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Chaos and Cataclysm (Split w/Catervatim)

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The newest release from Agony By Default, a split with fellow Laramie, Wyoming-based death metal project Catervatim.

Tracks 1-3 written, recorded, and produced by Travis Kolbo/Catervatim (Laramie, WY). Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Colton Krohn at Uproar Audio (Casper, WY). Lyrics/Vocals on "Scars" and "Self-Loathing" by Jordan Taylor (Only Home). Lyrics/Vocals on "Sickert" by Devin Mayo and Colton Krohn. Guitar solo on "Sickert" by Kris Wallis (Only Home). All other instrumentation by Travis Kolbo. Tracks 1-3: Music, Lyrics, composition, and recordings ©2018 Catervatim.

Tracks 4-6 written, recorded, engineered, mixed, mastered, and produced by Matthew Brammer/Agony By Default (Laramie, WY). All vocals and instrumentation by Matthew Brammer. Tracks 4-6: Music, Lyrics, composition, and recordings ©2018 Agony By Default.

Album art and design by Devin Mayo and Matthew Brammer. Agony By Default and Catervatim Logos by Devin Mayo.

Additional thanks to Johnny Dove (everdying), Marc Felten (Defile Thy Faith), and all our friends, family, and fellow Wyoming bands and metalheads.

Travis: Special thanks to my wife Molly and my two sons, Evan and Harrison, for putting up with my constant running off to write and record music.

Matthew: Special thanks to my wife Chantelle and my daughter Adriana for their support of my music, their patience, and their enthusiasm.

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  1. 1 Scars 03:32 Your price

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  2. 2 Sickert 04:20 Your price

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  3. 3 Self-Loathing 03:34 Your price

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  4. 4 The Human Condition 05:15 Lyrics Your price

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  5. 5 Welcome To War 05:29 Lyrics Your price

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  6. 6 The Failures We Bleed 03:44 Lyrics Your price

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Past Discography

Catastrophes of the Mind

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The second full-length album from Agony By Default.

All vocals, instrumentation, and lyrics by Matthew "Axl" Brammer. Written, performed, engineered, mixed, mastered, and and produced by Matthew "Axl" Brammer in Laramie, Wyoming Nov.-Dec. 2017.

Music, lyrics, compositions, and recordings ©2017 Agony By Default. All Rights Reserved.

Album Art Original Image ©2017 chaoss/Adobe Stock Album Art ©2017 Agony By Default Album Cover editing by Matthew Brammer and Chantelle Brawley

Special thanks to Johnny Dove and Travis Kolbo for their input and assistance throughout the writing and recording process.

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  1. 1 Premonition [Intro] 00:59 Your price

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  2. 2 Mistress of Agony 04:15 Lyrics Your price

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  3. 3 Your Gods Still Bleed 04:54 Lyrics Your price

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  4. 4 Eternity Stares At Me 03:25 Lyrics Your price

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  5. 5 I Am A God, and This Is My Grave 04:20 Lyrics Your price

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  6. 6 The Darkness Within [Instrumental] 04:17 Your price

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  7. 7 You Believe In A Lie 03:58 Lyrics Your price

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  8. 8 Plague 04:56 Lyrics Your price

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The Timekeeper

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The third release from Agony by Default. A 4-song EP for fans of Nile, Kataklysm, Amon Amarth and more!

All music and lyrics written, composed, and performed by Matthew "Axl" Brammer. Recording, album art, and related material ©2017 Agony By Default. All Rights Reserved.

All instruments and vocals by Matthew "Axl" Brammer. Album art created and edited by Matthew "Axl Brammer.

Recorded, engineered, mixed, mastered, and produced by Matthew "Axl" Brammer/Agony By Default, February-March 2017 in Laramie, Wyoming.

Production assistance and consultation provided by Johnny Dove of Everdying (www.everdyingofficial.com).

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  1. 1 Never Again 04:45 Lyrics Your price

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  2. 2 Wander In Time (The End Of The Line) 03:43 Lyrics Your price

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  3. 3 Arbitor 03:23 Lyrics Your price

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  4. 4 The Timekeeper 03:47 Lyrics Your price

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Genocide For Survival

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The first full-length release from Agony By Default. Released on 2/7/2017.

All music and lyrics ©2017 Matthew Brammer

All vocals and instrumentation by Matthew D. "Axl" Brammer

Engineered, Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Matthew Brammer - Laramie, Wyoming November 2016 through February 2017

Assisted by Johnny Dove and Travis Kolbo

Album Art Original Photo ©2017 hitdelight/Adobe Stock

Album Cover editing by Matthew Brammer and Chantelle Brawley

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  1. 1 The Collapse of Sanity 08:47 Lyrics Your price

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  2. 2 Generation Pathetic 06:15 Lyrics Your price

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  3. 3 Worldwide Reich 05:31 Lyrics Your price

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  4. 4 The Black Plague 03:53 Lyrics Your price

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  5. 5 Shallow Grave 04:59 Lyrics Your price

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  6. 6 Genocide For Survival 03:47 Lyrics Your price

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  7. 7 The Idiocratic Solution 06:17 Lyrics Your price

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  8. 8 Aftermath 06:00 Lyrics Your price

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  9. 9 The Great Journey 04:11 Lyrics Your price

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  10. 10 Messiah 05:01 Lyrics Your price

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Regrets

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Single by Agony By Default. Released 11/22/16.

All music and lyrics ©2016 Agony By Default/Matthew Brammer

All vocals and instrumentation by Matthew D. "Axl" Brammer

Recorded in Laramie, Wyoming-November 2016

Engineered and Produced by Matthew Brammer Assisted by Johnny Dove and Travis Kolbo

Single Art Original Photo ©2016 chainat/Adobe Stock

Album Cover editing by Matthew Brammer and Chantelle Brawley

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The End of Hope

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Debut EP by Agony By Default. Released 8/22/14.

All Music and Lyrics ©2014 Agony By Default/Matthew Brammer.

All Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Piano, and Strings by Matthew "Axl" Brammer. Drums/Percussion by Andrew Morris, except on "Away", drums by Dane Woodward.

Engineered and produced in Laramie, WY, USA by Matthew "Axl" Brammer"; co-produced by Johnny Dove.

The End of Hope cover art: Original photo by Cameron Strandberg, 2009, in Alberta, Canada. Used with permission under Creative Commons Licensing. Additional editing by Matthew "Axl" Brammer, 2014, in Laramie, WY, USA.

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  1. 1 Degeneration 03:24 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Suffocate 04:58 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Sleep 04:13 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Careless 05:31 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Amity Road 06:38 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Away 08:06 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Ache and Agony (A Song for the Sleepless) 07:13 Lyrics
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