There Will Be No Peace

by The Angelus

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In their second full-length offering, The Angelus tells a foreboding and despairing narrative through carefully interwoven compositions of dark hymnal slowcore. Embroidered by emotional intensity and hopeful fortitude, the North Texas trio takes the listener on a soaring journey that is visceral and melancholic in its uncompromising beauty. This album is captivating and rewarding. The sonic prose herein is, indeed, a telling of coming times - There Will Be No Peace.

Pressed on 200-gram, translucent beer & mustard yellow wax and features heavyweight die-cut jackets with sleek printed innersleeves. This is an album that was truly meant for vinyl.

LP available through Tofu Carnage Records, CD through Basement Avatar Records.

"At once crushing and soaring, visceral and divine, The Angelus return with their most inspired effort to date, a whelming juxtaposition of distorted beauty with melancholic pop that transcends territory echoing at its most aggressive, Neurosis, and at its most graceful, a western-tinged incarnation of The xx, while maintaining the integrity of being uniquely their own. This album is marked with grit, resounding experience, and all that is human...a tender document of the soul. From "Thunderbolts I Scatter" to its title track, "There Will Be No Peace" is a landmark work from one of the hardest working bands of our time." - R. Loren (PYRAMIDS/ Handmade Bird Records)

"This is music delivered from the heart, a broken one perhaps but one swollen with the experiences of love, loss and grief. Texas music has been important to me for many years, because within the often painful battles between God, devotion and man, that inhabit these songs, there is a core of hope & faith. A band that I am certainly grateful for. "
- Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins / Bella Union)

"The Angelus: There Will Be No Peace, is a haunting mix of lush and powerful drum/bass/guitar foundation with Emil's beautiful croon over top. In uncertain times, this album makes the forecast of 'No Peace' seem palatable as long as it sounds like this!" - Eric Pulido (Midlake)

"Yet another fine collection of prayers on fire for the dead and dying gods sent up from Emil Rapstine's growing tower of song via The Angelus.
They descend, scatter, and intercede. Hallelujahs abound for there will be no peace. As I live and breathe, praise Him indeed, at least for these. Amen & Godspeed!" - Josh T Pearson (Lift To Experience)

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released January 13, 2017

All songs by Emil Rapstine & The Angelus

Emil Rapstine on Vocals and Guitar
Justin Evans on Drums, Percussion, and Harmony Vocals
Ryan Wasterlain on Bass Guitar

Recorded and Mixed by Alex Bhore at Elmwood Recording
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege
Artwork and Layout by Emil Rapstine

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Track Name: Will There Be Peace
There will be no peace on earth 
For you or me
& there will be no peace on earth 
For you or me 
We lay our bodies down 
Upon the hallowed ground
Unburden us & kindly let us be
Track Name: It Descends
Overhead, it does descend
A darkness, an apparition

Like a mask for the night, a razor the wind
We are cut & blind, we cannot win

Underfoot, under chain, lash & boot
We are prisoners now, of our own doing

& try as we might, we can’t win that fight
We are running now, running away

Cast over, caught up in the wind
Forgotten, forsaken
Lost now, & left amongst the ruins
Abandoned, yet awakened
Track Name: An Interceding
Washed out, blacked out, in the nightA pause, an interceding

To falter now, yet carry onTo rise again, a redeeming

On foot, through thorns, on barren rockTo the trees as they receive me

Without fear of future nowAs the ground holds firm beneath me

Home again − I will never be

Freer than − As far as one can see

Forward then − To be set free

Amongst all men − I must surely be

On my own
Track Name: As I Live and Breathe
Rested now, awake on the forest floor
Give me strength from the air I breathe

Reborn at once, up from the underbrush
Give me life from the air I breathe

As I rise, as I walk again
As my feet touch upon the ground
I see my life flash before my eyes
As it crumbles to pieces right in my hands

Hallelujah − As I Live & Breathe
Hallelujah − As I Live & Breathe

Here I lay my
Here I lay my claim
Here I claim my
Here I claim my life, I die

As I rise, as I wake again
Feel the sun of a newborn day
I hold my heart, I hold my hope again
As it falls to pieces right before my eyes

Hallelujah − As I Live & Breathe
Hallelujah − As I Live & Breathe
Track Name: Man Alive, Alone
As bold as a lion
As lost as the lamb
As wicked as any man alive
A man alive, a man alone

As wide as the river
Faster than flame
As wild as any beast alive
& man the same, & man the same

Man alive, man alone
Your blood turns to mud & sand
Your body to stone

To live your life as a lie
To some great unknown
Oh, man alive, man alone

As high as the mountains
As low to the ground
As wicked as any man alive
A man alive, a man alone

Flawed beyond measure
Numbered, named, set free
As wild as any beast alive
A man like me, a man like me

Man alive, man alone
Your blood turns to mud & sand
Your body to stone

To live your life as a lie
To some great unknown
Oh, man alive, man alone
Track Name: It's a Hell of a Climb
By the glory of the morning light
By mystery of moon at night
By any means to be unbound
By any chance a higher ground

On my word
By the light of the Northern Star
On my life
It’s a hell of a climb but I’ve come so far

By the grace of God
By the way of the gun
By hook or crook, what’s done is done
By any stretch to be set free
By the skin of your teeth, on your hands & knees

On my word
By the light of the Northern Star
On my life
It’s a hell of a climb but I’ve come so far
Track Name: The Other Side of the Mountain
Dreamer arise, awake & go
Take up your worries now
Your little bundle of woe
Hang it from the mountain high
& leave it there, leave it far behind

Brother, you’d better stand by me
Some fare fine but the other half die
On the other side of the mountain

& sister you’ll never, so stay away
It takes much more than the will to survive
On the other side of the mountain

Beyond here, I’m not so sure
We’ll tell in time all the trouble we find
On the other side of the mountain

So farewell, fare thee well
Once I’ve gone I will not soon return
From the other side of the mountain
Track Name: There Will Be No Peace
Part of me, you are part of me
All the air I breathe
No peace

Part of me, you are part of me
All the love I need
No peace

Part of me, you are part of me
All the blood I bleed
No peace

Part of me, you are part of me
All the air I breathe
No peace

There will be no peace
On earth for you or me We lay our bodies down
Upon the hallowed ground
Unburden us & kindly set us free

& there will be no peace
On earth for you or me
We lay our bodies down
Upon the hallowed ground
Unburden us & kindly let us be
There will be no peace
On earth for you or me We lay our bodies down
Upon the hallowed ground
Unburden us & kindly set us free

Part of me, you are part of me
All the air I breathe
No peace

Part of me, you are part of me
All the blood I bleed
No peace

Part of me, you are part of me
All the love I need
No peace