Homerik

by Homerik

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1.
Into the Pits of Oblivion
2.
Unforgotten Kin
3.
An Angel of Darkness
4.
5.
The "Ire" of Green
6.
05:00 video
7.
The Balance of Power
8.
Bread and Circuses
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10.

about

The Room. As you enter the room, the fire crackling from a burgeoning fireplace, you walk beneath an ornate chandelier; solemnly dimming the walls with a faint yellow eerie glow. The chandelier is quietly fostered by a few small candelabras hanging alongside the walls. You pan around and take notice of the many curiously exquisite paintings that dress them. As you walk by, the paintings emit emotions to you. It is as if you were gazing into the eyes of another soul.

A big, red chair sits in front of the fireplace, and a sword lies on the floor sprawled out of a cane's hidden sheath. Smeared with blood, the sword exhibits the emotions of malicious intent and evil. Nearby, on top of a nightstand, a teddy bear lies lit only by the light of an effervescent midnight moon. It sings to you a familiar song about its rightful owner...

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releases October 31, 2017

PRODUCTION FOR HOMERIK:

All music composed by Kenneth Candelas, except for “The Legion" by Cory Boyle and Kenneth Candelas, "Bread and Circuses" by Kenneth Candelas and Eran Polat. All music arranged by Kenneth Candelas.

All lyrics by Andrew Petriske and Kenneth Candelas. Additional lyrics on “The Balance of Power” by Marc Matias, “Bread and Circuses” by Carmen Estevez, and “Unforgotten Kin” by Amanda Cintron.

Executive Producer: Kenneth Candelas

Produced by: Kenneth Candelas and Andrew Petriske

ENGINEERING FOR HOMERIK:

Kenneth Candelas: Recording and Mixing Engineer
Robert Anderson: Recording Engineer for “An Angel of Darkness" pipe organ
Scott Young: Recording Engineer for “Wendigo” drums
Jordan Purvis: Recording Engineer for “The Legion" drums
Andy VanDette: Mastering Engineer

This record was recorded in various recording studios and locations: Big Yellow Duck, Dojo Taiko Masala, Real Brave Audio, The Riverside Church of New York City, The Sonic Arts Center at the City College of New York, Spin Recording Studios, and home recording studios.

ARTWORK FOR HOMERIK:

Dan Capeau: Animated Logo
Jennifer Tully: Logo
Kenneth Candelas: Logo & Director
Anton Rosovsky (warlocklord): Digital Paintings
Lazar Bulic (braInIac)/Zolax Productions: Music Visualization Video Editor
Anas Ismaili: Music Visualization Video Editor

ASSISTANT ENGINEERING FOR HOMERIK:

Marcus DiLauro
Andrew Saliba
Lance Holloway
Ben Donnenberg
Monica Rodriguez
Miles Blue Spruce
Josh Vertolli
Winy Taveras
Emerson Caballero
Taylor Bradshaw

ADDITIONAL THANKS TO:

Family & friends, the Riverside Church of New York City, Peter Benjamin, Ronaldo Carter, Brian Crowe, Curtis Frasca, Yosimar Gomez, Daniel Graugnard, Jake Haimowitz, Dimitri Hatzisavas, Ruby Henao, Ernie Jackson, Jacqueline Jean-François, Allan Kashkin, Paul Kozel, Haley Larson, Kris Maxx, Jay Messina, Christopher Molfetas, Joseph Nagler, Jonathan Perl, Joe Popp, Steve Remote, Javier Roldan, Brian Schorr, Paul Special, Quentin Vidal, and Peter Wilson.

IN MEMORY OF:

Kennth Amadeus Batista, Konrad Duvall Cunningham, and Edward Nathan Nicolas.

Copyright © 2016 Homerik, Published ℗ 2017 Homerik Productions, LLC

INTO THE PITS OF OBLIVION & UNFORGOTTEN KIN:

Kenneth Candelas: Drums, Vocals, Tuvan Throat Singing
Andrew Petriske: Vocals
Anthony Espinal: Electric Guitars
Daniel Cassidy: Electric Bass
Hritwik Ghosh: Tablas
Purnash Durgaprasad: Tanara Vocals
Laiyona Nakahishi: Taikos
Obed Gonzalez: Vocals

AN ANGEL OF DARKNESS:

Kenneth Candelas: Vocals, Drums & Percussion, Harpsichord
Andrew Petriske: Vocals
Cory Boyle: Electric Guitars
Dario Baez: Electric Bass
Jaime Marcelo: Violins
Ariana Solotoff: Violas
Julian Langford: Celli
Despina Amanatidis: Mezzo-Soprano Vocals
Maria Grispin: Soprano Vocals
Charlotte Bennett: Alto Vocals
Travis Davidson: Tenor Vocals
Jason Mitchell: Bass Vocals
Christopher Johnson: Pipe Organ

CURSE OF THE BLACK NILE:

Kenneth Candelas: Vocals, Drums & Percussion
Andrew Petriske: Vocals
Cory Boyle: Electric Guitars
Kolson Pickard: Cornets
Jaime Marcelo: Violins
Julian Langford: Celli
Robert Ehrlich: Electric Bass
Anita Hilaly: Vocals

THE "IRE" OF GREEN:

Kenneth Candelas: Drums, Vocals
Andrew Petriske: Vocals
Anthony Espinal: Electric Guitars
Phillip Ortiz: Acoustic Guitars, Cuatro, Electric Bass
John Ryan: Penny Whistle

WENDIGO:

Kenneth Candelas: Drums, Vocals
Andrew Petriske: Vocals
Jonathan Block: Violins
Julian Langford: Celli
Jean Marie Collatin-Faye: Percussion
Anthony Espinal: Electric Guitars
Lance Holloway: Electric Guitars
Dario Baez: Electric Bass

THE BALANCE OF POWER:

Kenneth Candelas: Drums & Percussion, Background Vocals, Tuvan Throat Singing
Andrew Petriske: Vocals
Anthony Espinal: Electric Guitars, Vocals
Dario Baez: Electric Bass
Zhizhi Dong: Monk Vocals
Jonathan Block: Violins
Julian Langford: Celli
Laiyona Nakahishi: Taikos and Gong
Miku Hatsune (Vocaloid): Japanese Vocals
Yuki Kaai (Vocaloid): JapaneseVocals
Hiyama Kiyoteru (Vocaloid): Japanese Vocals

BREAD AND CIRCUSES:

Andrew Petriske: Vocals
Kenneth Candelas: Background Vocals, Drums & Auxiliary Percussion
Carmen Estevez: Vocals, Cajon and Palmas (Claps)
Lance Holloway: Electric Guitars
Eran Polat: Flamenco Guitars
Dario Baez: Electric Bass
Jonathan Block: Violins
Julian Langford: Celli

A SONG OF THE NIGHT: PART I:

Andrew Petriske: Vocals
Kenneth Candelas: Vocals, Drums
Brian Eisenpresser: Electric Guitars
Nyajah Souder: Bass Guitars
Carla Candelas: Little Sister Vocals
Nilsa Astacio: Big Sister Vocals
Cindy Baez: Bassoon
Michael Sellas: Piano
Joseph Salem: Trumpets
Edward Rodriguez: Trombones
Nick Anton: Celli
Isabel Salane: Soprano Vocals
Charlotte Bennett: Alto Vocals
Jack Fuller: Tenor Vocals
Jason Mitchel: Bass Vocals
Jean Marie Collatin-Faye: Chimes

THE LEGION:

Kenneth Candelas: Background Vocals, Drums & Percussion
Andrew Petriske: Vocals
Cory Boyle: Electric Guitars & Electric Bass
Kolson Pickard: Cornets
Jaime Marcelo: Violins
Julian Langford: Celli
Brittany Diaz: Vocals
Monica Rodriguez: Soprano Vocals

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Homerik New York, New York

Inspired by world and classical genres, and various styles of Metal, Homerik seeks to amaze audiences with large scale productions and interactive performances. With influences from Norse culture, Egypt, Spain, Eastern Asia and many more countries around the world, their music is approachable by all listeners whether they are devout fans of the Metal genre or not. ... more

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Track Name: Curse of the Black Nile
LYRICS:

INTRO:


"Doers of destruction,

The Powers of Unas protect him!"


VERSE 1:


Suffer, for your error!

Fault is on you!

Are you so foolish

To enter here?


CHORUS 1:


"Overcast is the sky, darkened the stars,

quiver the vaults of heaven, trembles the earth,

It's Djasirtap, the cobra, who guards them

It's Hartarwat, the bloody-willow, who binds them for him"


"Overcast is the sky, darkened the stars,

quiver the vaults of heaven, trembles the earth,

It's Shezmu - cuts them up for Unas

and cooks for him their pieces!"


VERSE 2:


(Menuhotep!

Unas, Ho-Rah!

Khafra, Ramses!

Seti, Tutankhamun!)
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The wings of the fallen

Have condemned your soul,

Your name won't exist,

In the land of pharaoh.

We'll starve out your people

Their spirits will burn,

The ground must be fed by

the blood of your sons...


The blood of your sons!

And the tears of your daughters!

The Nile will turn,

Black as the name you once knew as your own!

Your ultimate breath,

Filled with the pain you exert on the dead!

Anubis has fed,

Your soul to the ones who all hail to Osiris!


BRIDGE:


SUFFER!


VERSE 3:


(Menuhotep!

Unas, Ho-Rah!

Khafra, Ramses!

Seti, Tutankhamun!)
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All people who enter this tomb,

Make evil against it and destroy it,

Will be miserable and persecuted,

Shall have no heir,

And be cooked together with the condemned,

For death comes on wings

To he who enters the tomb of a pharaoh.


CHORUS 2:


"It is Khonso, the knife-of-the-lords,

who cuts their throats for Unas!

Tears off for him their innards

he, his messenger of sacrifice!


As a god who lives on his fathers,

Who feeds on his mothers,

Unas - the bull of the sky, bloody & aggressive,

Who lives on the beings of gods!"
Track Name: Wendigo
LYRICS:

INTRO:


HUNGER, HUNGER, HUNGER...


VERSE 1:


"Force should be right; or rather, right and wrong

Between whose endless jar justice resides,

Should lose their names, and so should justice too,

Then everything includes itself in power,

Power into will, will into appetite;

And appetite, a universal wolf,

So doubly seconded with will and power,

Must make perforce a universal prey,

And at last...

EAT UP HIMSELF..."


- William Shakespeare


CHORUS:


Rip out your entrails,

Your rancid abdomen,

The taste of your bone is

The fuel to my rage!

The toes of my victims

Are hung from my cervix,

This war paint I wear is

The blood of atonement!


FEED MY GLUTTONY!


VERSE 2:


Blood is pouring down my face,

The stench of decaying flesh,

Imbues with me once and for all.


Decrepit bodies, a nest for the fungus

Corrode inside, inside my bod

Leaving the carcass aside, left to rot.


Gangrene is upon your leg,

Clot turning black as you erode,

Detestable maggots form at your feet!


Every feeding is what I revere,

Try to run as fast as you can!

Under the sun no one lives in our land!


BRIDGE:


FEED MY SOUL...

FEED MY SOUL...


"CANNIBAL!"


[Chorus]
Track Name: A Song of the Night: Part I
LYRICS:

VERSE 1:


HEY, SISTER, WHERE ARE YOU ABOUT?

The wind from outside whistles so very loud.

Hey, sister, I'm scared of the dark.

Won't you come inside, bring me a shroud?


CHORUS 1:


THERE, THERE, LITTLE BLOOM

I'm here for you.

Your light shines so bright,

Into the night.



Don't be afraid,

We'll fly far away

To the land of dreams,

Seas of fantasy!


VERSE 2:


Hey, sister, what is it you mean?

The dusk brings along with it horrible things.

Hey, sister, don't let them get me!

I DON'T WANT TO SEE WHAT THE GLOOM BRINGS!


Big sister, I can't go to sleep.

The ones in the dim corner call out to me.
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Don't be silly,

There is nothing in here,

None that you fear.


Please, don't go, believe what I see!

They're all looking keen and appalling...
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Rest now, stay bound

To the bed that's your castle,

So safe and sound!


These eyes don't deceive me,

I see them approaching, their arms like trees.
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I know you're scared,

But don't cry 'cause I'm here,

I won't let them near.


Skinny legs, so tall with sharp teeth!

You don't understand who is underneath!
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Just remember,

YOU ARE SERVANT TO YOUR OWN PERCEPTIONS.


[Chorus 1]


CHORUS 2:


Take her, Tie her,

To the dungeon,

Chains that rattle

by the hundreds!


Sultan drunken

with corruption,

Titan of

immense destruction!
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WHY?

WHY?

WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?


VERSE 3:


YOU!

GOD DAMN YOU!

SHE!

SHE WAS THE ONE TO BE!


Sieze her, freeze her,

Beat her, treat her,

Repeat all to

show who’s leader!


Curl the heart

of young affection,

Cloud her with

a love’s distortion!


BRIDGE:


EVIL! EVIL!

EVIL! EVIL!


She was the

Only one who

Satisfied

My fervor


Since that day,

You became

Apple of my

Prying eyes!


Who are the shades that pale in the moonlight?

HATRED AND GRIEF, THE SINS OF HER FATHER!


[Chorus 2]


Why?

Why?

She was the one to be!



Why?

Why?

ARE YOU IN HER 'STEAD?


VERSE 4:


Hey sister, I had a bad dream.

There was no escape they were all after me!

Hey sister, I wish you were here.

My hopes flew away on your tombstone.


Yet, I know you’re still beside me.

Your doll is the warmth that I shield from the cold.

Any way they try to hurt me,

I hold it up high and resist them!


Pain they give they also feel, too,

For I hear them crying from the other room.

How can I convince that they’re good?

Is he once the father that I knew?
Track Name: The Legion
LYRICS:

VERSE 1:


LOOK OVER THERE!

(OVER THERE! OVER THERE!)

Trolling the square,

Fucking tainting the air!


Stabbing the souls

Of the meek and the bold,

(MY RIGHTS! OUR RIGHTS!)

They're not for you to hold!


(IRONED TUSKS!)

(SHIELDS AND SPEARS!)

Riding on their horses

With their hooves called "Just"


SUCH FULL OF SHIT!

THEY ARE NOTHING BUT RUST!


Can you feel the rage

Of the mob (Hoo!), from the burg? (Hah!)

Thirty thousand leagues

From the sea to the earth


Serrating our sides

While they hear our cries, (Roar)

Laughing at our pain

It's a sick smile they gain.


Providence burns,

A Black Death mask,

Conformity dies,

No one learns


(FRAUD! FRAUD!)

They are masking the truth,

Cut the silver-tongue

Void and full of lies!


CHORUS:


Time is a cancer to their bones,

and their rule over the land,

We won't back down, our ambitions bared.


Rise from the ashes and the tar,

There is blood on every hand

Cower not, we will prevail!

(OVERTURN!)


Fight with your might,

For the ones you must defend, your

Fire 'pels the night,

And the stout invaders!


Fists in the sky,

With the swords of the brave

Tears in their eyes, they are here with no fear!


NO FEAR!


VERSE 2:


To resolve a decree

That is vexed from its knees,

Take from the head

All the poisonous lead


(BULLSHIT!)

They cried,

All betrayed and lied

Thrown to the ground

Everyone is around


Trapped like a herd

By the bevy of birds,

Ancestral old sod

Where they capture the cod


(HERE THEY COME!)

Like a ravaging storm,

Crashing down

The corroding doors


The horde destroys with a gallant stampede,

Legions form which no one can heed,

So righteous and true in faith they fought,

Collecting the souls while the bodies rot!


A foul stench grazes sanguine fields

Even so, no one yields,

CLASHES OF IRON, AND METAL, AND STEEL,

BEAT 'EM DOWN SO NO ONE HEALS!


CHORUS (REPRISE):


Rise from the ashes and the tar,

There is blood on every hand

Cower not, we will prevail!

(OVERTURN!)