Flat Dark Earth

Flat Dark Earth

 New Holstein, Wisconsin, USA
BandMetalAlternative

We are a good mix of Metal / Rock. Some of our stuff tips the scale on the metal side and other stuff is more melodic rock. We have a positive attitude and bring a slight comedic value to our music on stage. We are high energy and would love this opportunity.

Biography

Flat Dark Earth just released their first full length album "Memoirs of Pain and Anguish". They are currently playing shows in support of that album. Hopefully Flat Dark Earth will be playing shows and preforming out of Wisconsin soon.

Flat Dark Earth (FDE) formed in 2010 originally in Sheboygan, Wisconsin by Kyle Lemery (drums) and Cliff Wagner (vocals). Kyle and Cliff had been in a band together from 2000-2002. After that band broke up they went their separate ways.

Music Brought Them Together
In late 2009 Kyle and Cliff began talking about how much they enjoyed creating music, and in early 2010 they were back at it. About a month later Justin Brill (guitar) joined the band. He was highly recommended by a mutual friend of Cliff’s.
Kyle, Cliff and Justin have a love for heavy metal and rock music. They decided to start writing and creating music together. Geeshik Borgenhagen (Bass) a long time friend of Kyle and a mutual friend of Cliff offered to play bass for the band.

Flat Dark Earth LLC
Due to the failure of Kyle and Cliff’s last band together, they were bound and determined to not make the same mistakes twice. After some discussion Kyle, Cliff and Justin decided to make Flat Dark Earth not just a band, but a company. So they put their first money toward an LLC.

Self-Titled E.P.
In the summer of 2010 Flat Dark Earth went to Madison Wisconsin and recorded their three song E.P. at Paradyme Productions.

Full Length Album
After spending a long time in the studio recording and putting all the touches on the album, Flat Dark Earth released their first full length album "Memoirs of Pain and Anguish" on January 14th 2012. While in the recording process they had the opportunity to play in support of the FIve Finger Death Punch tour in November 2011 in Milwaukee at the Rave. They also landed a support position for Korn's latest tour at The Rave in MIlwaukee in February 2012.

Whats to come
Flat Dark Earth is looking to play as many shows as possible along with writing new material. They will be back in the studio as soon as possible to record their full length album.

Lyrics

Heed

Written By: Clifford Wagner

Heed my word of advice,
Don't go rolling the dice,
Heed for all of the things,
Watch all your warnings

Advice,
To you,
Ignore,
You do,
Words fall,
Deaf ears,
You shed,
More tears,
Why don't,
You learn,
Without scars,
That you have earned

Heed my word of advice,
Don't go rolling the dice,
Heed for all of the things,
Watch all your warnings

You don't,
Listen,
You fall,
Submissive,
I've been,
In your shoes,
You'll do,
What you choose,
Don't learn,
Go back,
One more,
Attack

Heed my word of advice,
Don't go rolling the dice,
Heed for all of the things,
Watch all your warnings

All right that's it are you happy I've snapped,
Now i will bite like a dog that is trapped,
I talk and talk but no one will listen,
Is it all words or a life you are missing

Heed my word of advice,
Don't go rolling the dice,
Heed for all of the things,
Watch all your warnings

Bringing Back The Dead For Us To Love

Written By: Clifford Wagner

Verse
Taken so young, Before your time,
So many days,
We all cry
Days go by,
The pain subsides,
Never forgotten,
Begging why

Chorus
I would slit my throat,
Just for one more day,
I would give it all up,
I would throw it away,
Just for one more chance,
One more moment in time,
I would do anything,
I would even die

Verse
Never forget,
All these memories,
That we have had,
And the things we've seen,
All these tears
Shed for you,
Never forget,
Through and through

Chorus

Bridge
I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, I can’t even live,
You were taken before your time, so much more to give,

Chorus

Confidence VS. Arrogance

Written By: Clifford Wagner

Verse
I – Am Claimed – To- be the arr-o-gant one, but get in my face for fun, and no one understands the po-si,-tion that this has put me in,
I – Try to - Bite back all the anger rage, and lock it all inside a cage,
But that only works for so long, and then I push back and I’m wrong

Chorus
In this world some people hate you,
For having confidence,
In their eyes which one is going to win,
In the battle vs. arrogance

Verse
I – Am Not- The man that you all once knew, And there are things it I’ve been through, I don’t want to talk about the, Things that make me scream and shout
I – Hold Back- And people think I should not stifle, but I want to load the rifle, please stay out of what’s not yours, cause I am starting to get course

Chorus

Bridge
I am way to aggressive,
In all the things that I have said,
Hold back I will not one more day,
Why can’t you just go away

Chorus

Trapped

Written By: Clifford Wagner

Open up my eyes to another dreary day,
Climbing out of bed and my mind is fully grey,
Throwing on some clothes and preparing for the worst,
Anxiety depression is pulling like a curse,
Walking down the road step into the street,
Flashes of anger humility defeat,
Nothing makes it go away nothing makes it better,
Maybe i'll just kill myself and live in pain forever

I'm so trapped in here,
My mouth's open wide,
Screams are all i hear,
They will never die

Anxiety is killing me and i cant breath,
Can't sit still and i'm sweating profusely,
I wanna scream until my lungs collapse,
Try to stay calm and let it all elapse,
It never goes away it always comes back,
Now the light is gone and everything is black,
Anger has won i am consumed,
Maybe i'll just kill myself to get out of this room

I'm so trapped in here,
My mouth's open wide,
Screams are all i hear,
They will never die

They will never die (Repeated twice)

They will never they will never ever die (Repeated four times)

Familar Feelings

Written By: Clifford Wagner

I can't fall asleep,
Without taking these pills,
Day light fades to dark with those familiar chills,
Sitting in my room,
When will this torment end,
My hands begin to shake i dig my nails in

The sweat begins to drip,
My heart begins to race,
I take another pill and make it all go away

The night's scaring me,
Somethings killing me,
I cant fall asleep,
Someone please help me

That doesn't seem to work,
I'm tired angry and afraid,
The anxiety is slowly killing me

The night's scaring me,
Somethings killing me,
I cant fall asleep,
Someone please help me

I place the blade beside my skin,
I push it further dig it in,
I feel it pierce into my vain,
The blood drips out and starts to stain

I chamber a round inside,
The shot gun beside my bed,
I grasp it in my hands as i lay my head,
I start to clench my eyes,
My dreams i start to reap,
The pills are kicking in as i fall asleep

Discography

Memoirs of Pain and Anguish
(Release Date 01/14/2012)
1. Intro
2, Trapped
3. Bleed My Pain
4. Toast of a Fallen Soldier (Album Version)
5. Bringing Back The Dead For Us To Love
6. Confidence VS. Arrogance
7. Asylum (Album Version)
8. The Past Is Just That ... History
9. No More
10. Soldier / Civillian
11. Heed (Album Version)
12. Familair Feelings

Memoirs of Pain and Anguish (Singles)
(Release Date 06/09/2011)
1. Trapped
2. Bleed My Pain
3. Familiar Feelings

Self Titled Demo
(Release Date 10/29/2010)
1. Heed
2. Toast of a Fallen Soldier
3. Asylum

We have had songs played on the Razor 94.7 (radio station in Appleton, WI)

We have also been played on:

Independent Metal Bands (a branch of live 365 internet radio)

Jango Internet radio

Maximum Threshold

IMRadio