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Why We Never Die

by The Angelus

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Hex Born 03:23
The curse is spoken Cast down to me The spell remains unbroken Calling out forever unto thee The oath is taken Promised to be All your dreams forsaken Scattered, fleeting, memory Come lay your head Beneath this heavy stone Come carve your given name We'll save you a space Where we're dreaming no more With the waking and the slain The curse is spoken Cast down to me The spell remains unbroken Calling out forever unto thee The oath is taken Promised to be All your dreams forsaken Scattered, fleeting, memory Come lay your head Beneath this heavy stone Come carve your given name We'll save you a space Where we're dreaming no more With the waking and the slain Wake No More Sleep No more Wake No More Sleep No more Wake No More Sleep No more Wake No More Sleep No more
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Ode To None 05:09
Ode to none Not to the setting sun Not for the hour Or time of the day Born of the moment And dead at the line Granted and taken away Owed to none Not to a begging son Not for an honor Or what will they say To die whenever To live forever Worn but not withered away Who holds the power Who takes control It’s already later than we know Fear the hour Make haste slowly It’s already later than we know Ode to none Not to the setting sun Not for the hour Or time of the day Born of the moment And dead at the line Granted and taken away Owed to none Not to a begging son Not for an honor Or what will they say To die whenever To live forever Worn but not withered away Who holds the power Who takes control It’s already later than we know Fear the hour Make haste slowly It’s already later than we know Who holds the power Who takes control It’s already later than we know Fear the hour Make haste slowly It’s already later than we know
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Of Ashen Air 05:03
Burn it all down From the air To the ground I won’t mind From the trees evergreen To the land to the sea We won’t mind As the air turns to ashes It will all blow away As the earth turns to iron It will all wash away Come with dust Gone to rust It will all blow away Come with dust Gone to rust It will all wash away To the air To the earth To the wind Scattered To the air To the earth To the wind Scattered Burn it all down From the air To the ground I won’t mind From the trees evergreen From the land to the sea We won’t mind As the air turns to ashes It will all blow away As the earth turns to iron It will all wash away Come with dust Gone to rust It will all blow away Come with dust Gone to rust It will all wash away To the air To the earth To the wind Scattered To the air To the earth To the wind Scattered
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Who’s the man who will stand up Who’s the man who will rise Another dent in his armor An arrow Another thorn in his side Beat him black and blue See fire fade from his eyes Accuse him of the ultimate sin When the hour’s right When the hour’s right Who’s the man who will rise up Who’s the man who will fall For the end of an honor An error For no reason at all Beat him black and blue See fire fade from his eyes Accuse him of the ultimate sin When the hour’s right When the hour’s right Who’s the man who will come up Who’s the man who will die In the eyes of the ages Unknowing Forgotten by time Beat him black and blue See fire fade from his eyes Accuse him of the ultimate sin When the hour’s right When the hour’s right
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Another Kind 03:58
And you wear it well Your mask of ruin And your threadbare stare And your look of undoing But I know that your body's strong As is your heart As is your mind So give up your darkness Give up your song For a love of another kind Still it fits you well Your downcast crown On your crestfallen brow Your sad cloak and gown But I know that your body's strong As is your heart As is your mind So give up your darkness Give up your song For a love of another kind So give up your darkness Give up your song For a love of another kind For a love of another kind
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From the ashes From the ashes a fire Like an immortal bird Burned to return Born to take flight And we never die To the air I’m To the air I’m returning Like an echoing word An eternal return Frozen in time And we never die Come forth Come rise up up again Rise up From ashes Rise up again As an arrow As an arrow on fire Through the air we are born In an arc to return We fall we rise But we never die Through the narrow Straight and narrow I’m flying An eternal dream Without a seam We sleep, we rise But we never die Come forth Come rise up up again Rise up From ashes Rise up again All rise All take flight again Rise up In fires Born again Ashes to ashes From fire emerge Burn return We die, we rise In fire we are born Ashes to ashes From fire emerge Burn return We die, we rise In fire we are born All rise All take flight again Rise up In fires Born again
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VINYL PREORDER LINK:
www.diggersfactory.com/vinyl/245777/the-angelus-why-we-never-die

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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released August 20, 2021

Emil Rapstine: Guitar and Vocals
Justin Evans: Drums and Backing Vocals
Justin Ward: Bass.

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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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