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Ruinous is Imperial Destruction's Debut Album released on the 30th of January 2016.

"It’s a fuckin dirty, raw and old school sounding album. And it sounds like a fucking truck made of sledgehammers… If you like melodic death metal, there’ll be a song or two for you on the album. It’s diverse." ~ Joshua Barkley (Bassist, Imperial Destruction)

“The visual concept behind the album art revolves around a royal being that is decaying, and wears a cursed crown. This leaves many questions and possibilities as to the being’s death. Unsettling and somewhat alive, it can be assumed that the crown took control of the being, leaving him possessed with promises of fortune and fame to satisfy his greed. Although this is my perspective, I like viewers to imagine their own stories and possibilities.” ~ Jason Modryc (vocals, Imperial Destruction / artist, Writhe Creations)

"Imperial Destruction have firmly established themselves as an identity within the South African metal scene by sheer force of will, hard work, and a captivating sound and style. With two Gauteng tours under the belt by the Western Cape melodic death metal outfit, the band can also claim credit for the Night Of Destruction event series and also having established the Geraas Plaas festival. " ~ Metal4Africa.com

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released January 30, 2016

Recorded and Produced by Craig Vee. Artwork by Writhe Creations.

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Imperial Destruction is a Melodic Death Metal Band from Cape Town, South Africa. Forged in 2010 the band has been known to have a solid and rapidly aggressive stance in the local metal community.

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Track Name: The Witch Hunt
THE WITCH HUNT BEGINS
LEAVING SCREAMS AND FLAMES
TORTURED SOULS
AND FORGOTTEN NAMES

DEVIL OR GOD
BREATHING OR NOT
HANG THE WITCH
BURN THE LOT

ACCUSED OF HERESY AND WITCHCRAFT
MY FLESH IS SENT TO THE FIRE
BURNING FOR THEIR SUSPICIONS
SLAUGHTERED

WE WILL SHOW NO MERCY
WE WILL SHOW NO PAIN
FOR IN THE END
YOU’LL BURN THE SAME

ACCUSED OF HERESY AND WITCHCRAFT
MY FLESH IS SENT TO THE FIRE
BURNING FOR THEIR SUSPICIONS
SLAUGHTERED

SEARING FLAMES
TEAR ME APART
EAT AT MY GUTS
AND MELT MY HEART

THE SKIES TURN BLACK
AS DEATH SWALLOWS ME WHOLE
REVENGE

BLOOD SHALL BE SHED
FORGOTTEN NAMES
WILL LIVE AGAIN
HANG YOURSELF
BY THE NOOSE OF MY SINS
Track Name: Like Wolves That Bare Their Teeth
OH PRECIOUS CHILD OF MINE
YOUR EYES HAVE BECOME THE OCEAN
THAT HAUNT THE DREAMS OF MEN
MANKIND CANNOT RESIST SUCH A SIN

UNAWARE OF WHAT THE STORM WOULD BRING
THEY BURIED HER, DEAD OR ALIVE
SHE WOKE AMONG THE VERY BEASTS
THAT NO MAN, COULD SURVIVE

WICKED TONGUES CARESS HER
A SOUL SO PURE AND CLEAN
THE DEVILS KIN UNDRESS HER
AS THE LIGHT BEGINS TO FADE
THE MOONLIGHT REVEALS THEIR TRUE FORM
THEIR GRINS, LIKE WOLVES THAT BARE THEIR TEETH
LURKING WITHIN THE SHADOWS UNDER WEEPING SKIES
A SLAUGHTER OF REVENGE
LIKE WOLVES THAT BARE THEIR TEETH

TORN APART BENEATH A MOON LIT SKY
SHE SWAM WITHIN THEIR BLOOD
A GRIN AND GROWL SO SINISTER
LIKE WOLVES THAT BARE THEIR TEETH
Track Name: Sinner
LIFT ME UP FROM THE GROUND
LIFT ME UP FROM BELOW
TORTURE, THE INNOCENT
DECONSTRUCT, THE LIFELESS BEINGS

KILLING WITHOUT MERCY
KILLING WITHOUT MERCY
KILLING WITHOUT MERCY
KILLING WITHOUT MERCY

IT IS ONLY BY FATE, THAT ANY LIFE ENDS
BUT ONLY BY CHANCE, THAT IT'S MINE AND NOT YOURS
I FEEL NO PAIN, NO GAIN
I HAVE NO SOUL, FOR IT DIED MANY MOONS AGO

A SHADOW, I NO LONGER POSSES
STALKING, TALKING, KILLING ME INSIDE

I'M A SINNER, YOU'RE A SAINT
YOU DON'T KNOW, KNOW WHAT I'VE DONE
THE BLOOD ONCE SWIMMING, THROUGH MY VEINS
NOW SPLATTERED, UPON CHURCH WINDOW PANES

I’VE SINNED FOR TOO LONG

KILLING WITHOUT MERCY
KILLING WITHOUT MERCY
KILLING WITHOUT MERCY
KILLING WITHOUT MERCY

IT IS ONLY BY FATE, THAT ANY LIFE ENDS
BUT ONLY BY CHANCE, THAT IT'S MINE AND NOT YOURS
I FEEL NO PAIN, NO GAIN
I HAVE NO SOUL, FOR IT DIED MANY MOONS AGO

A SHADOW, I NO LONGER POSSES
STALKING, TALKING, KILLING ME INSIDE
Track Name: Lady Dark Page
COLD AND DARK DECEMBER
THE RAIN DANCES FOR ME
LEFT IN OBLIGATION, I AM BOUND
TO SERVE YOUR HELLISH DEEDS

TALES HAD COME AND GONE
OF HER ARRIVAL FROM THE BLACK SEAS

NONE DARE TO STARE
AT HER HOLLOW EYES
WORD OF MEN
BEING HYPNOTIZED

ANGELIC WHISPERS OF A THEBAN TONGUE
SHE LED ME TOWARDS HER CHAMBERS
LUCID DREAMS OF BEING SWUNG
A FUTILE RETALIATION

DIABOLICAL DESIRE CONSUMES ME
A SHADOW LURKING BENEATH HER BEAUTY
THE RAVENS CIRCLE HER MIDNIGHT MANIFEST
A CONJURATION OF THE UNDEAD

BLOOD DRENCHED I SLEEP
BENEATH HER CURSE
SLOWLY SLIPPING AWAY
OH, LADY DARK PAGE

ANGELIC WHISPERS OF A THEBAN TONGUE
SHE LED ME TOWARDS HER CHAMBERS
LUCID DREAMS OF BEING SWUNG
A FUTILE RETALIATION
Track Name: My Sword Hungers
MARCHING NORTH, WITH THE RIVER
BATTLE READY
WE MARCH TOWARDS OUR DOOM, OUR SALVATION
A GLORIOUS BATTLE
AGAINST THOSE WHO THREATEN, OUR WAY OF LIFE
AND WISH TO REPRESS US
AND OUR GODS, AID US IN BATTLE
IT IS FOR THEM WE FIGHT
AND DIE

I REFUSE TO BOW TO THESE MEN
FOR THEY ARE NOT MEN, THEY ARE COWARDS
LIFT MY SWORD ABOVE MY HEAD
AND SCREAM, THEN CHARGE

MY SWORD HUNGERS FOR CHRISTIAN BLOOD
AND IT'S YOURS IT WILL TASTE
YOU TRY TO CONVERT MY KIN
TO SAVE US FROM THE SNAKE
YOU'RE A LIAR AND DECEIVER
I MUST CUT YOU DOWN
MY SWORD HUNGERS FOR CHRISTIAN BLOOD
AND IT'S YOURS IT SHALL TASTE

THE GROUND STAINED RED, FROM THE BATTLE FOUGHT
THEIR DEATH STILL HANGS
IN THE AIR, WITH AXE, SPEAR AND SWORD
WE CLAIMED EACH OTHERS LIVES
NO MERCY SHOWN, NO HONOUR GIVEN TO THE DEAD
NO HONOUR FOR THOSE WHO DIE

I REFUSE TO BOW TO THESE MEN
FOR THEY ARE NOT MEN, THEY ARE COWARDS
LIFT MY SWORD ABOVE MY HEAD
AND SCREAM, THEN CHARGE

MY SWORD HUNGERS FOR CHRISTIAN BLOOD
AND IT'S YOURS IT WILL TASTE
YOU TRY TO CONVERT MY KIN
TO SAVE US FROM THE SNAKE
YOU'RE A LIAR AND DECEIVER
I MUST CUT YOU DOWN
MY SWORD HUNGERS FOR CHRISTIAN BLOOD
AND IT'S YOURS IT SHALL TASTE
Track Name: The Enemy Within
THERE IS SOMETHING THAT DWELLS WITHIN MY BEING
A DARK FORCE BORN FROM MISCONCEPTIONS AND
FALSE REALITIES THAT I HAVE FABRICATED
TO ERADICATE ALL DOUBT FOR THE POWER OF MY DOMAIN IS
THAT TO RIVAL THE GODS IS MY CAUSE
FOR I AM THE LEGEND BORN TO BESTOW THEM MORTALITY
DEATH IS MY CREATION MY GIFT UNTO THE COSMOS. I AM!

THE ENEMY WITHIN, BORN OF SIN
JEALOUSY IS MY CATALYST FOR I AM WORTHY AS RULER OF THE GODS
FROM WITHIN I CRUSH THE DIVINITY I CAST DOWN THE TYRANT
FOR MY AMBITION I AM FOREVER CURSED USURPER

THE NEFILIM THEY ELUDE MY WRATH
DOWN TO THE EARTH THEY DESCEND FROM HEAVENLY ABODE
OF ANU MY FATHER WHO I MUST HUNT
TO CLAIM MY TRIUMPH AND BLOOD
NOW ARISE FROM THE CLAY ABOMINATION
CREATED IN THE SHADOW OF MARDUK
A GREAT PURPOSE, I HAVE A DESIGN. I AM!

THE ENEMY WITHIN BORN OF SIN
JEALOUSY IS MY CATALYST FOR I AM WORTHY AS RULER OF THE GODS
FROM WITHIN I CRUSH THE DIVINITY I CAST DOWN THE TYRANT
FOR MY AMBITION I AM FOREVER CURSED USURPER

FROM THE BLOOD OF MY FATHER I CREATE LIFE
TORE MY MOTHER IN TO PIECES
HERS WAS THE WATER THE PURITY OF LIFE
NOW KINGU FOREVER WEEPS FOR HIS LOST LOVE

ARISE CHILDREN OF MINE
MANKIND YOUR OATH IS TO ME
NO CREATION STANDS ABOVE IN DESIGN
THE DIVINE HAVE FALLEN NOW A NEW ERA HAS BEGUN. I AM!

THE ENEMY WITHIN BORN OF SIN
JEALOUSY IS MY CATALYST FOR I AM WORTHY AS RULER OF THE GODS
FROM WITHIN I CRUSH THE DIVINITY I CAST DOWN THE TYRANT
FOR MY AMBITION I AM FOREVER CURSED USURPER
Track Name: Age of Ra (Bonus Track)
EYES OF THE UNHOLY IN MY REFLECTION
BLACKENED BY THE DEMONIC INFECTION
FLAMES OF TORMENT BENEATH MY FLESH
IT’S TAKEN CONTROL MY MIND, MY SOUL

IT’S MY WILL THAT GODS MUST DIE
NO MORE MONOLOGUES IN THE SKY
ONLY FLESH, NOT THE DIVINE
MAY JOIN ME IN MY QUEST FOR DELIVERANCE
FROM THE LIES

I LOOK DEEP WITHIN MYSELF, TO BE GREETED BY THE DARKNESS
ALL HOPE HAS ABANDONED ME, THE LIGHT TO FAR FROM MY REACH
IT SEEMS THAT ALL IS LOST, SLOWLY SLIPPING AWAY THROUGH TIME
I WILL NOT TURN BACK, THROUGH THE DARKNESS I SWAY

I TREAD UPON THE VALLEY OF DEATH AND DISEASE
IN MY FLESH THE VIRUS GROWS, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
HOLLOW SCREAMS FROM BELOW, THE RITUAL HAS BEGUN
I MUST FIND THE CAUSE OF MY CURSE, OF MY DECAY

I TRAVEL NOW INTO THE NIGHT
WITH DEATH AND GLORY IN MY SIGHT
BENEDICTION FROM THE GODS
I MARCH FORWARD TOWARDS THE LIGHT
I FEEL AN UNKNOWN PRESENCE NOW
CRAWLING THROUGH MY VEINS
CLAWING LIKE RAZORS NOW
MY BLOOD BEGINS TO DRAIN