Sunday 19 May 2013

May 18th - CEASE UPON THE CAPITOL needs to be resuscitated

This post's artist (CEASE UPON THE CAPITOL) is from the April 2013 Mix, this is track #1:

Both dreamy and pulverizing, CEASE UPON THE CAPITOL was a band that I seldom, if ever, hear screamo enthusiasts discuss. Then again, I don't really have many screamo friends. Well shit, if you like screamo in any way, listen to all the links below.

CEASE UPON THE CAPITOL played a very interesting mix of aggressive screamo (think of Kodan Armada, Ampere and Off Minor's heavier parts) and angular spacey atmospherics (not unlike Botch, Cave In, Kaospilot and June Paik). Sometimes the band lulls you into a false sense of security with a nice, slow, building jam - only to tie that spacey jam into an epic climax of screaming and wailing guitars.

I feel obligated to mention how phenomenal CEASE UPON THE CAPITOL's two 'Emo' compilation contributions are. They are basically the centerpieces of two of the best screamo comps to ever be released. (NOTE: if you are not aware of all three compilations, they have screamo bands from all over the world doing unreleased 30 second songs -> Emo Armageddon, Emo Apocalypse and Emo Annihilation) These two songs have a one minute spoken word introduction about the facelessness of society and the band's utter contempt for the status quo, followed by 30 seconds of the 'punishing' post-hardcore/screamo that I mentioned at the beginning of the post.

I am listening to the discography as I'm writing this, and I am reminded of how superior the 2006 'Untitled' LP is. That is what is linked below in an mp3 download. I have also posted their 2006 'Single Series' 7" and the two 'Emo' comp tracks. If anyone has their split with Trikorona or the self titled cd, please let me know.

And lastly, can someone please explain why bands that have long since broken up are not setting something up online for releasing all of their material - whether it be free downloads, pay what you want or purchase style?_________________________________________________________________________

2005 - Split 3"cd w/Silbato (PURCHASE HERE)

2005 - End of History 7"

2005 - Compilation 'The Emo Armageddon' 7" (contributed 'Paralysis')

2006 - Compilation 'The Emo Apocalypse' 12"LP (contributed 'Cell')

2006 - Untitled 12"LP/cd (download here)

2006 - Single Series 7" (download here)

2006 - Cease Upon the Capitol cd (compilation of a comp track, the Silbato cd and 2 exclusive tracks)

2007 - Cease Upon the Capitol 12"EP/cd

2007 - Split cd w/Trikorona

CEASE UPON THE CAPITOL - Untitled 7 (audio link to youtube)

CEASE UPON THE CAPITOL - 2006 album 'Untitled' FULL DOWNLOAD from zippyshare

CEASE UPON THE CAPITOL - 2006 7" 'Single Series' + 'Emo' Comp Tracks FULL DOWNLOAD from zippyshare

CEASE UPON THE CAPITOL bandcamp page directed to stream 2005's 'End of History' 7"


  1. Hey I love your blog, I found it because I follow foxmoulder online from time to time, I saw them when they played here in NY. I tried to get the Cease Upon The Capitol 2006 album but Zippyshare says the file doesn't exist.

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Gerard! Foxmoulder is great, I saw them 2 days ago and helped release their new 7" Lethe. I can't in good conscience post the LP knowing that Ryan from Cease Upon The Capitol has discography cassettes with full downloads for about $10. Go here:

  2. The comment about screamo friends - I totally get that. I've been singing the praises of Cease Upon the Capitol for a few years.

    I found your blog today while reading up on some band news. Great effort, and the monthly unlisted mixes are too awesome. We all know how easy it is to see a band name and skip a track solely because of that. You help rethink that idea.

    All the best! I have a blog, but I don't update it nearly as much as I should.

  3. You rock, Jay!

    Post your blog address here and if you post some cool stuff I'll link it here. Thanks for reading, dude.

    Much love,