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released February 28, 2015

Produced by Adriano Rodrigues and Louis Henn
Recorded at Burning Tone Studios
Mixed and Mastered by Louis Henn, Burning Tone Studios
All Music and Lyrics written by Adriano Rodrigues
All Drums written by Ferdi Groenewald
Photography by Seema Allie and Taariq Sepstar
Design by Vinci Illustration and Design.

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Zombies ate my Girlfriend Cape Town, South Africa

Zombies ate my Girlfriend was formed in Cape Town South Africa 2012. A high energy modern metal band with a penchant for social commentary and the human journey.

Down in the dirt where the best hope for the worst, hail the disaster.
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Track Name: Appropriate Hate Crimes
Kill kill kill like a fucking disease, and rend this earth onto its knees
When enough’s not enough, it’s lurking inside you and me
Kill kill kill like a fucking machine, the conqueror that lies within
Our game was always up, the loaded deck the double bluff

Your kings and queens are burning
The wheels no longer turning
And in the aftermath the best bets regret with no one left to judge you
Already underwater
The bastard of your sons and daughters now reap the slaughter

Drink deep from insanity

Kill kill kill like a fucking disease
Our game was always up, the loaded deck the double bluff
Kill kill kill like a fucking machine, a taste for all that is obscene
We’ll toast the gods with brine, appropriate hate crimes

Your kings and queens are burning
The wheels no longer turning
And in the aftermath the best bets regret with no one left to judge you
Already underwater
The bastard of your sons and daughters now reap the slaughter
Drink deep from insanity

Divide and conquer till death

Fate – the great believer
Gain – the one true leader
Shame – the liberator
This lumbering giant marches on and on
Heaving, spreading till it’s done dying, eternally deserving
Burn and fuck till we self destruct
The forsaken path that we all trust
Burn and fuck

Divide and conquer till death

Your kings and queens are burning
The wheels no longer turning
And in the aftermath the best bets regret with no one left to judge you
Track Name: The Spear
Trend of the day, rape and betray
The colourful smokescreen of false unity
Lies and deceit, free hand outs and cheats
Corruption and greed still running deep

The vultures take flight
Is this the gold at the end of the rainbow
Another mass action strike, like the beggar that knocks at your window
Don’t forget to scrub your back
It’s better to earn than to plead
The fat cat that eats and eats and eats
I’m sorry to say

It’s all gone astray, the spear of infidelity
What’s the cause, the flavour of the day
Here’s 34 reasons why it’s not working out

Truth reconciled, race, the poster child
Nameless faces look what we’ve all become
A worldwide scapegoat for past horrors done

Trend of the day, rape and betray
The colourful smokescreen of false unity
Lies and deceit, free hand outs and cheats
Corruption and greed still running deep

Waste, unity, space, a luxury
The secrecy doesn’t matter to me, free speech ended when we all become free
You’re kidding me, underprivileged is the name of the game
Black and white certainly does make grey
Forefathers shame my debt to be paid

Trend of the day, rape and betray
The colourful smokescreen of false unity
Lies and deceit, free hand outs and cheats
Corruption and greed still running deep

This here is a sweet mockery
The only enemy between us driven on for fear of yesterday
This here is a sweet mockery
Politics the strangest fellow it’s the bed they’ve made that we must slay

My mind speaks of riches, my heart dismay

Ignite the necklace, democracy is bliss
A rose by any other still reeks of shit
Our past provides through burdened eyes, a smokescreen for our own demise

Sounds the call to come together
Praise the bastards beat the fairies
Nkosi fucking sikelel’

My mind speaks of riches, my heart dismay
Track Name: Burn the Scene
It would seem so simple a task
To rob me of my future present and past
Now look at me as your fate becomes clearer
Count your blessings while you can because the curtain draws nearer
This never started with me giving a fuck
The countless times I’ve caught you running your mouth
Your hubris ends with me my friend, I am the cancer of men

The tooth in the yard, one for all
The war that keeps losing while the dead are rising
We’re not trying hard, all for nothing
You’re falling apart and the cracks are showing

Fall to your knees
In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king

The tooth in the yard, one for all
The war that keeps losing while the dead are rising
We’re not trying hard, all for nothing
You’re falling apart and the cracks are showing

One up on me, even handicapped you couldn’t bring defeat
Conspiracy, truthfully you had more chance of parting the sea
Oh woe is me, here’s a lesson in humility
Forsake the need you better kill your darlings cause they’re serving me

Fall to your knees
In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king

History repeats itself again

These minor transgressions, won’t matter in the end
First sign of weakness is dripping everywhere
Slipping under the cover’s, thought you had us panicking
No mercy will be shown to the ones that forced my hand
Too little too late you dumb fuck
What the fuck did you think you motherfucker
Rest in pain

Samson brought to his knees, now turns to grieve
Deceived by years of fallacy
Rising amongst debris, the dirt that lies beneath
Besieged it came apart so readily
Skull fucked and left to bleed

In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king
Track Name: Cold Cuts
Hometown catastrophe
Where excuses turn abuses and the end result is jealousy
And then you’ll turn to me
Naively pondering the reason for your latest major tragedy
You’ll never get it, you’ll never get it, you’ll never get it even though you know we’ve said it
You’ll never get it, you’ll never get it the reason for your pain is just inherent

Go now, cradle your failures let it bring you comfort
This time it’s meant to be what a tragic mentality
Somehow, you’ll find your saviour and it won’t be me
The game is up and you’re out of luck, your claim to fame is suffering

Emancipation was never your forte
No follow through and no persistence
So quick with the tongue, that’s how it was done
The result is your lonely existence
You’ll never get it, you’ll never get it, you’ll never get it even though you know we’ve said it
You’ll never get it, you’ll never get it the reason for your pain is just inherent

Go now, cradle your failures let it bring you comfort
This time it’s meant to be what a tragic mentality
Somehow, you’ll find your saviour and it won’t be me
The game is up and you’re out of luck, your claim to fame is suffering
A nod is as good as a wink to a blind whore
If I could only make you see, you are your own worst enemy
Go now, cradle your failures let it bring you comfort
This time it will never be
Hometown catastrophe

Around the bend lies another defence to waste away
But in the end despite the warnings, intent on misery
And then you’ll turn and see, no longer fair game on the open seas
Naively pondering, my friend fairly weathered by the longest reckoning

Go now, cradle your failures let it bring you comfort
This time it’s meant to be what a tragic mentality
Somehow, you’ll find your saviour and it won’t be me
The game is up and you’re out of luck, your claim to fame is suffering
A nod is as good as a wink to a blind whore
If I could only make you see, you are your own worst enemy
Go now, cradle your failures let it bring you comfort
This time it will never be
Hometown catastrophe
Track Name: Jahan
Unconcerned with the ebb and flow of life and death
Carries the ageless message of your love from age to age

Should guilty seek asylum here
Like one pardoned, he becomes free from sin
Should a sinner make his way to this mansion
All his past sins are to be washed away
Wash it all away...

The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs
And the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes
Shed tears from their eyes...

The sycophant asylum
Where no one knows how far it goes but that’s okay
In this world this edifice has been made
To display thereby our glory

O king you are no more
Your empire has vanished
Your throne lies shattered
Your minstrels sing no more

Despite all this, the courier of your love untarnished by time
Unwearied, unmoved by the rise and the fall of empires
Unconcerned with the ebb and flow of life and death, the ageless message
In death she lives, headless and waiting
Till these minstrels sing no more

The sight of this mansion creates sighs
And the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes
Track Name: Dead Russian
Basking in the evening glow
With the severed heads in the lion’s den
Along it flows and steadily it creeps, waist deep
When the undeniable tide of ill will seeps, neck deep

Watching it falling to pieces
This desperate internal momentum takes hold

Round and round we go, snake skin
Up a blind alley is a joy forever
The shrill cold hand that runs down your back
The inevitability, the kiss of death

Watching it all fall to pieces
This desperate internal momentum takes hold
The dead of winter is easily misled
In one fell swoop, the cumulative solace of nothingness

Anguish, torture, despair, still rationing
Twilight, tracks in the sand are deepening
If you’re born to be hanged you’ll never drown

He travels fastest who travels alone
Hard feelings, no meaning, with nothing left to show
Like a dead Russian left in the snow
Hard times don’t fall on dead hearts, it’s best to let it go
The relentless beat of the drum, the usurper of your place in the sun

For the sweet solace of nothingness

Anguish, torture, despair, still ambushing
Twilight, cracks in the man are widening
Episode nine
If you’re born to be hanged you’ll never drown

He travels fastest who travels alone
Hard feelings, no meaning, with nothing left to show
Like a dead Russian left in the snow
Hard times don’t fall on dead hearts, it’s best to let it go
The relentless beat of the drum, the usurper of your place in the sun
Anguish torture despair sheer frustration couldn’t care
Suffocate what I have become, tide and time wait for no one
If you’re born to be hanged you’ll never drown
Track Name: Maranatha
Dearly beloved today we gather, to bid farewell to all that matters
With a loosened grip, this wayward ship forever in passing

Maranatha, this is my home



Between the devil and the deep blue sea, the one that sits at the top of the hanging tree
It was fun while it lasted, the slave and the master
One foot in the grave the scene now staged

Maranatha, this is my home
Track Name: Retrocide
One small seed, integrity, too quick to bleed
One step too far to reach for the day, it lashes me
Rob the grave, cold sweat depraved, rest well now slave
The hidden blade that stabs at the brave

Hail the new master, forefathers’ slayed and shamed
Nothing but laughter, to spread, infect and resurrect
Detest the power that’s inside, the key that unlocks the caged beast

Retrocide shed your skin with me
Retrocide burn the family tree
Retrocide shed your skin with me
Retrocide burn your family

Blinding speed, why so surprised, progress tells no lies
Just one more shit to add to the pile, now take me in
No cheap tricks, or politics, you’ve had your time
You go your way and I’ll go mine

Hail the disaster, forefathers’ slayed and shamed
Nothing but laughter, to spread, infect and resurrect
Detest the power that’s inside, the key that unlocks the caged beast

Retrocide
The deceiver, believer, run from this heathen
It’s the 7th day and I’m not resting

Run, please leave, it’s what’s best for all and we need
Just one motherfucker to stand tall and breathe
Run, come see, what’s left is all but free
It’s time for this to become more than just creed

This is how it goes and if it ever shows
One slice end it all for me
In the darkest rain and in the deepest shame
Hold tight when there’s nothing to see
Hail the disaster
Track Name: Hail the Disaster
Effortlessly the defiance in me burns a nation, of cowards
Necessity is the mother of all but invention, the denial
In the centre of me lies a cold dead end street
Best quit while you’re ahead or find rest when you’re dead
Effortlessly the defiance in me burns a nation, of desire

Oh for the moment, stoke the fire

Down in the dirt, where the best hope for the worst
Hail the disaster
Catastrophe aint got nothing on me
Hail the disaster

One small thought with nothing in my way, naivety is the perfect role play

I’ll come to get you, force and forget you
Agony that familiar ring, on your back as I spread those wings
I can’t forget you, why would I want to
Torches burn the mists of time
Desolation with no reason nor rhyme
Execution would be a blessing, so close within reach to find relief from this burden

Hate me, spoil the lesson of the unleashed truth that was buried inside
Hate me, my only possession test the will of men stand the test of time

I’ll come to get you, fuck and forget you
Agony that familiar ring, on your back as I spread those wings
I can’t forget you, why would I want to
Torches burns the mists of time
Desolation with no reason nor rhyme
Execution would be a blessing, so close within reach to find relief from this burden

One more time, to be declined this love of mine
Stale state of sweet divinity, the milk of all humanity
Last time to be divine, this curse of mine
Spare the rod and spoil the child some things are best left for the wild

Hey can you believe this, still not my time
Hedged bets on insecurity, rest assured I’ve done the crime
Hey can you believe this, still towing the line
Forced smiles and insincerity, all you cherished was meant to die
Hail the disaster