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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    RELEASED ON 5TH APRIL 2019

    Recorded over 4 days in the cold darkness of the derelict “Penny Red” building, Hull, Northeast England, November 2017.
    Produced, engineered and mixed by Daniel Elms.
    Mastering by James Plotkin.
    Artwork by Thomas Hooper.
    All songs written and performed by Blind Monarch.
    Guest vocals on “Living Altar” performed by Fiona Blyth.
    Copyright Blind Monarch 2019, all rights reserved.

    Adam Blyth: Guitar
    Tom Blyth: Voice
    Paul Hubbard: Bass
    Lee Knights: Drums

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    1. Suffering Breathes My Name
    2. My Mother, My Cradle, My Tomb
    3. Blind Monarch
    4. Living Altar

    Includes unlimited streaming of What Is Imposed Must Be Endured via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Tape Cassette - What is Imposed Must Be Endured
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Card 'CRUCIFORM' sleeve of the debut album by Blind Monarch

    RELEASED ON 5TH APRIL 2019

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    Limited to 50 copies

    Recorded over 4 days in the cold darkness of the derelict “Penny Red” building, Hull, Northeast England, November 2017.
    Produced, engineered and mixed by Daniel Elms.
    Mastering by James Plotkin.
    Artwork by Thomas Hooper.
    All songs written and performed by Blind Monarch.
    Guest vocals on “Living Altar” performed by Fiona Blyth.
    Copyright Blind Monarch 2019, all rights reserved.

    Adam Blyth: Guitar
    Tom Blyth: Voice
    Paul Hubbard: Bass
    Lee Knights: Drums

    Track Listing

    A
    1. Suffering Breathes My Name
    2. My Mother, My Cradle, My Tomb

    B
    3. Blind Monarch
    4. Living Altar

    Includes unlimited streaming of What Is Imposed Must Be Endured via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

Sunrise
New dawn
Light bathes the earth once more
Frost thaws
New growth
I feel new life take hold
Sunrise, sun fall 
Darkness clings to these cold walls
Nothing breathes 
Nothing grows
Nothing lives 
And no one knows

Lord of this place, light dare not penetrate
A blind monarch in a kingdom of despair 
Reflects on hollow conquests
Sips from a poisoned chalice
Waged a battle for a shadow crown
A kingdom which never existed

The horns fell silent at my coronation
None to praise the blind monarch
Glasses empty, no words spoken
None to praise the blind monarch
Funeral inauguration
None to praise the blind monarch
Head hung heavy, wreathed in shadow
None to praise the blind monarch
Mind corrupted, frail, naked
None to praise the blind monarch

Solitary ceremony
Performed in blackness and filth
Witnessed by the worms
With bare hands I buried all I lost
And am what remains

Sunrise, sun fall
Darkness clings to these cold walls
Nothing breathes
Nothing grows
Nothing lives
And no one knows
Sunrise, sun fall 
Darkness clings to these cold walls
Nothing breathes
And nothing grows
None to praise the blind monarch

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from What Is Imposed Must Be Endured, released April 5, 2019

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Blind Monarch Sheffield, UK

Malevolent and brooding, powerful yet sickly, visceral while haunting. Blind Monarch weave moments of a dubious beauty into a corrupted majesty of ugliness and despair.
The debut album 'What Is Imposed Must Be Endured' was captured in a derelict space in the North of England during the bleak mid-winter of 2017 and is available now via Black Bow records.
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