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    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

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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

Writhing
Trembling
Moaning 
Breathing
Waking
Dreaming
Willing
Bleeding
Living Altar

Pillars of reason crumble to dust
Temples to logic burn
Mausoleums, impotent to fetter the violence of our nature
Shattered prisons, ruins, reclaimed by the essence of the wilderness
Monuments to patriarchal control
Schizophrenic despair, awakened in the heath top moonlight

In her presence reason falters
Kneel before her, living altar
The visceral overcomes the rational
The lunar eclipses the solar
As blood begins to flow down the living altar

Dismal ritual 
In a hostile temple
Blackened ministry of the nocturnal sisterhood
Chaos stirs within our veins 
And over reason chaos reigns

Writhing
Trembling
Moaning 
Breathing
Waking
Dreaming
Willing
Bleeding

In her presence reason falters
Kneel before her, living altar
The visceral overcomes the rational
The lunar eclipses the solar
As blood begins to flow down the living altar

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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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