Homerik

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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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released 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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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: Into the Pits of Oblivion
LYRICS:

INTRO:


In the dark shadows

Of the abyss

There is a demon.

A demon who,

After falling from grace,

Conquers those who perish --

Perish into his land

And cry out his name

Under judgement.


But who can free themselves

from this eternal grasp?

These are the words spoken,

BESIEGED,

BESIEGED,

BESIEGED

IN THE PITS OF OBLIVION.


"Belial comes for you

Comes for you, comes for you!

One of several kings in hell!"
Track Name: Unforgotten Kin
LYRICS:

CHORUS:


HE STUMBLED UPON,

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As a part of me!

As a part of us!


INTO HIS ROOTED GRAVE.

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Don't abandon me,

In this great demise!


IT WAS BY CHANCE,

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You are not alone through

This demolished time!


DEATH WAS NOT UP TO HIM.

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Come back now to reality,

Tragedy!


VERSE 1:


Sadness confides in you,

It pains, it burns, it troubles you.


Anger enrages you,

It will cut, incise, deprave you.


He under the earth

Took away the one that belongs to you.


The final resting place

OF WHAT WAS OUR LOST UNFORGOTTEN KIN!


CHORUS 2:


HE'S STUCK IN LIMBO,

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It came as a surprise

we could never foresee!


IN PERIL, COULD NOT THWART THE DARK.

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He's our brother, our brother,

Like you are to me!


JUDGED BY KING MINOS,

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Mending, healing, reclaiming

the scars inside me!


AWARE OR IGNORANT.

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Even though he's not here,

he lives immortally!


VERSE 2:


Rows of fables

You deny

The presence of your peers,


Hiding behind

The reason

You wish not to reveal.


Caving the gorge

Of the ones

Who wish to just console,


Now it is filled

With the grief

Of once was to behold.


Wasting away

Precious time

Before impending doom,


Here they all stand

Waking up

Only to lament you.


Steps that record

The vestige

Of fellow brotherhood,


Absent is he

Could not grasp

WHAT HE COULD REALLY BE!


OUTRO:


BROTHER!


Give him to me!

Give him to me!

Give him to me!


Give him to me!

Give him to me!


"Belial comes for you

Comes for you, comes for you!

One of several kings in hell!"
Track Name: An Angel of Darkness
LYRICS:

INTRO:


"HOLY CITY OF GIANTS,

MONEY, BEASTS, DEVILS,

THE ANTI-CHRIST IS RAISING,

OH, FATHER OF EVIL!"


VERSE 1:


"As I soar through the sky,

I judge those who cross divine planes,

The hourglass slowly expels,

The flame that guides him slowly dies."


CHORUS:


The planes beneath,

Will be engulfed,

In flames of incandescent fire!

Consume!

All the vices,

Of the one redeemed in mire!

Pain!

Unexplored to those,

Who prey upon the mourn,

Burn!

And be stricken,

Now and all forevermore!


BRIDGE:


"Death follows me,

Fear entices thee,

Burning the canvas,

Sears these mortals,

Angel of death takes the first,

Into a grave of thorns,

It is this,

Chosen by he,

For fire is a crown,

To he, the one who is untimely damned!"


("HAIL TO ME!")


VERSE 2:


Covet into desperation,

Hope from you is all in vain,

Strength is fading,

IT CONDEMNS THOSE WHO BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE FREE!


[Bridge]


[Chorus]


VERSE 3:


THY SPIRIT CONSUMES THE PURE OF HEART,

IT IS THE ESSENCE OF THY ART,

Quite deadly my blood boils,

Bringing an end to this turmoil,

It has taken me to a place beyond darkness,

This world,

A void of emptiness,

Is yet filled with the phlegm of the dead,

And It brings all to tears!


[Chorus]


[Intro]


OUTRO:


I AM THE GHOST,

I WALK THROUGH WALLS.
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: The "Ire" of Green
LYRICS:

VERSE 1:


On

This very day

We celebrate the joy and bliss of


Life,

And unify!

We raise our glasses to the sky and light up our vigor!


Don't

Be petrified,

You need to be true to yourself.


Surround

Yourself with tea,

And live in peace and be so merry for your very soul!


IT'S THE IRE OF GREEN!

IT'S THE IRE OF GREEN!

IT'S THE IRE OF GREEN!

HEY! HEY!


VERSE 2:


Bond

Through thick and thin.

This is a joy that is beyond


Belief.

An epic life!

Submerge yourself with ones you trust and bring them to the bar!


Come

And gather 'round,

And see the world as it was meant to


Be!

So harmonize

Within the clouds of your community and be set free!


CHORUS:


So why are you surrounded by negativity?

When we are all gay and free?

Clear yourself,

And be filled with happiness;

Strong like the winds of Ireland!


VERSE 3:


Now

That you can see

There's only love between us, you and


Me!

A jubilee!

Just look around and feel the warmth that tends us from the hearth!


Brethren!

Rejoice with me!

It's clear to us that we're a


Family.

Your legacy

Is upon the glass you drained and all the jay you passed around!


[Chorus]
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: The Balance of Power
LYRICS:

INTRO:


"'If thou art reckless,

Behold my frenzied dance of earth and sky.

If thou art wise,

Kiss my cheek with pride.'

This is what the Old One said."


"Do not wake him,

You are not ready."


VERSE 1:


COWARD!


Come and face me,

Because I need to fucking release!

Show the world what I truly am!

Death to one, the eternal king!


VERSE 2:


Who disturbs my eternal slumber?

Thou wak'st me,

Ye, ignorant of elden pansophy,

'Bandon thy hollow heart,

This temple of peace.


CHORUS:


"With every life, there is death.

With every joy, there is sorrow.

With every being, there is spirit."


VERSE 3:


I've been waiting for your demise,

They say you're beyond my expectations,

I say, rot and die!

As I rise, you shall fall,

Bow down as I transcend,

Bow down to your usurper!


BRIDGE:


"See what has been done,

By folly of your arrogance."


I will take what is rightfully mine,

And destroy who is next there in line,

I will be the supreme!

End these ties, gray as your fucking lies,

All the suffering things I despise,

I'll dethrone you from your crest!


Die?! Immortal, am I;

Begetter and butcher of worlds!

Bend to thy decadence!

Dissipate unto oblivion!


Fury! So effervescent, mine!

Terror is what I deed to thee,

Humble before me imbecile!

These voices will guide thee to see!


[Chorus]


OUTRO:


THIS, THE BALANCE OF POWER!
Track Name: Bread and Circuses
LYRICS:

CHORUS 1:


"IN THE UNIVERSE,

Mother Earth spins,

And crying she asks God,

To please heal her wounds."


VERSE 1:


WE THE INNOCENT,

impudent,

irritant,

insolent.

GRIND THE SCOURS OF LIFE,

yes,

the struggle to stay alive!

Rulers

keep us buried deep

with their ponderous lies and deceit.

BIGOTRY

AT ITS FINEST!

Keep us locked away

and blind to the truth.


CHORUS 2:


"The fruit of ignorance,

Is what we have in front of us,

'Bread and circuses to the people,'

That's how it has always been."


VERSE 2:


Sovereigns seize

our one right to live,

With corruption being

their only vanguard.

Us, the sheep of princes,

the brood of simplicity...

BREAD AND CIRCUSES

FOR THE LIVESTOCK OF HUMAN KIND!


BRIDGE:


"My dreams, like yours,

Have steel chains,

Wrapped to the ambitions.

Of those who don't have dreams."
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.
-----------
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...
-----------
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.
-----------
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!
-----------
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!)