City of Dust

by Godhunter

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released 18 February 2014

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"This conversation between hope and despair doesn't have any sort of resolution, but it raises some interesting points along the way."
- Adem Tepedelen, 8/10 Decibel Magazine review for 'City of Dust'

While Godhunter already bears an undeniable kinship to goliaths Noothgrush, Weedeater, Bongzilla and Sourvein, this sprawling LP shows the band exploring even more depth, with more sonically-destructive tones and more diverse, melodic song structures.

Every download for City of Dust includes a PDF file with complete lyrics, illustrations, and notations about the concepts behind each song.

Godhunter is:

Charlie Touseull - Vocals
David Rodgers - Guitars & Vocals
Jake Brazelton - Guitars
Ryan "Dick" Williamson - Bass
Andy Kratzenberg - Drums
Matthew Davis - Cello, Keys & Effects

Lead vocals on Shooting Down The Sun provided by Carlos Arzate
Backing vocals on Plague Widow provided by Matt Martinez, Nate Garrett and Chthon Leemont

Produced by Ryan Butler
Recorded and Mixed at Arcane Digital Recordings in Chandler, Arizona
Mastered at Sonorous Mastering in Maricopa, Arizona

Art provided by Rudy Flores at moscaroja.com

Godhunter would like to thank Miki Rodgers, Ryan Clark, Steve Mazur, Nick Genitals, Ryan Butler, Rudy Flores, Dave and Liz at Earsplit Compound, Jared and Lace Pickups, Wayne and Zombie Effects Lab, Garry Knight at Knight Guitars, Lee's Sandwiches, Ari and Kent at The Rock, Seth and Reg at Heavy Planet, Jay Pestilence, Kim LaRowe, Tyler King, Dave Carroll, Larry Horvath and Joe Dudley McCoy.

We couldn't do this without our families, friends, fans, all the bands we've played with and all the people that have helped us out or put us up on the road. You have earned our endless love and gratitude.

Godhunter proudly endorses Lace Pickups and Zombie Effects Lab Pedals.

copyright 2014 The Compound/Battleground Records

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Godhunter Tucson, Arizona

Influenced just as much by Black Flag as Black Sabbath, Godhunter worships at the altar of the riff and creates a raw wall of sound that refuses to follow conventional patterns. "Wolves" was voted one of the best local metal releases of 2012 by the Tucson Weekly. The album was also reviewed in well known publications such as Metal Hammer and Hails & Horns Magazine. ... more

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Track Name: Despite All
This place means the world to me
This place will be the death of me
For all of that promise
Something sorely lacks
Constantly on the offensive
Forever on the attack

The best of all, the worst of all
It’s that duality that defines me

The underdog, fight to win
It’s not over before it begins
Despite All
Until the end hold hope high
Don’t succumb to despair plight.
Despite All

All I say and all that I do
Will it ever get through to you
Set me up you can never knock me down
An outlaw in a one horse town

The best of all, the worst of all
It’s that duality that defines me

The underdog, fight to win
It’s not over before it begins
Despite All
Until the end hold hope high
Don’t succumb to despair plight.
Despite All

Truth will not evaporate
Roots will not dissipate
Rest assured
Your cure is right here
Not between the lines.
Track Name: Rats in the Walls
This heat is getting to me
From dawn to eve
Messing with all I see

Pounding on the closing walls
Terrified of the rats in the walls

Every direction that I look
Recognize fear of the unknown
The stranger at home, out on the street
Challenging these preconceived beliefs

Pounding on the closing walls
Mortified of the rats in the walls

Solitude Blessing and curse
Fast lane in a busted hurse
Got nowhere fast
Can’t escape the sprawl wrath

Drying out burning up staring at a half empty cup
Drying - Burning

The stranger, the outsider
The other, my brother
Sometimes makes me frantic
Run for cover

Who is in the house next door?
What lives underneath my floor?
All are guilty until proven innocent
Challenging preconceived beliefs

Coming through the rotting walls
Petrified of the rats in the walls

Solitude Blessing and curse
Fast lane in a busted hurse
Got nowhere fast
Can’t escape the sprawl wrath
Track Name: Brushfires
One lightning strike will set aflame
A country side wild and untamed
No rescue for those already dead
Reason cast aside for myth instead

Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom
Before you can rise again
Nowhere to go but up from here
Nowhere
There are no easy landings, prepare for impact
There are no easy landings, prepare for impact
Prepare for war

What has been cannot continue
What is coming can’t be stopped
What has been cannot continue
What is coming can’t be stopped
There is no easy way out
That bridge has been torched
No looking back for
Struggle with loss and remorse

Wrong hands all over this from the start
With no intention for repair
Rip this apart set fire to water
Generate steam brushfires will burn this place clean

Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom
Before you can rise again
Nowhere to go but up from here
Nowhere
There are no easy landings, prepare for impact
There are no easy landings, prepare for impact
Prepare for war

What has been cannot continue
What is coming can’t be stopped
What has been cannot continue
What is coming can’t be stopped
There is no easy way out
That bridge has been torched
No looking back for
Struggle with loss and remorse

Fire on high, the hills are burning
Track Name: Snake Oil Dealer
Truth is contagious everyone is immune
Seeing eye to eye with the blind
Taking moral cues from the ill-repute

Your lies – are the impetus for my rage
Your lies – attempt to distort the truth
Your eyes – reflect a dark and twisted plan
Your eyes – a window into the darkness of man

You were entrusted with justice
Left me feeling disgusted
I can't hide forever from your reign of terror
One man’s inferno another’s heaven

Your lies – are the impetus for my rage
Your lies – attempt to distort the truth
Your eyes – reflect a dark and twisted plan
Your eyes – a window into the darkness of man

Snake Oil

Speaking in forked tongue and hiding your face
How do you sleep at night after lying all day?
No shame no problem, when you swallow your shit
Contagion spreading, once it starts hard to quit

Hope dies last
To gather dust is to die
Spread the word against the plague

Snake Oil
Track Name: Shooting Down the Sun
I shot at the sun with my hand today,
It's been a hundred days since we've seen the rain
It's a sad sorry state of affairs we're in
Living in sin but acting innocent

Rough hands bleed
Dying on my feet
No way to live
Hard to believe

Sunburn the blame on the backs of slaves

We can't have it both ways while we eat the cake

Built the whole god damn state on a peasant wage

So much at stake in this backwards state


No time for swine
Or coyote antics
Avoid the leeches mouth
And serpent tactics

Dust dancing in the sun both burning my eyes
Singing songs of hope cringing from despair
Dust dancing in the sun both burning my eyes
Both hanging in this dry polluted air

Shoot at the sun

Dust dancing in the sun both burning my eyes
Singing songs of hope cringing from despair
Dust dancing in the sun both burning my eyes
Both hanging heavy in this dry and polluted air
Track Name: Palace of Thorn
From the Black Mountains to the valley of gold
Souls have been conquered slaughtered, bought and sold
Against our best interest we have buried the past
Self-loathing, self-hating roots buried beneath piles of trash

Roots in my blood - We settled here
War against land - We settled here
War against man - We settled here
For all reason - For no reason

Congress is trapped between Sentinel and the tracks
Razed entire neighborhoods in the name of progress for man
Held contempt for history ignored treaties and committed genocide
Still trying to grasp a utopia elusive deep inside

Roots in my blood - We settled here
War against land - We settled here
War against man - We settled here
For all reason - For no reason

All paths led me here
Where nothing was before
All paths led me here
Where nothing should be
Track Name: City of Dust
Sixty miles north of a militarized zone is a place I call my home
The Devil’s Highway lures and kills dreams left unfulfilled
Here death is like breathing…
Overworked and underpaid. Too much sun not enough rain
But here I stay the native son. Too torn to leave, too tired to run
This place once so resolute now verging on the destitute
Home is where the heart is, hell is where the home is

Laws change. People die. The land remains.
Laws change. People die. The land remains.
In this city of dust. City Of Dust.

Despite this drought, the tide will turn

Despite this drought, the tide will turn
Despite this drought, the tide will turn

This may be my last chance I get to express all my disgust
An all American wasteland about to get fatally crushed
Here death is like breathing…
Don’t blame the scapegoat It’s the iron walls, the bane of us all
No dignity in settling for silver in this land of copper
And I don’t know if I have the spirit to stomach this anymore
Home is where the heart is, hell is where the home is

Laws change. People die. The land remains.
Laws change. People die. The land remains.
In this city of dust. City Of Dust.
Track Name: Plague Widow
Lost the battle but not the war
Nothing left worth fighting for
My Plague Widow
Not at all what I had in mind
Forever doing time
My Plague Widow
Don’t dread the dead
Regret nothing said
My Plague Widow
Stretch your hand to the sky
Spread darkness beyond night
My Plague Widow

I will never appear before you again
But will look over until the end
I will never appear before you again

My life not yours, our lives will fade away
My life not yours, our lives will fade away

No dignity in standing last
I am outcast
My Plague Widow
Did not have this in mind
Forever doing time
My Plague Widow
Don’t dread the dead
Regret nothing said
My Plague Widow
Stretch hands towards sky
Spread darkness beyond night
My Plague Widow

I will never appear before you again
But will look over until the end
I will never appear before you again

My life not yours, our lives will fade away
My life not yours, our lives will fade away

To suffer and be crushed by faith
My Plague Widow
Lonely apologist of fate
My Plague Widow
Walk fast let not the demons take hold
My Plague Widow
Don’t look back no street paved with gold
My Plague Widow

This is hell and all the devils are here
Here is hell and all the devils are…