The Jamestown Butcher

by Internal Empires

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released August 27, 2014

Aaron Boynton: Vocals
Patrik Windsor: Guitar
Steve Smith: Guitar
Jeff Loehrke: Drums
Blake Croson: Bass

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Charles Macak at Electrowerks Music Production

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Internal Empires Chicago, Illinois

In a city with such admirable and distinguished musical artifacts, Chicago's Internal Empires add another chapter of riffs and hooks made for both guitar geeks and average metalheads alike. Their first full-length album, Corruption of Reason, features guest vocals by Tub Ring's Kevin Gibson and Mose Giganticus' Matt Garfield, and was produced by Charles Macak at Electrowerks Music Production. ... more

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Track Name: Feast or Famine
We’re fading; wasting away.

Winter’s coming has brought decay.



Why? Why are we alive to see the darkest of times?

Lies! Lies upon lies! Caught up in the conflict of moral decline.



I am feeling sick! I am feeling sick! I am feeling sick with this thought!



We’ll suffer if we don’t act.

Our only option…



Consume the flesh of those who won’t be missed.

God forgive us! These sins must not be what defines.



Why are we alive? Why must we suffer and see the darkest of times?

Fed lies! Lies upon lies! Caught up in the conflict of moral decline.



I am feeling sick! I feel sick!
Track Name: An Offering
What will she find after death?

A low born nothing, no family who will cry.

I choke out all emotion.



Tie her up, leave her starving.

(She will suffer! She will suffer!)

Sacrifice, ignore the screaming.

(She will suffer! She will suffer)

Nameless, she must remain.

(She will suffer! She will suffer!)

Jane Doe will ease all our pain.

(She will suffer!)



No one will speak of these times.

Our sins forgiven, our guilt consumed by our pride.

I choke out all emotion.



There’s no shame here, our actions are divine!

And with her provision we will survive



So she must die!
Track Name: Casting Curses
Cast into the darkness.

Tied up, left to rot.

Minds entrenched in madness.

Perished from all thought.



What have I done to deserve all of this?

I won’t forgive nor forget what you have done.



Misquoting the scriptures

Won’t absolve your crime.

I’ll come back and haunt you;

Punished for all time.



What have I done to deserve all of this?

I won’t forgive nor forget what you have done.



Where is God here? What is his plan?

No one’s listening. It’s all a lie.



What have I done to deserve all of this?

I won’t forgive nor forget what you have done.



I will haunt you.
Track Name: Quitter
Think harder,

Back when this was something new.

Broken martyr.

Never hearing words untrue.



I thought I was someone much closer to you.

My faith is in question, and harder to prove.



Push onward!

Never lose your right to choose!

Breathe fire!

Let them hear you, fight for truth!
Track Name: Release
Hopeless. Tied up left here to rot.

Dying. Fighting, but I cannot.

So I drift away from all thought.



Then I awake in stitches,

Preparing for battles still to come.

The reckoning of their sins,

The flaming sword falling from the sky.



She breathes fire! Burning all those who have wronged her!



But it’s only a dream.

Visions meant to ease the passing.

My body’s cold and my spirit ascends.



Then I awake in stitches,

Preparing for battles still to come.

The reckoning of their sins,

The flaming sword is falling!



She breathes fire!
Track Name: Atonement
I won’t deny it - this nourishment brings emptiness.

The sorrow this winter’s brought allows no rest.



The actions that we commit can horrify.

We’re praying for sins forgot with every cry.



We won’t find hope! We won’t find peace!

We won’t find rest without our absolution!



The memories of what we’ve done will haunt our lives.

No pleading will take the images from my eyes.



We won’t find hope!

We won’t find peace!

We won’t find rest!

We’ll never sleep!