A DANCE OF SHADOWS

by CONFRONTATIONAL

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500 Limited edition translucent green vinyls (including extended poster) are available via BRONSON RECORDINGS here: bit.ly/ConfrontationalAdos

"A DANCE OF SHADOWS" review on NEWRETROWAVE.COM
October 20th, 2015
www.newretrowave.com/album-reviews/2015/10/20/confrontational-a-dance-of-shadows

"SHADOWDANCING" premiere on BLOODY-DISGUSTING.com September 1st, 2015
bloody-disgusting.com/news/3358812/confrontational-shadowdancing-song-premiere-exclusive/

"TO LIVE AND DIE ON THE AIR" premiere on NEWRETROWAVE.com
September 23rd, 2015
www.newretrowave.com/news/2015/9/23/confrontational-brings-the-darkness-for-your-ears

"A DANCE OF SHADOWS" premiere on METALSUCKS.net
September 27th, 2015
www.metalsucks.net/2015/09/27/synthwave-sunday-confrontational-a-dance-of-shadows-exclusive-full-album-premiere

"TO LIVE AND DIE ON THE AIR" video premiere on BLOODY-DISGUSTING.com
October 27th, 2015
bloody-disgusting.com/news/3367191/confrontational-to-live-and-die-on-the-air-video-premiere-exclusive/

THE NEW LP "A DANCE OF SHADOWS" out OCTOBER 1st, 2015

SIDE A:
1 Shadowdancing
2 Flat / Line
3 Like A Curse (Feat. Monte Pittman)
4 One Last Kiss
5 Script (Feat. Darren Travis)

SIDE B:
6 Forsaken
7 To Live And Die On The Air (Feat. Cody Carpenter)
8 You'll Be Mine
9 Motionless (Bonus Track)

All Music & Lyrics, Vocals & Instruments Performance By M. USAI except where noted. Copyright (c) 2015 - www.confrontational.net

CODY CARPENTER appears courtesy of LUDRIUM
www.ludrium.bandcamp.com
DARREN TRAVIS appears courtesy of SADUS RECORDS
www.last.fm/music/sadus
MONTE PITTMAN appears courtesy of METAL BLADE RECORDS
www.montepittman.com
Cover Art Concept & Design By BRANCA STUDIO
www.brancastudio.com

Produced, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at THE CRIMSON DOME By MASSIMO USAI in Cagliari, SARDINIA (Italy) between May - Sept. 2015

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released October 1, 2015

Heartfelt thanks to Monte, Darren, Cody and Pol Abran & BRANCA STUDIO for being a part of this.

CODY CARPENTER - Lead Synth on "TO LIVE AND DIE ON THE AIR"
MONTE PITTMAN - Lead Guitars on "LIKE A CURSE"
DARREN TRAVIS - Vocals on "SCRIPT"

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CONFRONTATIONAL Sardinia, Italy

"A monolithic, spooky album that evokes images of both the dance floor and the horror movie screen... I give A DANCE OF SHADOWS 9 stars out of 10, because it not only shows growth, but also a really polished sense of purpose. CONFRONTATIONAL intends to confront you, and what he will show you may frighten you… but only until you come to love it for the art that it is." Bryan Eddy, NewRetroWave.com ... more

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Track Name: Flat / Line
Lying on your bed
Lost inside your world
No one ever reaches deep inside of you
In a constant limbo
Close to never land
With your eyes tight shut
Cast upon a spell

Flat / line - can you hear me over there?
Flat / line - won't you please come back to life?

The venom of serpents
Is under your lips
They live, you sleep
Wake up from this dream

Flat / line - can you hear me over there?
Flat / line - won't you please come back to life?
Track Name: Like A Curse (Feat. Monte Pittman)
Not a night goes by
Without the restless dreams
Where you're beautiful as ever and you're kissing me
And when the shadows fade
Under the killing sun
In the heat of the day, I still remember everything

Like a curse - there is nothing I can do
Like a curse - I can't get away from you
Like a curse - I can never let you go
Like a curse - you keep coming back for more

Nothing ever changes
So I've learned
Even though I've tried so hard to forget
And when the shadows fall
I can hear you calling me
Your smile as still as the stars
And you've never loved me once

Like a curse - there is nothing I can do
Like a curse - I can't get away from you
Like a curse - I can never let you go
Like a curse - you keep coming back for more

(Lead guitars: MONTE PITTMAN)
Track Name: One Last Kiss
Sirens calling
Waiting for a touch
Shadows around me
Dancing in the dark

One last kiss is all I miss
Before we finally say goodbye
One last kiss, one last wish
Will you let me lay my lips around your eyes?

Fire inside you
Flowing in your veins
Passion burning
And it's driving you insane

One last kiss is all I miss
Before we finally say goodbye
One last chance for you to say
This will never ever change

One last kiss, one last wish
One last blow right through my heart
One last kiss around your neck
Like a fading cigarette mark

One last kiss
One last kiss
One last kiss
Just one last
Track Name: Script (Feat. Darren Travis)
You know, this ain't a movie. Yet everyone around you is playing a part.
Not everyone would admit to it, sure. But that's just what everyone does. Hour after hour, day after day, week after week, all of us.
Some think they got the whole script down.
But I think most of us are playing by heart.
And all it takes for things to go one way rather than the other is somebody who takes his or her own part very, very seriously.
And when you do that, when you really go and do that - you just don't know. You just don't know what's gonna happen.
It could be the perfect ending and everybody's living happily ever after.
Or it could turn out real bad.
It could turn out you're not the hero.
It could turn out you're the one holding the knife, just before that final gunshot, only moments before the credits start rolling...
So - how are you going to play your part?

(Narration: DARREN TRAVIS)
Track Name: To Live And Die On The Air (Feat. Cody Carpenter)
You can't afford to lose no time
When everybody's on the line
The sun is setting and the night
Will take care of all there is to see

You know she's hiding there somewhere
Deep in the corners of your head
You can't afford to lose this track
Deep down you know she won't come back

And even though you're standing still
The shadows dancing on the beat
You know she's only meant to kill
Yet you can't help the way you feel

So run away my dear it's time
You can't afford to love no more
You know the end's in sight
Tonight you know you're bound to lose it all

(Lead synth: CODY CARPENTER)

So don't you live and die on the air
Don't kill yourself for all to see
And don't you love and die on the air
Just burn away the memories
Track Name: You'll Be Mine
You're lost inside a screen
I long for your caress
This never ending scene
Replaying in my head
Of you and I together
And happy ever after
A wish that I can't hide
I long for just one smile

Maybe one night
I'll be yours and you'll be mine

I need your eyes on me
I long for one last kiss
It's easy to imagine
How can this all be wrong?
There's nothing else I see
Alone here in the dark
And if we'll meet in dreams
I'll never want to wake up

Maybe one night
I'll be yours and you'll be mine

Maybe one night the stars will shine above us
You'll whisper my name
We'll dance with the shadows together again