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Machines of Our Disgrace

by Circle of Dust

re_Engage 01:20
Paralyzing elixir of contempt Overriding sobriety's attempt A narcissism We so eagerly embrace Smile as we assemble The machines of our disgrace Metastasizing In such a willing host The real disease Has been misdiagnosed Dehumanizing And difficult to face We've built our own destruction The machines of our disgrace Submission Without a fight Corrosion Mind parasite
Contagion 05:25
Has nobody noticed our infection? This slow and willing genocide Terminal sickness spreads Through thoughts inside our heads Our consciences under the knife Willing transmission of disease Worship new deities Contagion We’ve all succumbed to misdirection Lost in the concerns of our own lives Sedated willingly by our technology Ignorant bliss until we die Have we been sick since our inception? Doomed to our own willing suicide And as we watch it spread The living become dead But never stop to question why Contagion Sickness in disguise Our contagion Open up our eyes Our contagion
Breaking down Burning out Justified Disavowed Closing in Fading out To entropy I am bound Closing down Burning out Simplified Disallowed Caving in Pushing out To entropy I am bound I can’t make up my mind When it’s made up for me My system's in decline, Embracing entropy The ground has given way To instability So long solid foundation and Hello dear anarchy Impossible to control Impossible to see So we heed the call into the fall One and all embracing entropy Breaking down Burning out Verified Blinding doubt Fading in Closing out To entropy I am bound
Humanarchy 05:00
Selfless and selfish We coexist Hell for the helpless Chaos persists Slaves of disorder Perpetually Single world order Humanarchy Think we know who we are And that we've come so far Our arrogance our scar Misanthropy The price of all we take Destruction of all we break The lives that we forsake Humanarchy In warlike fashion Make our defense Human compassion Our great pretense Strong prey on weakness With no empathy So much for meekness Humanarchy
Signal 00:30
alt_Human 05:00
Inbred weakness broken and flawed Finite lifespan and far from a god Visions of heaven for mankind that's lost And selling our future without knowing the cost Prepare the way for what some say is soon to come We play god Germline mod Loaded gun Creating alt_Human Sickness and defect replaced at its core CRISPR/Cas9 the germline explored Designer children choose intelligence & sex All without knowing the long term effects Recoded Humans Shifting Paradigm We can’t see where this path will lead And we're running out of time We play god Germline mod Loaded gun Creating alt_Human Instating alt_Human Awaiting alt_Human
Hive Mind 05:57
Don’t worry about your life We’ll help to pacify Collective, controlling As your will's corroding Counterfeit placation Under our sedation And no one seems to mind That our light makes them blind The sell is easy Cuz you don’t want to know Don’t want to believe The things that we control No real resistance No thoughts to why We’ll keep existing While you deny We are hive mind There’s no use believing That we are deceiving Disregard what you know Keep reaping what we sow
Outside In 06:15
It's hard for me to face That so much time has passed And all the things that went away Were those I thought would last It’s hard to look into The mirror dark within And not embracing the reflection there May be my greatest sin Sometimes I feel I'm on the outside looking in It's like I'm watching someone else Living in my skin Hope has stained my heart in vain I'm drowning in my sin Sometimes I feel I'm on the outside looking in Standing here with empty hands To fill my heart And thinking I am winning In a race I didn't start Why is it that I always fail To hit the mark? How can I be connecting While I'm unplugged in my heart Father have mercy on your son Always bring me home again However far I've run Father grant wisdom for within So I no longer have to be On the outside looking in
Neurachem 04:44
Excision of the heart Precision of the mind So this is how we start To leave our weaknesses behind Senses are intensified The dawning of the Übermensch Our abilities are amplified When we are cranking up the neurachem Impervious to pain Deletion of all fear Our loss will be our gain As human deficiencies all disappear Perfectly designed To see it through to the end Synaptic transmissions redline When we are cranking up the neurachem Redesign Modify Amplified Stimuli Unafraid Of the end Altered state, activate Neurachem
k_OS 03:30
Neophyte 06:00
Wandering aimlessly Look up Living impassively Fade out Wondering silently So loud Wake from this fantasy Wake up Welcome home neophyte Eternal satellite A darker place a darker time Both stripped away beneath the light An old vision to replace A new knowledge to embrace You will ascend until the end For this is your beginning, neophyte Wandering mindlessly Look up Dim light of sanity Fade out Raging so quietly So loud Wake from this fantasy Wake up When no trace of light remains And death’s wind blows I’ll wrap my wings around you Never let you go
Malacandra 06:03


Machines of Our Disgrace marks the 5th full-length studio album for industrial music pioneer Circle of Dust, after a near 20 year hiatus. Created by artist/producer Klayton, best known for his multi-genre project Celldweller, Circle of Dust returns to Klayton’s industrial roots with metal riffs, pulsing electronics and catchy songwriting.

Klayton pushes the envelope of fusing modern metal and electronic production with gritty industrial noise & samples on Machines of Our Disgrace, while incorporating both aggressive and melodic vocals with thought provoking lyrics about man’s technological evolution. Songs like “Contagion” and the title track “Machines of Our Disgrace” question our relationship with technology while “alt_Human” and “Neurachem” explore the world of biohacking and genetic modification. The tracks “Hive Mind” and “Humanarchy” provide commentary on man’s place in modern society’s political and scientific moral ambiguity. The emotionally charged “Outside In” shows Klayton’s softer side in a heart-gripping track with lush harmonies, acoustic guitars, pulsing sound design and introspective lyrics.

Machines of Our Disgrace is the album fans have been waiting for the last 20 years and is sure to stand as one of Klayton’s crowning achievements. In anticipation of a brand new album, Klayton remastered and re-released the entire Circle of Dust back-catalogue in 2016, featuring the albums Circle of Dust (self-titled), Brainchild, Metamorphosis, Disengage and a side project titled Argyle Park, each originally released in the 90s.

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released December 9, 2016

All songs written, performed, produced & mixed by Klayton

Art by: Ninja Jo


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Circle of Dust, the 90s industrial / electronic-rock project created by Klayton, marked the beginning of the musical career of the man who later went on to create Celldweller. Now after 20 years, Circle of Dust is back.
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