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Sweden's Coldworker storms out of the gates with its debut The Contaminated Void. Conceived and created by Anders Jakobson (of the legendary Nasum) and his hand-picked selection of burgeoning metal players, Coldworker's razor-sharp attack is destined to send shockwaves through the international extreme scene. The Contaminated Void's fourteen tracks swarm with equal parts crushing riffs, blazing speed, and menacing vocal onslaughts. Outrageously agile guitars balance melodic leads with relentless aggression. From start to finish, The Contaminated Void burns with a ferocity and intensity rarely seen in any genre of metal. Simply stated, Coldworker and The Contaminated Void is among the finest Scandinavian metal this side of the 21st century.

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released November 6, 2006

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Sweden's COLDWORKER storms out of the gates with it's debut The Contaminated Void. Conceived and created by Anders Jakobson (of the legendary NASUM) and his hand picked selection of burgeoning metal players, COLDWORKER's razor-sharp attack is destined to send shockwaves through the international extreme scene.

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Track Name: The Interloper
His face is dead
Rotten soul within
Monolithic
Inhuman
Your fear will be his fuel

With his iron fist
He'll crush the weak with wrath
Raised to demolish man
Misanthropic mastermind

He'll interlope and dominate
Attack the world with hate
The mission is to devastate
Annihilate the human race

He is a plague
Ridden with disease
Putrefactive
Infected
Slowly spreading sickness

He'll come for you
When hunger strikes
Interloper
Consumer
Lust for the devourment

Lurking in the shallow darkness
Waiting for the weaker ones
Ready to inject his venom
Evil is as evil does

He'll interlope and dominate
Attack the world with hate
The mission is to devastate
Annihilate the human race
Track Name: D.E.A.D.
Disconnect from all that is true
Eradicate what used to be you
Annihilate in blind servitude
Demoralize until our demise
Salvation was never the key
Before a lie, we won't fall to our knees
Ravage and burn, it's all by the book
Sermons of old, fits us in the mold, while for answers we look

Predictions of doom
Shrouds the world in gloom

Walk in line, just a servant of the fools
Another burden to bear
Enslaved, restrained by limiting rules
It's a daymare...

Disconnect from all that is true
Eradicate what used to be you
Annihilate in blind servitude
Demoralize until our demise
Convert and conquer a legacy of hate
Rule and control the will to dominate
Rotten faith, our hands forever bound
To us there is no holy ground

Walk in line, just a servant of the fools
Another burden to bear
Enslaved, restrained by limiting rules
It's a daymare...
Track Name: An Unforgiving Season
Sowing seeds of apathy
In this field of dreams
Cultivating misery
Poisoning the stream
Reaping bitter harvest
As frost permeates
An unforgiving season
Coming on today

Reservoirs are draining
Bleeding life away
Water flow is waning
And no longer irrigates
There's nothing left to harvest
Famine rules the land
Curse of negativity
Turned fertile soil to sand

Alone, enslaved
Work and toil to no avail
Decay paves the way
Warmer season in its grave

And ripe with pain and hate
Vast and desolate
A field once free of woe
Now dark, dead and cold
Track Name: The Contaminated Void
Sinister silence
Forced into nothing
Terror commenced
In the contaminated void
Dead freezing cold
Kept in a psychic box
Like a story untold
He was the perverted toy

Growing... The seeds of his death
The silent state is the way to decay
Rotting... With a mind dead and gone
He is likely to die

Soulless statue
Devoid of motion
There's no virtue
In the contaminated void
Mentally carbonized
A cancerous soul
Numb and desensitized
Dead and reborn: Paranoid

Growing... The seeds of his death
The silent state is the way to decay
Rotting... With a mind dead and gone
He is likely to die

Unveiled secrets will haunt them
Public anger rise
Disturbing, sick visions now become clearer
We all despise

Sinister silence
Forced into nothing
Terror commenced
In the contaminated void
Dead freezing cold
Kept in a psychic box
Like a story untold
He was the perverted toy

Growing... The seeds of his death
The silent state is the way to decay
Rotting... With a mind dead and gone
He is likely to die
Track Name: Death Smiles At Me
Social decay in me
I strive for inner peace of mind
But yield to sicker needs
What's sane is left behind
My hands are used as tools
I'm on a random psycho path
Birth-marked confiding fools
Let loose the wrath

I'm dreading to see your existence erased
Forever chased by insanity
Aggressive measures so unpleasant to face
But death is smiling at me

Infected with a dose of lunacy
I'm losing grip of reality
A forthcoming fear of what grows within me
Increasing absence of empathy

Inside the circle range
And life was put on hold
Her fate in hands of a mind deranged
Wait and watch as death unfolds
The fury drives me deeper
Exploiting my supremacy
I impersonate the reaper
And the dark sides of humanity

My heart is pounding
A taste of blood in my mouth
Death smiles at me
I feel alive

Demanding to see your existence erased
Forever chased by insanity
Aggressive measures so unpleasant to face
Yet death is smiling with me
Track Name: A Custom-Made Hell
Blinded from the world outside
Restraining my moves
I have got nowhere to hide
I have nothing to prove

Barred reality, feeding hostility

Aligning with suffering, hatred reigns
Blind to the beating, dying in vain
Aligning with suffering, familiar with pain
Desirable meeting on the edge to what I sustain

They're refusing to show
But I am dying to see
This is a custom-made hell
Constructed only for me

Forced and compelled
Limitations exceeding
Incarnations of hell
Leaving me bleeding

Shutting out all that's real
Emotional rape
Ungodly abuse
Is now taking shape

Soiled by their disgusting hands
I'm scraping my skin
A plague that infects the land
The dark secret within

(Aligning with suffering) Hatred reigns
Blind to the beating, dying in vain
Aligning with suffering, familiar with pain
Desirable meeting on the edge to what I sustain
Track Name: Return To Ashes
Descending
I'm lowered into the ground
Returning to ashes and dirt
In the casket's confines
Oblivion bound
Consumed by the earth

Life-like
Flowers adorn mourner's hands
A funeral procession in bloom
An ironic parade
Life eternal interred,
Immortality's doom

Returning to ashes and dirt
Dreading
Track Name: Strain At The Leash
To reach divine perfection
They fill us with fear
Demanding sick restrictions
The end draws near

Strain at the leash
Salvation for us all to reach
Deceitful speech
Blindly obey, aching, trapped in dismay
Disciples of hate
Serving to make your lies justified
Pre-controlled faith
Evolution denied, chaos spreading worldwide

Deceive the weak, profit on defeat

Punish their disbelief
And make them hurt
No sympathizing grief
For the inert

Strain at the leash
Salvation for us all to reach
Deceitful speech
Blindly obey, aching, trapped in dismay
Disciples of hate
Serving to make your lies justified
Pre-controlled faith
Evolution denied, chaos spreading worldwide

Their manipulation has fed my disgust
Corrode their belief till it all turns to rust
Get rid of this plague all over the nation
The world will suffer religious starvation
Torn down from the top of the hierarchy
Wake up and smell the hypocrisy

Strain at the leash
Salvation for us all to reach
Deceitful speech
Blindly obey, aching, trapped in dismay
Disciples of hate
Serving to make your lies justified
Pre-controlled faith
Evolution denied, chaos spreading worldwide
Track Name: Flammable
Soul on fire, death desire, spirit in flames
Violent combustion going off inside my brain

Reacting to an inside fire
Raw emotion burns
Manic urge returns

Spreading to the outside world and raging uncontrolled
Moral insurrection, compassion overthrown

Reacting to an inside fire
Raw emotion burns
Manic urge returns

The state
Track Name: Antidote
A painful, drawn-out death
You'll get what's coming your way
Merely a fraction of the suffering that you have caused
You've led a double life, of torture, rape and murder
Sadistic acts, carried out in bursts of rage

In this world, there's no cure for your sickness
Our time, poisoned, plagued by your existence
Death is all you see... in these endless fields of misery!

...When you're done...
Another life has ended
Are you proud? Do you feel satisfied?
A helpless victim builds a sense of power in you
But that power will soon be ripped to shreds!

In this world, there's no cure for your sickness
Every human poisoned, plagued by your existence
Death is all you see... in these endless fields of misery!

They died in vain, enduring sickening pain
Your victims, all slain, to you it is a game
Never felt shame, since media gives you fame
Murderer is your name, and you deserve all blame!

In this world, there's no cure for your sickness
Everything... poisoned, plagued by your existence
Death is all you see... in these endless fields of misery!
Track Name: They Crawl Inside Me Uninvited
Mass indoctrination, I am enslaved
Their sanctuary is my grave
Mind configuration, to fit the mold
Warm blood traded for cold

They crawl inside me uninvited
To feed on me
They crawl inside me uninvited
Like hungry worms

No consideration, their mind is set
Sweep the waters with their net
Effective suffocation, all life is drained
They believe in purity through pain

Altered state, altered mind
They burn my eyes 'til I'm blind
Altered state of my mind
I am raped by the divine

They crawl inside me uninvited
To feed on me
They crawl inside me uninvited
Like hungry worms

Mass indoctrination, I am enslaved
Their sanctuary is my grave
Mind configuration, to fit the mold
Warm blood traded for cold

Altered state, altered mind
They burn my eyes 'til I'm blind
Altered state of my mind
I am raped by the divine
Track Name: Waiting For Buildings To Collapse
In my mind, there is a voice
It tells me to destroy the world
It's all right, I love debris
I love to see things fall apart
Rampage, I'm in a rage
I can't wait to tear it down
Watch out, evacuate
Before I kill you by mistake

Scanning the skies for a sign
Waiting for buildings to collapse

In my mind, there is a mess
All tangled up and black as death
It's all right, 'cause I love death
And the smell of burning things
Annihilate, I cannot wait
My mission is yet not complete
I'm insane, I see that now
I think the voice is really mine

Scanning the skies for a sign
Waiting for buildings to collapse
I want to see the world in ruins, going up in flames
Laughing maliciously
Waiting for buildings to collapse

I am insane, my mind is set to blow
Madness reigns, soon the world will know

Scanning the skies for a sign
Waiting for buildings to collapse
I want to see the world in ruins, going up in flames
Laughing maliciously
Waiting for buildings to collapse
Track Name: Heart Shaped Violence
She sees the darkness
Breeding inside his rotten soul
She fears the sickness
Bleeding black as fear unfolds

Blood splattered wedding dance
This heart shaped violence

Literal masquerade
A dark secret carved in the heart
Must maintain the charade
Until death will do them apart

Saw herself in white
Seduced by the power of love
Kissed the fist goodnight
The white now soiled with her blood

Can't stand the decadence
She prays for the silence

Literal masquerade
A dark secret carved in the heart
Must maintain the charade
Until death will do them apart

A victim of an evil rage
She wants to stay alive
Walking on the razor's edge
Guarding a dead hive

Drowning in a wave of hate
Slowly erasing her life
Until nothing remains

Marching to her dreadful fate
Slowly twisting the knife
In the stinking remains

She sees the darkness
Breeding inside his rotten soul
She fears the sickness
Bleeding black as fear unfolds

Blood splattered wedding dance
This heart shaped violence

Literal masquerade
A dark secret carved in the heart
Must maintain the charade
Until death will do them apart
Track Name: Generations Decay
Memories fade, all swept away
In floods of poisonous rain
In a future-less land, our time is at hand
The spoils of apocalypse ours

We are cold, we are forlorn
Usurping mankind's throne

Society set ablaze
The world all up in flames
Humanity wasting away, abandoning civilized ways
Generations decay

Brimming with hate, lamenting our fate
Living the curse of survival
Compassion erased, all laid to waste
Chaos the natural order

We are cold, we are forlorn
The bastard sons of war

Society set ablaze
The world all up in flames
Humanity wasting away, abandoning civilized ways
Generations decay

From silence and darkness they were born
To walk the earth broken and worn
Rid of empathy, not knowing peace
The misery will never cease

From radiated lands arise
Forever death walks by their side
Dreams of the future fade and die...