2013 Demo

by Kingpin

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  • Kingpin "Demo 2013" cassette tape
    Cassette + Digital Album

    We had a lot of requests to make TAPES available for some reason, so we've decided to put our self-recorded, self-released demo from last year out on this suitably crusty format. 3 tracks of crushing metallic hardcore - 15 blue tapes in blue cases (NOW SOLD OUT), 15 grey tapes in black cases. The tapes all have labels and inserts with lyrics, and each one is hand-numbered with a handwritten quote from the drunken Irish gypsy fight videos we always watch on YouTube written on the inside. This is the first time we've ever put music out in physical format, and all money we make will go towards recording new shit.

    Includes unlimited streaming of 2013 Demo via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Influences include Merauder, Biohazard, Pantera, Leeway, Beastie Boys, Madball, Strife, Sepultura, Cold World, Hatebreed, SOD, E-Town Concrete, etc. We had 3 rehearsals with our current lineup and then recorded this with nothing but a temperamental 8-track and our instruments. No ProTools, no click-tracks, no bullshit - the only thing keeping time in these songs is Den's drums, which were recorded with just one microphone. Sometimes Lev went out of time, sometimes Gary played the wrong thing, sometimes Neevo and Den just made things up as they went along... If you can't handle that, wait for the 15 year anniversary remastered version in 2028. For now, this goes out to folk who enjoy raw, aggressive, rough-around-the-edges heavy music.

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released July 8, 2013

VOCALS - Lev
GUITAR - Neevo
DRUMS - Den
BASS - Snitch

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Kingpin Glasgow, UK

Crossover thrash. GHC.

Influences: Leeway, Suicidal Tendencies, Merauder, Cro-Mags, Sepultura, Crowbar, Killing Time, Life Of Agony, S.O.D, WarZone, Biohazard, Body Count, Nuclear Assault, Sick Of It All, etc.

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Track Name: Former Glory
GIVE IT UP

It's comedic, It's like satire,
How I've observed the fall of your empire.
All the rats have abandoned the ship,
But you're the one dumb bastard that just won't quit.

Try to find who keeps you down, and needs to straighten out their act.
Stop and think, The missing link - It's you who holds your own self back.
You need to open up your eyes,
Get wise,
No more lies.

You're fighting a war with no soldiers left,
Marched your integrity, To its death.
Your moment's passed, You need to let it go,
This is embarrassing for you and everyone you know.

HOW IT IS,
How it's supposed to be.
WHAT YOU'VE DONE,
Don't mean a thing to me.

I don't know where it is you think you're going,
But we all know where you've been.
Your reputation is toast, You need to give up the ghost,
Wipe the slate clean, if you know what I mean.

We've watced your decline, You've become a punchline
It had its time, It's past its prime, You've got to put it all behind.
Things just ain't the same, but some things never change.
Bring and end to this, a chance still remains.

HOW IT IS,
How it's supposed to be.
WHAT YOU'VE DONE,
Don't mean a thing to me.
WHAT YOU ARE
Is ancient history.
WALK AWAY

LET GO YOUR FORMER GLORY.

A spectacular fall from grace;
From the top of the world, You've landed flat on your face.
And I laugh at your missteps and mistakes;
You should have listened to me, In the first place
When I said
GIVE IT UP.
Track Name: Choking Dust
Now I see
We had it all.
Here it
comes again.
Like broken glass
into my brain.
With a neck of brass,
You feel no shame.
I've had enough.

Well I'd not be laughing up my sleeve,
If I was not the one who made the choice to leave.
I'll wipe that smug look off your face,
When I speak the words that put you in your place.

Down, or out?
I don't think so.

Over and over and out of my head again,
This is a nightmare that, just, it never seems to end.
I look ahead, and I don't know what I should do.
When I look back, I see you.
We had this world
On our shoulders back then
But we just let it fall
In the end.

DON'T COUNT US OUT.
HUH!
DON'T COUNT US OUT,
YET.

I'll say this one more time
When things get bleak, I speak my mind
No need to read between the lines
I'll fight for everything that's mine.

Over and over and out of my head again,
This is a nightmare that, just, it never seems to end.
I look ahead, and I don't know what I should do.
When I look back, I see you.
We had this world
On our shoulders back then
But we just let it fall
In the end.

DON'T COUNT US OUT.
HUH!
DON'T COUNT US OUT,
YET.

You've had your final chance,
Rust sets in bonds of trust.
You've got to change, change your stance,
Or I'll leave you choking in my dust.

Choking in my dust.