I always admired gothic music and creating such an epic concoction of instruments was going to make it sound big and bombastic.
Interview by Jacqueline Jax
host of A.V.A Live Radio
Band Name: Homerik
Song name: An Angel of Darkness
An Angel of Darkness is about Konrad Duvall Cunningham never recovered from a heart condition and his life ended in tragedy. Visions of war from his deployment in Afghanistan and a home filled with pain, his condition grew worse. A man who was so involved with his community, exhibiting love and support, was hiding within the dark recesses of his troubled mind… an emotional suicide.
As the angel of death beckons him to the light, Konrad fights for his redemption. His overwhelming message is exfoliated with latin lyrics and the monstrous twelve thousand pipe organ of the Riverside Church of New York City. Depression destroyed his self, and it poisons many. It is his fight for life that we remember him for, and not how he died. His crown is made of fire, and his message is undying.
Motoi Sakuraba is a big inspiration in the orchestration of this piece. Also games like Castlevania provide many sources of inspiration. This was our ode to Bach, Handel and many other great classical composers in history.
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.
“Trust men and they will be true to you: treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.