The Missions Of Heracles

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The entire album (Except of “Unchain The Hero“) is about
the missions Heracles has to complete to save the souls of his family.
The greek mythology is very inspiring and offers immense lyrical content to
create a concept album like this. I hope we could deliver the emotions and the
characters of the creatures involved in the missions through the music. -Lenny

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released June 28, 2014

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Track Name: The Enemy Hera
Herakles, he gave her pain
he sucked to hard, now she screams for vengeance
But now he had, devine force
So he could restain everything, with no cause

He won’t be one of the lost
His strength is too much for the gods
He won’t be one of the lost
Their efford, is not worth a toss

But she punished him
With Insanity in his fragile mind, how could he be so blind?
So he killed his wife and Slew his kids,
he ruined all, which was worth the fight

He won’t be one of the lost
His strength is too much for the gods
He won’t be one of the lost
Their effort, is not worth a toss

Oh, What have I done?
Is it really me?
I took the lives of my loved one
How can I set these souls free?

12 missions?
To flay myself for every live I took
Hera, why am I damned?
Why can’t you forget my sin?

So I have to face my destiny
Track Name: Nemëan Beast
There it stood, the nemëan Beast
It’s a Lion, it’s energy released
I shoot my arrow, but it failed
A machine, it’s steam exhaled

No weapon can cause any harms
I need to challenge it with my own arms
I got to fight it with my human strength
I have to strangle it to great length

Nemean beast
Vicious deceased
Nemean beast

A monster bred by the moon
All it brings is doom
Back it flees to where it came from
One of the entrances to block

Now he’s waiting till it comes out
Then he took it by the neck
Strangle till it screams loud
Now the demon is a wreck
Track Name: Hydra
The second time to show might
Don’t surrender heavy hero
You’ve got to fight
To venge your sins

You’ve killed Your children
Threw them into burning fire
Now it’s time to avenge
For what you’ve done

Hydra,
You’ve got 9 heads
One immortal, it can’t die
Her Heads are able to multiply
Welcome to your mission Herakles!

The only way to overcome
that beast is to burn every single
head Till to the very last
of Hydras parts

Dig it deep into the earth
And and seal it with holy stones
He cut the rests of hyras body
Track Name: Ceryneian Hind
The third Labour of the hero
Chasing the hind of Kerneia
It had golden antlers like a stag
And strong hovers of brass

Ceryneian hind
You will never find
The Ceryneian hind
Will he now surrender

The creature could outrun an arrow
So you could only see it, because it’s glint
He was chasing the lightning fast doe
Through the lands for a year

He captured the hind while it slept
Rendering it lame with a trap net
So it wasn’t that hard
This time to hunt the deer

Ceryneian hind
You will never find
The Ceryneian hind
he did not surrender
Track Name: Erymanthian Boar
Now it is the fourth time to show might
It is a huge, wild hog with tusks
It came down from his mountain every night
To torture men and to rage out

It wasn’t that hard to find the boar
One could hear it snorting and stomping all around
Finally it’s time to start the war
it’s preparing to deliver its first pound

But Herakles
showed his might
defeated the boar
So Herakles
complete the mission
mission number four

Herakles being louder than his foe
A strong scream and light in his eyes
It ran away into the deep snow
He chased it so long that it tired out

So Herakles
showed his might
defeated the boar
So Herakles
complete the mission
mission number four
Track Name: The Stymphalides
Now the sixth mission needs to be passed
To eradicate birds whose amount is vast.
They’ve got wings of steel and claws of brass
It’s a race which came to last

Alone, with no helping hand
There are souls to defend
release them from the pain
Will he see them again?
Now facing the birds
They attack in herds
Needs to kill the adverse
The stymphalian curse

The Lake Stymphalus by his arm was freed,
From those dire birds on human flesh who feed,
By Pallas’ aid the dreadful race subdued,
No more its banks with whitening bones are strew’d

The mission needs to be won
You’ve got to shoot ‘em down one by one
Startle the birds that they fly high
Shoot with your arrows, let’em die!

After he had rotten out the ones to compete
He finally saw the sixth task complete
Track Name: Horses Of Diomedes
Diomedes, a despot of anger and revenge
Rule gruesome! Rule evil!
Depress that worthless folk
And feed the steeds with these fools

Four horses
Wild, agleam, fast, depraved
Drinking human blood
Four horses
Wild, agleam, fast, depraved
Bound by chains of bronze

So the eighth mission of Heracles
Kill the king! Stop the terror!
Help that defenseless folk
And feed the steeds with that fool

So he killed the king
Be eaten by his own steeds
One took the arm, one took the head
The others the body and the hand

Eating the flesh of their own master
They got tame
Only one final victim
The escorter for the win
Track Name: Unchain The Hero
When I was young,
I was a man on the streets
A man without a name
Always able myself to blame
But then came the day
I couldn’t stand it anymore
My old self faded away
I can no longer stay

Time to break out- to
Unchain the hero
To live in victory
I wanna fight -Till I die

I can’t rest here
Until I am old
So many places to appear
The faith of the world I hold
No use to obey (the evil)
Gonna fight for our right
My old self fades away
I can no longer stay

I’ll save the day
I’ll save the world
Whatever you have
Heard from me