Rites of the Damned

by Elay Arson

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Ticking Omen 02:41
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...as I'm a digital cyber demon! (Spoken)
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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
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Caged Bird 06:31
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
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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.
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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

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
Kill All Music (killxallxmusic.com)
New Retro Wave (newretrowave.com)
Colorado Goth Fest (www.facebook.com/ColoradoGothFest/)

Other Graphic Artists
RJ Swandon Taylor (www.facebook.com/BREAR.ART/)

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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