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A black flash enlightens the silence The noise of solitariness A tempest to disrupt your windless cave A dreadful abyss to prevail In rooms without roofs Within the walls forever doomed In rooms without roofs Behind the veil lies the truth Dead rain seals a dried out mouth An umbral wall beclouds all light But frees you from the fetters of the past And tears to tatters all the dark
It´s the end of the storm Spitting and shaking is over Terrified eyes Try to gasp Heavy breath burning throat Ear splitting silence All glass broke Glittering ground Cutting and blinding and laughing at you It´s the end of the storm Not the end of the war Bedded in broken glass Awaiting the next attac
They rise from ancient ruins They lust, they crave, they gather at the sky Like the mighty roar of thunder in the distance Like a thundercloud they subjugate the light As you look inward you sense damnation in the air Slowly you raise your eyes towards the trembling sky Like a swarm of locusts they ́re pouring down on you, destroy the harvest of your life, take everything you love And as you ́re entering this cruel dance, dead bodies falling to the floor You crush one hundred, crush one thousand, but there will rise one million more And as you ́re sinking down to the bloodsoaked ground, among this ocean of corpses you realize that they nest inside of you They nest inside of you A seed was planted into a young chest No one understood the breed behind the curtains of a polite restrained smile Now all that ́s left are ancient ruins Inside this crippled shape of a dying heart they will hatch and rise and crave for everything you love Take everything you love
Fieriness Glowing ash Wooden lies Merged to skies In sooted glass What to see I am this (this) ain´t me In the mirror See the eyes In the mirror Telling lies In the mirror See the glass In the mirror Reflecting scars In the mirror See the glass Reflecting death Reflecting scars In the mirror See yourself In the mirror Someone else
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Multiplying the burden Stacking up all that shit The foundation long since out of sight Losing grip, losing confidence Unable to thrive Those beloved idle days drowned in the swamps of stagnation of life Full stagnation No salvation And heavy walls that are tumbling down Conceal the ruins that are not our own And all the wrinkles on concrete faces Are just the sum of self-pity and hatred Multiplying the burden Losing grip, losing confidence Foundation long out of sight Stagnation, unable to thrive Bricks that keep crashing down From the ruins we've built on our own Stagnation – Frustration Lost in – contemplation Selfbuilt damnation We're creeping in isolation Frustration – Stagnation Self in- carceration Selfbuilt - isolation We're crawling - in damnation


Released on Twisted Chords and Halo of Flies.

Recordings, mixing and photography by ourselves in the cold caves of AJZ Bielefeld from March to April 2015. Mastered by Role (Die Tonmeisterei)

Tobi and Cory for releasing our second LP, our beloved Flo from Kyrest for past artworks and the one for this 12”, Vanessa for the incredible backings on “The Hatch”, to all the nice people and bands we’ve met along the way for concerts, parties and punk!

Cover: bit.ly/1hiF9oQ
Sleeve: bit.ly/1MtETOY


released August 3, 2015


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