Every Time I Die Release Two Absolutely Pummeling New Songs, ‘A Colossal Wreck’ and ‘Desperate Pleasures’ (Hosting Streaming Gig 12/19)

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Rock Cellar Magazine

“The world made us sick. How can it heal us?” That’s a question asked by Keith Buckley, vocalist of Buffalo, New York metal/hardcore band Every Time I Die on “Desperate Pleasures,” one of two new songs shared by the veteran band on Tuesday.

2020 has been a year of tumult, despair and confusion — and these two new songs are the musical equivalent of expressing the pent-up frustration. Lyrically, things are rather bleak … take this passage from “A Colossal Wreck”:

Give it all back to the animals / No one is gonna deliver us
Give it back 
All the wrong people are gone 
Why would God be in a godless swamp?
All the wrong people are gone
Down here they eat, fuck and ravage
A new breed of white, ancient savage
Wicked men with cross in hand praying for bodies to scavenge
A prison ship of bloat and rot they can’t just have, we must have not

“Desperate Pleasures,” meanwhile:

We’re in the golden age of bastards
We’re living in the golden age of bastards, bastards
Despairing is painless and peace is a lie, you should try loving man while fucking hating mankind
It rips you apart
Got an atheist praying for judgement day
Enough to make an atheist pray for judgement day

Said Buckley of the new songs’ unapologetic lyrics and crushing aggression:

“two sides of the same reactionary coin. While ‘A Colossal Wreck’ looks around at the current state of the world and says ‘life is a punishment and only the worst of us thrive’ and, ‘Desperate Pleasures’ takes a more optimistic approach and renounces the nihilistic/accelerationist attitude of the voice that came before. It says that without hope, even in the face of such universal anguish, only death is certain and to give up now when those around us need it most is a treacherous act of pure cowardice. That said, I’m not sure which is worse, bein-g a coward or being a cynic. Probably a coward. At least cynics have a sense of humor.”

Every Time I Die will host a special live stream concert event on Saturday, Dec. 19, with tickets and merchandise bundles available at this link:

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