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Walter Sickert - Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Mary Widow – Vocals, Mandolin, Percussion
Rachel Jayson – Viola, Glockenspiel, Toy Piano, Vocals
Matt Zappa – Drums, Percussion, Vocals
(Children of the Cauldron, Come Black Magic, Behave,
Odd Stories, Old Skin, Army of Me, Whole Way Down)
Mike Leggio – Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Vocals
jojo Lazar – Ukulele, Flute, Vocals
Tee Jay – Drums, Percussion
(The Legend of Squid and Moon, Where’s Your Ghost, Hollow
Points, Dull Boy)
Meff – Electric Guitar, Mandolin, E-bow, Mustache
(The Legend of Squid and Moon, Where’s Your Ghost, Hollow
Points, Dull Boy)
Blake Girndt – Guitar, Skeleton Dance, Percussion, Vocals
(Children of the Cauldron, Come Black Magic, Behave,
Odd Stories, Old Skin, Army of Me, Whole Way Down)
Edrie – Accordion, Broken Toys, Vocals
Wednesday Alice – Vocals



Produced and Engineered by Joel Simches

Art & Design by Walter Sickert


Produced and Engineered by Joel Simches

Studio Assistant Jamie Rowe

Original photos by Jenny Bergman, Jonathan Beckley & Hans Wendland

Recorded at The Record Company. Additional tracking at Sonic Enchantment Specialists Ltd.

Additional Sonic Chocobliss™ – Joel Simches

Thank you Alison Martins for additional Vocals, percussion, and Wednesday wrangling.

Army of Me – Originally written by Björk Guðmundsdóttir, used with permission.

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released September 9, 2016

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to everyone who has Come Black Magic with us:

Our Kickstarter Backers - without whom this album WOULD NOT EXIST outside of the ETHER.

Joel Simches - who artfully crafted the sonic-scapes on this album and makes magic of our live sound as well.

Matt McArthur, Jesse Vengrove, Jamie Rowe and the rest of The Record Company crew - for technical and aural assistance above and beyond the call of duty.

Björk Guðmundsdóttir - for allowing us the honor of covering Army of Me

Alison Martins - for being everywhere

Our WIREFOREST Family for encouraging our shenanigans

The Secret Bureau of Art and Design, Jenny Bergman, Jonathan Beckley, Hand Wendland, Clinic, Wu-Tang, Torrent Engine 18, Jaggery, POWER SLUT, What Time is it Mr. Fox?, Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Fucking Palmer (and those in her crew who make that "Fucking" rad), Zoe Keating, Dead Milkmen, Jim Henson, Aleister Crowley, Alan Moore, Dorchester, Joyce Linehan, true Norwegian black metal, nudity, The Tiger Lillies, The Cloud Club, Lee Ann Farruga, Cynthia von Buhler, The SLUTS, the Boston Music Scene, Crowley, Company One, Sophia Cacciola, Betty Widerski, Michael J. Epstein, Sepiachord, Jobie, Kristilyn - Zombie Romance, TIWY, Cthulhu, Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, Kris Jenson, Team Widow, Anthony Pedone, Mike Pecci, Ian McFarland, chaos, Bobby McCarthy, Clare Collar, friends, family, loved ones & all believers of dreams, The Lazar-Bates, all of the bands that we have the pleasure of sharing the stage with, and all of the fans that keep coming out and supporting us (this album was funded by YOU!!!! and if you bought this at a show, you're pretty much giving us gas money to get home)!



“If you don’t have a band of people who SUPPORT, LOVE & LIFT UP each other, you ain’t got shit.” WS

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Track Name: Children Of The Cauldron
Children of the Cauldron
We will not tremble before the pit where fantasy condemns itself to torture
Its own tiny monsters all sailing is doomed that’s the sailor’s way
Faster faster faster faster faster
Way down beneath the surface, the ghostly leviathans scrape their eyelids open
On the swollen, infernal doors, and on their hinges great harsh thunder and violent currents pumping darkness
Not a speck of light is showing
Now surrounded on all sides

Awake
Arise
Or be forever fallen
Limbs tendrils hooves and horns
Rise up from the deep
Rise up and be born
Glorious children of the cauldron
Jettison yourself into the sharp toothed maw and
Join us
Join us
Join us
Track Name: Come Black Magic
Secret sand blood from your lover
Tooth and nail secrets discover
Rise up from death
Raise up another
This one will, this spell will this spell will
Make you come make you come make you come
Black magic
Take these two lips and put them together
Blood on the stones bones and feathers
Draw a door knock three times and enter
This one will, this spell will, this spell will
Make you come make you come make you come
Black magic

Blue fire focus rubies and locusts both right eyes from a two headed snake
Nightshade and onyx erotic tonics the strange skull that we found in the lake
Take these pages that were covered in ash
Bind them together in a book made of flesh
Write down your name, this quill has teeth the ceremony is about to peak
It will make you come make you come make you come
Black magic
Make you come make you come make you come
Black magic
Black magic
Black magic
Black magic


Make you come, make you come make you come black magic
Track Name: The Legend of Squid and Moon
When you wish upon a star it makes no difference what you are
Animal machine automaton that bleeds
For the witches in the sea
Death to your patriarchy
Have you heard, the legend of the squid and moon
Have you heard, the legend of Hecate’s moon

When you wish upon a wasteland you’ll get swallowed by the quicksand
Immortal machine, we’ve all been deceived
For the witches in the sea
Death to your patriarchy

Have you heard, the legend of the squid and moon
Have you heard, the legend of Hecate’s moon

Have you heard, the legend of the squid and moon
Have you heard, the legend of Hecate’s moon

When you wish upon Hecate all the stars and moons are waiting
Aphelion believe we’ve all been deceived

For the witches in the sea
Death to your patriarchy

Have you heard, the legend of the squid and moon
Have you heard, the legend of Hecate’s moon
Track Name: Behave
Mama said all the diamonds are flawed in you
Daddy said he don’t love us anymore, you it’s true
Mama said they tried to drown us once before
The ocean water don’t take to our lungs no more

I won’t lay down, in a shallow grave
I won’t lay down

Mama said all that’s wrong is because of you
Daddy said he gave up his dreams, you know it’s true
Mama said they tried to drown us twice before
The ocean water don’t take to our lungs no more

I won’t lay down, in a shallow grave
I won’t lay down, I will not behave

I won’t lay down, in a shallow grave
I won’t lay down, I will not behave

I will not behave I will not behave I will not behave

Mama said when we were born, she died
Daddy said it was our magic made her lose her mind
Mama said they tried to drown us thrice before
The ocean water don’t take to our lungs no more
We won’t lay down, in a shallow grave
We won’t lay down, I will not behave

We won’t lay down, in a shallow grave
We won’t lay down, I will not behave

We will not behave we will not behave we will not behave
Track Name: Where’s Your Ghost
Where’s Your Ghost when you need her most
Where’s Your Ghost when you need her most
All stretched out, in the noose you love
All stretched out in the nude

Where’s Your Ghost when you need her most
Where’s Your Ghost when you need her most
Silver bullets
Cloves of Garlic
Crucifixes
Still won’t stop, me and my friends

When you need her most
Where’s your ghost
When you need her

Holy ship down
We’re sinking on Neptune

Holy ship down
We’re sinking on Neptune
Neptune Neptune Neptune
Track Name: Odd Stories
Used to say all
That you build is gone

But I don’t mind living outside of your walls

Kermit the frog, Salvador Dali
Species of all the tapestries I’m blessed to bless my braid with

Odd Stories
Odd Stories
Odd Stories

I fall and count, the windows down
Get lost in a forest of discarded emergency room visits

Can we get lost in an ambulance of never again penitent cops

Kermit the frog, Salvador Dali
Species of all the tapestries I’m blessed to bless my braid with

Odd Stories
Odd Stories
Odd Stories

Tell me sister, will you beat me off, will you kiss me or will you keep me after school
See, I’ve been fooling around with my rosary, refused to be something so easily molded and thrown away

Kermit the frog, Salvador Dali
Species of all the tapestries I’m blessed to bless my braid with

Odd Stories
Odd Stories
Odd Stories

Tell me sister, will you beat me off, will you kiss me or will you keep me after school
See, I’ve been fooling around with my rosary, refused to be something so easily molded and thrown away
Track Name: Hollow Points
What do you get when you fall asleep at the wheel
Revenge of the dungeon feel

Coming up, split tongue is that a ghost or the dog
One letter two letter three letter four
They knock down all with their goose-stepping dolls
Click clack, there’s a hole in your jacket
You are never coming back, no matter how you ask it

She is, our long lost savior
She is, our long lost savior

Lead us to the gallows, open this place with the hollow
Bullet points to the top so smooth
Like a ghost removal that never stops
Load it up, grind down, halo to the tippy top

We said Buttle but we meant Tuttle
And it’s too late
Come back from the grand sweepstakes
Lose ends tie up like nooses
And them goose-stepping pigs have been spotted on the lose since

She is, our long lost savior
She is, our long lost savior
She is, our long lost savior
She is, our long lost savior
Track Name: Old Skin
Tear off your old skin
Come on to your throne
You’re growing horns now
It’s just part of the show

You burning so bright
That’s why I call you my flame
Tear off your old skin
Let yourself out in the rain

Tear off your old skin
Let yourself outside

You’re growing claws now
But none of your lovers will mind
You burring so bright, that’s why I call you my flame
I see a pack of dogs
They all love me the same

I know we will so pay for loving
I know we will so pay for falling in love
Track Name: Dull Boy
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no play makes blood and destroys
All work and no play makes Walt a dull boy
All work and no play I had a dream I killed my family

Redrum says the little man in my mouth
He said he’s never ever ever coming out
Momma will daddy hurt us
Momma will daddy kill us

Redrum says the little man in my mouth
He said he’s never ever ever coming out
Momma will daddy hurt us
Momma will daddy kill us

REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM

Come play with us
Come play
Come play with us
Come play

Forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever

REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM

Ride the goose to the Promised Land
Who put the axe into the caretaker’s hand
Is that the place that you always stand
They overlooked all the burial plans

REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
REDRUM
Track Name: Whole Way Down
Let the old Devil in
Let the old Devil in
Let the old Devil in
Let the old Devil in
Let the old Devil in
Let the old Devil in
Let the old Devil in
Let the old Devil in

The whole way down
Way down

I’ve been living on monkey skulls
I’ve been living way down below
I’ve been living on chicken bones
I’ve been living way down below

I speak Latin though
I spit Latin though

I’ve been collecting knives knives in the back in the back back back back back back back back
The whole way down
Way down

Do you want the taste of rubies
Do you want to raise the dead
Are you a full moon lover
Will you sign my book in red

I speak fire though
I spit fire though

I’ve been collecting knives knives in the back in the back back back back back back back back
The whole way down
Way down
The whole way down
Way down

I’ve been waiting for too long
I’ve been waiting for far too long
I’ve been waiting for too long
I’ve been waiting for far too long
They been killing for too long
They been killing for too long
They been killing for too long
They been killing for too long
Been scared for too long
Been scared for too long
Been scared for too long
Been scared for too long
They had the power for too long
They had the power for too long
They had the power for too long
They had the power for too long
They had the power for too long
They had the power for too long
They had the power for too long
They had the power for too long
They had the power for too long
They had the power for too long
They had the power for too long
They had the power for too long

The whole way down
Way down
The whole way down
Way down
The whole way down
Way down
The whole way down
Way down

The whole way down
Way down
The whole way down
Way down

Let Mr. Scratch in
Let Mr. Scratch in

The whole way down
Way down

The whole way down
Way down