The Dead Isle​/​Mutant Maze

by Drone Ranger

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"Mutant Maze" and "The Dead Isle" are precursors to Drone Ranger's first full length LP. The upcoming record will be finished and released in early 2015. Still recording in Bill's glowing void of a studio, this time the freak out is more focused and refined. Sweating the small stuff to melt your headphone lining and rain on your brain.


released December 14, 2013

"Mutant Maze" written by Mac Kennedy
"The Dead Isle" written by Bill Fries

Drone Ranger is

Bill Fries - Guitars and Vocals
Mac Kennedy - Synthesizers, Fender Rhodes, Vocals
Josh Nussbaum - Bass and Guitar.
Andy Black - Bass

Produced and mixed by Bill Fries.
Additional mixing by Mac Kennedy.



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Drone Ranger Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Drone Ranger slowly took shape in the sludge pits of South Philadelphia. It's creators spent a year developing their sonic formula only to have their experiment turn on them. Their brains having been drained, its four disciples blare psychedelic hymns to prime fresh minds for the culling.
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Track Name: The Dead Isle
While my back's about to break
You keep piling on the weight yeah
Carve your name into my spine
We're racing racking up the miles yeah

Stare out into space
Where no sound can oscillate
Float onto the isle
Gliding down those icy miles

See them out there
Free planets yeah they're all for sale
Free planets hanging by a thread I'm overfed
Free planets and they're all for sale
Free planets yeah

Bent the fabric breaks
Pulling you on through the face
Of the universe
Dying stars fade and burst

Thoughts propel you
Soaked in brain rain
Can't compel you
Flush it down the drain

And how I wonder what he would say yeah
My only friend taught me everything yeah
And how I wonder what he would say yeah
My only friend taught me everything yeah
And how I wonder what he would say yeah
I thought I dreamt it up in the daytime
Just try to rewind scrub out my brain yeah
That's where he left it

My only friend.
Track Name: Mutant Maze
Here in the Mutant Maze
the dead-ends hold the answer.
As you steer through elusive haze;
The walls all bloat with cancer.
The labyrinth enhances.
Once you see it, know that its gone.
The exit has been long overgrown.
You feel it rolling along.
A gordian tumbleweed blowing away

Don’t believe me?
Show me I’m wrong.
The cancer must have rotted my mind I
feel it falling apart.
Spin my compass,
leave me behind…

(Here in the Mutant Maze)

I’m here in the Mutant Maze.
Where the dead-ends hold the answer.
Smeared through the putrid glaze;
Unholy necromancer.
Behold his ugly dances.

And they’ll eat you when I am gone.
They say they won't but goddamnit they’re lying.
I feel the current is strong.
a gordian tumbleweed blowing away
blowing away!
sowing dismay!
bloated ballet!