The Familiar // The Decay

by Save The Clock Tower

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Tasmania’s premiere metalcore act, Save The Clock Tower, are returning with their brand new album “The Familiar // The Decay” on July 1st! The first music video for “White Cross” premiered recently through BLUNT Magazine and can be seen at youtu.be/q5FYWXzxXV4. The song hit #2 on the iTunes Metal chart and #6 on the iTunes Rock chart in Australia last week!

The stunning vision and concepts in the “White Cross” video were all brought to life through director Ben Wrigley and produced by Third Eye Visuals. They align seamlessly with the dark, devilish themes of the track, which was produced by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Born of Osiris).

Gathering influence from across punk, hardcore, metalcore and rock genres, Save The Clock Tower re-laid the foundation of their band with a mission to be meaningful as well as aggressive. The band has worked tirelessly to improve themselves and develop a very refined and professional sound that has impressed fans and critics from across Australia and brought them attention from the US and beyond.

Save the Clock Tower have supported a long line of great bands such as Alesana, Bleeding Through, Parkway Drive, Northlane, The Amity Affliction, Dream on Dreamer and have made appearances at the critically acclaimed charity event, Breath of Life Festival in Tasmania.

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released July 1, 2016

Save The Clock Tower is:
Luke Vaessen – Vocals
Joel Hallam – Guitars/Vocals
Billy Bennett – Guitars/Vocals
Owen Broad – Drums

Produced by Save The Clock Tower and David Venter
Engineered by David Venter
Drums recorded at Electric Sun Studios by Stevie Knight
Mixed and Mastered by Andreas Magnussen
Piano/Synth performed by Travis Hennessy and written by Save The Clock Tower
Bass Guitar performed by Joel Hallam and Billy Bennett
Guest Vocals on tracks 5, 6, 8 and 9 Performed by Danielle Barnett
A&R by Josh Grabelle
Album Cover by Travis Roberts
Design and Layout by Josh Grabelle

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Track Name: A Ghost Heart
As I lay here growing, the lines of my body so thin. I’ll hook my heart up to her eyes so I can see you clearly. I’m starving, I’m shaking for your touch, can you even hear me? She’s distant, you’re fevered, just please don’t you ever leave me. And while I bathe in her chest, don’t give up just yet. Nine months to shape inside this temporary home, now I feel her heart slow. Will you let her suck out my lines? Guiding me to fade away. Will you let her suck out my lines? Guiding me to fade away to a burial place. Her body rejected me, now all that’s left of me, a frail figure and a silent heartbeat. After the body’s clean, they have to scrub the seams to make room for me to sleep. An unrequited hymn that you continue to sing, even though you know there’s still nothing left. I will waste away to fear, there’s no more life residing here, I will consume misshapen bones and you’ll forever be alone. She didn’t want me so I let my heart go as they grabbed my limbs. Was I real? Tell me was I real? I will rot alone.
Track Name: White Cross
This cavity is born, let me keep you warm. This cavity it grows, let me help it slow. I’m the snake, I’m the rat in your veins. Take my hand, follow me and I’ll walk you home past these sorrowed pines. It’s light that I feed you, it’s light that you need to make you grow. Grow apart from yourself, apart from your health. I will be the one to help sharpen your teeth, you can bite at the walls ‘til you bring it down. The streets they swell with colour tonight. That sharp machine will blaze until I can call you mine and we will be one, you will be mine. For every ounce of pain, for every sad refrain, I am here residing in this silver. Your starving and your cold, your shaking for my touch. I am here, you’re all alone. The streets they swell with colour tonight. That sharp machine will blaze until I can call you mine and we will be one, you will be mine. I know you feel me in your chest, scratching at your lungs like asbestos. It’s too late, I’ll never let you go, lodged in the back of your throat. I will never let you go. This casualty is life for me, let me keep you warm. This tragedy is good for me, I will never leave.
The snake, the rat.
Track Name: Breathing For Beasts
If I could keep you warm, while you convulse around your sickening words. These plagues they swarm out of your, your fucking rotted teeth. If I could keep you sane, while you pick those scabs
that I created for you, that you create for yourself. Please, please just let me sleep. I’ve been awake so long I can’t forget your face. Trust in me that things will get better. You’ve left me alone. I could keep you centered but I can’t make it better. And it will take time, just hold tight. This’ll be the last thing you could ever imagine. You fucking liar. Liar. It will keep you sick so you can stay healthy with your fake hope. The world will swell with all of your self-assurance. It will keep you out so you can’t find your way, back to where you belong. Back to when you were young. This lonely world is starting to decay. These are the words I just can’t say. Would you please let me sleep? It’s getting harder to breathe, it’s getting harder to leave. With you clawing my back making my soul turn black. Trust in me that things will get better. You’ve left me alone. I could keep you centered but I can’t make it better. And it will take time, just hold tight. This’ll be the last thing you could ever imagine. You trust it now. I'm out of time. The relief was better than I’d ever imagined. I’ll give you my broken heart. You can feel me here and you can hear his screams. They can’t hear your silent screams through your rotted teeth.
Track Name: Kensington Ave
A wasted life, now excelled in itself. With a blade silver and chrome, he asked me to come and look inside his bones. This room has a floor in which he can’t touch. The ropes hang to keep us awake and creep at night to keep us alive. He said they creep at night to keep him alive. With a shriek so piercing he rattled the pins in his jaw. With a breath he spilled onto the floor. I let him scour the walls, his body an empty shell longing for that destined demon. His gums hurt from gnawing on the ball. I wish he would climb back from the floor, don’t feel alright anymore. All this flailing has made you weary. A new wound for the flies gathering in admiration. I keep my screams behind the gag, he keeps his breath in a glad bag. With a shriek so piercing he rattled the pins in his jaw. With a breath he spilled onto the floor. I let him scour the walls, his body an empty shell longing for that destined demon. This isn’t how he hoped his life would turn out, watching his body turn to dust. This isn’t how he hoped his life would turn out, watching his veins begin to rust. The camera captures his motion perfectly. The knot he wears around his wrist so elegantly. Face deep in the earth, far enough to meet his maker, become his life taker.
Track Name: Autobiography Of A Fever
The ground is giving way beneath me. Drooling braille bibles onto the bedspread. I’m sick despite what I tell myself. With my tailbone in my pocket, I’ll keep my heart just to stop it. Sick. The white cross beckons me to the darkest precipice. Chiselling a crack into my smile, peeling the crust from my bile. This room is a fluorescent tomb. Light bulbs mimic the hyenas croon, and I can’t find a way to leave this cement cocoon. The ground is giving way beneath me. Drooling braille bibles onto the bedspread. I’m sick despite what I tell myself. With my tailbone in my pocket, I’ll keep my heart just to stop it. Sick. White noise drills a hole in my head and I can’t move with my skin stapled to this bed. An unholy union with the burning witches dust, makes the sky vomit clouds and the clouds vomit rust. All these years, and I still can’t stand the smell of her cause you’re not in my arms. If I wake up will I remember you? Cause it’s all that I can do. When I wake up will I remember you? Cause it’s all that I can do. And all I can be is sorry. There’s no other way. When I wake up, I will remember you? Cause it’s all that I can do.
Track Name: Rungs In The Ladder
You made it out alive, you made it out with breath. Your farther than most, these pieces that you left. If this is really what you want, god damn it’s what you need. I will help you to expel the deepest, blackened seed. Your arms are black and blue but it’s nothing new, the old familiar home of the needle shine. Your contorted spine, the only relief you’ve known. Think, think about the stains that you have left. Shadows that will always haunt all of your life. I can see that demon on your arm. I can feel the hole in your heart. You don’t need it to help you forget. Where have you been? Lost somewhere between the clouds and sky. Your jaw is aching because the rock in your teeth is rotting. Don’t let it in, don’t let it grow. The faster you move the more it will choke. Don’t let it in, don’t let it in now. The faster you move the more it will choke. This is the coldest of charms and you’re still speaking in tongues. I can’t hear you, they can’t hear you. Wake up, please stop. Think, think about the stains that you have left. Shadows that will always haunt all of your life. I can see the demon on your arm, I can feel the hole in your heart. You don’t need it to help forget. Stop thinking ‘bout the stains that you have left. Shadows they won’t always haunt. Don’t need it to help you forget.
Track Name: Suneaters
We are the same and you keep holding onto your woes. Will you let this go? Can you let this go? This is the sound of the colours eating you alive. You need to let this go. You’re afraid to let it slow. This is the way we are and you have got this far. Stop keeping it down. Are your feet on the ground? This is how much we shake with every breath we take, just one more convulsion. Can we live? Keep the light you came into. Aren’t you sick of fighting? We are the ones chasing the sun. This is the way we are and you have got this far. Stop keeping it down. Are your feet on the ground? We are the same and you keep holding onto your woes. Will you let this go? Can you let this go? If you can hold on the world starts to turn. We need to savour the pain, it will save. You’re already gone. You keep feeling safe. Keep the light you came into. Aren’t you sick of fighting? We are the ones chasing the sun. Keep the light you came into. You’re already gone.
Track Name: The Familiar Decay
Hide your teeth, take us underneath. The spine you keep hardens as you sleep. You’re turning in circles again. Now you stand before me, a broken man. I will comfort you as best I can. A loving mother with a heart so broken. You are my son, you were the one, I’m screaming to hold on. You are the only one. Honestly you were my only son. You’re turning in circles again. The uncomfortable weather that you inevitably did bring with you that summer sickness that shook you from limb to limb. And I brought forward the floods that blessed your aching hands and blistered feet. I hope to never witness you roaming empty streets. You are my son, you were the one, I’m screaming to hold on. This temporary calm, you’ll find comfort in these arms. When you stood before me a broken man, I tried to comfort you but you turned and ran. And I promised that I’d never leave you but it’s hard when I can’t reach you. You’re already gone. Honestly, you were my only son.
Track Name: Here, Abaddon
I am the snake making my way through your oesophagus. Shedding my skin to weaken your larynx, covered in vomit and shit. You still look your best when you’re with me, you still look your best. I am the rat crawling through the trash that is your life. Feeding on the carcass of your unborn child. You still look your best when you’re with me, you still look your best. I am the hand that tightens around your palpitating heart. Forcing my fingers into the arteries. You still look your best. I am the hate. I am the ill ease that you feel every time you walk into a room. I’ll never leave you. I’ll tie you shut, you won’t forget. I’ve been expecting you, don’t act like you don’t recognise me. Listen close, I am the feeling that you have grown. Deep inside I come alive when you’re alone. How you feeling? How are you feeling? Sick. I’ll never leave you. I’ll tie you shut, you won’t forget. I’ve been expecting you, don’t act like you don’t recognise me. You will recognise me. Don’t recognise me. You will recognise me.
Track Name: It’s Over, These Bones Are Picked Clean
There’s a hole in the earth, the downward spiral. And we could be fed by the weight of the purest heartache. This is the end of the world. These tar soaked lungs have ripened. This should be my end,
but you won’t let go. I’m not holding on, why are you? I am the rat. This is the end of the world. These tar soaked lungs have ripened. And I’m gone right back when I felt for something that I can’t touch. I feel sick. Down to my roots, deep in the earth, so unforgiving. Without branches to bare ripe fruit. Don’t let it in, don’t let him, don’t breathe it in, don’t bring it in.