Death of the Rockstar

by DEAD BY WEDNESDAY

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DEAD BY WEDNESDAY's fourth release in 2014 is a short but sweet five song powerhouse EP entitled "Death of the Rockstar" that leaves you wanting more. It's in one sense, the death of one long chapter of the band's history due to the loss of long-time guitarist Ross Ragusa (who is still playing on this CD), but is also the rebirth of a hardworking, independent metal band that has morphed into a "real" unstoppable international act. A band that can be put up on the same stages with any of the top metal contenders "of the now." Throughout the years they have toured relentlessly, and in doing so have found their own sound and style, creating a fierce loyal fan base along the way. Now, with all the right members in place, they have all the pistons of this metal turbo engine running full throttle, and are without a doubt a serious force to be reckoned with. The Death of the Rockstar is also a metaphor for the dying music industry of today. This is not in regards to the art or creation of music by our fellow musicians, (even though we do feel it’s slightly over saturated), but rather the negative impact that the corporate politics involved has had on the current scene.

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released November 11, 2014

Executive Producer: Nick Bellmore
Produced: Christian F. Lawrence
Co-Produced: Dead By Wednesday
All Songs Written by Dead By Wednesday
Recorded at Dexters Lab Studios, Milford, CT.
(c) 2014 Mindsnap Music (ASCAP)
Label: Ear One Productions / A&R - Mike Z Livingston

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"Dead By Wednesday is a band that holds the future of hardcore metal in the palm of their hands." - Paul Gargano (Metal Edge Magazine 2006)

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Track Name: Death of the Rockstar
Death of the Rockstar
 
Fuck the industry, fuck labels and radio
The second you get original, they never wanna play you
They'll betray you, fake backing you then hate you
Amazing what they say when the smoke and mirrors engage you
Like an angel, come from heaven here to save you
You swear you've got you're problems solved 'till the bill comes in for payment
You're enslave then, they own every single angle
You're bound and gagged, you can't run back, the underground won't help you

It's the death of the rockstar
All over again
And assured as I write this
I don't give a shit
Fuck the t.v. and movies
And all that they've shown me
'Cause this sure ain't it
All the lives that they've sold
Skinny jean 12 year olds
I'm just so sick of it

Waltz your pace please the crowd
Waltz your pace face the crowd

Traded everything for nothing, sold my childhood for pennies
Gunning for this great reward but never getting any
And there's plenty, artists to pick from 'cause there's many
Deserving of your precious love, and the spending of your money

It's the death of the rockstar
All over again
And assured as I write this
I don't give a shit
Fuck the t.v. and movies
And all that they've shown me
'Cause this sure ain't it
It's the death of the rockstar
Over, no more, this is all that you get

Waltz your pace please the crowd
Waltz your pace face the crowd

Some things some fans don't care for
Some things some bands don't care for
Some thing some fans won't care for
Some thing some bands won't care for

It's the death of the rockstar
All over again
And assured as I write this
I don't give a shit
Fuck the t.v. and movies
And all that they've shown me
'Cause this sure ain't it
All the lies that they've told
There's no strippers, no blow
So fuck it, I quit
Track Name: Left For Dead
Left for Dead
 
I wish the stars would shine
Everybody hates me
Don't remind me
That all I am is shit
Broken pieces of my past
The life I was supposed to lead
Stop, ever thinking that this worthless slop
Would amount to be anything but
The broken man you see before you
No. I've rejected all remnants of hope
Absolutely unwilling to cope
The unpredictable life I've chosen

Take all I am, all I have
Why aren't you listening, hearing me?
Through all we've made, all we've bled
How could you ever leave me for dead?

It ain't so simple now

I'm so fucking angry
Even if you want me gone
I'm still here
Like pane glass for walls
Completely exposed
Stark raving naked in front of you all
The look in your eye has always mirrored mine
Could you imagine not seeing again?
These are the things that I hold true
And I'm giving them all to you

Take all I am, all I have
Why aren't you listening, hearing me?
Through all we've made, all we've bled
How could you ever leave me for dead?

How could I ever leave you for dead?
Track Name: When in Rome
When in Rome

A hidden rose grows deep in the vines
'Neath the bloody thorns, there entwined
Petals heart shaped in size, tried my best to disguise
Though no green thumb am I
And while I write this our dreams are fading
Are your feelings dissipating?
I'm still ready and waiting for the glorious mending of the story book ending

How did you get inside my head?
I guess your aiming was true but it's
Dead to love me
After all the things I couldn't do
There is no falling from grace
No gravity in this place it's
Dead to love me
But when in Rome we'll do as the Romans do

Watch the leaves as their colours recede
Natures beauty can be ugly to me
The glare stains my eyes
Close the blinds as if my past disappears as the leaves die
Shouldn't have left in the first place
Not even a photo to capture your grace
As I drove you to fly
I just prayed to the sky that the car would just die

How did you get inside my head?
I guess your aiming was true but it's
Dead to love me
After all the things I couldn't do
But when we're far away
We can be as different as we wanna be
It's dead to love me
But when in Rome we'll do as the Romans do

What does my conscience now prove?
'Cause I'm still thinking of you
I'll drink the pain away
Just drink the pain away
Don't need suggestions from you
I'm not a charity case
I'll just drink my pain away
Just drink my pain away

Here's your keys to the fire

And now that you're inside my head
I hope you're listening closely it's
Dead to love me
After all the things I couldn't do
What do you want me to say?
That I think about you everyday?
It's dead to love me
But when in Rome we'll do as the Romans do
Track Name: Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked

Treasure these moments we've shared through the years

Tidal waves to the mast head
Heads up boys, we can't stop, fuck that
All this weather we've been through together
Jump ship, fine, but I can't stop, fuck that
All remains to be seen from the cargo we've been towing
We're all that's left from this possible wreck
Though the brig is overflowing

Shipwrecked, shipwreck

Bodies suspended in restless positions
Toe the line boys, we can't stop, fuck that
Counting on us to deliver the goods now
Capsizing, but we can't stop, fuck that
All the waters were clear 'til a freak storm brought us here
But the cold winds of death
From the watery depths
Motivation the persevere

Shipwrecked, shipwreck

Treasure these moments we've shared through the years