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Andrew Lovell A pearler from the new oyster cult. This is the type of thing musicians from the retro genre strive for; a collection of great tunes that is not just a homage to a bygone age but a fucking grand celebration of perfect rock and roll. Favorite track: Stop Fooling Around.
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Michael Lorz Surprisingly good and innovative Retro/Prog/Rock! Very 'easy' to listen to and very entertaining, with a lot of great ideas! GIVE IT A CHANCE! Favorite track: Six Silver Suns.
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fernandobenitez I've always admired Chris Black, such a metal genius- not many of 'em left! And his pairing with these weirdos is perfect for my bong/happy mood nights. Have you heard of Circle, Pharaoh Overlord or Falcon? Well, Aktor's the same band. We're talking trad metal-hard rock meets kraut/psyche prog, folks. Imagine someone in Neu!, Kraftwerk or even Can joining Aldo Nova or Zebra HA! and, hell, it works nicely!! Favorite track: I Was the Son of God.
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released February 20, 2015

Professor Black
Jussi Lehtisalo
Tomi Leppänen

Recorded and mixed in Finland by Antti “Arthur” Uusimäki
Professor Black’s parts recorded alone in Chicago
Mastered by Pizzamasterit

Art and layout by Samu Salovaara

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Track Name: Devil and Doctor
One more devil in my room today
I’m afraid it might be me
I don’t think that it’s too soon to say
Hey, maybe it oughta be

I have seen the maps of hell
And I studied well

My sound gonna drag me down
All night to the underground
Coming in from another town
And still they follow me around

I have seen them too
I have seen them too

One more doctor in my room today
And from underneath his hood
I think I can hear him whispering
No, it’s not looking good

‘Cause it’s happening again
Take me to the end

My sound gonna drag me down
All night to the underground
Coming in from another town
And still they follow me around

I have seen them too
I have seen them too
I have seen them too
I have seen them too
Track Name: Gone Again
Fallen far from reality
This haunted me
That should not be
No escape from within my mind
I was left behind
Like every other time
I don’t know if I’m sleeping now
I just crawl around with no way out
This is all that’s left for me
An endless dream… Insanity

I have a vision now
Did you bring the key?
If you won’t let me out
I can never leave

Like a single beam of light
I can see the eye above you
And it’s closing for the night
Gone again

I hear a voice that I understand
That no one can
It guides my hand
I see a face from a future ward
While moving toward the unexplored
I don’t know who has left me here
For one more year
For my head to clear
Will I try once again tonight
Will I touch the eye
Or be left to die

I have a vision now
Did you bring the key?
If you won’t let me out
I can never leave

Like a single beam of light
I can see the eye above you
As it’s closing for the night
I’m no longer dreaming of you
Like a single beam of light
I can see the eye above you
And it’s closing for the night
Gone again
Track Name: Stop Fooling Around
Every nerve alive
No more captive of the mind
One more lucky strike
Fighting on through the night

And I’m watching you
I see everything
No one touches you
And you lose everything

Stop fooling around
Stop fooling around
Stop fooling around
Stop fooling around

As you hit the ground
See what you have done
No one stayed around
Help will never come

But I’ll be watching you
I won’t miss anything
No one touches you
And you lose everything

Stop fooling around
Stop fooling around
Stop fooling around
Stop fooling around
Track Name: Too Young To Die
Up late tonight to write a letter to the dead
Come down and preach to all the astronauts instead
Take back the lies you told when you were on the stone
Go back in time to all those nights you worked alone

Did you know
Did you know
Did you know
Did you know

Pressed against your fear you lie awake in bed
There’s something watching from the ceiling overhead
Just as the twilight burns the truth is coming out
Like a serpent slowly twisting from your mouth

Here comes the sun again
Too young to die
You ducked the gun again
Too young to die
Here comes the day again
Too young to die
You found your way again
Too young to die

Did you know
Did you know
Did you know
Did you know

Can’t stand to feel it in your guts another night
Can’t stand to look another dead man in the eye

Here comes the sun again
Too young to die
You ducked the gun again
Too young to die
Here comes the day again
Too young to die
You found your way again
Too young to die
Track Name: Six Silver Suns
Six are the ways to walk the morning sky
Six are the days until we die
Six holy spells we dare to speak aloud
Six tolling bells to warn the crowd

Up above the skies
Six electric eyes

Six silver suns will shine today
Six silver suns to light the way

Six are the candles that forever burn
Six are the lands of no return
Six rivers running to an empty well
Six pilgrims reach the gates to hell

Up above the skies
Six electric eyes

Six silver suns will shine today
Six silver suns to light the way
Track Name: I Was the Son of God
I dared to break the locks
Inside that magic box
And when the lights came on
I was the son of god

I’m not the me
I used to be
One more shadow on the wall
Running out of me
Sweet reality
And I don’t need it much at all

Oh no!

I dared to raise the dead
To let them live instead
And when the world was gone
I was the son of god

I’m not the me
I used to be
One more shadow on the wall
Running out of me
Sweet reality
And I don’t need it much at all
Track Name: Something Nasty
Turned on the news today
I heard the doctors say
Here come those germs again
You’d better wash those hands
I’d like to think
I’m living healthier than you
But we both know
That there’s a good chance that ain’t true

If you’re not feeling well
Your body starts to swell
Go spend another night
At the infection site
You’d like to think
There’s an exception just for you
Then at the hospital
There’s nothing they can do

There’s something nasty on the way
You’d better stay inside today
There’s something nasty in the air
You’d better stay away from everywhere

There’s something nasty on the way
You’d better stay inside today
There’s something nasty in the air
You’d better stay away from everywhere

Oh from everywhere
Oh from everywhere
Nowhere to go
Nowhere to go
Nowhere to go
Track Name: Where is Home
Thinking back to the start
There was fire in your heart
You’ll never know
How close you were
When the real trouble starts
When it all falls apart
You vagabond
Where have you gone

Where is home
For the cold and the grey
Where is home
For the lone runaway

Nowhere to be found
Final comedown
As if you know your destiny
Nowhere to be found
Final meltdown
As if you know your destiny

With it all on the line
And a mountain to climb
You gave it all
Tore down the walls
But you wanted to stop
Before reaching the top
Let out a scream
And fled the scene

Where is home
For the cold and the grey
Where is home
For the lone runaway

Nowhere to be found
Final comedown
As if you know your destiny
Nowhere to be found
Final meltdown
And you don’t know your destiny
Track Name: Never-Ending No
Let me tell you now
About a fear of mine
I’m afraid of us all
And if I’m scared of you
Bet you fear me too
We must build a higher wall

Divide! Divide! Divide!
Divide! Divide! Divide!
Divide! Divide! Divide!
Divide! Divide! Divide!

There is shelter here
So we can live in fear
And wait for the word
But while we hide inside
Our power’s left to die
We’ve lost control in the real world

Time is moving slow
In echoes of the never-ending no
From down below a never-ending no
The power of the never-ending no

Time is moving slow
In echoes of the never-ending no
From down below a never-ending no
The power of the never-ending no
Track Name: The Mover
In the sunrise silence
As you turn the key
Will the day bring triumph
What’s your destiny?
Brave highway rider
Or so you said
Just one more driver
Into the madness ahead

Just ten more miles
Then a thousand more
Could stop for a while
And unlock this door
Maybe just keep moving
Maybe disappear
Is it all worth doing
With the end so far from here?

If you start seeing shadows
When the nights are young
Then it does not matter
That you’ve lost the sun
And now you wonder
If the lightning’s real
Did you just hear thunder
Or are you sound asleep at the wheel?

You’re the chosen one
Now or never
Do what must be done
Chant forever

Don’t take your eyes off the empty road
Down through the night with a heavy load
Don’t take your eyes off the empty road
Down through the night with a heavy load