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Why We Never Die

by The Angelus

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    Limited Edition CD of "Why We Never Die".
    Jewel case with original artwork, credits, and band photo.

    Note: This record ships from within Europe, and shipping costs are calculated for shipping to destinations in the UK, Europe, Australia, etc. To order in North America, there is a version with "US ORDERS" in the item title. Download card included!

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    item ships out on or around August 16, 2021
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1.
Honor To Feasts
2.
Hex Born 03:23
3.
Ode To None
4.
Of Ashen Air
5.
When The Hour Is Right
6.
Another Kind
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8.
Hustle The Sluggard

about

For fans of SWANS, Wovenhand, Tinariwen, & Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Windhand, Anna von Hausswolff, Lungfish.

The Angelus’s third studio album is brimming with songs of the thunderously sublime and arrestingly heartfelt.

In a dim world, with death our only guarantee, The Angelus returns with their third full-length offering 'Why We Never Die'. An album full of songs both powerfully engulfing and mesmerizingly intimate, the album’s title alludes to one's constant rebirth through the creation of music and to the band’s hope to transcend the impending eventuality of death when all that remains is the music, and art becomes artifact.

The cover art, featuring a highly stylized rendering of a white peacock resembling the traditional description of the phoenix, reinforces the hope that rebirth through creation allows us to live forever in the material world.

The Dallas, Texas trio consists of Emil Rapstine (Dead To A Dying World) on guitar and vocals, accompanied by his stalwart co-conspirator Justin Evans on drums and backing vocals, and their newest accomplice Justin Ward on bass.

The album, saturated with plaintive, intoning, and harmonizing vocals, despairing lyrics and darkly droning guitar, draws from post-rock, doom, folk, and dark psychedelic rock. The pleading voices and resounding chords here do not decay because they belong to any ears open to hear them as they reverberate for eternity.

"The North Texas trio reaches across humankind with a body-rattling, desert-swept heft . . ."
– Lars Gotrich, NPR Music

“A very appealing dose of dark psychedelic rock.”
– Brooklyn Vegan

"The Angelus seem to have not only captured the mood of these times, they’re also walking it through the streets with a bell round its neck for everyone to see."
– Si Forster, Echoes and Dust

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releases August 20, 2021

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The Angelus Dallas, Texas

Pretty. Bleak. Those words encapsulate the sweeping and majestic sounds that build like storm systems and burst into bone-rattling sonic downpours that the Dallas, TX trio The Angelus summon up.

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