Homerik on the Pillars of an Indie Band Today

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Band: Homerik Official
Metal Music

A band has pillars, and each one helps the other hold up the brand. But below those pillars is a rock solid foundation that can't be erased. It is the basis for everything that comes afterwards. It is the honest truth within. The truth that permeates everything you do. It is your why. If that is flawed, everything will fall.

Life gets in the way far too often than we'd like. Love is the only way to keep our sanity, and we treat it with so much respect. When something is not right, we communicate and try to work through it with dignity. 

The core line-up of Homerik is composed of four primary entities. They are musical director Kenneth Candelas (aka The Mad Composer of Pestilence), composer Cory Boyle (aka The Night Walker of Death), and the lyricists Andrew Petriske (aka The Daemon of Famine) and Obed Gonzalez (aka The Gatherer of War). They serve as the arrangers of this massive undertaking and serve at the head of all the collaborators that truly took part.

'“I have always admired gothic music and creating such an epic concoction of instruments was going to make it sound big and bombastic. The church organ is the best part: the twelve thousand pipe Aeolian Skinner. Encompassing the entire church with antiphonal pipes, this beast roars majestically in the halls of Riverside. We recorded the organ in 5.1 surround, too…”

I live in Bronx, NY and spend most of my time working as an audio technician and building Homerik. It is my current livelihood and pushes me to work on my craft everyday!

We have been focusing on building the narrative for Homerik’s second album: The Circle of Dead Children, a variant story of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. The Circle of Dead Children will take the reader on a journey into Hell, and Dante’s experience through its nine layers. This ancient tale is the beginning of Homerik’s epoch: a story that will span over several albums. We are working closely with David ‘Max’ Millgate on the artwork, bringing to you a series of paintings that will illustrate Dante’s descent.

Something that we did this past year was that we just took part in a mentoring program to further develop Homerik’s marketing techniques. We can’t wait to grow this project into the monster it was born to be.


The best advise and something that I have always admired came from a great book,
“The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks:
1. Time comes from you. You make the time for everything that you do. You can learn to use it towards your dream with a few adjustments: the difference between Newtonian time vs. Einstein time.
2.I commit to living in my zone of genius, now and forever.
3. Live in abundance, love, success, and inspire those around me to do the same.



Episode 559B Homerik Interview on A song of the night part 1 by A.V.A Live Radio Music  https://anchor.fm/ava-live-radio/episodes/Episode-559B-Homerik-Interview-on-A-song-of-the-night-part-1-e1e4ir

 
 

Interview:

Metal band Homerik release epic ‘A Song of the Night: Part 1 on Behind the Music with host Jacqueline Jax AVA Live Radio.

The importance of pre-production and executing every step in a larger production project from making music that matters to manufacturing 4 k music video productions. 

How to commit to your project, document it and stay consistent. The importance of staying focused and knowing your big picture before you begin and while your taking action. 

Song name: A Song of the Night: Part I
Music Genre: Symphonic Progressive Death Metal

This song is about the shocking fact that one in five girls and one in twenty boys are victims of child molestation in the United States alone.

Set in a Victorian-themed home, we listen to the cries of a young girl who fears the darkness in the corners of her room. Her sister sits next to her on her bed and sings to her a lullaby that their mother used to sing to them when they were infants; a soothing tune to wash away the night terrors from their embrace. To soften her worries, the older sibling hands her a teddy bear as soft as a summer breeze. It is unfortunate that this short-lived moment would fly away like the leaves of autumn trees.

All the while, the little sister’s imagination continues to see creatures. It’s significance represents the abusive father of the children; that in their own home they cannot escape the evil of their father’s nightly routine. It infects dreams and damages a child’s mental stability. It is through this dream that we experience the love of her guardian sister and the Heavy Metal overtones of her nightmare.

Much like Alice in Wonderland, A Song of the Night: Part I takes you on a journey down the rabbit hole of a sad and neglected child’s life experience. On the other side, she wakes to another moment in time. One that does not include her beloved sister, rather, a memory. As she looks into the eyes of her plush teddy bear she remembers that she is more powerful than the darkness. That she can light the candle and watch it burn through the night.