OFFSET

OFFSET

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
BandMetal

Offset is a high energy, Progressive-Metal band raising the bar on stage and in the studio. Currently playing shows on the east coast and never leaving a dry seat in the house.

Biography

Offset is a dynamic trio that is taking Metal to the next level with influences ranging from Hardcore and Rock, to Jazz, and Latin grooves. Their progressive and rhythmic style, coupled with their high energy shows leaves audiences impressed with their creative and innovative take on the genre. Offset is self described as progressive, but listenable, changing time signatures and mixing in a variety of rhythms. When this band takes the stage it is hard to imagine all that sound is coming from only 3 people. Each element: vocals/bass- Nate Dodge, guitar-Ryan Lockard, and drums-Jeff Stanfield, creates its own voice that is clearly distinguished, musical, and intense. The vocals are melodic, incorporating different styles of screaming over socially conscious lyrics. Be prepared for a brutal, high-spirited, energetic experience. When it comes to Offset, the possibilities are endless.

Lyrics

Not again

Written By: Nate dodge

Not Again

Full steam ahead

Stop/ your treating your red lights like there green lights/ your pathetic/ problematic/ and again and again and again and again and again

Wait/ not even convincing I’m not listening/ self absorbent/ soaked in poison/ Again and again and again and again and a/ again/ again/ again and again and again and again and a/ it’s going to happen to us again

Fein for money/ possession/ a sociopathic economy is driven by agendas that have nothing to do with your well being/ There are so many weak and as I see the strong/ they don’t look so strong to me/ Why do they gored it all?

I feel this in my body/ I felt this in my soul/ I felt this emptiness form straight from the get go/ survival of the fittest/ my instincts beckoning/ Primitive/ a search to hunt/ I’m the runt/ hunger dethroned the king

I feel this in my body/ I feel this in my soul/ I felt the emptiness form straight from the get go/ survival of the fittest/ my instincts beckoning/ Emptiness/ carelessness/ foolishness/ royalty beheaded by poverty

Place his head in the guillotine/ Behead him/ We replace with again/ again/ Not Again/ Again/ again/ Not Again

The blood that we shed in our wars benefits high society/ Over and over and over and over AGAIN

Cuckoo

Written By: Nate Dodge

CUCKOO

Sabotage

Disposition failed today/ I recognize that it’s okay to drop the ball/ get back on your feet/ My mettle has taken a beating/ Consumed by the gloom the voice of doom saying that we’ll be screwed again

Whisper the angelical tones convincing me that everything is alright/ I’m sick of the waiting/ questioning my character/ Once again a lemon hand/ I don’t trust your dice/ Tip top don’t stop/ tick tock the cuckoo clock monitors the actions of every single one of us/ Potential (power) Dominance (dangle)/ and you can not fool me twice

(They have you) Sabotaged/ Sabotage

And yes you can say that we are angry/ No one can assume that life is fair/ Spread so thin/ So where do I begin/ Spit me/ me into two halves/ Consumed by the gloom the voice of doom/ if you were there you’d smell the rat

Give me a prehensile tail and plant a thumb on each of my useless feet/ These are the appendages assisting life on the edge/ O Darwin how could you make a fool out of me/ Tip top don’t stop/ tick tock the cuckoo clock monitors the actions of ever living creature/ Potential (power) Dominance (dangle)/ and you can not fool me twice/ I took the bate/ you used me/ reel me in to throw me out a product of your tyranny

Sabotage

False hope/ Self doubt/ Worthless with out a doubt/ I respect the forefront of any struggle/ Give me patients/ Give me the strength to wait for the clock to turn midnight/ I need to witness this because the karma works only at the end of the day

Not enough time in my day to take out all the irate/ Banking on the question “why are you so nervous?”/ Doubt in the people/ I have doubt for the people/ and I doubt that second guessing judgment could change a thing

Karma I’m (we are) ready/ Karma please pay tribute we are sick of this waiting

Monkey handed hand in a hole/ the monkey hand can not let go/ holding on to what he thought was rightfully his/ Monkey handed hand in a hole/ the hand is feel if he lets go/ Choose to loose is not a choice so tighten your grip/ Failed instinct kicks in/ your caught in the act/ such is this primitive mind

Sticks and Stones

Written By: Nate dodge

Sticks and Stones

Disgusted me/ you don’t trust me/ Competitive to the other/ the accuser is accused/ There is a loose screw there is a loose screw

How much longer did (will) you expect me to/ standing alone/ sink into a swim/ I begin my strokes through the sea of negativity over the things that you say

It’s never too late

By now breaking it down it is so hard to think/ Biting down/ swallowing it down I can not reprieve/ adding it up/ running a muck inside my brain/ all day worrying about all the stupid things that you think you can say/ All the stupid things that your mouth can not help but proclaim

By now breaking it down it is so hard to think/ Bite down/ biting it down I can not swallow/ Tomorrow/ And I don’t know about you and you don’t know about me but I don’t think that our match can be met at the path of least resistance/ Resistance/ Are you with us?/ The stamina of our stubbornness is telling me to test the herd/ it’s telling me to quench the thirst/ it’s telling me to break free from this slaughterhouse bovine line/ Don’t

Don’t throw your life away

And don’t you underestimate my strength/ Don’t you underestimate my persistence/ But don’t you ever overestimate my own resilience

I am not invisible/ this is not unconditional/ It take everything that I am not to throw my fist through your face

Face/ all of the things that you say/ All of the stupid things that you say

Discography

2008 - "KINGDOM"
2006 - "PEARLS IN THE MOUTHS OF SWINE"

Set List

Not Again
Tragedy Ann
Cuckoo
Rhumba
Sticks and Stones
Forward
Just Us
Maze
All Of Me
K.I.D