Trenchgrinder / Skullshitter split

by Trenchgrinder

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released January 7, 2014

Owen Rundquist - Vocals
Bill Dozer - Guitars
Denis Bramley - Bass
Robert Nelson - Drums & Backing Vocals

Recorded by Louis Sherman, February 2013 at Your Village Studio in Brooklyn NY
Mixed by Louis Sherman and Trenchgrinder
Mastered by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege in Portland OR

Cover art by Owen Rundquist
Design and Layout by Bill Dozer


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Track Name: Trial By Combat
Beneath blackened skies a silence settles
Oppressive stench of burning fuel and fear
Alongside bodies strewn lay takes in ruin
This place where warriors come to die
No longer waiting the living stir beneath the dead

Two men yet live in this abattoir
To rise from the cradle of war
In a hole with a club and above with a bayonet
They mean to kill and kill they will
Blow follows blow and the wounds slowly mount
A mind of murder encounters no doubt:
A hero will rise from the slaughter of meeker men

Relentless, savage, their conflict continues
Mouths well with iron and sand sticks with blood
As the sun goes black from above
The world is ablaze
And feed the fire with your lives
The sky rains down the barren soil
And the earth heaves as it is cleft
Shrapnel and debris usurp the scenery
Beneath the great fist of conflict

The field is swept of the squabbling and feebleness
And the sky is black as silence settles
Amongst the dead there is not fear
Track Name: Peace is Forfeit
Gaze upon the remnants of civilization
In ignorance was spawned the final age of contemplation
Regret grows long as life grows short
Idols of millennia mix blood in a sea of dust

Amongst such desolation am I not God?

Lords of war cower before
My name is the death rattle of species
From out the mouth of babes pours pitch and black
I fuck your world as it chants for me!
I am extinction
Swallowed, consumed, engulfed in carnage
Silenced, entombed, all tribes slip from existence
The paths of your people lay sundered
All blood of lineage bled utterly dry
Land and life now lay destroyed
As wreck and ruin rise
All oaths cast off, abandoned, hollow and empty
Bow now to bloodshed and fellate thy new god
Peace is forfeit

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