Forward Into Extinction EP

by Ballot Burner

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released August 12, 2015

Ballot Burner is
Dylan Ludwig-Guitar/vocals
Chris Jenson-Bass/backing vocals
Mitch Rogers-Drums/backing vocals

All songs written by Ballot Burner
Engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered by the “Sound Samurai” aka Justin Bender at Blue Door Studios in Regina, SK, Canada, March 2015
Front cover image is from Les Diableries, a series of early stereoscopic images published in Paris in the latter half of the 19th Century, depicting scenes of daily life in Hell. Louis Alfred Habert, Pierre Adolph Hennetier and Louis Edmond Cougny were known contributors.
Album concept by Ballot Burner
Album layout by Jason Thiry



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Ballot Burner regina, Saskatchewan

Ballot Burner is made up of veterans of the underground scene from Regina, Sk. The music is grim and bleak hardcore punk rock with influences drawn from all corners of the underground, especially crust, d-beat, and even black metal and grind. The band is dedicated to DIY ethics and progressive politics, with lyrical content aimed at different specific socio-political issues. ... more

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Track Name: Nothingness
Lost out at sea, drowning
A familiar tragedy, a dead end
When life seems too cold to survive,
I’ll take the small victories and then I’ll carry on
A cold prospect
Nothing left?
Except life itself
Track Name: Dirt Merchants
Blind ambition bleeds
Into feeble human beings
This hollow promise seems
The emptiest of dreams
So where does value lie?
The rat race, a lullaby?
You’ll pay thousands when you die
And it’ll cost your life just to survive
Dirt Merchants, forever unclean
Dirt Merchants, superfluous fiends
Track Name: Forward Into Extinction
Not just apathy, you're making things worse
Pouring salt on the wounds, constructing the hearse
Securing our fate as a pointless existence
By giving up, by giving in, you fail to transcend this
Faster, we run towards it
Head first, we choose to ignore it
Track Name: Life Hack
The desperation for validation, identity is a frail construction
Reinforcing the good old days, when what we need is their destruction
Just because that’s the way it is, doesn’t mean it’s the way it should be
Condemn yourself with ignorance, a platform for your fallacies
It sickens me endlessly
A morbid dependency
The truth is you're weakened, and I don’t believe it, no human is that stupid
You said it on record, and you know that you regret it, but we’ll never forget it
Track Name: Unholy Oath
Strike from the record the folklore once told
The sheep and the lamb freeze to death in the cold
A failed salvation, from the truth there’s no respite
Swear the unholy oath to the bringer of light
Foundation crumbled
No grounds for believing
The serpent is rising
The prophets are fleeing
The trumpets are sounding
A death march, a swan song
For ignorance, hatred
And fear of the unknown
Swear the unholy oath to the bringer of light