Under the Knife


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EUGENIC DEATH was formed in late 2010 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Band name was Chosen to draw attention to society's overall view, mistreatment and neglect of the poor.

Jonathan McCanless-lead guitarist-had long desired to get his music into mass circulation and decided in late 2010 that the only way to accomplish this was to start a band with the most dedicated and talented musicians he could find.The natural choice for vocals was Keith Davis, whose voice is reminiscent of legends like Chuck Billy of Testament and Max Cavalera of Sepultura. Jonathan had previously been in another local band with Keith and knew his capacity for producing harsh sounding thrash vocals.

The other member of that original band was Shane Lucas, a bassist whose style is heavily influenced by Steve Harris of Iron Maiden. His creative bass parts harmonized perfectly with Jonathan's guitars.
Unsure of where to find a drummer Jonathan turned to Keith and Shane to find the perfect fit. Keith immediately offered Ian Pasquini, from High Point, NC. Influenced by Mastodon, Slayer, and Dying Fetus. Ian earned his place as Eugenic Death's first drummer

In 2012, Eugenic Death's debut album "Crimes Against Humanity" was released by Heaven and Hell Records. A year later Ian Pasquini parted ways with the band due to personal reasons. The following year Shane Lucas also parted ways with the band.
In 2014 the recording process for Eugenic Death's second album "Under The Knife" began. Geoff Lapenta was recruited to perform drums on the album. Jonathan McCanless on guitars and bass, and Keith Davis once again on vocals.

The second album took four years to complete and was recorded in many different locations around the country, including The Lodge out of Indianapolis and Bunker Sound out of Chapel Hill, NC. Engineered by Steven Raets and John E Wooten IV. Mixed by Steven Raets and John E Wooten IV. Mastered by Steven Raets. Cover art created by Marija Vilotijevic, model: Courtney Simonds


released March 15, 2019

Jonathan McCanless- Guitar and Bass
Keith Davis- Vocals
Geoff “Hippie” La Penta- Drums
All music composed by Jonathan McCanless
Guest Musicians for Hara Shiva- Lavanya Narayanan, female vocals; Ajay Ravichandran, Mridangam
Recorded at Hemispheres Recording in Raleigh, NC, The Lodge Recording Studio in Indianapolis, IN, and Bunker Sounds Studio in Chapel Hill NC. Engineered by Steven Raets and John E Wooten IV. Mixed by Steven Raets and John E Wooten IV. Mastered by Steven Raets. Recorded (Drums, Guitars, and Bass), Mixed, and Mastered at Bunker Sound Studio, Chapel Hill, NC.
Cover Art- Marija Vilotijevic, Model: Courtney Simonds


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Track Name: Indoctrinate
Lyrics by K Davis, J McCanless
I have walked this bloody path
That was paved for peace
Just why can't you see
We'll all die on the battlefield
That was built on suffering
In a world of endless pain
Our loss becomes their gain
I will hope no more
Standing tall, justice for all
We the people, peace is what we are fighting for

Distract, Deceive, Divide, Disarm
What we build they will destroy
Distract, Deceive, Divide, Disarm
Distract, Deceive, Divide, Disarm
What we build they will destroy
Distract, Deceive, Divide, Disarm

Living in a lie of the aftermath
Where the truth is out of reach
You can't decipher what is real anymore
False prophecies they will teach
All the innocent are slain
The process repeats again
Evil has no cure
Warning all at our beck and call
Slam the hammer this is war

But the god is the same
Religious propaganda by design
War torn
Villages decree
Join the cause or die with the divine
War cries
In the name of peace
Decade after decade they are sung
More lies
Intended to deceive
Indoctrinate the masses and they've won
Track Name: The Citizen Patrol
The Citizen Patrol
Lyrics: J McCanless
Trapped in a cell you think you’re free
Controlling what you believe
Open your eyes but you can’t see
Our designed reality
You are us and we are you
Assembly line of dictated thought
You live and breathe what you’ve been taught

Marketing ploy a way of life
In this war no one survives
Programmed to be a slave until you die
Virus scan now complete poisoned minds remain asleep
Nowhere to hide there’s no retreat

We tell you what to think
We tell you how to act
We tell you how to live your life
We tell you what is fact
Thought police in command
Independent thought will not withstand
The brutal force the citizen patrol

All kneel
All hail
All kneel before the citizen patrol

Police yourself
Stay in line
Only thoughts of us will survive
If you resist you will die
We’re all you are
We’re all you need
Beyond the gates will set you free
A life lived in slavery
Track Name: The Devil's Tower
The Devils Tower
Lyrics: J McCanless
Trapped alone No easy way out
Positive thoughts turn to doubt
Endlessly searching for an escape
Screaming for help in hopes you’ll be saved

Your fate is sealed
Your death revealed
The blade you’ll feel
Counting down the hours
Dragged through the halls
Chained to the wall
Execution in the Devils tower

Innocent victims condemned to die
Battered and beaten No reason why
Sharpen the axes Sharpen the blades
Death an act of charity Relief the end will bring

In this place where time stands still
Victims are taken against their will
The masters will gather to drink their blood
Spilling from vessels Blood lust fulfilled
Feeding on the agony they gladly inflict
Deriving pleasure from hopelessness
Inhuman monsters confined to darkness
Anxiously awaiting the next attack

Devour the soul generate life
Necessary evil to balance the light
Breathe in the lifeforce expelled by death
Once obtained a thirst never quenched
Track Name: Witching Ground
Witching Ground
Lyrics: J McCanless
Scream in terror at the strike of three
Blackened figures surrounding me
Evil forces in the house
Something lurking beneath the ground

Cast a spell Descend to hell
Forever haunting beyond the grave
In the night awaken with fright
Fires burning bright the witching ground
In the darkness what do you see Ancient demonic sorcery
Returning to claim another child
The chosen ones belong to the witching ground

The hour draws near shaking with fear as the spirits arise
Possessed amulet book of the dead
Goat-headed star

Can’t run
Can’t hide
Evil dwells
Within your mind
Can’t escape
Can’t be free
Return to the earth forever beneath

Sign of the cross you have been marked
Sacrifice your firstborn child
The pact has been made the devil be praised
Small price for immortality
Track Name: Hara Shiva
Hara Shiva
Lyrics: L. Narayanan
Om Namah Shivaya
Hara Hara Shiva Shiva Chandrasekhara
Hara Hara Shiva Shiva Chandrasekhara
Omkara Hey, Hara Shambo Hey
Omkara Hey, Hara Sadashiva Hey
Track Name: Aghori Sadhus
Aghori Sadhus:
Lyrics: J McCanless
Purpose rituals embracing death
Find life’s meaning only when it ends
Destroy the ego and drift away
Deny the self one’s true salvation

Join our cult Reject your life
Illusionary thoughts leads to strife
Enter in where death abounds
You’re invited to the cremation grounds
Consuming flesh Reach a higher state
Cannibalistic practices Human skulls filled with blood
Transcendental Aghori Sadhus

Obscure our ways this life we choose
Nothing to gain This world we’ll lose
Burning bodies turns to ash
Embrace the future Embrace the past

Blessed by the gods we sacrifice
Mind and soul become one
Barbaric acts now purity
Human corruption of what should be

Symbol from ancient times
Preserve destroy free the mind
By false teachings we’ve been betrayed
In the Trisula we put our faith

Embracing evil there’s only good
Society’s programming is reversed
One with the dead from the earth returned
Till the day your flesh is burned
Track Name: Under the Knife
Under the Knife
Lyrics: J McCanless
Deplorable conditions a way of life
Struggling just to survive
Pray to the god above to set you free
Another dose is what you need
Searching for some relief
By the power of faith or death you will succeed
Under the knife

Overdose of Demerol
Pain too great can’t take the fall
Another prescription to refill
Now kept alive by machines
Unsuccessful surgery
let her die just pull the plug

The hands of time don’t stop for anyone
Living to die still you just press on
Patiently waiting for the end
The time is now reach out descend

Time is flying children crying
A mother dies
Under the knife is all you see
Time is flying children crying
Let her die
Under the knife eternity
Time is flying children crying
End of life
Under the knife eternally
Life and death just a blink of an eye

Nothing more that could be done
A decision made by her son
Lifeless body set aflame
A mother a wife now remains

Time is flying children crying
A mother dies
Under the knife is all you see
Time is flying children crying
Let her die
Under the knife eternity
Time is flying children crying
End of life
Under the knife eternally
It happened so quickly could it be suicide

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