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Updated on May 12, 2011

The Age of Chaos


    Ever since high school I've wanted to start a rock band. At first I wanted it to be a metalcore band, than I began to lean more toward melodic death metal. In the end I decided to mix the two. I've come up with dozens of names over the years for possible bands some of the names going with a certain style of music that they might play. Some of the names included:

Ashes of Eden
Internal Uprising
Eternal Upheaval
Obsidian Blade
Platypus Rex

    One night a friend of mine said something in passing that caught my attention. "Hey," I said, "What did you say just now. Repeat that for me... no, the last part... yeah! That's it, we'll call our metal band AGE OF CHAOS" ... The name stuck, it was perfect. It didn't really fit a genre which was good because at the time I was hoping to one day blend all the subgenres of metal into one Uber-Metal band. Age of Chaos could be thrash, power metal, death metal, progressive metal metalcore, deathcore, and grindcore all at the same time.

    Unfortunately I have a total of zero musical talent, I don't play any instruments and I can't sing very well. I'm fairly well versed into how to perform Cookie Monster Vocals or Death Growls as some call them but other than that I had only one skill - lyric writing. I'd been writing poetry since middle school and that poetry had turned into song writing in high school. Although I couldn't actually write the music I wrote the lyrics. From 2004 to present day I have written more than 500 sets of song lyrics. Mostly due to a lack of effort on my part the band has never materialized although at one point we almost had a guitarist and a vocalist in the line up.

    More awesomely though I didn't just do lyrics I began to do logos for the band, album covers so-to-speak. I know that using skulls is absolutely cliche in Metal but I couldn't resist. Eventually I settled into a comfortable formula using photos of hominid skulls edited to look as badass as possible with my limited photo editing skills I created more than a dozen Age of Chaos logos. I plan to post a few of those logos here in this hub but along with that consider this the first of many hubs showcasing my lyrics both for Age of Chaos and my other lyrics, poetry, etc.

    You see while most of my lyrics are written for the Metal genre I've also written quite a few that were intended to be softer stuff, alt rock, alt metal and even a few 80s rock ballad style songs. I've even down sappy romantic stuff both in metal form and in soft rock(ish) form. Recently this has led me to create a second band, well this and a fun little Facebook tag game thing I was tagged to do.

    Basically it goes like this: Go to wikipedia and click for a random article, the random article's subject is the name of your band. Find a random photo on Flickr or some other such website and that is your background. Use the last three or four words of a random quotation from quotationspage.com as the name of your album. This is what I came up with:

Rushworth - My Second Fake Band

At first I thought I would create this image and that would be it but, this may come as a surprise, I was pretty bored writing pure Metal lyrics all the time. Sure I love Metal but I've written 500 songs now, things are getting kinda repetitive as far as subject matter and structure. I decided it would be fun to use Rushworth as a second band, a side-project to experiment with.

Rushworth, unlike Age of Chaos, is not really a metal band. Rushworth, I decided, is more of a southern-rock post-grunge heavy metal group. I imagine them as a sort of Three Doors Down meets Black Stone Cherry meets Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. There is definitely metal blended in buts its there in balance forming a unique blend of the soulful sort of southern rock ballad singing of a band like Black Stone Cherry and the death growls of something like As I Lay Dying or Maylene and the Son's of Disaster's Dallas Taylor.

So far there are six songs written for Rushworth. I'll post one here, the album title track essentially. All Caps denotes Death Growl vocals:

Past Finding Out

I find this time you crossed the line
Once more you've betrayed my trust
But unlike before you tried to hide
The truth that is now before my eyes

THERE'S NO WAY TO APOLOGIZE!
We're way past finding out!
THERE'S NO WAY TO HIDE YOUR SECRET LIFE!
I can see through the veil now!

How could you lie and break this bond
We built this world with our own love
My passion used to be burn so bright
When I was lost inside your eyes

But now I find myself very afraid
My heart is shattered, hands that shake
What will I do with all this rage?
Now that it's too late to fix this thing.

THERE'S NO WAY TO APOLOGIZE!
We're way past finding out!
THERE'S NO WAY TO HIDE YOUR SECRET LIFE!
I can see through the veil now!

THE LIES BECOMING CLEARER!
LOOK INTO THE BROKEN MIRROR!
SEE THE FRACTURED WORLDS OF DECEPTION!
AS YOU SINK INTO A DARKENED REFLECTION!

(awesome music interlude)

I find this time you crossed the line
Once more you've betrayed my trust
But unlike before you tried to hide
The truth that is now before my eyes

THERE'S NO WAY TO APOLOGIZE!
We're way past finding out!
THERE'S NO WAY TO HIDE YOUR SECRET LIFE!
I can see through the veil now!

THERE'S NO WAY TO APOLOGIZE!
We're way past finding out!
THERE'S NO WAY TO HIDE YOUR SECRET LIFE!
I can see through the veil now!

THE LINES BECOMING CLEARER!
LEAVE ME HERE TO MY BROKEN HEART!
SEE THE RUINS YOU LEFT BEHIND YOU!
AS YOU WALK INTO THE DARK!

(fade out with awesome music)

I know that most of my hubs have dealt with religion and atheism but I plan on posting some of my lyrics for both bands here for your enjoyment, critique, etc. It should go without saying but the preceding content (with the exception of that weird picture I randomly used for Rushworth's album cover) is my intellectual property. So there you have it, a summary introduction to my two fake bands. Rock on \m/


List of All My Songs

The following is a list I've compiled of all the songs I've ever written. I wish I had the musical talent required to make more than the lyrics. If any title leaps out and you would like to read the whole song let me know in the comments.


2004-2006:

1. Nothing but a Slave
2. Shadow
3. Frail
4. Queen
5. Welcome Back (a history lesson)    
 6. If I was someone else
7. Resting in Pieces (It‘s been so long)
8. PLAYING MY SPINE
9. FIGHTING EVIL (Collateral)
10. Hazel Eyes
11. You Will Burn
12. EMPTY EYES
13. Event Horizon
14. EVERYTHING IS FINE
15. Every Action a Consequence
16. Don’t Let Me Fall
17. Arrival
18. ENCLOSURE
19. Life’s Blood
20. When Your Fears Come Alive
21. THESE EYES
22. FAILED DIPLOMACY
23. FROZEN TO THE QUIET
24. Drowned Out
25. DIM DUSK
26. Enough
27. BLUDGEON THE DARK
28. MORE THAN A PIECE OF ME
29. TOXIC TONGUE
30. GET DIGGING
31. ALL FALL DOWN
32. ONE LAST EMBRACE
33. So Much as a Glimpse
34. There’s Nothing Left
35. Primeval
36. Downplayed
37. Quietly Away
38. All Because
39. This Drum
40. Failure to Thrive
41. Running Blind
42. Unlocking Love
43. I Don’t Have the Strength
44. Hidden Tragedy
45. Malicious Intent
46. Footfall
47. City Called Abandoned
48. ORPHAN
49. Megaton     
50. Ignition
51. Gone Missing
52. World of Wax
53. Scapegoat
54. El Dorado Lost
55. Release From Twilight
56. Stolen Cuts
57. Exiting My Skin
58. Enticing Apathy
59. One Tear
60. PARASITE
61. The Infirmed
62. CELESTIAL
63. Symphony of Lies
64. MALADY
65. Embers of the Fall (Ashes of Eden)
66. Hidden Wounds
67. Minus Remorse
68. SONS OF THE TWILIGHT MOON
69. Feeding the Wound, Reloading the Gun
70. Might as Well Bleed
71. The Sun Still Shines
72. Silent Words
73. One Grain of Truth has yet to Fall
74. IGNEOUS
75. Wasting Away in my Youth
76. I Am Poisoned
77. Empty and Malleable
78. PROLETARIAT
79. Shrine to the Hollow
80. Escape Velocity
81. PROTECT THE ARCHETYPE
82. Empire of Lies
83. Leviathan Rising
84. The State Is Not God
85. Saving All the Stardust
86. The Miniscule Conflagration
87. ONCE AGAIN
88. I Want a Girl with Character
89. Revenge Belongs To You
90. Majority Rules
91. Bleedingly Old Disease
92. A Whisper in a Dreamscape
93. Permanent Silence’s Certainty
94. Redemption’s Deadline
95. What’s Left?
96. Luminosity
97. Did I Fabricate This Electricity? (An 80s Rock Love Ballad)
98. Too Much of A Good Thing
99. Through Eclipse
100. Watch Out For Shrapnel
101. Invertebrate
102. Cabin Fever
103. The Crimson Hour
104. Universal Pictures
105. Me, & What I’ve Left of You


FROM 2007-2009:

106. The Ultimate Fence Sitter
107. Nothing To See
108. The End of Politics
109. Fake the Famous Words
110. SPIRIT MOUTH: Blind
111. Nothing But Reflections
112. To Cut the Strings that Bind, and Bleed as You Bleed Dry
113. Burial of the Soul
114. Congestion
115. Cupid’s Betrayal
116. The Wounds Are Too Deep
117. The Tide
118. IDEALS OVER APATHY
119. Beneath the Crimson Moon
120. The Perfect Shattering Dream
121. While I Was Asleep
122. Somnolent Suffocation
123. Let Me Love Again
124. Barren
125. Things Just Got Away
126. Drown, Frozen, Suffocated
127. Forgotten Hearts
128. At the Mercy of the Girl
129. Now and Later
130. Never Mind (The Tempest)
131. Invisible Cell
132. Folly of Fools
133. I Have Gone Blind
134. Hollow Veins
135. The Fallen Ones
136. Day of Revolt
137. What was Once a Burning Flame
138. Echoes of My Past
139. Something I've Come Down With
140. Fists of Resistance
141. She's Like
142. The Moon is Red
143. Unravel
144. Resonate
145. Get Ready
146. Illumination
147. Wake Up
148. Megiddo
149. One Final Song
150. Shards of Darkness
151. Then Came the Reaper
152. Under the Blood Red Sea
153. The Things I Said To You
154. Under the Weight of Her Spell
155. I Can’t Wait
156. My Faded Heart
157. ALIEN
158. Barely Breathing In
159. System of Darkness
160. Empty, but Alive
161. Bring our Brothers Home! (Anti-War Song)
162. Both Eyes Shut
163. Haunting Visions
164. STAND AGAINST
165. Stand Up, Wake Up
166. Darkness Beyond
167. Another Hollow Night
168. Truth is so Futile
169. The Time Has Come
170. Foolin’ Around (Shreds and Pieces)
171. Quiet Killers
172. Breathing Shallow
173. So Cold Beneath My Skin
174. The Way That She Breathes
175. A Thousand Souls
176. THE DEAD PLANET
177. The Strangle Box
178. Bleeding Underneath
179. The Road Before Me
180. Here in Oblivion
181. Sparks of My Shattering Heart
182. Boomerang Blade
183. Stain-Glass Deception
184. I Know I’m Free
185. Only Reflections
186. The Cell
187. Precipice of Destruction
188. For the Lost Cause
189. Fallen Angel of Old
190. The Bible Song (Satire)
191. And I Will Return
192. Toward the Exit
193. LET IT NOT BE SAID (War Protest Song)
194. Automatons of Wickedness
195. Beyond it All
196. Shards Beneath the Skin
197. Break Me
198. HAUNTED SHORE
199. Hook, Line, and Sinker
200. Frozen in the Mist
201. With Idle Hands
202. Forsaken World
203. The Great Equalizer
204. Running On Empty
205. Lady Death
206. Only One Thing (80s Rock Ballad)
207. But It’s Just Fine
208. Torrential Flames
209. Lead me Down
210. Consuming Me
211. THAT NIGHT, AGAIN
212. The King of Fools
213. Razor Eyes
214. IN THE NIGHT
215. In This Place
216. RIDE OUT THE STORM
217. No Purchase Necessary
218. Mist and the Midnight Sky
219. From Hags to Bitches
220. Epicenter of Epiphany
221. Voices of the Damned
222. Here in the End
223. I’m Ready To Know
224. Dear Mister Nihilist
225. Inevitable Entropy
226. Not a Scratch
227. Shards of the Past
228. IGNITE
229. Angels Seldom Sleep
230. Devoured By the Falling Night
231. Instinct Pulse
232. One Man is An Island
233. Revenge is a Beast
234. OUTLAST
235. Deeper Into the Dark
236. The Internet Debate Song
237. Lulled to Sleep by Deceit
238. Let that Fire Burn
239. Labyrinth
240. The Wind to Wipe Away Your Tears
241. Let’s Bury You and the Hatchet Too
242. That’s When You Came Along
243. Defy the Gods Against the Odds
244. So Twisted in Your Head
245. Baptized in Metal
246. Not One Tear
247. The New Beginning
248. On Serpents and the Shedding of Skin
249. Loss of Patience
250. Secret Fire from Beyond
251. A Sleeping World
252. The Walls Under Your Skin
253. As the Sun Fades
254. UNTIL ASH IS ALL THAT’S LEFT
255. Keep them Asleep
256. This is the Age of Chaos
257. INSOMNIA
258. None Shall Bow
259. Between Here and Hell
260. SLAUGHTER TOMORROW
261. With Heart Frozen
262. Imperial Fangs
263. The Undead Horde
264. Just a Little Longer
265. Unchanging Humanity
266. Fists of Resistance (re-written)
267. Perilous Underworld
268. UNFORGIVING DAMNATION
269. The Truth
270. The Void Within
271. As The Pendulum Swings
272. Retaliatory Measures
273. Abyss of Chaos
274. Forsaken Faces
275. I Decide
276. Subhuman Transhumanists
277. OBLIVIOUS
278. Rising Tide
279. WE BETRAY
280. Ready to Go
281. When the Nerves Finally Snap
282. THE ONE WITHIN
283. Devoured in the Flame
284. Icy Love
285. The Soul of the World
286. The Affliction Lives
287. Where Angels Fall
288. Entombed in Living Death
289. Decimating Apathy
290. The Day of Disconnect
291. FALSE DUALITY
292. WANDERER
293. The Machine Stops
294. You Will Find
295. Vengeance of the Dying Earth
296. The Secrets Of
297. Devastating Spell
298. ERA OF LIES
299. Where my Brothers Fell
300. MORE THAN MORTAL
301. We Are the Parasites
302. SOMNAMBULENT SHEEP
303. ALL THESE DAYS
304. It Breathes Beneath
305. Last Organic
306. Devour the Darkness.
307. One Hundred and Eight
308. Impulse and Apathy
309. Shattering Illusions
310. Erosion of the Sovereign Self
311. And Slowly We Die
312. Silence is Golden
313. On the Manufacture, Marketing and Sale of Slavery
314. Sign of the Dotted Line
315. The Constant Chrysalis
316. Spiritual Insomnia
317. Pitch-Fork Plague
318. The Phantom
319. Primal Plague
320. All the Blood Like Ash Within My Veins
321. Terrorists Live in White Houses
322. Left in the Dark
323. Malignant
324. Flock of Followers
325. Technological Zombification
326. Venture Beyond Infinity
327. Decimated by the Desolate One
328. We Sleep
329. Pacific Dark
330. ALIVE
331. Ignition of the Indomitable
332. Absolute Zero
333. Don’t Shed a Tear for this World
334. Painfully Obvious

2010:

335. Back to Life
336. The Punishment Awaiting Me
337. Cosmos
338. Return to Nothingness
339. Nothing Remains
340. Carriers
341. Bleeding Tension
342. Paradise Burns
343. Too Far From Heaven
344. Ashes of Anarchy
345. Tool of Deception
346. Final Leap
347. Brand New Monster
348. Torch of Truth
349. The Thin Line
350. White Wash
351. Thus Rises the Beast
352. This Monster I am
353. Another Day
354. Fruitful Multiplication
355. Man Down
356. Your Voice Echoes On
357. Symphony of Stars
358. Depraved
359. Drawing Lines
360. One Toxic Kiss
361. The Air Tonight
362. Fallen Heroes
363. Intravenous
364. Slumbering
365. Eon of Darkness
366. Of Eras Past
367. New Renaissance
368. Fatal Temptation
369. Geyser of Gore
370. Born of Annihilation
371. Escaping Sleep
372. Before the Storm
373. Let’s Make a Deal
374. Magnificent Desolation
375. Decapitate the Cult
376. I Begin to Know
378. Reborn in the Storm
379. Thoughts of Eternity
380. Darkness Motivates Us
381. Aura of Weakness
382. The Point of No Return
383. Ghost of What Offends
384. DEVOUR
385. Ignorance Denied
386. Persephone
387. Only in the Dark
388. Less than Alive
389. Beauty in Entropy
390. Crank it Up
391. Serpentina
392. Away with Words
393. Through Dwindling Days
394. Darkness and Redemption
395. Darkness is Bliss
396. Disaster Inevitable
397. Splitting Skies
398. Pure Intentions
399. Missing Deeds
400. The Wraith Lives
401. Above Destruction
402. The Final Moment
403. The Doomsayer Song
404. The Machine is Not the Enemy
405. Within the Cave
406. The City of Lights
407. Revenge for the Innocent
408. Minds Greater
409. Shadows of What Was
410. Silent Fire
411. Flesh Machine
412. The Only Thing I Know
413. Dead End Dreamer
414. Done Walking the Line
415. NEVERFREE
416. Who’s Running America?
417. Bad Blood
418. Tin Man
419. Atlas Shrugged
420. Inside the Emptiness
421. With Feeling
422. Shades of Gray
423. Join the Dead
424. Radiance
425. Beyond the Grave
426. Entombed Cocoon
427. Feed her to the Beast
428. Existential Dread
429. It Begins with Broken Forms
430. Mirror Image
431. Transform the Destination
432. Self Sabotage
433. This Loveless Void
434. AWAKEN
435. C-Harlot
436. I Awake Alone
437. Beneath the Storm
438. This Dark Age
439. LEGION
440. Voice of Deception
441. Days of the Damned
442. The Ancients
443. Throwing up Worms
444. City Gates
445. Midnight Tonight
446. The Final Plague
447. Baseless Belief
448. Powerless Surrender
449. Thirst for Doom
450. Serpent Serenade
451. Discordant Harmony
452. Predator and Prey
453. Stars Above, Battle Below
454. I Am Eternity
455. This is the End
456. A Little Taste
457. The Hunt
458. Submit to the Need
459. The Cage I'm In
460. Vivid
461. Those Who Survived
462. Elegant Desolation
463. Hellfighter
464. Broken Armageddon
465. Taste of Deception
466. The Choice is Mine
467. Shadow Key
468. Dead End Closing In
469. Back in Line
470. Blood of the Horde
471. Rest for the Reaper
472. Feast of Hell
473. Shores of Life
474. Before the Sunrise
475. Feed the Impulse
476. Cry of the Damned
477. Dragon's Treasure
478. In the Hands of the Forgotten
479. The Only Sin
480. Indwelling Absent Minds
481. Caught up in Reality
482. Lean on Me
483. Trying to Help
484. Isle of the Cyclops
485. Knee Deep in the Dead
486. The Truth is Six Feet
487. Dead to Deeds
488. The End of Twilight
489. Black Night - Red Dawn
490. WORTHLESS
491. Eden Falls By Dawn
492. Birth of the Wraith
493. Fountain of Youth
494. Ideas Are Immortal
495. Empty Endeavors
496. Any Last Words
497. Before I End the World
498. Here Beneath the Moon
499. Empty Delusions
500. Against Erosion
501. Less Than Yourself
502. Seventh Song
503. No Rest for the Lonely
504. I Have Always Been Alone
506. The Truth Would Do Us In
507. Flash and Burn

2011-

508. All Her Aspirations
509. The Tenacity of Ideas
510. Beyond the Shadows
511. The True Serpents
512. The Burial
513. REACH
514. Pariah Prime
515. Closer to Utopia
516. Bones and All
517. Stellar Fragments
518. The Silence Dissipates
519. Manufactory of Echoes
520. Abyssal Descent
521. Solar Discipline
522. Setting Sands
523. Process of Elimination
524. Asphyxiation of Soul
525. Don't Deny the Fire
526. Museum of What I Once Was
527. Self Immolating
528. Arrogance Becomes Us
529. Rushworth
530. Star Gone Wrong (Rushworth)
531. Abyssal Beloved (Rushworth)
532. Past Finding Out (Rushworth)
533. Monuments to this Paradox (Rushworth)
534. Kindred Destruction (Rushworth)


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      Ibrahim 2 years ago

      People noarlmly pay me for this and you are giving it away!

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      Lela 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Art is whatever you want it to be. Professionals just get paid for it.

      I think there may be a list of who buys song lyrics. You may get a ton of rejections if you go this route, but then again, you may hit the jackpot. After you have sold one song lyric, you can get an agent to go out and sell other lyrics you've written.

      There is a list called "The Writer's Market" and if I'm not mistaken it lists markets for song writers too. I'm sure there are some online guides for songwriting and submission.

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      Titen-Sxull 6 years ago from back in the lab again

      I wish I did this professionally but as of right now its just a hobby. I'd love to be a ghost writer of lyrics for the music industry but I haven't a clue how I'd go about getting into that sort of thing.

      As for the graphics I made them using Photobuckets free editing and random photos of hominid fossil skulls. So definitely not professional :D

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      Lela 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Be sure to post a copywrite notice! Someone will surely steal these excellent ideas.

      Do you do graphics and lyrics professionally? Perhaps you should.

      I would like to see "Ashes of Anarchy" and perhaps tie it to my hub about the Sons of Anarchy show which I love.