Mammuthus Primigenius

by Artem Bank

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Artem Bank's first "real" album, made over the course of a year and a half. Most of the downtime during that was for school though, so the real work was done in the summer of 2010. It features brand new tracks, each with full production and mixing done right in his home bedroom studio.

I should probably mention that the album has a few crossfaded transitions, so there's parts of some tracks in others, but its mostly just the tail ends.

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released July 3, 2010

All tracks written and performed by artem bank except where noted

track 4 - additional guitar and ebow written and performed by rob hinkal

track 8 - written by artem bank, murray gudesblat, and andrew tiedaman

track 10 - verse and chorus drums written by cory birdsell

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Artem Bank Baltimore

I am a freelance composer and producer that is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Though I'm still young and new to the scene, I like to think that I've at least made a small and growing mark in history as a composer for video games. My first soundtrack, Star Ruler, was a chance encounter that left me wanting to do more, and ultimately decided my entire career in music from there. ... more

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Track Name: Sleep
Save me,
This hole has grown too deep,
And I'm too far.
Reach for me,
I know you don't want to look,
But I'll keep falling.

Now I'm in the darkest depths,
And I'm on the spiral down.

Please come for me,
My sanity is failing,
My sanity is failing.

Set me to sleep,
But don't let me dream,
I can feel it,
This darkness is taking me.
Set me to sleep,
But don't let me dream,
For I fear I,
May never come back again.

Keep me close,
I'm afraid I'll slip,
And the hole will be too deep to climb,

The nightmare keeps me hidden,
And hide and seek is a dangerous game
When you play in the dark.

Please come for me,
Weep and stare shadows in the eye,
This forest of black to keep me lost and tied.

Set me to sleep,
But don't let me dream,
I can feel it,
This darkness is taking me.
Set me to sleep,
But don't let me dream,
For I fear I,
May never come back again.
Track Name: Plastic
I've come to take you down again.
Just to, Just to make you feel a little worse about it,
Say you're the cream of the crop again,
Cum all over your face, like the magazines say.
It's so clear...
It's so clear...

Chorus-
Why are you made of plastic?
So easy to break,
A little silicone face, makes me think are there ways,
To make you melt into nothing.
Why are you covered in paste?
such a fake little bitch, now aren't you?
You work of art, well let me pick you apart,
Rip off the little pieces.

It's such a lovely site to see,
Diamond crusted eyes, the whole jewel's a body.
And we can watch her play the scene,
Casting couch ain't put a damper on her dreams.
It's so clear...
It's so clear...
Track Name: Apples And Wine (Feat. Rob Hinkal)
There's no apple in this tree,
Makes me wonder all about gravity,
Oh how wrong did Newton get it,
I can fly so free.

Do you see it floating by?
In the recklessness of time.

Take a bite into the world,
Juice is flowin' like pouring wine.
Oh where is that holy chalice,
Soil it with dirt an' alcohol.

Do you feel it in your veins?
The divine with feverous rage.

Criminals in apathy,
Confess to priests to clear the sin,
Clear the slate and start again,
A cycle of destruction from within.

Do you see it floating by?
In the recklessness of time.
Track Name: Iris
There's this girl,
She's about, 5 foot 5,
With long brown hair,
And deep green eyes.
Smile that's addictive,
And always wears her glasses,
Never shy,
Not even to the masses.

Wears flowly skirts,
That go down to her ankles,
Always a pretty pattern,
Makes me get entangled,
One ring of gold,
Nothing too showy,
Doesn't even need makeup,
She's that pretty.

I want to say hello,
But I can't.

Oh, Iris,
The lady I've always loved,
I think about you day and night,
Will you come here and stand by me,
So I can be alright.

And her realm's filled with plush animals,
And a guitar in the corner that catches your eye.
Notebook filled with words from her thoughts
And I know all the words to her songs,

See, she performs for me,
An audience of one,
Doesn't mind to share her feelings.
Deepest darkest ones,
To a man she doesn't know,
Her voice is so sweet.

I want to say hello,
But I can't.

Oh, Iris,
The lady I've always loved,
I think about you day and night,
Will you come here and stand by me,
So I can be alright.

And it's 2 AM when I see a car pull up.
Though she's not the driver, it's another man in love.
She gives him a kiss, leaves a crack in the door.
He pulls away, I gain confidence and more,

I get closer to the house, with a smile on my face,
Open her door, but I know this walkway,
Smells so pretty and I can't believe it's time,
To say... hello...
Track Name: In Waiting
Somebody tell me a lie,
Somebody exactly what I want to hear.

Somebody tell me a lie,
Somebody tell me everything will be alright.

In waiting.
Track Name: Alpha
He's gonna catch you,
Another mister,
He's down and crawling on his knees,
You can watch and give him all your sympathy,
But you know he'll only be an enemy.
This ride, this attraction is down,
Closed the carnaval and all we see are frowns.
But we know everything will be okay.

You can tell him, everything you know,
But he'll only be that way, he'll always be that way.
You can hold him, you can take away his path.
He'll only fall down again, fall down again.

You see, it's a frenzy, a feed,
They're all sharks, feeding off of their greed.
Swimming round n' round n' round, devouring everything they can.
But they're not at fault, it's the powder, the white salt,
And they scream more, more, more.

You can tell him, everything you know,
But he'll only be that way, he'll always be that way.
You can hold him, you can take away his path.
He'll only fall down again, fall down again.
Track Name: Here To Stay
I can see the rain,
I can see the dark,
I can see your face,
In this pouring,
Stark infested wasteland.
All I see,
Is a mask of God, glaring down at me.

At least you can fly away,
Leave me here to stay.
And I will follow one day,
I just hope you will stay the same.

I believe in chaos,
I believe in havoc,
I believe in order,
I believe in static laws,
That pass down.
Generations fall,
Society drowns.

I hate the people,
I hate the sword,
I hate the legend,
I hate this world,
That I've created,
Yet still I breathe,
Air impure, diluted,
And cannot leave.

At least you can fly away,
Leave me here to stay.
And I will follow one day,
I just hope you will stay the same.

The people, the sword,
The legend, the world,
The anger, the hate,
And life, it's fate,
The swollen, the bruised,
The famous, the used,
The darkness, the rain,
The pain's the same.

Those celebrities with all their scenes,
Cameras flashing on the streets,
Society's got them in their grip,
And if they fall we make a fit.
Bowing on our knees again,
Can't take no more,
I won't pretend,
To be their lacky everyday,
I hope those stars will get their day.
Track Name: Dread
Here it comes, starting again,
Drowning inside these walls,
We’re dreading your presence every day.

Staring at the walls, feel it leaking through,
Seal them air tight,
What the fuck are you waiting for?

Cast out into the world,
Remain as still as you can.
We’re all waiting for you to die.

Can you feel it coming through?
Bursting through your veins it’s inside of you.
Bruised and bleeding,
We’re all, on our backs again,
Waiting for it to end.

(Coming for you again)

How’s it feel to be the outcast?
Holding yourself too tightly,
Can’t even breathe.

Watch the ground as you walk,
Don’t try to trip and fall,
No one will help you up.

Silence crosses over you,
Your face grows pail as we
Distribute these threats.

We celebrate your absence,
And alienate your thoughts,
Good riddance.

And we hope you tread the land,
Your plague of truth,
We don’t need.

Silence,
We don’t need to hear you yet.
Please, be quiet,
Don’t speak your mind.


Can you feel it coming through?
Bursting through your veins it’s inside of you.
Bruised and bleeding,
We’re all, on our backs again,
Waiting for it to end.
You’re the disease,
You’re the virus,
You’re the fact,
And we are fiction,
Time to end the story, now.
Track Name: Journey
Have you found that place,
Where the withering die,
And the wanting must stay?
Cause I'm there...

It's a cold dark place,
With our faces frozen,
Ready to breathe out stale air.
Come and save me from the end.

I'm far away,
Ready to journey back home,
I'm far away,
Gone as far as the edge,
Set this saga in stone.

Hold my faith close,
With flickering lights
being all that I can see.
I wish there was somethin' in this darkness man,

holding out for another way
to get out of here,
Save me from this prison
I beg you.

(Chorus)

Come on, come on, come on.

(Chorus x2)