Invoke The Tempest

by Prosper or Perish

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    Released Feb 6, 2015

    01. TO THE SKY
    02. JOBSON
    03. CYCLONE
    04. TRUST FALL
    05. SQUATCHPOCALYPSE
    06.INTO THE ABYSS
    07. UPROOT AND RETURN
    08. THE TORCH (SAIL ON)

    MUSIC by PROSPER OR PERISH
    LYRICS by STEVE STANLEY

    RECORDED, MIXED & MASTERED at THE DAMAGE ROOM (www.thedamageroom.com) by KEVIN PANDELE
    PRODUCED by PROSPER OR PERISH / CO-PRODUCED by KEVIN PANDELE

    ARTWORK & DESIGN by KISAW (www.kisawartwork.com)

    GUEST GUITAR SOLO on “TO THE SKY” by JORDAN BISHOP of ASSAYER
    GUEST VOCALS on “JOBSON” by MIKE McCAUGHAN of SLAVE DOG
    GUEST VOCALS on “TRUST FALL” by MIKE GERMANO of BURIAL MOUND
    GUEST VOCALS on “SQUATCHPOCALYPSE” by JOREL HART of COGNITIVE
    COMPOSED OUTRO on “THE TORCH (SAIL ON)” by KEVIN PANDELE

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1.
To The Sky 02:13
2.
Jobson 03:13
When will this end? Give me an answer Nothing but a fucking cancer Hindering progress, building pressure Do you thrive on regression? Forsaking all possession He who has nothing has nothing to lose Well at least you've got that going for you Jobson, when will you learn? When? Your entire way of life is flawed Even the air you breathe, you have not earned True intentions, now transparent for all to see But we know damn well you feel no shame You've fallen in too deep So deep, that you forgot your own fucking name Never accountable for your actions Into the mouth of hell you descend You will be your end There’s no one here to hold your hand You must carry yourself and make amends Jobson Face your fears and man up Battle the world head on We all go through the same fucking shit What? Do you think my blood’s not red?
3.
Cyclone 04:10
I rely on wisdom I have gained to be my guide, leading me with whispers I follow the path laid out for me by the wind Cyclone of rage, dictate my fate  The ground is moving like never before She’ll soon consume me Still I adore the art, the thought of the unknown Cheers to those who stand on their own two feet when wild winds blow  The gift of freedom Abused, Assumed Actions reflect, a lack of respect Obese and blind, turning their backs on what our Father’s died for  They died for freedom Our freedom I found mine; now find yours, on your own  The water’s rising; the stars align, begging a timeless question  The mystery of mankind Why put us here? Why challenge us to live? When life’s become overrated, fabricated A regurgitated rendering of the past we so love Cyclone, dictate my fate Cyclone, of rage Lead us, not astray Standing tall, we walk with dignity Cyclone I follow the path laid out for me by the wind I am the wind
4.
Trust Fall 04:38
Brace yourself for an imminent impact This train is heading south with all hope derailed All of your beloved surroundings are corroding before your eyes Trust is born, trust can be broken You say that you've done the best that could be done But we will never contest the fact that you’re wrong Trust is born, trust can be broken We’re only human after all We’ll catch you when you fall Just fall, trust fall And don’t take shit from those who stay the fuck out of glass houses They’re all dead souls Close your eyes Let yourself go into the arms of us all Trust fall Fire will rain from the sky Pay no mind, wounds heal in time Don’t try to make sense Everything will come together in the end Enlightenment, what a gift What most would give for what you have For those who have your back Trust fall onto us
5.
For many years now, every trace held no weight But soon we’ll all see, truth was in the prophecy That foretold us of the Year of the Squatch Believe it, there’s nothing left to deny Embrace it, the second coming will arrive Bow down, sacrifice Pay respect to their tribe, this is their time Ten feet tall skin thick as armor Razor claws, sharp teeth and deadly odor The hunted are the hunters with only one objective Reclaim and take over Hell bent, hell bent on eradication Squatchpocalypse, humanity’s extinction Bow down, sacrifice your lives Resistance is futile The forest, we call it home Like fog between the trees, we move as ghosts We’re throwing stones to let you know you’re not alone In the Year of the Squatch, our existence is lost Year of the Squatch Squatchpocalypse Bow down, sacrifice Believe it or not This is the Year of the Squatch
6.
Spiraling down I’ve become nothing more than a disease to myself Please take my life from me Why do I deserve to breathe, to bleed, to stand beside such purity? How the fuck did I ever come so far? With this evil tide turning against me from the start I’ve spent my life living a lie, solely responsible for this am I No one can hide from the truth The truth catches up with you in time The time has come to repent for what’s been done I’d like to believe that I am a better man, a better man than I have been I’ve crucified the sin inside my soul, in hope of forgiveness through resurrection A rebirth, should I be given on this day The time has come to repent for what’s been done I’d like to believe that I am a better man, a better man than I’ve become A better man It seems that I’ve ignored my own words, “All that I will be,” is still for… She is the sun; she is the moon that draws my thoughts at night She is love, the one who holds me And set me free from spiraling down into the abyss Now I can see the life that I want, and it’s waiting for me I’m only days away from what I’ve earned Dreams cannot be bought, and this I’ve learned So many times I’ve tried, deservingly denied Denied, but been fed nothing but shame and regret Over and over, again and again Repent, for penance I fear will be, at least for me Everlasting rightful suffering Wipe the slate clean, hold your head up Learn from my mistakes and make a change for the better But don’t fuck it up The best is yet to come Repent my son; the best is yet to come
7.
The days of youth are gone, living on only in memories and dreams And the future is ours to construct and maintain We must remain true to ourselves, and who we are, and where we came from Don’t just play the part like a puppet on broken strings Seeking elevation, without a single fucking storm on the horizon to pull me down Nothing pulls me down The values that we keep, the morality we carry inside Provides us with protection from misdirection Deception takes on such familiar forms Friends turn to foes Digging deeper, they’ll find your weakness Stay on your toes, it’s always those least expected This is how it goes Justice, rebuilding my faith A punishment foreseen, placing the final piece The puzzle now complete Retribution has become obsolete Concentration on the target will bring victory I can almost hear their voices calling me Calling me back home Eden lies beyond Across the mighty oceans, through the bluest of skies Into an endless sunset, that’s where you’ll find me I am home, where I belong This breath of life, a sign of hope The beating of my heart proves to me I’m alive Now I feel I feel compelled to create, to paint a better world for myself And to live again
8.
The countdown’s begun Forcing the hand to finish what it started Patience wearing thin, there are no second chances Leave your mark, or be forgotten Like the rest of them, just like the best of them With passion they bled for, they bleed for something more There’s no fruition for the absent You fear, but fear not You could be the exception Fear not, you could be the one Prove yourself to yourself What do you have to lose? There’s nothing left to lose Show all the world, that you are prosperous Your virtue is true, and hatred will perish Hatred will perish, and burn in the light of the sun We all fight for what we believe in We all fight for what we need and If we’re all just a breath away from death, why put it to rest? Never put it to rest No longer anchored, this ship is setting sail For there are shores to be discovered Sail on, sail I’ll say this one more fucking time I have been there through the fire, through the storm Light the torch I’ve been through hell and been reborn Light the torch In this game of three to one, I have won Sail on Never spoken before, let these be my parting words Sail on

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TRACKLISTING:
01. To The Sky
02. Jobson
03. Cyclone
04. Trust Fall
05. Squatchpocalypse
06. Into The Abyss
07. Uproot And Return
08. The Torch (Sail On)

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released February 6, 2015

PROSPER OR PERISH IS:
VOCALS: Steve Stanley
LEAD GUITAR: Eric Benites
RHYTHM GUITAR: Chris Domzalski
BASS: Chrissy Zeller
DRUMS: Sam Shepherd

MUSIC by PROSPER OR PERISH
LYRICS by STEVE STANLEY
PRODUCED by PROSPER OR PERISH / CO-PRODUCED by KEVIN PANDELE
RECORDED, MIXED & MASTERED at THE DAMAGE ROOM (www.thedamageroom.com) by KEVIN PANDELE
ARTWORK & DESIGN by KISAW (www.kisawartwork.com)

TO THE SKY (Guest Solo): JORDAN BISHOP of ASSAYER
JOBSON (Guest Vocals): MIKE McCAUGHAN of SLAVE DOG
TRUST FALL (Guest Vocals): MIKE GERMANO of BURIAL MOUND
SQUATCHPOCALYPSE (Guest Vocals): JOREL HART of COGNITIVE

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Prosper or Perish Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A Philadelphia, PA based five piece band, delivering a good old fashioned american metal blend of thrash and death, laced with grooves, melodies and
soulful elements.
The latest release, INVOKE THE TEMPEST, is available for sale and free streaming.
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