Initiation (Preview EP)

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The "Initiation preview EP" was released to promote Initiates forthcoming 2015 double disc LP "Initiation". The first 5 songs released make up the first half of the "rock" disc. Initiates will further expand the sound of their rock universe on the LP as well as delivering a 2nd "melodic" disc in 2015.

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released November 2, 2014

Credits:
Initiates are: Stevie Kincade & Josh Weir
Lyrics by Stevie Kincade
Music by Initiates
Guitar, Bass, Drums & Keys by Josh Weir
Keyboard & Vocode effect on "Blackhearted" by Untested Methods
Cello on Demise by Anat Nevo
Violins on Demise by Maria Gregoryeva & Davey Copland
Piano on "Turn out the light" by Kris Oprisch
Lap & Pedal Steel Guitars on "Turn out the light" by Tommy Detamore & Smokey Fennell
Mixed and Mastered by Josh Weir

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Initiates are a rock duo from Penrith in the western suburbs of Sydney Australia.
Vocals and Guitar by Stevie Kincade. Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys, Mixing and Mastering by Josh Weir

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Track Name: Torn Apart
V1: So take your medicine and don’t you mind the taste Get it in one gulp or you’ll be disgraced
There’s a poison in you; There’s an antidote; That you don’t have the time to find before you choke

C: You don’t want to seem torn apart so you reach for the stars once more You're down to your last chance
You could show complete disregard for the secrets you've harbored close; It’s time to let it go

V2: If you knew me better then you’d know by now that my best behaviour wasn’t going down
There’s a price to pay for your grave mistake; It’s going to cost you more than you're prepared to pay
Repeat Chorus
C2: Seen our growth severely retarded I fear we have started slow down to our last chance
So come salute the dearly departed our feelings are harbored close It’s time to let em go
Track Name: Blackhearted
Fire your complaints, List all the mistakes
You know you cant hesitate to say Whatever it takes
To show your disdain I am invulnerable to shame
It’s more of the same, I’m tired of the game
I am blackhearted to your ways
File your complaints let me feel the hate
I am now starting my escape

V1: It’s stronger than it was before, an aching pulse of doubt Is throbbing like an open wound
Your rage has caught you out You clearly took it all for granted;
Lately I have seemed displaced you gave your will up so easily;
I thought I’d see some fight in you but you caved in quick
To an easy distraction and we’re not asking for much these days

C1: Just more of the same so fire your complaints Don’t be half hearted in your criticisms made
And I’m not to blame I’ll never change I am black hearted and defanged

V2: Mopping up the drops of blood your ego died a little death
No one knows the shame you felt, you should lay that burden down
Ya we’ll burn it on the bonfire of bad ideas
And you can try to even the score but you know by now where it falls apart
It’s right when we were taking off gone and shot yourself in the foot again This time we’re hobbling over the finish line for
Repeat Chorus 1
C2: And you will explain that things never change But you were half hearted in your praise
The more that I cave into your complaints Find I’m disinterested in living like a slave
And I’m here to play whatever the stakes I have just started my escape
Instro
Fire your complaints, List all the mistakes
You know you cant hesitate to say Whatever it takes
To show your disdain I am invulnerable to shame
It’s more of the same, I’m tired of the game
I am blackhearted to your ways
File your complaints let me feel the hate
I am now starting my escape
Track Name: Demise
Find me a reason and I will come alive Seem to see something new each time you open your eyes
So find that desire kindle the embers inside Set it alight
And torch through the wreckage of your mind hide your unsightly blemishes
V2: Seem to see your purpose but still you felt confined
Silently cast your lot in with the desperates in decline
Rise to your challenge Play out the game
Regain your balance Your not the same ya you're flailing
C: Its the end of an era The end of your line We cast it all aside
Kicking and screaming last gasp to breathe in Decline of the tyrant
You've seen your own demise
You've’ seen your own demise

B: All you’ve know overthrown unbeknown set in stone All you’ve known overthrown
V3: Your cardinal sin was speaking, speaking out of turn. I’ll sit and watch these ashes simmer until they burn
on down to the ground your spell was broken blood was spilled you felt your whole world
Slip through your fingertips, your grips not holding up you fall into the nothingness
V4: Cast out blacklisted, practised at perfecting it Rejected and despised you're finally with the times
Cognizant, all of it caught up in the flaws
You pick apart the broken promises - embracing the ridicule
Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Pitchfork
Pitchfork
V1: The cause of your misery remains a mystery I feel you drifting out to sea I’ll string you along
What were you thinking? Such a delinquent. You should stop speaking until you work out where you went wrong
So move on, ya its gone you played your part
V2: Rise to your knees kid its time to feed it. This hunger you're feeling. Will gnaw at you til you put it down
What have I paid for shed blood sweat and tears for I’d like to breathe more I can't seem to find a way out
There’s no doubt I’m devout I got so high can’t find my way down
Instro
V3: You like to bitch more wielding your pitchfork stir up a shitstorm The devil in you makes you feel good
And you should You got so high can't find your way back down
Your renowned for prostituting out your greatest treasure, whatever
Bridge
It’s too late to turn back once your world starts going crazy.
I don’t want to stand there turning grey I want something to change
It’s too late to turn back once your world starts going crazy.
I don’t want to stand there turning grey I want something to change

Stir up a shitstorm you like to bitch more wielding your pitchfork
Track Name: Turn out the light
V1: Caught in a lie now I’ve seen the other side of you. I held my breath I’m torn in two but that’s alright
Sneak that one by Your sleight of hand was quite demanding
You had a chance to seal your lips but you couldn’t resist
Your secret’s safe Don’t ever let them say that I would breathe a word but I don’t have to like it
C1: So put out the light I’m not coming home The light
In the darkness of your mind. Try to calm your nerve tonight. You can’t buy a saviour

V2: Sign of the times You like to drive yourself over the edge
The lion’s share of blame was dealt to your acolytes
And dying like flies you’ve come to idolise a skyward rise
You find you stand on shaky ground but your mesmerised
It’s an easy mistake for a shameless fool to make You won’t forget one single truth you can’t escape

C2: So turn out the light when you're all alone tonight
In the stillness of your mind Time to light the fire inside
Try to change your fortune
Whoa Whoa You can’t buy a saviour

V3: Try to inspire the tired old mind inside of you I find that I’m devising proof that I’m satisfied
Politely enraged but your eyes give you away there are a million things to say you're playing with a fire tonight
It’s a comforting fate to sink into a haze of blankness You get to choose the way this story ends
Repeat Chorus 1 and 2