Procession of Trampling Hoof

by Sun Shepherd

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"Procession Of Trampling Hoof" is the second Sun Shepherd album. The ultra-heavy processions of tectonic rock/doom riffage are underlying in all songs. The tones are subducting, drawing us deeper towards the core as a result of their inertia and specific gravity. The guitar/bass/drums jams are fuelled from the energy within these individuals, who's instruments are the voices that uplift mountains and volcanoes, giving life and experience to the world above.

The overlying set of lyrics--that is, the volcanic ash could--all generally relate to the Mystery of Experience that each one of us, at one time or another, is confronted by. What is our true source of strength? What will the large-time unfolding of events bring, and how will it be dealt with? How far can we get in this life? What mask shall we wear?


released February 2, 2014



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Sun Shepherd Melbourne, Australia

Sun Shepherd formed in 2006, and has since sought to capture tectonic-plate heaviness by means of Guitar, bass, drums, and throat. Three albums have been released: "Gravestoned" (2006), the "Sun Shepherd II" demo (2010), and "Procession Of Trampling Hoof" (2011). The doom-rock jams are volcanoes and uplifting mountains--vehicles by which the musicians rise above the mundane procession of life. ... more

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Track Name: Prevails the Beast
No sun, no sea, no sky,
No place to call home.
No sea, no soil,
No source of life.

When your possessions are taken away,
What is it that keeps us who we are?
When our symbols lose all their meaning,
The Beast will always prevail!

The Beast prevails within us all,
The source of spirit, the Beast does not die.

Hunter-gatherer, the way to be,
Environment is a mountain of bliss!
Track Name: Ant Of The Mound
The ant that lives
Inside the mound,
Knows the Earth, the air, the ground.
...But the stars are so far beyond
What that ant can know.

The human that lives
Inside his culture,
Lives within the walls of a maze.
...But that the walls are even there at all
Is beyond what the human knows.

The human that lives
Inside his culture,
Lives deep inside a cave.
...But the pathway out is so obscured
By the culture's own ways.

The frog that sits
Under the pond,
Sees only a glimmer of sky.
...But he thinks that it is everything,
And that's the best that he can do!
Track Name: Goat-Head Awakening
What challenges do you speak of?
The king of Gods hardly feels the wind
Upon his face from the cold storm;
But when he does, it's only a good thing!
Track Name: Engulfed By Ocean Of Time
How long will it be before we realize,
That the masters are not us?

One million years will come to pass,
...And where will we be?
Track Name: Awaiting The Firepit
I look up to the Sky
And my eyes are swallowed by the clouds
I see the Great Fire-pit
Where we go in the afterlife

Standing around the fire-pit
We take part in a past-time of old
Sharing stories of our past life
Into the flames we are thrown if our stories aren't bold!
Track Name: Exploding Sun 2006 (bonus track)
At the end,
Of an epoch,
A sun is born.

At the end,
Of an epoch,
A star is born.