Blades and Ladders

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The air was crisp with crystals
Hair book marked the page of this young age.
Trust came with the dusk
And the trees sang with us.

But summoned by the calling road
We climb to pandemonium.
The house was dark and ominous
But optimism walked us in.

Hold on to the hope that the ladder leads you home.

Crazed sharp faces
Human shrapnel fire from room to room
As we float in our balloon.
A full moon orchestrates the notes
Sung in this air
As we peel another layer and move deeper in
Alarm bells ring

And in your hand you held a blade
And my youth began to fade.
This house that we once called a home
We've out grown.

So untie this fisher mans knot.

We swap the darkness for the night
And welcome the unknown.
Our shoes were full of toes and tears
As we swam through the cyclone.
We leave our prayers with the wind
For the one that we abandon
And climb the shaky steps to sanity to reach our asylum.


from TRIALS of TRAILS, released September 16, 2012



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lamp Cork, Ireland

Lamp are a curious sort. Angular guitars, irregular timings, progressive rock sensibilities and monster riffs. Finding a neat definition or genre with which to categorise the band is a challenging prospect.

The band create as sonically dense an output as possible through the use of low tunings and sub-octave guitar pedals. The resultant effect has come to be LAMP’s almost signature sound.
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