Shooting Blanks & Pills

by Cowards

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Gathering parisians with an already strong pedigree in dark and heavy music, COWARDS regurgitates gutter hardcore, unhealthy sludge/doom and nauseous black metal in "Shooting Blanks And Pills", their deeply raw and anxiogenic debut release. Only six months were needed to give birth to this full-length, monstrosity with a desperate urban feeling, bridge between the knife-in-the-heart crudeness of Eyehategod or Kickback and the majestic darkness of bands like Deathspell Omega or Thou. With a sound carrying smells of pissy streets and the dry blood you get for a sidelong glance, producer Francis Caste have perfectly catched the gist of these 38 minutes, recreating this forced apnea in a bile tank with a no frills approach.

Cowards features current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman's Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli, Dacast, Colossus of Destiny…

"Shooting Blanks And Pills" will be released on 12" vinyl and free download during june, a first track will be posted soon. Artwork and logo by Fortifem - folio.fortifem.fr
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Conglomérat de parisiens au pedigree déjà bien chargé en matière de musiques lourdes et sales, COWARDS régurgite hardcore de caniveau, sludge/doom insalubre et black nauséeux dans un premier album des plus cru et anxiogène. A peine six mois d'existence leur auront suffit pour enfanter ce "Shooting Blanks And Pills", monstruosité à l'atmosphère désespérément urbaine, passerelle entre la crudité cutter-dans-le-coeur d'un Eyehategod ou d'un Kickback et la noirceur majestueuse des Deathspell Omega et autres Thou. 38 minutes aux effluves fleurant aussi bien les ruelles pisseuses que le sang séché récolté pour un regard de travers, et à l'essence parfaitement capturée par Francis Caste, qui restitue ici sans artifices cette apnée forcée dans une cuve à fiel.
Avec des membres/ex-membres de Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman's Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli, Dacast, Colossus of Destiny…

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released June 30, 2012

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Cowards Paris, France

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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Track Name: Hoarse From The Get Go
I Retreat In Myself
But Not Away From You
I'll it Amidst You All
I'll Sit And Watch You Fall
And I'll Send To Know
For Whom The Bell Tolls

And His Name That Sat On Him
Is Not For You To Know
And His Name That Sat On Him
But I Followed With Him

I Am This Island
You Wish Wouldn't ExistNeither Brother Nor Son
Father To Your Tears
To Your Strife
Friend To Your Fears

And His Name That Sat On Him
Is Not For You To Know
And His Name That Sat On Him
But I Followed With Him

Hoarse From The Get Go

Washed Away
Clean
The Great Whore
Calls My Name
In Her Wet Dreams

In Her Wet Dreams

I'll Stand There And Sow You, Ripe
Track Name: Last Card
Just Like A Broken Mirror
With Only So Much Shards That Care
I've Seen You Complete Then And Watched You Decay

No Use For You But To Bleed The Weak
I've Been Here Before
Trust In Me No More
No Need For Me But To Bleed Your Wreck
I've Been Here Before
Trust Me, No More

Just Like The Wretched Wound
Inside My Mouth
I Will Cut My Tongue
So I Don't Go South

Trust In Me When I Say
I'll Remember You To Your Last Shard
Still No Trust In You When You Pray
But I Know It's Your Last Card

No Use For You But To Bleed The Weak
I've Been Here Before
Trust In Me No More
No Need For Me But To Bleed Your Wreck
I've Been Here Before

I've Been Here Before
I've Bled The Whore

Of Malice And Men, Cowardice And Shame
The Song Remains The Same, But In A Crackhead's Den
Fuck You And Your Pain I Understand But Deny
Your Right To Complain, I Use And Abuse But I
I Hold My Ground, Deeper And Deeper

Deeper And Deeper

Still Just As Tall As You've Made Me
When You Fall I'm Free
Pay Your Fare, Let Me In
Only As Tall As You Let Me Be
Can't Spare You A Grin
When You Fall I'm Free
Track Name: Scarce
This Delusionnal Peace
You've Built Around You
Based On Praise, Cocks Knee Deep In Your Mouth
You Suck It Up, Swallow It All, Smile A Bit And Look Around You
Well I Won't Partake In That Carnival
Relentless 69
Against Your Wall
I Won't Rise Above

This Is Not About Your God
This Is All About You
About You All, About Your Fall

So Shallow When You Pray
Shooting Blanks And Pills
Soothings Skanks, To This Day
So Shallow When You Pray

Boycott The Race
Why Can't You Speak?
Have You Lost Your Pace?

Why Not Let The Meek?
Why Not Let The Meek Make Themselves More Scarce?

My Choice Is Nothingness...

My Choice Is Nothingness
You'd See It To Be Rich
(My Choice Is Nothingness)
Be It Only From Your Ditch

I Don't Care For The Voice Of The Voiceless
I'll Make My Own And Be Complete

Boycott The Race
Why Can't You Speak?
Have You Lost Your Pace?

Why Not Let The Meek?
Why Not Let The Meek Make Themselves More Scarce?
Track Name: Vices & Hate
Brothers, Comrades In Arms?
A Two Cents Masquerade
Sold Out Parade
Screw Your Erection
I Hate Your Tolerance
Levelling Down At A Glance

Happiness Is A Cold Grin
A Hard Smile, A Closed Face
This Warm Place You Can't Defile
Your Laughs, Your Smiles, Can Only Stall
Your Pains, Your Griefs Make Me Harder

The Haves Versus The Have Nots
Fuck You All If You Don't Have Shit
Fuck You All Just Come On And Get It
I'm Not Gonna Cry When I Have It All
The Looks, The Cash
Vices And Hate

You Think I Care
Now Watch Me Cruise
Through Life I Never Paid My Dues
You Think I Care
Now Watch Me Cruise
You Stink Like So Many Morning Dues

I Hear You Call
See Me Stall
Pretend I Care

I Hear You All
See Me Stall
I Hear You All Wait For My Fall

I Won't Pay You For This Fare
I Ain't In For No Fairy Tale
Seems I Should Be Paying For You
It's Not Like Me To Be A Hero
See My Mind And Eyes Get
See My Mind And Eyes Get Narrow
Track Name: Arrogant, Unseen
Despise The Crowd
But Love The One
I Can Only Give So Much
Withdrawn From Providence

No Ghost, No Soul, No Pain
I Have No Enemy Within
My Enemy Is You
Your Life, Your Thoughts
Your Loved Ones Too

I Had A Dream You Were Not There To Share
In The Confederacy Of Ruined Lives

Blind To The World
Yeah The Choice Is Bold
Arrogant, Unseen
Blind To The World
Embrace Your Spleen

Sarcasm, Bitterness
Last Resort Of The Impotent
For Patience I Could Care Less
Butt Fuck The Tolerant

I Had A Dream You Were Not There To Share
Your Quest, Truth Be Told
Will Make You Like The Worms

The Less You Are
The More I Am
I Bless Your War
The WhoreDeceased

Butt Fuck The Tolerant
Track Name: Grand Failure
I See Your Failures
Trust Me It Ain't No Lure
Don't Need No Faith
Should You Be A Wraith

So It Seems I Fell
Not Even A Broken Ladder
Out Of This Quarrel
And Yet You Hoped
And Here You Hoped I Was Better

Saviour's Reasoning
Take You All Under My Wing
Make You Fall, All In A Fling
Lost My Wits, Won't Fit In
Take You All Under My Wing
Take You All Under

The Soul Of The Elder
In The Temple Of A Man
Against My Temple You Linger
Grand Failure I'm Your Man
My Eyes Can't Deny
I'm Fucked I'm Down
I'm Passing By

Saviour's Reasoning
Take You All Under My Wing
Make You Fall, All In A Fling
Lost My Wits, Won't Fit In
Take You All Under My Wing
Take You All Under

Here You Are Waiting In For The Long Run
Wrong Turn After Wrong Turn

Here I Am Waiting In For My Homerun
Wrong Turn After Wrong Turn

Grand Failure
I'm Your Man