Century of Exile

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We leave all we know—
our memories, our shadows—
to search throughout the earth
for shards of our mother.
We lick our plates clean
and live on pure instinct.
Pixilated images are enough
to keep us breathing.
Those hills are aflame.
Smoke kills everything.
The worst fires of our lives;
a century of exile.
Tear Down. Tear Down.
To stand with the numbered,
to know only hunger,
to wander the desert,
and wish it was over.
Elegies for yesterday;
decades upon decades.
The worst fires of our lives.
A century of exile.


from Demo, released June 19, 2015
Additional Musicians: Chad Yenny, Moog Synth



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Static Altars Wenatchee, Washington

Inspired by literature, the apocalyptic fires that plague their home, and the bleak cold of Northwestern Winters, Static Altar’s songs examine themes of alienation, exile, and the loss of faith. They will appeal to fans of Russian Circles, Helms Alee, Wolves in the Throne Room, Vaura, and Inter Arma. ... more

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