Peacemaker - Album Sampler 2012

Peacemaker were formed in London in 2010. Sam Taylor and Rich Maw- former members of Humberside death metal band Infliction- contacted former Satanic Fatwa bassist Al Lawson and embarked a musical quest. Eschewing any scene, trend or nod to what was currently in vogue, they instinctively knew they had to play: True, Old School, Doom Laden Metal. With an album of music written and rehearsed the search was on for a vocalist. Ravens Creed (and former Satanic Fatwa) frontman Al Osta was recruited from his lair in Leeds and quickly pledged his allegiance to the cause. Death to the Betrayers. Welcome to the Fifth Circle of Hell.

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The three tracks on the sampler are best explained, lyrically, as follows:

Dead Man's Keys
The song tells part of the story of a city banker who ended up hanged during a sex game. Two prostitutes, a length of rope and a dark wood at night. The lyrics seek to deal with the psychological issues behind what happened and the despair that the protagonist no doubt felt. The inspiration came about from a classic conundrum: "Did he jump or was he pushed?" In a way, the answer is probably a little of both.

Sorrow Trip
A straightforward proposition- introspection and self obsession are a huge part of modern day living. The lyrics are a close analysis of someone who has gone down a path that they should not have started on. Fate is often dismissed as an antiquated idea, but the fact is that people see their future coming and do nothing about it. Furthermore, the theme centres around an age old concern in metal; the idea of powerlessness. For other records that deal with the theme see Master of Puppets, Sad Wings of Destiny, the first six Sabbath albums and many others.

The Siberian Problem
The idea for the themes here came about after reading the famous Cliff Burton quote: "It's about huge guys marching around... huge fuckers so big they compete with buildings in size." The converse idea of Sorrow Trip- it's all about power and strength. Russia has always presented the idea of the unknown to many people in the West- it is so vast and wild. Could there be mutants out there? Could they be preparing to crush the West in all its pathetic modernity? We hope so.

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