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Wish Upon A Blackstar, one of the most anticipated albums of the year, is a masterwork by a master artist. The album's sixteen songs seamlessly blend genres from Electro and Dubstep to Rock and Orchestral with an intricacy and precision seldom heard in today's Electronic music. But it's not just studio wizardry and digital complexity; even the best production has little staying power without strong songcraft to back it up, and this is where Celldweller brings his deeply honed songwriting ability to bear, making Wish Upon A Blackstar an album that will long outlast its contemporaries. Truly epic in scope and execution, Wish Upon A Blackstar will not only leave a lasting mark on the always-changing landscape of Electronic music, but will stand the test of time as a remarkable statement of artistic virtue in a sea of disposable trends.

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released June 12, 2012

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Celldweller Detroit, Michigan

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-Circle of Dust
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- FreqGen

Celldweller creates a fusion of digital and organic textures: intricately designed soundscapes constructed from Drum & Bass, Electro and Modular Synths, woven together with aggressive Rock, Metal and Orchestral elements.
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Track Name: Unshakeable
Beyond the reaches of our galaxy
Three figures watch over us all
As suns are rising on a distant planet's shores
They are watching and waiting, always orchestrating

Celestial covering of humankind
Perfectly hovering In space and time
A world that turns when they're in control
Means we're bound to stand on ground that's unshakeable

Beyond the reaches of mortality
Three figures watch over us all
As suns are setting on a distant planet's shores
They are watching and waiting, always orchestrating

Celestial covering of humankind
Perfectly hovering In space and time
A world that turns when they're in control
Means we're bound to stand on ground that's unshakeable
Track Name: Blackstar
You must have wished on it
Because I saw them riding in on a Blackstar
They’d rather chew than spit
And they’re full of piss and vinegar

There’s no way to persuade them to give up their crusade
They’ve come to grant the wish you should have never made
Sing Hallelujah because you can’t change anything

They’ll let you try
To reverse everything
Don’t waste your time
Sing Hallelujah because you can’t change anything

They move without a sound
and their eyes will paralyze who gaze into
they'll leave you gagged and bound
To the whip of the wish they’ve granted you

Looks like they’re over it
I saw them riding off on a Blackstar
With nothing left to chew, they split
Because it makes no difference who you are
Track Name: Eon
I’m pacing inside this empty room
Told to wait til my life’s withdrawn
Uneasy, I’m waiting here anxiously
It’s a waste and I won’t wait another Eon

Endless night
Long for light
My head against this tomb
And pushing through
I’m pushing through
Facedown and pushing through

Trapped and isolated
Eternity is what a moment seems
When I can’t feel anything

Erasing my final memories
They won’t stop til my whole life’s gone
Uneasy, I wait for normality
It’s a waste and I won’t wait another Eon

When life is gone without a trace
And hope is lost in time’s embrace
I won’t wait or hesitate; I’m pushing through facedown
I won’t wait or hesitate; I’m pushing through…

If time’s a song, I won’t wait for its reprise
I am done wishing farewells and goodbyes
I won’t let this place overshadow my birthright
I won’t wait another Eon

Impatiently, I’m cutting through the earth in front of me
Bone on stone, blood and sweat married
Can’t hear the voice that whispers fears when my heart is pounding in my ears
All I see in my mind is not what I’ve left behind
But all the things I’ve been missing in that lost Eon

Trapped and isolated
Time is dislocated
Eternity is what a moment seems
When I am lost inside this dream
When I can’t speak and I can’t scream
And I can’t feel anything
Track Name: Louder Than Words
So here we go again
You’re opening your mouth before you think
Your insincerities are clinging to me like the stench of your last drink

Did I really hear you say you’re sorry?
Hard for me to believe
I don’t get how you’re buying your own story
You’re piss broke emotionally

I’m watching
Listening
The volume’s always the same

Actions speak louder than words do
I don’t want to hear dead words from you
Actions speak louder than words do
I just want to see what you will do

So here it comes again
A deafening parade of duplicity
Birds falling from the sky
The air is poisoned by the breath you waste on me

The thought of you has become so disappointing
Hard for you to believe?
You never seem to fail to change the stories
You so effortlessly breed

It’s time to play again
Deception is your game
But why would you want to wear that shame?
It speaks louder than words
Track Name: Memories of a Girl I Haven't Met
In this lonely place, bathed in silence and thoughts of you
I can't see your face but I'm trying to envision you
So are you really out there?
Are you awake with memories of a boy you haven't met yet who's wished upon the Pleiades?
Track Name: I Can't Wait
This flame is coalescing
This fire's burning bright
I know I’ll get burned but it’s alright
(Waiting anxiously)
It’s too late to change direction
I’m fixed on her in my mind
Trade sense for sensation this time
(Takes control of me)
I can’t wait

I want to be with you right now anyway
Reckless, so what? I can’t wait to be around you
Take me, break me, right now - Why wait til hell to pay?
So dumb, so what? I can’t wait to be around you

Her skin is laced with poison
Her words are laced with lies
Affliction is waiting in her eyes
(Take them willingly)
I can’t control this compulsion
Like a moth into the flame
Her fiery embrace completes my shame
(Don’t let go of me)

We bathe in this denial
Lay bare the secret place
For just a little while
Submit to this embrace

Pain unfolding
Shame beholding
Don’t let go of me
Track Name: Gift For You
Hello again
I still try to remember how this all began
You can't undo
It's okay though because I've got a gift for you

Poison in the well - I've got a gift for you
A special place in hell - I've got a gift for you
the perfect place to dwell - I've got a gift for you
and though they're not as nice as the ones you gave to me, I hope that they will do

Hello again
I still can't remember how this all began
One thing left to do
So I'm here now and I've got a gift for you

Poison in the well - I've got a gift for you
A special place in hell - I've got a gift for you
The perfect place to dwell - I've got a gift for you
And though they're not as nice as the ones you gave to me, I hope that they will do

Sickness for the skin - I've got a gift for you
A cancer for within - I've got a gift for you
An ending to begin - I've got a gift for you
And though they're not as nice as the ones you gave to me, I hope that they will do
Track Name: The Lucky One
Payback is overdue
So much for the I.O.U.
My head is stuck underneath God’s thumb
I guess that makes me the lucky one

Stupidity is a constant trend
Murphy and I have become best friends
Hooray for dreams gone before they’ve come
Hooray for me I’m the lucky one

I am the lucky one
I am a comedian
I guess that makes me the lucky one

A sinking ship, holes in my lifeboat
Sorry for choking but I’ve got a wishbone stuck in my throat
I never thought this could be such fun
Hooray for me I’m the lucky one

I tried to jump straight through the suck
Headfirst but now my f#!*n' head is stuck
I’m feeling like a stupid schmuck
Lucky for me I don’t believe in luck
Thank God I don’t believe in luck

Rusted linings on my black clouds
It’s raining piss, will somebody tell me what’s that all about?
Wish on a Blackstar until it comes
Hooray for me I’m the lucky one

I am the lucky one
I am only human
I guess that makes me the lucky one
Track Name: The Seven Sisters
"Look up at the stars son" my father was saying
"Now go wish upon one, then spend your life waiting"

The Northern Lights could hear me whispering
Hunter Orion are you listening?
The rings of Saturn circle endlessly
And I'm still waiting

I cast my hope upon The Pleiades
The Seven Sisters who would come for me
They'd fall to earth to grant a child's dream
But I'm still waiting

Alone in this darkness there's a dream still worth saving
I cling to a promise, and I am still waiting
Track Name: Birthright
“Get back up, what are you waiting for this time? “
I’m over playing with this plight
But I’m still handcuffed, ball-gagged, facedown to the floor
And I’m waiting while I’m hating what I’m waiting for

It’s time to take ahold of what belongs to me
It’s time to walk away with no apologies
Voices in the mirror start quietly
And now they’re screaming back at me

Don’t back down
Holding on until my hands and mind are bleeding
This is my birthright
I’m so sick of feeling like I’m helpless
This is over tonight

Don’t back up, your ass is to the wall again and
Aren’t you sick of wasting so much time?
And yes it’s true you’re a fool if you think you were born
To be waiting while you’re hating what you’re waiting for

Don’t back down
Holding on until my hands and mind are bleeding
This is my birthright
I’m so sick of feeling like I’m hopeless
This is over tonight

How could have I been so earthbound
with my heart in the depths and my face in the ground?
it’s time to uproot myself and move on

How could have I been making sound
When my mouth and my lungs had both fused to the ground?
it’s time to uproot myself and move on

The voices in my head have all begun to sing
(the voices in your head have all begun to sing)
and they sure as hell hope I am listening
(I sure as hell hope you are listening)

Don’t back down
Holding on until my hands and mind are bleeding
This is my birthright
I’m so sick of feeling like I’m lifeless
This is over tonight
Track Name: It Makes No Difference Who We Are
I am still here waiting
I'm anticipating
While they are orchestrating
To grant the wish that I am making

No price too great, no distance too far
If I could wish upon a Blackstar

It makes no difference where they are
They'll grant my wish upon a Blackstar

We are all here waiting
We're anticipating
While they are orchestrating
To grant the wishes we are making

No price too great, no distance too far
If we could wish upon a Blackstar

It makes no difference who we are
When we have wished upon a Blackstar
When we have wished upon a Blackstar
They'll grant our wish upon a Blackstar
Track Name: The Best It's Gonna Get
Sit down and shut up I don’t want to hear a word come out of your mouth. Why won’t you listen to me?
You’re dreaming - outside life’s great but inside you’re screaming
It’s not how you thought it would be?

(Aimlessly)
Are you hoping for something?
(Patiently)
Waiting for some sign?
(Mindfully)
It’s time to jump in or simply get the hell out
(Finally)
I think you better make up your mind

Your perfect world
Has been upset
And this is the best it’s gonna get

C’mon, get up shake it off and work your way beyond the fallout
But you still won’t listen to me
You’re screaming – Bam! the smack of the truth wakes you from your dreaming
So inconveniently

(Irony)
It sucks that it was all for nothing
(Painfully)
Your plans were redesigned
(Mournfully)
It’s a shame you didn’t stand for something
(Finally)
Now it’s too late to make up your mind

Your life’s been overrated
Hopelessly complicated
You can keep your fame and you can
Keep your money
Keep your beauty

It’s a shame how long you’ve waited
Constantly constipated
So grab your knees and clench your teeth and
Reap your glory
Reap your glory
Track Name: So Long Sentiment
Under this crushing wait, I’m sinking
It never goes away, the thinking
Echoes in empty rooms decaying
Alone to face the rest of me

So long Sentiment
It doesn’t matter now

What the hell is wrong with me?
Why am I torturing myself?
Inhaling all these memories
Like a breath of fire sent from hell

Lead in my gut, not in my spine
I feel distracted all the time
Well lucky me I’m finally all alone
I’ll miss you

So long Sentiment
It doesn’t matter now
Alone to face the rest of me

What the hell is wrong with me?
Why am I torturing myself?
Fixated on these memories
Like a prisoner inside a cell

With nothing useful to say and no one to listen to it
Filling the deep with the pain, I slowly sink into it
Consider questionable things to try to get me through it
I’ve tried to push it away but I always give into it
Long for the taste of the rain that finally helps subdue it
And washes this all away

Under this crushing wait, I’m sinking
It never goes away, the thinking
Echoes in empty rooms are saying
“Time to erase the rest of me”
Track Name: Tainted
It's not a question of why and if she'll make it
It’s more a question of when and how she'll take it
Standing out there alone completely naked
Another secret’s been kept and left her tainted

There's nothing more she can do to make them change it
She does the best that she can to rearrange it
There's still the question of how she’s grown so tainted
A tattered canvas unfurls, watch as they paint it

She fought them bravely until defenses caved in
Pressing their teeth to her neck until she gave in
Now there’s no question this girl is well acquainted
With suffering in a world that’s left her tainted

Slowly fading and decaying
Please ignore what they’re saying

She’s at the edge of the world
She’s there standing alone
She’s the loneliest girl
And now She finally feels like she’s coming home

She’s just done what she’s been told
Her heart is turning to stone
Here at the end of this girl
This time she finally feels like she’s coming home
Track Name: Against The Tide
I finally get what you’ve been saying now that we’re knee deep side by side
The storm clouds are circling above us as we struggle against the tide

I feel your grip firm on my shoulder but this fear in my head won’t subside
They patiently circle around us as we hold out (against the tide)

Oh father why have they forsaken me? You warned me that they would
with curses passing down the bloodline, unspoken and misunderstood

We’re losing light and strength of will
The darkened depths beckoning still
And we hold on against the tide

Beneath the storm and left to fight alone
Remember son, you’re reaping what you’ve sown
Under the waves and sinking like a stone
I’m sorry son, you’re reaping what you’ve sown

We’re slowly losing ground
And hope is harder to maintain
When all the prayers we’ve prayed feel lost like tears in the rain

The waters pulling down
The moon’s eclipsing the sun
The ending that we knew would come has finally begun
It’s finally begun

This sorrow weighs down on my shoulders, this fear’s getting harder to hide
You’ll leave me alone in this darkness left to hold out against the tide