IV

by BEASTWARS

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In January 2018, 1 week after our singer Matt completed his chemotherapy treatment, we booked 10 days at Blue Barn studio to record a new album.

Although Matt was responding well to treatment, the band felt an urgent need to capture new songs as a thank you to all the fans that supported him and as a way of reconnecting with each other after our tumultuous breakup.

Matt's illness put the band and what we meant to each other in perspective.

We are feel honoured to have touched your lives with our music and are proud to present to you our new album "IV".

We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it. Obey the Riff, Long Live the Beast.

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released June 28, 2019

Matthew Hyde - Vocals
Clayton Anderson - Guitar
James Woods - Bass
Nathan Hickey - Drums

Produced by Beastwars and James Goldsmith
Recorded by James Goldsmith
Mixed by Andrew Schneider
Mastered by Brad Boatright
Album art by Nick Keller

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BEASTWARS Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand sludge metal four-piece Beastwars abide by one steadfast maxim: Obey the Riff. Described as "a mongrel mix of Kyuss, Neurosis, and the mighty Godflesh..." (NZ Herald) and playing "heavy tunes for heavy times" (ALARM), the Wellington-based sonic soothsayers utilize the chaos that engulfs our world as ammunition for their defiant howls into the abyss. ... more

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Track Name: Raise the Sword
My sins have shaped me
My regrets visit regularly
Love's become an elusive thing
My heart has retreated

Breathe long
Breathe wise
Don't fall
Raise the Sword

My sins have shaped me
My regrets visit regularly
Love's become an elusive thing
My heart has retreated

Breathe long
Breathe wise
Don't fall
Raise the Sword

Searching for the light
In your time of dying
Trying to be right
When you've only known wrong

Search for the light
In the time of dying
Always try to be right
When you've only known wrong

Breathe long
Breathe wise
Don't fall
Raise the Sword
Track Name: Wolves and Prey
Pray for blood
First light of the sun
Pray for blood
First light of the sun

Hold the hand
Broken in time
All of us burning
All of the time
Speak of old kings
Hands of your loss
Let everyone say
What have we done

Pray for blood
First light of the sun
Pray for blood
First light of the sun

Times are sacred
Wolves and prey
Times are sacred
Wolves and prey

Through mountains so big
Through a sky of black
Nights so dark
At the time of dying light

In the setting sun
In the dying light
At the end of life
Godspeed into the night

Pray for blood
At the light of the sun
Praying for blood
At the light of the sun
Track Name: Storms of Mars
Shifting sands of Earth
Like a storm on Mars
Oh let me live
Oh give me ten more years
You beg than you cry
Oh let me build new Rome
Oh let me see the stars
Oh let me see the world

A refugee
A world as cruel as the last
Remember thee old Gods
Remember their rage

Oh how you count the days
And the nights slip away
And the storm and it’s rage
War, the hell, every place

Let me live
Give me ten more years
Let the child grow
Let me see new Rome

Like shifting sands of Earth
Like a storm on Mars
I want to be alive
To see my child grow

You count all the days
Nights slip away
Oh the shifting sand
Like a storm on Mars
Let me live
You beg than cry
Oh give me ten more years
Let me see new Rome
I will build with mind
I will build it of soul
Be like the Gods
Let me rise

Shifting sands of Earth
Like a war on Mars
Give me ten more years
Let the child live
To build new Rome
On the foot steps of Mars
Let the crow become the brave
Let the mind speak
Track Name: This Mortal Decay
Here I lie
At the top of the mountain
I can see
All your devilish thrills

It was like lightning
Burnt up inside
You pray for forgiveness
You are a devil's child

Here I lie
At the top of a mountain
It's a lightning strike
All theses devilish smiles

No way to heaven
System and time
The sea is wild
You are alive

Oh God, oh God
Bring us your neon cross
Oh God, oh God
Drive your speed machine

You can never give in
You can never give up
You can never get away this
From your mortal decay
You can never give in
You can never give up
You can never get away
From your mortal decay
Track Name: Omens
Empty House
At the foot of the hill
Gravel road
To a Holy Mountain

Pyramid in the hills
Red sky
See her omens come alive
See it enter your mind

Empty House
At the foot of the hill
Gravel road
To a Holy Mountain

Omens are red
In the middle of your mind
Roads of mist
Women of time
With hands pointed right
Straight to the sky
Omens are red
In the middle of your mind

Empty house
At the foot of the hill
Old gravel road
To the Holy Mountain

All omens are red
In the middle of your mind
Alive in the forest
Alive in the sky

Empty house
At the foot of the hill
Old gravel road
To a Holy Mountain
Track Name: Sound of the Grave
See the sound
The sound you say
I see the noise
The noise that you gave

And I try for forgiveness
In the time of the damned
And nothing is better
Than being in the ground

Say those words
Those times I was waiting
I lied when I said
I’d love you forever
A gift a little thing
I swore I would be true
But the lies I have spoken
Have damned me to you

The words I have spoken
The times have been
In the land of the crazy
In the time of the mad
In a way I wait for no one
For I am nothing
And the soul never dies
It lies and waits for ever

Say those words
The times I was waiting
I lied when I said
I would love you forever
And I took everything
And I swore I would be true
But the lies I have spoken
Damned me to you

See the sound
The sound that you make
I see the noise
The noise that you gave
And I try for forgiveness
In the time of the damned
And nothing is better
Than being in the ground
Track Name: The Traveller
Demons are real
See them in the light
Further into the unknown
Let me hold you

The chains are old of the wicked
The temple is cold and broken
You stumble and fall
And live a little longer
Time is but a dream
And the graveyard only nearer

Blessed is The Traveller
Blessed is the old
Blessed is the lonely and the lost

Canopy of time and space
Listen to it's will
It calls your name
Back to the beginning

Blessed is The Traveller
Blessed is the old
Blessed is the lonely and the lost
Blessed is the world
Blessed is this world
Blessed is the world
And we all must leave
Track Name: Like Dried Blood
Hey hold the hand
All the blood is dried
Seeing these mountains of shame
Telling my lies
Hey hold the hand
Of the chosen few
Can I ride the wind
Like you choose to do

Like an outlaw
Broken and wounded
Swearing at my troubles

Hey hold the hand
All these crimes I own
Old man
Is it time
Time to die

Die like evil
Die like hate
My great war is over
Just a bitter, bitter memory

Hey hold the hand
Of the chosen few
Chased like an outlaw
Bloodied, dazed and lost

Like all this blood
It will wash away
And like this blood
It will wash away

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