eken is dead

eken is dead

 Torrance, California, USA
BandMetalPunk

eken is dead are from los angeles and this quartet have got a fantastic groove going on... you cannot deny the energy these guys create...eken is dead remind me of when i first heard rage against the machine... utterly blown away -Steve Green, www.live4metal.com

Biography

EKEN IS DEAD (say it like wreck, not eek) is a Los Angeles, CA based four-piece hard rock alternative/metal act. Since it's inception at the end of 2007, EKEN IS DEAD has been on a mission of absolute domination. In two years, members Eric Almanza, Vic Arevalo, Jack Espinoza, and Chris Navarrete have earned a well deserved reputation throughout the scene based on professionalism and commitment to excellence. Whether an intimate local show or a packed House of Blues, EKEN IS DEAD has consistently brought their high intensity and charismatic presence to every single one of their 130+ shows.
In addition to the relentless live schedule for which they have toured both regionally and internationally, EKEN IS DEAD has independently produced an EP, "The Dead Ascend", full length LP, "Amendment.", and videos for the songs "Condition" and "Lights Out". Even then, the promotional efforts are non stop with the introduction of an ever expanding merchandise line, thousands of giveaways, and an online presence that grows stronger by the day. EKEN IS DEAD’s “No Retreat, No Surrender” attitude in all they take on is evident as everyday is treated as an opportunity. They continue to grow musically while sharing stages with the biggest acts all over the region and turning on new listeners, all without ever compromising their integrity as musicians or humans. It is this commitment that sets them apart.

Lyrics

amendment.

Written By: eken is dead

You can't tell me, I can't do it
You can't tell me, it's not possible

I'm standing up for what I believe in
Letting go of everything that you said
I'm going for my own dreams, not someone else's
All the rocks you've thrown on this path
Haven't stopped me from overcoming my past
Am I the only one that believes in me?

You can't tell me, I can't do it
You can't tell me, it's not possible

One thing keeps me from insanity
One thing keeps me from regret
I've got clear motivation, my future I will not forget
Who are you to set limits for me
If I listened to you who would I be
Am I the only one that believes

You can't tell me, I can't do it
You can't tell me, it's not possible

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, you say
I'm done listening to that
It's my life, I'll live it my own way
I'm done listening

You can't tell me, I can't do it
You can't tell me, it's not possible

condition

Written By: eken is dead

Today I'm scarred and weak
Unaware of the outside world
My muscles don't work the same
It's been four days since I've seen the sun

I don't want to even move
I want out, I want out, I want out of this place
I can't take my own face
Someone cure my condition
I don't know my own mission

The mirror's my enemy
Don't even know what day it is
Life's dragging on and on
Another day to remind me I am wrong
I don't want to even move

I don't want to even move
I want out, I want out, I want out of this place
I can't take my own face
Someone cure my condition
I don't know my own mission

I'm locked in, I can't get out
Do I need help if I can't help myself through

falls

Written By: eken is dead

I followed my gut and it led me here
I won't crawl back on my wounded knees
You knew the outcome and the pain you'd cause
I don't feel sorry for you
I won't stand and watch you pretend to be a mom
I won't let your addictive genes spill into my family's half-full glass
I gave you another chance, yet you failed another time
I can take care of myself and the family you left behind

Because of you I've started over
Because of you I know how far I can go
Because of you I know what it feels like
Because of you I don't want to feel it again

You didn't have to hear the cries when you left
I stopped caring about 'cuz you walked away
We don't wait for your calls anymore
I won't be the fool again
I won't allow us to be sucked into your needle
And plunged into what's left of your life
I won't let them rely on the hope of you coming back
I gave you another chance, yet you failed another time
I can take care of myself and the family you left behind

Now it's your turn, you've got to do it on your own
Like I've done it my whole life! How does it feel?
You've clouded the vision of what a mom should be
You'd rather live with that, then live with us???

Because of you...
I've started over...
I know how far I can go
I know what it feels like...
I don't want to feel it again

lights out

Written By: eken is dead

lights out, lock and load
better strap in, here we go
too close for comfort, forget about home
be a warrior, not an ordinary soul
cling to instincts, follow our goals
the only thing we really own
we battle the road, race against time
no one can stop us, we climb

we've come too far, we won't let up
we've worked too hard, to just give up
we won't stop till we get what we want
we won't stop till we get what you've got

reach out, engage-push it harder till you feel the rage
too quick-another slip another fall, no souls for sale
on this endless crawl
chasing down dreams, miles at a time, on this road there
have no signs
is there an end to this race, let's use our weakness as
a strength

we've come too far, we won't let up
we've worked too hard, to just give up
we won't stop till we get what we want
we won't stop till we get what you've got

chasing down dreams, miles at a time, on this road there
have no signs
is there an end to this race, let's use our weakness as
a strength
lock and load, here we go-sprinting down a path that no
one knows
so we do what it takes, no matter the route, let's raise
our fists and shout it out

we've come too far, we won't let up
we've worked too hard, to just give up
we won't stop till we get what we want
we won't stop till we get what you've got

lock and load, here we go-sprinting down a path that no
one knows
we do what it takes, no matter the route, let's raise
our fists and shout it out
we won't let up
we've come too far
we won't let up

Discography

The Dead Ascend, EP
Amendment, LP
Lights Out, Single

Set List

Depending on the venue and needs of the show, EID can play a 25-45 minute set. A typical set will look as follows:

1. Untitled
2. Shackled
3. At Any Cost
4. Rock Bottom
5. Falls
6. Lights Out
7. Amendment.
8. Condition

Currently EID has several covers in the repertoire including songs by Marylin Manson, Rise Against, The Deftones, and Rage Against The Machine.