Enter the Venture

by Blood Bullet

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Blood Bullet is a California-based project by Isiah Zombie (vocals, lyrics, mixing) and Brandon Dean (guitar, bass). The two began working together in 2012 when they recorded tracks for a horror soundtrack titled "Horrornoir Soundtrack," released in 2013 under the band name "Isiah Zombie and Brandon Dean." The soundtrack was an instrumental mix of rock and electronic songs that were infused with a Halloween vibe. Immediately after it was released, the duo began recording songs with a different purpose in mind: to create a concept rock album complete with lyrics and vocals. They would do this under the moniker "Blood Bullet" which was meant to be the beginning of a new adventure, hence the debut album name "Enter the Venture."

The songwriting and recording process was different on "Enter the Venture" than it was from their first project. Rather than creating songs separately and adding them together on the end product, each song on "Enter the Venture" was closely worked on by the two until they both agreed the songs were the best they could be.

Isiah Zombie's lyrical approach revolves around themes involving loneliness, revenge, depression and death usually with the hint that there is light at the end of the tunnel. The result was an 11-track album that tells the narrative of a man who is struggling to break free from within a coma after a tragic incident. The story has the suffering man on his death bed as he comes face to face with his maker and he realizes his only choice: "Should I strive to stay alive or will my loved ones be afraid of what I've become?" The lyrics to each song were written before any of the songs were recorded, ensuring that the meaning of the songs stayed intact no matter how the song ended up sounding.

Brandon Dean had many influences that he incorporated throughout the album. From the ballads of Metallica, to the heavy riffs of Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine, to the delicate side of Jimi Hendrix, the style of each song was passed down from a legend. His guitar solos are prominently featured on all the tracks as they soar over the rhythm section with purpose.

The music is only half of the Blood Bullet experience. The other half comprises of the artwork, masterfully done by DavidR who injects the characters in the narrative with color and life. Guided only by simple sketches by Isiah Zombie, DavidR took these and created a new world which reflects the song's overall ideas into images within a 24-page booklet. Each song gets two pages of art with all lyrics included. It is available for free as a digital pdf file when the album is downloaded via bandcamp.

Without an idea how the album would end up sounding, Isiah Zombie and Brandon Dean let the songwriting and recording process take them on a journey which would ultimately build the foundation of what's next to come from Blood Bullet.

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released April 28, 2015

All artwork by DavidR davidrxv.com + davidrxv.bandcamp.com/releases

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Blood Bullet Los Angeles, California

Blood Bullet is a California-based electro rock group by Isiah Zombie and Brandon Dean. The duo's debut album "Enter the Venture" released on April 28, 2015.

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Track Name: Breaking the Cell
Cuffed in chains with shackled locks
Breaking free from prison's box
Uniting powers of our kind
We'll no longer be confined
Sneak by eyes in a cover of cloak
Taking down guards in a puff of smoke
On a tank we're cruising a ride
Following blood where others tried

No more limits our future's vast
We'll be stars we're free at last
Looking ahead we'll have so much fun
Freed from bars we've only begun, begun

We're breaking free, we're breaking free
We're breaking free from our cells
We're breaking free, it's just as well
We're breaking free, we're breaking free
We're breaking free from our cells
We're breaking free, it's just as well

To let you know
Don't tell a soul
You'll be surprised
Truth be told, truth be told

No more limits our future's vast
We'll be stars we're free at last
Looking ahead we'll have so much fun
Freed from bars we've only begun, begun

We're breaking free, we're breaking free
We're breaking free from our cells
We're breaking free, it's just as well
We're breaking free, we're breaking free
We're breaking free from our cells
We're breaking free, it's just as well

They're after us, our cover's blown
Don't look back, you'll turn to stone
Away we go, we fled the cage
Notice us when we take stage
We gotta get out and set things right
Off to space we're taking flight
We're breaking free from our cell
We'll be fugitives just as well

To let you know
Don't tell a soul
You'll be surprised
Truth be told, truth be told

We're breaking free, we're breaking free
We're breaking free from our cells
We're breaking free, it's just as well
We're breaking free, we're breaking free
We're breaking free from our cells
We're breaking free, it's just as well [2x]

Cuffed in chains with shackled locks
Breaking free from prison's box
Uniting powers of our kind
We'll no longer be confined
Sneak by eyes in a cover of cloak
Taking down guards in a puff of smoke
On a tank we're cruising a ride
Following blood where others tried

Don't tell a soul
They're after us, our cover's blown
Don't tell a soul
Don't look back, you'll turn to stone
Don't tell a soul
No more limits our future's vast
Don't tell a soul
We'll be stars we're free at last
Truth be told
Track Name: I.C.U.
I've got a bullet in my head, blood in my eyes
I've got double vision, I'm living a lie
Floating in a cloud, you're all obscure
I think I see you but I'm not too sure

The signs are showing me I might be going blind
Are you still there? You don't seem to mind
Looking at the past to what has occurred
I'll remember life passing by as a blur

All of my memories, in the wind they've flown
Hundreds of stardoms looking for a new home
Nights are timeless, thoughts are mindless
Eyes are eyeless, I'm a virus

Help me, my eyes are falling back
Save me, all I see is black
Help me, my thoughts are bleeding red
Save me, remove this bullet from my head

The signs are showing me I might be going blind
Are you still there? You don't seem to mind
Looking at the past to what has occurred
I'll remember life passing by as a blur

At last I see you, yeah

Help me, my eyes are falling back
Save me, all I see is black
Help me, my thoughts are bleeding red
Save me, remove this bullet from my head

The signs are showing me I might be going blind
Are you still there? You don't seem to mind
Looking at the past to what has occurred
I'll remember life passing by as a blur

I've got a bullet in my head
I've got a bullet in my head
I've got a bullet in my head
Blood in my eyes
I've got a bullet in my head
I've got a bullet in my head
I've got a bullet in my head
Blood in my eyes
Blood in my eyes
Blood in my eyes
I've blood
Track Name: Heartless Ghost
Life's too easy when there's nothing to lose
So give me a reason that I've got to prove
I'll return my heart for the lonely ghost
To the only place where I miss you the most

Falling through the atmosphere
Straight through clouds I disappear
Look for me, I won't be here
I'll be gone but I'll still be near

In and out of towns I'm walking around
In footsteps without sound I've got to move on
If you find the star you're looking for
Don't come back, you won't find more
The life you take for granted
Is the life I'll take from you

Your absence still burns strong
I'm not sure if I was wrong
For being a fool and letting you go
I pretend you still know me so

Falling through the atmosphere
Straight through clouds I disappear
Look for me, I won't be here
I'll be gone but I'll still be near

Following me around
In and out of towns
It's time to say goodbye to someone I don't know
For the first day of my life I'm truly alone
Why do you want to go so far
When what I want can only be ours?

In and out of towns
I'm walking around
In footsteps without sound
I've got to move on
If you find the star you're looking for
Don't come back, you won't find more
The life you take for granted
Is the life I'll take from you

Falling through the atmosphere
Straight through clouds I disappear
Look for me, I won't be here
I'll be gone but I'll still be near

Life's too easy when there's nothing to lose
So give me a reason that I've got to prove
I'll return my heart for the lonely ghost
To the only place where I miss you the most
Track Name: Meet Your Maker
The night is cold
The moon is dark
You sold your soul
To have his mark
The time has come
To see your fate
No will to run
It's far too late

The day is shot
The sun is dead
You gave your life
To me instead
You blame your eyes
For sins you see
You've got no mouth
But you've got to scream

Meet your maker
Meet your maker
Meet your maker
I'm calling for you

There's no way out
Time to descend
You can't escape
This is the end
You rolled the dice
To a force that's gone
You paid the price
Now you can't hold on

Meet your maker
Meet your maker
Meet your maker
I'm calling for you [x2]

Meet your maker
Meet your maker
Meet your maker
I'm calling for you [x2]

You'd rather feel pain
Than not feel a thing
You've got to obey
It's the only way
Track Name: Sinister Crimes
When I crash, I burn
When I die, I won't return, no
When I breathe, I'll rise
When I awake, I'll lend you the prize, yeah
But if you think your fortune
Will take you high, then you gotta watch out
Cuz the sky, will make you wonder
Wonder why your end is near, yeah

Darkness grows as the clock ticks on
Your metered life will be soon be gone, yeah
Keep running son from your shadow
You're gonna die before tomorrow

I raise my toast to sinister crimes, yeah
I raise my toast to sinister crimes, yeah

Triggers will be pulled
You'll see your life flash before your eyes, yeah
Fame can't save you fool
You're all alone, you gotta improvise, yeah

We're building slavery everywhere
And rooting fears into your mind, yeah
Spreading dread into your life
And burning hearts sparked into demise, yeah
Make me a deal I can't refuse
And I'll tear it apart, I'll light the fuse and
Show me the truth in twisted times
Cuz you'll make me believe in sinister crimes, yeah

Darkness grows as the clock ticks on
Your metered life will be soon be gone, yeah
Keep running son from your shadow
You're gonna die before tomorrow

I raise my toast to sinister crimes, yeah
I raise my toast to sinister crimes, yeah

Sinister, sinister crimes, I raise my toast to, yeah
Sinister, sinister crimes, I raise my toast to

Yeah, sinister crimes, I said
Yeah, sinister crimes, I said
Yeah, sinister crimes, I said
Yeah, sinister crimes, I said, yeah [x2]
Track Name: Within Your Stare
I need you to see me through broken lines
Through solid walls and secret signs
You can feel my touch
Such a clutch

I was there but you never knew
I was near but you had no clue
How much I cared
I can't exist having missed
Your quiet kiss

I was a phantom within your stare
An apparition, so unreal
Just a shadow in midair
In darkness, never revealed

I need you to see me through broken lines
Through darkened halls showing my kind
I need the stars to align
To make our lives intertwine

I always felt the fear
But you had no clue
I was always near
But you never knew

On my last day on this earth
I look forward to my future birth
Trapped inside without words
Looking into eyes of another world
I overheard that I don't belong
So tell me now, are you glad I'm gone?
If you forget my existence is true
Then soon I'll forget it too

I always felt the fear
But you had no clue
I was always near
But you never knew
I always feel despair
To show you that I care
Being your haunted dear
Loving you between frontiers

I was a phantom within your stare
An apparition, so unreal
Just a shadow in midair
In darkness, always concealed

Through solid walls and secret signs
I need you to see me
Through darkened halls showing my kind
I need the stars to align to make our lives intertwine
Track Name: Tombstones & Wishbones
Bye world
See you on the other side
It's the end for me
I promise you I tried to stay alive
And with all my pride I say this
So please don't you cry

Look ahead far and wide
One day I'll be by your side
But as time passes by
I will slowly subside

If regrets were tombstones
And hopes were wishbones
I'd have a cemetery
With no skeletons underneath
As time passes by
You will decide
I made the only choice
Suicide

Look ahead far and wide
One day I'll be by your side
But as time passes by
I will slowly subside

If regrets were tombstones
And hopes were wishbones
I'd have a cemetery
With no skeletons underneath
It's you who I trust
As I turn into dust
So with all that aside
See you on the other side
Track Name: Murder Me in Love
My heart I'll let you tear
To show me you care
The knife I’ll let you hold
Stabs my soul
My passion I'll let you take
To burn me at the stake
Kill me in the morning
In my sleep without warning

I'll invite your mind inside my brain
To inject your drug within my veins

Stab your dagger through my heart
Diminish me from above
Show me how much I mean to you
Murder me, murder me in love

Shining blade of mystery
In the night you look so pretty
Rustling secrets from lips to ears
I'll tell you all of my darkest fears

I'll invite your mind inside my brain
To inject your drug within my veins

Stab your dagger through my heart
Diminish me from above
Show me how much I mean to you
Murder me, murder me in love

Murder me, murder me
Murder me, murder me in love

My heart I'll let you tear
To show me you care
The knife I’ll let you hold
Stabs my soul
My passion I'll let you take
To burn me at the stake
Kill me in the morning
In my sleep without warning

I'll invite your mind inside my brain
To inject your drug within my veins

Stab your dagger through my heart
Diminish me from above
Show me how much I mean to you
Murder me, murder me in love

Murder me, murder me
Murder me, murder me in love
Murder me, murder me
Murder me, murder me in love
Track Name: When Dreams Collide
You're afraid to die
So you'll never want to live
You're another lie
I've heard you all before

Every day's the same
Looking out through the window pane
I am here today
But soon I'll fade away

Our dreams are gone, too far to stay
It's lost beyond, light-years away
Hopes adrift as it appears
Wandering alone again this year
No amount of work will pay
In tired nights of dark dismay
What we had was never clear
But what we lost was too severe

Change my mind, make it right
Save my life, you just might
Free my soul, no more lies
Into my heart, together we'll rise
Faded tears are left behind
Now there's nowhere left to climb
From the bottom of the sky
It's the place where your dreams collide

I'm looking for a remedy
As I'm losing my sanity
Together we're meant to be
Searching for our destiny
Anger me with coquetry
Always for eternity
Lasting for infinity
Wishing you were here with me [x3]
Track Name: Midnight Coma
Sleeping for hours 'till sun flips end
Deep in dreams as my life transcends
Seeking for reasons to impress all them
Peeking in regrets to find a gem

Even though I know your name
I don't know just who you are
And even though I hold your hands
You're falling away from me

If I awake from my coma
Will I be the same as I was before
If I hold hands with my strangers
Will I remember them once more

Even though I know your name
I don't know just who you are
And even though I hold your hands
You're falling away from me

If I reside in my coma
Will I be stunned with senses numb
If I hold hands with my strangers
Will they know who I've become

If I awake from my coma
Will I be the same as I was before
If I hold hands with my strangers
Will I remember them once more

Sleeping for hours 'till sun flips end
Deep in dreams as my life transcends
Seeking for reasons to impress all them
Peeking in regrets to find a gem

Even though I know your name
I don't know just who you are
And even though I hold your hands
You're falling away from me
Track Name: Scattered Reflections
Tracing footsteps back to sunshine
To the river where I was born
Autumn's season gives me reason
To search for why I felt so torn

I want to be instilled with life
To clear regrets of my last choice
As death makes me feel my last breath
I breathe for you to hear your voice

I want to feel your voice

My mirror shatters and the situation's clear
The pieces are scattered, is this for real?
Hundreds of reflections are looking back to me
Could I be alone with so much, so much company?