local demise

local demise

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Local Demise is a four piece Metal/Punk/Hardcore/Rock melting pot of aggression and melody. Drawing on inspiration from a plethera of musical influences, LD fuses the rawness of the old school, with the power and tech work of the new school to create an insane, high energy show like no other.

Biography

Local Demise started in June of 1999 as a 3 piece punk band with Adam on drums, Mike on
guitar, and Trav on Bass and vox. We soon realized that we needed another guitar player to
play the music we were writing. Greg joined about a month later on the drums. Adam stepped up
to lead guitar and lead vox, and Mike went to rhythm guitar. Between 1999 and 2001 we played
alot of local shows all over New Jersey. In June of 2001 we called it quits and took a much
needed 2 year break. Adam joined the Kadavers,Pats!e, and later helped form Jesus Chrystler,
Trav joined up with Stick Figure Suicide, and Mike and Greg joined The Scrapes(later Terror
Alert). Greg would later help form Towers open Fire.
In July, 2003 Adam, Mike and Trav put the pieces of Local Demise back together and got
Mike Sagonic to drum for them. They also got Bryan to do lead vox and free up Adam on lead
guitar. In 2004 Sagonic left to join Ku Da Ta and Bruce was hired to do the drums during the
chaotic 2004-2005 time period. The future was dim because of crappy shows and internal
disputes. Local Demise soon left Bruce behind and Sagonic filled in between Sept 2004 and Dec
2004. Sagonic played his last show with us in Dec 2004 and went on to form the pirate metal
band Swashbuckle.
With Sagonic gone, Eric responded to a flyer for a drum player. Local Demise really liked his
style so he was taken on as a permanent drummer. Between Jan 2005 and April 2006 we played
extensively to dwindling audiences because of under par performances and generic songwriting.
The band was about to quit again for good and took about a month to evaluate the situation.
In June 2006 Local Demise decided that Bryan wasn't the right vocalist for us and brought
Adam back to lead vox. We concentrated on the older songs(1999-2001) which were the best
and really got back to the roots. We settled on our final line-up: Adam - lead guitar, lead vox;
Mike - rhythm guitar; Trav - bass, backup vox; Eric Drums.
Tapping into the creative songwriting that got us shows all over the state in 2000 and
implementing all of the influences we aquired over the years, we created a unique blend of
metal, punk, hardcore and rock that brings the hardness of metal and hardcore, while
emphisizing the melody of rock and punk. The stage was set for the final product of all these
years of work.
On Sept 24, 2006 Local Demise came back with old and newest songs alike to an explosive
audience at Joe's Mill Hill basement. They nearly tore the place down listening to the
culmination of our latest efforts and 7 years of work. Since then, the sky is the limit as we play
as many shows as we can and continue to compose some of the sickest material we have ever
written.
In January 2007 we recorded 'Demo '07' and plan to send it to everyone who will listen. And on
March 31 we were one of featured bands at Metalfest II at the Trocadero in Philly (we are
releasing the live cd soon). Now in spring 2007 we are ready to rage scenes everywhere and
make Local Demise a household name. See you suckas at the show!!!!

Lyrics

Bleeding the Republic

Written By: Local Demise


HATE IS REAL
LIKE COLD HARD STEEL
WE CAN'T FEEL
WHAT WE CAN'T STEAL

BROKEN BONES AND SHATTERED SOULS
SEEDS WE'VE ALL SOWN
SELFLESSNESS IN ANTIQUITY
CLAWING AT OUR HIDES
JUDGING ALL THE UNJUST
THE BATTLE WITHIN
SLOWLY THINNING OUT THE HERD
THE STRUGGLE BEGINS

POSSIBILITIES THEY ARE ABOUND TONIGHT
THE AIR IS THICK THEIR EYES ARE BRIGHT
STRIKING HARD KILLING THEM ONE BY ONE
GENEOCIDE IS SO MUCH FUN
LETS HOLD HANDS WHILE WE ALL DISCRIMINATE
SHOW ME SHOW ME YOUR HATE HATE HATE
WHEN LIFES GOT YA DOWN SHIT OUTTA LUCK
BLEED THE REPUBLIC WITH COLD HARD KNUCKS

(REPEAT CHORUS)
(REPEAT VERSE)

Heathens

Written By: Local Demise

HUNTING DOWN THE HEATHENS
HANG THEM LONG AND PELT THEM SLOWLY
QUARTER THEM ONE BY ONE
STRIP THE FLESH FROM THE BONE

SON OF SATAN
STAND BY MY SIDE
THROUGH YOUR EYES
I SEE MY OWN LIFE X2

(RPT VERSE)
(RPT CHORUS)

SHADOWS BANE WARLORD
REAPS FORTH AT MY DOOR
THE PICTURESQUE RHYTHM
SO FEARED YET ADORNED
SOULS COME CRASHING DOWN
GNAWING AND THRASHING
AS HELLS HOUNDS COME TO SHORE
BEGIN THE LASHINGS

(Repeat CHORUS)
(Repeat VERSE)

The Games

Written By: Local Demise

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

THEY SAY WE'RE ALL DIFFERENT
BUT IN A WAY WE'RE ALL THE SAME
FOR ALL YOUR PROBLEMS AND YOUR TROUBLES
YOUR CONSCEINCE IS TO BLAME
THE YOUNG ONES ARE LIED TO
THE OLD ARE JUST FORGOT
NOW SHITTING ON YOUR CITIZENS
MEANS MORE BLOOD FOR THE MONEY POT

MY COUNTRY TIS A VEE
PUT US OUT OF OUR MISERY
KILL US ALL
WE'LL DROWN THE WORLD IN A POOL OF BLOOD

ALL THE WHILE CREATING NEW HATRED
WELCOME TO THIS WORLD OF PAIN I'VE CREATED
I'VE COME TO DESTROY ALL THINGS YOU HOLD SACRED
THE GAMES HAVE BEGUN NOW LET IT BE STATED
THAT I WON'T LIVE
FIGHT OR DIE
BASED ON A BOOK THAT SAYS I'M NOT RIGHT
WHEN I SPEAK MY MIND
I JUSTIFY THE RIGHT
TO DENY YOU EXIST IN SIDE

ALL THE WHILE PINNED UP AGAINST MY FAULTS

ISN'T IT AMAZING TIME WASTED ON MACHINES
WHEN WE DIGITIZE OUR LIVES WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT MEAN
UNNATURAL SELECTION OF A SPECIES MOST DIVINE
ALL THE NATURALISTS OF THE PLANET ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME

(Repeat:BRIDGE
PRECHORUS
CHORUS)

AS I STAND ON THE WORLD
ALL EMPIRES WILL FALL
EVERY SINGLE SINNER'S SOUL
THE GAMES WILL ENTHRAL
THE BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT
IS STAINED ON MY HANDS
BUT YOU'LL NEVER SEE IT
BECAUSE YOU REFUSE TO UNDERSTAND
THE LIES ON YOU FACES
SPREAD DIESEASE THROUGH THE RACES
AND FUELS THE PREJUDICE THAT TAINTS OUR SOULS
LETS YOUR DEMONS GO

(Repeat: VERSE 1
BRIDGE
PRECHORUS
CHORUS)

Discography

Demo 2007 ( Jan 2007 )
Live at the Trocadero, Philly PA (April 2007)
Songs have been featured on TSR 91.3 FM, Princeton radio 103.3 FM, and 94.1FM Loud and Local.

Set List

Wait for You
Bleeding the Republic
Remote Control
Second Helping
Suburban Knights
Heathens
Soldier of Truth
The Games
Sets usually last 35 to 45 minutes but we do up to an hour and a half if the venues allows the time.