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The summoning circle has been drawn. The candles have been lit. The inscriptions have been recited. As the ritual ends, you look up and find a well dressed man in a suit standing before you.... at least - you think he's a man. He has the body of a man, but in his hands he holds a large skull of an animal you don't recognize above his face. Or maybe it is his face... You have enough strength to ask who he is, but you already know before he tells you. "I'm The Devil", he replies.

Blue Stahli's sophomore album The Devil has been gaining momentum for some time, with two chapters being released in order to prepare fans for the eclectic new tone this album brings. Never one to give the audience what they expect, Blue Stahli moves with the grace of something otherworldly in between genres as if they have never existed at all. From heavy metal guitar riffs that sound most at home in a run-down dive bar under catch pop vocals that you swear you've heard on the radio, or bass-heavy, lo-fi swamp stomper blues along side tracks with glitched out electronics, hip-hop beats and even a dash of 8-bit flair, you'll hear the perfect mixture of dark, mysterious, alluring and infectious that you would expect from an album called The Devil. Summoning the assistance of Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies) for her unique brand of bass guitar mastery, Mark Salomon (Stavesacre, Neon Horse, and The Crucified) for his trademark vocal work, and Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Blessthefall) to mix it all together, Blue Stahli delivers an album that has to be heard to be believed. Just be warned, once you summon The Devil, you'll never get rid of it....

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released October 2, 2015

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Track Name: Not Over Til We Say So (feat. Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies)
-VERSE-
On endless floors
And corridors
Weak but not broken

And through the rust
It's hunting us
The last breath is spoken

-CHORUS-
You'll never stop me, stop me
I'll bring an army with me
It's never over, over
And it's not over til we say so


-VERSE-
It keeps us here
And knows our fear
A kindred divider

So stand up to
The path we knew
We'll scream through the wires


-CHORUS-
You'll never stop me, stop me
I'll bring an army with me
It's never over, over
And it's not over til we say so
Track Name: Armageddon
-VERSE-
I am the beast
I am the earth
I am the blood that fills the sky

I am the feast
of famine thirst
And every will to justify


-CHORUS-
It's every day
and every night

My own war
To take it head on

With every wrong 
And every right

Back for more
It's armageddon


-HOOK-
Armageddon
Come, come and get it

Armageddon, baby

Armageddon
Come, come and get it


-VERSE-
I am the flesh
I am the flame
A temple to carnality

We are enmeshed
Sacred, profane
Reflected through brutality


-CHORUS-
It's every day
and every night

My own war
To take it head on

With every wrong 
And every right

Back for more
It's armageddon


-HOOK-
Armageddon
Come, come and get it

Armageddon, baby

Armageddon
Come, come and get it
Track Name: Down In Flames
-VERSE 1-
Shame
Wear the pity and the blame
Basking in the glow
A lovely crown of thorns

Cliche
Overdramatic display
An unwelcome show
Of steady undertow


-CHORUS-
You'll make 'em watch while you go down in flames
Self-inflicted pretty little martyr
If forcing empathy
Is as clever as you can be
We'll gladly watch while you go down in flames
Burn baby burn


-VERSE 2-
Vain
You're the Abel and the Cain
No coincidence
You crave an audience

Stray
Committed to the decay
Fake mercy pose
And on and on it goes


-CHORUS-
You'll make 'em watch while you go down in flames
Self-inflicted pretty little martyr
If forcing empathy
Is as clever as you can be
We'll gladly watch while you go down in flames
Burn baby burn
Track Name: Enemy
-Verse-
Lost
In the time
In the way
Gone but not forgotten

New
Secret crimes
To repay
Now the walls have fallen


-Pre Chorus-
And so it's now or never


-Chorus-
I'm breathing in
I'm breathing out
I'll cut the ties that hold me down

I'm breathing in
I'm breathing out
I'll be the enemy


-Verse 2-

Caught
Quicksand grip
Pull me in
Whisper faith in sickness

Soon
Kill the myth
I'll begin
Be the first to witness


-Pre Chorus-
And so it's now or never


-Chorus-
I'm breathing in
I'm breathing out
I'll cut the ties that hold me down

I'm breathing in
I'm breathing out
I'll be the enemy
Track Name: Ready Aim Fire
-VERSE-
Seven million strung out on ambition
Sea of relay high rise in remission

All with a hope and a plan to make it out
Give up the ghost when they try to push it down

Now

-CHORUS-
Ready, Aim, Fire


-VERSE-
Die a thousand deaths in hesitation 
Far beyond the spark of inspiration

Close to the soul and away from all the doubt
Live what is known when you hear the softest sound

Say

-CHORUS-
Ready, Aim, Fire
Track Name: Rockstar
-VERSE-
They tell you that
You're staying here
In white walled observation

It's terminal
Or so they fear
Well-meaning resignation


-PRE CHORUS-
Whenever you feel that the world is a lie
A cruel and merciless hope homicide
You gotta fight it with everything you have inside


-CHORUS-
You are a rockstar
A superhero
Get up, get up
And show 'em what you're made of

You know what you are
So let the fear go
Get up, get up
And show 'em what you're made of


-VERSE-
Adversity
A souvenir
To spark your transformation

Tenacity
Is growing near
And here's the inspiration


-PRE CHORUS-
Whenever you feel that the world is a lie
A cruel and merciless hope homicide
You gotta fight it with everything you have inside


-CHORUS-
You are a rockstar
A superhero
Get up, get up
And show 'em what you're made of

You know what you are
So let the fear go
Get up, get up
And show 'em what you're made of
Track Name: The Fall
-VERSE 1-
You've bought all the happiness
But you still want more

Parade all that you possess
Though there's no one keeping score

Dreaming of vertigo
From the highest fame

Feeling the undertow
When it starts to break


-CHORUS-
Everything will fall away
Someday
All that's real is what remains
To always


-VERSE 2-
A cage of the tangible
All you had to own

You poor social cannibal
What's left when you lose the throne

We're of the same affair
Pride before the fall

We'll see what's truly there
When it takes us all


-CHORUS-
Everything will fall away
Someday
All that's real is what remains
To always
Track Name: Shoot Em Up
-VERSE-
We'll put your picture on a magazine
Gotta get your face on a video screen

We'll make you famous if you're helping us out
Boost the ratings with the panic route

That's the way
That's the way
You gotta
Give 'em all a show

-PRE CHORUS-
Get your gun, get your gun baby
And shoot it up, shoot it up

-CHORUS-
We'll help you pull the trigger
We'll tell you what to say
Just leave it all up to us and
We'll help you make 'em pay

We'll help you pull the trigger
We'll tell you what to say
Just leave it all up to us and
We'll help you make 'em pay


-VERSE-
It doesn't matter if you disagree
We're making it hand over fist on tragedy

The revolution will be televised
But just the part that we can monetize

That's the way
That's the way
You gotta
Give 'em all a show


-PRE CHORUS-
Get your gun, get your gun baby
And shoot it up, shoot it up


-CHORUS-
We'll help you pull the trigger
We'll tell you what to say
Just leave it all up to us and
We'll help you make 'em pay

We'll help you pull the trigger
We'll tell you what to say
Just leave it all up to us and
We'll help you make 'em pay
Track Name: You'll Get What's Coming (feat. Mark Salomon)
-VERSE-
Get what you give
I always say
Be careful who you trust

A friendly shiv
A sad cliche
The disingenuous

If what you see
Is what you get
You show a second face

It's treachery
In silhouette
So here's the coup de grace


-CHORUS-
You'll get what's coming to you
You'll get what's coming


-VERSE-
The quest for fame
Does not impress
If that's the model trait

A petty game
To dispossess
Who you manipulate

The veil is thin
And minimal 
The key to your success

The plan to win
Political
It's who you suck the best


-CHORUS-
You'll get what's coming to you
You'll get what's coming
Track Name: The Devil
-VERSE-
Forcing of the hand
A whisper in the ear
Spirit of enabling

Sinister command
Of what I want to hear
I'm the only one who pulls my strings


-CHORUS-
I'm the devil
Living in the pride

I'm the devil
No one's hands are tied

I'm the devil
Damnation dignified

I'm the devil
And it's only me inside



-VERSE-
Why would you pretend
Your will is not your own
Claiming something pushed you there

Don't mean to condescend
But it's you and you alone
You're the architect of your despair


-CHORUS-
And I'm the devil
Living in the pride

I'm the devil
No one's hands are tied

I'm the devil
Damnation dignified

I'm the devil
And it's only me inside
Track Name: Demon
-VERSE-
I said
"Lord, lord, lord"
It's a long dark road

And my tongue's a sword
When speaking gold


In my deep down soul
I am flies and blood

And it's black as coal
In this heart of mud


-CHORUS-
And they say,
"You got a demon"


-VERSE-
And I'm home sweet home
Like a herd of swine

And the seeds I've sewn
Well they're mine all mine

They're down so low
In floorboard rest

There's a great big hole
Straight through my chest

-CHORUS-
And they say,
"You got a demon"