"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..." (Jack Kerouac)
Fueled by a burning restlessness, YOUR LIFE ON HOLD is the melancholic yet comforting soundtrack to a life of loneliness and loss. The music expresses the inner torments when life is mired in sorrow and despair, yet also seeks to console the wounded soul and ease the gnawing sense of devastation. YOUR LIFE ON HOLD are goth rock perfection. Dreamy and atmospheric guitars bring brightness and color to the dark compositions, while a tight and solid rock sound at times transforms melancholy into a furious, harder wall of sound. Inner demons are exorcised with lyrics full of disillusionment, pain, and devastation:
"Every night it happens, every night I die
I wash away the pain with a gun in my hand
I have a thousand dreams so I can fill up that hole
I have a loaded gun for my twisted soul"
But even in the darkness there is always a glimmer of light and hope. Melancholic songs like 'Phoenix' and 'Falling' offer more solace, while the furious monster 'Exorcism' is the intense embodiment of a burning restlessness of a driven soul.
"Did I wake the devil, or you instead?
Did I wake the demons inside your head?"
YOUR LIFE ON HOLD explore all possible forms of the genre and turn them into an adventurous and varied musical journey. "Burning For The Ancient Connection" was mixed by Artaud Seth (Merciful Nuns, Garden Of Delight), who gave the tracks their final exciting touch.