Kiss of Death (EP)

by The American Plague

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Flashback to January 2001: Shoe-gazing art rock ruled the underground with its hipster irony, FM "rock" radio squawked out the homogenized, faux-angst of nu-metal and The American Plague burst onto an unsuspecting Tennessee music scene, declaring rock 'n' roll war. With a sound described as "a fresh take on late '70s rock with punk sensibility and a metal soul," the Knoxville-based trio quickly built a loyal fan base for its decidedly southern brand of blistering hard rock that packs the power of Motörhead and Black Sabbath dousing it with the edgy intensity of the Stooges and the Ramones. But as the band is quick to point out, they like to do their own thing. "We've got our influences, but we're not trying to spin the wheels exactly like our musical heroes did, or still do," Alexander says. "If you want to hear Sabbath or Motörhead, you pay $50-$75 and go see them. If you want to get your face chewed off for five or ten bucks, come talk to us."

The steady touring has garnered The American Plague dedicated converts across the country. They've shared the stage with The Cramps, Buckcherry, 10 Years, Electric Frankenstein, Nashville Pussy, Agent Orange, Danko Jones, George Thorogood, The New York Dolls and a slew of other notable artists. "I love playing for crowds that don't expect it and expose people to new music," Alexander says. "Our goal with this band is to bring back real rock 'n' roll music, to make folks realize there's really an alternative to the 'alternative' they're used to."

The American Plague is

James Alexander - vocals, guitars
Dave Dammit - bass
Tilmon "The Ambassador" Navarre - drums


Kiss of Death

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released April 28, 2009

Recorded February 2009 at Pale Horse Studios, Holiday Hillz, Tennessee
Produced and engineered by Ryan T-Diddy Johnson
Mixing/mastering: Mike Dearing
Photo/layout: Travis "I-can't-believe-the-shit-I-do-for-free" Stevens

All songs by Jaw / The American Plague, (c) 2009 Rosebud Bayou Music, BMI.

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Track Name: Black Love
fangs in the black, piercing your soul
shiny and white, surrounded by coal
bad luck is coming, it's chasin' you down
ain't no use in runnin'
if you do, you'll be found

born to eat its own
seize your heart and soul
nowhere left to go

fangs in the black, piercing your heart
sink 'em in deep, and tear it apart
bad luck has landed, and it's here to stay
ain't no use in runnin'
ain't no use to pray

born to eat its own
seize your heart and soul
nowhere left to go

black love, bad luck
got nowhere to run, black love
bad luck
it's chasin' you down, black love
bad luck
Track Name: Dawn (Nuclear Pulse)
the sky so dark and primed to paint with fire
the stars blink back in time with dials and wires
a checklist met and systems set to go
in a single flash I left it all below

but I lie down now on unfamiliar shores
with a fate that’s mine, but focusing on yours

tell the children, "father sends his love"
and to think of me whenever they look above
don't I know you’ll do the best you can, Dawn
I’ll be watching over from beyond

the great unknown, it's beckoned me to stay
and that endless night gives way to endless day

Dawn go on, go on
just think how far I’ve come
ever closer to the sun as wings unfold
to take me home

energy, it flows from me to you
no, it just can’t stop, it has to follow through
and space and time, they intertwine beyond
will the soul remain after a shell is gone?

and I lie down now on unfamiliar shores
with a fate that’s mine but focusing on yours

oh Dawn go on, go on
just think how far I've come
ever closer to the sun as wings unfold
to take me home

we walked among the gods in the eyes of everyone
the furthest from my mind was what I would become
like waves of amber brown, out on Martian shores we touched down
no future's set in stone
I won’t be home

can you feel my nuclear pulse?
it's growing louder with every thrust

Dawn, I was so wrong
in my heart is where I long
Oh, Dawn, I was so wrong
to the stars is where I’ve gone

we walked among the gods in the eyes of everyone
the furthest from my mind was what I would become
through all the time and space
out on Martian shores, I swear I saw your face