Coping Mechanism EP

by Judicator

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Brand new EP featuring the song 'Coping Mechanism' off our upcoming album 'At the Expense of Humanity'

Also features re-recording of 'Tu N'es Pas Mort, Coquin?' and an acoustic version of 'The Iron Duke' off our first album 'King of Rome'


released 03 May 2014

John Yelland – Vocals
Tony Cordisco – Rhythm, Lead, and Acoustic Guitars
Joshua Payne – Lead Guitar
Jordan Elcess – Bass Guitar
Chris Kelly – Drums
Tyler Sherrill – Keyboards

Brett Windnagle – Mixing/Mastering
Tony Cordisco – Guitar/Bass Engineering
Jordan Elcess – Drum Engineering
John Yelland – Vocal Engineering

Lyrics by John Yelland
Music by Tony Cordisco and Tyler Sherrill



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Judicator Tucson, Arizona

Judicator is a US Power Metal band formed by Tony C (Project: Roenwolfe) and John Yelland (Disforia). They currently have two critically acclaimed full length albums 'King of Rome' and 'Sleepy Plessow' available for free download, with a third 'At the Expense of Humanity' coming Late Summer/Early Fall of 2014. The new album will feature a full band lineup for the first time in the band's career. ... more

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Track Name: Coping Mechanism
You say I'm angry, I can't deny that it's burning at my nerves
But that's only the symptom
You say I'm searching, I tell you now that the things which I have found
Could crush your fragile state of mind

I call it folklore

Wander the moonscape, let your spirit fly
Disguised as strength and yet I never question why
Wander the moonscape, a dreamworld farewell
Your id desires freedom, subterfuge by self

Born in my mind a seed of misanthropic fear
I can't identify as one of you, I know
It's not a phase and it's not a stretch, I'd love rid myself this useless cage of flesh

We call it folklore

Wander the hallways, let your spirit fly
Disguised as innocence, you never question why
Wander the hallways, a conscious farewell
Your id desires freedom, subterfuge by self

Wander the hospital, let your spirit die
I am a lonely vessel, a candle in the night
Wander the hospital, subconscious farewell
Mem'ries and time fade, how long can broken ships sail?

Lies and lies from generations die
Yet I'm the only one who seems to question why we're here
Track Name: Tu N'es Pas Mort, Coquin?
See Sir Frederick Ponsonby, commander of the 12th Light Dragoons
And General Jacquinot reacts, the French can see we'll hold our own with smiles

Enter the fearsome lancers

Savage and terrifying, they pierce my flesh

Wounded in both my arms and

Out of control I plunge into the fray

Explore the limits of yourself
And ask yourself just how much can you take

When one can take abuse with smiles

Then he in turn may lead his men as sons

When I open up my eyes and try to lift myself out of the mud
Hear, "Tu n'es pas mort, coquin?" and quickly followed by another blow

I feel the steel inside me
The pain is overwhelming and blinding

I taste the blood arising

My lung is pierced and soon I slip away

I once again awaken

So paralyzed, forsaken and alone

I'm robbed in empty pockets

A tirailleur will use me as a shield

Explore the limits of yourself
And ask yourself just how much can you take

When one can take abuse with smiles

Then he in turn may lead his men as sons
Track Name: The Iron Duke
All that I've left behind

All that I've sacrificed

Never I'll fight again

Blood is too high a price

One night before, every chair in here was filled

Empty inside, staring at vacant thrones of my kin

Pride undone

Battles lost,
wars we won

Count the cost

Reading the list of slain, weeping in deepening dismay

There is still loss in gain, do not congratulate

One night before, every belief in me was false
Empty inside, sit on a throne I don't deserve

Now that we've spoken, now that we've won
Pray it's all over, peace has begun