The Ascetic

by Ire Wolves

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released April 22, 2014

Michael Trepanier - guitars, vocals
Dustin Fennessey - bass, vocals
Tim Simmons - drums

Produced by Ire Wolves and Ryan Rusch
Recorded by Ryan Rusch at the Weight Room
Mastered by Dave Hill



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Ire Wolves Duluth, Minnesota

Based in the frigid north of Duluth, MN - Ire Wolves is a band that was started by 3 musicians that were at the end of their previous music projects. Formed in 2011 (originally under the name Soma), the trio realized an immediate creative chemistry and began forming their sound. Having recently recorded their first album in the spring of 2014, the group looks to a busy 2014 and beyond. ... more

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Track Name: Enduring Molasses
There is a struggle you must endure. Way through the narrow path - strive to ensure your slow death. There is a promise that carries your fate. The breathe is enduring molasses. A vanity served, a slow death. Rites of passage will in time - send you there. Astral projection realized - take me there.
Track Name: Beholden to None
Clean the wound to feel alive. Went so deep I found a God inside. There's another one there below. Broken wings and blackened throne. Praise a God. Praise it all. Lo and behold, your only hope. Lo and behold; you're a God. Cleaned the wound and felt alive. Found a God and found a lie. Found salvation there below. A fallen son to cleanse the soul. Lo and behold, your only hope. Lo and behold; your God. All my life I have wasted time, I have sent my praise below.
Track Name: All Lives Must End
Lives of Siddhartha exchanged for one. Breath of the Buddha, strength of our fates, In this deliverance, aligned from strife. It manifests. End of toil and struggle. Struggle on. All lives must end.
Track Name: Yune
Arise royal son from privilege given. Pleasures of the flesh, towers golden. A weight to denounce, dethroned by will's own. Shelter of forest - true path taken. This matters not.
Track Name: The Ascetic
These wasted days in an ascetic haze. Lay and meditate. Vain depreciates. Shame, holy shame. An eternal reign. Hailed ritual; shame ritual. Veil - a holiness unhinged. Shame - withered in hell that I made. Feast - accept the grains lent thee. Change - gathered in the shade of death.