Apparitions

by Raukous

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released October 1, 2016

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RAUKOUS is a multifarious three-piece Dark Punk band that show resilience and a desire to mix the familiarity of aggressive punk with the strains of their darker counterparts.

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Track Name: Black Mass
The Nightmares seem to tangle and twist

As the moon is blotted out in the sky

Your fears are prominent as senses increase

To the haze that has been cast over your eyes


As shapes begin to form in irregular ways

There's a feeling that begins to take hold

The rotting corpse, dancing wildly by night

And the sound of screaming!


Dragged through the haze of immemorial age

With a noxiousness that pierces the bone

Hypnotized by the children of night

Initiation, you will join them alone


From the center of the circle there's no glimmer of hope

When the red moon takes to the sky

The Ritual, burning fires by night

And the sound of screaming!




Dark shadows

Cast glances

Burning witches at

Black masses




New shapes begin to form in mysterious ways

Justifiably they left you alone

Azathoth in the infinite void

Drags you downwards, screaming!
Track Name: Elder Gods
Vicious encroachments

My mind has blown- but my vision's clear

Lurking, abysmal- stalking prey

The hour is near


Timeless, against us- we pose no threat

We won't survive

Older and cosmic again will they rule

Long after we've died

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There are no heroes in this story

The chance are dire

The pagan rituals light

Your funeral pyre

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Rotting yet dreaming they hide their forms

From prying eyes

Eldritch and septic they wait for the fools- who would beckon the cry


From blackened sepulchres come writhing forms

To inherit the earth

The cultists will plan out their foolish designs

To prove what they're worth

Gripping at my throat

I cannot leave

Your God damn world in ruins

I Cannot breathe!
Track Name: Apparitions
Fear the thing outside the door

Muffled laughter shadowed form

Underneath a gibbous moon

Hellions shriek with vivid gloom


Anxious proxy this I see

A semblance of insanity

That takes the form of man

This I know...


Turn to run, my form is frail

From gasping madness, screams and wails

My footsteps fall in repetition

Of silent, mocking apparitions


Fear the thing outside the door

Muffled laughter shadowed form

Seeping through these hallowed walls

Dementia coursing as I fall


Anxious proxy this I see...
Track Name: Lurking Fear
Deep into the forests near the pits of LA

In a long time, run down house where they prey

Escape from devastation by the curious beasts

That had once been human, now they crawl underneath



There is no sign of a tomb,

There is no sign of a tomb,

Yet they feed unseen as the lurking fear


Rumble of a thunderstorm, they tear off your face

If you're staying overnight, then you're no longer safe

They crawl from every shadow, their detestable holes

As the cursed house of Martense breeds the monstrous ghouls



There is no sign of a tomb,

There is no sign of a tomb,

Yet they feed unseen as the Lurking Fear
Track Name: In Solitude
In solitude I stand my ground

Betwixt the moon and my burial mound

In solitude I scan the moor


My flesh grows pale as my fingers numb

This bane of life shall not succumb

And steadily I pass away


The horror- is mounting up the wall

Obsessive desire consumes us all


A noxiousness of twilight gore

To walk this earth, I never more

Shall seek to hide within my shell


The flesh grows pale as my fingers numb

This bane of life shall not succumb

And bitterly I pass away


The Horror- is mounting up the wall

Obsessive desire consumes us all
Track Name: Mental Constraints
Shackles strain the wrists they hold

Ominous, blood turning cold

In the back where no one can see

No one asks what happened to me


Bitter anger tests it's might

Those cowards who I want to fight

These grievances inside of me

No one else sees what I see


Helpless bleak and unknown

Hoarse from the screams, I'm alone


Cowards, Come on!
Track Name: Dunwich
Odd travels near

Beyond the Miskatonic

You might get scared

To make your way to Dunwich


Let's show we care

We'll show our faces there and

We will never stray again

Hands in the air

We raise what's hidden there,

And He will rise eternal


Decrepit homes

Rotting roofs and vacant bones

A sign of death is near

Too late for leaving here now!


Let's show we care

We'll show our faces there and

We will never stray again

Hands in the air

We raise what's hidden there,

And He will rise eternal


Odd travels near

Beyond the Miskatonic

You might get scared

To make your way to Dunwich

Those standing stones

From which we bring him home now!
Track Name: Slander
Leading yourself to think that something is true

When the issues in question doesn't even involve you

A Fissure is formed, Plagues rotting your minds

And slander is thrown, without a real reason why



This is slander

This is slander

This is slander

FUCKING SLANDER


Alternative thinking, you would rather not see


The truth behind judgments that you've made of me


From family to friends you've let your slacked-jaws run


So put your mouth on the long end of a loaded gun


This is slander

This is slander

This is slander

FUCKING SLANDER
Track Name: The Statement
I can't tell from my own observance

But I believe it was malicious intent

Put him in chains, he must be deranged

Or sickness grows inside his brain

One thing's certain, a great misfortune

Harley warren's dead


Take him in for interrogation

Prying him for the information

But he just stares, face malign

With a statement God knows is unrefined

One thing's certain, a great misfortune

Harley warrens dead


Hanging out by the black sepulchre

Among the graves he awaited orders

Heard a voice coming from the receiver

But this is where I call him a deceiver


A cemetery on the Gainesville pike

Electric torches in the black of night

Prying for secrets, hinted of

In the dreaded necronomicon

A blasphemous ghoul, screaming Carter you fool-

Harley warrens dead!
Track Name: Shoggoth
What is this? I cannot believe

Is it true? My eyes cannot deceive

A spectre is standing at the gates

Gripped with fear, my heart says it's too late


Shoggoth- there's something in the breeze

Shoggoth- from somewhere in the trees

Something is waiting in the Autumn sky

Shoggoth- and I will surely die


Standing there, looking right at me

It tries to speak, but all I hear are screams

Petrified by this unholy form

I turn to run, but it grips me like a thorn
Track Name: No Morals
We all drink from the same dirty water

But you piece of shit- you've got no fucking morals

Just shit yourself when the heat gets near

You've got an attitude problem, so why are you here?


I won't waste my time with the same boring joke

You'd stab in the back for a cig and a toke

You take things for granted, and I've had it with you


You've got no morals- you're a brat and a cheat

Contradict yourself with every word you speak

Got no morals- I don't care what you say

I'm gonna blow you away


We all drink from the same dirty water

But you my friend, you've got no morals

Just piss yourself when the heat gets near

You've got an attitude problem, so why you here?


I won't waste my time with the same boring joke

You'd stab in the back for a cig and a toke

You take things for granted, and I've had it with you


You've got no morals- you're a brat and a cheat

Contradict yourself with every word you speak

Got no morals- I don't care what you say

I'm gonna blow you away


You dress to look hardcore, you claim to be mean

But when I see you again you're on that lame hipster scene

I've had it with you and everything that you do

You've exhausted your options- so what did you choose?


I won't waste my time with the same boring joke

You'd stab in the back for a cig and a toke

You take things for granted, and I've had it with you


You've got no morals- you're a brat and a cheat

Contradict yourself with every word you speak

Got no morals- I don't care what you say

I'm gonna blow you away
Track Name: Crawling Chaos
Locked in your homes

Too scared to face the facts

That thing that's drawing near

Could shred you like an axe


And in despair,

You lose at your own game

'Cuz all your fear

And desperation's to blame


You let yourselves fall victim to his threats

The Mighty Messenger, his name Nyarlathotep

In your demise, he relishes the fact

That in his chaos, draws near the final act


Now comes the void

That takes place in your mind

The end of days-

The extinction of Mankind!

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Doomed from the start

We never really had control

(Dig our graves when it's ended)

Catch us unawares, they wake from time primordial


Too late to run

Our opportunity has ended

In the wake of their madness

Thee stars are right, and purification will take place


Racial inequality; the flesh is only temporary

Strike the requiem bell

There will be no saints to divide you in Hell!


Twisting minds as death arrives

Out from the oceans, their cities rise

The screams will ring as chaos falls

Upon the earth, they have doomed us all!
Track Name: Sentinel Hill
Two hours and fifteen minutes I've walked this road, South of Arkham

Two miles north of Innsmouth, clouds come rolling forth- I have a funny feeling now

The air is filled with something ominous on Sentinel Hill


And I'm waiting, on Whateley


I'm hanging on backstreets waiting for something to cure this paranoia

Been troubled on nightmares guarded by something coming, Eldritch terror builds

The air is filled with something ominous I can't bear now


And I'm waiting, on Whateley...


Just made it to Dunwich, West of Arkham to witness the coming sacrilege

The air is filled with lightning, the scene is turning frightening with the sounds of Ritual

There's something coming nearer, drawing my attention...


Now I'm waiting, on Whateley...
Track Name: Dagon
Child of Innsmouth

Cast into the sea

Never to return again

Until the day of judgment

This sickness, it's taking over me

Mirror shows my Innsmouth look

This isn't what it feel like


Scream, my love

I want you to

Scream, my love

To the sound of Dagon's howls


I feel the change coming over me

Slowly do I drag myself deeper in the ocean

I break away- taken by the scene

Of Dagon's children coming home

The shores are filled with Deep Ones


Scream, my love

I want you to

Scream, my love

To the sound of Dagon's howls


I want you to scream to the Deep One's howls!