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Panopticism: Belong​/​Be Lost


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Belong and be lost In the cage of our zoneless confinement  We are words without synonyms or antonyms, shouted to deaf ears that are only prone to labial reading and to the comforting caducity of all their replaceable truths that they think they’ve heard yet no one has ever pronounced. We are a soundless noise piercing the wall of silence to unfold its depth We are the echoing anomaly bouncing between the inexistent borders of an open air cave an open air cave
Scar? 04:20
Some are sorry for the marks left on the ground behind them yet too obtuse to care about what lies ahead before being wiped out by someone else’s stupidity In front of one’ steps is behind somebody’s shoulder, behind one shoulders is before somebody else’s steps, marching ahead towards the end of times, some politely waiting in line for their time to come. Some refuse to acknowledge yet their mouths grins the static noise of an old recording from a new recital Other pacing other people strides and conjuring potency and no justice and death without a scar? Conjuring fallacy and no intention and life without a scar
Pluto feeds his wealth with tears and fears The mundane corruption of our understanding of the universals Chains our minds to the chair of forgetfulness They keep silent so that death won't wake up and retaliate Or praise the name to exorcize They show reproach for those who don’t want to ascend or climb Because they know they will all fall
For our dead and for all those who have escaped the pack to hunt alone and hear their howls inside their jaws Away - from the slowness of revenge Our insolence ristored Away - from the sovereign of fate We will roam
Your abandonment is my salvation,  Your Rejection the rite of my private cult of death  Social exclusion is spiritual reintegration  A Counter pilgrimage to The Ship of fools  Dark disorder - moving chaos  Head empty before becoming a skull Ex-tradition, Excluded, Existence  Ex-tradition, Expulsion, Exile  Anti-modernist ex-tradition
(from an interview with Theodor Adorno) “I believe, in fact, that attempts to bring political protest together with popular music, that is, with entertainment music, are for the following reasons doomed from the start. The entire sphere of popular music, even there where it dresses itself up in modernist guise, is to such a degree inseparable from past temperament, from consumption, from the cross eyed transfixion with amusement, that attempts to outfit it with a new function remains entirely superficial. And I have to say that when somebody sets himself up and for whatever reason sings maudlin music about Vietnam being unbearable, I find that really it is this song that is in fact unbearable, in that by taking the horrendous and making it somehow consumable, it ends up wringing something like consumption qualities out of it”
I can seal my lips and reject your body – humankind a malnourished ghost the vision of terror of those you force-fed and gave death to hunts me like a colony of infested parasites molding their descendants into replaceable cells disposable units of unthinkable nothingness Humankind a malnourished ghost a vision of horror for those you exalted and gave words (to) and no sense like a colony of infested parasites molding their descendants into replaceable cells disposable units of unthinkable nothingness I can seal my lips and reject your body – humankind a malnourished ghost The vision of horror for those you exalted and gave words to disgust me
Like a three headed dog guarding the bloodstained path to the dark descent Howling, gnashing, grinding teeth and hopes Making a high trash pile of all The past, present and future the was, is and will be not Cutting through thick skin a blade to rip the ellipse a snake set free to move ahead and let the shell crumble and the world collapse Break the infi/nite Break the infi/nite
We are one thought away from division, and no actions or words can deviate this trajectory. We are gonna board soon and be gone. Be lost. Belong. Be lost Although existence is nothing, its paradox is to manifest itself. Like the fool emanating from the source madness finds both manifestation and opposition in the world of things and the universe of matter. My Diversity its not eccentricity Madness is nothing in its movement of division from the world of things, yet its paradox is to manifest itself and coagulate life. The fool and the devil, same thing as we dissent and coagulate We are one thought away from division, and no action or words can deviate this trajectory. We are gonna board soon and be gone. Be lost. Belong. Be lost
Evokism II 03:35
Abolition breaks the truth in life, surrounded by pain Dissolution floods and digs the shores of void, coincided by terror Dead is better  Cliffs over the abyss death over absence and Silence against nonsense  Breach without reconciliation Dead is better  Driving Spite to its limits and to accomplish the final act


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A solo project by Void, founding member of ANTROPOFAGUS back in 1996 and mastermind behind their seminal full-length “No Waste of Flesh” (1999), FEED THEM DEATH are ready to push the boundaries of extreme metal with their sophomore release. “Panopticism: Belong / Be Lost” is a brilliant example of avant-grind music that expands the band's death/grind roots by incorporating the heaviness of the sludgiest doom, the dark misanthropic speed of black metal, and the most hurtful and disturbing frequencies of drone music together with other experimental noise elements, thus reshaping FEED THEM DEATH's extreme music proposal into something uniquely sick, obscure and avant-garde.

A concept album inspired by “Discipline and Punish” and “Madness and Civilization” by philosopher and social theorist Michel Foucault, “Panopticism: Belong / Be Lost” elaborates on how all outcasts have been excluded and isolated within the borderless prison of the “great confinement”, the method by which society had perfected its grip on humankind by pushing individuality to the margins and labelling the diverse as madman, depriving a vast spectrum of our civilisation of their right to exist, yet exploiting them so they could become lab rats for classification and investigation, or cheap labour upon which they kept building wealth for the few.

The original cover art and layout by Guglielmo Rossi and Bandiera create a kaleidoscopic nightmare of blurred visions and sinister scrutiny that splendidly work together with FEED THEM DEATH's caustic sounds, to convey the claustrophobic confinement of a panoptical society where the maze of intersecting gazes has rendered us all victims and executioners of one another, unwittingly sustaining the mechanism of exclusion of the diverse. “The full implication of the Panopticon as envisioned by Jeremy Bentham in the 18th century had to wait three centuries to be grounded deep in our everyday life, in an age of surveillance technology and social estrangement which could be now aptly referred to as Panopticism,” Void comments. And concludes: “Those who don’t belong are lost: for those who don’t belong we raise our voice in a solitary chant of discord and praise to their individuality”.


released April 17, 2020

Void - guitars, bass, drums, synth, vocals, programming, production

Guest vocals by Argento (SPITE EXTREME WING D:M:) and Luigi Cara (DEATHCRUSH, SPELL OF DECAY, MALIGNANT DEFECATION). Theremin by Ays Kura (DIE KUR). Machines and noises by Davide Destro (LACOLPA, MACABRO DIO).

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Void and Dave Tavecchia at Twilight Studio. Covert art and layout by Guglielmo Rossi/Bandiera

Cat. Nr. IVR126


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