Death Before Musick

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Death Before Musick
Studio album by Amen
Released April 13, 2004
Recorded 2002 – 2003
Genre Alternative metal, hardcore punk
Length 53:29
Label EatUrMusic/Columbia
Producer Casey Chaos, Daron Malakian
Amen chronology
Join, Or Die
(2003)Join, Or Die2003
Death Before Musick
Pisstory, A Catalogue of Accidents/A Lifetime of Mistakes
(2005)Pisstory, A Catalogue of Accidents/A Lifetime of Mistakes2005
Singles from Death Before Musick
  1. "California's Bleeding"
    Released: April 3, 2004 [1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
PunkNews 5/5 stars [3]

Death Before Musick by Amen was released on EatUrMusic/Columbia/Sony on April 13, 2004. The album continues the hardcore and punk genres of previous albums and draws on heavy metal as influence. The album spawned the hit single and promotional video for "California's Bleeding." Drummer Luke Johnson, who would join the band around the time of the album's release and tour, appears with the band in the photo shoot in the album's booklet but did not play on the album.

Track listing

All tracks by Casey Chaos

No. Title Length
1. "Liberation for..." 1:36
2. "Hello (One Chord Lovers)" 3:06
3. "California's Bleeding" 2:38
4. "The Abolishment of Luxury" 2:33
5. "Money Infection" 3:16
6. "Westwood Fallout" 2:45
7. "Oblivion Stereo" 3:00
8. "Please Kill Me" 3:23
9. "EXTERMINATE!" 3:06
10. "We Got the Bait" 2:16
11. "Neutron Liars" 2:38
12. "Sorry, Not Sorry" 3:08
13. "Bring Me the Heads" 2:46
14. "F*** in LA" 2:41
15. "The Summer of Guns" 4:00
Total length: 53:29




  • Matt Chidgey – Mixing
  • Mike Fraser – Mixing
  • Daron Malakian – Executive Producer, A&R
  • George Marino – Mastering
  • Jon Pikus – A&R
  • Freddy Sipowicz – Mixing Assistant
  • Joe Barresi – Mixing


  1. ^'s%20bleeding/
  2. ^ Death Before Musick at AllMusic
  3. ^ "PunkNews review". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2006-04-04. 
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