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Have A Nice Day

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about

The culmination of one of the most impressive and conscientious slow-builds in modern metal, the debut full-length album from Vermont-based three-piece Ghastly Sound is here.

Following a three-year stretch which saw the band drop two colossal and genre-bending EPs and a ripsaw video single while appearing at heavy tastemaker festivals like New England Stoner and Doom Fest and Psycho Las Vegas, Ghastly Sound is now ready to unleash HAVE
A NICE DAY onto the heavy music landscape.

Recorded last winter at Overit Studios in frigid upstate New York, Have A Nice Day was engineered by Dave Parker (ex-Coheed and Cambria), mixed by Adam Clairmont and mastered by Grammy winner Alan Douches.

Have A Nice Day showcases Ghastly Sound’s ability to merge sonic tributaries from head-buzzing stoner rock, melodic alt-metal and obliterating hardcore into a tsunami of inescapable infectiousness that needs no classification to get pounded into blissful submission by.

And, lest anyone forget, this slab of fine northern aggression is delivered by a band that accomplishes its gargantuan, adrenalized riff-mastery without the inclusion of a guitarist.

"Thunderous, alternative heavy rock that never sounds like anything else." - METAL HAMMER

"Despite the brevity of their songs, the band has developed a real knack for filling them wall-to-wall with both beauty and brutality." - INVISIBLE ORANGES

"Fuses the barely-controlled chaos of classic Converge with the otherworldly, larger-than-life sonic vistas of the Deftones at their most melodious." - METAL SUCKS

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released September 13, 2019

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Track Name: Bait and Switch
Beyond his throne lie barren mountains
War, Famine, Pestilence and Death
But you keep summoning these notions
That he is greater than any man
To come before
Who did you wrong
When we were young
And the days were long

The coffin’s warm
Your lover’s waiting with bated breath
Bait & Switch

You bought the ticket now take the ride
Hook, line, sinker and my pride
And I keep thinking I’ll do better
But can a tiger change its stripes
This isn’t fun
Something’s wrong
But we’re still young
And the nights are long

The coffin’s warm
Your lover’s waiting with bated breath
Bait & Switch

The coffin’s warm
Your lover’s waiting with bated breath
Bait & Switch
Your lover’s waiting for you to take the blame

Pay no mind to the man behind the camera
You’re the object of his affection
And his cup runneth over
With slow poison
But life gets shorter every day

The coffin’s warm
Your lover’s waiting with bated breath
Bait & Switch
Track Name: We're All Shadows
What is your truth
In a world of no absolutes
What gives you the right
To the natural order of life

Here, we’re all shadows
On the cave wall
How strange the world looks to us now

Where is your proof
That the burden lies solely on you
Were you ever really there
Or did I just believe in you

Here, we’re all shadows
On the cave wall
How strange the world looks to us now

Here, we’re all shadows
On the cave wall
How strange we all look to ourselves

Here, we’re all shadows
On the cave wall
Crawling out from the underground
Came to catch the fall

Here we’re all shadows
On the cave wall
Here

We’re all here

Here we’re all shadows
On the cave wall
Here

We’re still here
Track Name: Deathlogic (HLYGHST)
Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours
I'd jump off a bridge if you'd only jump first
I'll be there to catch you
I always fall faster
I've got the bruises to prove it
And I remember the last time

The Holy Ghost
Can’t keep you close
Not anymore
Not like I do

But what hurts the most
Is you won’t let go
Of what was never inside you

You came to me
So take what you need
You came to me
For me
Tonight
Oh, the hypocrisy
Do you remember the last time?
This is the last time

The Holy Ghost
Can’t keep you close
Not anymore
Not like I do

But what hurts the most
Is you won’t let go
Of what was never inside you

No

Do you remember the last time?

The Holy Ghost
Can’t keep you close
Not anymore

The Holy Ghost
Can’t keep you close
Not anymore
Not like I do

But what hurts the most
Is you won’t let go
Of what was never inside you

No

Do you remember the last time?
Track Name: War
Wage war
On apathy
Disguised as entropy
Defined by society’s expectations

Your move
Don’t atrophy
This time it’s you and me
No lie, I won’t ever let you let the bastards win

The lock is broken
Now we’re finally free
The gates are open
Death by honesty

Wage war
On apathy
Disguised as entropy
Defined by society’s lack of expectations

The lock is broken
Now we’re finally free
The gun is smoking
Death by honesty

So what will you do with your freedom?
If knowledge is power then why do I feel numb?
The closer to happiness I get
The more I come undone

Face down the barrel
Caught staring at the center of the sun
I feel it deep in my marrow
The truth hurts but enough is enough

War on apathy
Track Name: No Security
They paint the divine
With an evil brush
Nothing more
Nothing less
All we want
Is that too much?

Make amends
Make excuses
You know you can rely
on the ones that you love
who will take your abuses
You know you can rely on me
Make amends
Make excuses

We reach for a sign
Branded, washed and in line
Nothing more, nothing less
Tell me where is the lie

A faded image idolized
Ancient wisdom’s back in fashion; bastardized

Make amends
Make excuses
You know you can rely
on the ones that you love
who will take your abuses
You know you can rely on me
Make amends
Make excuses

There is no security
There is no security

Make amends
Make excuses
Track Name: Selina Kyle
Next to every graveyard
Lies a cheap motel
‘Cause honey, we're all dying
But you give me life
Give me lovin’
Give me hell

Give me hell (2x)

You give me life
Give me lovin’
Give me hell

Next to the mortuary
Lies a wishing well
‘Cause honey, we’re all lying
But you give me life
Give me lovin’
Give me hell

Give me hell (2x)

You give me life
Give me lovin’
Give me hell

Give me hell (2x)

You give me life
Give me lovin’
Give me hell
Track Name: The Holocene Has Ended
Sad excuse for love, I know
But true intimacy is when you feel most vulnerable

So open up your void to me
Open up nice and wide
I'll fill you with kindness

Open up your void to me
Open up nice and wide
I’ll fill you with kindness
I'll fill you with lies

My body is all I've got left to give
Have at it do what you want with it
My body is all I've got left to give
Have at it do what you want with it

Sad excuse for a life, I know
One room, pullout, no vacancy
No one will know when there’s nowhere to be

So open up your void to me
Open up nice and wide
I'll fill you with kindness

Open up your void to me
Open up nice and wide
I’ll fill you with kindness
I'll fill you with lies

My body is all I've got left to give
Have at it do what you want with it
My body is all I've got left to give
Have at it do what you want with it

Just do what you want with it

Give me sight
Rob me blind
Make me see just to gouge out my eyes

Take me lover
take me home
If you won’t have me
Then no one else will

Take me lover
take me home
Take me lover
take me home

My body is all I've got left to give
Have at it do what you want with it
Track Name: Electric Tumor
Desolate
Decadence
Your sickly sweet breath on my lips
Effortlessly eating away
This electric tumor burrowing inside me

Decide
Which one is right
The gun or maybe the knife
Decide how to excise this from my mind
Decide
Which one is right
The gun or maybe the knife
Decide what you want to feel used by

Expertly insert yourself
A poison I.V. that courses though me
Just like this city
Built on nothing
This electric tumor burrowing inside me

Decide
Which one is right
The gun or maybe the knife
Decide how to excise this from my mind
Decide
Which one is right
The gun or maybe the knife
Decide what you want to feel used by
Tonight
Tonight
Just like this city
Built on nothing
This electric tumor burrowing inside me

Decide
Which one is right
The gun or maybe the knife
Decide how to excise this from my mind
Decide
which one is right
The gun or maybe the knife
Decide, Decide, Decide!
Track Name: Have A Nice Day
You want excuses
I’ve never had one
When you’re mankind you just need a reason

If this is what you wanted
Go ahead you got it
We just came to party
So what are you waiting for
Invite me in

To lose yourself
To the music
To the beat
Indulge the senses
Invite me in

When Oswald shot Kennedy
He was insane
But still we watch reruns
Again and again and again
We all stay glued to the screen
While the killer takes aim
“Hey mom, look! There goes pieces of the president’s brain!”

So lose yourself
To the music
To the beat
Indulge the senses
Invite me in

So lose yourself
To the music
What are you waiting for
invite me in

Gutted myself
Again
If only to feed my compulsions
Mistaken for passion
Everything I thought I wanted
Gutted myself again
And for fuckin’ what?

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