The Unburiable Dead

by Ares Kingdom

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Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered at Very Metal Sound, June 2014 - June 2015.


released September 18, 2015

Produced by Ares Kingdom
Engineered by Alex Blume
Music and lyrics written and arranged by Chuck Keller
Additional arrangements by Ares Kingdom
Additional voices in 'Salient and Redoubt': French - Tori Jonson, Italian - Virio Stipa, German - Doug Overbay


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Ares Kingdom Kansas City, Missouri

Founded in 1996 by Chuck Keller and Mike Miller. Doug Overbay and Alex Blume joined in 2000, rounding out a line-up that would remain in place until Overbay stepped away in 2015. The band is currently recording their fourth full length album, 'By the Light of Their Destruction' at their own Very Metal Sound. Expected release date in late Spring 2019. ... more

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Track Name: Ubique
Awaiting its hour…
Mobilisation means war
And He followed at midnight
Announced with incredible atrocity
Souls driven forward into the arms of death
Patriotism left at the railhead
Fervor even further back
Lions all, led by donkeys
All fed with steel - contorted
Seed slain one by one
Declarations mask a hideous face

Wave upon wave
Upon wave upon wave
Wave upon wave
Upon wave upon wave

Pronounced with incredible atrocity
Declarations shake the foundations
Give throat to the spirit of preservation through destruction
Have faith in your creator, War
Death comes to us all, after all

But who authors such a document?
When is stayed the hand of God?
(Left to) contemplate endless supplication

Wave upon wave
Upon wave upon wave
Wave upon wave
Upon wave upon wave

We are left to write the dedication - Do it in blood
It is ‘him,’ ‘they,’ ‘we,’ ‘them’ - Dedicate it in blood
Track Name: Nom de Guerre
A night so dark, stars cast my shadow upon the ground
The lights of civilization have been extinguished
Flares now compete with our memory of the sun
Searchlights dance as fire illuminates
Emblazoned with courage amid abject fear
Silhouetted across the sky
Who can sit by?
Mailed fist now outstretched
Grasps at dominion
Chosen, inviolable, predatory
The difference lies soaked in blood
Perish the carrion
A familiar dream of perpetual peace
History written in sand
A windswept shore full of revisions
Due the tide
And if I have slaughtered an angel
May the earth rest lightly upon my valiant enemy
Or cast him to Hell from whence he came
My nom de guerre – I care not
Track Name: Salient and Redoubt
A creeping barrage wakes the sun
Dawn breaks red, reflecting the blood
Upon the ground
God’s hand seems a clinched fist
Bursting downwards
Gericht – Indiscriminate
Pock-marked, bruised earth
Daybreak welcomed with blasphemies
But we hold

Salient and Redoubt
Speak with the mouthless dead en clar
A code of blood, of sweat, of piss, of puke
We’re here because we’re here
Hell no longer of fire and flame
Hell is mud
Track Name: Demoralize
Let us surround them
Speak the language of fire –
Scrawl blasphemy upon your shells
And rip from them salvation

Churn the corpses in the earth
Rain their departed back into their arms
Cover them in their brotherhood to embrace

Mark each sunrise with terror
And horror-illuminated sunsets with blood
Their valiant entrails as ribbons
Shredded to decorate enemy uniforms
Awarded to every survivor

Leave nothing to chance
The clinched fist of God bursting downward

Churn the corpses in the earth
Rain their departed back into their arms
Cover them with their brotherhood to embrace

Let it give no pleasure but relief
For our fear is just as great
And our uniforms decorated as theirs
Shredded crimson ribbons of brotherhood
Track Name: Writhe: Fettered to a Corpse
Track Name: The Unburiable Dead
Do not thank us
Pray your thanks to the unburiable dead
Those known but to God
Inter heroes’ remains with reverence

As death gives life its meaning
And where the world does not follow
Such sacrifice that makes all others seem very little

But pray your thanks to the unburiable dead
Track Name: Stultifera Navis (Armistice and League)
Cease fire! Cease fire! Cease fire!
The Devil is sick of sin
Silence returns to tolerate vanities
The ram of pride lives on

Sick men’s hands direct a sham passion play
Ancient bulwarks collapsed into trenches
Recomposed in convulsions
Shed blood to rust the cuirass

Seething masses and courage rising visible
As heat above a flame -
Distorting all around
Days of hell let loose
Plaintive voice spoke delusion to the deaf
Beyond good and evil
Beyond hope and full of fear

Will to powerlessness
Push the salt further into the wound
While giving thanks to almighty God
For ending the violent miracle
Memories of guttering flares arc above
Another day dims in reverence for the departed
Tides bore and delivered -
Stultifera Navis

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