The May 4th Massacre - All Guilty
All Guilty Tracklist and Info
1. The Chaos
2. Slayerfest 2012
4. Flags Of Separation
5. Godfather X
6. The Warning
7. Forever Isn't Always
9. Blind Faith
10. Tetrodotoxin makes you stronger...
11. Frustration Of Purpose
12. The Fault
13. All Guilty
"All Guilty" is the debut full length record from The May 4th Massacre, a band native to Delaware, a state more known for it's lack of size than anything else. The record is coming out on MorseCode Recordings, a new label out of Central Jersey owned by Derek Morse and Rachel Rosen(indecision/Most Precious Blood).
The band features 5 teenagers. Jonah Latshaw on vocals. Joshua Dowlin on drums. Kyle Barczykowski on bass. Simon Gray on guitar. And Alex Insley on guitar. Latshaw and Gray are the sons of Josh Latshaw and Nathan Gray of the 90's post-hardcore outfit, Boysetsfire.
"I've known Simon for my entire life basically because of Boysetsfire," states Latshaw. "I mean we grew up hanging out at their practices. I can remember trying to fall asleep while they continually practiced in a room in my basement, which is actually now my bedroom.
Music and being in a band is the only thing that's ever really interested me.
I grew up around it and it's all I've ever really known."
Latshaw's father writes, "..I guess when your earliest memory is your car seat bumping up against a full
stack on the way to your daddy’s show with the Bouncing Souls, you really kinda have a path assigned to you. A destiny, so to speak. A sad precursor to destruction."
The music has a wide array of sounds from the most thrashy breakdowns you'll hear to the most beautiful
melodic parts. The lyrics stem from the bands political and social beliefs as well as things in their personal lives.
"influence wise, I grew up listening to a lotta 90's music with my dad. We would listen to a lot of refused and death by stereo and nofx. A lotta different bands. My friends will tell you I'm probably one of the most opinionated people ever when it comes to music.
I hate a lot of modern day bands that they love. I feel like a lot of bands now a days have lost a lot of what all this was started for.
The rise of the Christian band for example. I feel like you're taking something rebellious and chaotic and making it safe. Not that I have anything against Christian bands. I'll still listen to some old underoath every once in a while. That's just an example. But too many bands worry about being as brutal as possible and not about writing well structured songs."
All Guilty is a concept record. The concept being humanities downfall brought upon by humanity itself through greed, and malevolence. The record serves as a warning. This is best summed up by the final lyric of the record,
"this world will live on. We will die out, and we all are guilty."
It was recorded in the Latshaw's basement in 10 days with engineer Dean Baltulonis.
The May 4th Massacre - with Hears Full Of Fury
All Guilty Tracklist and Info
1. Forever isn't always
2. Zombiis and beer pong
3. Remnants of my soul
4. Godfather X
5. With hearts full of fury
6. Against these changing winds
7. As they die
FOREVER ISN’T ALWAYS
All I know is I can't feel anything anymore cause I'm not real. Think of me. I hope it burns you alive and makes you sick when you think of your lies. But I hope one day you'll look back at me and remember you gave me the best times of my life. And you'll break my heart. We'll fall apart. I'm on my own. You will break my heart. It'll tear us apart and I'm on my own. My sheer happiness has turned to painful bliss when I think of all I've lost. What I hate the most is that I can't hate you because I love you forever and always (isn’t always). Silent sad screams cut at my throat are nothing but pain for me. You are nothing. I am nothing. You are nothing but painful to me. I am cursed to be alone for fucking ever and always. But forever isn't always...
ZOMBIIS AND BEER PONG
LET'S GO! Look inside my eyes and you will see that they are red. Red from when the zombiis ripped into my flesh. Fill up those cups and we'll play those fucking games. Fucking halfway up. And we'll throw those fucking balls. We'll burn their house down and the fire trucks will come and spray water on everyone. We'll throw another party again. We will remain. Until we're reminded of that one summer love. Until we see the sun again. Your love goes on and on. Until we see the sun. I got too crunk. My head was in my crotch. And every time we touched it just got harder and harder and I could feel it getting longer and longer. No we won't fight your fucking war. No we won't fight anymore.
REMNANTS OF MY SOUL
Where do I go from here? I ask as I look around this sea of dead bodies. I will not make it out alive. This is where my spirit will lie to rest. I'm all alone, only doing what I was told. Hoping to god this equals the price of my life. The most terrible skies hanging over my head. At deaths doorstep with no hope of escape. Feed me lies. Give me your best alibi. Tell me why i am forced to destroy these families. Let us leave and go our own separate ways. I have lived in fear counting down my last days. Hanging on to the final remnants I call my life, I ask one time before I die. Where will I go? What will I be? Peace on heaven or burn in hell?
WITH HEARTS FULL OF FURY
These waves won't break us down. You cannot hold us back. We will never be silent. Our fury cannot be suppressed. With our hearts and minds set against the coming storm, we can prevail over anything with our hardest tries. We're not coming back from this so we all started screaming. We will prevail with hearts full of fury.
They will burn in hell. And from the outside I'm looking in on all the hopeless. To all the ones who had no chance, you will burn in hell. We'll stop the way of the world. We’ll bring it to a halt. And burn down the system so stop! You will see me. You will recognize what I have done. As we scream, scream my name. And as we sing, sing along. ("Tell me there is a God in the serene heavens that will damn his children for the expression of an honest belief! More men have died in their sins, judged by your orthodox creeds, than there are leaves in all the forests in the wide world ten thousand times over. Tell me these men are in Hell; that these men are in torment; that these children are in eternal pain, and that they are to be punished forever and forever! I denounce this doctrine as the most infamous of lies." -Robert G. Ingersoll) The anti-Christ is the religious right. Fuck the rich to feed the poor.
AGAINST THESE CHANGING WINDS
I'm in love with the memory of who you used to be. One day soon we can finally be set free. All the wishes I made with you, none of them ever came true. I will never wish again. Now is our time to repent for what you did to me, for what I said to you, for every fucking thing you ever put me through. Why couldn't I have died when I still had you? Why couldn't I have died when you'd still look me in the eyes? Why couldn't I have died when I could still hold you with your piercing eyes looking back at me? I never knew how fast the wind can change. I never knew how fast it could turn on you. I thought you said forever. Well what does that really mean to you? These promises we made together have gone out the window forever. I never wanted to leave your unforgettable smile. My whole world is crashing down before my eyes. My sense has gone numb and my taste has gone bitter. As I sing this shallow song these stars begin to wither. These stars begin to wither away. I realize I couldn't have died because there’s still so much left for me to do.
AS THEY DIE
As they die, organize. As they die, we will rise. As I look in your eyes sadly I see burning children in agony, dead cause of the oppressive master with the thirst to kill. Americas greatest failure always and still. What was your purpose? Cheat the system, gain the right to kill. The dead children in agony. The bloodstains are frightening. As they die, organize. As they die, we must rise. As they die, no more lies. As they die, fucking rise. As they die, we will rise.