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Into this lost existence
Fanatics control the world
Taught through torture
A numbness wandering through
Deity and darkness
I am the murderer
Consuming solitude and poverty
Choked on the sulfur of his pagan lords
An endless thirst for alter and soul
A hunger
For the throne of moral authority
To vacate when the slaves rise up
And scale the walls
Spawned from the decaying corpses
Arise the evolved
Hooves grasping and softened
Hands raised in anger
Self made moral soliger
Armed with noble purity
A taste for blood and speed
Allegiance through death and gasoline
Engineer of bathtub napalm
Peeled back scortched crust
Machine code atom splitter
Magic healer hand jobs
Slow motion killer's fire
Picked apart by vultures
Vagrancy speaks in tongues
This clever ape master warrior
Self-made crucifier
Father of the world


from Salarian Gate, released May 26, 2009
Springs, Turbeville, Welch



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Graves Of Valor Florence, South Carolina

Graves of Valor was formed in December 2005 in Florence, South Carolina, with their original name being "From Graves of Valor." After a few line-up changes, ex-Through the Eyes of the Dead members Jeff Springs, Richard Turbeville, and Dayton Cantley joined up with bassist David Hasselbring and Damon Welch to solidify the band's most recent line-up.

Their debut CD "Salarian Gate" came out in 2009.
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