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Blasphemour Records was started in 1999 by myself, Ryan Crossthread, and ever since day one, I have handled all aspects of the label. On May 29th 2016, I turn 40 years old, and I wanted to give you a gift to celebrate. So here you have that gift. 1 song for every year that I have been alive.

Thank you to all the bands on Blasphemour Records, and all of the labels and bands that contributed tracks to this sampler. We hope you will take the time to check out each song, and support the bands by buying their music and merch and going out to a show or two.

If you like what you hear, click on the song to get more info on the band, and links to more of their music.

Thank you for all the support over the past 17 years.
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released April 7, 2017

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Artwork by Ryan Blasphemour.

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We have put out music from Chaos Order, Werewolf Congress, WirgHata, Losing Skin, Wandersword, Frost Giant, Deformity, Goatwhore, Abnegation, Burial Ground, Deadeyesunder, Psywarfare, Motive, Milhouse, and more. ... more

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Track Name: Jagged Visions - Return Of Man
Natures law will prevail, only the strong will survive and the weak are already dead. Perversion rules this world we live in. No respect for the life were given. Freakishness is now the normalcy. Degeneration of all morality. Ancient values must not be forgot. Live with honor or the soul is lost. Strength of the mind body and soul. Reject frailty. Natures law will prevail. Only the strong will survive. All hail: the coming dawn. All hail: the return of man.
Track Name: Great Reversals - Colosseum (ft Greg Bennick)
All you want is to hear my voice, and how could you not? As long as your ears have heard I've been singing my songs of hope and woe. The sacred harmonies of reformation and regret, weaving my story into your bones. Weaving my story into your soul, you cry out, and how could you not? But I need a moment, just a moment to breathe, because today I can't find the man you love, and I'm armed to the teeth. All you want is to hear my voice, my body reacts like I have no choice My best intentions possessed. Love resisting arrest. Wisdom held hostage at my own behest. There's no cover from the storm. Tears concealed in the rain, you pray for the end. As the clouds part and words return, we whisper 'goodnight.' *Let us slip into silent night where blades retract and no flames alight,
now doused in silence while dreams abound
until with the dawn solace resounds. **“The sun sets on the war, the day breaks and everything is new."

*written by Greg Bennick.
**Borrowed from Kings of Convenience.
Track Name: Vatican - Paingod
Nine days of mourning
Thoughts of love and destruction
Bleeding out my veins

These tattered hands stretching out to an empty sky
Of misfortune and broken guilt

No feeling is final

Yet driven, unseen by you
Only buried in dreams
Sick of dreaming if God would
Carry you away from the dust

Nurturing the thought of humanity
Shattering its will

I'm tired of dreaming..
I'm tired of dreaming if you'd come back
Letting go of destiny to focus on your end

Haunting angels searching for a pillar of light
Grim as my final self fades away into silence

My screams are swallowed by God

To burn your world
No escape
No hell more harsh than dying alone
Track Name: Concrete - Cold (ft Thomas Sheehan)
Apathy is strangling me
I need more than this mundane reality
Born and raised in suffering
A ghost within flesh
Wish I’d sleep to no wake
My soul will never escape the wrath of this world
Smothered by anxiety, vexed and fractured there’s no escape
Chained to the slab, my bones eroding
Nothing can help me, I’ve fallen short
Vexed and left here, nothing can help me
I’ve lost my mind, out of time
I’ve felt the chill within my bones,
chained to the slab, I made it home
Freed from this cage, starved for more,
sparked by rage, a mind at war
Freed from this cage, starving for more, sparked by rage, a mind at war
Track Name: Separated - Alone
Awakened by a dying light entrapped by a numbing pain
succumbing to a dying world visions of hell cloud my brain
reduced to a hollow body, these nightmares realized
my thoughts fade to black
wasting my breath on pointless things, to tell you what I did,
to tell you what I need
the pain of being an outcast I spent time all alone
forced to remember all the pain you bring me
no reason no reason
with the world burning itself
this world grasps for air
choking on its last mistake
Track Name: Tourniquet - Five Year Torment
I can't bury you
I'm not strong enough
But if I could, would I cut you away?
From the past, what would bite back?
Would it haunt me?
Left with nothing but twisted memories

Fields decay
Minds raped
Stuck with your bitter taste

Here is the blade, cut yourself away

Vows exchanged twist to nothingness
Spitting in the face of the cherished

I've swallowed keys and I've locked doors
I bled myself on the coldest floors

Crush my soul
I don't want to feel
Track Name: Harvest - Flood
Flowers wilt when they lose the rain.
And the sun will leave them dead again.
For how long can we live like this?
Is it eternal?
Face to face, defy disgrace.
The fevered death of a nation.
Consent to bleed, the tyrant leads us to our decimation.
Here it comes, the final word.
Can I open my eyes and watch it burn.
One day we will be sickened by life as we realize.
Up against the wall.
Our bitter freedom.
A fight for survival.
A means to an end, forever.
How long will it take to destroy our lives under the sun?
And enforce the limits that will confine us?
Beyond broken eyes.
I thirst for a life without hurt.
Devoid of fault, without deception.
Hollow eyes.
There’s no god to save you, save me.
Onward we march as the day grows dim.
This pestilence leads to revulsion.
Cannot taste the blood of the martyr until you face this revolution.
One day we will forge a path of survival.
Track Name: Liars Cult - Curtain Call
Won’t be a slave to faith
No crucifixion around my throat
Suffocating all thoughts
We all die alone
You think you're better than me
Praying to your holy ghost
Won't find me down on my knees
I won't fight your holy war
When the curtain is drawn
You'll be the last to know
The choices you've made
Have lead you astray
In time you'll learn
You're born alone
Die alone
You'll never rise again
Track Name: Excessive Force - Backtrack
Say what you want, when you want, why you want, but don't count me in. Think what you want, when you want, why you want, we're not the same. Do what you want, when you want, why you want, your shit is wearing me thin. Don't you see, what I see, think what you want, but you'll never fucking change me. Never will you see. That we are not the same. I don't expect for you to agree with me. I don't expect for you to believe in me.
Track Name: Unrestrained - Ophelia
Human pestilence – will bring about the end
Turn and look away – sickening display
Corruption – infection
Human pestilence – will bring about the end
All shall be rid of life
Forward onto death – advancing catalyst
Incite the final blow – ignoring concern
We are pestilence – we are bastard sons
Of arrogance – dominance and greed
This fate is just a faint step away
This fate is just a faint step away now
Forward onto death – advancing catalyst
Incite the final blow – ignoring concern
We are pestilence – we are bastard sons
Of arrogance – dominance and greed
Bloodstains on our hands
It’s all come down to this
Deal the final blow
And end it all
Track Name: Circle Back - Great Evils, Great Remedies
This life is meant for me. A chance to learn, change and grow. With every challenge a new experience awaits. A remedy to all of my failures. A test to all the outside evils. Hope renews now. Innocence was lost last week. Fractures are a thing of the past. Forward motion on my mind. Great evils, great remedies. No one ever can take away whats mine. No one ever can take a way what is my own. No one.
Track Name: Departed - Cut Loose
Depart
from your own heresy you are the one who betrayed your crown
Depart
the struggle is real but you let it break you down
Depart

Cut the dead weight out of my life
there’s' nothing left for you so don't even try
to explain your state
tragic pathetic waste
time to choose so now you are
Cut loose

save your breath
you've been cut loose

what’s the worst thing that could happen
what’s the worst thing that comes to mind
you'll never get back all the years you lost
staring behind
you'll never get back your pride
if you never learn from your pain
what’s the worst thing that could happen
I must now

Depart
from you narcissistic egotistical ways
Depart
this is the life you choose, now in a bed of nails you lay
Depart
Track Name: Chaos Order - Yourself And All Together
Completely avoiding the issue.
The issue here is you.
Where were you? nowhere to be found.
And who are you without the crown?
Did you forget whats important?
Closed your eyes and chose to ignore it.

Always running from yourselves.
Living with your hell and yourself.

Mooney:

Completely, Completely, Completely avoiding the issue.
Completely, So Completely, Completely avoiding the issue.
Looking over here, looking over there.
Looking everywhere and never going anywhere.
What you chose to be, what you hope to see.
Another mask will never hide the same old misery.]


Always running from yourselves.
Any place you hope to find a way out.
Living with your hell and yourself.

Mooney:

Cant you taste the hate.
Cant you bare the weight.
Cant hide from your own eyes.
Its you whom you despise.
The devil you know.
The devil you dont know.
Make the old pain look new.
Sometimes I'm sorry you have to live with you]

Turning the knob of a locked door.
Never say I betrayed you.
You betrayed you.

Thoughts give life to memories that possess my mind.
Reassuring, I'm unlike you.
You betrayed you.
Track Name: Dogs Eyes - Fallow
I came here for hope
For a home
A life of my own
I came here to make a name for myself
Worked my hands to the bone planting seeds, hoping for growth.
I made this place my own.
But the sun burnt the ground, the grass withered before my eyes.
The sun burnt the ground.
The grass withered.
It's been a year since I've seen the rain.
Since then, everything has changed.
The land is dead, there's no life on the farms.
My hope is gone.
Dust storms cover us,
Cover the sun.
Living hell.
I am my living hell.
Track Name: Drag Me Under - Giza Batteries
I can see it in your face
The way you drift away
Believing that it never existed at all
The time that is erased
The words that will escape
No reason, just leaving
The fall

Lower the cross, close the eyes
The body will find rest
With the roots, in the dirt, with the past

The coldest nights are calling
Her memory is failing

Lights have stopped burning
Accepting the dark for the dark
Let what will transpire transpire
The lights have stopped burning
Her eyes have stopped shining

World grows dark, rust has set
Eroding my skin
My lungs made of glass
Expelling my breath

The body will find rest
Track Name: Longest War - Personal Armageddon
What does it want from me now?
The lies are tearing me apart
Weeks of racing torture
I can’t calm the endless thoughts
You have no idea
Heart racing, muscles aching
It comes on so fast
How long can this last?

And I can’t hold on
On to my sanity
It’s easier
To just give in
But I won’t give in now
This is a war with myself
With myself and I fight it every fucking day
The dread has come back
I can’t catch my breathe
I can’t feel my legs
I can’t feel my arms
Life slips away
Just another day
Anxiety wins again
Track Name: EgoDestroys - Expatriates (ft Karl Buechner)
Expatriates
Mass exodus
(Repeat)

Prep now post fathers
Ominous Uncle Sam
Not the same for which it stands
One nation collapsing

America's diaspora
Into the heavens
Escaping the earthly "gods"
It's harder than we thought

Expatriates
Mass exodus
(Repeat)

Programmed evacuation
GPS had you take four lefts
There's no escape from this
Mass Exodus

Armchair paranoia
Onset from the social media
There's no escaping this
Do not resist

*End your bloodline, turn in your weapons
The gain of labor stolen for do-nothings
Traditions destructive anger is illness
Conform to Big Brothers repressiveness
Move, Waco and Ruby Ridge
Murdered in their homes now they're ashes and bones

Expatriates
Mass exodus
(Repeat)
Track Name: Frost Giant - Of Clarity And Regret
For all the years, I've wandered long and far away
Has it been so long since I last had a place to stay?
Over time, I realized that the only one chasing me was me
The life that I once knew now seems alien and disembodied
I was forgotten, now I'm free... now if I only could let myself be
I could find a new way, fear not the night, embrace the day

The first time that I saw you
I knew that we would spend our lives together
And 40 years has passed us since that day
Now I look onto your fading eyes, surrounded by the ones we love,
Grateful for every last memory

If I had to do it all again,
I would not stay my hand
Every turn that I took brought me to you,
And so I let you go in endless gratitude

Clarity...
You are my life, for better or worse, till death do us part.
Clarity...
You are my light, in joy and in sorrow, I fear not the night.

You are the light
You are my life
Fear not the night
You are the night
Track Name: Perpetrator - Sinking In
I'm told I'm slipping away.
So I push back and say I don't need you.
Embraced in darkness,
Trapped within my own arrogance until I'm finally lost.
Putting my own hands around my throat.
I black out the brightness,

Im so sick, I'm so alone with love all around me.
I've turn my heart into a monster.
It devours all would care enough.
I burn hands of those who touch.

Staring at my feet and I'm hoping the ground never fades away.
Or I'm destined to fall into my snake pit.
I am constricted.
I grit my teeth and suffer the blight, still and quiet.
All the while, the poison seeps deep and I am numb.

Every day I chip away at myself.
Sculpting the beast inside of of me.
Barricades inside my own mind.
Look at me, can't you see.

I am imprisoned.

I black out the brightness. I embrace the darkness,
I do everything I can to make myself feel hopeless.
I can only hope the ground never fades.
Forever housed in this cage. (Can't you see)
I can't break these chains.
I can't shake this pain.
Track Name: Hounds - Plague Caster
Trapped inside having to hide I'll carry this curse until I die

Mourning inside screaming to die you'll cast this plague until I die

Because of you I'm left a stray
It's because of you I feel this way

I'll carve your name into my throat
Just to watch you struggle as I choke

I'll rip the heart from your chest just to watch you die in my hands
Track Name: DSGNS - Damager
I resurrected a dead horse.
Sent it back to the next life.
I muttered same things you've all heard before.
There is a sound from a small violin, detuned and wailing, hypnotizing but distant.
Admitted fault with a matching apology. Blind guilt with a curse of negativity.
The sour disposition, the eclipse of the sun. Where there is a will there's a way to turn it all sideways.
So count on me to play the role of the thorn.
The leader of the dirt.
Resurrecting a dead horse.
Sending it back to the next life.
Muttering the same things you've all heard before.
Track Name: Holding On to Nothing - Before His Time
You slipped away like sand through an hour glass
Time heals all wounds they say, but time can't bring you back
Forever came to soon
All it takes is a moment
And then he was gone
Before his time
Taken away
Before his time
I'd bend back the hands of the clock
But I have to let go
Responsabilitates Sive Maledictio
Track Name: Mara - Numb
Nothing is perfect.
I'm finally finding out we all have this struggle. I'm so sick of failing and tired of falling. I've made a mess of my life. Every day is something else I've done something wrong to you. Why do I want you? Why do I need this? When everything I am is numb.
Oh God it hurts, but how can this be? When I can't feel anything.
I'm watching the leaves fall without you. This wasn't my idea of happiness. I only wanted the best for you, and that wasn't me.
Track Name: The Bearer - Blood Mouth
Take some pills.
Drink your fill.
In the end it all kills.
Everyone’s got cancer.
I don’t care.
Everyone has the wrong answer.
I don’t care.
Take some pills.
Drink your fill.
In the end it all kills.
I can't stand.
So I crawl.
I can’t continue.
My teeth bleed.
It doesn’t matter.
And I don’t care.
I don’t care.
Blood Mouth
Track Name: Noble Truth - Dreams
I die in my dreams
to start a new beginning
in a world where we choose
compassion over cruelty

I, I struggle to understand
the brutality of man
the pain he inflicts
by the force of his hands
we are responsible
to protect and defend
not harm and maim
not torture and chain

NO more excuses
the cruelty must end
a call to change
the animals we defend
we defend

619 million animals are killed every five days
WHY!?!?!?!?!?
THE KILLING MUST END

end this
Track Name: Venomspitter - Woodrow Wilson Was Human Scum That Resurrected The KKK
Decorate our villainy
To justify it in your mind.
Try to erase the past.
Desecrate our history.
The vision-impaired lead the blind.
It's time to face the facts.
Deceit....
Glorified atrocities
We're bound to repeat.
Lionize these criminals.
White-wash their brutality.
Try to erase the past.
Lie to us in our schools.
Misshape our mentality.
It's time to face the facts.
Deceit...
Our whole record was compiled
On a foundation of sand,
And now we're left to wonder why,
Why it won't stand.
Track Name: The Scattering - I'd Watch You Choke
Head held high - choices made - all the wrong ones
for us

Hands to shake - lives to crush

Your life's work to take all
From those with the least
Justice sounds like poison from your lips

Coward - liar - fraud
Blacked heart smile wide
You know you’ll never
What you deserve

It never works that way
Evil always wins in the end
Vile lying pig
Your justice excludes us

Coward - liar - fraud
Blacked heart smile wide
Maybe one day you’ll get what you deserve

Get what you deserve

A thousand hands around your throat
A thousand tongues lashing out

Each life you’ve stolen
every penny you never earned

Choke

You coward you liar you fraud

One the lives you’ve destroyed - On the pain you crave
Track Name: Witness The Fall - Reflections
Each day a note that, alleviates
Living through the day, I hold on
This desire to have wings, need to see
my reflection in your eyes, soon again
My heart can’t catch up
Still yearning to hear, hear your voice
don’t want to become, a burden
need your whispers in my ear, I hold on
my reflection in your eyes, in your eyes
I try to run from history
Still not within reach so deep inside
As my heart tries to
To catch up with me
Solely I long for
Unconditional
love, trust, desire
I can’t catch up