All Your Heroes Become Villains

by Ed Hale and The Transcendence

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about

With each and every Transcendence album, one is never quite sure what to expect. During the nine years since their genre-defying breakout debut Rise and Shine, Ed Hale and the Transcendence have been musical shape-shifters, willing to assume whatever form and go in whatever direction their music demands. On their latest release, their fourth album, entitled All Your Heroes Become Villains, they harness the best of their previous efforts and multiply it by a gazillion. It was the result of a long, grueling recording process, appropriate for an album as equally accessible as it is complex and eclectic. Haunting melodies, rock-God guitar riffs, rhythmic adventurousness, bold sonic experimentation, inspired songwriting and Ed Hale's impassioned vocals create a highly memorable experience for the listener that could easily be called a concept album. Each song seems integral to the work as a whole.

All Your Heroes Become Villains comes off like an instant classic – stylistically and lyrically unified and thematic and by far their most ambitious work to date. This masterpiece is dark and heavy, and yet every bit the catchy ear candy that fans of the band have come to expect. Hale sings of hope, victory, loss, suffering and blind idealism on a personal and global level in his signature tortured baritone while the band weaves together their trademark post-modern rock meets Brit pop creating an aural soundscape that is truly unforgettable. Features the hit singles “Blind Eye,” “Waiting for Godot,” and “Solaris.”

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released 15 November 2011
Transcendence is:
Ed Hale: lead vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, percussion
Roger Houdaille: bass guitar, background vocals
Fernando Perdomo: guitars, electric sitar, mellotron, percussion, background vocals
Allan Gabay: piano and keyboards
Ricardo Mazzi: drums, percussion
Karen Feldner: background vocals
Additional Musicians:
Kamran Aghaiepour: keyboards and remixing
Zach Ziskin: additional lead and rhythm guitar
Leo Manellis: additional drums Matthew Sabatella: background harmony vocals
Dee Dee Wilde: lead vocals on All Your Heroes Become Villains — Main Theme
Emiliano Torres: trumpet Alex Zapata: trombone
Produced by: Ed Hale and Fred Freeman
Co-production and remixing by: Kamran Aghaiepour
Songs Arranged by: Transcendence
Lead Engineer: Joe Syring
Assistant Engineer: Rudi Meeuwen
Recorded at Criteria Hit Factory Studios, Miami, FL and
Dungeon Recording Studios, Miami, FL
Mixed by: Fred Freeman and Ed Hale
Mastered by: Zach Ziskin
All Your Heroes Become Villains album cover painting by: Gina Rowland
CD packaging artwork by: Gina Rowland and Susie Aminian
CD packaging layout by: Susie Aminian and Roger Houdaille
Photography by: Jill Kahn and Ron Roman
Photo editing and touch-up by: Flavia Molinari
A&R by: Dying Van Gogh Records

All selections published by Transcendent Music Publishing (ASCAP), Baby Joon Music (BMI), Think Like A Key (SESAC). © 2011 Dying Van Gogh Records, a division of Transcendent Media Group Inc.

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Track Name: All Your Heroes Become Villains — Main Theme
Believe me man the only thing we have is hope
The rest of it is a lie
Dog eat dog and an eye for an eye
Get a little so you can say you got a little before you die
The only thing we have is faith
Believe me the rest of it is just a lie
Turn the other cheek so they can slap you one more time
Give a little so they can take a little more before we die
Blind faith in the face of rampant genocide
The only thing we have is love
Believe me the rest of it is just a lie
If we ever stopped to think about it
Even for a second
We wouldn’t even try
Track Name: Blind Eye
Everything I hear and everything I see
I won’t be afraid, you won’t bother me
All your evil ways with everything you do
I will turn away, you won’t bother me
Murder Greed Destruction Exploitation Rape Sex and Violence
Take your money Take your money Take your money
I will turn a blind eye
Everything I fear is everything you do
But I won’t walk away, I’ll win in spite of you
I will turn a blind eye
Track Name: Solaris
All alone in my life I wonder why oh why
I lie awake and wait for you in the night
I walk alone
And now that you found your new world Julia
Out in Solaris where you’re far from the sun
Walk alone but
Heaven’s eyes on you tonight
May you sleep in peace until daylight
Blessed be all of your dreams tonight Julia
All alone in our lives I wonder why oh why
I will look for you each night In the sky
We walk alone
And now that you found your new world Julia
Out in Solaris where you’re far from the sun
So all alone
Heaven’s eyes on you tonight
May you sleep in peace until daylight
Blessed be all of your dreams tonight Julia
And if you feel any sign of life
Show a little tonight Julia
Out in Solaris Julia
Track Name: Waiting For Godot
By now you’ve seen it all before
You’ve known it for so long
You’ve tried to hide from what wasn’t there but all along was here
You see there is no use  
And now you’re going down so cut yourself off
I’ve been waiting for so long
I’ve been waiting, I’ve been waiting for so
I’ve been waiting for so long 
In a sense you’ve always been alone
You’ve seen you get your hands around it just to watch it all come down
And you’ve lived for so long
you see that you’re still alone
And now you’re going down so take yourself out
How not to hate with all this ruin
I can’t relate to what you’re doing
If you exist you’re either a joke or you’re some cruel monster 
I’ve been waiting, I’ve been waiting for so
I’ve been waiting, I’ve been waiting for so
I’ve been waiting for so long
Track Name: All Your Heroes Become Villains: Part Three — Taking The Fall
In the third act you can play the savior
When she falls down I will try to save her
But When the angels appear to float
On somebody else’s hope
You’ll know that you are the one who’ll be taking the fall.
You know you are the one
You thought she was the one
You know you are the one
Track Name: Here It Comes
She walks alone in the moonlight
Her heavy eyes see the glow
She tells me everything’s alright we make love and then
we know 
Here it comes
Coming round
Oh baby I can feel it now
We’ve both worked very hard
Not to lose it in the final hours
Here it comes its coming around baby can you feel it now
We know what it’s all about
Here it comes
She wanders off in the moonlight
She waits for sunsets at noon
She asks me everything alright?
I whisper baby its good
Here it comes
Coming round
Oh baby can you feel it now?
We both worked very hard
Let’s not lose it in the final hours
Here it comes
It’s coming around
Baby can you feel it now?
We know what its all about
Here it comes
Track Name: Indian Princess
You’re my Indian Princess
I watch you smile while you undress
We’ll make love until the morning
Waiting for the sun to rise
And fill up her room
She can make me do most anything
I’d kill or die for her
When she touch me that way 
Waiting by her side for her to wake
I’m hypnotized
By her beauty and grace
Surrender lost without a warning
I’m out of breath and paralyzed
Alone in her room
You’re my Indian Princess
I play my guitar while you undress
We’ll make love and in the morning
We melt into the sunny sky
That shines in her room
She looks me in the eye
And coolly she denies
She’d ever leave
But I know it’s pretend
Cuts me down to size
Philosophizing endlessly
I can feel it’s the end
She walks away whispers
I’ll see you soon
And I’m alone in her room
Track Name: Messed It Up Again
She took my ring and never gave it back She took my heart
And never gave it back She took my love And never gave it back
She took it all And never gave it back
Another lesson of the world A broken man A broken girl
I’ll never fall in love again ‘There is no use its all pretend’
I cry my eyes out every night 
I messed it up. I messed it up again.
All my love She took all my love I got no love
Cause she took all my love
Track Name: We Are Columbine (The Unforgiven)
We are columbine
And we are Palestine
And Israel is going to rule the world
We are Kosovo
Bleeding in the snow
Every heart a victim of the world
Nobody gives a damn
Just like Vietnam Nobody gives a damn
We trade our guns for money
We are columbine
So wretched and entwined
In every malady that plagues the earth
We are Martin Lee
And OJ going free
And the children of the village of My Lai
Nobody gives a damn
Just like Vietnam Nobody gives a damn
We trade our guns for money
We are the unforgiven
We trade our guns for money
We trade our guns for money
We sell our souls for money
We trade our guns for money
They’ll kill us all for money
Track Name: After Tomorrow
And you knew you would
If you thought you could
Always tried real hard
To do what you should
To do what you should
And you always did
What you thought you should
Always did your best
What you thought you could
What you thought you could
But you noticed soon
You were not enough
There was something there
That you could not
Explain
After all these years I can finally breathe I am out of here
After tomorrow I will disappear
Track Name: Last stand at the walls of Zion
The walls Of Zion cried last night
We almost watched them fall
But somehow we survived
We made it through it all
And now we’re
sleeping tight
Our hearts a lullaby
Pray for peace in the new city
Pray for hope in the great city
Cause here we are tonight
And Zion has survived
He really was the One
But Trinity has died
So many lost their lives and made the sacrifice to save the world tonight
Pray for peace in the new city
Pray for hope in the great city
Here we are tonight
The walls of Zion cried last night
We almost watched them fall
But somehow we survived
We made it through it all
Our hearts forever cry
For those who gave their lives
So Zion could survive
And here we are tonight