The Reckoning (single)

by Devil Sold His Soul

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elecks441 Devil Sold His Soul has been one of my favorite bands for years now, this song is very powerful and definitely one of my favorites. I honestly wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
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Roland Habersack What a phenomenal track. It has everything I love about this band. It's heavy and atmospheric. The sheer intensity just leaves you on your knees. I hope there is more to come from this criminally underrated band.
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nxgater One of my favourite all time bands. Lovely to see them back and for such a good cause too. Why wouldn't you buy this? Christmas number 1 beckons.
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Emmeline Kilduff Garrrrrhhhhhh fucking boss!!!!!! :D
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Poivrophin Well, that's heavy! what a riff!
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Alexander Dittrich DSHS, my absolute favourite band, never fails to deliver. What a track!


DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL release new track 'The Reckoning' today! All proceeds from the sale of this single will be transferred directly to Martlets Hospice.

Be sure to keep an eye on our JustGiving page to see how much you have raised for Martlets Hospice:

You can also donate to Martlets by text – simply text DSHS88 along with the amount you'd like to donate to 70070.
e.g. "DSHS88 £5"

A message from the band:
"We have been a band for over 12 years. Along the way we have met some of the best people and shared some of our most treasured memories. But, as in life, those good times are inevitably interrupted by more testing ones. This song represents our struggle as a band and as individuals during those most difficult moments and reflects on how we got through them and moved forward.

"It's been 2 years since we last released new material and they've been pretty tough years for us. I began to question the existence of the band, I think we all did at times.
This song is about dark days, it's right from the heart, it's as honest as I could be about recent times and it tells of our struggle and a hope that we're beyond it." - Paul Green

Not long after we had written this song we found out the tragic news of our friend Tom Searle's passing. This really came as a huge shock to us all, as it did to countless other people around the globe. We have felt a special affinity with Architects having been part of the same scene since we formed back in 2004, following similar paths in the early days and touring together over the years. We have always had the utmost respect for them as musicians and as people. We wanted to be able to show our support for those closest to Tom and for those who cared for him. Therefore we would like to donate all proceeds from this track to The Martlets Hospice as a tribute to the life and work of Tom and the legacy he leaves behind. We hope the money raised can be used to help those with terminal illnesses and support those close to them in their time of need. Please donate for this great cause. Thank you."

Paul, Jonny, Jozef, Leks, Paul and Rick - Devil Sold His Soul


released December 9, 2016


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Track Name: The Reckoning

is this the end of it all?
was that the rise & the fall?
is this the last

Down from the grace that we knew
Back to the floor where we grew
is this the last

My eyes are open this is not defeat
If you take this from us then just bury me
Because its my everything

With this poison biting
Brings me to my knees
My hand outstretched crying for relief
But no ones hearing me

Another chance has gone by begging
Another useless remedy
For this collapsing synergy
The throat was slit
But it only drizzled
It was the slowest emptying
To prolong the reckoning
Are we still alive

The light is fading,
soon we'll disappear
They only give a f@ck
When you're not there

My eyes are open this is not defeat
If you take this from us then just bury me
Because its my everything

With this poison biting
Brings me to my knees
My hand outstretched crying for relief
But no ones hearing me

I feel myself fading into the dark
And no ones there
To pull me back in

I found out the hard way
What it is to exist
And no ones there
We're on our own

No one is there
To stop this fall

Is this the end of it all