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by Ions And Atrophy

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These tracks capture the early stages of "Ions And Atrophy" circa (2010 - 2012)

Endless Dreams: I started writing this track after "The Angle Obscure" (My previous band, that I composed & played bass for) went our separate ways. Punk was a huge influence for me when I started playing guitar & in my early high school bands, I would write a bunch of 3 chord songs that I would tab out the guitar parts and accompanying parts in Guitar Pro. After "The Angle Obscure" I wanted to revisit those early influences but with some technical riffs peppered throughout the tune. I recall tracking all the guitars, bass & vocals for this song at my parent's place on my old Desktop PC while I was going through a bit of a phase of crashing on couches, working odd jobs & playing the occasional cover gig with my buddies from high school. Also, this was my 1st recording with Toontracks Drumkit from hell! :D

Sunrot: This track reminds me of the summer(s) of 2010 & 2011 when me and Nick Nygaard, Brett Hertzog, Tyler Olson & Ben Milke would jam these tunes (+ other unreleased tracks) in Nick's mom's garage. Nick, Brett & I recorded this song in my dad's pole shed on my old desktop over the span of a weekend, mid-summer of 2011. Also, it would be good to note that the vocals were heavily influenced by my recently acquired taste for local hip-hop at the time (Eyedea & Abilities, Slug, Mammoth, etc..)

Guitar & Bass tabs included (PDF) with your purchase & additional instrumentation is available by request!


released June 1, 2011

Mckinley Hayes: Guitar / Bass / Vocals / Composer / Producer
Nick Nygaard: Guitar on Sunrot
Brett Hertzog: Guitar on Sunrot
Tyler Olson: Bass circa 2011
Ben Milky: Drums circa 2011



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Mckinley Hayes: Composer, Guitarist & Producer

Mike Green: Lead guitar & co- producer

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Track Name: Ions And Atrophy - Sunrot

Life is symbiotic
Big is largely subatomic
Even planets, mircoscopic
Organized, systematic, sonic

Seed, plant, embryotic,
Super broadcast hypnotic,
Defected, discord, harmony,
Flaunted, repressed, fiberoptic

Cyst, gash, superphonic
Rational, insane, pshycotic
Abundant superficial mass
Focus on those phonetic phonics

Persciption, pothead, alcholic
High fructose hunger, diabolic
Placid, calm, chaotic, entropy
Decline, fertile, caustic

So tell me why do we fight
When the both want peace?
So set us free!
How can we be so oblivious to what we are?
Don't die dreaming...

Now is the time that we reach our peak!
The truth we seek...
Overrides the minds, invade, conquer, & colonize!
We'll all die dreaming...

[It feels so]
Good to...
[It's feels so]
Great to be alive..
Now die!!!

Never know the answers to
We are meant to be confused
If you seek you shall find
I have eyes but I am blind

I do not know what I see
A volumetric mess indeed
Don't look to far for what you seek
This picture is perfect incomplete

[It feels so]
Good to...
[It's feels so]
Great to be alive..
Now die!!!