Black Market Halos

Black Market Halos

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We are a band from South Louisiana playing music the way we like - southern fried and heavy as hell. The riffs are infectious, the melodies are intoxicating, and the screams are spine tingling. This is the rebellion the south has been waiting for.

Biography

The current incarnation of Black Market Halos has been around since 2004. Although forming in 2001, several line-up changes hindered progress and slowed the band’s momentum. Initially, Black Market Halos began as a metal band with heavy southern influences and the original songs were just that - simple, driving, southern metal that show much potential. After acquiring current drummer, Ty Humphrey, in early 2004; the band set off into the studio to record our debut CD, “Hymns of Rebellion”. This CD was a combination of songs written with previous drummers as well as their current one, showing the bands evolution since forming and closing a chapter of their history. With the CD released in May 2006, the band set about to write a whole new chapter as the tightest and most creative unit they had ever been. By constantly evolving, following no trends, and persevering in the face of doubt, Black Market Halos has had the fortune of playing many shows with some greatest bands throughout the area. It’s still southern metal - make no mistake, but not a tribute. It’s everything the band loves about metal soaked in whiskey and put through the grinder. With that in mind, our 2nd CD "Cleansing" was born. It’s a whole new demon that sets no stake in the past. Released on the eve of 2009, it was the beginning on a new year and a new Black Market Halos. The plan now is to continue writing and play as many shows as possible, anytime – anywhere. Our fan base is growing, our music is evolving, and we are poised to take on the world.

Roll In – Throw Down – Roll Out!

Lyrics

Darkest Paths

Written By: Black Market Halos

Darkest Paths

Constant thoughts of suicide.
Darkened clouds above your head.
Gotcha’ wishing you were dead.
A passage many’s traveled on.
 
Yeah… can’t you realize?
You’re better off alive instead.
Need to get it through your head.
Lost will to carry on.
 
(Chorus) Dismayed - with every breath you take.
The darkest paths you walk upon.
You are not alone.
Betrayed - every god damn day.
Your mind speaks of false resolves.
Plights to end it all.
 
Cut yourself off from the world.
Disconnect emotions left.
Praying for a quicker death.
How could you throw life away?
 
Yeah…watch your fears unfold.
A shell of yourself at best.
Never get a moments rest.
Regret is the price you pay.
 
(Repeat Chorus)
Plights to end it all.
 
Think about the ones who love you.
Always reaching for you.
Watching your depression.
Slowly killing you.
 
An, it’s hard to feel so helpless.
When it’s so important.
Silently we’re praying.
That you make it through.
 
I know where you are.
‘Cause I been there before.
I was..
 
Dismayed - with every breath I’d take.
The darkest paths I walk upon.
But, I am not alone.
Betrayed - every god damn day.
My mind spoke of false resolves.
Plights to end it - plights to end it all.

Ten Fold

Written By: Black Market Halos

Ten Fold

I’m living everyday - another question of my sanity.
Spreading thin - a fact I can’t ignore.
What you expect from me? - to be like you, man, will never be.
I’m on the edge - I feel like I’ll explode.
 
(Chorus 1) I don’t really care what it takes to put you on your knees.
But, you’re gonna pay for everything you’ve ever done to me.
 
You don’t understand - the way I feel, so don’t pretend.
Stumbling - alone, I take the fall.
Don’t reach out your hands - if you won’t be there to the end.
I’ll find a way - to overcome this all.
 
(Repeat Chorus 1)
(Chorus 2) It might take me years - better yet, man, it may take me days.
You’ll live to regret the mistake of ever pushing me.
 
Are you prepared to face the things you’ve done?
You could hide away from me - but, you could never run.
 
(Repeat Chorus 1)
(Repeat Chorus 2)
Pushing Me!!
 
What goes around, comes around - feel it.
What goes around, comes around - on you.
 
What goes around…
It comes around…
 
Ten fold! (3X)
 
What! Yeah! What!
Round and Round!
What! Yeah! What!

Circle of Sin

Written By: Black Market Halos

Circle of Sin

High again - adrenaline - rips through the veins.
Pupil‘s large - taking charge - the madness begins.
No need to fake or hesitate - my gift unto you.
Listen close - no need to boast - I only speak the truth.
 
(Chorus) It’s time for something new.
And, we don’t bow to no trends.
Forever strong and true,
The circle of sin.
 
Feel the surge - got the urge - for devastation.
Sure to bring - a reckoning - our day has begun.
Words of truth - I speak to you - ain’t telling no lies.
When the light it fades - I’ll go away - forever close my eyes.
 
(Repeat Chorus)
(Chorus 2) The time has come for you.
Initiation begins,
And as you‘re drawn into,
The circle.
 
The circle is growing - there ain’t no slowing us down.
Just look and you’ll see - a family’s what we found.
You’re all part of me - and I’d surely bleed for you
Come along for the ride - together we’ll break all the rules.
 BREAK!!

There’s no need for us to doubt.
Our bond can’t be denied.
And, from the ashes of the south.
A brotherhood will rise.
And, everyone is welcome in.
With free and open mind.
A circle built on sin.
A place that’s yours and mine.
 
And, you and I are just alike.
Our souls are intertwined.
And, we can win the fight.
If we face it side by side.
 
There are those who will never quite forgives us,
For the roles we chose to play in life.
There are those who will never understand us,
Who are they to tell us wrong from right?

Blood Brothers

Written By: Black Market Halos

Separated when we’re young - forced to live different lives.
Heaven only knows just what that did.
And, hateful words we had spoken - couldn’t see eye to eye.
Now, that water’s long beneath the bridge.
Long gone!
 
25 years of struggle - reaching out these desperate hands.
Man, I’m glad you’ve finally seen the light.
I never meant to cause you trouble - just wanted you to understand.
You were the one I needed in my life.
 
(Chorus) I swore I’d never give up on you.
I knew one day you’d come around.
‘Cause I’m the one that’s never hurt you.
The blood we share can’t be unbound.
 
(Solo)
 
(Repeat Chorus)
 
Yeah, we’re growing older now - and the times they’ve seem to change.
Shaping up to be what they should be.
You’re dropping your defenses down - letting go to ease the pain.
Finally, feels like we are family.
But,
Remember this for all your days.
Blood is thicker than… water.
And every time we walk away.
It’s you and I that …suffer.
We learned to erase the pain.
That’s been caused by… others.
I am thankful once again.
That we have become… brothers now.

Discography

Hymns of Rebellion - Released on May 6th, 2006
Cleansing - Released on December 31st, 2008

Set List

Ten Fold
Wicked rise
Blood Brothers
Crucified
Against/wall
Circle of Sin
Hellbound
Idle Hands
Constant
Darkest Paths
Cleansing

Encore: 1000 angels

About 45 to an hour, but we can play longer when needed