CANOBLISS

CANOBLISS

 San Diego, California, USA
BandMetalRock

"Why the fuck aren't these guys signed to a major label? Seriously, if any A&Rs are reading this review, then sign these guys immediately... It'll be a travesty if they don't make it as I think they are one of the best bands to come out of the US in the past few years." -Steve Green (Live4Metal.com)

Biography

CANOBLISS is fighting for their lives. A proudly independent San Diego, CA based modern hard rock/metal band that breaks boundaries, Canobliss consists of four diverse members whose varying backgrounds and influences result in a group that has been declared "One of the most unique independent metal bands making music today." -- Derric Miller (HardRockHaven.net) as well as "one of the best bands to come out of the US in the past few years." -- Steve Green (Live4Metal.com).

The band completed tours through 10 states; received two nominations for San Diego Music Awards; opened for legends Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Hell Yeah & more; had songs featured in several extreme sports DVDs; filmed a new music video; released an 11-track album… all since May of 2010 alone. More impressive still is that the band has accomplished this without the help of an external record label, booking agent, producer, or manager. Canobliss has pushed forward in an immensely competitive industry and gained traction through their own sheer determination, talent, and hard work. They have exhaustively spread their name and sound by touring across the US, playing hundreds of live shows, selling thousands of albums, handing out over ten thousand free demos, tagging up countless stickers, developing a strong online presence, and creating a full line of merchandise. Canobliss has managed to develop a broad and continuously growing fan base without compromising their musical integrity or independent spirit.

But we must not forget where we come from…

With their lineup finally solidified in the summer of 2006, the band went on a writing binge and cranked out three albums: Liberation of Dissonance - 2007, Psychothermia - 2008, and Man Is The Enemy - 2010. Canobliss is proud to have completely self-produced all three albums from start to finish including writing, tracking, & mixing in their home studio (C.V. Studios). The power of these albums has been proven... L.O.D. was nominated for a 2008 San Diego Music Award and hit number 1 at multiple college radio stations across the country. Psychothermia achieved song placements in several extreme sports DVDs as well as on the cable TV show Music Choice Metal. Man Is The Enemy was nominated for a 2010 San Diego Music Award and achieved multiple noteworthy song placements including the snowboarding film "The Saturday Night Ride" which was featured on FUEL TV, and "Jesse James Presents: Off Road Racing Around The World"! The band has gone on six successful independent tours across a total of 14 states to support these albums.

Founding guitarist Samson Pedroza parted ways with the band in June '10 for personal reasons. With increasing exposure and a 2011 SDMA nomination for Hard Rock Band of the Year, Canobliss is now looking forward to taking the world by storm with new music capturing the essence of the struggle they have endured and the band they have become. New tunes are in the works with a no holds barred plan for attacking 2012… you’ve been warned.

Lyrics

Riot

Written By: Canobliss

Machine guns fire upon masses that they can’t control!
Secret cells sit there plotting; no on else pays attention; domination is their goal. The world is burning for revenge. The world is standing on the edge. These riots are the beginning of the end!

Dominate, desecrate, implicate your master!
Elevate, liberate, celebrate the masses!
Dominate, desecrate, implicate your master!
Elevate, liberate, celebrate… Again!

Now it’s easy to see! Falling buildings and tsunamis! Is this the end? Just don’t forget you will regret, that time is not on our side; and anger never subsides. With sticks and stones we’ll break their bones; it’s time to start a riot!

A movement that can never be controlled. No one ever truly cared about your word! The world is burning for revenge. The world is standing on the edge. These riots are the beginning of the end!

Psychothermia

Written By: Canobliss

Crumble at the sight of pain.
Looking back on burning bridges made.
Backbone to the ground assault; not my problem, not my fault.

I’m coming like a hurricane.
Gonna hit you like a freight train too.
Gonna kneel to the problems that are facing you, and try to run when you come to life.

You’ve been down this road before so why you trying to lie?
It’s gonna hang you like a velvet noose straight down from the sky.

No more! Yes, yes… no more!
Take my bottle gonna hit the floor.
Psycho! Psy… Psychothermia.

Keeled over ‘cause you feel the pain.
Never thought that they could tame you too.
Always kneeled to the problems that were facing you and try to run when they come to life.

You’ve been down this road before so why you trying to lie?
It’s gonna hang you like a velvet noose straight down from the sky.

So define the hollowness that you find in your head…

No more! Yes, yes… no more!
Take my bottle gonna hit the floor.
Psycho! Psy… Psychothermia.

Not my fault, so take your money and run.
These things will make you deader!
So take your money and run.
It will make you better!

You’ve been down this road before so why you trying to lie?
It’s gonna hang you like a velvet noose straight down from the sky.

Not my fault, so take your money and run.
These things will make you deader!
So take your money and run.
It will make you better!

So take your money and run.
These things will make you deader!
So take your money and run.
It will make you better!

These things will make you deader!
It will make you better!

Convicted Again

Written By: Canobliss

With a swift fluctuation above your tongue, you’re evading the truths that have now begun.
So try to erase, but you know you will face the remains of a day that was justified.

I cannot wait to defy you.
Heartily, safety will not find you.

So they say that you say that “you’re the shit!”
And I say that I know “you’re full of it!”
Try to pretend but your wounds will not mend.
All those words that you spoke were not justified.

Soy malo. Soy malo.

Convicted again of being the enemy.
Hell no! Hell no!
Conflicts to no end, we live in the city.
You ain’t ever gonna beat us down!

I cannot wait to defy you.
Heartily, safety will not find you.

So they say that you say that “you’re the shit!”
And I say that I know “you’re full of it!”
Try to pretend but your wounds will not mend.
All those words that you spoke were not justified.

Soy malo. Soy malo.

Convicted again of being the enemy.
Hell no! Hell no!
Conflicts to no end, we live in the city.
You ain’t ever gonna beat us down!

Convicted again of being the enemy.
Hell no! Hell no!
Conflicts to no end, we live in the city.
You ain’t ever gonna beat us down!

Your soul, it’s bleeding through folds!
It’s bleeding through folds!
Your soul, it won’t stop bleeding!
It’s bleeding through folds!

Your soul, it’s bleeding through folds!
It’s bleeding through folds!
Your soul, it won’t stop bleeding!
No, it won’t stop bleeding!

Soy malo. Soy malo.

Convicted again of being the enemy.
Hell no! Hell no!
Conflicts to no end, we live in the city.
You ain’t ever gonna beat us down!

Convicted again of being the enemy.
Hell no! Hell no!
Conflicts to no end, we live in the city.
You ain’t ever gonna beat us down!

Pangea

Written By: Canobliss

Pain, in deliverance!
A dropkick in the face for once.
Hate, it makes you feel right!
I just wanted to live the life.
You know, you want to feel me!
Try living in ecstasy.
Too late! I’m gonna make you scream!

Disease infested the system.
No life in death for the victims.
Repeat the cycle it beats you to the ground!

Kill me to see the deception.
Increase the wheels of destruction.
You see me falling; feeding me to the crows!

Why must you complicate everything!?
It’s killing my mind.
I could scream to asphyxiate everything and die. Yeah!

Wait, make a difference!
A sick trick in your fate, so what!?
Take whatever you like.
I’m just gonna turn on the light.
You grow into a black sheep.
Steer clear of the prophecy.
Too late! I’m gonna make you scream!

Disease infested the system.
No life in death for the victims.
Repeat the cycle it beats you to the ground!

Kill me to see the deception.
Increase the wheels of destruction.
You see me falling; feeding me to the crows!

Why must you complicate everything!?
It’s killing my mind.
I could scream to asphyxiate everything and die. Yeah!

You’ll find your place in life’s disgrace.
Patience can’t wait so I’m grabbing a gun!
You’ll find your place in life’s disgrace.
Patience can’t wait so I’m grabbing a gun!

Why must you complicate everything!?
It’s killing my mind.
I could scream to asphyxiate everything and die.

My confidence in your empathy is leading me blind.
I could scream to asphyxiate everything and die. Yeah!

Hit The Floor

Written By: Canobliss

It’s a burn! A fuckin disease! It’s starting to taser the fabrics of me. So just let go! It’s time to move on! Can’t believe that I stayed with you for so long!

No! Maybe we can cry in the next life! No! Maybe we can cry...

And what was I supposed to do!? And where did we decide to fall apart!? And who are you supposed to be as soon as you decide to play the part!? And now that I’m burning away a better day awaits the human heart. Cause we have no more time!

It’s a burn! A fuckin disease! Contending to phase out the weak memories! So just let go! Admit that you’re wrong! Can’t believe that I stayed with you for so long!

There for you I was my entire life. Now I’m burning inside without a fight. There is no common ground that affects you and I. Slave for you I was all throughout the nights. Scorching days that would lead to afterlife. Holocaust of the world that will end human life.

No! Maybe we can cry in the next life! No! Maybe we can cry...

And what was I supposed to do!? And where did we decide to fall apart!? And who are you supposed to be as soon as you decide to play the part!? And now that I’m burning away a better day awaits the human heart. Cause we have no more time!

And what was I supposed to do!? And where did we decide to fall apart!? And who are you supposed to be as soon as you decide to play the part!? And now that I’m burning away a better day awaits the human heart. Cause we have no more time! And what was I supposed to do!? And what was I supposed to do!? And what was I supposed to do... a better day awaits the human heart. Cause we have no more time!

Comatose

Written By: Canobliss

You hear a tiny voice and it gives you a choice to live or die. Well it ain’t that bad. Between you and me I’ll take anything. But I won’t take that.

Tear your life into pieces! Comatose! Hateful towards all the reasons you lost control!

I cannot take your lies no more! You’re marching to the beat of a drum! The demolition of lives has now begun! They’re coming after us! Coming after us! I cannot take your lies no more! You’re marching to the beat of a drum! The demolition of lives has now begun! They’re coming after us! Coming after us!

They’re coming after us!!

It’s impossible to make the future seem tangible. You’re only reading me between the lines. Decoding marvels that lay in your mind. And the best way to make us all believe we’re free, is to hold us all responsible.

Tear your life into pieces! Comatose! Hateful towards all the reasons you lost control!

I cannot take your lies no more! You’re marching to the beat of a drum! The demolition of lives has now begun! They’re coming after us! Coming after us! I cannot take your lies no more! You’re marching to the beat of a drum! The demolition of lives has now begun! They’re coming after us! Coming after us!

They’re coming after us!!

You hear a tiny voice and it gives you a choice to live or die. Well it ain’t that bad...

I cannot take your lies no more! You’re marching to the beat of a drum! The demolition of lives has now begun! They’re coming after us! Coming after us! I cannot take your lies no more! You’re marching to the beat of a drum! The demolition of lives has now begun! They’re coming after us! Coming after us!

They’re coming after us!!

Slingshot

Written By: Canobliss

When I turn my back on you, is that just another blissful opportunity!? Sucking the life that you penetrate, so I will contemplate how you will crucify me again. I never had a clue; in fact that's how you would try to make a fool of me! Beautiful lies that you desecrate, so we will congregate, and you will crucify me again.

Megalomania can only leave your dreams exhausted. Answer the questions in your mind to breathe in deadly toxins.

Slingshot from your tongue now spinning like a boomerang! Breaking the ice 'cause you're full of it; you only feel when you want to bleed!

Bitch 'cause you want to stitch up the mess. Just like you I want to be, I confess. Fall to your knees begging for more. So, so, so give me more!

You and I must now try to make another sacrifice.

Run your mouth 'cause you just want to. Don't bitch when you get a fistful of this agony. Sucking the life that you penetrate, so we will contemplate how you will crucify me again.

Megalomania can only leave your dreams exhausted. Answer the questions in your mind to breathe in deadly toxins.

Slingshot from your tongue now spinning like a boomerang! Breaking the ice 'cause you're full of it; you only feel when you want to bleed!

Bitch 'cause you want to stitch up the mess. Just like you I want to be, I confess. Fall to your knees begging for more. So, so, so give me more!

Bitch 'cause you want to stitch up the mess. Just like you I want to be, I confess. Fall to your knees begging for more. So, so, so give me more!

Zombie Parade

Written By: Canobliss

It's payday...

Slow! And I’ll come in the night. And I’ll tear down all your doors. Cause I want to change your life. And I’m gonna take my time. It will make me better than you. Televating the fright. Now I’m coming back for more. I’m the face of coming strife. Is your happiness denied? Have you come to take my life? Are you gonna use a knife?

You decide for me! You decide for me! You decide for me, yeah! You decide for me!

Wake up! Join the Zombie Parade! Wake up! That’s right coming out of the grave! Exumed serrating my limbs disgrace! Wake up! Join the Zombie Parade! Wake up! That’s right coming out of the grave! Exumed serrating my limbs disgrace!

Skulls that are faded and white are they knocking on my door? Are they comin in the night? Are they gonna use a knife? It’s ghostly a heaven abuse. And the stars will shine bright. As I slumber in remorse. Will I dream through bloody eyes? Is your happiness denied? Have you come to take my life? Are you gonna use a knife?

You decide for me! You decide for me! You decide for me, yeah! You decide for me!

You decide for me! You decide for me! You decide for me, yeah! You decide for me!

Wake up! Join the Zombie Parade! Wake up! That’s right coming out of the grave! Exumed serrating my limbs disgrace! Wake up! Join the Zombie Parade! Wake up! That’s right coming out of the grave! Exumed serrating my limbs disgrace!

Discography

(in the works) - 2011/2012
Man Is The Enemy - 2010
Psychothermia - 2008
Liberation of Dissonance - 2007

w/ previous line-ups:

Demon Angel - 2004
Wicked Necessary - 1998

Set List

Canobliss has a typical set list consisting of 8-10 songs (40-55 minutes) depending on the venue, and are capable of playing over an hour and a half.

Typical set list:

1. Riot
2. Convicted Again
3. Zombie Parade
4. Psychothermia
5. No Angel
6. Pneumatic
------------------ tuning change
7. Insurrection
8. Hit The Floor
9. Pangea
10. Slingshot

Canobliss currently has a couple covers in their repertoire ("Seek & Destroy" by Metallica and "The Trooper" by Iron Maiden) and are considering adding more.