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Despair Anthems

by Executioner's Mask

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Entleiber I became addicted to this album full of great songs and always listen to it from start to finish, enjoying the guitar work and the deadpan vocals. The style of singing adds alot to the cynical and sometimes reluctantly honest lyrics. If you like your death rock with a deep male voice that sounds constantly annoyed/indifferent, this is for you - and it absolutely was for me. A masterpiece of catchy, cutting Goth, that will - ironically - enrich your life.The pain in the last track is real. Favorite track: Growing Distances.
Fondas Sumerson
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Fondas Sumerson If you're searching for an 80's post-punkish version of the Sisters with a Swans touch, then you found it... Pure old school darkness revival! One of the most interesting abums that I've listened to lately! Favorite track: Ratboy.
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Carlos Parlos (cp49) Anyone else notice that the CD tracks are in a different order than the Digital album (but not labelled accordingly)? Anyhoo, it doesn't really effect the flow and this album is tons of gloomy fun. The best post-punk crying in the dance club goth dance shit I've heard in years. Favorite track: No Funeral.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a regular jewel case with a two-sided insert on ultra glossy stock.

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  • Despair Anthems Cassette
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    Limited "Despair Anthems" cassette comes with condom.

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The Defilers 03:38
No Funeral 03:25
1988 04:22
In The Night 03:46
True Blue 06:04
Ratboy 02:50


Executioner’s Mask is the dark post punk child of three unlikely suspects: Jay Gambit of the noise metal unit Crowhurst providing vocals, Ryan Wilson from the legendary Howling Void lending both guitar and drum programming and LACE and Cop Warmth’s Craig Mickle handles even more guitar. Offering a modern take on the classic blueprints set by bands like AFI, The Sisters Of Mercy and Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry.

Hailing from equal parts Texas and Philadelphia, 2018’s ‘True Blue’ demo was gloomy and cavernous while weaving infectious hooks at every turn. Not too much sooner after, the group completed production on their Profound Lore debut “Despair Anthems”. The album features production from Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, Nothing) and Ryan Schwabe (Big Thief, Algernon Caldweller) that remains both raw and satisfying throughout.

Vocals, Synth - Jay Gambit
Drum Programming, Synth - Ryan Wilson
Guitar - Craig Mickle
Guitar - Mac Stephens
Bass, Synth - Jason Duarte


released July 10, 2020

All songs written by Jay Gambit, Ryan Wilson and Craig Mickle except Freight Of Fire which is a Scud Mountain Boys cover.

Produced by Jeff Zeigler
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe


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Executioner's Mask Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

profound lore's first and only band named executioner's mask- no cap


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