4ARM

4ARM

 Victoria, AUS
BandMetalRock

4ARM’s hyper-charged brand of thrash amalgamates the raw energy of early Metallica, the frenetic twistedness of Slayer and the sledgehammering brutality of Machine Head. Are you brave enough to face the driving force that is 4ARM?

Biography

From the featureless backwater suburbs of Melbourne, at a time of abandoned hopes for metal, when once-defiant stalwarts of the genre were surrendering to the mainstream and succumbing to the forces that they once rallied us to rise against, a band called 4ARM would emerge to arrest the descent. In 2004, holding fast to the belief in metal without boundaries, 4ARM snatched modern thrash from the jaws of oblivion.

4ARM's bloody toil and supercharged attitude is represented across three studio albums, culminating in the critically-acclaimed Submission For Liberty (2012). With the mixing talent of Matt Hyde (Slipknot/Machine Head/Trivium/Kreator), 4ARM's high-energy hooks, soaring chorus lines, pounding drums and monster riffs would render Submission For Liberty a modern thrash classic, as attested by leading industry media such as Terrorizer Magazine and Metal Hammer Germany.

Despite their brief history, 4ARM's mark on the world stage is already significant. Driven by rising global demand, recent touring has focused extensively throughout the USA, UK and Europe. The hallowed turf of Donington Park and the hordes of metal pilgrims it summons - welcomed the group in 2012 for Download Festival, as if to confirm 4ARM's arrival in the annals of metal history. 2013 saw the band join forces with Testament and Overkill on the aptly-titled "Dark Roots of Thrash" tour, fulfilling the mission to keep thrash roots alive with a modern direction. Seeing out the year the band went on a 23 show tour of Nth America with "Thrash" legends Slayer. 

Undeterred by a line-up change in 2014 the writing and completion of a new album is set to continue the trajectory of Submission of Liberty and promising to break new ground for the band.

Lyrics

Submission For Liberty

Written By: Danny Tomb

BRANDED FROM THE SECOND YOU ARE BORN
WELCOME TO A WORLD WHERE NO ONE CARES
THEY'LL TAKE YOUR LIFE
AND IN RETURN, GIVE YOU NOTHING
ALL THROUGH OUT YOUR YEARS OF PUBERTY
ADOLESCENT RAGE AND MISERY
TIME TO BE SHAPED AND FORMED
A BI-PRODUCT OF LIFE

DISCIPLE OF THEIR CAUSE AND THEIR BELIEFS
DEMOCRACY HAS ALWAYS BEEN A DREAM
NOW BE A GOOD BOY
STEP IN LINE, YOUR REWARD IS COMING
NOW DESENSITIZE HUMANITY
MARCHING TO THE SOUND OF BIGOTRY
YOU'RE JUST LIKE THEM, ITS TOO LATE
WHAT'S DONE CANNOT BE ERASED

YOU, THINK YOU CAN OWN ME
BUT THERE'S SOMETHING YOU CAN'T SEE
IT'S MY FINGER SALUTING YOU AND YOUR COUNTRY
AND I DON'T CARE IF I'M ALONE
I WILL NEVER BE A DRONE
AND IF YOU THINK YOU'RE FREE YOUR BLINDED TOO

I HATE THIS PLACE
I HATE YOUR FACE
F*#K YOU ALL

ONE WAY, YOUR WAY, DEAD DAY
YOU'VE TRIED FOR YEARS TO BRING ME DOWN
BUT YOU'LL NEVER HAVE MY LIFE

YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING I WANT
AND IF YOU THINK YOU DID YOU'RE EVEN MORE
PATHETIC THAN I THOUGHT
IT MAKES ME SICK TO EVEN KNOW YOUR OUT THERE
ALL YOUR SPLENDOR DON'T MEAN SHIT TO ME
BUT YOU WOULD NEVER UNDERSTAND BECAUSE YOU LIVE INSIDE A BOX
WITH NO WAY OUT
AND A DRAGON IN YOUR MOUTH

YOU, THINK YOU CAN OWN ME
BUT THERE'S SOMETHING YOU CAN'T SEE
IT'S MY FINGER SALUTING YOU AND YOUR COUNTRY
AND I DON'T CARE IF I'M ALONE
I WILL NEVER BE A DRONE
AND IF YOU THINK YOU'RE FREE YOUR BLINDED TOO
F*#K YOU

Discography

13 SCARS - 2005 (GREENDISTRIBUTION)
THE EMPIRES OF DEATH - 2010 (GREENDISTRIBUTION)
CARNAL (SINGLE) - 2010 (GREENDISTRIBUTION)
SUBMISSION FOR LIBERTY - 2012 (RISING RECORDS)

Set List

While I Lie Awake
Carnal
Raise A Fist
The Oppressed
Submission For Liberty
Blood Of Martyrs
Spent and Bled
The Cage
Taken Down
I Will Not Bow
The Warning

Total time : 1hr