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The first release by DAGACAC. Demonstrim means demonstration in Albanian.

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released September 10, 2011

Music, words, recording, mixing, mastering and artwork by A. Vieille.

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Drums As Guns And Chords As Cries Chalon Sur Saône, France

Drums As Guns And Chords As Cries is a solo project by a french guy (me) that was created in summer 2011.
The style is changing depending on the albums, but it's basically a mix of post hardcore, noise, screamo...
My former band split due to distance, and i missed creating music, so i began doing my own stuff all alone.
It's not made to be mainstream, but to fit my tastes ! Hope some guys enjoy !
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Track Name: Bricks
Those landscapes are only made of bricks on which the sound is bouncing like if it was just trying to escape...
Despite it seems to be a non-sense the surviving minds became even better.
They learned to use the darkness which had made them all sick to sculpt the waves and record on tape the roots of a new kind of hearts...
Track Name: Glass
You lay there transparent and still.
Light glows and finds its way through you.
When the sun sets, you no longer have this feeling to be empty.
You stare at the skies and think :
"May this scene fulfill me for years to come !"
And you really believe it...
And you know it won't help, but this faith is keeping you alive, so you accept.
May this help me to stand this life !
But when the end of this interlude only brings pain as usual, remember that life is an optical illusion.
Track Name: The Black Heartbeats Part 1 : Rain
Watch your sons, the rain's to come!
Everything we used to love shall be wiped away.
In the clay you will rest and only will remain death.
Something is flying above our trembling heads that feels like a threat and keeps hiding the day.
So how could we even see tomorrow?
Track Name: The Black Heartbeats Part 2 : Storm
Flooded by this wet air that is drowning you from inside, you walk as fast as possible with this powerful wind hitting you.
Is there any shelter around ?
Your mind is so focused on fear and survival that you can't even remember how all this happened.
It's unbelievable this place one day felt so secure, sweet and lovely.
Now the remaining people cannot hope for any rest, and to stay alive they have to do their best.
A single mistake and you're dead, drowned, eaten, fallen, starved...
This is the only choice you still have.
Free will is a luxury we cannot afford anymore.
Track Name: The Black Heartbeats Part 3 : Dawn
Feel the sunbeams on your forehead.
Keep your eyes closed to preserve them.
This light is too intense by far and you already feel sunburns are coming.
Using your hand as a protection you exit your precarious shelter you made with all the debris found near, to look around and evaluate the situation.
The sun is at last piercing the ashes clouds and only lighting a small area around.
That's lucky the sun woke you up so that you can get a better idea of the surroundings grounds.
All the area is covered by snow expect for the places the sun lighted in which there is a dark gray mud swallowing your feet at each step.
You're standing on a hill but darkness isn't allowing you to see further for instance.
The clouds move and the light rays follow their route above earth.
The shadows are slowly regaining their hold on your territory and the cold cuts your breath at the moment the light quits you.
Fighting the fear, you wait and stand to see the ground ahead.
All you can see is mud and snow.
You can only guess former houses or buildings are lying under the bumps, and floor lamps are now licking the surface.
"No hope this way", you think.
"Better be patient..."
Track Name: The Black Heartbeats Part 4 : Vagrancy
You check your bag not to forget anything because today (or tonight, who can say ?) you decided to leave this place and try to reach the closest town.
Your supplies were low and it looked like the last solution not to starve.
It is supposed to be about fifty kilometers away, so you hope to reach it in fifteen hours.
Here is the first step to a better tomorrow, or at least you hope.
The worst part is to keep the azimuth.
With all this snow and ashes covering the roads and buildings it's very complicated, with this small flashlight, to guess the way.
The best part is that hopefully nothing is going to slow you down.
The wind is blowing on your back and even goes through your winter coat.
Sometimes it is so fast that you almost lose control and fall in the gray snow.
Now the scarf you wear on your face is becoming solid because of the ice.
You feel the bite of cold harder at each step but you know you have to keep on walking or the frost will eat you whole.
Meters are slowly passing and you think each one is a victory in this war against death.

It was the best option you had.
Finding a supermarket won't be hard once you get in this kind of promise land so you really have to walk and stand.
Kilometers are passing and you feel your energy is almost all gone.
Your feel no more pain in your fingers which you think isn't good sign at all.
Plus if the batteries in your lamp get too cold, it will be black once for all.
Here there is a crack in the snow, too big to be jumped over, so you decide to go to the right because the ground is going down this way.
After some time walking along the crack you finally reach a place where is stops.
Seems the spot to cross, and you go.
Confusion is reaching your mind ; you hope you're not lost...
Panic is infiltrating your brain ; you will never get anywhere safe...
Track Name: The Black Heartbeats Part 5 : Hunger
Your hesitating steps are leading to a kind of pillar.
This kind of hill dozen meters high is not looking natural.
You cannot believe your eyes.
It seems that you made it, you're in town.
You suddenly think about the easy it was to get there when everything was still "normal" and quiet.
"It's just an half an hour ride", you used to say...
So still with your robotic walk, you come closer.
This first building is completely covered by debris so you go further with your very last strength.
This tower seems to have protected the buildings behind and in the end you see, emerging from the ground, the very top of a sign.
A new force is now speeding your walk.
Trying to find the doors is useless whereas climbing to the roof is easy.
Seeking an opening, your light passes quickly over foot prints !
It seems that you weren't the only one having the idea to come.
Following this track you find a broken window, from which is coming a terrible smell.
Pointing the flashlight to the dark inside, the chaos reveals :
Twisted shelves are mixed with empty card boxes and numerous different kinds of trash.
Looking further, you discover dead human bodies laying in uncommon positions under card.
Finally you understand your try was ridiculous.
With so many people in the city, the supplies had no chance to stay intact...
Some mad hunger feeling comes back to your mind.
Need to eat something or you will fall soon for good...
In the city you will certainly find a shelter.
Go, as quick as you can, small man.
Track Name: The Black Heartbeats Part 6 : Abandon
I am the god that left you.
Satisfied, I followed your track till the very end.
I am so proud you made it this far...
So proud of you, son.
You may ignore this, but you are the last living man on this planet, and your flame vacillates, revealing your state to my conscience.
This is funny to consider that you, isolated and unaware like you were, made it further than governments and their army who had huge stocks «just in case» and never managed to use these...
So here it ends, with the life slowly exiting this sad shell your body is...
Thanks for the entertainment you provided me.
This playground is now terminated and I wonder what will be my next occupation!
There are still so many things to try...
As I planned, mankind did not survive themselves.
Of course, I had to make things a bit quicker to stop this annoying battle.
I have to say I am kind of surprised this comedy lasted so long.
Thousands of planets are now waiting for me, so please excuse me for leaving you already.
I am glad having met you, son...
Is this really possible?
Am I dreaming or God just spoke to me?
So our God made us fall after playing with us a while?
Funny to think our whole history is just a game for him. Come back, lord!
You were supposed to help us find the salvation, not destroy us!
Come back, please!
I hate you so much for what you have done to us!
I hate you!
If only I could destroy you...
If only you could disappear with your children...
Damn you! Shame! Am I really the last one here? Shit, shit, shit...
I'm dying and all I feel is hate... Good bye world, good bye life... My time has come...