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Rise To Infamy

by Cowards

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    "Parisian quintet, COWARDS, has become an unrelenting force since their inception in 2012, imposing their ruthless blend of metallic hardcore and sludge through several vinyl releases to date, and having crushed live audiences all across Europe. Having only grown stronger with every step of their brutal journey so far, the band will now unload their second album, «Rise To Infamy». These ten tracks stand up as their most cohesive work, brutally combining the heritage of Holy Terror/H8000 inspired-hardcore with devastating sludge and black metal savagery. Carrying a deep, oppressive urban coldness behind their spectacularly crushing wall of sound, the level of aggression spilled on «Rise To Infamy» is difficult to endure. Everything has been managed to inflict maximum aural damage; once again recorded by Francis Caste at Sainte Marthe Studio (Arkhon Infaustus, Eibon, Kickback) as with their previous output, the band's monstrous tones sounds colder and more massive than ever. This is nothing but a monument of down-to-earth, unvarnished violence, punishing from start to finish."
    - Artwork by Camille Blanchemain
    - Recorded, mixed and mastered by Francis Caste at Studio Sainte Marthe

    Track Listing
    01. Shame Along Shame
    02. Never To Shine
    03. Frustration (Is My Girl)
    04. Beyond My Hands
    05. Birth Of The Sadistic Son
    06. Low Esteem
    07. Anything But The Highroad
    08. Wish For Infamy
    09. Bend The Knee
    10. So Easy

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  • Rise To infamy 12" vinyl
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    "Parisian quintet, COWARDS, has become an unrelenting force since their inception in 2012, imposing their ruthless blend of metallic hardcore and sludge through several vinyl releases to date, and having crushed live audiences all across Europe. Having only grown stronger with every step of their brutal journey so far, the band will now unload their second album, «Rise To Infamy». These ten tracks stand up as their most cohesive work, brutally combining the heritage of Holy Terror/H8000 inspired-hardcore with devastating sludge and black metal savagery. Carrying a deep, oppressive urban coldness behind their spectacularly crushing wall of sound, the level of aggression spilled on «Rise To Infamy» is difficult to endure. Everything has been managed to inflict maximum aural damage; once again recorded by Francis Caste at Sainte Marthe Studio (Arkhon Infaustus, Eibon, Kickback) as with their previous output, the band's monstrous tones sounds colder and more massive than ever. This is nothing but a monument of down-to-earth, unvarnished violence, punishing from start to finish."
    - Artwork by Camille Blanchemain
    - Recorded, mixed and mastered by Francis Caste at Studio Sainte Marthe

    Track Listing
    01. Shame Along Shame
    02. Never To Shine
    03. Frustration (Is My Girl)
    04. Beyond My Hands
    05. Birth Of The Sadistic Son
    06. Low Esteem
    07. Anything But The Highroad
    08. Wish For Infamy
    09. Bend The Knee
    10. So Easy

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1.
If There’s A Legacy To Revive I’ll Pump It Right Up To Kill It Over Again And Get Drunk On Your Tears I Speak To No One But The One Inside You But The One You Ignore Dismissed With The Back Of My Hand Aesthetics Of Contradiction Shame Along Shame Shapes Upon Shapes Dismissed With The Back Of My Hand You Keep Worrying About Tomorrow When I’m Still Pissed About Yesterday Come In With Your Eyes Opened So You Think Have A Sit, A Sip Let You Leave With Your Mouth Closed Neither In Darkness Nor In Light A Shade Among Shades Not The Best, Always Tight Often The Worst And Still You’ll Pay
2.
The Kings' Long Gone You Say But What Good Is A Running King When Cowardice Rules The Day Behold The New Face Of Hate Incantation Of The Streets Burn Your World So I Will Reveal Mine Unpunished Deeds Live With The Worms Never To Shine Again Older, Colder, Bolder One Punch In The Face Closer To The Truth Forever Colder, Forever Weaker A Sidekick For Sore Eyes Partners In Mockery Traitors And Debauchery My Own Personal Judas My Own Personal Judas Never To Shine
3.
No Knife, No Gun But Mark My Words If It's Not Rough There Is No Fun Frustration Has Always Been My Girl She Makes Me Harder By The Minute She'll Make You Sweat Then Bathe In It She Guides Me Through The Daze Maze Of Need, Want, Junk & Fuck No Laws But The Laws Of Love Ones To Be Broken
4.
No Hate For You I've Seen Inside Fuck Your World With A Smile I Stand Alone I Fuck Your World And Stand Alone Arrogant And Cold No Hate For You, I've Been Inside And You Don't Exist I May Be Cold But I'm Good At It Loveless In Absolute To Each His Own Refuge I Refuse And Don't Resist Don't Care To Look Beyond My Hands I May Be Cold, I May Be Cold My Fists My Fuse, Your Cysts Your Loss To Each His Own Refuge Refuse To Look Beyond My Hands Loveless In Absolute Blind To The Cold Distressed To The World Arrogant & Bold
5.
Yeah Right I Burned Your Temples Of Dirt With A Lighter, House Of Ashes, Dirt To Dirt Yeah Sure, I Filled Your Throat With Hurt With A Caress, Keep Opening Wide No More Of The Broken Plagues Gone Are The Wretched To Hell With The Broken Plagues Ghost Masses Of Yesterday You'll Fit It In In The End Fit It All In Like You Wish, Like I Care Dick Your Lives Embrace True Love And Smile Forever No Second Helping You'd Think I'm Your Enemy But Deep Down You're Mine And I Bide My Time Citizen To Nowhere I'll Mock My Way To The Top Welcome To The Birth Of The Sadistic Son Leave My Mark Work Against The Greater Good No Quest For Truth No Satan, No Absolute Sadistic Words And Rusty Swords Manipulations To Satisfy My Apetite For Your Self Destruction You'll See Just How Easy Hate Is To Define
6.
Low Esteem 04:14
I've Worked It Out To A Point Of Intoxication Try And See A Path, Stick To It When You Fail, And You Will Praise For Self Destruction It's Either You Or Me But Us Both Ain't Gonna Cut It And What's Better Than Me Infamously Risen I'll Reclaim Your Sacrifice No Need For High Horses, Hightower, Low Esteem When You Can't Sit Straight All You Have Is A Kick To Make My Day A Lovely Nod Around Your Neck No News, Good News Good bye It's Not In The Words That You Told Me It's Those Swords Half Drawn A Limp Fist For A Fuck Face Cigarette Burns And I Will Take My Rest
7.
Anger As A Leader My Usual Seer Neither Man Nor Beast A Bit Of Both Waiting For The Dust To Burn Keep An Eye Out For Anything But The Highroad Your Life's No Gift Short Of A Pathetic Treasure Buried In Trash Anger As A Leader My Usual Seer Neither Animal Nor Man
8.
Kill Pride, Hurt Feelings Fight Against All Odds Take No Minions, No Bride Spite Against All Gods Kill Pride Shriek At The Ghosts Of Reality With Due Dilligence, True Traitors True Whore With A Dick In Cheek Stance Struggling Not To Drown, With Insistance Struggling Not To Drown In The Sea Of The Forgotten You'll Never Love Me Better Than When You Hate Me Heart Of A Loner Mind Of A Leader Never Part Of The Twelve Wish For Infamy I'd Rather Shit Your Mouth Than Have You Suck My Cock No One To Be Led Only Fools, Standing To Be Fed Remember The Locust Has No King
9.
It's All On Display Behind Tepid Glass Break The Rules Or Bend The Knee Void This Play, Work Around The Game Through The Backdoor, I Won't Come Knocking I Don't Want You To Wake Up I Only Wish You'd Sleep No Apocaplypse Ironic In It's Splendor I Only Wish You'd Slip In Those Traps I Laid Down For You One Last Trip Legs Wide Sewn No Need For You To Open Your Eyes I've Been Reformed In Emptiness Iconic In It's Splendor Behind The Veil Of Your Eyes Look Closer, It's Me You'll See Hidden In Plain Sight No Apocalypse I Only Wish You'd Sleep Void This Play Break The Rules Or Bend The Knee
10.
So Easy 05:53
Not Even Two Minutes Of Abuse And Already Broke You Made It So Easy A Bad Blood Transfusion You Made It Easy The More You Talk The More We Walk One Time Is All I Need Just Once Wrap You Up I See You Through And Through You Lose, I Win, No Cred No Remission A Sad Nod Confusion No Judge, No Jury No Executioner I'll Only Stand There Keep Pointing Fingers Take No Stance I'll Let You All Dance I'll Be Laughing Your Way To The Grave

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Parisian quintet COWARDS have become an unrelenting force since their inception in 2012, imposing their ruthless blend of metallic hardcore and sludge over a couple of 12" releases and stages all across Europe. Only getting stronger and stronger as time passes by, the band now returns with their second album «Rise To Infamy». These ten tracks stand up as their most cohesive work, brutally combining the heritage of Holy Terror/H8000 inspired-hardcore with devastating sludge and black metal savagery.

Carrying a deep, oppressive urban coldness behind their spectacularly crushing wall of sound, the level of aggressivity spilled on «Rise To Infamy» is hard to endure. Everything has been managed to inflict maximum aural damage; once again recorded by Francis Caste at Sainte Marthe Studio in fall 2014, the band's monstrous tones sounds colder and more massive than ever. This is nothing but a monument of down-to-earth, unvarnished violence, punishing from start to finish.

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Le quintet parisien COWARDS s'est imposé comme une force incessante depuis leur introduction en 2012, imposant leur mélange impitoyable de hardcore/metal et de sludge à coups de 12" et de concerts à travers l'Europe.
Le temps qui passe ne les rendant que plus forts, le groupe revient avec leur 2nd album "Rise To Infamy". Ces dix titres se révélants être leurs plus cohérents, combinant sans vergogne un héritage inspiré Holy Terror/H8000 avec la sauvagerie du black metal et du sludge.

Avec sa charge profondément urbaine, froide et oppressive, derrière un mur de son dévastateur, le niveau d'agressivité dégagé sur "Rise To Infamy" est difficilement supportable. Tout a été poussé au maximum pour infliger un maximum de dégât auditif; enregistré une fois de plus par Francis Caste au studio Sainte-Marthe à l'automne 2014, le son monstrueux du groupe est plus froid et massif que jamais. Ce n'est ni plus ni moins qu'un monument de pure violence, les pieds ancrés dans le bitume, sans concession du début à la fin.

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released February 9, 2015

Rise To Infamy was recorded from september 30th to october 31st MMXIV at Studio Sainte-Marthe, Paris, with Francis Caste.
All songs written and performed by cowards.

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Parisian quintet COWARDS have become an unrelenting force since their inception in 2012, imposing their ruthless blend of metallic hardcore and sludge over a couple of 12" releases and stages all across Europe. Only getting stronger and stronger as time passes by, the band now returns with their second album «Rise To Infamy». These ten tracks stand up as their most cohesive work... ... more

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