The Joys of Solitude (Demo)

by Adder's Fork

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Adder's Fork is my new musical project brought to life in 2012.

The project name "Adder's Fork" comes from William Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth". The words are uttered by the three witches as they mix their ingredients into their boiling cauldron, the "Adder's Fork" (the split tongue of the adder/common viper) being one of them.

It has been created to be the platform for new musical ideas, influenced by a wide array of great bands like Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Talk Talk, Joy Division, The Sound and many, many more.


released November 17, 2013

Marko Köfler - all instruments, vocals & lyrics



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Adder's Fork Lower Austria, Austria

This project
has been created to channel my musical ideas, influenced by a wide array of great bands like Sisters of Mercy, Talk Talk, Joy Division, The Sound and classic gothic rock/metal classics.

What I’m trying to achieve is a satisfying combination of these unforgettable sounds with the more hard-hitting elements of heavy metal, creating my vision of the music that guided me through my life.
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Track Name: Contact (Introduction)
Track Name: This Betrayal Is All Yours
Look in my eyes before you seal the last stone.
Will you cry when you leave my grave?

The last light is fading, you leave me in black,
in this darkest hour of our lives.

So I'm lost here in your prison,
you left no window to the world,
my shape is withering in the dark.

Yet somehow I still cherish what we had,
even though this betrayal's all yours.

Remember my words on the day you fooled me.
They will creep and crawl into your every dream.

Your sheets - now empty and so cold, dust on the bedside
and the guilt and grief are here to stay.

Why? Why? Just tell me why.
Track Name: Tales of a Broken Man
You force me to creep inside my body,
to sleep in my own hell - I'm begging for reason.

No will to live,
just empty space - this raging nothingness,
as I crawl through countless days, countless days.

Deep inside your presence,
I feel you're dead and cold,
you can't control the madness that swallowed your fragile soul.

A man with a future and a way?
No, the tales of a broken man.
Track Name: The Joys of Solitude (Instrumental)