Guitarist, vocalist, and lyricist for Confusion Master, Stephan Kurth discloses, “‘In The Shadow Of The Bong’ draws inspiration from the three antidotes to the absurdity of life according to Albert Camus. Conditions must be fulfilled to be translated in consequences such as revolt, freedom and passion. Camus’ call to a greater degree of understanding among people and greater sincerity building on mankind becoming ultimately frank and free to allow communication inspired this song. This all we wrapped up in a Cavity-/Iron Monkey-inspired riffage. Enjoy!”
Awaken is out now through an LP/CD package and digital release via Exile On Mainstream; place preorders for the LP HERE and the digital through iTunes, Amazon, and all other major providers. Japanese label Bonten Records is releasing a CD only-version on their own. The LP will contain a CD version of these tracks and three additional bonus songs which will later be released on vinyl as limited edition split records with other bands to maintain this ongoing venture in an interesting way.