Kill Claudio

Kill Claudio

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Kill Claudio write powerful, melodic music which combines the brutal energy of metalcore with the emotional drive of post hardcore and screamo, brought together with the positive vibe and uplifting feel of the soberer end of pop punk.

Biography

Formed in 2005 as Downshift, Kill Claudio have had more lineup changes than you can shake a stick at, but in early 2008, that all changed. 4 men came together with nothing but instruments, a middle-class background and one common goal- to write melodic, emotive music that they would love listening to, and love playing. That goal is now being realized, with songs that are as catchy and uplifting as they are epic and heavy, energetic and interactive live shows that rarely fail to impress, and a real passion and dedication to everything they do.

They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Without Thought and Bohica and have shared a festival lineup with YouMe@6, Ghost of a Thousand and The King Blues.

They’re rising fast and taking names… This is Kill Claudio...

Lyrics

Death of an Angel

Written By: Jamie Webster

And as I stand here I am grasping out at straws.
Don’t know what to do with myself,
I don’t want to go on.

I thought we were done with this mess,
I thought we’d made the peace.
But now I have to take up arms and battle for humanity.

The battle lines are drawn, the fighters have amassed.
The brothers three, fighting so hard,
they long for a mother’s caress.

Jenovah’s deadly flesh remains; they seek to resurrect the beast,
They know not what they do,
the ultimate evil they will release.

Standing in the eye of the storm,
The one winged angel is taking his true form.
The mighty sword of the hero will redeem,
The human race will be saved by the Lifestream.

Sephiroth must die.

Standing in the eye of the storm,
The one winged angel is taking his true form.
The mighty sword of the hero will redeem,
The human race will be saved by the Lifestream.

Desperate to Burn

Written By: Jamie Webster & Kris Denman

There was a time when I could look into those blue-grey eyes and see my future staring me in the face.
And sitting there with you we’d lose ourselves together,
I would tell you that I love you in a hundred different ways.

But recently I’m not so sure,
Those blue-grey eyes lost their allure.
I see commitment that I just can’t return.
I need some space, I need some time,
We’ve reached the end of the line.
So many bridges and I’m desperate to burn.

If I could end this here,
Maybe your head would clear,
Maybe you’d see that you’re better off when I’m not near.
I won’t stop feeling this way,
I’m hurting you every day,
I know I don’t have a choice,
And you don’t get a say in this.

One last kiss (I’ll give you)
One last touch (This is the last time I will hold you in my arms)
One more time I hold you in my arms.
I’m sorry (So sorry)
I know that this is breaking your heart and yet it’s got to be done.

I think I need to be alone for a while,
‘cause I know that I’ll hurt you more every second I stay.
I never meant for this to happen and I want you to understand that all I ever wanted was for you to be OK.
Please tell me why (you cry)
We can work this out, we can fix this, please don’t go.
(I have to go) Don’t go,
(I have to go) Don’t leave me here and I reply; don’t you know?

That if you end this here,
Maybe your head will clear,
Maybe you’ll see that you’re better off when I’m not near.
I won’t stop feeling this way,
I’m hurting you every day,
I know I don’t have a choice,
And you don’t get a say in this.

One last kiss (I’ll give you)
One last touch (This is the last time I will hold you in my arms)
One more time I hold you in my arms.
I’m sorry (So sorry)
I know that this is breaking your heart and yet it’s got to be done.

Atreides

Written By: Jamie Webster & Kris Denman

Arrakis; the planet.
Arrakis; desert planet.
The Spice is only found there.
Vendetta neverending.

This is the planet where the sands scream his name.
His father felled by a high handed enemy.
Your house brought down by Harkonnen treachery.
Yet you will sit upon a lion’s throne one day.

Fedaykin, rise up and take your place.

This is the rise of the House of Atreides
They have slaughtered your firstborn baby.
Take your place as the Padishah King.
The Imperial Crest now bears a hawk’s wing.

Kanly will never allow it to end.
Never will Harkonnen call Atreides friend.
The Baron is slain by Alia’s hand.
All is proceeding according to Muad-dib’s plan.

This is the rise of the House of Atreides
They have slaughtered your firstborn baby.
Rabban and Feyd Rautha die at your blades.
Kwisatz Haderach, these are the days when you'll rise to power. Carve your name in the stars.

Jihad unending. Blood of millions, for you shedding.

This is the rise of the House of Atreides
They have slaughtered your firstborn baby.
Take your place as the Padishah King.
The Imperial Crest now bears a hawk’s wing.

Now is the time of the House of Atriedes,
But beware for your wife may betray thee.
Fear the trap of the prescient’s dead gaze,
Now the fires of your Jihad are starting to blaze.

Blue Eyes

Written By: Kris Denman

First things first, I must tell you that I'm not in good shape.
I've been living in the shadows of all of my mistakes.
I've been sore and so unsure of what to do and what to say.
Made to question myself and my actions every day.

But now I think I've found my feet in a warm embrace and a smile so sweet.
Cause you've given me hope again, and we could have something good here.

I lost myself in your eyes and I found myself a place to hide.
I lost myself in your eyes, and I've never felt so safe.

My confidence has taken knocks. I've had to fight through mental blocks.
I got used to selling myself so short.
I've been stressed and under pressure, I've lived through nights that last forever.
There have been times I would have doubted my will to go on, if it wasn't for you.

But now I think I've found my feet in a warm embrace and a smile so sweet.
Cause you've given me hope again, and we could have something good here.

I lost myself in your eyes and I found myself a place to hide.
I lost myself in your eyes, and I've never felt so safe.

Exit Wounds

Written By: Kris Denman

You fucked up, you know this. It's broke but you chose this.
So how come everyone's involved?
You moved and you choked.
Now this room is full of smoke and none of us can breathe.

Exit wounds are the last thing you'll leave,
You can break but you'll take your friends down too.
Please just take this a step at a time;
I promise you, everything will be fine.

You're lost but I'll find you. You're selfish, and blind too,
but I don't care, I won't let you fall.
You've hurt friends; I know, but I will not let you go,
cause no-one should go down like that.

Exit wounds are the last thing you'll leave,
You can break but you'll take your friends down too.
Please just take this a step at a time;
I promise you, everything will be fine.

You had a chance; don't waste it now.
You've still got time to dance,
but you just don't know how
things will turn out if you don't try.

Exit wounds are the last thing you'll leave,
You can break but you'll take your friends down too.
Please just take this a step at a time;
I promise you, everything will be fine.

The Great Betrayal

Written By: Jamie Webster

‘I need to tell you something I’ve never told you before.
You hurt me and I don’t wanna see you anymore.
I’ve pretended I was fine, put it out of my mind.
But now that it’s back I can’t waste anymore time.'

As soon as you said that to me my whole world went grey.
I lost my best friend in the worst fucking way.
I miss you so much it’s like a hole in my heart,
And knowing this is my fault’s the worst fucking part.

I never saw this coming; I didn’t know what to do.
I never thought there’d come a day that we would be through.
It happened so suddenly, it all went so fast,
Our friendship destroyed by a ghost from our past.

At first I hoped that this could be a temporary thing,
I couldn’t stand the thought of the concept of not being
with you and not knowing that you would be there for me.
No matter when, no matter what; to bleed with me, to cry with me.

Not a day goes past when I don’t think of you, And the way that you smile.
And I long for things to be the way they used to be,
You don’t know what you mean to me.
Not a day goes past when I don’t think of you,
And I sit and I cry ‘cause I know…

Because of what I’ve done things will always be strange now,
But I’ll always know I held hands with an angel, and
Now you’re gone and you’re never coming back again.
And I know that I have nobody to blame but myself.

The pain didn’t hit me till later that day,
And the unending guilt which just wont go away.
I don’t know why you never told me this before.
I’d have made it right before you walked out the door.

I can’t believe how blind I was, how I didn’t see.
How much hurt and anger you were hiding from me.
I tried so hard to apologise for all I did wrong,
But you wouldn’t listen, so I wrote you this song

Not a day goes past when I don’t think of you, and the way that you smile.
And I long for things to be the way they used to be,
You don’t know what you mean to me.
Not a day goes past when I don’t think of you,
And I sit and I cry ‘cause I know…

Because of what I’ve done things will always be strange now,
But I’ll always know I held hands with an angel, and
Now you’re gone and you’re never coming back again.
And I know that I have nobody to blame but myself.

And I'm so fucking sorry for all the things I did to you.
I’d never willingly hurt you, you’re all that I have and you’re all that I need now and,
You always helped me through, when I needed you helping me
And look how I repaid you, I fucked you up and messed you around,
I’m so sorry for the way that I treated you now,
And I hope you’ll forgive me and take me back soon.

Because of what I’ve done things will always be strange now,
But I’ll always know I held hands with an angel, and
Now you’re gone and you’re never coming back again.
And I know that I have nobody to blame but myself.

And I know things will always be strange now,
But I’ll always know I held hands with you, angel, and
Now you’re gone and you’re never coming back again.
And I know that I have nobody to blame but myself.

Sinners & Saints

Written By: Kris Denman

No matter what they say,
No matter what they do,
it seems the saints these days are always after you,
Now the boundries blur.
No one is crystal clear.
You'll never see the truth if
your eyes are blind with fear.

Running through my veins,
and it's thicker than blood.
Running through my veins.
We are all the same.

Don't walk away if you see the devil in me.
Don't turn away if it's evil you see,
Don't walk away if you see the devil in me.
Don't turn away if I'm not the saint that you thought I'd be...

It's not give and take,
it's take what you need.
See another smiling face that only wants to feed.
Be careful where you step.
Be careful who you tell.
Because the sinners and the saints will all end up in Hell

Running through my veins,
and it's thicker than blood.
Running through my veins.
We are all the same.

Don't walk away if you see the devil in me.
Don't turn away if it's evil you see,
Don't walk away if you see the devil in me.
Don't turn away if I'm not the saint that you thought I'd be...

Don't walk away. It's the devil in me, it's the devil in me.
Don't walk away. I'm a sinner and I'm a saint.
x2

Don't walk away if you see the devil in me.
Don't turn away if it's evil you see,
Don't walk away if you see the devil in me.
Don't turn away if I'm not the saint that you thought I'd be...

Metalcorps

Written By: Jamie Webster & Kris Denman

Trapped in a room of my own nightmares.
My friends stand beside me,
but no one has the rope.
I could lay, just lay here,
and nothing would ever change,
and I could just crumble to dust.

But I won't, no I won't.

I couldn't bleed, any harder for you.
And you would throw the world into the fire just for an easy life.
You're not guilty, just jilted, and I can't believe that you give up on me.

I gave my heart,
I poured my soul.
every last inch I gave it all.
But now you spat back in my face.

All we needed was one last charge to get us home and dry.
But you broke the one great rule;
you never let your partner die.

Discography

Our debut demo EP, recorded with Ben Turk of Sorcerer's Spell and released in October 2009. Tracklisting is as follows:

"Act One EP"

1. Death of an Angel
2. Desperate to Burn
3. Atreides
4. Blue Eyes
5. Exit Wounds
6. The Great Betrayal

Set List

Current Set List:

Death of an Angel
Sinners & Saints
Atreides
Desperate to Burn
Blue Eyes
Exit Wounds
The Great Betrayal
Metalcorps