CREDITS

FUN IS A FOUR LETTER WORD

DIGITAL - 2009 - CD BABY, USA
Released 25 November 2009


PHYSICAL CD - 2010 - PUZZLEMUSIK RECORDS, GREECE

Released 08 February 2010​


01. Bang Bang​                                 

02. Pain Called Pleasure                   

03. Kiss The Witch​​

04. Dead Inside​​

05. Lap Of The Universe​

06. Fun Is A Four Letter Word​

07. Eon​​

08. Strangest Of Fruits​

09. Winners​​

10. The Love Hatesong​​

11. Spider Jack​​

12. Nightshift​​


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MIKE POUGOUNAS [VOCALS, TAMBOURINE (03), KEYBOARDS (12)]

DIMITRIS "SIDHEOG" STEVES [DRUMS, LOOPS (12)]

BABIS "B-ABYSS" DIAKOUMEAS [BASS, BACKING VOCALS (02)]

ELIAS "E-RAPTOR" RAPTIS [GUITARS]

LYRICS BY

MIKE POUGOUNAS 


MUSIC BY

[01, 05, 10] MIKE POUGOUNAS

[02, 03, 06, 07, 08, 09, 11] MIKE POUGOUNAS, DIMITRIS "SIDHEOG" STEVES, BABIS

"B-ABYSS" DIAKOUMEAS, ELIAS "E-RAPTOR" RAPTIS

[04] MIKE POUGOUNAS, DIMITRIS "SIDHEOG" STEVES

[12] MIKE POUGOUNAS, BABIS "B-ABYSS" DIAKOUMEAS


ENGINEERED, RECORDED, and MIXED AT

ARTRACKS STUDIO [ATHENS] by ALEX BOLPASIS


MASTERED BY

GEORGE PRINIOTAKIS [ATHENS]


PRODUCED BY

MIKE POUGOUNAS and DIMITRIS "SIDHEOG" STEVES


ARTWORK and DESIGN BY

​SIDHEOG

© 2009-2010 NEW ZERO GOD - "FUN IS A FOUR LETTER WORD" - All Rights Reserved

LYRICS

Bang Bang

Don't get me started,

It happened all so quick

Police were walking

Down the street.

A mob of angry people shout, 

I said, "What is this all about?"

And everything would change in a heartbeat.


When...

Bang Bang

I saw a poor man falling

Bang Bang

A baby started cryin'

Bang Bang

I saw a woman fallin'

A baby started cryin'


In New York some months before,

The stock market was in heat

And big timers made money out of it...

They bought all shares money can buy,

The price of food went sky-high

So a lot of people are gonna die...

 

Pain Called Pleasure
​Is it pain or pleasure?
What you need to get ya?

It's a pain called pleasure
Make sure now,It's your nature.

​You went so far
Without innocence.
You went so far
That it makes no sense. 


Kiss The Witch

Tonight,

While all the stars

Shine brightly,

I walk alone again,

In the forest of life.


I left, 

long behind the city

To find the one I was told

That will keep me alive.


She

She is someone special.

That will break your spells

And set me free.

She

She will take me away from you

And deep into the woods,

Now i see her light.


I don’t think i worry

Honey, I am not sorry ’cause

I kiss the witch


I really had enough

Of our broken dreams

King of a spoiled queen...

Well, enough of that.


This witch I’ve been told

Has a magic touch

And looks like you too much

As she opens the door.


Dead Inside

Sometimes our smiling faces

​Hide our deepest fears.

As shadows leave no traces

All feelings disappear.


Can't find the Garden of Eden

Cursed on a desert land

Where Judas wants to kiss us

But nobody will miss us...


Each time feels

like the last time

But then it starts again.

More lonely than I've ever been

But this time, not alone.


Somebody locked us out now.

We can't get through the gates

Sacrificed outside the Garden

To a world of hate...


And it's becoming stronger

Stronger and stronger

Until we are all

Dead Inside.


Lap Of The Universe

A million stars

Outside your window

A thousand light years

Away from home.


The Milky Way looks

Kinda strange now

But you've already found...


You're on the lap 

Of the Universe.


You wanna know

The biggest secret

Answer the questions

In your mind.

Don't look around ya

The answer is deep inside ya

But you've already stopped...


You're on the lap

Of the Universe.


Fun Is A Four Letter Word

Put your arms around me

Let's play that silly game

The one that makes you blush

Again and again.


Let me sit beside you

Got rubbers in the truck

Baby, when you smile

You're cool as fuck.


Fun is a Four Letter Word.


Come gamble with my slot machine

Three cherries in a row

Do us both a favour 

And let's blow.

Gimme an "F", 

Gimme a "U"

I'll give you an "N"

Cause you're too cute

Wrap your legs around my back

I'm cool as fuck.


I'm cool as fuck.

Eon
Eon
The time is passing
And never returning
​One eon old
Eon
Ten eons old...


This gentle giant's name
Is Eon
And he lives forever
His game is called eternity


​How small and insecure
Are men 
In Eon's game
Like grains of sand
On a cosmic beach


​Eon
The time is passing
And never returning
One eon old
Eon
Ten eons old... 


Strangest Of Fruits
Wild beast city
Boiler of souls
We challenge you tonight.
​Garden of evil
Mother of all whores
You melt into the night.


We gave you blood
You gave back nothing
But you guided us
To the strangest of fruits.
​We found ourselves
Dried out of feelings
By the bittersweet taste
Of the strangest of fruits
Called life.


Each star tonight
Has a friend's name
Of friends that were lost
In your numerous paths.


Winners

Baby, 

You're not alone tonight

If living means to fight

Stand proud, you'll be alright...


But remember

Remember how it feels

When you're on your knees

When you say...


"Please Stop Hurting Me"


Oh Honey

Honey don't you know?

That life is just a show

And who's the first to go?


Remember

Remember life's a game

Where the winner's all alone

But this winner feels no pain.


Fight

     (Life is but a dream)

Winners

 

The Love Hatesong
You speak - She cries

She speaks - You die

But not enough balls

To say goodbye?

Well, this song's for you.


You're wrong - She's right

She's cool - You're tight

Can't tell you why,

But it's gonna be a good fight

Tonight

So this one's for you.


When you're down

And you think you blew it

Just stand up and do it

The love hatesong.

It's not that great

But it's better than nothing

So I'm giving it to ya

The love hatesong.


 

Spider Jack

What goes up - must come down

When Spider Jack comes to town

No time to fool ‘round

When Spider Jack comes to your town


If you don't know which way to go

(Ask Jack) 

Ask Jack to help you.

If someone gives you a hard time

(Call Jack) 

Jack can protect you.

​But if Jack says "you gotta jump"

Be sure to ask him "how high"

Cause you don't wanna make him mad,

And see the fury in his eye.


​He carries the Bible, 

His Word and his truth


​He carries a six-gun

Under his coat


Spider Jack was dressed in Black

He could slit your throat, just like that

It didn’t matter he carried a gun

He got shot in the back

And we got a new Spider Jack


Who carries the Bible, 

​His Word and his truth


He carries a six-gun

Under his coat


Nightshift

Whenever I Spoke

​Out My Feelings

I Never Knew

What I Was Dealing With


Backstabbed

Laughed At

Ruined


When I Could Simply Say

Fuck You

I'm On A Nightshift...

REVIEWS

Release Versions 2010 & 2009


“New Zero God's biography reads like the name-droppers guide to goth. The band's pedigree is connected to legendary names such as The Mission and The Sisters Of Mercy, and in their present guise they have already scored support slots with Christian Death and The Legendary Pink Dots. It comes as no surprise then that 'Fun Is A Four Letter Word' is an album that takes its cues from the rough and ready gothic rock of the 1980s...” 

- Terrorizer Magazine / Dominion - UK


"Auf dem Debut der Griechen wird einem ergo so einiges geboten. Hoffen wir, dass der Bandsegen durch die momentane Stimmung in Griechenland nicht allzu sehr getrubt wird und dass sich die Jungs dadurch nicht einschuchtern lassen. Fun Is A Four Letter Word“ ist jedenfalls eine geniales Gemisch, das mit viel Variation und im noch richtig guten handgemachten Stil keine Eintonigkeit aufkommen lasst. (9/10)" 

- Gothic Paradise - Germany


"Si os gustan las bandas antes mencionadas e incluso los The Cult de sus inicios, no deberíais perder de vista a estos atenienses..." 

- Mariskal Rock - Spain

 

"...Constructively, apart from one or two exceptions, there is no exaggeration to refer to “Fun Is A Four Letter Word” as a landmark. Forget it is 2010, and let yourself enjoy this album’s lust. (8/10)..." 

- Subexistence - Greece


“This is the band's debut, but the members bring a wealth of experience and influences to the buffet table.  I can see "Kiss the Witch" and "The Love Hatesong" catching on, and really confusing fans because they're so drastically different.  A band to watch evolve..." 

- Lollipop Magazine - USA


“A great album you should definitely check out if you live on the darker side of rock, and let’s hope the next album comes around quicker than this one did. 8 out of 10” 

- Paul Broome, The Midland Rocks -  UK

 

"...Mike went back to the beginning, re-evaluated his thoughts, and decided to opt for being in a straight Goth-type rock band with no frills and a suitably ‘dirty’ feel to the whole thing. New Zero God has been put in the post-punk category but there is something more Goth than Post-punk going on, verging on rock that creates a unique sound, all the mentioned elements are there, but with a twist..." 

- Terrorizer Magazine / Dominion - UK


"Tirando le somme, promuovo a pieni voti “Fun is a four letter word”, album che consiglio a tutti coloro che hanno amato i Flowers Of Romance ed a chi se li è persi, per distrazione o età, negli anni novanta." 

- Erba Della Strega - Italy


"Leutchen die gerne ein bischen querbeet Underground Musik horen, sind hier sicher gut aufgehoben. Hier gibts Gothic Rock, Punk Rock, Metal aufs Ohr, halt aber alles nur stuckchenweise!" 

- Gothic Family - Germany 


"Selbst absolute Gothic Rock-Cracks, die sich gerne FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM, THE MISSION, SISTERS OF MERCY und SECRET DISCOVERY zitierende Bands antun, sollten erst einmal vorsichtig an den Horhappchen naschen." 

- ​Musik Reviews - Germany


"…E come resistere al basso perfora-cervello di “Kiss the witch”, alle atmosfere cupissime di una “Dead inside” tagliata a metà dalla sei corde assassina?... …Terminato l’ennesimo ascolto, ecco che m’assale la nostalgia dei grandi Ordeal By Fire (ensemble affine a New Zero God, nell’attitudine e nell’esposizione)… Quanto mi mancano!..." 

- ​Ver Sacrum - Italy


"Mit Liebe zum Detail und mal ganz „handgemacht“ weis die Musik schnell zu gefallen und sich mit seinem teilweise euphorischen Charakterzugen ins Hirn zu brennen, um dort fur Soundergusse zu sorgen. Schon gemacht und ein Genuss fur’s Nichtelektroniker! Kratzig wie ZZ Top, klassisch wie Van Helen und dennoch newZEROgod. Ein abwechslungsreiches, appetitliches und wohlbekommliches Album fur Jung- und Altrocker! (9/10)" 

- Fahrplan Schwarz - Germany

Learn More

Released as a digital album on 25 November, 2009, New Zero God's debut album was quickly snatched up by the Puzzlemusik label while still in the studio.  They released the CD version on  08 February 2010.


Features the hit track "Kiss The Witch", which launched New Zero God into the UK, European, Canadian, and Americas. 

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VIDEOS

Kiss The Witch

Bang Bang

Strangest Of Fruits