Carpe Noctem EP

by tattermask

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Our pride and joy, Carpe Noctem, was three years in the making. Few musicians can listen to their own record and say they have no regrets, nothing they'd go back and change, but we can. We love this album, and we took the time to perfect it even to our high standards. We hope you love the album as much as we do. <3 #PureHardRock #CarpeNoctem #tattermask #newmusic #cltmusic

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released February 24, 2015

TATTERMASK IS: AMANDA CAINES (VOCALS), JOSH WRIGHT (GUITARS), ADAM BLACKMON (DRUMS), HARLEY QUINN (BASS), TRAVIS DRY (GUITARS)

CORY PLAUGH: PIANO (TRACK 3), GUITAR (TRACK 2), CAJON (TRACK 2)
KAT POLLOCK: CELLO (TRACK 2)
TATTERMASK THANKS ANGIE DRY, CHRIS EBNER, KEVIN WHITE,
DAVID COX, CAROLINA RAPTOR CENTER, AND OUR FANS, FRIENDS, AND FAMILIES FOR MAKING THIS ALBUM POSSIBLE.

GROUP PHOTO + EYE PHOTOS BY SCOTT GRUBE AT ALTERED EGO IMAGES, MAKEUP BY MICHELLE ROWELL + HARLEY QUINN

ALL SONGS WRITTEN† AND PERFORMED BY TATTERMASK, PRODUCED BY TATTERMASK + CORY PLAUGH †EXCEPT FOR “KISS FROM A ROSE” WRITTEN BY SAMUEL SEAL, PUBLISHED BY SPZ MUSIC. TRACKS 1 - 4 : RECORDED, EDITED, MIXED, + MASTERED BY CORY PLAUGH AT PLAUGH’S HOUSE RECORDING STUDIO, COLUMBIA, S.C., DRUM TRACKS ON TRACKS 1, 3, + 4 EDITED BY KEN LANYON. TRACK 5 RECORDED BY BOB MOORE AT SOUND LAB RECORDING, LEXINGTON, S.C. • MIXED + MASTERED BY CORY PLAUGH.

EYE PHOTO IN COVER ART By Julizs (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0
(creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Sired by Classic Rock and Nu Metal ancestors, Tattermask of Charlotte, NC, commingles melodic relics of Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zeppelin, Boston, and Whitesnake with modern riffage akin to Disturbed, Alter Bridge, Evanescence, and Sevendust to forge a fresh, guitar-driven sound in the mire of mainstream active rock. ... more

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Track Name: Better Off Alone?
You’re all alone / Off in your world so cold
You’re lying to yourself when you say
You’re the only one who knows a thing at all

You can’t do it all yourself

You think you’re better off alone / No one can help you?
What you don’t see: / Together we could have it all
So take my hand; we both will rise

You’re wound so tightly / Around control, won't let go
Your winter never blooms into spring
When you don't trust a single soul / Behind your icy wall

You can't do it all yourself

You think you’re better off alone / No one can help you?
What you don’t see: / Together we could have it all
So take my hand; we both will rise
We'll fly

Over and over you push me away

You think you're better off alone?
Track Name: Asylum
Don’t fear what they say; don’t do what they do
Don’t follow their way; the truth lies in you
You’ll bring it to light, and when that day comes
You’ll know you were right; you’ll find asylum

One voice through the noise
Is the only one that speaks the truth today
One small light through the dark
Is the only hope left in the world today

And when your resolve is starting to fade
It’s tempting to weave the web they have made
But never give in to be deaf, to be dumb
Know they’ll never win; you’ll find asylum

Burn bright, even through the night
You never know who’s guided by your light
Burn bright tonight. I need your light!

When they tell you that you’re insane
Don’t believe them; they’re the ones to blame
When they won’t hear a word you say
Keep speaking truth ‘cause they will hear one day
When they cast you out in the night,
Blind them with your light!
Track Name: Kiss From a Rose
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Track Name: Concern
You walk so godly upon the Earth / You're sure you know it all
You earned your crown by right of birth / You're Pride before the Fall

My ugliness, my emptiness / Of no concern to you
My happiness, my gratefulness / So far away from you

Go burn your bridges far and wide / Go take down every foe
Don't see me dying on the other side / Or hear my notes of woe
Would you just turn your back on me?

I'm concerned with decency / I'm more concerned with love
I care less for your fallacies / Or mythos from above
I'd take a thousand poisoned shots / Before I’d war with you
You're too concerned with what I think / Instead of what you do

Your arrogance, your greediness / Of no concern to me
Your opulence, entitlement / So far away from me
Would you just turn your back on me?
Track Name: No More (album version)
Trust: The creature lying dead in the space between you and...
Me: The one you now despise--so that's how it's going to be?

You don't see me? You don't read me?
You don’t need me. No more.
You don't fear me? You don't hear me?
You don't want me. No more.

"Trust me," you said.

Pride: The sin you hold above my head while you're wishing me...
Dead: The way I'd feel inside if I believed

Truth: The virtue you distort while filling yourself full of...
Hate and anger you exude to those who oppose
Track Name: What You Dream (Deluxe Edition Only)
You think you got away again
Done the wrong, not paid for the sin
But the guilt your mind denies
I can see it in your eyes

It's no wonder you can't sleep / With what you dream
Paralyzed by your fear / You can't scream
And now nothing’s as it seems

So persistent in entitlement
Yet remorseless for the blood you've spent
Now you're preying on the innocents' fear
But their wounds don't disappear

Just 'cause you close your eyes
Doesn't mean you can hide

You try to stuff it down / it just comes back around

You can't just close your eyes
and you can never hide
You try to stuff it down
It just comes back around
Track Name: The Heat (Deluxe Edition Only)
We've got ourselves a situation
Where with every word you say
You're comin' closer to blowing me away
So why don't you shut your mouth before you
Set me off, unleash the beast inside of me

I feel the heat comin' on / I'm comin' undone
And all reason is gone / It's comin' on strong
And I know it won't be long / Before all my sanity's gone

You've got yourself a reputation
And with every claim you stake
You’re comin' closer to more than I can take
So why don't you back it up with action
'Cause I'm not the weak and whiny bitch
you bargained for... Oh, no, no

It's just a game you play?
Well, put up or get out of my way
I don't have time today

It’s all gone
Track Name: Burn (Deluxe Edition Only)
Forget me / Act like you never met me
Still I know you're just a raging fraud
There's nothing that I owe you / And I won't extol you
When you act like you're some kind of god
(’cause you don't own me)

You step on me, look down on me / But I burn
You take from me, take it all out on me / Still I burn

Not what you wanted to hear? You'd build a fortress on my fear
If I don't take a stand / While I know I still can

To you I'm just a number / So I try to encumber
All your selfish plots to rob me blind / You're bluffing
When you tell me I am nothing
‘Cause I know if I seek, I'll surely find

Take me down, you better take me all the way

I love the way you think you’ve put out my flame
I love the way you think we’re all the same
Oh, by the way, you haven’t won the game

Take me down, you’ll never take me all the way
Track Name: So Tell Me (Deluxe Edition Only)
It's not your eyes, it's your lies that give you away
So what's your tune? I'm immune to all your sh*t today
Don't gimme your lines this time 'cause I'm not listening
Don't try to be sly; I won't hear a thing

So tell me...

You don't have to lie / So tell me
Don't try to deny / Just tell me
Ooo, you can save the speech and tell me
Oh, yeah, just tell me / Tell me the truth

You're blowing smoke; it's a joke for you to talk like this
'Cause now your point's out of joint and everything's amiss
Don't try to disguise your lies; it''ll get you nowhere
It's only insulting; I know you don't care