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This album was recorded, produced and mixed at Horse-drawn Productions (Berwyn, IL) by John E Bomher Jr.

"The next stage in the evolution of Bury The Machines. The 6 song EP is a reckoning with the relentless onslaught of ordinary agony and ecstasy that incredibly, many of us call life. A psychedelic journey, an onslaught of stoner metal that plumbs the post-modern depths of guitar reference, while somehow, simultaneously becoming an aural cry for help, forgiveness and mercy before the maker. Submit to its power." - Jared Mazzaschi

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released February 27, 2016

John E Bomher Jr. - Guitar, bass, synth, vox
Mark Serpico Jr. - Drums

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Bury the Machines Chicago, Illinois

Bury The Machines attempts to cope with the inevitable burden of humanity; the depression, loss, and hardship that is the price of consciousness. A stunted wail of hope and providence transmuted from tragedy and suffering; the promise to the tortured souls, the outcasts and artists that can no longer trudge the path toward redemption alongside us. ... more

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Track Name: Good Friends, Bad Ideas
(good friends)

Miles away in your head, bleak and desolate
all alone, bored, paranoid and homicidal
justice served by your hand
empty cups, swords of ten
loosen your grip on reality
obey your master

Hopes and fears bring your death
stand and be recognized
without warning, without mercy
your end came suddenly
sun will rise in your place
a transformation
pathways outworn, habits outgrown
buried with the machines

Monarch ascends across the sky, obliterated
a crimson, golden, cobalt shroud
sustains the mystery
I can never learn the motive
for your heinous exploits
the wheel turns, crushes your soul
you're buried with the machines

(bad ideas)

You can't go home again
your home is gone
you burned your phantoms to the ground
the nail that's sticking out
gets hammered down
you burned your nightmare to the ground

You can't go home my friend
your home is gone
you burned that story to the ground
the nail that's sticking out
gets hammered down
you burned you nightmare to the ground

No solution, mystified
and yet somehow
life goes on
No solution, Mr. Phi
and yet somehow
life goes on
Track Name: Darkening Murk Force
Plotting the course a thousand years ahead of their time
green lights puncture the sky, a lucid dream
beam of light into third eye sent from the future
create this life's eventual plight, time is your teacher

You decide what is right
the lies will rot you from within
you're only human and you're gonna die
make it happen, don't waste my time
with your device of misfortune and dysfunction
your influence must be excised

Darkening murk force clouds your vision
speaking tongues, chanting rites, ancient religions
runes and sigils, sacrifices and vigils
serpent rising toward the sun

Origin's denied, future's lost
smash the construct
broken peace
inverted cross
decode the symbols
bury yourself to the neck in sand
expose your weakness
make your choice
change perspective
grow strong, my brother

Plotting the course a thousand years ahead of their time
green lights puncture the sky, a lucid dream
bury yourself to the neck in sand
expose your weakness
make your choice
change perspective
grow strong, my brother
Track Name: Cross of Bone
Carried
a rusted landmark guides your way
you know the path
and the lay of the land
Silent, in secret
the past unknown
those who've come after me know nothing
only your precious face
nothing behind the smile
grim and inviting
the leather and flesh as one
sensual, exhilarant
terrified of instinct
to enfold you in my wings
smother you
drain the light from your eyes

(sun stay cold tongue son pray cold run
none say bold blunt cold blade ruin fun)

We'll carry the memory of him forever
and bury the memory of him together

We'll bury the memory of him together
we'll carry the memory of him forever
baring his cross of bone
he never wanted a friend
and there in an unmarked grave alone
he got what he wanted
gone in darkness
baring his cross of bone
he paid the piper with blood and fire
he burned the angels
he burned the phantoms
the light had gone out
he's lost in darkness
baring his cross of bone
he got what he wanted
lost in darkness
baring his cross of bone
Track Name: Light Averted
Genius, it's not a fucking contest
no grand prize, no finish line
give up your conquest
clowns making the scene
crowding the streets
the clones have run amok
a siege of suck and mediocrity
music, a sacred rite
twisted, broken, demoralized
why don't you stick to what you know?
Mcdonald's... Operah... the radio...
Jesus wasn't half as self deceiving
egregious, petty and mean

Your art is synthetic, disconnected
logic is brainsick
evident enemy
sonic is mystic
the mark, you've missed it
your vision is twisted
I have a remedy
bludgeons, bullets, hooks, hammers, firing squads,
sinister alchemy
away from the cities, the noise of the brainless drones

Ethics, an afterthought
dishonor, loose lips sink ships
cannot return what has been stolen
the key has crumbled, the lock is frozen

Enough rhetoric
you wax generic
you lack sincerity
infinite decay
throat tightens
stomach turns
when your mouth moves
vile, gruesome
a page from the book
a word from the prophet
a laugh from the stooge
the nexus of wisdom
eliminate addiction
illuminated vision
grasp for the muse
light averted truths
Track Name: The Quiet Game
We speak in code
shrouded in metaphor
pain is the touchstone
where we begin to grow
you can hold my hand in silence
as I let go and you release me too
across the gulf of memories
a quiet breeze, a wind of change
all is forgotten, all is forgiven

You sit in silent shame, ponder your sin
disclose your pain to those who'd have you condemned
we play the quiet game, I never win
you twist my words and I'm unraveled again
in stillness, in silence...
Track Name: Prophets and Rainmakers
Tell it, don't tell it
drive them all off
and hope they'll forget it
the absence of sense
the delusions
a heart blackened by fear, paranoia

Buried in the earth
under the water
moving beyond now
onto forever... gone

Like coins pouring down from heaven
directed energy weapons
rain down upon thee with a vicious,
fear-inducing deluge
you are the center
you are the root
you are the fool

Burning in the snow
cleansed by the fire
beneath brick and stone now
death's angel expires... gone...
released... gone...