Invasion of the Robot Brains From Planet Zero

by DefenceMechanism

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"Invasion of the Robot Brains From Planet Zero" is Defence Mechanism's 2nd full-length release.
Written and recorded in early 2010 with the intention of being a Sci-Fi concept album about pissed off alien robots from a distant planet descending upon planet Earth to kill us off.
Looks like they achieved what they set out to do.
Once described as "an adventure straight out of the further reaches of space. As though Dr. Who, Thomas Dolby, Information Society, and the cast of This Island Earth got together late one night in a room full of vintage synthesizers and VHS tapes".

Front man and songwriter Dr. Daniel X. Belasco won the 2010 Recording Engineer of the Year award at the Niagara Music Awards for his production and engineering work on "Invasion..."

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released July 1, 2010

Dr. Daniel X. Belasco - Vocals, Synth Programming, Engineering, Production, Songwriting
Paul Koziej - Synth Programming, Sound Design, Live Percussion
Alexander J. Parker - Additional Synth Programming, Live Keyboards

Paul Sizer - Cover Art

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DefenceMechanism Toronto, Ontario

Defence Mechanism started by Daniel X. Belasco in late 2003.
Shortly thereafter Paul K. joined as the second longest standing member.
Originally started with the intent of being an Industrial project, Defence Mechanism quickly grew to be something else entirely.
Adopting a kitschy sci-fi imagery and focusing on writing solid material instead of "club hits".
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Track Name: Dance Ex Machina (non album mix)
Descending from outer space
to bury the human race
what a surprise
you'd better run for your lives

These machines of destruction
bring the end of your days
setting fire to everything
as they blow you away

Wake up everyone
world destruction has begun
the enemy is sending you to you grave

Robots from outer space
sent here to annihilate
a weapon for destroying the human race

Machine god genocide
run but you can never hide
nothing you can tell them will save your lives

Robots from outer space
sent here to exterminate
killing off everyone of making them slaves

Metal gods of technology
will erase our biology
you're all gonna die
there's no changing their minds

You can fight but it's suicide
they will be your demise
and they're programmed for genocide
machine gods will rise

Wake up everyone
world destruction has begun
the enemy is sending you to you grave

Robots from outer space
sent here to annihilate
a weapon for destroying the human race

Machine god genocide
run but you can never hide
nothing you can tell them will save your lives

Robots from outer space
sent here to exterminate
killing off everyone of making them slaves
Track Name: We're Gonna Fade (non album mix)
We're gonna fade
We're gonna lie
We're gonna find you
Though you seem to think that you can hide

You'd better run
Or you're gonna die
We're gonna find you, use you, hide you and your simple minds

And though it feels so strange
You cannot fight the way we open minds
Just never mind

And you try to fight
This god of lies
But it's gonna feed you, hate you,
Change you and your useless mind

Cause it fucking hates
Your way of life
And it's gonna kill you
Though you seem to think that you can't die

And though it feels so strange
You cannot fight the way we open minds
And just try to fight

The wicked lies this god machine will feed us everyday
And the catastrophic change of mind will blow us all away
As the fate of man is folding up into your shattered minds
And the video screens are selling us lies that everyone will buy

And there comes a time
For you to pray
And although these metal gods
Don't care about you anyway

So this is it
The end of days
And although you seem to think
You're in control of everything

Because it feels so strange
You'll never know the way we open minds
So just close your eyes.

The wicked lies this god machine will feed us everyday
And the catastrophic change of mind will blow us all away
As the fate of man is folding up into your shattered minds
And the video screens are selling us lies that everyone should buy

The wicked lies this god machine will feed us everyday
And the catastrophic change of mind will blow us all away
As the fate of man is folding up into your shattered minds
And the video screens are selling us lies that everyone will buy

The wicked lies this god of hate is forcing us to be
And we will die if we don't see exactly what they mean
And the metal gods have come to teach us
We'd better change the way we use life.
Abuse life.
Track Name: Shiny Metal Brains (non album mix)
From the sky
The big machines
Are coming to take control
Of everything
And everyone
And every single living soul

Full of hate in their brains
And war in their eyes
They're ready to kill us all
From the clouds in the sky
A rain made of fire
They've come to destroy us all

Coming down from the sky
In a halo of flames
Everybody will die
Or be turned into slaves
You can run all you want
But you'll never be safe
Cause there's no place to hide
From the Shiny Metal Brains

The human race is mystified
By the sight of these big machines
As we sit terrified
We all wonder why
They've come to kill everything

But one reasons for sure
The Earth can't endure
The way we're abusing the whole damn place
The machines theorize
The human race dies
To stop us from killing her

Coming down from the sky
In a halo of flames
Everybody will die
Or be turned into slaves
You can run all you want
But you'll never be safe
Cause there's no place to hide
From the Shiny Metal Brains

The big machines
Come roaring from down
From the chaos within the clouds
But there's nowhere to hide
And nowhere to run
As the whole world is burning down

But the whole human race
Is such a disgrace
I wish we'd have known that we have no chance
But we reap what we sow
And we should have known
That is we don't behave
We all die

Coming down from the sky
In a halo of flames
Everybody will die
Or be turned into slaves
You can run all you want
But you'll never be safe
Cause there's no place to hide
From these Shiny Metal Brains
Track Name: Robots of Dawn (non album mix)
Time has come to annihilate you
Pay the price for everything you do

Weak and vile
Infantile
Everything will be destroyed
All your gods are null and void
We've been sent to educate you
Wait. In time you will find
Nothing else can save you now.

Everything you've done is wrong
And we've let you life too long
Now that you're all terrified
Everyone is going to die

Take the time
Realize
Everything will be destroyed
All machine have been deployed
We've been sent to decimate you
Though you feel we're not real
Everything has gone astray

You're not a victim of hate
This world is such a disgrace
You know that no one is safe
We're gonna blow you away

All deceptions and disease
Bring you all down to your knees
And face desire through the the shame
No more lies...

Weak and vile
Infantile
Everything will be destroyed
All your gods are null and void
We've been sent to educate you
Wait. In time you will find
Everyone will be destroyed
All machine have been deployed
We are here to eradicate you
Though you feel we're not real
Everything must be destroyed

You will fall.
Track Name: Maybe I Won't (non album mix)
Maybe I don't understand you
Take it or leave, you can't deceive it
You'll only feel what is real
And maybe I don't care about you
I won't deceive you
I can't deny you
You'll only see what is real

And maybe I won't understand the truth
And make believe you're real
And hide inside of you
And maybe I won't see the world as though it seems
And take the time to crawl inside your dreams

Maybe I won't understand you
Take it or leave it, you don't believe it
There's something deep inside you
The variations of the wisdom
Are taken down in silent seething
You know I mean it, you can't believe it
When something is not real

And maybe I don't understand the truth
And take the time to see it
And see what's inside you
And maybe one day I will burn away the truth
And see inside these eyes a lonely you
That I feel

Maybe I don't understand you
Take it or leave, you can't deceive it
You'll only feel what is real
And maybe I can't care about you
I won't deceive you
I won't deny you
I'll only see what is real

And maybe I won't understand the truth
And make believe you're real
And hide inside of you
And maybe I won't see the world as though it seems
And take the time to crawl inside your dreams
And maybe I don't understand the truth
And take the time to see it
And see what's inside you
And maybe one day I will burn away the truth
And see inside these eyes a lonely you
That I feel
Track Name: Grid Bugs and Tanks (non album mix)
I never took the time to follow
I never felt the engine of the times
And the media mind will fall to shame

I thought I'd figured out the problem
And though it feels so undeniably
Like the sowing of the hate
Everyday
Inside

All the shame survives you
The enemies are wired inside us all
And I see the terrifying nightmare in my soul
And I see reanimated eyes will claim us all
And I see they're digitizing lies

Inside these prison walls I'm dying
I'm figuring the sands will always fall
And the sun will go away
As they say

A million times I've tried to hide it
I'm leaning on the promise of the wires
As they take me away
Everyday
Inside

All the shame survives you
The enemies are wired inside us all
And I see the terrifying nightmare in my soul
And I see reanimated eyes will claim us all
And I see they're digitizing lies

You couldn't keep it quiet
How could you?
You couldn't help but tell the whole world
That I'm falling from space
With such disgrace

You take the time to see the liars
I feel the ending will harm the only child
Who is waiting in time
Waiting for some way to escape

All the shame survives you
The enemies are wired inside us all
And I see the terrifying nightmare in my soul
And I see reanimated eyes will claim us all
And I see they're digitizing lies
Track Name: Metropolis (non album mix)
Awake all night just to see the sunrise
A luminous shadow arriving on the edge of today
A break in the light just to make it all right and all streamlined
A million shadows just chewing and feeding away
Alright

And you will find in the eulogy override
A vision came and the meaning is shooting itself sometimes
For all change and chance you're believing what you say
To follow signs into your hell, all the way, is not too wise.

This suicide
This suicide
There comes a time
To stand and fight

They still try and they figure it doesn't matter to you
The angels try to to mold you the same
And the vision is changing all the ancient signs in need of more reality
And it seems right. All right.
I know we're not all right.

This suicide
This suicide
There comes a time
To stand and fight

The mission start will be confession of a sudden relapse
Though I feel the slight precarious variant soul
And it seems I will fail the days and stay awake all night
Out of mind
I don't feel
I don't mind

This suicide
This suicide
There comes a time
To stand and fight
Track Name: Let's Get Out of Here! (non album mix)
Wasting time as we figure out the other
It doesn't make any sense
This world is strange, so uncontrolled, so incompatible
It seem to completely insane

You need to change the amount of Jesus
Awaken minds that have fallen in line
So you can change, and understand
And even figure out the reason that you rattle your cage

I said alright!
I said alright!
Come on!
Let's go!

Thing will change as the feelings beset you
As you're going astray
This disease of the mind is controlling your brain
And you can't seem to throw it away

What you say and how you act
They always differ
A slowly moving mind is a captive grave digger
A lonely cage
A lonely mind
And you can see your own demise

I said alright!
I said alright!
Come on!
Let's go!

One and the same
It's all in your mind
You're playing this game
With all of your lives
And all that you say
Is all in your mind
You're failing to see
Our brilliant design

I'm waiting for time yo completely distract you
I'm waiting for time to completely erase you
Waiting on fire a million times, a million times, a million times...

Free your minds from the fate you control
You're staring at the end of your life
And we can see the fire burning your world
To send you on a mission to fight

And take it down every step, every minute, every day
And never really see you're to blame
Tell us why, tell us why, tell us you'll never die
Just give it up 'cause you're fucking insane!

I said alright!
I said alright!
Come on!
Let's go!
Track Name: Emergency Population Control (non album mix)
As they waste away to nothing and fall apart at the seems
The human race collapses
And as though it means nothing to trap themselves in their dreams
They've fallen by the wayside

The minutes are dragging
And as terrified as they are they seem to make no changes
But maybe they don't don't believe it
That the end is right there before their eyes
And it's asking for their surrender

Even though I seem to follow
Even though I simplify this
And even though I know the answers
And even though you still deny this
What is this I try to tell you?
What is this I try to say?
What is this you've never answered?
What is this I seem to have for you?

If they took the time to see it
There's no more need to pretend
And there's no more options they can choose
And maybe one day after all the dust has blown away they'll find
The answer to the question

Even though I seem to follow
Even though I simplify this
And even though I know the answers
And even though you still deny this
What is this I try to tell you?
What is this I try to say?
What is this you've never answered?
What is this I seem to have for you?

Make it all feel
And make it all seem right
Make it all real
And make me believe tonight
Make it all feel
And make it all seem right
Make it all real
And make me believe tonight
Track Name: Last Man on Earth (non album mix)
I hear them calling for my from outside
I thought the people of the world had died
They stand there waiting for me through the night
A thousand days and there's no end in sight

I feel denial at night

Awake and find it all blown away
The dust is creeping up my spine
Nothing left but the death
And I'm standing alone
Tonight

My only saviour is the light of day
I feel the light go away
I see the zombies and the living dead
All coming for me and it's in my head

And I hear the fire outside

Awake and find it all blown away
The dust is creeping up my spine
Nothing left but the death
And I'm standing alone
Tonight

And they'll never find a way to break my tired soul
And they'll have to find another way to take it all
And I see beyond the endless days
The lonely world
And if I could ever see someone else again in this lonely world

As they hide from days, and the dead sunrise
I can fight all the same, but it's suicide
All the shame of the world, only magnified
Couldn't help with the pain, and the sacrifice
When the dawn isn't stained with the blood of strife
I might awaken from the horror of this sleepless night
But maybe I've always been, to my surprise, the lonely man in the dead sunrise
Track Name: Revenge of the Snake Charmer (non album mix)
It's time to call an end...
An end to all of your lies
Your false truth and majesties
The tragedies and the spite

A mission failure
The last time you played the game
No one here will recognize you
And no one here will know your name

your crimes committed here have always been so ignored
but this time your ministries are gonna fall by the sword

A major fiction
Unaware that everyone is feeling like a million pieces
Thrown into a loaded gun
And does it feel OK?

You'll never know what you've done
Afraid of what you might become
This agony is what you do
And the reason they've been drawn to you

Your name is meaningless, insignificant and benign
As you fall from divinity your tyranny leaves them all
At the mercy of becoming themselves as you threaten to send them to hell
Then you tease us
Play Jesus
The saviour of the world and the light
But does it feel all right?
And does it feel OK?

You'll never know what you've done
Afraid of what you might become
This agony is what you do
And the reason they belong to you