Spiritual Myiasis

by Colossus

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"Knocked my socks off" (best unsigned band of the week)

"9 out of 10"

”Colossus will leave you craving for more. Highly recommended for fans of bands from Meshuggah to Mastodon!”

"I think this EP as a calling card to the world of metal to sit up and take notice. Their next Superstars could be here."

"Let the hype begin" 4/5

IKON 1931
"Despite being the bands first release, it sounds fully developed and well thought through. There is no upper limit to how well Colossus may mature in the future."


released February 6, 2011

Performing on this album:
Niklas - Vocals, guitars, bass | Thomas Norstedt drums
Music: Colossus
Lyrics: Niklas Eriksson

Recorded autumn 2010 at Grand Recordings
Recorded, engineered, mixed and co-produced by Sven Jensen
Mastered by Göran Finnberg at The Mastering Room
Artwork by Sebastian Eriksson



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Colossus Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm post-sludge trio Colossus delivers a technical yet catchy groove with equal parts brains and heart.

With their headstrong, playful and completely uncompromising music, the band have created their own personal path through the heavier rock terrain and won over the underground and critics alike to their cause.
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Track Name: Parasite
I’m a tenant in my own body

I’m a parasite in this hollow shell

Harvest my body

Pick my bones clean

Tap my vital juices

Extract my energy

I’ve given up – control of my own life

I’ve sold away – the right to self decide

The perfect machine – should have no thought

A fitting cog – should not be conscious

I’ve given you all

But now I want it back

You broke my body

You dried my bones up

You diluted my juices

You perverted my energy
Track Name: The Gnawing
Out here in the wastelands of the outer rims the air is thick

A heavy stench of rotting metals and industrial waste is wavering

Licking at your skin, infecting your sight, clouding your mind

This is where you’ll die

This is the dead world of the gnawing

The Gnawing

Stay out of the shadows avoid the dimming light and hold your breath

Keep your head down and avoid the fumes or you’ll be spotted

A lumbering presence slowly gaining pace, biding its time

This is where you’ll find

You are in the clutches of the gnawing

The Gnawing

Engrossed by fog, standing face to face

With an untamed force of nature

His features reflected in mine

And in those traits I see – I see myself

Where he goes – I must follow

I’ll follow you

What he knows – I must know

I know you
Track Name: Eternal Return
First I heard it, like the muffled whispers

of a thousand insect wings caressing your insides

Then it grew, gaining moment
til it howled with a seismic roar

My mind gleamed, my body shivered

as the echoes of my experience settled down

I was drenched in light, engulfed by darkness

My outlook shook as the walls came tumbling down

The light came back, the smoke cleared

As I found myself breathing again

My body weak, my mind clea
I’ve climbed back and I live once again

The eternal recurrence

The eternal return