GEIST

by Despite Despair

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ON THIS RECORDING: BRETT BARRETT ON VOCALS, GUITARS, DRUMS, LYRICS, & SOUNDSCAPES, AND ALL SONGWRITING WITH EXCEPTIONS/ADDITIONS AS FOLLOWS:
IKAIKA COX ON BASS, LYRIC EDITS AND PRODUCTION, CONTRIBUTED GUITAR ON INTRO OF “KILL YOURSELF”
RANDY CORDNER ON SWELLING GUITAR FOR OUTRO OF “DIES IRAE”
EXTRA TOMS ON “DIES IRAE” BY JORDON STRANG
GUEST VOCALS ON “POST PURGING REFLECTION” BY JACOB COOK
GUEST VOCALS ON “DANCE...” BY DEREK BALLARD
GUEST VOCALS ON “SPORAGMOS” BY JOHN ROSS BOYCE
GROUP VOCAL SHOUTS BY BRETT, KAI, RANDY, DEREK, NATE RICHARDSON, RYAN JOLLEY, JR BOYCE
COVER “MASK” ARTWORK ORGINALLY
CONCEPTUALIZED BY JORDAN GONZALES
“GEIST” & “BLACK MAGICK WAX HANDS I & II” PAINTED BY BRETT BARRETT
ALL OTHER ALBUM ARTWORK COMPOSED AND ARTICULATED BY DEREK BALLARD

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released October 1, 2016

WE’D LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
ALL OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THE GOLDENSPIKE FAMILY, SLC HARDCORE, RANDY CORDNER, BRIGHTON BALLARD,
MAYELLA KRAUSE, BRET MEISENBACH, TREVOR ESPINOZA, ELIZABETH SNYDER, ELLIOT SECRIST, GREG BENNICK,
JOSH BRUMLEY FROM PANIC RECORDS, THE BRADSHAWS, NIGHTTIMER PRODUCTIONS, ROMEO PAGDILAO,
JORDAN STRANG, HEATHER ROWLAND, MATT BRUNK, MATT MASCARENAS, SAM RICHARDS, NATE RICHARDSON,
RYAN JOLLEY, JOHN ROSS BOYCE, DAVID NEWLIN, RYAN MOORE, SCOTT SCHILLING, CORY STINCELLI, CLARK STEWARD RADFORD AND IBTBWYN, KONRAD KEELE, BEEHIVE SOCIAL CLUB, THE UNDERGROUND, THE BOROUGH, MATTHEW JONASSAINT, STEVEN CHARLES BROADBENT FOR TELLING US TO DO THIS RECORD BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, JOSHUA WEST, JAROM AND TIFFANY, THE WANTAS, LIGIA LORELY GREMINGER, SAM IS THE REAL HERO IN LOTR, GOLLUM’S TAKING AND DESCENT INTO MADNESS FROM THE ONE RING OF POWER, DAVID LYNCH, AND KARL MARX, SARTRE AND CAMUS’ CONFLICT, E. ELIAS
RECORDED IN BASEMENTS OF SLUMLORD PROPERTIES, COLD ALUMINUM STORAGE UNITS, AND LIVING ROOMS BY RANDY CORDNER OF BEAST MANSION STUDIOS FROM 2013-2015
COMPOSITION COPYRIGHTS BRETT BARRETT / DESPITE DESPAIR
COPYRIGHT 2016 PANIC RECORDS

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Despite Despair Provo, Utah

Despite Despair is a hardcore band from Provo, Utah. Started in 2008, Despite Despair plays a dark, chaotic brand of music focusing on existential themes. Described as a "bludgeoning opus" by SLUG Magazine, the forthcoming album, GEIST, will be released on October 7th, 2016. ... more

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Track Name: Horses Hooved. Flesh Unmoved.
I WAS YOUNG WHEN THE WAR STARTED. NOT KNOWING THE FAMILIES TORN, THE LOVES, THE LIVES, DEPARTED.
YOU COULD HEAR THE ENGINES APPROACHING. DEAFENING. UNRELENTING. HELL HAD OPENED UP AND VIOLENCE ERUPT.
PETRIFIED WITH FEAR AND FEET STUCK. FLAGS SWAYED SILENT UNDER OATHS ONCE SWORN. GODS AND WORDS SILENT
AS ORPHANED CHILDREN MOURN. UNDER LIDS-FLASHES. STUNG WITH THE SINGEING OF BEAUTIFUL LASHES.
LOST IN UNDERSTANDING NEVER MET. I AWOKE COVERED IN BLOOD AND SWEAT. SHADOWS OF BUILDINGS TRAMPLED.
UNDER FOUR HORSEMEN HOOVED. ALL THAT WAS LEFT WAS MEAT AND TISSUE UNMOVED.
Track Name: Dance of the Maenads
WE RISE FROM BURNING SKIES IN CHASTISED EYES. FROM SPITEFUL LIVES DEVISED BY LIES. WE’RE BAPTIZED UNDER A FALSE DISGUISE, SO WE DEFY THE TIES WE’RE OWED, YET DENIED. BEHOLD THE CHARLATAN KING HAS FINALLY DIED. FREEDOM FROM THE CARELESS THRONE ON HIGH.
Track Name: Sparagmos Omophagia
AN ORGY OF HANDS BREAK SKIN AND BONES. BLACKENED NIGHT SO FULL OF MOON’S DELIGHT. A BACCUS TO BE BORN AS ONE TO
ENLIGHT. A STILLNESS SO NERVOUS AND READY. LEAVES CRAWL AND CRACK-DEAD AND HEAVY. ANCIENT, PRECEDES THE CROSS,
THE WALL, AND LENT. A CONGREGATION. THE GOAT. THE SACRAMENT, OF SUFFERING IS THE PRICE AND THE PENCE.
SHRILL SCREAMS BREAK THE REVERENT SILENCE. SELFLESS ECSTASY HOT IN DESIRING MOANS FROM BLOODFEST. COMMENCE.
DANCE OF THE MAENADS. ONE WITH THE GOAT HEAD GOD. PURIFY THE MORTAL, THE WEAK, AND THE FLAWED. A CRACK OF BONE. HAIR. RUBBER SKIN BREAKS. HOT BLOOD FROM WOUNDS THE MOUTH DOTH TAKE.
Track Name: Schizoid
I’M WRITING ABOUT SCHIZOPHRENIA. THIS IS ABOUT SCHIZOPHRENIA. SCHIZOPHRENIA IS CATALYZED BY AN
ABSENCE OF MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS SEPARATED & ALIENATED & FRAGMENTED. THIS IS ABOUT SCHIZOPHRENIA. YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THIS. YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ME. WE’RE ABOUT SCHIZOPHRENIA. THIS IS ABOUT SCHIZOPHRENIA.
Track Name: Post Purging Reflection
THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD. WEIGHS HEAVY ON YOUR BREATH. VOMIT DRIPS FROM HER LIPS. STOMACH EMPTY FULL SMILE
ECLIPSE. CRAVING PERFECTION UPON A BROKEN DREAM. PURGE FOR YOUR FULFILLMENT ESCAPE THE SUFFERING YOU’VE SEEN.
THE TIMES WE STRUGGLE TOGETHER ARE THE TIMES WE ARE THE STRONGEST. WE FILL OUR PAIL IN THE WELL OF SUFFERING.
THE SUN WILL RISE UPON CHAINS THAT WERE RELEASED. A WORLD OF LIFE AND A SOUL OF PEACE. DEATH. OR ITS FEAR. WILL SET YOU. FREE.
Track Name: ...Other People
SOMEONE’S HEAD IS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK. A MULTITUDE OF INTERPRETATIONS. START A BAND SO WE CAN GROW UP HATING EACH OTHER. SO FATE CAN LOCK ME INTO JADED ADULTHOOD. SO POWER WILL CONTINUE AND WE STAY SHACKLED. SO MARRIAGE CAN LEAVE ME DIVORCED AND ALONE. SO PORN CAN LEAVE ME SEXLESS. SO DRUGS CAN LEAVE ME DUMB AND BROKE AND ALONE. LET’S MAKE PERFECT STRANGERS. ANXIETY AND IDIOCY ARE ASSUMED IN AN ENDLESS SEPARATION OF PEOPLE AND EXPERIENCES. THIS CITY WON’T SWALLOW ME.
Track Name: Stone Faces. Stapled Smiles.
WE’RE ALL PROTECTED. INJECTING ETIQUETTE LIKE PRESCRIPTION SEDATIVES. IT’S LEGAL IF IT’S OWNED BY A DOCTOR. POLICED! UNDER THREAT OF THE GUN TOWER WATCHER. I DON’T BELONG HERE. YOU DON’T BELONG HERE. WE DON’T BELONG HERE. STONE FACES AND STAPLED SMILES, BARING BLEACHED TEETH LIKE CHEAP FLOOR TILES. SO MUCH KISSING BOOTS THAT THE SYMPTOM IS NOW THE STYLE. ISOLATED. MEDICATED. CELEBRATED. JOIN THE RANK AND FILE. MASTURBATION GUARANTEED. INCLUDED TRIAL. WHAT WAS ONCE A SYMPTOM IS A SICKNESS NOW CELEBRATED.
Track Name: Absurdity
I DONT BUY THINGS WITH MONEY, BUT HOURS OF MY LIFE. AND EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE IS ONE CLOSER TO YOUR LAST. AS YOU ARE, I ONCE WAS. AS I AM, YOU TOO SHALL BE. AS EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE IS ONE CLOSER TO YOUR LAST. WHEN YOUR HIGHEST EFFORTS AREN’T ENOUGH TO GET BY AND YOUR SINCEREST DREAMS WERE STOLEN AND CAST TO THE SIDE. I STILL TRY. I STILL TRY. I STILL TRY.
Track Name: Dies Irae
WE ARE BORN AWAKE AND NAMED. WAILING CRIES FROM A TOR
TURED DREAM. TORN FROM DARKNESS, PEACE, AND SOLACE,
BY BRUTAL MEANS. I WALK THE BRIDGE OF LIFE AND NOBLY SUFFER THE SIEGE, AS I AWAIT MY END. IN AN INEVITABLE DEATH.
THIS MORTAL COIL SHALL BE RENT, I REND. I NOBLY SUFFER. LIKE BIRTH, MY DEATH WILL REIGN AND ECLIPSE LIFE’S MEANINGLESS WORTH. I’LL CLOSE MY EYES UNTO WHEN THEY WERE TORN. IN DEATH, LIKE UNTO I WAS BORN. IN A SENSELESS, WILD SOB.