Live From Isolation

by London After Midnight

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    Making a live recording of a group of people playing music presents some challenges under normal conditions. When those people are thousands of miles apart, and in self isolation due to a world pandemic, it presents a whole new set of challenges. In the early summer of 2020, when the world was in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, London After Midnight got together, virtually, online, to record some songs as they would perform them in a live concert setting. There were no crowds, no lights or video show, just the band performing live, waiting out the pandemic. 2020 was to be a year of heavy touring for London After Midnight with festivals and tours across Europe, UK, Mexico, the US, and more. But with the cancellation of all events due to the pandemic, the band had to find an alternate way of reaching audiences. From their home studios, Sean newly relocated in Virginia, Michael in Los Angeles, Pete in downtown Los Angeles, and David in northern California, the band recorded the only live performances of 2020. These performances were filmed and recorded. The video is available on LAM’s social media and various online festivals events. These recordings are the first volume of audio from these live sessions.

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Your Best Nightmare Long after midnight, on a night like this I'd sit by my black-light and dream of your kiss Pulsating music filled my room and my head And I dreamed what it'd be like to have you in my bed I'm your best night, your best nightmare I'm your best night, your best nightmare And then it happened, you were in my arms Your lips on my throat, your hands on my, on my... Two bodies together the intimate sin The pain and the pleasure could do mortals in How could you know what I'm thinking of? To me lust can be as beautiful as love Here tonight, your pure heart and soul Untainted passion should have no control I'm your best night, your best nightmare I'm your best night, your best nightmare She asked me if I... I told her the truth I said "I'm sorry it takes me longer than you" She smiled and blushed and continued to grind And promised to make me go out of my mind Returning her promise she came to a halt Licking my lips I tasted her salta Then she sat up and gasped and clutched at her breast I thought she was coming I'd never have guessed That as she grew pale, as white as a flower She collapsed to the floor and was dead in an hour. Your best nightmare, your best Your best nightmare, your best
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Spirits seem to drift up through a darkened sky Drifting through dead branches in the night While in the moonlight we go down upon our knees Entwined together only we can see their beauty Beneath the stars a bell begins to toll For reasons which we really shouldn't know So take a walk with me down to the cemetery Wrap me in darkness, Claire make love to me I am thunder, I am rain, I am pleasure, I am pain Only in darkness can there be light, tell me angel have you prayed tonight? In the dark I know you all so well Beauty from Heaven wrapped 'round souls from Hell So take a drink from me, my sacrifice to thee Damned fallen angels, always blessed with me I am thunder, I am rain, I am pleasure, I am pain Only in darkness can there be light, tell me angel have you prayed tonight? Burning darkness, red ecstasy, pull me closer and make me bleed
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Such a wretched waste of time Such a fool to be so blind Serpents hide behind your eyes And I'm their prey tonight Here we go another game Designed to butcher someone's brain Is that emotion I see feigned? All reason's lost on the insane Can we end this mind-fuck please? Your treachery's beyond belief Do you expect to bring us to our knees with your psychopathic tendencies? Please be gone and rest assured I see you as you are, perverse With all your lies and empty words I fear for you there is no cure Such a wretched waste of time Such a fool to be so blind Serpents hide behind your eyes And I'm their prey tonight Sincerity has not been found Beneath your self appointed crown These bitter tears in which I drown Will soon be yours to drag you down Can we end this mind-fuck please? Your treachery's beyond belief Do you expect to bring us to our knees with your psychopathic tendencies? Please be gone and rest assured I see you as you are, perverse With all your lies and empty words I fear for you there is no cure
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Demon (live) 04:34
Through darkened streets and blackened gloom The candles dim in your bedroom Rain reflecting shadows in the night The moon is full and through the mist I hear your voice I feel your kiss The line grows thin between what's wrong and right Burning flesh pale as the stars No one knows just who you are Drive the knife in deeper to my soul Velvet touch your mouth on mine Drunk on lust like drunk on wine The world will end we'll hear the thunder roll Don't even say it Don't even look away Haunted by, haunted by Black winged angel come to me release my soul from this misery In the candle light you'll see Just what all this means to me The line grows thin between what's wrong and right Don't even say it Don't even look away Haunted by, haunted by Black winged angel come to me release my soul from this misery
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Step into this picture, release all your light I think God has gone mad here tonight You can't believe your eyes, control is so hard to keep Obsession can be hell from which you'll never be free It's all for the taking, here tonight Rip out your heart I'll tear it apart Throw it to the ground All fall down Where good girls go to die, that's where I'll be Waiting for my love with my heart on my sleeve Forget about the future, forget about the past My heart beats so, my hands are cold, oh God make this moment last You seek to fill me with virtues I lack I'll turn your pure white wings to pure black You've pushed too far and now you've lost control, can't you see? You thought you were the master but you're down on your knees It's all for the taking, here tonight Rip out your heart I'll tear it apart Throw it to the ground All fall down Where good girls go to die, that's where I'll be Waiting for my love with my heart on my sleeve Forget about the future, forget about the past My heart beats so, my hands are cold, oh God make this moment last Where good girls go to die, that's where I'll be Remembering our love as if it were a disease Forget about the future, it wasn't meant to last My heart beats slow my hands are cold - Oh God it's the end at last
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Kiss (live) 05:25
You'll never understand The meaning in the end We're standing at the Gate You'll meet the darker fate Your purity and rage Your passion and your hate You promised more than bliss With your God and with your kiss I'm on my knees, I beg your mercy My soul is my loss, I'm well hung from your cross Take me, take me in your arms my love and rape me Don't hide behind your rage I know you love me, and always will You're my possession, of that my love there really is no question Don't hide behind your rage I know you love me and always will My better half it's true Has seen the darker side of you Innocence stripped away At least I have the brighter fate I'm on my knees, I beg your mercy My soul is my loss, I'm well hung from your cross Take me, take me in your arms my love and rape me Don't hide behind your rage I know you love me, and always will You're my possession, of that my love there really is no question Don't hide behind your rage I know you love me and always will
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They want to tell you what to think They want to tell you what to feel They want to tell you what is right and what is wrong They want to tell you what is real What ever happened to us? What ever happened to love? We were the real thing, We were the real thing America's a fucking disease, Get on your back or down on your knees Don't question what you want to believe, Don't question what you want to believe Are you afraid of the truth? Are you afraid what you'd find? Are you happy in denial? Are you happy being blind? Love turned to vanity, Truth turned hypocrisy We were the real thing, Now we are nothing America's a fucking disease, Get on your back or down on your knees Don't question what you want to believe, Don't question what you want to believe And you won't ever see the truth, You can't be questioned if you're strong And you won't ever stop to think if what you've done is right or wrong Because you're on the side of God and you've crowned yourself a king But when you're not among your little sheep you just don't understand a thing America's a fucking disease, Get on your back or down on your knees Don't question what you want to believe, Don't question what you want to believe
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Are you feeling fascist? Are you feeling mean? We don't need a reason, we don't need a thing We destroy just who we want to, brutality is "in" Oppression is our weapon, chaos is our king If ignorance is really bliss you should be happy you should be happy If you amount to only this I'm really sorry I'm really sorry We never heard of free will, independence is a sin If you think you're superior then you're as good as in It's psychosis and delusion, arrogance, denial And so much more awaits you, yeah, we sell it by the mile If ignorance is really bliss you should be happy you should be happy If you amount to only this I'm really sorry I'm really sorry And are we justified? I don't think so But we never let the truth get in the way And when you're crucified who will you turn to? You can sell your soul to cover up the pain So if you're feeling fascist and if you're conscience is clean We're holier than everyone and immorally supreme Don't question what we tell you, just devour what we sell Why should we serve in Heaven when we could rule all in Hell? If ignorance is really bliss you should be happy you should be happy If you amount to only this I'm really sorry I'm really sorry
9.
Written in vulgar disgust of ignorance, prejudice and jealousy: Deep in this blackened void, the space that used to be my soul No ray of light, no hope has shown there in the darkened cold In time memories and pain will fade and disappear they must But not until this mortal being has turned to scattered dust You cannot judge what you don't understand Take the blade from the child's hand All the petty lies and the jealous whores Matter little and leave me bored Repent, Remorse, Revenge Repent, Remorse, Revenge Why don't you just crucify me, nail me to a cross And bite and scratch and make me scream if that will get you off? In time memories and pain will fade and disappear they must But not until this mortal being has turned to scattered dust You say a fall from grace would suit me well Well you can crawl straight back to Hell Fear not to lie, it will seem a sharper hit Nor to blaspheme, it will pass for wit You cannot judge what you don't understand Take the blade from the child's hand All the petty lies and the jealous whores Matter little and leave me bored Repent, Remorse, Revenge Repent, Remorse, Revenge
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...and here we go again We've taken it to the end With every waking moment We face this silent torment I'd sacrifice, sacrifice myself to you Right here tonight Because you know that I love you Darkness... Is all I want to see I could never put in to words What it is you mean to me I'd sacrifice, sacrifice myself to you Right here tonight Because you know that I love you The candle's burning lower At the window to my soul The reaper's at my door now He's come to take me home I'd sacrifice, sacrifice myself to you Right here tonight Because you know that I love you
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Making a live recording of a group of people playing music presents some challenges under normal conditions. When those people are thousands of miles apart, and in self isolation due to a world pandemic, it presents a whole new set of challenges. In the early summer of 2020, when the world was in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, London After Midnight got together, virtually, online, to record some songs as they would perform them in a live concert setting. There were no crowds, no lights or video show, just the band performing live, waiting out the pandemic. 2020 was to be a year of heavy touring for London After Midnight with festivals and tours across Europe, UK, Mexico, the US, and more. But with the cancellation of all events due to the pandemic, the band had to find an alternate way of reaching audiences. From their home studios, Sean newly relocated in Virginia, Michael in Los Angeles, Pete in downtown Los Angeles, and David in northern California, the band recorded the only live performances of 2020. These performances were filmed and recorded. The video is available on LAM’s social media and various online festivals events. These recordings are the first volume of audio from these live sessions.

Released by Darkride Records. Packaged in environmentally conscious super slim wallet with resealable plastic cover.

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released January 12, 2021

All songs written by Sean Brennan.

Sean Brennan (voice, guitar, keyboards), Michael Areklett (bass), Pete Pace (drums), David Lawrie (guitar).

Mixed by David Lawrie and Sean Brennan.

Mastered by Andy Wilson.

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London After Midnight (LAM) formed in the 1990s. Founded by vegan and progressive artist Sean Brennan, the band has toured extensively from Russia, Europe, UK, Latin America and the USA. LAM is considered a top band in the post-gothic, post punk, dark wave, and gothic rock genres. ... more

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