JUNIOR BRUCE The Headless King

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Topi
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Topi This album gets better and better each time I'm listening to it - it just reached "awesome". Especially highly recommended to anyone liking Bombus (Sweden). In the same vein, anyone enjoying this album should check out the debut of Bombus, if not having done so already. Favorite track: Warriors Of The Son.
Zhakathoom
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Zhakathoom It's like King Kong went off and made a stoner metal band!
Hairy chest? Check!
Attitude that only a set of cohones the size of a medium sized SUV can produce? Check!
A roaring sound that can make even the mightiest of foundations(Empires?) shake? Check!

If you listen closely you can hear Junior Bruce swivel about the spire on Empire State, shaking his finger at you and mouthing off like a demented, raging preacher wile swatting choppers left and right! So cool! ;D Favorite track: Defeatist.
Brayskilove
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Brayskilove Old school Clutch + High on Fire. 5 Stars. That's all i'm saying. Favorite track: The Headless King.
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Morts Awesome stoner metal grooves with touches of doom and traditional metal! Scott Angelacos' vocals are absolutely perfectly suited to the music, reminding me of Charles Rytkönen (Morgana Lefay), only gruffer and possibly angrier. Heavy rolling riffs, full of slow/fast tempo changes and wicked solos, this is a brilliant album worth listening to! Favorite track: Lt. Fury.
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1.
04:28
DEFEATIST Legends told of misfortune disasters and plagues Written off as undeserved subjugated as their slaves Living lives in servitude desperate for a king The defeated place their hope on the shadow of a dream A heart made of paper and a soul cut out of tin Intrepid man steps forward to roll the stone of Sisyphus Destined to fail Determined not to try Surrender In the dark of the night where evil decides the fate of the faithless A throne occupied by destruction's child comes into visions Surrounded in flesh in blood he is drenched so the damned may be forgiven And for every life taken by his knife another has risen
2.
WARRIORS OF THE SON Hellbent and unidentified premeditated and predisposed Languish in lividity degenerate then explode Bound and isolated disintegrate bones be ground A new god the divinity on your knees your life is mine Raiders crossing land and sea Carry lies beneath their wings The warriors of the son Their battle has begun In the shadow of a giants greed On iron horses rides his cavalry With motives shrouded in mystery And a promise to live and die by the blade Raiders crossing land and sea Carry lies beneath their wings The warriors of the son Their battle has begun Their born baptized in fear darkened with doubt raised in shame They die alone and hollow withered and worn a crying shame Raiders crossing land and sea Carry lies beneath their wings The warriors of the son A war that's never won
3.
THE HEADLESS KING An unholy army marches north How does one do battle with a ghost Killing is what they do and they do it well So arm yourself Prepare your god has abandoned you No hero today for the wicked are willing Steel clashing in a sea of blood No compassion no hope Serpent squeezes the life from all he knows To kill this snake the head must go Prepare your god has abandoned you No hero today for the wicked are willing Where evil lives darkness consumes the light in a swarm of flies A headless king has no where to place his crown No quarter deaths gaze is near Through the gore thine enemy is clear Where evil lives darkness consumes the light in a swarm of flies A headless king has no where to place his crown
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03:36
LT. FURY Fixated on the serpents eye Crom's hand will guide you Bring the devil into the light and show me what your'e made of A galaxy devoid of light never-ending and hollow The thieving bastards may prevail tonight but we will rule tomorrow Stone deaf but still a threat the miser will find you And take your soul down below and trade it for an ounce of gold If you've got a soul that you ain't doing nothing with just follow my lead On leather wings with serpents eyes on his throne sits the prince of lies Sobering trip into the depths A journey fraught with peril His eyes see through to count the evil deeds you do If they do not number three you're worth twice as much to the beast If you've got a soul that you ain't doing nothing with just follow my lead On leather wings with serpents eyes on his throne sits the prince of lies
5.
PERSUADING THE DIVINE What would you do if it came right at you Would you run and hide if you could Persuading the divine With sword and fire Heavy metal rain Mortality a roll of the dice Fate awaits what you decide Fight or flight Persuading the divine With sword and fire Forests turn to iron and the beast ceases to turn Vile men and hypocrites worthy targets for our blades
6.
A PLAGUE FOR THIEVES It was genius the way it took over everything It burst in like a flame and left us in soot It covered the walls the buildings and streets A black blanket covered the city and put their world to sleep It was a plague a pestilence for thieves There will be no passing through you take some with you Damned if you do ravenous self mutilation And there will be no passing through you take some with you It covered the walls the buildings and streets A black blanket covered the city and put their world to sleep Grab a hold Mutate and live on The castaway floating decay let me live It has rotten from lingering The castaway floating decay let me live Seethe and smolder intake The cast away floating decay let me live
7.
WAFFLE HOUSE MURDERS It's not like you to use a knife Still waiting for a sign of life They're coming to take you away Bound and smothered chopped and covered Do you feel like your lung is collapsing Well that's because it is The line blurs like the end is approaching Well that's because it is Soul crusher with empty eyes Desperate measures in desperate times They're coming to take you away Bound and smothered chopped and covered Do you feel like your lung is collapsing Well that's because it is The line blurs like the end is approaching Well that's because it is
8.
04:28
CHURCHBURNER To stifle the winds of change The people scream his name And summon a demon One hundred feet tall with a thousand eyes They promise him it all If he'll make a giant wall To keep their foes at bay And drive the fear away The wall soon touched the sky One foot for every eye Now safe inside their cage With a demon at the gate They promise him it all If he'll make a giant wall To keep their foes at bay And drive the fear away Come forth my children and bring your first born It takes more than words to feed a beast Like fire down a mountain descending slow You watch it burn until it's at your feet now what A raindrop to a drowning a death that's nice and slow There you will stay for eternity in silence Fear is the great motivator and violence is divine inspiration Creating a machine that devours everything Now safe inside their cage with a demon at the...
9.
THE SERPENT LIVES To watch them laid to waste Under the full moons glow To see the serpent unwind And watch his prey fall Coming of the dawn Will see us deceived Reaching for the end Burning flesh horrific wreck A thousand times they wandered A hundred times warned Velocity undetermined Mortality rate a million to one A captive in a metal cage The victim alone with his end
10.
BOOK OF TYRANNY Chosen for their malcontent When reason is at its end Soon the rape of nations will complete the creed And foretold agony befalls the living sea Blood has been spilled Upon your book Innocence feigned Don't look now but your ivory tower is blackened and in flames Surrounded by the dead who call your name Frozen for a century Until the sons of man unleash their disease Sacrilege on a burning witch Will consume and destroy all Blood has been spilled Upon your book Innocence feigned

about

Fronted by vocalist Scott Angelacos of Bloodlet fame, JUNIOR BRUCE‘s debut album continues along the sludgy path paved by their predecessors.

With no intention of rehashing their musical past, JUNIOR BRUCE take a sharp turn into territory riddled with straightforward grooves, huge stoner riffs and gruff, yet melodic vocals.

Recommended for fans of St Vitus, Torche and High On Fire.

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released January 1, 2015

Produced by: Junior Bruce and Jeff McAlear
Recorded by: Jeff McAlear and Scott Angelacos
Mixed by: Jeff McAlear
Mastered by: Dana Cornock
Album art by: Jeannie Saiz

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