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The Mad Composer: The Horseman of Conquest


THE THREE OF PENTACLES

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The Mad Composer: The Horseman of Conquest


THE THREE OF PENTACLES

THE MAD COMPOSER

(THE HORSEMAN Of CONQUEST): Ken Candelas

Kenneth Bryan Candelas is The Mad Composer: The Horseman of Conquest. He is the musical director, composer, lyricist, vocalist and the drummer for Homerik. He is also the head recording and mixing engineer on the band's debut album. As a boy, Ken grew up in an artistic home where creativity was encouraged. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to his parents, Abigail Valle and Hector Candelas. During his teenage years, Ken studied fine art at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and received several awards for his artwork and designs including the Milton Glaser Award and First Place in the Directory of N.Y.C. Public High Schools Design Competition. Upon graduation, Ken decided to pursue his deep interest in rhythm and music production, following in his father's footsteps.

Graduating with an Associate in Applied Science degree from Queensborough Community College in Music Production and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music & Audio Technology at The City College of New York, Ken now currently operates in New York City as a full-time freelance audio technician for broadcast television shows like Good Morning Amreica and live production events among his studio work. He is also the drummer for the melodic hard-rock band, Four Trips Ahead and an instructor at SAE Institute of Technology.

Homerik began with Ken and one of the Four Horsemen of Homerik-prior: Cory Boyle (a.k.a. The Night Walker). Together they came up with the name alongside Andrew Petriske and produced their first piece, "The Legion", during Ken's time as a student at The Sonic Arts Center at The City College of New York. Upon the separation of The Four Horsemen, Ken embodied the original historic persona of the horseman Pestilence: Conquest. Ken is determined to inspire the Metal genre, create a community of positive reinforcement with hope, and bring forth a revolution to the music industry to change the world with a message to restore the importance of art in our society.

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The Empyress of Reverie


Homerik is a derivative of the word "Homeric"; to be super epic - in the manner of the great poet, Homer.

The Empyress of Reverie


Homerik is a derivative of the word "Homeric"; to be super epic - in the manner of the great poet, Homer.

The EMPYRESS

(Of REVERIE): ELIZABETH DE DEUS

Elizabeth de Deus is The Empyress of Reverie; a composer and the lead singer of Homerik. Elizabeth is a Brazilian/Puerto Rican/Cuban born in New York City on Valentine’s Day to Isabel Rodriguez and Rodney de Deus. She grew up in Queens, NY and has been singing since the age of six, discovering her talent while at church. Curiously, she would sing into her parents’ voicemail machine and play it back and practice harmonizing.

In her adolescence, Elizabeth studied in Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she had the opportunity to sing opera and gospel at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and many other high-profile venues in the city. During her studies, she discovered her love for Punk Rock and has been playing in a mix of Punk and Metal bands ever since. With that, her commanding stage presence speaks for itself. Today, she is a student of audio engineering at Queensborough Community College learning synthesis and music composition.

Her solo project, The Music Box, is a hybrid of her Progressive Metal background mixed with her intrigue of 1950’s love ballads and Avante-Garde Pop. Elizabeth believes Homerik has the potential to change the world. She wants to bring intellect and a euphoria to Female-Fronted Metal of the likes that has never been seen before.

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Vianca Vega


THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY.

Vianca Vega


THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY.

The ARCHIVIST

(of THE MEADOW): VIANCA VEGA

Vianca Vega is The Archivist of the Meadow; a composer and the bassist of Homerik. Born in New York to Sandra Miranda and Eddie Vega, she was raised in Jackson Heights, Queens and started playing piano at age of four by ear. 

Too stubborn to sit through lessons, Vianca didn’t appreciate music theory and history until her freshman year at the High School for Arts and Business: a small school with a small community. There, she was heavily involved in the school’s music program and performed piano and vocals during the Spring and Winter concerts. High school was the highlight of her discovery to pursue music performance, either as a solo artist or with local Rock groups. She learned some guitar and took part in the school’s band on percussion.

Her interest in music followed her throughout her college years as the lead singer, keyboardist and one of the lyricists of The Plasmids. Hitting a musical slump for a few years, she decided to switch over to learning the bass purely out of curiosity to continue to develop her songwriting skills. She then started performing again as a bassist in The Daizeez and, of course, Homerik.

Women have come a long way in today's society, and so Vianca hopes to inspire other females wanting to be involved in the Rock music scene through performance, business and production. She wants to grow and learn with Homerik through whatever is to come.

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Homrerik-Prior


It is better to risk and sacrifice than live a quiet life of desperation.

Homrerik-Prior


It is better to risk and sacrifice than live a quiet life of desperation.