Dance of the Maenads

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    The USB is a 4 gig drive with the debut full-length GEIST featuring 12 tracks including "Post Purging Reflection", "...Other People", and "Dance of the Maenads". It also includes bonus features with the "Post Purging Reflection" music video and Making of.
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“God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?”
— Nietzsche, The Gay Science, Section 125, tr. Walter Kaufmann

I wrote this song because I feel that atheism struggles to assert or posit anything in the world. By definition, it is an absence of a belief. The lyrics center around the idea of wondering what happens after you reject God. What will you chose to do?

lyrics

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.

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from GEIST, released October 1, 2016

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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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