EMPIRE OF RATS Empire Of Rats

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EMPIRE OF RATS debut full length is a brutal reminder that heavy, pissed off hardcore is alive and well. These Ohio scene-veterans have created a perfect record that is sincere, energetic. EXTREMELY pissed off without coming off as paint by numbers.

RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF: 100 Demons / God's Hate / Ringworm

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EMPIRE OF RATS
LOCATION: Columbus, OH

Dustin Hysell (Vocals)
Kurt ‘Four Fingers’ Miller (Guitar)
Lee West (Guitar)
Zach Miller (Bass)
Chris Tatman (Drums)

Burt Miller (Acoustic Guitar on Early Mourning)

Recorded/Mastered by: Bobby Leonard (Paper Tiger Studio)
Artwork/Layout by: Linas Garsys

RELATED BANDS: Pale Horse / Pitboss 2000 / Under One Flag

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released January 1, 2015

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Track Name: Leeches
LEECHES

SAVE ALL YOUR PITY
YOUR WORDS ARE USELESS
YOUR MORALS ARE LACKING A FACE
IF IT WAS UP TO ME
YOU’D BE DEAD IN A DITCH
I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU STILL EXIST

CUTTING YOU OFF
REMOVING YOU FROM MY WORLD
CUTTING YOU OFF
FUCKING LEECHES
REMOVING YOU FROM MY WORLD

IT’S PEOPLE LIKE YOU
THAT BITE THE HAND
SINKING TEETH
NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY
YOU FUCKING LEECHES COME AND GO
ALWAYS TRYING TO DRAIN ME DRY

NOTHING LEFT TO GIVE
ALWAYS NEED TO TAKE
NO MORE WILL TO LIVE
JUST A FUCKING SNAKE
Track Name: Bottomless Pit
BOTTOMLESS PIT

DON’T TAKE THESE WORDS FOR RECYCLED HATRED
PLEASE KNOW THAT THESE WORDS ARE STERN
DON’T LOOK AT MY FACE OR EVEN SAY MY NAME
IT’S ONES LIKE YOU THAT NEVER LEARN

LIARS FAKES
YOU’RE THE ONES THAT I DESPISE
LIFERS OUTCASTS
YOU’RE THE ONES THAT I TAKE SIDE

I CAN’T SEE YOU IN THIS LIFETIME MAKING AMENDS
YOU’RE PLAGUED WITH FRUSTRATION DOUBT
AND THE LOSING OF FRIENDS

EVERY DAY THEY KEEP PUSHING ME
INTO THIS BOTTOMLESS PUT
TRYING TO KEEP MY HEAD UNDER WATER
FOR THAT I’LL NEVER FORGET
Track Name: Untitled
UNTITLED

MY HATE GROWS
WITH EVERY INCH OF MY SOUL
WHY CAN’T IT BE YOU INSTEAD
LAYING DEAD IN THE SOIL

TWO FACED WASHED UP
YOU’RE FUCKING DEAD
WASHED UP TWO FACED
YOU STILL WANT MORE
YOU’RE DEAD YOU WHORE

WE’LL WATCH EVERY MOVE THAT YOU MAKE
AND YOU CAN MAKE SURE OF THAT
I JUST WANT TO FEEL YOUR NECK BREAK
AND FEEL YOUR LUNGS COLLAPSE
Track Name: Society's Zero
SOCIETY’S ZERO

YOU SEE ME IN SOCIETY
AND YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT YOU SEE
A THREAT TO YOUR EXISTENCE
YOU JUST CAN’T LEAVE ME BE

STILL STRUGGLING IN THS DEEP END
YOU SEE I’VE LOST CONTROL
YOU SEE WHAT LIFE HAS DEALT ME
YOU TRY TO PLAY THE ROLE
TOO LONG

BACK TO THE WALL
IF THERE’S A CHANCE YOU WOULD SPIT RIGHT IN MY FACE
BACK TO THE WALL
I JUST CAN’T KEEP YOU FROM THIS LOSING RACE
BACK TO THE WALL
CAN’T KEEP MY HEAD UP MY WILL IS ALSO WEAK
BACK TO THE WALL
MY ARMS ARE ALSO HEAVY YOU WILL ONLY LET ME SINK
Track Name: Rats Reign
RATS REIGN

I SEE THE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS EVERY DAY
A BOLD TRUTH YOU REFUSE TO SEE
IF IT’S SOMETHING I HAVE TO SEE EVERY DAY
TAKE THIS KNIFE AND CUT MY EYES OUT OF ME

DON’T HAVE DOUBT
DON’T SPEAK OUT
JUST OBEY EVERYTHING WE SAY
LAND OF THE FREE
HOME OF THE SLAVE

YOU BET YOUR LIFE ON A LOSING GAME
STOP DEFENDING THE ONES YOU NEED TO BLAME
YOU ONLY KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW
YOU ONLY SEE WHAT YOU SEE (FUCKING SHEEP)
YOU’RE LEARNING
THAT NOTHING IN LIFE IS WHAT IT SEEMS

PULL THE CURTAIN BACK
OBLIVIOUS TO WHAT YOU THINK IS REAL
YOU KNOW THAT THEY’LL TRADE YOU OUT
SO FOLLOW YOUR HEROES TO HELL
Track Name: Sinking
SINKING

I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS THAT YOU’RE THINKING
THE WORLD WE’RE LIVING IN IS FUCKING SINKING
I TRY TO SAY MY PIECE
NO ONE I WOULD REACH
THIS TIME I RETURN TO TURMOIL
I TRIED TO SEE THE LIGHT
I CAN’T SEE THE LIGHT
ALL I CAN SEE IS THE FUCKING DARK

NO ONE WILL TELL ME HOW TO THINK NOW
SO SAVE YOUR WORDS OR USE THEM WISE
DON’T TRY TO MAKE ME FEEL SO WEAK
THE ONLY WORDS FROM YOU ARE LIES
Track Name: We're Dead
WE’RE DEAD

MISLED WORLD
THAT PRETENDS TO LOVE
FORCE FED
THAT WE’RE ALL THE SAME
WE’RE DEAD
NO THOUGHTS THAT WE SPEAK OF
NO ONE TO TRUST
WE’RE ALL ON OUR OWN

PRETENDED TO CARE WHAT WE SAY
PRETENDED TO CARE WHAT WE DO
TO ME YOU ARE ALL THE SAME
WE WERE MADE THIS WAY BY YOU

YOU’LL NEVER LOOK AT ME
AS A HUMAN BEING
THAT’S WHY I SPIT IN THE FACE
OF EVERYONE I SEE
I’M GOING TO FUCKING EXPLODE
SO DON’T PRESSURE ME
SO STAY OUT OF MY WAY
AND LEAVE ME BE IN PEACE
Track Name: Exposed
EXPOSED

I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE THE NERVE
YOUR WORD AREN’T SHIT BUT NOT UNHEARD

THE WORDS YOU SPEAK ARE SO HOLLOW
I CAN SEE RIGHT THROUGH YOU’RE SHALLOW
YOUR INTERNAL FIGHT NEVER ENDS
THE TRUTH IS HARD TO SWALLOW

YOU’RE FUCKING UP
TRUTH BE TOLD
YOU’RE FUCKING UP
AND NOW YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN

SO QUICK TO TALK WHEN NO ONE IS NEAR
SO QUICK TO SPEAK WHEN NO ONE HEARS

I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU HAVE THE NERVE
YOURE WORDS AREN’T SHIT BUT NOT UNHEARD

I’M SICK OF WASTING MY TIME
JUST SIFTING THROUGH YOUR BULLSHIT
DECEIT IS ALL YOU KNOW
YOU CAN COVER YOUR TRACKS
BUT YOU CAN’T COVER YOUR ASS
EXPOSED