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The Omniclasm

by Lich King

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Weapons Hot 01:17
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And in time, the shell of Earth Continues to rattle with war Dead world under a dead sky Nothing here worth fighting for Five point four billion years of unending battle and siege Unrelenting immortals Triumph remains out of reach All the horizon is filled with an eye which watches, unblinking and red Swollen, distended, the giant grows larger and brushes the exosphere’s edge The two last things in the world, so consumed with the fight, fail to notice the sun has eclipsed all the sky with its solar flares skirling Earth’s final hour has come War wages on The corpse lord, the Lich King grows weary at last of the game Grasps the nature of stalemate Victory cannot be claimed The Nucleomancer too young to be bored with the bout Goes on, unthinking, Not knowing his enemy’s doubt The King forms an idea while fireballs burst and the acid rays sing through the air A lateral plan for a straightforward monster, foe must remain unaware Waiting for a fury from the solar storm He will take wounds and seem to fall And, once seeming defeated, will melt off and find the true way to destroy every thing, one and all The sun, dying The land, cracked The living, long vanquished The sky, black The storm thunders The fire descends The foe, unmindful The King will now transcend One final volley
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Time to wake up, son, time to go to school! Here, put on your socks, let me wipe off all that drool No you can’t have chicken nuggets, mommy made some eggs I’m sorry, that’s the rule, so please stop biting my legs Driving into school, with Kidz Bop on repeat Have a good day son while I go feel a moment’s peace You sneeze in my mouth, I cringe and say bless you You run off and I’m pretty sure you just gave me the flu I used to be a man I used to be a person, but Now I’m just a meal ticket for a parasite Life support system for a greedy little tyke All my dreams and plans had to take a backseat To a twenty pound crying, whining, shitty sack of meat I don’t know how the moon, no, and I don’t know why a tree I don’t know why you ask these questions so incessantly What’d you do today, oh you saw a cat, that’s nice I contemplated the abyss as I grieved for my life Son, your baby sister’s sternum is not a trampoline Why is peanut butter toast stuck on my computer screen I’ve read you five stories, now will you please go to sleep Fine, I’ll read you another, you selfish little creep I used to have fun I used to have friends, but Now I don’t have anything in my life but the unceasing march of time Everyone I know is a parent too and their kids suck as much as mine Eat your peas Preschool cesspool Preschool cesspool Preschool cesspool Preschool cesspool No one at that school makes the children wash their hands Then they go home, spread disease across the land Filthy microbes have infested all my cells I got what I deserved in a self-made hell I used to be fine I used to be healthy, but Now I’m just a shell, just a walking garbage pile Here’s your fish sticks, laundry’s done dear, meanwhile Can’t take a second for myself to putrify, but Maybe, if I’m very very lucky, I could die In this Preschool cesspool Preschool cesspool Preschool cesspool Preschool cesspool
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Cut the Shit 04:07
Metal’s got a lot of problems, here’s one people who enforce the dress code Because you’re the self-appointed poser police Stop with that shit (stop with that shit) Judging people for not being trve enough Like you were born with your ebay high-tops Bragging about how you called someone out Don’t be a dick (don’t be a dick) We don’t need you guarding the gate It’s not us against them, so just cut the shit Stop worrying about posers Stop worrying about posers Oh, are you evil? I’m so impressed Your band’s satanic? Well I’m really scared I heard your lyrics brought down the church Oh, did they not? (Oh, did they not?) What rebels, you and the rest of the flock may want to open up a thesaurus because The darkness of evil of evil of darkness, hey, It’s all been done (it’s all been done) Blasphemy is trite, get a new thing Un-invert your T’s and cut the shit Stop worrying about posers Stop worrying about posers Metal’s supposed to be fun Every hobby’s got that guy who thinks that it’s his job to keep everybody in line And the dummy that thinks he’s being edgy by saying what someone else said back in ‘89 Asshole! One more thing Your political lyrics really made me think Washington is full of liars? You just blew my mind! You watched Loose Change on youtube once and now you’re a pro (now you’re a pro) Conspiracy theories and armchair denouncements But you’re the guy that’s got it all figured out Well it’s too bad you’re in a metal band, because Nothing will change (nothing will change) If you care, you’re in the wrong field “Read a book?” How ‘bout you write a riff and just cut the shit Cut the shit Cut the shit
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Disenfranchised and disillusioned, no hope in sight Spending eight hours every day on someone else’s fight Tyrannized by circumstance, oppressed and exploited by fate Pinned down By ghosts And straining beneath the weight Powerless and utterly sickened with myriad ills Suffer in silence, file taxes and swallow your pills Don’t resist the illusion, succumb to the rut Yeah, that’s your weekday prison... but Now’s our time to bleed the rage In this tiny, darkened space We all need, once in a while To spit out all that pent-up bile Your frustration, leave it here By-product of your puppeteer They don’t own you now This is our time to riot Those in command looking down from the upper tier Gaze upon your struggle with an unsympathetic sneer Somehow, the narrative is that the people chose These thugs These ghouls The architects of our woes Working class a pigpen kept by billionaire scum Waddle on up to the trough, angry and numb Two party system is an unconvincing sleight of hand But they don’t know we know it No, they don’t know we’re ready The pit was our rehearsal And now’s our time to start the war Stop marching to the abattoir Forefathers did not intend What we now scarcely comprehend They think you’re a worker drone That serves them on their fucking throne But they can’t stop us now This is our time to riot Stomp a plutocrat beneath your feet At long last, the cattle seize the axe See the oligarchs reduced to meat Dead by their constituents’ attacks Now’s our time, retaliate To those who would decide your fate Corporations, lobbyists Did not foresee the obvious Disaffected populace A self-fulfilling consequence It’s time It’s time Our time To... Riot
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I don’t have a problem with pizza or beer or tons of mutated cannibal creeps No, I don’t have a problem with any of that, but crossover songs are too damn short I don’t have a problem telling people to mosh, hell, I’ve done it myself once or twice No, I can’t throw stones at any of that, but crossover songs are too damn short What is the issue, where is the fire, Are you dying to open the keg? Is it that you just can’t wait to stop playing? Is your songwriter cooking an egg? Crossover songs are too damn short Your songs are good Your riffs are strong But they’re only Two minutes long Your album’s great But here’s the facts It’s half an hour With nineteen tracks a second verse would sure be nice or write a bridge use one riff twice don’t slow it down go the same pace but you don’t have to finish your song first, this isn’t a race
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Once upon a time in the eighties, metal bands Worked hard to turn out albums that were good Nowadays, most aren’t worth a damn But it’s fine, no one cares, it’s understood Forty minutes of you phoning it in While the label claims “a true return to form!” But you didn’t try, and you won’t again Doesn’t matter, it’ll sell like a storm Hey We can’t blame you, take the paycheck And milk your fame for all that it’s worth We’re Just mad we have to put in effort We hope to get where you are so we don’t have to work Elder statesmen of metal, lying in repose Where is the speed, where are the riffs? Doesn’t say in your contract that you can’t coast On prior success from when you gave a shit Tap a little more self-respect into the ashtray As you fall asleep at the fretboard No motivation, you get paid anyway You punched out as soon as you hit record Oh Who cares, right? Who needs a legacy? We envy your position in life And Can’t wait until we’re well-established And nothing can dislodge us from those dizzying heights You once Were gods of speed and death Your riffs Would hammer and aggress Setlists Full of song after song But then Something went wrong You lost Your zeal for the job But still Make junk for the mob Can’t wait Till we’ve earned those rights To not Have to try sounds nice Would you help us out and tell us how it’s done? Just tell us, how did you become so blessed? Getting rich for horseshit sure sounds fun So when can we stop doing our best? Say What is the magic number? Is five solid albums enough? To Relax and take it easy And start churning out some halfhearted fluff Like you?
8.
Civilization 07:27
A fetid swamp, mired in space Gulf of stone turns in place In time, filth stands and feels Casts off insect ideals Nations’ wars slowly cease Unified and at peace An old man plants a tree A church devoted to we
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Offense 03:48
The dawn Of an age of change An emerging of human truth Press back Against fear and hate with A slowly awakening youth To walk In the light of day No shame, to live and let live That’s all We ever wanted, but That’s too much ground for you to give? If I’ve given offense I won’t beg your pardon, I’m sure you’re fine If you’ve taken offense That’s your problem, so how about you beg mine The tide Is shifting now As numbers grow too great to fight Balance Of public opinion Wrong side of history lies to the right The scum And the misled fools Shall no longer hold us at bay The choice As we march forward Is get crushed or get out of our way I am not an offense And if you take issue, I don’t give a damn I’m offended that you Think I should be embarrassed of whom I love or what I am Don’t Don’t stop Don’t stop resisting No No more No going back Rise Rise up Rise and be counted Take Take it Take the offense Offense You take offense That we’re not staying hidden like mice Expense At great expense The proud are seen and pay the price Offense I take offense To suicides, beatings and rantings of priests Commence So let’s commence Cause you can’t live among us in peace We will take the offense Those we oppose will be left behind We know a better world beckons And we won’t be held back by the willfully blind so Don’t Don’t stop Don’t stop resisting No No more No going back Rise Rise up Rise and be counted Take Take it Take the offense
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Now into space the Lich King transcends He is formless, a spectre, a void Looming and dwarfing the crimson sun Time quickens and earth is destroyed Celestial bodies are fodder for razing Planets, gas giants are ripe Crowding around him, he grows ever larger Begins the great galactic wipe Sword Is Raised And Canis Majoris is cleaved in twain and the Sparks form a three hundred million mile trail of floss The Horsehead Nebula consumed in a fireball Stretching three and a half lightyears across Metaphysical blade shears a massive black hole Its accretion disc scatters as dust Lunging and swinging, the targets grow tiny Milky Way flickers, impaled on a thrust Omniclasm Whole galaxies stir with a turn of his hand Novas like fireflies swirl in the air His tremendous size exceeds the universe now Suddenly, only black everywhere Fourth dimension unfurls to his hollow eyes All time and all space revealed, he sees Abstract concepts, immutable truths He’ll kill these too, he thinks, and is pleased Sword Is Raised And astronomy, poetry, love, mathematics Fall prey to a screaming slash Chemistry, metallurgy and more are Undone in a blinding flash Civics, aesthetics, philosophy, logic Are crushed in a psionic vise Reason is dying, an unspeakable End result of his dead paradise This is his Omniclasm Back in the ash cloud that once was Earth The Nucleomancer remains Comprehends the King’s plan at last Bellows and rises in flame Furious blaze explodes in size And the King notes the emerald speck Howling up through the airless gloom Blossoming green from total black Usurper begins to coalesce Threads of physics all unwind “All hail the king,” the stars cry, dying A final battle at the end of time Sword Is Raised And morningstar meets it, gargantuan flares Sent thundering from non-corporeal steel Each strike blocked is answered, in a Cosmic, cacophonous catherine wheel The King sees his way to destroy everything A last concept lies behind his foe He swings, enemy thinks it a miss And readies the killing blow Omniclasm The King begins to cackle At the climax of the bout His aim was true, he’d run it through Reality itself winks out
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Reality slipping and your mind is caving in Submitting to the web that you constantly spin It's over the edge with the straightjacket on It's dragging you down to the world you belong The hell in your mind that you will always see A nightmare of terror, planted eternally Dead space in your head, there can be no escape Reality you see, an image, just a fake Insomnia drives, drives you out of your head Don't lose consciousness while lying in bed Looking in from the outside and tightening your grip Death sickening laughter that's beginning to rip Your eyelids fall and they take you again Eternal nightmare and your horror begins Your head is filled with nothing but fear It has you locked down, comatoses is here I've drank the blood - that dead souls have cried I cursed the devil - then watched him die I'm the one - that the sinners seek Well I'm your master now, don't you see Now to you I come a calling Reaching for your mind I'm drawing Thoughts of freedom, see them crawling Eternal nightmare, I'm clawing So next time that you fall asleep And let your thought start running deep Remember you're the ones I choose Eternal nightmare, I never lose Calling You come a calling My laughter's mauling Eternally I rule your mind Constricting Your thoughts confliicting Your mind is sickening And they're the ones I love to feed on the most of all
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I Quit 02:41
Things were very different in metal’s early year you could leave your day job and forge a new career But now a good show means some pizza and 9 bucks... this sucks. So I’ve been thinking hard and come to a decision about this shit I QUIT Seven hours in a bar every night on tour is not my idea of fun I like traveling with my pals, but enough, hell with this, I’m done I could be sitting at home with Netflix, relaxing while I draw up some art Instead of being miserable and breathing in your smoke while bashing my head apart Dudes are sick of listening to me whine These guys want to tour all of the time I’ll run things behind the scenes and write more songs but as for shows, you’re out of luck, find someone who’s a better fit Cause you know what? I QUIT NICK: Tom, come on, you can’t leave the band This is your baby, I don’t understand We’re going in different directions, this blows I don’t like bars and I don’t like shows MIKE: People won’t come if they won’t see your face You’re our main draw, man, you can’t be replaced That’s bullshit, people just like the songs It doesn’t matter who does the screaming, you’re wrong I would stay if this paid like a job But I miss my home, I miss my dog I wish you the best, I wish you well, but from now on find someone else BRIAN: Please stay, nobody else could stir up such a pit. That’s true, but I told you... I QUIT I QUIT I QUIT I QUIT I QUIT I’M OUT I’M GONE I’M THROUGH I’M DONE I QUIT QUIT QUIT

about

Lich King has revealed the track listing and cover art for their new album THE OMNICLASM, to be released on April 14th. The record features 10 tracks of aggressive, stompy thrash metal in the old tradition, with none of that pesky forced innovation mixed in. Awesome-assed preorder bundles are available now at merch.lichkingmetal.com and include "I Quit" and a cover of Vio-lence's "Eternal Nightmare" as digital bonus tracks.

THE OMNICLASM marks the Massachusetts-based band's fifth full-length album and a continuation of their DIY nature with an independent release. As with 2012's BORN OF THE BOMB and 2014's DO-OVER EP, the new album was produced and mixed by drummer Brian Westbrook (Barishi, Condition Critical) at Sonic Titan Studios, and album art and design were handled by vocalist Tom Martin.

Lyrical content on THE OMNICLASM addresses humanitarianism, problems within metal as a genre, their eponymous mascot’s further adventures, an LGBT fight song and disease-carrying toddlers. The comedy in Lich King’s lyrics frequently marks them as a “joke band” in the eyes of some shortsighted elitists, like the music isn’t headbangable or something. Sadly, this trend will continue throughout the album’s release.

Lich King will be supporting THE OMNICLASM with a hometown show in Greenfield, MA on April 2nd, before embarking on a headlining European Tour from April 19th to May 27th. If you like your metal riff-laden and fun, go out and see them. If you don’t, ask yourself whether or not you even like metal at all.

Lich King 2017 Tour Dates
4/2 – The Arts Block – Greenfield, MA
4/19 – Alte Meierei – Kiel, Germany
4/20 – Alte Zuckerfabrik – Rostock, Germany
4/21 – Bambi Galore – Hamburg, Germany
4/22 – Bastard Club – Osnabruck, Germany
4/24 – De Witte Non – Hasselt, Belgium
4/25 – Cafe Elpee – Deinze, Belgium
4/26 – Le Klub – Paris, France
4/29 – Fever – Guadalajara, Spain
4/30 – SWR Barroselas Metalfest – Barroselas, Portugal
5/2 – Velvet Club – Malaga, Spain
5/3 – Sala Cabaret La Petite – Granada, Spain
5/4 – Sala Sir Lauren – Oviedo, Spain
5/5 – Sala Mocambo – San Sebastian, Spain
5/6 – Sala Toman – Reus, Spain
5/7 – Void – Bordeaux, France
5/12 – Blue Rose Saloon – Milan, Italy
5/15 – British Rock Stars – Bratislava, Slovakia
5/16 – Viper Room – Vienna, Austria
5/17 – Klub Na Draze – Brno, Czech Republic
5/18 – Modra Voice – Prague, Czech Republic
5/23 – Tommyhaus – Berlin, Germany
5/25 – Winston Kingdom – Amsterdam, Netherlands
5/26 – Little Devil – Tilburg, Netherlands
5/27 – Treibsand – Lübeck, Germany
More European dates in April/May TBA

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released April 14, 2017

LICH KING IS:
Tom Martin - Vocals
Nick Timney - Lead Guitar
Joe Nickerson - Rhythm Guitar
Mike Dreher - Bass
Brian Westbrook - Drums

Recorded, produced, and mixed by Brian Westbrook at Sonic Titan Studios (sonictitanstudios.com)
Mastered by Nick Dragoni at M-Works Mastering Studio (m-works.com)
Drums engineered by Anthony Medaglia and Brian Westbrook
Artwork and Layout by Tom Martin (undeadwizard.com)
Guitar Leads and Solos by Nick Timney
Guitar Solo on Preschool Cesspool by Rob Pellegri (ex-Lich King)
Guitar Solo on Eternal Nightmare by Tony Barhoum (Condition Critical)
Keys on Civilization by Brian Westbrook
Gang Vocals by Adam Delarede, Eric Delarede, John Neugebauer, John McLaughlin

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Lich King Greenfield, Massachusetts

We create new old-school thrash metal in the vein of EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, S.O.D., SLAYER and others.

We think the sound of thrash was perfected in the 80’s and we’re not trying to add anything to the mix. We’re just coming up with riffs and songs that the old masters didn’t.
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