C is For Cthulhu

by The Linus Pauling Quartet

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C is For Cthulhu

We found him in a horrendous state. Plagued as he was by fetid, corrosive dreams that consumed his fevered mind, Clinton Heider writhed in his sleep as if vainly attempting to escape the cold embrace of death…or perhaps racing towards its arms in a futile escape from something much more terrifying. He awoke, grabbing each of us with such strength that his fingernails pierced skin through clothing. With eyes that burned – consumed by an incomprehensible madness – he shouted, “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!” These words meant little to us when uttered but, as time passed, we came to understand that his words were not borne of hysterical delusions but a result of his having seen beyond our realm and into the true, unimaginable horror that lies hidden underneath the waves.

Slowly, as the brise-filled shroud pulled away from his consciousness, Heider’s jaundiced hand took to his guitar to banish the demons that plagued his soul for those many weeks. “C is for Cthulhu” is not simply a metal song with a truly awesome drop-C metal riff, it is a baleful cry – an exorcism on vinyl – of the horrors to come when the Great Old One rises.

My Desire

The Pain Teens were one of Houston’s most enduring and accomplished underground bands. Led by the guitar wizardry of Scott Ayers and the vocal siren call of Bliss Blood, the band made a name for itself with its dark lyrics and dense and often noisy/experimental production. For the B-Side of this 7″, The Linus Pauling Quartet tackles one of The Pain Teen’s most brutal tracks – “My Desire” from their classic Born in Blood album. With a triple guitar attack layered behind vocalist Carl Sandin, the band unleashes a sonic assault and gives no quarter.


released October 28, 2014




C is for Cthulhu (5:49)
Music & Lyrics by the Linus Pauling Quartet

Stephen Finley: bass
Clinton Heider: rhythm & lead guitar, vocals
Charlie Horshack: synthesizers, organ
Ramon "LP4" Medina: guitar, backing vocals
Larry Liska: batterie
with special guest Stevie Sims: backing vocals


My Desire (4:46)
Music & Lyrics: Scott Ayers, Bliss Blood

Stephen Finley: bass
Clinton Heider: guitar
Charlie Horshack: rhythm & lead guitar
Ramon "LP4" Medina: rhythm & lead guitar
Larry Liska: batterie
Carol Sandin Cooley: vocals

Recorded, Engineered and Mastered by Stephen Finley @ Digital Warehaus Productions
Assistant Engineer: Joshua Housley
Original Cover Art: www.cryptocurium.com




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Track Name: C is For Cthulhu
When your towers fall
and stones crash around you
When your towers fall
you better run
When you hear my call
and my oceans drown you
When you hear my call
you better run, run, yeah

Don't eat - Don't sleep
Hear me calling from the deep

Pray to your gods
they will only fail you
Fall into my jaws
and let my fangs impale you
An unholy brood
of my spawn await me
A black sea of blood
still cannot sate me

Don't eat - Don't sleep
Hear me calling from the deep

Your kings and priests
have well prepared you
To die like beasts
and to let me tear you
They promised lies
and you believed
I promise death
and you shall receive, yeah

Don't eat - Don't sleep
Hear me calling from the deep