Revolutionary but traditional metal/punk band Tau Cross — continuing, among others, the legacy of legendary hardcore band Amebix — unleashes its forthcoming album Messengers of Deception on December 4th, but has released a teaser track for the song “Burn With Me,” featuring a video by Jakob Moth which showcases some of the imagery and aesthetics behind the band. This continues the search for a single voice between punk, metal, and hard rock that avoids both commercialism and indecisive polyglot, instead creating a powerful sound of dissent and exploration.
The band released the following statement:
Tau Cross release their third album Messengers of Deception on December 4th this year.
The album is an epic journey both lyrically and sonically, as Rob ‘The Baron’ Miller grapples with the cosmological origins of evil and deception and the way they have manifested in our World over millennia.
Miller caused some controversy just over a year ago when Relapse records cancelled the release of the album’s first incarnation and the band split apart at the same time. He stated the intention to continue regardless at that time, and has re-recorded every instrument, re-worked several of the songs and also added new material along the way. The Baron had this to say –
“ I considered the material to be an important and critical part of my development as a writer, but also as a condensation of some of the more esoteric ideas i have been following in recent years, particularly since the recent incarnation of Amebix and the consequent result that has become Tau Cross. My interest in Gnostic Cosmology, occult magick traditions and the links with the UFO and folk tale phenomena have led to a kind of synthesis and a connecting of dots that sees its full scope and import in this most recent work. There are themes within Messengers of Deception that should lead the listener to some serious food for thought.”
The material has all been improved on significantly, along with the production, to re-assert Tau Cross as one of the more original, important and thoughtful bands in the field of Punk/Metal. New members The Kurgan on guitar and Talamh behind the drums have brought an overall heavier and darker hue to the work, which in this case is richer than anything Tau cross has so far embarked upon.
The album comes out via Easy Action Records, and you can follow the band via their website, where you can order this item if it is too controversial and radical for your local record store or gigantic Big Tech conglomerate.
Lyrics are as follows:
on the brow of this hill, they burned us in chains
the moon was half full, as our bodies writhed in flames
like madmen they came, raving drunk with death and lust
captivated by fear, and so they turned our paradise to dust
the victor shall write of our history
so you seek the truth, embrace her whilst you may
walk into the fire, you and i shall never die
we become the flame, take my hand and burn with me
we marked the stars in their course
we taught our children to be free
we raised the stones and we watched
the heavens turn in symmetry
they came out of the sea
with bloody feet and rotting cloth
took the life from our hearts
a book of lies, a tortured god upon a cross
Still undecided? you’ll burn with me
Preview the track here: