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Cloud Rat Redux

by Cloud Rat

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      $10 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A new version of Cloud Rat's incredible debut, remastered with some re-records, new cover art, and including a bonus insert. Pressed on black vinyl.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Cloud Rat's debut reissued and for the first time on CD! Remastered and in some point re-recorded audio, completely new cover art, and a gorgeous digipak package.

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Black vinyl, white label. Only 5 made.

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      $100 USD or more 

     

1.
I don't need a cloud to tell me I'm alright, with the space in between. Dead, buried in the ground. That's it, there's nothing else. I don't need you to tell me I'm going to hell. Scared eyes, wet little face. Life shoved in my face. I can't stand you, I don't know you. I am a monster. Dead, buried in the ground. That's it, there's nothing else.
2.
She asked, he asked. Now they're going to bed. Just assuming takes its toll. Roll daddy roll. The bed, she says it hurts. She's starting to feel the dirt. She says she feels it, really. It just opens her eyes to the mask in her face. He's nothing but the same, and she's a different species.
3.
Trophée fille pour tous pour voir tous les à squeeze. You were the liver of Michigan, so sweet so vile. Trophy I am for all to squeeze. You made a fool out of me, a fool out of us. This setting sun will burn through your fucking flesh. I hope it burns through your breath. I hope it burns through your traps. Trophée fille pour tous pour voir tous les à squeeze.
4.
You said to me we will float away like the ships you see. Oh my heart sings to you. But you're poisoned so dark, and the fog is too thick. Should I lay with you in death? I know I should sail away alone. I watch like a hawk as you lean and fade. Does it feel good to burn away? As he filters and pierces through your skin. Sweet relief, the pain is finally gone. Hand in mouth, you shake me. You know what I'm thinking. Fuck you for thinking I would be happy. But I will sit with you and coddle the womb, I won't leave you, I won't. I won't leave you. They only sedate. They only sedate.
5.
You're upset in a dark world where we all get ignored. Where I'm subjected, you're rejected, and he doesn't want you around. My insides are coming out. Our minds are destroying themselves. The mirror is everything we think we are. Everything we are not. I am nothing. I am nothing. I poison my own body to treat myself. My body is the battleground where I hate myself. But there's nothing wrong with me. There's nothing wrong. I am something. I am. I am.
6.
7.
No hot water to cleanse my skin. Empty holes we've fallen in. Please mommy, make me clean. Give me something to eat. This trash and piss just piles up. My bed smells and I've got no socks. I was looking to you for guidance. You were living on the couch. This trash and piss just piles up. You're like a little kid. If you're so depressed, Why do you want to live?
8.
Life is fleeting death. Covered in shit, vomiting piss. Just a constant fix, my fix. Written in the book you gave me, Flowers and dead birds you drew me. After I left, I now truly believe. Life is fleeting death. Covered in shit, vomiting piss.
9.
Forefather's got a gun. Forefather love's everyone. Forefather's got a gun, Say's he'll save everyone. Why don't you love me? Why don't you want me? Forefather, lift us up. Impending doom, breaking crust. Forefather, save me please. Five years old, I'm on my knees. She barks like a dog protecting her rats. I was just thrown outside. Out with the trash.
10.
I hate love. I despise it, actually. When I wanted it, it would leave me. I can't stand it, it haunts me. Oh they all haunted me. They all haunted me. What a warped sense of mind, to tell me that everything is fine. A little at a time. It's the thing that just beats me, it beats me every time.
11.
Why you sent to me, A thought for all to see. Can I, God, get outside these lines? You are the one to design a system too complex to break. Can't I think? My life as quick as a blink. Can't I fucking think? I, God, can't get outside these lines. You are the one to design a system too complex to break. Can't I think? A system too complex to break.

about

Hard to imagine that the debut album from Michigan grind pummelers Cloud Rat is 12 years old this year. The debut, which first came out on a private press vinyl edition in 2010, has been out of print for years and sought after by collectors worldwide.

Recently the band polished the release, adding effects and guitar parts that they felt were missing from the original master. The band then passed the record to the loving hands and specialized ears of Harris Newman at Montreal's Grey Market Mastering. The new edition, dubbed Cloud Rat Redux, is sonically spectacular, capturing Madison Marshall's snarling vocals, Rorik Brooks' furious guitar work, and the blast beats from original CR drummer Adrian Manges beautifully.

Cloud Rat Redux ships in April and is pressed on high-quality black vinyl. For the first time ever, the album is also available on CD.

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released April 15, 2022

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Grindpunk band from Michigan. Hit us up at cloudratgrind@gmail.com

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