Ashes

by Arcanus

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After two years of hard work, now Arcanus put out their first EP, ‘Ashes’, a taste of the band’s sound, which has evolved at a steady pace from its very beginning. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mr. Ax (Crisix, Obsidian Kingdom, Vivid Remorse) at Barcelona Axtudios in August and September 2016, ‘Ashes’ features session bassist Denis Fernández (former member of Innvoid and of the Cuban band Alyanza).

‘Ashes’ is a compendium that intertwines the primitive ideas of the groove metal of the 90’s and the roots of a modern really dark death metal. From the first riff of “Emptiness” to the last and diabolical notes of “Infinite Denial”, ‘Ashes’ takes you to the Middle East wars by the hand of “Oceans Of Blood”, to the empty bleakness of “Struggling With Pain” and to the bold forcefulness of “Never Betray”, which was the first song written by Arcanus and stands as the most direct track of the EP.

The artwork, created by the Portuguese artist Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Amaranthe, Morbid Angel), represents Phoenix rising from the ashes of hell. Who knows what else could emerge from them?

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released November 25, 2016

Oscar Gallardo - vocals
Víctor Vallespir - guitar
Javier Muriel - guitar
Pau Bonet - drums
Denis Fernández - bass

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Track Name: Emptiness
I wish I was dreaming
Horrible memories follow me wherever I am
This is what I am
A full circle of sadness and hope

Dead in flames
Consecrate and sanctify
There is no one who could understand
Get over the pain
Move on, no time to give up

Turned over a new leaf
The only reasonable choice
Escape from the pain
Reborn from emptiness

Born again as a phoenix
Regenerated, no more victimized!
Impossible to forget
Alone in the cold snow

Sorrow, redemption, ashes...
Which may reborn again!

Turned over a new leaf
The only reasonable choice
Escape from the pain
Reborn from emptiness

Reborn! returns! reborn!
Shadows over the pain
Reborn! emptiness! reborn!
Reborn from emptiness
Track Name: Never Betray
Everytime I set you free
I wonder why I'm around
All the feelings I've been found
Are making my mind blows

You don't know anything about my life
but neither do I
Tell me what you want to do
and turn your way around

But You ... don't ...know
We'll never betray you!
You.. must.. go and
Come back and break it!

As I look my inside world
Life itself stucks me its horn
I live in pain I live by blood
Suffering death since I was born

Can you tell me what's all about
What makes this nightmare real
Never trusted anyone
Who kill by his own wounds

But You ... don't ...know
We'll never betray you!
You.. must.. go and
Come back and break it!
Track Name: Oceans Of Blood
Systematic elimination of all
Unpunished crimes for hate
Violent deaths that are committed against all
Weak people are sentenced

The fear, horror, madness
Inhuman hate
The fear, horror, madness
Genocide!

Religious persecution, victimize
Immediate destruction of a nation
Children are forced to kill their loved ones
Walking deads with a gun

Ethnic, Racial, religious, persecution!
Ethnic, Racial, religious, genocide!

Total annihilation
Brutality of intolerance
Unjustified beliefs to massacre
Remove humanity from existence

Or to destroy them!

Religious persecution, victimize
Immediate destruction of a nation
Children are forced to kill their loved ones
Walking deads with a gun

Ethnic, Racial, religious, persecution!
Ethnic, Racial, religious, genocide!

Persecution! Genocide!
Track Name: Struggling With Pain
Silent unfaithful and miserable truth
Eternal deceit but untouchable rule
The holiest, the meanest, but the most weak in line
Safe in my madness by inner dismay

Revealed to me as I'm conscious again
Awake, vanished dreams, but alone by myself
Slippery life, need to escape, search for light
The smell of disgrace and a note in my hand

Struggling with pain
Regretting old vows
Ascending from hell

Noisy and faithful and honored falsehood
Fleeting confession but only imposed rule
The sinner, the kindness and strongest in line
On danger my peace by its outer reclaim

Smelling old whiskey and blood on my palm
The corpse of an old one just resting in vain
A glimpse of macabre and inhuman harm
The feeling of terror, of screams, of suicide

Struggling with pain
Regretting old vows
Ascending from hell

All that I thought was just weakness and hope!

Weak and damaged by deathly sences
Scars in my brain is what I feel
Lonely souls are torturing me
Pleasures of tortured flesh and bone

Born to suffer, blackened shadow
Doomed confessions covered in blood
Blinded by old ghosts, surrounded by fear
Crypted messages reveal my suicide
...my suicide!

Lost and delirious on my own desires
Vertiginous fall and painful shock
Hate is the result if my surrender
The need of forget all the awful sins

Pain is the meaning of my destiny
Mysterious voices are judging me
Awake and lost in the deepest darkness
Frightened but confident in my own blood
Track Name: Infinite Denial
Fake, that's your soul
False meaning of honour
Lies, no honest soul
Empty feelings and hidden rules

Beauty, that's all you see
Comfortably in your lonely room
Guilty, horrible lies
No trust! No tears! No trust! No fear! Just madness!

Liar! Sinner! Monster!
Forgotten humanity
Liar! Sinner! Monster!
Infinite denial

No respect, no remorse, no regrets
There's no expectation
No respect, no remorse, no regrets
It's a condemnation

No hope, rotten soul
Losing all composure
Old boy, craving for peace
Not even surrounded by fear

Mistakes, burning inside
Wasted youth and degenerated life
Emptiness, no guilty mind
No trust! No tears! No trust! No fear! Just madness!

Liar! Sinner! Monster!
Forgotten humanity
Liar! Sinner! Monster!
Infinite denial

Dark mask, monster heart
illusion of empathy but not for real
Grey is the soul
The nightmares just reveal failures

Liar! You've lost everyone who may help to repair the truth
History of diseases, brain damage, condemned to death

Fucked! Liar!

Liar! Sinner! Monster!
Forgotten humanity
Liar! Sinner! Monster!
Infinite denial