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1.
In skin of ash and stone Gaunt shade compelled to roam Ice heart forms a cage Black fangs a yearning blade Mind bent a starving slave None mourn the marching grave In dreams we hide in light Black eyes will eat the night And the world grew cold Pitted guts relentless call As one of us fell a stark prayer answered The flesh stuck in our throats Swallow and thrive, swallow and writhe within Torn skin consumed by plague Famine does not assuage Resigned unto this fate Monochrome crushing wave Wince in pain broken sight Bound to us by bridled right As days turned we abandoned our gods Our mouths rotten with the flavor or our own Gnashed and bled only a searing blade May halt our grim endeavor Let these fires rend my heart Till arrows fear to nest Pray no blade should cut my flesh And to the ground come to rest To thrive on spoils The hunt eternal Two serpents coil The pain immortal Crumbled road, rendered fat Bearing teeth, soulless gaze Hallowed flesh, hunger pangs Craven thirst, forsaken Drift and scatter Slow cold surrender Race to the pyre Shade of slaughter A coffin of hunger A body to suffer Devour forever A starving vessel A bloodless pillar Consuming forever
2.
Cicatrix 04:58
Behold, as the Aeons change, Hints of life flicker once more. The dust of the old world Still falls around us. Memories of low concussions, Haunt the days. Myria, count the years of failure. Each day more gray than the one before. Each day more gray than the one before. Soon all the trees in the world will fall. Each day more gray than the one before. Each day more gray than the one before. We shall not bring new life into a dying world. Each day more gray than the one before. Blood is the only thing within the hearts of men.
3.
Eventide 14:22
White, light, entwined The blood of oak Wing, carried seed The sacrament Twin, bulls The sacrifice Our, vows, intoned Now sanctified Rising, ever higher, our pleas ascend Golden, harvest sickle cuts clean The waxing, crescent, glares down This ritual, of oak, blood and seed My body bows at the wooded edge Eyes soaring beyond the horizon My limbs form branches, and outward Snapping stone seeking waters I feel the songs of my line Burning river of golden eyes Staring back Wolf Eyes, stare within The bond lies cut. This blade of silver. Tear the veins of earth We are the ravens of dusk We are the stag at dawn We are the carving waters And the battle raging on We are the waxing moon We are the starless void We are the endless well And the river flowing inward And the river ever flowing And the river ever flowing
4.
Bending the mountains down Flowing fire Sky crawling monolith Souls will rise Carving earth Roots expand Casting fate Moons advance No longer free to drift Throne a pyre Calling back Shields alive Walls will rise Ochre hands Shrine a pyre We fear the trees, the dark within Our shadows flat black, tethers in the sun Ghosts of our past, spirits race the winds Breaking stone we bow to plow and the hearth Brothers and sisters, are scattered to the pillars Each set to wander ash sick and sundered The trine ever flowing, inward and swelling One hunt, one sowing, the last overflowing Brittle embers flicker inside Where blasting suns once raged Starving bitter hands dig cold Warmth just beyond reach The moons mark our harvest, no longer, the hunt Dig, for we hunger, now stone, over feather A husk, staring back Still feral, unbridled, yet slaves, through dominion Though tried by blood and ruled by fire Three Circles, Three Sigils Each to their own, dead to empire We fear the trees, the past lies within Our shadows flat black, tethered by sun Breaking stone we bow to plow and the hearth
5.
(Instrumental)
6.
Narcissus 14:32
Bewitched by the eye of the storm Offerings of wheat and flesh performed Blind turned eye, to the ruins Walls will rise to consume you Carved stones as law Are the bars of your cell The fear burns in deep Like the hole in your heart Wrath as man, soulless demon Grey of death, marching desert Steeds of despair Craving flesh of their lords Three ravens stare As the hound flees in fear Is this our fate Rise to decay How can we break This wheel of pain Stars made flesh with hearts of fire Mind of light and feet of iron The body shackled to desire Leads the shepherd to the alter The noose is tied, unto the oak The blade is sharp, against my throat And though I fall, into black seas I’m blinded by, what can’t be seen No king or priest, no gods of men Will change this fate, our prophecy Nemesis, your fate, lured to abandon Unable to break the gaze that enslaves you Rise or die, burn the alter End the reign of mortal bondage Though the path is clear And our feet know the way Do we choose to follow Or can we break away The noose is tied, unto the oak The blade is sharp, against my throat And though I fall, into black seas I’m blinded by, what can’t be seen No king or priest, no gods of men Will change this fate, our prophecy

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Dead To A Dying World return with their long-awaited sophomore effort, a bold, magnificent, and defining opus entitled Litany. This follow-up to the band's 2011 self-titled debut is an endeavor that emboldens the Texas septet’s tremendous creative spirit. Litany is increasingly ambitious with each of its six triumphant musical movements, demanding hope and despair in its deliberate parade of the sours of humanity. Litany was produced by the celebrated Billy Anderson and features guest appearances from members of Pallbearer, Sabbath Assembly, Pinkish Black, and contributing musician Sarah Ruth Alexander.

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released October 16, 2015

All songs written and performed by Dead To A Dying World

Mike Yeager on Vocals
Heidi Moore on Vocals
Eva Vonne on Viola
Sean Mehl on Guitar and 12-String Acoustic Guitar
Gregg Prickett on Guitar
James Magruder on Bass Guitar, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Baritone Guitar, and Piano
Cyrus Meyers on Drums, Concert Bass, and Orchestra Bells

Additional vocals by Brett Campbell, Daron Beck, Jamie Myers-Waits, and Sarah Alexander, Hammer Dulcimer performed by Sarah Ruth Alexander

Recorded Summer 2014 at The Echo Lab
Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Billy Anderson
Additional Engineering by Matt Pence and Justin Collins
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Mastering
Pre-production by Chris Williams at Tidepool Studios

Artwork by Sera Timms
Layout Design by Kevin Gan Yuen

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