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This Is What A Winner Looks Like

by Godsticks

Will I get there without pain? When I get there what’s the game? Then when I want to crawl away I forget the rules we made I don’t mind, just not the face Careful you don’t fall out the race While I’m here you’ll need to face You’ve been put back in your place If I don’t claim it all I’ll find a way I’ll find a way to make it If I don’t take it all I’ll return I’ll make it work Even though you tell me my mistakes It don’t matter, some things I can take Chasing the close is not OK I don’t need telling I’m awake How could it go wrong? I need it, just be strong I said it all along How could I be wrong?
Silent Saw 03:25
Throne 04:31
Mayhem 03:44 video
You’re the one of a kind we can’t replace You’re the one they called out to the race Don’t let the time just go to waste We gotta rise up take the bait It’s the noble guy that gets debased With a warning to the battered and the brave So long as we’re not hiding but in wait It’s a modern trial we need to face Here we are on the scene And you know what it’s mayhem But it only matters that we raise the bar Here we are on the scene And you know what it’s mayhem But it only matters that we raise the bar You were on for the ride but no disgrace Hidden vials in the body we embrace I don’t care it’s not the time, it’s just the will we have to chase Cos you’re too important to replace We don’t want that We don’t wanna be waiting, till we strike back We don’t wanna be held back and depraved It’s a bloodbath, and I’m not entertaining we lose this fight When you’re out in the field you’ll feel the same
Lying 04:01
Wake Up 05:06




"Metal as well as Rock, from the head as well from the heart" – Classic Rock DE

“Their blend of indie-rock and alternative metal has emotion and depth” – Buzz Magazine

Returning after their 2020 release ‘Inescapable’, Progressive Metal luminaries Godsticks unveil their new masterstroke, ‘This Is What A Winner Looks Like’ on May 26th via Kscope.

Sonically Godsticks marry effortless technicality with earworm melodies to create an offering that surpasses their previous album, ‘Inescapable’ that many deemed as the zenith of their sound. The album is their most collaborative effort to date, incorporating electronic elements alongside their trademark metallic edge. ‘This Is What A Winner Looks Like’ represents an evolution and furthers each facet of the band’s identity in a contemporary and refreshing fashion .

As an indirect impact of the pandemic much of the lyrical concept of ‘This Is What A Winner Looks Like’ was inspired by TV shows that band leader Darran Charles immersed himself in during this trying time but also takes influence from the crushing inability to escape from the void of live performance. Something the band deeply cherish.

'This Is What A Winner Looks Like' was produced by James Loughrey (Skindred / Def Leppard) with mastering from Maor Appelbaum and was recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios (Queen / Black Sabbath / Devin Townsend etc…)


released May 26, 2023


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