and Synth. With the challenge ahead to find the two remaining members, the group continued to focus time and energy toward producing and rehearsing more material. Rehearsals with various musicians eventually led to appointment of Liam Brophy on Bass in late 2006, and in early 2007 Adam Soininen was welcomed to the band on lead vocals.

With the lineup complete, Universum emerged on the Adelaide and Australian metal scene with over 30,000 song plays on Myspace, support appearances for established bands such as The Jonestown Syndicate and Skintilla, and have appeared on Three D Radio’s Powersurge segment.

Current plans include the recording of a full length album in early 2008 and live performances both locally and interstate throughout the coming months.

Lyrics

Black Logic

Written By: Michael Soininen - Universum

Thrashing through all that is me
Stranglehold on my soul
Blinded by this self driven machine
The burnt, frayed ends of control

Why do I feel obliged to such enmity?
Faithless, a perfidious being
Through all the years, such allegiance to me
There's emptiness dwelling within

Screaming, running from times gone by
Another turn in this lifeless life
I'm further from my field of dreams
Temptation has won this time

Puncture my soul with sordid angst
As I fade away from the real I find
Washing away with this amber of mine
Numbing decay of the drowning mind

Strength pulled from the raging depths of hate
Replacing my weakness and fear
Born from this, the force you see in me
The end of your injustice is near

Piece by piece, rebuilt upon tragedy
Transformed by retribution
Ever evolving sense of worthiness
Vengeance will be ruthless

Defiance in all who brought me down
Denied from myself like a spiritless man
Confide in no one for the fear of truth
Stolen from a fragmented youth

Screaming, running from times gone by
Another turn in this lifeless life
I'm closer to my field of dreams
Temptation has lost this time

Healing/Mending my soul with the sweet of revenge
As I realise the real I find
Pouring away all this amber of mine
Faithless, no more do I feel this way

Solo

Screaming, running from times gone by
Another turn in this lifeless life
I'm closer to my field of dreams
As temptation will lose this time

Healing my soul with the sweet of revenge
As I realise the real I find
Pouring away all this amber of mine
Faithless...no more do I feel this way

Discography

UNIVERSUM DEMO 2007
'Faded', 'Invisible Scars', 'Black Logic' and 'Damage' currently being played on 3D FM Radio's Powersurge!! segment.

Set List

A typical UNIVERSUM set is about 35 - 40 minutes long and comprises of all original heavy music and occasionally the odd cover song, depending on the promoters requirements. Universum uses and owns their own professional level instruments and backline equipment. Interested promoters please call for further information.