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Originally released on the 'Chaosmongers Alive' 7" EP, 2003


Few know the true lined face of Mars
To charge across the desolation
Bayonets fixed for close quarter...
Sawbacks gleam red perspiration
Who among us would dare...
Dare to walk the killing fields?
The heather that drank the blood of our fathers
And bled from trenches...slashed...

By what authority are we granted peace?
Over dead bodies of the more worthy
More worthy than we
Like the moth, we serve the light blindly
Ever colliding with another servant
Capitulation, resignation

The rot seeps everywhere
An unstemmed tide of ruin
Entropy gathers & engulfs instead

Few know the true lined face of mars
But the lessons of the learned
Drawn from killing & burning fields
Offer a tourniquet to staunch the flow
But we'd rather stand & bleat
Flashes of the storm our only light

Perhaps it's time to burn again


from Firestorms and Chaos, released May 2, 2008


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Ares Kingdom Kansas City, Missouri

Founded in 1996 by Chuck Keller and Mike Miller, Alex Blume and Doug Overbay were recruited in 2000, rounding out a line-up that would remain in place until Overbay stepped away in 2015. The band released four online-only 'best of' EPs during 2018 and 2019, and unleashed 'By the Light of Their Destruction' in May 2019. The feral and unrelenting 'In Darkness at Last' followed in September 2022. ... more

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