Rites of the Damned

by Elay Arson

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about

What initially started out as a 6 demo EP by Daniel David Larson in April of 2017 ended up with him adding a band member and guitarist Devin Harrison. After working together they quickly found themselves to be a very compatible songwriting duo.

Later, Daniel would go on to approach and recruit local talent, out of state talent and eventually international talent.

The end result is an 18 track - 80 minute work of art full of heavy drums, guitars, and synths.

credits

released July 21, 2017

Elay Arson is Daniel David Larson and Devin Harrison

Daniel David Larson - Songwriting, synths, drum programming, bass, mixing, and mastering (unless noted otherwise)
Devin Harrison - Additional songwriting, all guitar parts (unless otherwise noted)

Additional album credits (In order of appearance):
Track 05 - Drumming by Florian Millot (perpetualescape.bandcamp.com)
Track 07 - Features a sample (used with permission) of Asterios Kokkinos (www.patreon.com/asterios)
Track 10 - Vocals, lyrics, and vocal mix by Becca Starr (thevandammage.bandcamp.com)
Track 13 - Vocals, lyrics by Justine Ruppert. Engineering by Bill Douglass (www.royalrecording.com)
Track 15 - Additional Songwriting & synths, and all guitar parts by Carbon Killer (carbonkiller.bandcamp.com)
Track 16 - Remix by Vernian Process. Mixing by Joshua Pfeifer Guitars by Martin Irigoyen (vernianprocess.bandcamp.com)
Track 17 - Remix by Xyntec (bandcamp.com/Xyntec)
Track 18 - Lyrics, vocals, original concept and additional songwriting by Reapers (reapers.bandcamp.com)

Original album art by Ariel Zucker-Brull:
(arielzuckerart.blogspot.com)
(www.instagram.com/arielzbart/)
(www.facebook.com/ArielZBArt/)

Elay Arson Logo by Simon Bondar:
(whitetiger.bandcamp.com)
(www.instagram.com/theeicebear/)

Additional graphic design by Daniel David Larson

Special Thanks

To the people that love and support us in our private lives.

Professional Support
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Colorado Goth Fest (www.facebook.com/ColoradoGothFest/)

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And thank you to everyone that purchases this album.

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Elay Arson Colorado Springs, Colorado

Elay Arson is the synthmetal project of Daniel David Larson & Devin Harrison

Larson, from the American Southwest, a former US Army Sergeant and Iraq War veteran, has influences and experiences many musicians (and people in general) simply do not.

Devin Harrison, an outstanding guitarist and guitar teacher by trade, joined the project in 2017 and the two have been working together ever since.
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Track Name: Ticking Omen
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Rites of the Damned
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Doomed Forever
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Inverted Purple Cross
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Revelry to the Dark
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Leather Sunset
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Digital Cyber Demon
...as I'm a digital cyber demon! (Spoken)
Track Name: Eastern European Vampire Punks
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Well Beyond the Unknown
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Seas of Humanity (feat. Becca Starr)
Intro
It feels like I can't breathe
(REPEAT)

Verse
It's crushing me in waves, don't be so selfish
Forever pulled beneath
Where is humanity? Choking and gasping
Submerging with the sea
Derelict and isolated in this casket
Buried deeper than the Mariana Trench
The odyssey is free and filling every facet
I've lost all sense of self
In darkness I am drenched

Chorus
And it feels like I can't breathe
Lost in sea's of humanity

Bridge
Observing changing tides with eyes so dry and patronized
Obscured in subtle lies, they bond and tie and won't survive
Oblivious to change, they lose all hope, submit again
Obliviously in denial, we are all free, not all compiled

Chorus
Verse
Chorus
Track Name: An Eternity in the Shadows
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Fear Disappear
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Caged Bird (feat. Justine)
Chorus
Your hands they burn my skin
But your eyes just drew me in
And now I'm trying
But you're keeping me from flying

Verse 1
Now I know that it's too late for myself to escape
I glance in a mirror at what was my face
But it was frozen in a dark time and place
And now I'm hoping wondering
Will I get out of this alive?
I'm trapped in your eyes
Blue bars don't resemble the sky

Chorus

Verse 2
Can't you see how we've changed?
There's no love this late
The swirling shadows that guide the way
To your heart so cruelly paved
Decisions are best made
When your hearts are locked away
And there's no place
In this game we play

Chorus

Second half chorus
Track Name: I Looked Into the Eyes of a Cybernetic God
(Instrumental)
Track Name: And I Felt the Abyss (feat. Carbon Killer)
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Ticking Omen (Vernian Process Remix)
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Eastern European Vampire Punks (Xyntec Remix)
Fucking punks...
Fucking punks. Those assholes, they always get away.
Those were the words in that defendant's head just moments before he pressed that pistol into Trayvon Martin's chest and pulled the trigger
Fucking Punks.
Track Name: Dead Horizons (feat. Reapers)
Verse 1
When the call comes down
When they need you to break
Will you shatter the glass?
Will you have what it takes?
Can you shout at the world?
Can you scream at the night?
Do you know what it means
To have me by your side?

Chorus 1
I've seen far too damn many people die
I've come far too far to give up this fight
If the rhythms of the world show me the sound
I'll feel all these things that bring me to the ground

Chorus 2
Open up the skies til everything dies

Dead
Dead
Dead Horizons

Verse 2
White sand, blue steel
No one left to tell you what to feel
No one needs to know the secrets that we keep
Or the things I've seen that make me weep
I hold this relic, it tells me where to go
But where that is I don't even know
I feel bodies and heat and the engines turn
It just makes me sick and my stomach burn

Chorus 1
I've seen far too goddamn many people die
I've come far too far to give up this fight
If the rhythms of the world show me the sound
I'll feel all these things that put me in the ground

Chorus 2
Open up the skies til everything dies

Dead
Dead
Dead Horizons

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