The Encyclopedists

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    Comes in heavy sleeve with cardboard insert and custom made silk screened PVC outer sleeve - subsequent pressings will not come with this PVC sleeve!
    Limited edition of 500 copies on black vinyl.

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  • Blue Vinyl Edition on Horror Records
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    Comes in heavy sleeve with cardboard insert and custom made silk screened PVC outer sleeve - subsequent pressings will not come with this PVC sleeve!
    Limited edition of 200 copies on translucent blue vinyl.

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    Design based on "The Reapers Spiral" album art printed on high quality Gildan Soft Style shirts. Design available on either Black or White shirt.

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    Original star constellation design by Richard M Walker with Terminus logo printed in silver on dark blue Gildan Soft Style athletic top.

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  • CD edition on Stormspell Records
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about

Inspired by the Isaac Asimov short story "The Encyclopedists" (1942).

lyrics

Shining through the darkness
There’s a message borne through time
Our time will come again some day

Seldon, show me the way
It won’t be long until these savage tribes invade
The empire left us here, abandoned us to die
We’ll only hold on for so long
Based on my atomic lie

Three months wasted
Now running out of time
Surrounded by the kingdoms four
And an empire
An empire in decline

Idiocy, bureaucracy, have trapped us in this prison
Abject fools who could not understand his vision
Ridiculed by men not half his equal
I, Salvor Hardin, the prophet’s lone disciple

Deny the warning
The ultimatum in your hands
We cannot hope to make a stand
Summoned here by greed, by war
For an empire
An empire in decline

We are the guardians astride this citadel
A human vault to save all knowledge at the knell
And living on his path
Our very lives his epitaph
A story to be told throughout the centuries until
Our empire rise again

Seldon, my guardian, my liege
Has your prophecy foretold this bitter siege?
What price my actions, what price our mutiny?
What price my gamble
To swear this oath of fealty

The path of time has broken the seal
Now our purpose here is finally revealed
Waiting for their time to strike
At an empire
An empire in decline

Shining through the darkness
There’s a message borne through time

credits

from The Reaper's Spiral, released July 1, 2015
Music - Gillespie, Lyrics - Beattie & Gillespie

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