Enemy of the State - [EP] 2017

by Arcane Ritual

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    First official Arcane Ritual EP "Enemy of the State" includes remastered remixes of the previously released singles "Entwined in Starlight" and "What Lies Within".

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released January 24, 2017

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Arcane Ritual San Francisco, California

Hailing from the SF Bay Area, home of metal titans like Metallica and Testament, Arcane Ritual is a new breed of gothic metal with elements of melodic thrash and doom. The band has released a video for ‘Entwined in Starlight’ Dec. 20th, a new EP ‘Enemy of the State’ on January 24th. and an album later on in 2017. ... more

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Track Name: Enemy of the State
Billions beaten to their knees
The price of apathy and greed.
And you are more than just a casualty.
Will you do nothing as they watch you bleed?
If you never learn you won’t survive
Swallowed by the beast you’ll never make it out alive
If you never learn you won’t survive
A victim of your ignorance a slave to your pride.

Call upon your deepest anger…

The words that were spoken
Never trust.
The promises broken…
As our faith is betrayed and
We seek to make it right
Enemy of the state every day and night.

Recklessness with human life
And fortunes made on blood and strife.
Oh I refuse to let myself be fooled
While they make each and every one of us
Into a fucking tool!
If you never learn you won’t survive,
The crushing weight of anarchy will bury you alive,
If you never learn you won’t survive,
So take a fucking stand or take a number get in line!

Let the truth defy the master....

I hear that they’re breaking you down,
We’re coming to take the noose from around you!
Hear the thunder!
We’re calling you ‘come away!’

Wastelands for eternity,
Is this what we wish to see?
Will you show them all complacency?
Or join us as we show them all the rage of the free!
If you never learn you won’t survive
Swallowed by the beast you’ll never make it out alive
If you never learn you won’t survive
A victim of your ignorance a slave to your pride.

Feel your heart rage and beat faster…

The words that were spoken
Never trust.
The promises broken…
As our faith is betrayed and
We seek to make it right
Enemy of the state every day and night.
Track Name: Entwined in Starlight
I walk the line between darkness and light
I make my home where the day meets the night
I am the priestess of the unseen
I’ll bring desire into your being
And I believe in the forgotten word
Slipped in between the spaces unfurled

Never mind these dreams we had
Hear me out, I’m going mad!
As the colors wash away, everything else fades to gray
Pilgrimage to find my tribe, the beings that are still alive
To find the words to make it right
To be entwined in starlight

I walk the line between wisdom and faith
Give offering to the furies and fates
I hold the truth yet I honor the lie
I walk the path while I take off and fly
And I’ll awaken what sleeps inside
And lay to rest what’s long gone and died

Never mind these dreams we had
Hear me out, I’m going mad!
As the colors wash away, everything else fades to gray
Pilgrimage to find my tribe, the beings that are still alive
To find the words to make it right
To be entwined in starlight

What did you have in mind for me?
Did you believe you’d capture us?
Open your eye and you could discover
More than a witch, more than a lover
Wake in your heart and never deny it
What lies within lead you to me




I walk the line between earth and the sky
Transverse the depths no others dare try
I am the priestess of forgotten dreams
I’ll hold you as you break at the seams
And when you feel that all has been lost
I’ll help you see it was worth the cost

Never mind these dreams we had
Hear me out, I’m going mad!
As the colors wash away, everything else fades to gray
Pilgrimage to find my tribe, the beings that are still alive
To find the words to make it right
To be entwined in starlight

What did you have in mind for me?
Did you believe you’d capture us?
Open your eyes and you could discover
More than a witch, more than a lover
Wake in your heart and never deny it
What lies within lead you to me
Track Name: What Lies Within
I walk into an empty room
Am I too late or am I here too soon? Damn…
Am I my own redemption? Or am I in the way?
Less answers, only questions, everyday

You never know what lies within, behind your sorrow
You never know what waits in the unknown of tomorrow
I look inside what do I see? A burning wasteland
To rise again the greatest challenge one can ever face down! Yeah!

You’ll never really see me until I let you in
Never meant to make you suffer
Never meant to tear you down
In the end we all just want to turn this life around

All the lies they held before you--are waiting here again
All they want is to possess you--to be crawling in your skin

You never know what comes before the final hour
You never know which things fall under or out of your power
As long as I draw breath there is one truth above all
To make it right there is no time to late no effort wasted. Now!

I could never foresee how it would all play out
Every time I chose to suffer, breaking and tearing her down
The girl inside I tried to kill turned out to be the best of me

All the lies they held before you--are waiting here again
All they want is to possess you--to be crawling in your skin

Now is the time we will begin
Look down upon your mortal sin
Such judgment asks a terrible price
No hope, no joy, no life!


You never know which chances that you think you are losing
Turn out to be a gift greater than any of your choosing
And maybe all I face today is all for nothing
Then again it could lead up to something I can’t comprehend! Yeah!

I could never be sure so I question everything
Do I really need to suffer? Why do we tear each other down?
Shall I partake in this world or burn it to the ground?

All the lies they held before you--are waiting here again
All they want is to possess you--to be crawling in your skin

A judgment down upon your soul
Eternal death and hell for all
Guilt & pain-- Fear and control
The only life you’ll ever know!