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THE MAD COMPOSER

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THE EMPYRESS

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THE ARCHIVIST

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"Please, carry us through the dark times."

- Atashi

 
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The Mad Composer listens to the makings of The Circle of Dead Children next to lead recording engineer, Nik Chinboukas. Photo by Constantine Philippas.

The Mad Composer listens to the makings of The Circle of Dead Children next to lead recording engineer, Nik Chinboukas. Photo by Constantine Philippas.

THE HOMERIK STANDARD

THE WILD CARD OF Metal music.

At the helm of Homerik (hōˈmerik) is musical director Kenneth Candelas (The Mad Composer: Horseman of Conquest), followed by composers Elizabeth de Deus (The Empyress of Reverie) and Vianca Vega (The Archivist of the Meadow). Combined, they are the messengers that ushered in a new era to Homerik’s timeline: The Three of Pentacles.

From the remains of Homerik’s The Four Horsemen, The Three of Pentacles gives new life to the Homerik musical landscape. With the addition of The Empyress and The Archivist, the mesmerizing vocal work lends itself to new heights for the band’s musical ambitions.

The Homerik Standard.

The Homerik Standard.

Through fire and brimstone, Homerik proved itself to be bigger than its creators. It brings a message of quality over quantity, and above all else: an art form unlike anything ever seen before. Homerik cannot live without its three essential pillars: music, art and literature.

These three pillars influence each other in a never-ending cycle. Music influences the art, which influences the literature. Or the literature influences the music, which influences the art. Or the art influences the literature which influences the music and so on and so forth.

The work Homerik puts into its masterpieces is a time-consuming arduous process in which nothing is rushed. Every detail is given massive thought. Taking after the world’s most revered masters, Homerik’s goal is to create something everlasting. This can only be done with patience and diligence.

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THE INFERNO

THE RISE AND FALL OF “THE FOUR HORSEMEN”.


Homerik began with Kenneth Candelas and Cory Boyle at a young age in high school (2008). The band was called “Opus”, a project that blended the sounds of orchestral instruments with Metal riffage. Symphonic Metal was always a part of them. When Cory relocated, their creative endeavors stopped until 2014 when Cory and Ken reconnected to write new material. They picked up where they left off and joined forces with Andrew Petriske — Ken’s co-worker.

The precursor to “The Four Horsemen”: Homerik’s first lineup. Photo by Idan Menin.

The precursor to “The Four Horsemen”: Homerik’s first lineup. Photo by Idan Menin.

Soon after, Cory decided to go on hiatus. This left Ken and Andrew alone to their work. Ken utilized his resources at The Sonic Arts Center at The City College of New York to bring in many friends and colleagues into the studios and realize his compositions’ potential. In 2016, Andrew invited Obed Gonzalez into the picture. This was the first official lineup of Homerik.

The development of Homerik from here on out saw massive change. With it, they formed their own brotherhood. When Cory Boyle finally rejoined the band in 2017, the group added to their lineup with the name “The Four Horsemen”. They were to represent each Horseman: Pestilence, Death, War and Famine.

The Four Horsemen inside the New York City Farm Colony. Photo by Constantine Philippas.

The Four Horsemen inside the New York City Farm Colony. Photo by Constantine Philippas.

During the development of Homerik’s second album, The Circle of Dead Children, it was apparent that things were beginning to change. As time went on, The Four Horsemen experienced a shift in its dynamic. This led to their demise.

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PURGATORIO

WE CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN. A NEW LIFE BEGINS.

The internal conflicts of The Four Horsemen prevented the progress of Homerik’s mission. Along with his significant other, Elizabeth de Deus, and their friend, Vianca Vega, they launched the next era of Homerik: The Three of Pentacles.

This is the dawn of a new day. The Inferno (The Circle of Dead Children) has been written. What lies ahead now is the journey up the mountain of Purgatory. After escaping the clutches of Hell, it is time to make our way towards the heavens…

Guided by love and valor, Homerik will create one of the best pieces of art imaginable. Reflective of our trials and tribulations, and pensive like the subconscious.

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