Blueprints of the Afterlife

by Deathamphetamine

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1.
THE CATHEDRAL OF INDUSTRY Six months five day I wait Steeping in a sea of the unemployed Desperate for the wage he gives Lifted from the pit but at what cost? Other drones cheer me on Muttered under breath they curse my name They hate the fortune I got in place of their innocence Youth is favored by him Pinkertons smash them to the ground River rouge complex in total lockdown For the opportunity he gives The chance to be a machine in the ultimate inefficiency Eating, breathing, shitting Model T’s Now I pass them by almost every day I can see the look on their face I’ve had so many times Now I can start my life anew in the glow of the modern age But they still sit and rot and wait with purgatory on their minds No social interaction on the line The slightest indiscretion throws off the timing Subject to the fascism he wants To be the lord of all that he’s created in the aftermath Sacrifice that I made Just to work and not to starve Subject to the whims of fuhrer Ford Mandatory journals of his fascist law Disinvestment panic, zero confidence, full-scale default with no chance of recovery Our master always knew just what his choice would be No one saw it coming back then They just saw the profits without end in sight It’s a fragile world that we’re living in Always in the shadow of depression it could come again Free want to be free again Now I feel these city walls start closing in Desperate and despaired until the car came along The answer is suburbia The cathedral of industry
2.
THEY LIVE, WE SLEEP Minds to dangerous to exist Not some but all of these thoughts Create mistrust and unrest The World Bank, IMF, Wal-Mart, and the UN Made damn well sure that the human race would never think again! The plan set in motion To trivialize all human thought Emotions, interactions, devalued Until reality gets lost in sands of time and questions die NO! Why does it have to end this way? If hope exists, one foot’s been in the grave This false rebellion gives purpose, but who can tell them? It suckles all their basest hates and fears and reassures them ALL! We construct meaningless ideals Distractions from the dire problems, that are very fucking real Much harder now to think of ways to take it back Much easier to blame it all on the Jewish and the blacks I say that it is time to begin again RIGHT THIS TIME I say that it is time to begin again RIGHT THIS TIME I say that it is time to begin again RIGHT THIS TIME But is it too late? Ever stop to think why it is that you hate? You’re a pawn Another demographic in the market structure No free will I say that it is time to begin again Right this time They live, we sleep It’s a prison system built in your brain They invited you in for a better life free from doubt and pain The death and destruction that constantly fucks you is no longer real Possessions and internet identities are how you feel ALIVE! They’ve helped you build a shell around yourself Facilitating reinforcement of childhood defenses with profit pretenses You’ll buy them all, they know you will, conditioned from birth to consume You’re a joke, you’re the punch line, you’ve created your own hell The plan, set in motion And you’ll die before you learn what you did back then And how you helped Make it happen, their dream, right this time Your life is a joke Don’t ask why, you’d rather die
3.
ASCENDING THE VOID Thoughts have long since carried meaning Inundation of the mind Drowning in a mental deluge Thirsting madness swallows all Stifling cries of perception Analyzing, justifying, rationalization Expanding consciousness a gateway to insanity Onslaught of existence slaughters this reality Resistance in vain to these malignant processes Multiplying rapidly, sapping all vitality Thought patterns that were not meant to be conceived Is this evolution or society’s disease? Falling beyond Established rules Writhing in the grip Of the unknown void Touch the face of chaos Death is but a gateway To Infinite dreams Taste the fruits of wisdom Give to unforeseen ways Death is but a gateway To infinite dreams Ascending to the cusp of infinity Secrets of the universe now made clear to see Language is lost in this absolution Humanity is shed with the retribution The sacrifice is made there can be no turning back Cognizance engulfed in the realm of the black See the true nature of that which will always lie beyond you Falling to the depths from heights never reached again Agony unequaled in the world of mortal men Praying to deaf gods for a merciful demise Ensnared and brutalized by the promise of a lie Knowledge is dissected in the wake of certain death Fragments of omniscience dissipating with each breath To understand nothing is to comprehend infinity Such is the essence of true divinity The sacrifice is made there can be no turning back Cognizance engulfed in the realm of the black See the true nature of that which will always lie beyond you
4.
DARK CHIVALRY Experimenting with dark arts of immortality Ebb and flow into dimensions unknown to humanity Touching the veil, a wreath of mist descends before my eyes Forging unforeseen dimensions, wormholes through space and time Disciples of chaos Minions of unlight Mercers to Gaia And takers of life We are following a path of dark chivalry It promises that we will never trust in what we see Disciples in the path of esoteric liturgy Sacrificial rites, coveted spirit hold To gain transcendence we must nullify all that is known And as the dustbin of hypocrisy overflows We choose to follow in the footsteps of immortal souls Kindred vision, rising beyond the mystery A sacred balance stunted by language and history Of crystal knowledge we have forged a path in serenity Complete submission will result in ecstasy In an age where politics subvert attention wantonly Illuminated we shall press on, vehemently Dark Chivalry Code of Battle Dark Chivalry It’s the final epoch If at first you fail to comprehend the notion here Let me take you on the path where you confront your fear Do you want to live like that? Do you want to live like this? There must be another way There must be an alternative Disciples of chaos Minions of unlight Mercers to Gaia And takers of life
5.
THE GRAND HOMOGENIZER Clutching fists full of black soil, when will I return? Earth to earth, sod to sod Darkened matter death obscures Earthworms feast upon the fragments left behind Naïve children ask, beyond the realm of death what lies? Swords of magic level all Greeting death with ease of game Beckoning arm extended back to one Strike of lightning meets the earth And Thor’s hammer wanes Reminding all who dwell from whence we came The Grand Homogenizer It has one single goal It levels anti-matter through assimilation threshold It opens spirit worlds to guide the energy Proto assemblage wherever need be Living ignorantly here, denying all that’s told Ice is melting, slowly sinking, believing the Christian teaching Water will erode the bible into sludge Your concept of faith submerged, in what we’ve become Ancient forces showed the way to escape this dismal fate Reminding us, man has always come undone Tidal waves smash the earth, a final threatening Demanding recognition once again The Grand Homogenizer It has one single goal It levels anti-matter through assimilation threshold It opens spirit worlds to guide the energy Proto assemblage wherever need be For humans to ignorant to see Gaian parasites, feeding All one creature, bleeding Incestuous breeding

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This album was from the first digital DA recording that I ever attempted in 2007-2008. It was quickly abandoned when I realized that I didn't know what the fuck I was doing when it came to recording. The songs on this album were so technically difficult that it kind of drove me crazy and led to the reboot of the band in 2009 as a more stripped down outfit. This technical difficulty, combined with my insane ideal of trying to make everyone do everything in one take, and my lack of recording knowledge, really broke us all down completely.
So this is from the dead period of the band from 2006-2009, a true "Lost Album" as it were... Attempts to bring this back from the dead were made a couple of times, and after recording a bunch of other bands and taking some recording courses, I was finally able to get it into a releasable state... warts and all. This is not your typical polished modern day tech-death album. It is full of mistakes and the sloppy, surging intensity that was always the reality of the band.
It features some guest appearances by past members Asaf Jalfin and Ben Hunsdorfer and features underrated DA vocalist Pat Rennick (Spitting Black & Brain famine) who finally gets to have his contribution to the band be recognized.
The subject matter of the album is very dated, but seems newly relevant today in our rapidly decaying world. It is also somewhat prophetic of the obviously inevitable current state of things, so what better time than now?
The cover art and title are a direct tribute to the amazing sci-fi novel "Blueprints of the Afterlife" by Ryan Boudinot. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It's themes are so inline with the ideas that we have presented in DA over the years, that I wanted to tie them both together somehow. Mark Richard's painstaking rendition of the ideas based on the lyrical content of the band, and the design of the novel, is exactly the massive and immersive world that I wanted the listener to be able to enter.
Thanks everyone who ever supported us over the years! I am glad we could finally put this out. Just to be clear this is not a reunion or another re-boot, just a long overdue piece of unfinished business. Enjoy!

-Scott

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released February 8, 2018

Produced by Deathamphetamine
Recording and mastering by Scott Beckett from 2008-2018
Cover art and Logo by Mark W. Richards at Heavy Hand Illustration.
www.heavyhandillustration.com

Vocals: Pat Rennick
Drums: Cristian Gazmuri
Bass: Marcus Frattura
Guitar and vocals: Scott Beckett
Lead Guitar: Nick Tranghese

Guest Lead guitar by Asaf Jalfin on "They Live, We Sleep"
Guest Vocals by Ben Hunsdorfer on "Dark Chivalry"
and introducing Ryan McConnell for breakdown death gurgles on "The Grand Homogenizer"

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Deathamphetamine Boston, Massachusetts

Check out the new album “Blueprints of the Afterlife”

Sci-fi Grinding Thrash, formed in 2002.
Lyrical themes include: Sci-fi, environmental destruction, phantasmagoric events, dystopian present and future.
Influences: death metal, punk, hardcore, grind, black metal, and power metal.
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